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Address: Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
41 2441 399

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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Lovely building

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Inside and out this is an amazing place! If you do no more than enjoy the Lions at the main gate that is a joy! If you get inside during the biennale then look at the building and think of its history. If you are in Venice when the Festival Historical is on (Sept.)then start your day at the Arsenale,... More 

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

As a maritime nation, Venice needed the facilities to build ships and armaments. The Arsenale is the place. Easy to reach by vaporetto Line 1.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great way to escape the crowds - take a walk to the Arsenale. Not quite as much to see, but it's still interesting. Often closed and it might only be possible to glimpse the exterior.

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