Santa Croce
Santa Croce is one of the six sestieri of Venice
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, northern Italy
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It occupies the north west part of the main islands, and can be divided into two areas: the eastern area being largely mediaeval, and the western - including the main port
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 and the Tronchetto
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 - mostly lying on land reclaimed in the 10th century.

The district includes the Piazzale Roma
Piazzale Roma
Piazzale Roma is a square in Venice, Italy.The square acts as the main bus station for Venice. There are bus links to Venice Marco Polo Airport and Treviso Airport. The square is close to the main Santa Lucia railway station for Venice, linked by the Ponte della Costituzione, a modern footbridge...

, home to Venice's bus station
Bus station
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 and car parks, and around which is the only area of the city in which car
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s can travel. The tourist attractions lie mostly in the eastern part of the quarter, and include the Church of San Nicolo da Tolentino, the Fondaco dei Turchi
Fondaco dei Turchi
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, the Church of San Giacomo dell'Orio, the Centre for the History of Costume, the Patrician Palace and Ca'Corner della Regina.


The area was once part of the Luprio swamp, but has been steadily reclaimed. It is the area most affected by the opening of the lagoon road in April 1933.
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