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Our hotel was here. This is a waterfront promenade but at the time of our visit part of it could get waterlogged, so you needed to walk on the temporary ramps that would be erected.
You had the Vaporetto and Gondoliers on the water. There...More
The Riva Degli Schiavoni commences outside the Doges Palace and ends near the Arsenal. Along the way, the promenade is lined with numerous hotels, restaurants, bars, and a number of notable historic buildings.
Look out over the Giudecca Canal for great views of the island...More
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
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.