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

If you are in Venice on 4 November you can have a rare glimpse inside the Arsenale, the Venetian Republic old shipyard. This is the armed forces national day and the Italian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Venice on 4 November you can have a rare glimpse inside the Arsenale, the Venetian Republic old shipyard. This is the armed forces national day and the Italian navy, which occupies a fair share of this large complex, opens the ancient doors and lets you walk inside the walls. There are dry and wet docks, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a contrast to the extravagance of the palaces in Venice, the former shipyards and armouries of the Arsenale were the industrial heart of Venice’s naval power as a trading nation. Construction originally began around 1104, today the buildings are of different ages but provide a fascinating link back to the industrial side of Venice. Red-brick industrial buildings with classical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only viewed this site from the outside as we passed by, but reading about it has left me wishing we had taken a tour. Today the Arsenale looks serene and stately, like a private marina protected by thick castle walls. This is quite a contrast to descriptions of what it was like in its early days of the 14th-16th... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

back in the days the Arsenal was an old shipyard where skilled Venetians worked to guarantee their domination of the sea. Now days the buildings host the Architecture and Art Biennale in alternating years and are a beautiful backdrop for the exhibition.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to visit Arsenale is during a Biënnale. Magnificent mediëval architecture. Don't miss it!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking in this beautiful area and we also got to see how the marines took down the flag for the day. It was pretty cool :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing the ship yards of Venice that made the City/Principality, a leading maritime power. The secret was the ship building prowess with an ability to construct up to a ship in a single day out of wood. Not easy in any age. The location is on the north side of Venice and worth a stroll through the City to get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

To be honest, it was a while ago and I can't remember that much about it. It was interesting though and quite different.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place is amazing. It has remained largely unchanged for centuries since they built galleons here! Access is not easy as much of it is still in use by the military and businesses. However part of it is an exhibition centre and you should use that excuse to see inside. You won't regret seeing this slice of nautical/architectural history. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A beautiful part of the city. Worth getting to as it is away from where the cruise morons get taken so you are not surrounded by old aged americans.

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