The northernmost sestiere of Cannaregio remains a hidden gem and home to much of Venice's resident population. Largely avoided by tourists, this charming neighborhood provides us with the opportunity to view important monuments without the crowds. This neighborhood stroll focuses equally on art, architecture, and local character, thus providing you with an insider's sense of both modern and historical Venice. As a truly varied walk, this is the perfect choice for those looking to mix art, history, and lifestyle.
Local bars, artisan shops, and small grocery stores remain intertwined with Baroque facades and Tintoretto decorated churches, giving Cannaregio a unique flavor. While the sites and route vary according to the group's and docent's interests, some possible points of interest include the church of the Gesuiti, Madonna dell'Orto, and Sant' Alvise. While this walk may or may not touch on some aspects of the Jewish Ghetto, it is not a focused walk on Jewish Venice.
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