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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.