Most visitors, who choose Venice as their holiday destination, choose accommodation in the very central areas. Those who wish to discover the “real” Venice, however, prefer booking an apartment off the beaten track, away from the tourist crowds, shops and restaurants which are typical of the centre. For this type of traveller, we suggest renting an apartment in the Arsenale – Biennale district of Venice, a tranquil area in the Castello district, which is known as the “tail of Venice”. Far from the tourist crowds in the centre, it is an elegant, residential area from where one has a stunning view of the southern part of the lagoon and the islands of San Giorgio, La Grazia and San Servolo
Via Garibaldi, the principal street in the district, is renowned for its traditional shops and restaurants, which are far from the “tourist trap” concept bars in the centre.
If you choose a rental apartment in this zone, your stay in Venice will be both pleasant and a little bit different to the usual. A short distance away are the Napoleonic Gardens, the largest park in Venice, and you will be able to admire the magnificent sight of the basin of St. Mark’s from the Riva degli Schiavoni.
In a few minutes on foot from your rental apartment you will reach some of the most beautiful churches in the city such as the Basilica of San Pietro and the Chiesa della Pietà. You will also be very close to Venice’s Arsenale, an impressive fortified centre of major historical importance in the city. As well as being the seat of the “Gardens”, it hosts Venice’s “Biennale d’Arte”, one of the oldest and most visited contemporary art exhibitions in the world.
Booking one of our rental apartments in this area of Venice does not, however, mean that you will be a long way from the most famous places in the centre of the city. Piazza San Marco is only a ten minute walk from here.
If you book one of our apartments in the Arsenale – Biennale zone of Venice you will certainly be staying in the most convenient spot for going to the Venice Lido and the famous “Festival of Cinema of Venice”. The latter takes place every year during the first ten days of September and transforms Venice into a stage “par excellence” of national and international cinema and is the height of glamour and chic.