1 hour
7 km | 4.3 mi
Avg. distance

Venice by run italybyrun.comDiscover the Venetian maritime tradition running through the charm of the ancient Arsenale shipyards and the wide banks departing from St. Mark Square.


Arsenale running tour will let you discover the other Venice by run, the one that set up the first industry of the western world allowing the Republic of Venice “Serenissima” to conquer the supremacy upon the Mediterranean sea for many centuries, in a out of the crowd path.

Start from your hotel/apartment, where your guide will meet you, heading to Cannaregio district. Pass nearby the 15th c. Scuola Grande di San Marco and run towards the far eastern part of Venice to reach the magnificence of the Arsenale located on the northern Venetian lagoon.

Run by the Church of San Francesco della Vigna and along the Castello maze-like narrow calli to wander in places you would not be easily able to run by yourself.

Make a shore-to-shore crossing Castello district up to the southern lagoon and reach the banks on which the commercial ships used to berth since the 10th century and today reserved to super yachts.

Finally cross the city centre in back way crowded calli and reach your accommodation to  Cannaregio district.

NB: the order of spots visited could vary according to the pick-up point. Read more on the Additional information section below.


Additional information

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION *Hotel/Apartment pick-up. if your accommodation is not located in central Venice another convenient meeting point will be communicated.
DISTANCE 7 km | 4.3 mi
Local professional guide Route tracking
Travel advice for your stay English/French/Spanish/Italian
Items of personal nature
Guide gratuity

Stops: the running tour considers stops along the course to rest and to listen about Venice from your guide. Set your number of stops with your guide during the run.

Course: to ensure you the best running tour experience the pick-up/drop-off points are primarily set in your hotel/apartment. Your guide will customise the tour course each time according to the spots to be visited along the course, therefore it could be different from the one reported in the above description. In some cases, pick-up/drop-off points can be arrange in a different location from your accommodation if it is too far from the main spots to be visited.

The running tours are led exclusively in external areas and it is not planned any entrance/access to museums, churches, galleries and similar.

Cancellation policy: cancellations made 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure time have a 100% refund of the sum paid. Details available on cancellation policy page.

Meeting point: hotel/apartment pick-up. If your accommodation is not located in central Venice another convenient meeting point will be set.

Arsenale running tour
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