"the Arsenale"

Arsenale by Canaletto
Public DomainArsenale by Canaletto

The Arsenale was a shipyard and munitions store from 1104 to 1797, when the Republic of Venice fell to Napoleon.

The Gateway to the Arsenale is no. 9 on the map at the back of the book (Afterword p.7).

Arsenale showing stone lions
Creative Commons AttributionArsenale showing stone lions - Credit: Warofdreams