Castello

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If Venice is shaped like a fish, Castello is its tail. Between Saint Mark's Square and the Scuola Dalmata di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni there are still a few picturesque canals, with their fair share of marble-clad churches and charming palazzi. A different atmosphere prevails in the "fin" - around the Arsenal - which is still the city's most working-class neighbourhood and largely ignored by the tourists. The Giardini Pubblici to the southeast bring a haven of greenery to the banks of the lagoon.

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Address:

Campo San Zaccaria, 30124 Venezia

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Castello: the Venetians' Venice!

You may feel the urge to put some distance between yourself and the jam-packed Piazza San Marco. Rest assured, life continues as normal in the Venetians' Venice, for example in Castello, a bustling working-class district fifteen minutes east of the Piazza San Marco. In the biggest and most highly populated of Venice's six sestieri (districts), washing still hangs out to dry at the windows, the elderly quietly go about their shopping, and bambini play football in the streets.
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