Cannaregio, the northern district of Venice, is the widest and the most populated one, with more than 30% of the whole population concentrated in here and, in the past, among the last one to be reclaimed and being part of the city itself.
Starting from Rialto bridge, the itinerary will include a stop in the Corte del Milion with its unique medieval atmosphere and its remembrances of Marco Polo’s home, in Campo dei Miracoli, home to the Renaissance church projected by Pietro Lombardo, his masterpiece in Venice, and Campo Santissimi Giovanni e Paolo where the gothic Basilica founded by the Dominicans and the magnificent Scuola Grande di San Marco are. Leaving the Strada Nuova behind, the exploration of the inner side of the “sestiere” will proceed from the Fondamenta della Misericordia and the Fondamenta dell’Abbazia to the Madonna dell’Orto isolated church and, finally, will give the opportunity to get the flavour of a Venetian historical garden on entering a typical XVII century palace now transformed into an hotel.
The tour will end in the ancient Jewish ghetto where the Jewish were confined to live in 1516, still the heart of the Jewish community in Venice which has maintained intact its ethnic character over the centuries.
Entry fees are additional and are to be paid by the client at the site.