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Arsenale di Venezia

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Address: Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
41 2441 399

In 1473, the Senate in Venice ordered the building of the Arsenale...

In 1473, the Senate in Venice ordered the building of the Arsenale Nuovissino, in order to have a safe shed to store weapons and boats that would always be available in case of war.

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Dramatic building reflecting the power of Venice!

So secret that even Dante couldn't visit at the height of it's power! No building could be more than 2 storeys lest they looked over walls ! Even the priest could not hold key to... read more

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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So secret that even Dante couldn't visit at the height of it's power! No building could be more than 2 storeys lest they looked over walls ! Even the priest could not hold key to Bell Tower!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice for a night walking. Very interesting for people who loves see. Close to Vaporetto and s Marco

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

worth forgetting looking at a map and just follow your nose and you can find great places like this give a great piece of the navel history

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure if there's tourists can access it, it seems to be a military installation, but the facade looks very impressive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Venice a few times and never came to this area. Very glad we ventured here this time if, for nothing else, it was a break from the crowds. Tons of cafes and restaurants in this richly historical part of the city.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited the Lido & got off the vaporetto at Giardini & walked west. Followed a sign beside a canal to Arsenale. Very attractive. Walked back along waterfront to San Marco.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 15 minutes walk from the doges palace you come across this Arsenale which is a respite from the crowds lovely and peaceful benches to sit on and three good ristorantes to have a meal by the side of the canal.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Arsenale is a lovely little area. We went down to look at the disappointing nanval museum but liked the feel of the Arsenale vechio, at least what we could see through the towers.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I stumbled on this area after taking a long walk east along the waterfront from San Marco then a left past the Naval Museum. No access that I could see, but interesting enough to enjoy the walk-by

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Staying in a hotel on the shore (Gabrielli) and without any knowledge about the neighborhoud on this side (the opposite direction leads straiht away to the famous San Marco Square) we got out for a walk.What a nice surprise , on the shore several gardens housing statues and we reached the Biennale, walking to the inland an old city, the... More 

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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 strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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