2 bedroom apartment for sale
Italy - Venezia, Venice, Veneto
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- center of the city
Castello is the largest of Venice's sestieri, which takes its name from the castle which used to lie in this area in the Middle Ages.
The core of the sestiere is undoubtedly the Arsenale, a huge complex which occupies a large part of the sestiere - a sixth of the whole city. This structure represented the power of the ancient Republic of Venice, as it was where its strong fleet of boats was built.
Castello can be described as the 'fish tail of Venice' due to its interesting shape, and is probably the most varied of all of the city's districts. Its differences can ultimately be broken into two parts: the west side of Castello is all about glamour and houses some of the most exclusive art, architecture and monuments, while over east it is all about working-class residential areas more interesting to those looking for a glimpse of 'everyday' Venice. The best way to see the contrast between the east and west is to take a walk along the canal. This way, a view of Sant'Elena Pine Forest and the public gardens (Giardini Pubblici) can be enjoyed, as well as fantastic views along the shore towards the Palazzo Ducale and St. Mark's Square. Castello has some historic pockets which are certainly worth exploring, even if they can sometimes get busy with tourists.
- Marco Polo (INTERNATIONAL), 4.1 miles
- Treviso (INTERNATIONAL), 15.4 miles
- Trieste-Ronchi dei Legionari (INTERNATIONAL), 61.1 miles
- Villafranca Veronese (INTERNATIONAL), 70.1 miles
- Borgo Panigale (INTERNATIONAL), 80.1 miles
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