How to reach Venetian Arsenal
As previously mentioned, the Venetian Arsenal partly belongs to the Italian Navy and Venetian Biennale. Therefore, if you decide to visit a section of the Arsenal that can be visited for free and from where you can get an idea of how large the structure is, the best place is the one indicated on the map. From the bridge that crosses the canal that was once a gate to arsenal, you can make a few nice photos and take a peek at the Arsenal over the protective wall.
Nearby is also the Venetian Navel History Museum, while one section of the museum - the Pavilion - with a few exhibited ships is located right here.