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Eva shares her passion and knowledge of Venice and its beautiful bits with patience and kindness. I would highly recommend having Eva take you on a tour as soon as you get to the city. She gave us a great overview of the area and...More
Vinimos a conocer Venecia y nos ha enseñado lugares que hubiésemos sido incapaces de encontrar y que no imaginábamos. Trato muy cordial, familiar y agradable. 100% recomendable! Si volvemos quedaremos sin duda alguna para ver más barrios de la cuidad que no pudimos visitar en...More
This tour brought you to little spots in Venice you may not have seen on your own. The tour guide offered interesting stories and history of Venice. And we ended with a gondola ride. Very enjoyable tour!
Date of experience: August 2014
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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 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.