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Museo Storico Navale

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“naval history”(55 reviews)
“italian navy”(8 reviews)
“on display”(16 reviews)
Not for land-lubbers: this museum has filled its four floors with interesting maritime objects, including the banners that were flown by the Venetian fleet at Lepanto.
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Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 244 1399
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

While there is a wide variety of naval memorabilia and I found most of it interesting, I also found it a bit disappointing. Given Venice's incredible maritime history, I think I just expected more. The layout of the main museum is a bit odd and...More

Thank Mame90
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

It seems a good way to know more about the history of Venice, the city of water, by visiting this naval history museum. The main building has a total of 3 floors of exhibitions, covering the history of Venice from the Republic time to the...More

Thank ladyteex
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This museum provides a complete overview of past couple hundred years of this old and nice city connested with sea and boats.. We enjoyed every moment of our stay there. Cool place

Thank kostendusan
Reviewed June 1, 2018

The main building was closed but the exhibition hall that houses the boats was open. The There is a couple of interesting boats on display; a torpedo boat and an old diving boat. The torpedo boat was built in 1945; the dive boat was built...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t bother visiting. One or two interesting ships but a lack of information and nothing describing the Venetian history.

1  Thank smith1877
Reviewed May 28, 2018

The main museum building is still closed, but the annex with the boats themselves is worth a visit in my estimation. There is a WWII torpedo boat along with part of the recovered vessel that Marconi used to discover Electromagnetic Waves...

1  Thank UpInTheAirProfessor
Reviewed May 22, 2018

This is a great place and worth a visit. In April 2018 it was fully open. The buildings are part of the impressive Arsinalle complex. There are a number of exhibits including a must see Italian MTB complete and as it served from WW2 -...More

2  Thank dja807
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Incredible museum of ships from all eras, in a wonderful large hall you can wander thru. Wonderful to get up close to these ships.

Thank Maryanne37
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Venetians have an impressive Naval history and whilst this subject doesn’t “float my boat” necessarily, I thought I should check it out. The main museum is currently closed but there is an annex open for visitors. It has a few boats from varying periods,...More

1  Thank howiet1971
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Poorly laid out museum with a small number of interesting boats. The most interesting is part of the steam yacht Elettra, Marconi's floating laboratory (why the Italians distributed various chunks to different museums is baffling). Unfortunately apart from the cards in each room there was...More

1  Thank baggiemick
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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
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Response from RebelVirginia | Reviewed this property |
A recent reviewer said the museum itself is currently closed for renovation (don't have the exact dates of closure), but that the ship pavilion remains open. I suggest you call them directly when you arrive in Venice (+39... More