Fondamenta della Tana
Near the Arsenale's rope factory
Fondamenta della Tana faces the high wall of the great rope factory (or Tana), 1,000ft long. The houses along the Fondamenta are a survival of some of the world’s first public housing, built by the state from medieval times on for workers in the Arsenale. Walk down to the Fondamenta’s east end; this used to be a market, as you can see from the ancient stone plaque setting minimum sizes for fish.