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Arsenale di Venezia

Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
41 2441 399
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In 1473, the Senate in Venice ordered the building of the Arsenale Nuovissino, in order to have a safe shed to store weapons and boats that would always be available in case of war.
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“naval museum” (18 reviews)
“italian navy” (7 reviews)
“naval power” (7 reviews)
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Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
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"naval museum"
in 18 reviews
"italian navy"
in 7 reviews
"naval power"
in 7 reviews
"ship building"
in 6 reviews
"entrance gate"
in 3 reviews
"venice biennale"
in 4 reviews
"tourist hordes"
in 3 reviews
"castello district"
in 3 reviews
"interesting building"
in 3 reviews
"venetian republic"
in 3 reviews
"contemporary art"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"st mark's square"
in 8 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"st marks"
in 7 reviews
"venetian history"
in 3 reviews
"san marco"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Most tourists miss this wonderful area because they go no further than St Marks Square. Walk along the front of the Doges Palace, over a few bridges and this area opens up to you. As I said, free of the hoards of tourists, with wonderful...More

Thank norman1366
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was important to us to see the Arsenale area, because of the history of shipbuilding and the history of Marco Polo. It is not that far from the Piazza San Marco. Mainly, we simply wanted to experience the location. The Castello location pictured above,...More

Thank SLWS5775
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an enjoyable stroll away from the San Marco area, head toward the Arsenale area where few tourists clog up the streets.

Thank Kathie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely looking building with some stolen Greek lions protecting the entrance, but as it is still used by the Navy you are not allowed in, all you can do is walk around the outside walls.

Thank robEngland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around this point in Venice and found this place...very good to see, the clock is very interesting...a lot quieter than the other tourist places

Thank Toone03
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We missed out on seeing the Arsenale on our last visit to Venice and were determined to see it this time. We are so glad we did - there is more to Venice than the Rialto Bridge and St Mark's Square which everyone visits. The...More

Thank Welshkate
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge space once devoted to building all kinds of ships. This place was the source of the amazing sea power.

Thank Donald J
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Arsenale lies in the biggest district of Venice, named Castello, which stretches from San Marco and Cannaregio in the west until the Islands San Pietro di Castello and Sant´Elena in the east. The farther you get away from San Marco on the Riva deli Schiavoni...More

1  Thank Ralf K
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is well worth your time to visit. It's such a different part of Venice that most tourists won't see and yet there's as much history regarding the development of Venice as a global trade industry as any other part of the city. The walk...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Did not go inside,we preferred to enjoy the reflections in the canals of the beautiful buildings of Venice in the glorious sunshine.But both the canal entrance to the Arsenale with its towers and the main door,with its huge lions on guard,are really impressive.

Thank James G
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Castello
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
...More
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Scamper56
5 February 2017|
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Response from Minerva H | Reviewed this property |
It seems you will be out of luck for visiting the interior of the Arsenale. They are only open during Biennale (as of 13 May, to 26 Nov 2017). Close by is the interesting Naval History Museum (Castello), incl Peggy... More
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horse54101
5 February 2017|
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Response from AlexiaPR | Reviewed this property |
I think so but take a look in advance because its not open every day or any time. In fact i think they open it few times than any regular attraction so triple check before getting there.
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75mARTa
17 February 2016|
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Response from c4pl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we went for the Bienale. My sense is that visiting at any time, even without the art fair, would be worth the time and effort. April will be less crowded. Enjoy your trip!
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