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We found this apartment to be unpretentious (so not for the "have to be pampered" crowd), a real experience in what it must be like to live in Venice. It is about a 20 min. walk from Piazza San Marco, and close to the Giardini...More
We found the Vaniglia apartments by chance, but what a find. The Green apartment is located in the Castello area of Venice and is nicely fitted out in "Venetian Style". Best of all is the outdoor terrace right on a quiet canal, just perfect for...More
Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Also Known As
Hotel Vaniglia Ai Giardini
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.