Riva degli Schiavoni

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Riva degli Schiavoni
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The area
Neighborhood: 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 neighborhood 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.
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SmileyKay
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,423 contributions
Jul 2020
Long and crowded promenade, lined with ancient hotels and restaurants. If you want to peacefully enjoy its beauty make sure to get up early for a morning stroll.
Written September 13, 2020
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NickofSurrey
Surrey, UK616 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Lovely walk anytime of day. Particularly fabulous sunrise and sunset. Worth getting the vaporetto along to Sant Elena and walking back by the water , all the waycto St Marks Square
Written August 25, 2020
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Vad A.
Maryland81 contributions
Jul 2019
If you really want to enjoy Riva degli Schiavoni, here is my experience:
I made myself to wake up early on a summer morning and I was at the embankment before 6:00, just when the sun was rising. The colors were incredible, the gondolas were all moored, it was quiet (!), and there were almost no people outside, so I made my best photos and finally just got overwhelmed by emotions: it looked like my own Venice, which I didn't have to share with anybody. Unbelievable and unforgettable feeling! Thank you, Venice, I love you too!
Written March 28, 2020
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Graham S
Tewantin, Australia4,073 contributions
Aug 2019
Riva Degli Schiavoni is the lagoon edge promenade that runs from San Marco for a couple of kilometres down to Arsenale.
The crowds on the move make enjoying this very trying & often quite frustrating - but thats Venice really. Photo opportunities tend to be fleeting with the Grand Palaces, often Hotels now, making such impressive statements.
The view over to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore is perhaps the pick.
The Campaniles on Maggiore & in San Marco Piazza are by far superior for panoramic views & a MUST DO.
The views from INSIDE the Bridge of Sighs likewise is so unique, so visit the Palazzo Ducale & wander through the prisons & over the Bridge Of Sighs for an extra atmospheric viewpoint. Again a MUST DO.
Get out on the water with an easy trip to Maggiore ... you will be rewarded. A MUST DO.
Written January 22, 2020
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AttitudeAdjuster
Gillingham, UK813 contributions
Dec 2019
You can have a lovely walk along the waterfront, past the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs out towards Arsenale. There are great vistas across the lagoon with the many gondolas as well as plenty of places to take in a drink. I sat in the sunshine at one such sipping Aperol Spritz thinking Life doesn't get much better than this.
Written January 6, 2020
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,459 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This waterfront area was named Slavoni then Schiavoni for the Slavic men who brought cargo to Venice from across the Adriatic sea .
Written January 6, 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece3,971 contributions
May 2019
This buzzing canal... The center of Venice! The tourist boats are bringing you here, from the main canal, to enjoy the classic Italian view.
It's like a piazza on the water!
Written November 8, 2019
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Yan C
Hong Kong, China794 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This is the seafront promenade overlooking San Marco Basin. It starts from Doge’s Palace and ends around Arsenal. On the seafront are numerous landing points for ferries, yachts and small boats. The promenade is lined with hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. Some hotels were formerly palaces. Hotel Danieli is an example. The buildings are old but all well preserved, and decorated. There are many market stalls in the promenade selling souvenirs, drinks and snacks. The first must-see sight is the Bridge of Sighs. You cannot miss it. Just look for the crowds. There is a magnificent bronze statute of V Emmanuele II , the first king of Italy, along the way. On the other side of the water is the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, where a church by the same name stands. After a tiring visit to the Basicila of San Marco and admiring all those famous buildings on Piazza San Marco, it is a good idea to come and find a seat under the canopy, sip a cold drink, relax and enjoy the scenic views the harbour offers.
Written September 6, 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,531 contributions
Apr 2019
This wide walkway begins from the east side of Ponte della Paglia and runs alongside St. Marks basin waterfront to the Arsenal. It was originally built in the 9th century. It is lined with many hotels, restaurants, bars and historic buildings such as Palazzo Danolo (now known as Hotel Danieli). This is also a great place for views of San Giorgio Maggiore. Nice place to just wander and look.
Written August 16, 2019
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McWett
Las Vegas, NV1,485 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We came in with another cruise ship all heading for the same place.

Yes, lots of people but lots of room to walk around and stroll.

Changes completely at night and not nearly as many people as tourists head back to their shops or to their hotels off the island.
Written July 22, 2019
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