Casa di Marco Polo
Casa di Marco Polo
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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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The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.

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steven w
Carmel, CA274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
A good 20 minute walk from Per Marco. Good place for have great picturesque phots. It can be crowded at time with all the visitor. Definitely visiting during the early morning or late afternoon
Written 14 June 2023
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IvanPicasso
Buenos Aires, Argentina49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
Who cares if the house is amazing or simple! Walking through the streets of Venice with my 6 year old sone, searching for Marco Polo's home, recounting the stories of India and China, having my little boy ask questions like "Did Marco Polo play football here?" or "Did Marco Polo eat pizza?", times like that are what travel is about. The house, nothing special. The process, priceless.
Written 4 March 2014
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,768 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
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 local ventians who called Maro Polo Mr Millionioni, as he came back from his travels ladened with beautiful things, silks,precious stones, spices etc after 20 years of travels in the Far East, and one of the first westerners to visit China.

To the right of the house, do not miss the beautifully carved Greek marble arch, as well as its restored companion piece in Corte Seconda del Milion, Although some evidence suggests that the arch may have been carved as early as the eleventh century, this has not been confirmed. Marco Polo was a Venetian traveller/writer and one of the first westerners to visit China.

Born around 1254 into a wealthy Venetian merchant family, his family were jewel merchants, and when married lived in Corte de Milion. In 1271 Marco, his father and uncle set off for the far east, and in 1275 reached Khan's summer court. For 17 years the Polos lived in the emperor's lands,they then returned to Venice, arriving in 1295. With his many tales of his experiences in Asia, he soon became a wealthy merchant, and local Venetians nicknamed him Il Milionere.

He remained for in the city for the rest of his life and in 1323 he was confined to bed due to an illness, despite physicians efforts, he died on 8 January 1324, he is buried in the church of San Lorenzo. the city was reaching the peak of its commercial expansion towards the East.
Written 6 March 2017
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Worlds_of_Wonder
San Francisco, CA315 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
What a waste of a potentially great tourist site! Hey City of Venice where's the history museum? If you are in the area, then it might be worth trying to see it. If you are there everything can be digested in 15 minutes or less.
Written 10 July 2023
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Sunset007
BC170 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
This place is so hard to find if you don't get proper instructions. Our disappointing gondolier (black and white stripes) did not give us any info on our ride, so we had to find it on foot. If you are coming from San Marco, you have to make your way to the Rialto bridge, but do not cross. Instead, continue on the street right before the canal and go over the mini bridge perpendicular to the Rialto. You will see the Church of Crisostomo in front of you, turn right on the street before you get to the church. Keep walking and ahead, you will see a Sotoportego del Milione. Continue to walk through the courtyard and through the portego towards a canal. When you see a bridge, do not cross it, but look to your left. There is a building with a sign above that states that Marco Polo's house used to be at that location. For history buffs and Marco Polo fans, the search is an adventure; otherwise, you can skip it.
Written 29 July 2015
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Juan R
Mechanicsville, VA3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This house is of significance only for someone interested in things related to Marco Polo. It is not even sure he and his family lived there (he died in 1324, so the house would have to be nearly 700 years old) and it can not be visited. It is just an old house, with a commemorative plaque nearby.
Written 10 June 2015
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travelwise333
New York City, NY377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
When in Venice great to see Marco Polo's dwelling. It is not a palace or anything but if you have read the man's achievements interesting to see in any case. We saw it from the water when taking a gondola ride.
Written 8 June 2014
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CDM49
Amarillo, TX6,385 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We wanted to see this historical casa so spent quite some time walking to it. Definitely off the Tourist paths and on a small back street. Saw it and it’s not much to see just a plain building with a sign stating it was Marco Polo Casa. But we feel it was a part of history and glad we took the time.
Written 11 July 2018
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rtwmagazine
367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
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 people know about this hidden gem and it offer a great insight into the history of Marco Polo and his 24 year absence to China. He allegedly lived here when he returned from his adventure with his family.
Written 30 December 2016
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L Christine
Trent Hills, Canada8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
The house of legend needs better looking after. The place is in shambles. We hope it will look better next time we are here.
Written 22 May 2021
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