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Arsenale di Venezia

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Address: Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
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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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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... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here after a tour of the Doges Palace, leaving a crowded St Mark's Square, to find a really tranquil and beautiful area. It's about a 15 minute walk so the crowds don't come! They don't know what they're missing. Just the lions alone are worth the walk :) The Arsenale was one of the world's first production lines,... More 

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Buckeburg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely building but can only be seen from the outside. However it is worth walking from the Doge Palace along the waterside to the Arsenal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought there was not much there but it was a real maritime gem , a lovely stroll down from st Marks for 10 mins . Don't hesitate to go .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great walking tour from sant' Elena to st Marco s square quite in the first part ewalking close the sea watching gondole and vaporetto busy to riva degli schiavoni having a look to the to at Majestic hotel in venezia. You can t mouse it

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit. There are some nice statues there and a great clock there. Its near the navel museum and makes for a cool stop/visit.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see a naval museum, but when we got there along the metal grid walkway, we saw an open door with a sign that said "art show free entrance" went in tis old enormous brick ship building facility to find artist everywhere hanging paintings, photos, and assembling works. We slowly walked around and I took pictures old rusty... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History of boat building in this area. Easy to find. The museum was closed for renovation when we were in venice.

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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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