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Cannaregio District

In this chapter we discuss one of the largest, quiet and characteristic areas of the island of Venezia, the Cannaregio District.

The Cannaregio District is the second of the city by size, and could become, thanks to its charm, your favorite district. The docks to the north overlook the islands of the lagoon, while to the south the district is closed by the wide curve of the Grand Canal.

Cannaregio District

The name probably derives from the reeds that grew luxuriant until the end of 1500 along the banks of the Cannaregio Canal, which at the time were simple muddy beaches.

This watercourse constituted the main entrance to Venezia on the side of the mainland before the railway connection was built. It is an intact area, divided by wide canals, crossed by narrow streets and characterized by small shops, gardens and hidden gardens, simple bars, craft shops and churches rich in art treasures.

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 ◊ THE CANNAREGIO DISTRICT ◊

The Cannaregio District

THE VENEZIA GHETTO

the Venezia Ghetto

The Council of Ten in 1516 decreed that all the Jews of Venice be confined to an islet of Cannaregio. The term, of origin...  ⇒ Continue

THE GESUITI CHURCH

The Gesuiti Church

Domenico Rossi's monumental baroque exterior only gives a taste of how rich the interior is, with inlaid white marble...  ⇒ Continue

MADONNA DELL'ORTO CHURCH

Madonna dell'Orto Church

The neighborhood is quiet, frequented more by local inhabitants than by tourists. The original church, founded in the 14th century, was dedicated...  ⇒ Continue

THE TINTORETTO HOUSE

The Tintoretto House

He was born in Venezia April 29, 1519 and was one of the greatest exponents of the Venetian school and probably the last great painter...  ⇒ Continue

THE CA' D'ORO PALACE

The Ca' d'Oro Palace

The richly decorated façade, with its finely carved pointed windows, the oriental pinnacles and the exotic marble tracery...  ⇒ Continue

SANTA MARIA DEI MIRACOLI CHURCH

Santa Maria Miracoli Church

The balustrade that divides the nave of the presbytery is enriched with statues of San Francesco, the archangel Gabriel, of the Annunciation...  ⇒ Continue

◊ THE VENEZIA PROVINCE ◊

Holds an artistic and cultural heritage like few other areas in the world, its lagoon has been the cradle of local civilization and its coastline offers renowned seaside resorts. This province, rich in resources, hides elegant villas and pretty villages, even if the most precious and brilliant stone is represented by the island of Venice, an island which has a beautiful fish shape which protect the most beautiful, romantic and mysterious city in the world. It’s built on a series of marshy islets. Unfortunately it is subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea and frequent floods but continues to survive in spite of all the predictions. Plan your holidays in the Venezia province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.

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◊ NATURE CATEGORY ◊

In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.

◊ HISTORY CATEGORY ◊

In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.

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