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All reviews bridge of sighs stalls selling vittorio emmanuele ii doge's palace vaporetto stops famous works famous hotel public gardens walk along ticket offices street vendors nice walk main waterfront st marks basin san zaccaria late at night hive of activity
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was here. This is a waterfront promenade but at the time of our visit part of it could get waterlogged, so you needed to walk on the temporary ramps that would be erected. You had the Vaporetto and Gondoliers on the water. There...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked along this way and across a few bridges to get to our water bus back to the cruise terminal. Lots of shops, cafes, and tourist hawkers.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Riva Degli Schiavoni commences outside the Doges Palace and ends near the Arsenal. Along the way, the promenade is lined with numerous hotels, restaurants, bars, and a number of notable historic buildings. Look out over the Giudecca Canal for great views of the island...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Whether during daytime, with the inevitable crowds, or during nightime, the Riva degli Schiavoni offers you, along with some attractions, like the Ponte dei Sospiri, the best waterfront walk in Venice . Enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Extending in either direction from St Marks Square is this fantastic waterside walkway. We were there early and got lovely morning views as the boats were firing up. We got views towards Santa Maria Della Salute and Isola Giorgio Maggiore. A little further on, after...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 3 July 2018

To get to this wide walkway go past the Piazza San Marco, then past the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs and you can then keep walking to the old Arsenale. There are not that many sidewalks or walkways that are that wide or...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank unclelouie
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This is the tourist route, from the Doges palace to the Arsenale, along the waterfront, past the bridge of sighs. It’s a nice stroll, take your time. Walk up to the Arsenale and stop at the navigation museum (don’t go into the officers club, like...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This promenade stretches for approx. a kilometre along the waterfront, its busy, just as busy as St. Mark's Square in the afternoon. There are hotels, shops, restaurants, cafes, statues, market stalls, beggars, scammers and bridges to be crossed. And if that is not enough, you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Once you pass the Doge’s Palace and cross Ponte della Paglia, whose eastern footing is on Riva degli Schiavoni, the crowds thin out drastically the further east you walk. It is home to the famous Hotel Danieli and many others along with bars, restaurant and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is what we would consider to be a main street in the USA. Here you will find upscale hotels, restaurants, tourist stalls, tourists, and lots of old world charm. It is the waterfront at St. Mark’s Basin. Here is where everyone takes their “passeggiata”...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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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