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Lovely Pleasant Area

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi was where we stayed and loved it, we enjoyed walking through the alleys and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rene M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Main street in Castello district

I found this one of the most beautiful districts for strolling around in Venice. All the nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glenn M
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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Area of interest in Venice for shopping and restaurants in the Castello district
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi was where we stayed and loved it, we enjoyed walking through the alleys and surprised to find some lovely pleasant cafes tucked away in little courts.

Thank Rene M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this one of the most beautiful districts for strolling around in Venice. All the nice little and varied pitoresk houses, bridges and canals...its beautiful. This area is also not so massively crowded like San Marco. A must visit when you go to Venice.

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed July 27, 2018

It was fun riding through the canals while one Gondolier was singing. He had a beautiful voice and many people were stopping on the bridges to enjoy the songs!

Thank Jim Noreen B
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Away from the tourist bustle, Via Guiseppe Garibaldi is a wide thoroughfare that runs through the heart of Castello. It had a relaxed feel. It seemed more authentic, with locals outnumbering tourists. The street had a co-op, deli, bakery, cake shop etc with excellent prices....More

2  Thank tiberius_nero
Reviewed April 12, 2018

This street in the Castello district is named by a General Guiseppe Garibaldi. You will find a lot of shops, cafes and small restaurants which are only visited from locals who are living in this area around. So all the prices here are much cheaper...More

1  Thank Ralf K
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Nice street close to the main centre but far enough to feel the real Venice. Lots of shops, groceries, market and bars. Few restaurants but except a couple of them they are a bit disappointing.

Thank Swissmike76
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Located in the Castello sestieri of Venice it is accessed through St Marks Square along the Riva degli Schiavoni and past the Arsenale di Venezia. The street is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi an Italian General. Although fairly close to the hustle and bustle of St...More

Thank chriswood72
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi is a very wide street, at least by Venetian standards! It is full of shops of all types, full of restaurants and cafes, and full of people going about their daily lives. There are obviously numerous tourists, like us, there as well,...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Not far from the hussel of St Marks square Via Garibaldi is a much welcome relief. Often referred to as the 'real' Venice this wide street offers a variety of restaurants and shops. Despite its close proximity to the main tourist areas you can take...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed May 12, 2017

If you along Riva degli Schiavoni (which turns into Riva something) after crossing a few small canal bridges you will see an unusually wide street. This is Via Garibaldi which is a part of a canal filled in back in the 19th century (if you...More

Thank Ron S
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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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Sarah J
April 15, 2017|
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Response from failworthjoe | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah j,there are lots of restaurants and cafe bars on the Via Garibaldi,take your pick and enjoy.