Something to know before visiting Venice Arsenale

The crown jewel of Serenissima Republic: Venice Arsenale

Venice Arsenale is a big area of Castello’s Sestiere where, super skilled workers produced the ships that made Venice navy and trade power that great.

Within the year 1100, marine craft were produced by small shipyards scattered between the islands of Venice lagoon and called “Squero”. They could produce those boats needed to cross the lagoon and no more.

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How to decide when visit Venice

If you are planning a trip to Italy here is some tip for you about when visit Venice.

  • When visit Venice: Jan-March

Due to Its position in the north east of Italy, Venice in winter doesn’t loose Its charm but can be very cold so get ready to dress up in layers!

Even if Venice hosts about 25 millions travelers during a year, in January tourism slows a little bit down and for this reason you will have a good chance to get an amazing overview of the city and Its quite.

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St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice – Basilica di San Marco

San Marco’s basement stands on the mud of Rivoalto’s island and the legends about Venice history.

While the resizing of eastern Roman’s Empire at the beginning of IX century, the Dodge Giustiniano Partcipazio thought necessary to update those traditions acquired from that culture, in order to build up the people spirit of belonging to the Republic of Venice.

The sunset of Byzantine influence, pushed Venice on the search for Its identity, starting from the patron of the city.

St.Mark, already venerated by the population, perfectly matched this role, mirroring Venecian’s values and devotion.

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Venice Lagoon

Venice lagoon belongs to northern Adriatic sea and hosts more than 100 little islands in a water-mirror of 500 squared kilometers.
Part of these little islands, linked by bridges, compose the city of Venice.

As a fence, the lagoon protected for centuries Venice so well from foreign armies land attacks to be considered “Homeland’s holy wall”.

Since the laying of Venice first brick, the population worked steadily to transform that insalubrious swamp into what we can see today: a jewel of architecture and one of the most brilliant results of human intelligence. For this reason, human intervention to keep Venice lagoon healthy and accessible for trade from the sea, requested many drainages and the change the course of the rivers flowing in It.

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