In this chapter we discuss one of the most peaceful, characteristic, controversial and interesting areas of Venezia, the Castello District.
The Castello District, the largest and most curious district in Venezia, takes its name from the 8th century fortress that once rose on the island of Olivolo, today called the San Pietro of Castello Island.
The church of the island, however, was the episcopal seat from the ninth century and Venezia Cathedral from 1451 to 1807 and for centuries it was the most important religious center of the city.
Moreover, this district, with the great shipyard of the Arsenal that built the battleships of the unbeatable Venetian fleet, has been for a long time the pulsing heart of Venezia.
The most popular area in a city that can sometimes be a bit oppressive is Schiavoni Riva, the perfect place to take a breath of fresh air in the shady gardens or on the shores of the lagoon caressed by the breeze.
The Castello District, which stretches from San Marco Square to the eastern edge of Venezia, offers a wide range of opportunities not to be missed, such as a walk on the island of Sant'Elena, relax in the public gardens, a visit to the Biennale.
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Holds an artistic and cultural heritage like few other areas in the world, its lagoon has been the cradle of local civilization and its coastline offers renowned seaside resorts. This province, rich in resources, hides elegant villas and pretty villages, even if the most precious and brilliant stone is represented by the island of Venice, an island which has a beautiful fish shape which protect the most beautiful, romantic and mysterious city in the world. It’s built on a series of marshy islets. Unfortunately it is subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea and frequent floods but continues to survive in spite of all the predictions. Plan your holidays in the Venezia province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
In this chapter we discuss Sport, that is, from the easiest sports activities for families to the most complex and demanding ones.
In this chapter we discuss the incredible world of Venetian cuisine, from the typical local products to the recipes typical of our mothers.
In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.
In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.