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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 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.
Lorenzo the owner was wonderful, very friendly, helpful, with a real passion and knowledge for his B&B and Venice, our room was of period decor, spotlessly clean with a modern bathroom, with the luxury of a lift, breakfast was plentiful with great coffee, Lorenzo's scrambled...More
I made the mistake of staying in another hotel for the beginning of my trip that was located on the main canal near the Rialto bridge. Fortunately I found B&B San Firmino for my last night in Venice and I wish I had found it...More
Not only is the B&B beautiful (16th century Venice building and decor) but Lorenzo is magical. He even offered to reserve us a spot on a restaurant he recommended (Da Alvise - great choice). Breakfast is perfect (eggs, pastry, coffee, yogurt) and the room is...More
Hello!!! My family of 4 stayed here for 2 nights. The moment we met with Lorenzo, we were emmersed in his enthusiasm and passion for the history, the charm and the hospitality provided at this beautiful B&B! We stayed in a two bedroom canal view...More
This was a fantastic location, it was close to all of the main attractions and was quiet at night. The views from the rooms of the piazza where simply awesome and the view from the breakfast area even better. We are a family of 4...More