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Riva degli Schiavoni

Riva degli Schiavoni, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

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About Riva degli Schiavoni

Riva degli Schiavoni is one of the most crowded areas in Venice. It's a picturesque waterfront in the central Castello district of the city, right along the Bacino di San Marco and the narrow bridge over the Rio di Palazzo della Paglia. It was originally built in the ninth century from dredged silt and was named for the Slavic men who brought cargo to Venice from across the Adriatic Sea.


Attractions near Riva degli Schiavoni

Chiesa di San Zaccaria0.09km from Riva degli Schiavoni

The church of San Zaccaria is a place of worship catholic city of Venice, located in the district of Castello, near the field that takes its name. The church is dedicated to Zaccaria, father of San Giovanni Battista.  Very ancient church dating back to the 9th century, at the origin of the city, it was a place closely linked to the archaic history of Venice. It was now one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and also a tourist attraction too.

Bridge of Sighs0.24km from Riva degli Schiavoni

Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous bridges not just in Venice, but in the world.  It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the Dogi's Palace to the Prigioni, the prisons that were built across the canal in the late 16th century. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.

Doge's Palace0.27km from Riva degli Schiavoni

A dazzling pink and white marble design and has been described - fairly accurately - as an oversized wedding cake. Much of the present building dates from the 15th century – although an earlier building on the spot may date back to the 9th century - and has been rebuilt and added on to several times. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic. It was built in 1340, and extended and modified in the following centuries. It became a museum in 19

Saint Mark's Basilica0.33km from Riva degli Schiavoni

The Basilica di San Marco, right next to Saint Mark's Square and near the Doge's Palace, is the most famous of Venice's churches and is among the world's best-known examples of Byzantine architecture.  It was built over several centuries, frequently transformed and enriched with precious treasures, often from the Far East.   It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture.

Fondazione Querini Stampalia0.35km from Riva degli Schiavoni

The Querini Stampalia Foundation is a cultural foundation of Venice based in Palazzo Querini Stampalia. Born in 1869 by the will of NH Giovanni Querini Stampalia, who, who died without direct heirs, decided to leave all his assets for the creation of an institution to which he entrusted the task of "promoting the cult of good studies and useful disciplines". This is still the mission of the Foundation today, which preserves the patrimony of the noble Venetian family.

Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana0.36km from Riva degli Schiavoni

The Marciana National Library is one of the largest Italian libraries and the most important in Venice.  It contains one of the finest collections of Greek, Latin, and Oriental manuscripts in the world.  Also known as Biblioteca Marciana, Biblioteca di San Marco, Libreria Marciana, Libreria Sansoviniana, Libreria Vecchia, or Libreria di San Marco, it is located on the lower part of Piazza San Marco, between the bell tower of San Marco and the Mint.

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The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.