Giardini della Biennale
Giardini della Biennale
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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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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,917 contributions
Sep 2021
Just one mile east of San Marco square are the Biennale gardens. Pleasant to walk to along the shoreline of the lagoon, finally getting away from the crowded center. There are 30 permanent pavilians erected by various countries since the first Biennale in 1895, but most of the area is pleasant parkland. The exhibition grounds can only be entered with a Green Pass to prove you are free from corona and a ticket (25€ or 16€ if you are under 26). Parkland (shore side) free admission.
Written October 30, 2021
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Kat
Stockholm, Sweden98 contributions
Aug 2020
Wonderful park in the corner of the island, cool area where actually real local people live and where you can walk your dogs, walk around and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Written September 18, 2020
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Barbara H
Huntsville, AL25 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We walked to the park this morning, and it is a nice 20 minute walk from St. Marks. The park itself is very pleasant with lots of shade trees, paths for strolling, and benches for relaxing. And my husband who is a bird watcher spotted a few to add to his list.
Written May 4, 2018
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,283 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
The Giardini Pubblici is the largest green space in Venice and a nice area to stroll around after the madness and crowds of St Marks Square. These formal public gardens with their wide gravel paths are a bit tucked away at the far end of the Castello neighborhood, past the Arsenale and about a 20 minute stroll from St Marks Square, although it is a very pleasant walk with good views along the water front path. Alternatively you could also utilise the Giardini or St Elena Vaporetto stops and boats 1, 4.2, 5.2, 6 and 8 stop at one or both of these.
Written June 26, 2016
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Nicola
29 contributions
Jan 2020
The perfect place in Venice to relax and take a break after many hours of walking. Place full of green which gives a real sense of peace
Written January 3, 2020
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GAlsager
Alsager, UK685 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
I saw this area when we went past on a cruise ship and thought I would like to walk from Piazza San Marco down to this area to take in the variety so one night, that's exactly what I did and I walked along the waterfront to these gardens and then found a route back. It was one of my most enjoyable times in our 5 day visit. I reached the end of the gardens as it went dark so I walked back through the park lit by the streetlights which was wonderful.

It is a reasonable walk from the centre of town so may be too much for some but I would definitely recommend visiting if you can and have the time for a nice evening stroll.
Written July 4, 2019
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Crystal012
Hastings, UK81 contributions
Jan 2019
Being photographers we spent a lovely day here in the fog walking around taking pictures of this quiet and tranquil part of Venice. The tracery of the winter trees was beautiful with the pigeons and seagulls flying through the gardens.
Written January 15, 2019
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MaryJ7200
New York City, NY3 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
This lovely park is just 15 minutes from the hectic Piazza San Marco. The kids had a lot of fun relaxing in the shade, boat watching by the pier and running around. Our guidebook (Venice and Lake Garda with Kids) recommended two more parks in the city, but this one was our personal favorite, and it's also the best choice if you are visiting the ship pavilion and the Arsenale.
Written June 16, 2018
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CptVonTripp
London, UK303 contributions
Apr 2018
A truly lovely park, an enjoyable stroll from all the bustle of St Mark’s, that shows a completely different side to Venice. Calm and peaceful. The path by the water gives great views across the lagoon.
Written April 27, 2018
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
The park is only a couple of stops on the Valporetto from St Mark's or a pleasant stroll along the waterfront. It is a park of two halves; the gardens facing onto the water with their lawns, trees and sitting areas which are a pleasant contrast to the rush and bustle of the centre of Venice, and the pavilions of the Biennale, which takes place throughout the summer and autumn and when the character of the area changes.

The Biennale is well worth visiting, but takes almost a day to cover as there is so much to see. The ticket enables the Arsenale to be covered on another day. It would be madness to try and cover both in one day.

Here are national pavilions which have been built over the years and are used for the architecture and art biennales which alternate in different years. The main pavilion has work by a number of different invited artists grouped into themes; the national pavilions really come alive when an artist takes over the pavilion and breaks free of the architectural constraints to create a unique installation, as with the UK, Germany, France the USA, Russia and Canada, the last so extreme that they have demolished much of the old pavilion. Several of the installations have performances linked to them and have a theme liked to modern societal issues such as the environment or women's rights.
Written November 18, 2017
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