Venice Quarter S.Marco
The district of San Marco was one of the smaller additions to the State. The South borders the Grand Canal while the East and Northeast border the districts of Castello and Cannaregio. It is a commercial zone woven with a distinct Asian influence. Along the twists and turns of the streets in the direction between S. Marco and Rialto, you’ll find the merchants on the old street of the “Fabbri” (manufacturers,) the “Fuseri” (metal smelters), and the “Frezzeria” (arrow makers). In the small and larger alleys and thoroughfares that run parallel to the Grand Canal, you’ll find squares and courts of rare beauty, churches of architectural splendor, including San Salvador, S. Samuele, S. Maria Zobenigo, and S. Moisè. In the interior of the district, you’ll find S. Stefano, S. Angelo and S. Maurizio are three large, sunny squares offering warmth and people-watching. And, along the Grand Canal and the path connecting Rialto to San Marco are a series of extraordinary palaces whose architecture remain consistent with the elements of the Byzantine period.