Castello District Walking Tour, Venice

Castello District Walking Tour, Venice

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.
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Castello District Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Castello District Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Venice (See other walking tours in Venice)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: naomi
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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
Sight description based on wikipedia
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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
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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
Sight description based on wikipedia
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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
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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
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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 (must see)

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
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Venice, Italy

Ghetto Tour

Ghetto Tour

The term "ghetto" is derived from a local Venetian dialect and relates to foundries and the metal casting industry. The Ghetto of Venice was indeed built around a smelter. Here, in 1516, at the behest of the Republic of Venice, Jews were literally locked inside the gates in the evening. Nowadays this is a center of Jewish life in Venice. The area comprises several synagogues, divided by ethnicity, a museum, a kosher restaurant and homes for about one thousand Jews.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Northern Venice Attractions Walking Tour

Northern Venice Attractions Walking Tour

The Northern Area of Venice is full of places of great historical and cultural importance. This tour offers you a view of some of the loveliest churches of Venice such as the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo and Chiesa dei Santissimi Apostoli.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Religious Edifices Walking Tour

Religious Edifices Walking Tour

As a tourist, you definitely are aware that a country like Italy, especially a city like Venice, has a lot of sacred sites. It would be a pity not to take a look at some of the wonderful buildings built by humans in the name of the Lord. Glorious artists, architects and their disciples have given their lives and talent for our pleasure for centuries.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Dorsoduro Walking Tour

Dorsoduro Walking Tour

Dorsoduro is one of the six districts of Venice, whose name translates as “hard bridge” from Italian, due to the area's relatively high terrain. The city's highest spots, along with Giudecca Island and Isola Sacca Fisola, are found here. Dorsoduro is home to some of Venice's most picturesque canals, historic locations and cultural venues, including Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Campo San Barnaba and Campo Santa Margherita. If modern art and historic architecture combined sounds like your kind of fun, Dorsoduro is the right place to go.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Piazza San Marco Walking Tour

Piazza San Marco Walking Tour

Piazza San Marco is the main square in Venice. This is a place that enriched the cultural, social and economic life of Venice in the course of its history. The square is the host of the famous Venice landmarks as the Doge's Palace, Basilica San Marco and the Procuratie. Piazza San Marco is always full of people and pigeons.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
San Marco Souvenir Shops

San Marco Souvenir Shops

It would be a pity to leave Venice without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs that are unique to Venice. Pop into the specialty shops of San Marco suggested in this tour to find the most beautiful and original items.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km

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