Castello District Tour, Venice

Castello District Tour, Venice
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Giovanni Dall'Orto
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The eastern Castello area hosts the city's most extensive green area. Castello is the largest district of Venice. It has been inhabited since the 5th century and has a number of attractions for tourists, like the Basilica of San Pietro di Castello, the Arsenale di Venezia and the Biennale exhibits. It was and is home to Venice's most important industries.

Castello District Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: Castello District Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Venice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: naomi
Chiesa di San Pietro

1) Chiesa di San Pietro

Chiesa di San Pietro is located on the island of San Pietro. Built in the ninth century, it was for centuries the seat of the bishopric of Venice. In 1451, when Venice got its own patriarch, it became the cathedral church. The church holds the Chair of St. Peter, upon which, according to legend, the apostle sat. It is curious that the chair is supported by a panel that consists of a trail of Muslim motifs and verses from the...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Inselmann
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ponte di Quintavalle

2) Ponte di Quintavalle

Ponte di Quintavalle is a long wooden bridge over the Canale di San Pietro. Quintavalle is the surname of an ancient family belonging to the Venetian aristocracy. The Quintavalle built their homes in Venice, on the island of San Pietro di...   view more
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Nick Bramhall
Chiesa di Sant'Isepo

3) Chiesa di Sant'Isepo

Chiesa di Sant'Isepo was built in 1512 by the Venetian Senate in response to a popular demand for a church dedicated to Joseph, father of Jesus. Inside the church are paintings by Paolo Veronese and Jacopo Tintoretto. From the start it was a church complex that included a convent for Augustinian nuns. Nowadays the convent houses the Venice Nautical Institute and the church is still...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Giardini Pubblici

4) Giardini Pubblici

The Giardini Pubblici is situated along the edge of Castello. The gardens were laid under an order of Napoleon I. Some sacred buildings were removed to create these gardens. The garden is full of Rococo and 19th century statues and pathways among the palms, acacias and plane trees. It is a good place to watch the...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Giovanni Dall'Orto
Venice Biennale. Gardens - Arsenal

5) Venice Biennale. Gardens - Arsenal

Venice Biennale was founded by the Venetian City Council in 1895 as an exhibition of Italian art to be held once every two years. The Biennale has been, for over a century, one of the most prestigious cultural events in the world. The whole exhibition complex is based on 30 permanent national pavilions. The most important parts are the Venice Film Festival, the International Architecture Exhibition and the International Art Exhibition.

Giardini della biennale, the garden, has been a part of...   view more
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Viale Garibaldi

6) Viale Garibaldi

Viale Garibaldi is a peaceful esplanade with tall trees aligned on both sides. At the entrance to Via Garibaldi is located the Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument. The monument dedicated to the Italian national hero was erected at the beginning of the 20th century. The pond beneath is full of turtles and...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Giovanni Dall'Orto
Mercatino delle Robe da Mar

7) Mercatino delle Robe da Mar

Situated along Via Garibaldi in Venice's Castello District, Mercatino delle Robe da Mar is a flea market dealing in antiques, as well as used and collectors' items. The market is typically held on a Sunday five times a year: in February/March, April, May, September, and October. It is one of the most distinctive and beloved markets in Venice, yet it has managed to remain under the radar of many tourists.

Operation Hours: 5 times a year: in February-March, April, May, September and...   view more
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Angio

8) Angio

This is a miraculous place. Angio is primarily considered to be a pub, but there is a bar zone, a restaurant zone, and a pub zone, and, of course, they sell wine by the bottle also, not just by the glass. Angio offers you the possibility to see, smell, and taste your wine. The friendly staff will tell you all they know about the technology, the year and the wine you...   view more
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Arsenale

9) Arsenale

The Arsenale is said to have been founded in 1104 on two islands in the eastern Castello district of Venice. During the period of the Serenissima it was one of the largest and most productive shipyards in Europe. The main gate of the Arsenale is the first Renaissance structure constructed in Venice. The two lions on either side of the steps were sent to Venice from Athens by Francesco Morosini as a war...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Haros
Sight description based on wikipedia

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