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Cannaregio

Cannaregio

Venice, Italy

The Basics

Cannaregio, bookended by the Santa Lucia train station and the Rialto Bridge, lines most of Venice’s Grand Canal. Strada Nuova, the district’s busy main street, teems with souvenir shops and tourists; however, meander off into the side streets and canals and you'll soon find peaceful squares (piazzas) and churches.

The best way to explore Cannaregio is by linking up with a walking tour led by a professional guide—someone who knows both the famous monuments and the hidden gems. The biggest attraction here is the Jewish ghetto; tours will also include the area's key churches, Ca' d'Oro Palace, Campo San Leonardo and Campo dei Mori squares, and Ponte delle Guglie (a historic bridge). You can pair small-group and private tours with a gondola ride or a tour of Venice highlights, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, and the Rialto Bridge.

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Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
star-4.5
$34.34 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Molto bene!
See the quiet side of Venice as locals experience thier city. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable! Would highly recommend this tour.
oleary2018, Sep 2018

Recent reviews from experiences in Venice

star-5
Great Tour
Ilya_D, Sep 2019
Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
We did this tour with Lara, and she was a fantastic guide- knowledgeable, nice, and her love for Venice was evident. We had a fun and memorable experience, and learned a lot about Venice and the culture.
star-4
Good introduction to venice.
thandrr1, Jul 2019
Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
The guide, was friendly, knowledgeable, and kept us entertained. There was adequate amount of food, and wine ! The lunch was rather disappointing though. Would do the tour at the beginning of your trip yo Venice, so that you have an idea of the good places to eat without breaking the bank, which is easy in Venice ! Overall would recommend.
star-4
Was pretty good. Lots and lots of...
Generationsofwichita, Oct 2018
Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
Was pretty good. Lots and lots of walking. Our guide was an older lady. She was a bit hard to understand and the stories were kind of dumb. LOL. Not scary at all. Lots of great info about Venice so was interesting but a lot of walking for weird stories that hard to follow.
star-5
Best excursion of the trip!
Robert_W, Jul 2018
Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
Since no one else signed up for the tour date that we selected, my husband and I wound up getting a private walking food tour! It was very easy to find our meeting location and the guide had a clear sign. The food was phenomenal and our guide was a true Venetian and had so much insight into the city and how much it's changed over time. She was accommodating to my vegetarian food restrictions and helped us pick authentic cuisine to try from several different restaurants. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for authentic cuisine - you'll end up very full, but the food is simply divine and the perspective we were able to gain from talking to our guide was just incredible! This was by far our favorite excursion of the 7 excursion items we had booked for our trip.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tours of Cannaregio include a fair amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.

  • The quiet backstreets of the Cannaregio are easier to manage with kids than the crowded areas around Piazza San Marco.

  • Ponte delle Guglie has recently added ramps, making it one of the few Venetian bridges that’s wheelchair accessible.

  • Venice has six districts: Castello, Cannaregio, Dorsoduro, San Marco, Santa Croce, and San Polo. Cannaregio borders Castello and a tiny corner of San Marco; it’s situated across the Grand Canal from Santa Croce and San Polo.

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How to Get There

To get to Cannaregio, take a Grand Canal water bus—vaporetto line 1 to the Ponte di Rialto stop—or walk from Santa Lucia train station across the Ponte delle Guglie bridge.

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The December Hanukkah celebrations in Cannaregio’s historic Jewish ghetto are particularly beautiful, with live music, celebrations, and a traditional menorah-lighting.

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Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

Venice is home to the world's oldest Jewish ghetto, established in 1516. Today, the area is still filled with historic synagogues, Jewish-run businesses, and Kosher restaurants.

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