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

Create Your Own Walk in Venice

Create Your Own Walk in Venice

Creating your own self-guided walk in Venice is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
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
Wine Tour

Wine Tour

Italy - the land of the three seas, the land of mountains, of Casanova and cheese, the land of pizza and lasagna. And one of the most famous products - Italian wine. This guide lays down an itinerary that would lead you to the best wine shops in Venice. Take the tour in order to discover quality Italian wine.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 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
Titian's Tour

Titian's Tour

Tiziano Vecelli, also known as Titian, was one of the greatest painters of all time. He represents the Venetian school of the Italian Renaissance. His works are well-known for their realistic interpretation of biblical episodes. Titian had a style of his own that cannot be compared with that of the other artists of his period. This tour will guide you through the most important places in Titian's life and work.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Best Sights of San Marco Walking Tour

Best Sights of San Marco Walking Tour

San Marco is one of the six sestieri (neighborhoods) of Venice, set in the very heart of the city. It is known primarily as the home of the eponymous Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) and other notable locations, such as Saint Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Harry's Bar, the Palazzo Dandolo, San Moisè, the La Fenice theatre, the Palazzo Grassi and several churches. Once the seat of the Venetian government, the district is densely packed with many hotels, banks and expensive shops prompted, as of lately, by the influx of tourists. In large part, San Marco makes Venice what it is and, as such, demands exploration!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
San Polo Walking Tour

San Polo Walking Tour

San Polo is the smallest and one of the oldest districts in Venice, established circa 9th century AD. It has hosted the city's main market since 1097, and been linked to the eastern bank of the Grande Canal, via the Rialto Bridge, since the 13th century. Apart from the bridge, other attractions in the area include the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto, the Campo San Polo, the House of Goldoni, the Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, the Church of San Rocco and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. If you're in love with Venice, you'll find plenty to see in this part of the city!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km

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