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Arsenale

The term arsenal derives from the Arabic expression "darsina'a" (which mixes the words dock and shipyard), subsequently modified into the Venetian form "darzanà" (from which the Dante coining "arzanà" derives), "...

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Castle of San Sebastián

The Castle of San Sebastián is located on a small island which, according to the classical tradition, in ancient times already housed the Phoenician temple of Moloch (ancient Canaanite deity, to which human victims...

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Cimitero di San Michele

Before the arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte, the deceased Venetians were buried adjacent to the parish church they belonged to - as the nizioleti of campi and calli still remember today - and only benefactors and nobles...

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Ex Tiro a Volo

The building, located next to the gallop, was erected in 1949 on a project by the architect Enrico Venturini and served to cover the guests of the pigeon shooting range from bad weather (today this discipline has been...

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Ex-Fabbrica Junghans

In 1877, the first Italian watch factory was founded here, taken over in 1899 by the German Jughans. At the time, it was the largest watch factory in the world, with production reaching 1,500 watches per day in the...

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Former Guglielmo Pepe Barracks (formerly Quartier Grande dei Soldati, or Palazzo dei Soldati)

During the Serenissima era Quartier Grando, Casa dei Soldai - also known as Palazzo dei Soldati or Headquarters - home of the so-called Fanti da Mar whose direct descendants are today represented by the "Serenissima"...

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Hotel Excelsior

The Lido of Venice began to be a destination for seaside tourism starting from the second half of the nineteenth century, a time of important urbanization interventions that transformed the town inhabited by a few...

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Santa Lucia railway station

Located in the westernmost point of the Grand Canal just before the Scalzi church, slightly set back to make room for a huge square, it is connected to the bus station (Piazzale Roma) through the recent Constitution...

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Torre Colombara

The Colombara Tower, near Forte Tron, dates back to the first half of the 19th century, is in neo-Gothic style and has a square plan structure with openings on all four sides. It has never been used as a place for...

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