The Marinaressa gardens are located along the Empire Riva, the monumental waterfront of the city of Venice. It was built in the thirties of the XXth century with intent to have a place to celebrate the city. It replaced a long sequence of shipyards, which for centuries had operated in the area. The gardens are situated in the Castello district, along the part of the San Marco basin between the Arsenale and the Biennale Gardens. They are the extension of the Riva degli Schiavoni. Before arriving at the Giardini of La Biennale, the two gardens of Marinaressa are the Ponente one, recently reopened to the public by the ECC, and the garden of Levante. The two gardens, newly renovated and now by the ECC yearly improved, frame the complex of houses of Marinaressa. They are just a short distance from Piazza San Marco, overlooking the laguna.