The district of Castello was one of the first to be inhabited in the city (V-VI century).
Its name comes from the castle (in Italian “castello”) rising there, as protection for sea’s assaults. Here there is the majestic Arsenale, which was believed to be the biggest in the world.

 

 

Church
Basilica Concattedrale di San Pietro di Castello
Church of S. Maria della Pietà o della Visitazione (Chiesa di Vivaldi)
Church of i San Francesco della Vigna
Church of i San Giorgio dei Greci
Church of San Giovanni in Bragora
Church of i San Zaccaria
Church of Santa Maria Formosa

Point of interest
Arsenale di Venezia
Biennale’s Gardens
Scuola Dalmata di S. Giorgio degli Schiavoni (Santi Giorgio e Trifone)

Museums
Fondazione Querini Stampalia
Palazzo Grimani
Museo Diocesano di Arte Sacra e Chiostro di San'Apollonia
Museo Dipinti Sacri Bizantini - Istituto Ellenico
Museo Storico Navale

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