Parco delle Rimembranze


At the eastern limit of the Giardini Pubblici, on the island of Sant'Elena, this memorial park is planted with umbrella pines, each originally commemorating a fallen WWI soldier. It's a tranquil spot with postcard views of the Bacino di San Marco. Families gather here to sit on the benches, roller skate around the rink, and play on the slides and swings. Not only does it provide a shady respite in a crowded urban environment, but it also offers a real slice of Venetian life.

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1. Giardini Pubblici

0.35 MILES

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2. Monument to the Partisan Woman

0.38 MILES

Located in the lapping water just along from the Riva dei Sette Martiri – where seven Venetian partisans were publicly executed by the Nazis in 1944 –…

3. Serra dei Giardini

0.44 MILES

This attractive iron-framed greenhouse was built in 1894 to house the palms used in Biennale events. It rapidly expanded into a social hub and a centre…

4. Museo del Manicomio


As well as a poignant collection of patients' before-and-after photos, this small museum contains the full paraphernalia of psychiatric treatment of the…

5. Garibaldi Monument

0.54 MILES

Positioned at the top of the public gardens, this statue of Italian Unification hero Giuseppe Garibaldi has him commanding a mountain with a tame-looking…

6. Basilica di San Pietro di Castello


As interesting as it is, St Peter's would be lucky to scrape into the top 10 of Venice's most impressive churches. Yet it served as the city's cathedral…

7. Vento di Venezia

0.61 MILES

La Certosa’s yacht marina complex includes a hotel, an alfresco restaurant-bar and a sailing club, which runs regattas and a summer sail camp for children.

8. Arsenale

0.69 MILES

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…