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When you want to get away from the May crowds, it worth having a route in mind. We opted for a walk from San Zaccaaria stop to Parco della Rimembranze, with a return via San Pieteo cathedral.
Unbeknownst to us, it was open to visitors...More
The situation of this church is absolutely lovely. And unlike several other churches we saw it is not too difficult to capture the entire front of the building in one shot. We did have a chance to go inside, as I believe we arrived during...More
We used our vaporetta pass to circumnavigate Venice on a day trip, stopping off at various points along the way, enabling us to get to some of the more distant places. San Pietro di Castello was lovely, with a pleasant 10-minute from the vaporetta station...More
The B&B staff told us about San Pietro di Castello well away from most tourist go local area well worth the walk. This church was the first Cathedral in Venice at the time not now ,lovely church 3 Euro entry worth every penny and we...More
Recommended to us by our accomodation host, we journeyed to Basilica di San Pietro di Castello, as this is the oldest basilica in Venice, set on a small island that is one of the first to become populated.
The good points are that it is...More
This is a beautifully ornate church. Very little is original but a great deal of effort has been put into restoring the sections which have been damaged or destroyed.
This church belongs to the 'Chorus' group for which you can purchase a special pass on...More
We really enjoyed walking around the Castello district of Venice, including the Arsenale area and all the way east to the Sant'Elena quarter. It was during this walk that we ended up on the isola di San Pietro where there were no other tourists at...More
thus us so beautiful! we stumbled onto it when getting lost (on purpose) in Venice.
This neighborhood is so quiet and it's where the locals really are. The tower is lovely and again feels like a step back in time. (IT IS!)
This ancient church is visited by very few tourists, situated as it is well away from the main touristic centre of the city. It stands on its own island just off the eastern end of the city (linked by footbridge) and if you come here...More
We found this on Trip Advisor while in Venice. It was interesting because you only hear of Pisa as the only leaning tower, but so does this one. It's a ways away from the normal tourist areas and at one point we felt like outsiders,...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.