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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.

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

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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

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

Thank Alexander D
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

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

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

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This extra-wide promenade stretches 650M from the Piazza San Marco to just before the Arsenale vaporetto stop, although the walkway continues for another 1600M to San Elena at the southernmost tip of the city. If you want cheap, tourist tat and hawkers flogging handbags, then...More

Thank tiberius_nero
Reviewed 22 March 2018

After the main sights of the city, you just fancy somewhere quite for a while, head for the waterfront of St Marks Basin promenade which commences at the Doge’s Palace, and goes way into the distance to near Arsanale. Pause for a while watch the...More

Thank Raffiella11
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This was a fun walkway as it was the Carnavale. Many stunning dresses and outfits to see. Lots going on and good to people watch.

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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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