Santa Croce is one of Venice’s districts, the closest to mainland and an obligatory gateway if you want to visit the lagoon. Santa Croce also includes Piazzale Roma, the only area of the city where you can park a vehicle. You can book your parking space near Santa Croce on Parclick, right in Piazzale Roma! All it takes is on click, to book it and start enjoying the city! If, on the other hand you prefer something cheaper, Parclick suggests parking in Venezia Mestre, from where you can reach the centre in a few minutes by train or bus!
Santa Croce gets its name from the famous Church of Santa Croce, that was demolished at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The district is to the north of the Grand Canal and to its south it is connected to the Cannaregio district by Ponte degli Scalzi and Ponte della Costituzione (English: Constitution Bridge). This district is where the four-kilometre Bridge of Liberty, connects the lagoon city to the mainland, and where the harbour is located. Amongst its most interesting buildings there are the Church of San Nicola da Tolentino, nowadays housing the Faculty of Architecture, and the Church of San Giacomo dall'Orio, one of the city’s oldest churches. Where there was once the church of Santa Croce, today we find the Papadopoli Gardens, open to the general public and only a stone’s throw from Piazzale Roma. There are some museums in Santa Croce: Ca' Pesaro housing the Museum of Oriental Art, and the International Gallery of Modern Art that houses paintings by Klimt, Kandinskij, and Matisse, and overlooking the Grand Canal there is Fondaco dei Turchi that houses the Civic Museum of Natural History. Despite the fact that it is impossible to move around by car in this district, because as it is in all of Venice canals substitute the function of roads, it is quite easy to park near Santa Croce, given its proximity to the mainland and especially to Piazzale Roma. For this reason Parclick gives you the possibility to book your spot in advance near Santa Croce, all you need to do is to check the map and you’ll have chosen the spot you want with just one click!
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