Museo Storico Navale
Maritime madness spans 42 rooms at this museum of Venice's seafaring history, featuring scale models of Venetian-built vessels as well...
Padiglione delle Navi
Chiesa di San Martino
The neighbourhood church of San Martino is named after St Martin of Tours (AD 316–97), a Hungarian priest and the first Christian saint...
Although the bars along Via Garibaldi may look interchangeable, the queue for el Rèfolo’s pavement tables says otherwise. Part of the...
Osteria al Garanghelo
It looks like a ramshackle version of the typical Venetian tourist joint, but this little place has been consistently honoured by...
Lonely Planet review
Founded in 1104, the Arsenale soon became the greatest medieval shipyard in Europe, home to 300 shipping companies employing up to 16,000 people. Capable of turning out a new galley in a day, it is considered a forerunner of mass industrial production. Though it's closed to the public most of the year, arty types invade the shipyard during Venice's art and architecture Biennales, when it hosts exhibitions and special events.