THE ISLAND OF SAN PIETRO DI CASTELLO
Located in the Castello district in a quiet eastern area of the
city, this island was habited when the city of Venice did not yet exist. The island, once occupied by a fortress, was one of the first settlements of Venice, remembered because there was the cathedral of Venice, of ancient origins, Today the basilica of Castello and its lonely leaning bell tower, surrounded by the houses of the Venetians, it overlooks a grassy square, which comes alive on the occasion of the festival of S. Pietro di Castello.
One of the most important recurrences by authentic Venetians, a
moment of real celebration that takes place in the last week of
June on the vast field, illuminated for the occasion by many colored bulbs and covered with stalls where you can taste wines
and typical Venetian foods.
THE FONDAMENTA ( STREET ) DELLA MISERICORDIA
The Fondamenta della Misericordia is located in the Sestiere di
Cannaregio through small streets and bridges ( a different way to discover Venice from the traditional tourist itineraries,) you will reach the Scuola Grande della Misericordia which dominates the north side of Venice La Fondamenta della Misericordia (now considered one with the Fondamenta degli Ormesini) it is a long street that welcomes clubs of all kinds, from Venetian bàcari to breweries, from wine bars to restaurants, to enjoy a different evening, mixed with the local people
The Gardens of Venice
Venice, is a city full of stones and water, museums, churches,
bridges and many cultural attractions, but there is no shortage of gardens. In the past centuries in the city, in Giudecca and
Murano, many Venetian gardens and vegetable gardens have remained famous for their beauty, which amazed even foreigners. They were generally annexed to the palaces of noble families Today there are very few of them left, hidden among the buildings, and they can be glimpsed when, walking through the city, you see some trees appearing behind or between the roofs. However, there are public gardens that can be visited or used for a relaxing stop after a long walk through the streets of the city. The Royal Gardens are situated next to the former Palazzo della Zecca, on the Molo di San Marco. The Gardens are structured with long rows of plants; there are two tanks with goldfish and there is an adjoining greenhouse. The beautiful canal that separates them from the Royal Palace is always full of gondolas. Walking through Riva degli Schiavoni coasting the Bacino di San Marco and before reaching Sant’ Elena, you will find the Public Gardens considered the lung of the city, full of trees, various plants and lawns. The main entrance is from via Garibaldi, with a large gate they are located a few steps before the Biennale Art exposition area