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  • Average48%
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20 May 2017
“small escape from croud”
6 Feb 2017
“Nice place to relax in summer”
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Riva degli Schiavoni, 30100 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

this garden has the tranquility , we thought it was good to break from the tourist croud. the gate was facing sea view, the background was the San Marco complex

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank affandy
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This visit was on a rainy day in February, to a deserted small park with not much going for it. However I have wonderful memories of this park from my first visits to Venice when I was much younger (and had no money!) It's a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We met our tour guide in the gardens so had a look around. On the plus side there are plenty of benches and shade so good if you want to chill from the bustle of Venice. Other than that it felt like any other small...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank davelough
Reviewed 22 June 2016

There is nothing special about the garden. With so much to do and see in the vicinity the garden is best avoided. In the period of Napoleonic rule (1806- 1814), the old Terranova granaries on this site were demolished to make way for these gardens,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Frontiermail
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Small gardens that are nice to walk around with a lot of benches. Not a huge amount of pretty gardening, mostly hedges and grass from what I could see!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank AnanB
Reviewed 15 April 2016

When you walk south towards the water from St. Mark's Square, make a right along the shore on Riva degli Schiavoni; within a couple minutes, you'll find the tiny Royal Gardens (Giardinetti Reali in Italian & sometimes called the Palace Gardens). The gardens once belonged...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

It was a rainy day when we came across this and had some time to kill before a boat tour. It was ok. I can imagine it being better in summer with nicer weather. Lots of benches and would be perfect for a sit down....More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank mrsmidge88
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The fact that the Royal Gardens are very close to Piazza San Marco and to the Grand Canal, my first thought was that I will find a nice and relaxing park, but indeed this small place seemed to me very poor, without any nice plants...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank menq
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Like the previous review, this little park is just perfect for a place to stop and rest after visiting the many sites of Venice. Enjoy a gelato and do some people watching but beware you may be watched. Be sure to find a place in...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank M P
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is a small urban garden, located between Piazza San Marco and the San Marco-Giardinetti Vaporetto stop. It's a nice place to take a quick break, to sit and review your route or guidebook before setting out on your walk around Venice, to picnic or...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Quasimama
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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
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