One day in Venice: Cannaregio

Cannaregio

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One day in Venice isn’t enough.  That’s for sure.  But if you’re visiting for longer, a good idea would be to divide the exploring by Sestieri, known as quarters in other cities (Don’t worry you won’t need months to visit them) there are only six in Venice.

Lets start with the virtual tour of Cannaregio, one of the more populated and livelier quarters of Venice. (Perfect starting point if you are a comfortably staying in the Ca’ delle Ciocche apartments).

Churches and Synagogues 

Synagogues are concentrated in the Jewish Ghetto, the oldest in the world. (the word “ghetto” originated in Venice, and this year is the 500th celebration of the Ghetto 1516-2016) And since you’re here, don’t miss visiting the Hebrew Museum that has just recently been restored).

And if you love architecture and in particular, the religious and sacred art, don’t pass up visiting the Madonna dell’Orto Church and its splendid cloister, the imminent façade of the Gesuiti church, and the relics within the Santa Lucia of San Geremia Church.

 

Calli, Bridges, Rios and Fondamente

Strada Nova is the main artery in Venice and very crowded- because it’s a top place to visit in most guides. It leads to both Fondamenta degli Ormesini and the Misericordia. A long straight path that offers a real panorama of an authentic Venice (at night it attracts the young on the hunt for bàcari.) The Tre Archi bridge is a perfect point to see the internal view of Venice while allowing you to cross the characteristic Rio of Cannaregio.

 

Extra 

Wanna bet a couple chips at the Venetian Casinò? At Ca’Vendramin Calergi you can. Want to experience a quick gondola ride? With the Santa Sofia and Mercato di Rialto traghetto you can experience the thrill of embarking on the most famous Venetian boat in the world (even for just a few meters) with less than two euros. Do you need to take a break in nature? In the splendid public gardens of Ca’Savorgnan and Villa Groggia you will find the right atmosphere to relax after a long summer walk through the Venetian alleyways.

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