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Sestiere di Castello

Introducing Sestiere di Castello

Sailors, saints and artists made Castello what it is today: home to seafood restaurants, ethereal icons and the Biennale. Some 5000 shipbuilders once worked at the Arsenale, and their output is showcased at Museo Storico Navale. Byzantine churches are gilt to the hilt, luxury hotels sprawl along the waterfront, and Vivaldi echoes from the orphanage where he worked – but Castello slips into something more comfortable to hit the Giardini, campo cafes and bacari (bars).