Walking at the discovery of Castello

Visiting the Castello District will immerge you into the authentic Venice, only you and the noise of your steps.

Laundry drying in the sun, people hurrying or chatting, children playing in the Venetian campi or campielli, real grocery stores and shops selling items for everyday life: Castello is the area where most of the Venetian population lives, and where you can really understand how people manage to live in such a special unique environment. It is also a district full of treasures. Starting from Riva degli Schiavoni, you can stop for a visit in the Pietà and San Giovanni in Bragora churches, both related to a famous Venetian composer, Antonio Vivaldi. The Scuola Dalmata, dedicated to St. George, is a little jewel where you can admire several marvelous canvases by Vittore Carpaccio. Then the Venetian 19th century poet Ugo Foscolo can ideally take you to San Francesco della Vigna church, from where, walking along the walls of the ancient ship yard (Arsenale), you can reach San Pietro di Castello, the former cathedral, inserted in a special campo, full of grass and without pavement.

Time: 3 hours

Notes: The fare does not include entrance fees. When visiting religious buildings, an appropriate dress code has to be observed (no bare shoulders, no miniskirts, no shorts). The fare for groups has to be agreed with the guide.