Impossibly picturesque, the canals of Castello abut lush park spaces and churches dating back to the 1200s. Locals’ laundry drapes over the clotheslines that crisscross this central neighborhood’s floating roads, and the sight of undershirts baking in the sun only adds to its enchantment. Despite the crowds of St. Mark’s Square being minutes away, a general calm fills the air amongst Castello’s boat ramps, naval bastions, and tiny bookshops.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
A Sense of Serenity Minutes Away from the Heart of Venice
Riva dei Sette Martiri one of the most sunny, pleasant places to be in Venice, with amazing views."
The Local Flavours of Castello
Don't forget Venice's best sightseeing are often hidden amongst its canals and narrow streets."
Powerful Architecture In Castello
The neighbourhood is absolutely quiet during the day and during the night. There are 2 boat service station, 3 min. walking: Arsenale on the south side of the island and Celestia on the North side facing the lagoon and Murano, Burano Islands."
Botanic Enchantment: Castello's Biennale Gardens
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Luca Girardini is a freelance photographer based in Venice, Italy. He turned to photography after studying architecture at university and specialises in architectural and interior design photography. His personal work explores the contemporary landscape. Luca photographed Venice for Airbnb and set out to capture the real Venice he knows rather than its tourist persona.