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Casa di Marco Polo

Calle Scaleta, Venice, Italy
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You can visit where the world explorer Marco Polo started out - from his home located close to the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
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Calle Scaleta, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Supposedly the home of Marco Polo. Really very little to see here other than a plaque on the wall of a house. Easy enough to walk to down some side streets so stop if you are passing that direction, I wouldn't make a special trip...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Walking east from the Rialto Bridge area, you will need a map to find your way through the narrow streets, in a hidden narrow alley, you then walk-into “Corte del Milion” a very small square where Marco Polo lived. It got its name from the...More

5  Thank Raffiella11
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were taken to the houses of Venetian and great explorer Marco Polo and his family (not far from the Rialto Bridge) as part of our free walking tour and it is fascinating to see the original features of the building still intact. Not many...More

3  Thank RTWMagazine
Reviewed 29 October 2016

During our walking tour of Venice, our guide Simone said there are many houses that claim to be the one of Marco Polo. The original house burned in 1597 and a theater was built in its place. You will find plagues throughout the city stating...More

3  Thank ITRT
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Shown to us by our gondolier, this house has a plaque on its wall indicating it to be a home of Marco Polo and is easier seen from the canal than by foot. If I understood correctly it is or has been renovated but is...More

1  Thank Tony G
Reviewed 23 September 2016

You half expect the house of such an important traveller to be prominent and famous but instead it is marked only by a small plaque and is located in a discreet square close to the Teatro Maliban. No museum and no chance to visit inside...More

1  Thank invicta10
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I wanted to visit the famous house of Marco Polo in Venice ( very few show any interest) . It's almost fifteen minute's walk from Piazza San Marco. The house is beside a narrow canal and you can visit by a water taxi or gondola....More

2  Thank ManimekhalaM
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We viewed Marco polo's home from the gondola ride we took while in Venice it's not the best looking building in Venice but nice to see where he lived

2  Thank Martino B
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The Marco Polo's Home is not a museum, but only a building located on the place where it supposed to live the great Marco Polo. Today, only a small sign above the entrance reminds every tourist about the importance of this place, but nothing else...More

3  Thank menq
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Thanks for Netflix, i had some historical information about Marco Polo and his exploits in the Far East. It is a normal or typical house but with huge historical significance...our gondolier pointed this out during our canal ride.

1  Thank MeadowsValleyForge
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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