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the widest street of Venice

This is the best location for outside dining. This the widest street of Venice. Enjoy the weather... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ronald B
The Hague, The Netherlands
Lovely Pleasant Area

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi was where we stayed and loved it, we enjoyed walking through the alleys and... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Rene M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Area of interest in Venice for shopping and restaurants in the Castello district
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 March 2013

This is an area of Venice often missed by tourists since it is beyond St. Mark's without a lot of tourist destination sites. So to me, it is a nice place to stroll and see the locals in their everyday life. It's interesting that it...More

7  Thank LWL3333
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 June 2015

The former canal here was drained in 1808 to form a very wide street which now appears to serve as the main 'High Street' of the Castello sestiere (district). Apart from normal shops and stores there are plenty of bars and restaurants and this is...More

1  Thank WMIM
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the best location for outside dining. This the widest street of Venice. Enjoy the weather at sundown.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi was where we stayed and loved it, we enjoyed walking through the alleys and surprised to find some lovely pleasant cafes tucked away in little courts.

Thank Rene M
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I found this one of the most beautiful districts for strolling around in Venice. All the nice little and varied pitoresk houses, bridges and canals...its beautiful. This area is also not so massively crowded like San Marco. A must visit when you go to Venice.

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 27 July 2018

It was fun riding through the canals while one Gondolier was singing. He had a beautiful voice and many people were stopping on the bridges to enjoy the songs!

Thank Jim Noreen B
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Away from the tourist bustle, Via Guiseppe Garibaldi is a wide thoroughfare that runs through the heart of Castello. It had a relaxed feel. It seemed more authentic, with locals outnumbering tourists. The street had a co-op, deli, bakery, cake shop etc with excellent prices....More

2  Thank tiberius_nero
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This street in the Castello district is named by a General Guiseppe Garibaldi. You will find a lot of shops, cafes and small restaurants which are only visited from locals who are living in this area around. So all the prices here are much cheaper...More

1  Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Nice street close to the main centre but far enough to feel the real Venice. Lots of shops, groceries, market and bars. Few restaurants but except a couple of them they are a bit disappointing.

Thank Swissmike76
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Located in the Castello sestieri of Venice it is accessed through St Marks Square along the Riva degli Schiavoni and past the Arsenale di Venezia. The street is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi an Italian General. Although fairly close to the hustle and bustle of St...More

Thank chriswood72
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi is a very wide street, at least by Venetian standards! It is full of shops of all types, full of restaurants and cafes, and full of people going about their daily lives. There are obviously numerous tourists, like us, there as well,...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Not far from the hussel of St Marks square Via Garibaldi is a much welcome relief. Often referred to as the 'real' Venice this wide street offers a variety of restaurants and shops. Despite its close proximity to the main tourist areas you can take...More

Thank Stephanie H
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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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Response from failworthjoe | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah j,there are lots of restaurants and cafe bars on the Via Garibaldi,take your pick and enjoy.