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Arsenale di Venezia

Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
41 2441 399
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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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“naval museum” (19 reviews)
“italian navy” (7 reviews)
“ship building” (7 reviews)
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Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
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"naval museum"
in 19 reviews
"italian navy"
in 7 reviews
"ship building"
in 7 reviews
"naval power"
in 7 reviews
"military area"
in 5 reviews
"entrance gate"
in 3 reviews
"much quieter"
in 5 reviews
"venice biennale"
in 4 reviews
"castello district"
in 3 reviews
"winged lion"
in 4 reviews
"interesting building"
in 3 reviews
"venetian republic"
in 3 reviews
"contemporary art"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"walk around"
in 5 reviews
"st mark's square"
in 8 reviews
"st marks"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take time to visit this part of Venice both Arsenal and the Castello district are beautiful , naval history meets art. Wider quieter streets and even parks with good little cafes , slow down and have an Aperol spritz at the cafe beside the greenhouse...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot to get away from crowds and see the "mouth" of the Grand Canal to the Adriatic. We spent our time outside of the Arsenale, so I cannot comment on the rest.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a much slower pace and alot more quieter than the other parts of venice.this is more of a place for just wondering and discovering whats here.we saw an art gallery here,and wandered discovering little gems.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Arsenale has a beautiful façade, appropriate for the imposing naval station. The walk along the Arsenale canal borders the edge of Venice, making a lovely walk.

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely stroll from St. Marks square. The naval museum is nearby. The status here are interesting, and there is a lovely couple of Restaraunt’s next door for lunch. It is much quieter here. No shouting Chinese tourists.

Thank Alexander D
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This amazing fortified naval ship building yard pioneered assembly line ship assembly in the 12th Century AD, centuries before it became a norm in modern manufacturing. Totally amazing site with most of its fortifications intact. A must-see site in any visit to Venice. It has...More

Thank PeterGB53
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Located within sestiere Castello, you must continue walking east, past the Bridge of Sighs, along the waterfront until you come to Rio de l’Arsenale, turn inland and you cannot miss the edifice of the Aresnal. An iron fence surrounds the entry portal (Porta Magna) with...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Arsenale has two parts. Interesting is historic entrance with military area. Second part is huge area where they organize big international exhibitions - architectural biennial now. You need half of a day to see all. Take comfortable shoes with you and a bottle of water...More

Thank Miha P
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Most tourists miss this wonderful area because they go no further than St Marks Square. Walk along the front of the Doges Palace, over a few bridges and this area opens up to you. As I said, free of the hoards of tourists, with wonderful...More

Thank norman1366
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

It was important to us to see the Arsenale area, because of the history of shipbuilding and the history of Marco Polo. It is not that far from the Piazza San Marco. Mainly, we simply wanted to experience the location. The Castello location pictured above,...More

Thank SLWS5775
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Castello
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
...More
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Scamper56
5 February 2017|
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Response from Minerva H | Reviewed this property |
It seems you will be out of luck for visiting the interior of the Arsenale. They are only open during Biennale (as of 13 May, to 26 Nov 2017). Close by is the interesting Naval History Museum (Castello), incl Peggy... More
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horse54101
5 February 2017|
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Response from AlexiaPR | Reviewed this property |
I think so but take a look in advance because its not open every day or any time. In fact i think they open it few times than any regular attraction so triple check before getting there.
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75mARTa
17 February 2016|
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Response from c4pl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we went for the Bienale. My sense is that visiting at any time, even without the art fair, would be worth the time and effort. April will be less crowded. Enjoy your trip!
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