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Arsenal of Venice

The arsenal was founded in the XII century, and gradually grow until XVI, so much so as to become the largest shipyard in the world able to construct a complete galera within 24 hours, by using a kind of chain assembly. Surrounded by crenellated walls, Arsenal were a real city in the city. Today is unfortunately semiabbandonato. The entry in the form of an arc of triumph, was built in 1460 by Antonio Gambello and is often cited as the first renaissance construction of Venice.
To discover better the place the most closed to the public, take vaporetto n. 23 or 52 that lead you into the heart of the Old Arsenal.
Around the corner in Campo San Biagio, the Naval Historical Museum traces the naval history of Venice from the glorious days of the Arsenal up to today.