Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice

4.3
#6 of 31 in Parks in Venice
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.
Arrange your visit to Riva degli Schiavoni and discover more family-friendly attractions in Venice using our Venice trip planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Riva degli Schiavoni
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Riva degli Schiavoni Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
542 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If you really want to enjoy Riva degli Schiavoni, here is my experience: I made myself to wake up early on a summer morning and I was at the embankment before 6:00, just when the sun was rising. The....  more »
  • Riva Degli Schiavoni is the lagoon edge promenade that runs from San Marco for a couple of kilometres down to Arsenale. The crowds on the move make enjoying this very trying & often quite frustrating....  more »

Plan your trip to Venice

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Venice

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Venice

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Venice

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Venice

4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Venice

See all ›
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Venice

4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min