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Santa Croce Venice: history and the most beautiful properties

Discovering the Santa Croce district among curiosities and advantages of some of the most beautiful apartments for sale in the Serenissima

Easy to reach and well connected to the nerve center of the city, the Santa Croce Venezia houses for sale are perfect for experiencing the Serenissima at its best. The historic district offers properties located in an enviable position and at a competitive price, with a variety of housing solutions able to satisfy the most disparate requests.

Why buy a house in Santa Croce Venice? Find out with this small guide and with the advice of your real estate agency Engel & Volkers Venice.


For the Venetians it represents in effect a gateway to the mainland. Known by the ancient name of Luprio, Santa Croce is the only district of Venice within which it is possible to travel by car, albeit in a rather limited area.

Piazzale Roma, in fact, is the only connection between the city and Mestre, through the Ponte della Libertà. To make the apartments in the area even more attractive is the convenience of quickly reaching other areas of interest in the city. Owning one of the splendid houses for sale in Santa Croce Venezia, in fact, means being a few steps from the Cannaregio district, thanks to the Scalzi Bridge and the Costituzione Bridge, but also from the Grand Canal, bordering to the south with the San Polo and Dorsoduro districts, and from the Lagoon.

Another strong point of the Santa Croce area? The strategic position near the train station makes the buildings in the neighborhood particularly easy to reach, even for the many tourists arriving by train.


The current name of the sestiere derives from the church of the same name of Santa Croce, a famous place of worship demolished in the Napoleonic era of which only a few remains remain today. While not a particularly rich neighborhood in tourist attractions or monuments, it represents a particularly lively and characteristic area of ​​the city.

The apartments for sale in Venice Santa Croce are in fact located between narrow and picturesque streets, interspersed with four bridges, with a landscape in perfect architectural balance between ancient and modern.

Noteworthy is Calle di Ca 'Zusto which, with its 68 cm wide, is one of the narrowest calle in Venice, as well as the gardens of Palazzo Gradenigo or Palazzo Soranzo Castello which inspired, respectively, Gabriele D'Annunzio and Henry James for the settings of their works.

Who do we recommend buying a house in the Santa Croce district? For those who want to fully enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Venice, staying just out of the chaos of the busiest calle which is besieged by tourists.

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Ponte della Costituzione in the Santa Croce district.


If you compare the quality of the proposals and the price, the houses for sale in Santa Croce Venice represent the right compromise for those who do not want to give up living in luxury properties at a competitive price.

The average price per square meter is around 4,850 euros / sq m, settling just below the most renowned San Marco, Dorsoduro and San Polo districts.

A few examples? Here are some of the more interesting properties.

The studio flat in the heart of Santa Croce

If large sizes are not an essential imperative, the ideal proposal is an elegant studio apartment located inside a historic building in the heart of the Santa Croce district.

In just 55 square meters, this splendid property will easily win you over for its enviable location and excellent renovation, which has been able to perfectly combine refined elements of classic Venetian architecture with extremely modern elements, for a truly unique mix of its kind. .

Info and costs: https://www.engelvoelkers.com/en-it/property/studio-apartment-in-historic-venetian-palazzo-4206264.1365130_exp/

The 17th century palace

For the more demanding, there is no shortage of charming proposals, located within splendid Venetian-style period residences, such as this wonderful independent building overlooking the Grand Canal, dating back to the 17th century. Thanks to a careful restoration, the property is perfect to act as an imposing private residence, but also to be divided into 4 smaller residential units, with the possibility of as many berths.

What makes this property in Venice Santa Croce special? Its ability to combine the modern comfort of home automation systems and other futuristic equipment with the magic and absolute charm of the play of light from the huge windows overlooking one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Info and costs: https://www.engelvoelkers.com/en-it/property/prestigious-palazzo-on-the-grand-canal-3770484.1227066_exp/ 

If your dream is to buy a house in Venice in the Santa Croce district or in any other district of the city, contact your trusted E&V agency. We will certainly find the property for you according to your needs in terms of price, location and size.

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