Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice

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Marina · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Riva degli Schiavoni is a waterfront area in Venice, Italy. There is a lively – albeit often overcrowded – promenade along the waterfront, which sits on St. Mark's Basin.

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. Many of the boats and launches that ferry tourists from the mainland and cruise ships stop at the Riva to allow passengers to disembark close to Piazza San Marco.

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  • Long and crowded promenade, lined with ancient hotels and restaurants. If you want to peacefully enjoy its beauty make sure to get up early for a morning stroll.  more »
  • Lovely walk anytime of day. Particularly fabulous sunrise and sunset. Worth getting the vaporetto along to Sant Elena and walking back by the water , all the waycto St Marks Square  more »

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