Sant’Elena and the Napoleonic gardens

Sant’Elena and Giardini Napoleonici

The route starts in the green lung of the island, Sant’Elena. It is one of the greenest areas of Venice where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the lagoon south. Walking along the streets and get lost in the streets that will take you to Campo San Giuseppe where there is the homonymous church which houses works by Paolo Veronese and Jacopo Tintoretto.

Along the shore you can see the monument to Partisan by Carlo Scarpa with sculpture by Augusto Murer. Submerged by the waves of the water will move the image of this partisan sufferer.

From here you can reach the Giardini Napoleonici made in 1807 by Napoleonic decree in an area occupied by ancient religious complexes which are scattered many monuments dedicated to various characters such as Wagner, Carducci, Verdi. In addition, you’ll find The Partisan Monument by Leoncillo and a beautiful nineteenth-century greenhouse. At the end of the avenue of trees you’ll come across in the bronze monument dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi and the large fountain with goldfish and turtles.

From here you will arrive in Via Garibaldi, a street underground and among the most famous of Venice to be very Venetian, with markets, restaurants and shops. We advise you to stop for a stop at the Church of San Francesco di Paola, which houses paintings by Palma il Giovane and Giandomenico Tiepolo and the Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew by Jacopo Marieschi. In the front you will notice painted a clock that marks 9:30: according to tradition, this would be the time when the dead saint to whom the church is dedicated. The church is open every day from 8 to 12pm and from 5 to 7pm.

Continuing on, cross the Quintavalle bridge and then come in Campo San Pietro where there is the Church of San Pietro di Castello, in white Istrian stone as well as the bell tower, a bishopric until 1807. The entrance is fee: visiting hours are from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. In this area every summer there is the Feast of San Pietro di Castello: a festival among the most popular and beloved by the city.

If you want to breathe the atmosphere of Venice, we recommend that you have lunch or dinner in the restaurant Giorgione owned Bisutto Lucio, who has a passion for music and has recorded many records in dialect. Every evening, especially on weekends , the owner will entertain singing songs typical Venetian and Italian a plate of salt cod with polenta and a mess of fish. To book a table or 041.5228727 – 041.5228727 .

Alternatively, you can try the cuisine of the world to the Luna Sentada where you can sample many different cuisines. A gastronomic journey in the footsteps of Marco Polo, the Venetian cuisine to Asian. The restaurant is located in Campo San Severo ( Castello 5018), telephone 041.3097891, .