An insight into the most ancient area of the island, Castello. Here you will see the Arsenale, the symbol of the medieval marine force of Venice, with its fortress walls built on the water. Venice’s formidable fortress-shipyard used during the powerful Venetian Republic.CANAL GRANDE There is nothing like it in the world! A canal lined with glistening palazzi, one more beautiful than the other, some dating back as far as the 13th century! A dazzling mosaic of architecture spanning centuries – from Veneto-Byzantine style to Gothic, to Renaissance, to Baroque – it will take your breath away!