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“A real taste of Venice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cannaregio

Cannaregio
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Private Walking Tour: Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto
Ranked #13 of 588 things to do in Venice
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Owner description: Rival to Castello for bragging rights as the largest of Venice's six sestieri (boroughs).
Deltaville, Virginia
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“A real taste of Venice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

The main street is fun and has some interesting yet expensive returants except of MacDonald which is worth a visti just to see how they have adapted to Italian taste by offering the Mozzirilla, a burger with Mozzarella instead of Cheddar cheese.

Visited April 2012
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“Hotel location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Loved the area, fab shopping, good value place to eat & drink, great place to sit by the water and people watch.

Visited April 2012
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“Secret party where there are few tourists”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Surprising few tourists find there way to this unspoilt quieter more humble quarter, in the northern part of the city. In the most part is is an unspoilt area divided by small canals, criss crossed by alleys, littered with small local shops for basic groceries for the local ventians who live here, simple bars and great restaurants inhabited by locals. This district stretches from the railway station to the Rialto Bridge.

Most tourists coming from the railway station walk down to the Rialto along the Lista di Spagne and the Strada Nova, little do they know just off to the left is the oldest Getto area dating back to the 16th Century, this quarter is filled with lots of tall very drab buildings which is full of flats, and has some amazing artists studio's, this area has been popular with artists for centuries. and this is the only area where you will see wonderful wrought iron bridges. It is jammed packed with character, charm, history, culture and where the local venetians live.

Walk along the Fondamento dei more were you will come across the house where Tintoretto the artist lived, this is number 3399, he was born in venice and you can see examples of his work in the lovely gothic church Madonna dell'orto and also the Doge's Palace. Marco Polo was also born in this district but near to the Rialto.

This area is full of delightful Palazzo's, one of the best being Ca' Dioro, where the facade once glittered in gold. This plus other Palazzo's you will see the finest examples of the Gothic Style of architecture. Take a waterbus and you will see this part of the Grande Canal is flanked on either side by masses of Palazzo's either used for office or hotels.

If you are into photography and like to explore off the beaten track, this is the place for you

Visited February 2012
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“Real life in Venice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Very worthwhile wandering the byways of Cannaregio, visiting the Ghetto, shopping in the less touristy, less expensive shops of Strada Nuova, eating seafood on the northern edge of the city, facing Murano and San Michele. Generally much less commercial than other areas and much more like a real neighborhood for real people instead of swarms of tourists.

Visited May 2011
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“Stay at Palazzo Abadessa in Cannaregio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

Interesting; quieter than San Marco; excellent restaurants; Vittorio Costantini's shop (you must go there, his work is exquisite - look him up on line); lovely quiet canals and squares.

Visited April 2012
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