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Address: Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
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In 1473, the Senate in Venice ordered the building of the Arsenale...

In 1473, the Senate in Venice ordered the building of the Arsenale Nuovissino, in order to have a safe shed to store weapons and boats that would always be available in case of war.

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historic part of the city

The Arsenale is a quieter part of the city, and located a little away from the central sites, it is still an operational military base so you cant go inside but walking down the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arsenale is a quieter part of the city, and located a little away from the central sites, it is still an operational military base so you cant go inside but walking down the approach canal to cross the bridge in front of the entrance gate is worth the effort. There is a couple of nice cafes near the entrance,... More 

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Callander, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of the Arsenale is remarkable: a self-sufficient dockyard producing everything necessary for the Venetian galleys. We got inside (a difficult feat thanks to our Venetian group leader, but, despite an official guide, we were prevented from going very far by a grim official: quite ridiculous. They couldmake a fortune if they developed the historical part for tourists. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not much to see here, it's now a military zone, but you can see into the dockyard where the trireme's that once sailed ruled the waves of the known world were built. Have a look at the statues, peer through the two towers into the docks from the bridge, but don't expect a lot and you won't be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went passed this a few times on the sea boat. Boat stops right outside so easy acess. A beautiful building and with so much history.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several paths and roads lead to the Arsenale with many good photo opportunities. If you walk all the way up Calle Garibaldi you get to the other side of the walls and there is a quiet garden there.

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manchester.uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arsenale area is the old shipbuilding part of Venice.Avery large area surrounded by castle like walls.It is now where the milatary cadets are trained.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This area is lovely and with lots of history. We sat outside in the local bar and visited the museum.

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Venezia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Arsenal of Venice was the Venetian naval industry heart. The big venetian ships were build here! Go outside and inside the structure. Take a walk all around there, go from here to S.Elena and you will not regret it!

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sydney, australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Somewhat out of the way, but really worthwhile visiting. The history of Naval power and construction is fascinating. And the importance of Venice as a Regional Power in History and exploration is an eye-opener for history buffs. Much to absorb.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I, together with son (in pram) were going to go all the way around the Venice. On the way, we knew we will see Arsenal. Unfortunately, we did not know, that there is no entrance for civilians. In any case, what we could see, was enough. I looks great. Also we had a coffee in coffee shop... More 

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