Castello

 

 

What to see…

  1. Visit the Arsenale, the beating heart of the shipping industry of the Venetian Republic. By the early sixteenth century, when the yard was at its busiest, it is believed that about 16,000 employees - known as arsenalotti - worked on the Arsenale's production lines.
  2. Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Pantheon of Venice. Many noble families chose it as a burial place and about 25 doges had their final resting place there, housed in ornately decorated tombs. Right next to the Basilica is the Scuola Grande di San Marco.It was once the location of  goldsmiths and silk merchants and today is the main entrance to the town hospital.
  3. The Basilica di San Pietro di Castello is often ignored by the majority of tourists as they usually stop around San Marco. The structure is unique and beautiful. The Basilica became co-cathedral of the city when, in 1807, the Basilica di San Marco lost its role of State Church. Worth mentioning are Saint Peter’s Throne, a marble throne that, according totraditionbelonged to the apostle. 

 

Where to stop…

  1. Gelateria Mela Verde, if you want to taste one of the most delicious artisanal ice cream in Venice.
  2. Wine bar 5000, placed a few step from San Marco, this is one of our favorite Venetian corner for wine tastings and aperitivo
  3. Pasticceria da Bonifacio, a wonderful tiny place just before Campo Santi Filippo e Giacomo: this is a genuinely Venetian place famous for mini pizzas in assorted flavors and small pastries.