Venice: Walking Tour of Castello, Arsenal & Naval Museum

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Admire some of the most beautiful monuments in Venice with a local guide. Be enchanted by the attractions offered by the Castello district, the most authentic area of Venice.

Highlights

  • Castello district
  • Arsenal
  • Naval Museum
  • Church of San Zaccaria

Description

Itinerary: Meeting Point - Campo San Zaccaria: • Meet the tour guide at Campo San Zaccaria, easily recognizable by the beautiful facade of the Church of San Zaccaria. • Introduction to the history of the Castello district and a brief explanation of the church and the square. 1. Church of San Zaccaria: • Visit the Church of San Zaccaria, known for its impressive architecture and frescoes by Giovanni Bellini. • Explore the submerged crypt and the artworks inside. 2. Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II: • A short walk to the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, located on the Riva degli Schiavoni. • Explanation of the historical significance of the monument. 3. Naval History Museum: • Continue to the Naval History Museum, which houses models of ships, weapons, and other maritime artifacts. 4. Arsenale of Venice: • Walk to the Arsenale of Venice, the ancient shipyard of the Serenissima and one of the most important in the Mediterranean. • Explanation of the history of the Arsenale and its role in Venice's maritime power. 5. Parish Church of San Martino di Castello: • Visit the Parish Church of San Martino di Castello, known for its simple yet charming architecture. 6. Church of San Giorgio dei Greci: • Walk to the Church of San Giorgio dei Greci, one of the main Orthodox churches in Venice. • Explanation of its importance to the Greek community in Venice. 7. Campo Santa Maria Formosa: • A short walk to nearby Campo Santa Maria Formosa. • Stop to admire the Church of Santa Maria Formosa and hear stories about the history and legends associated with this place. 8. Church of San Giovanni Novo: • Visit the Church of San Giovanni Novo, a small and charming church in the heart of Castello. • Explanation of its history and the artworks it houses. 9. Return to Campo San Zaccaria: • Walk back to Campo San Zaccaria, passing through the characteristic alleys of Castello. • During the walk, the guide will share stories and anecdotes about the daily life and history of the district. Conclusion: • The tour will conclude at Campo San Zaccaria with a brief recap and an opportunity to ask the guide questions

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