Luxury, Beauty, and Charm
Thus Cannaregio Venice tour begins from Rialto bridge leading along a journey to discover one of the most authentic districts of Venice. Some Byzantine arches decorated with pàtere showing the place where the house of Marco Polo was; it is the perfect place to commemorate his incredible journey lasted 27 years through the near and Far East. We will continue to the northeast of the city. Cannaregio, developed away from the commercial and political Rialto and St. Mark’s, this secluded area still retains an unchanged Venetian character. Along the promenade, we will speak of the ancient Brotherhoods of Venice by viewing the buildings that housed the School of Mercy, will admire the northern lagoon and the islands of St. Michele and Murano, and we will visit the church of San Cristoforo which houses some great works by Tintoretto, whose birthplace was nearby.
The first Ghetto in Cannaregio Venice
Our Cannaregio walking tour ends in Campo del Ghetto Nuovo (Jewish Ghetto), one of the few churchless fields found in the city. On this first island, the Jewish communities of different nations were destined, who arrived in Venice from 1516 until the end of the Republic. A narrow space but inhabited by a cosmopolitan group of Jews who once contributed both to maintaining Venice’s commercial ties with the East and to spreading Jewish culture in the world thanks to Venetian printers. The first printers arrived in Venice were from Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Cretian, Istrian and several from Italy.