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Cannaregio – Venice

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Cannaregio is one of the six Venice’s oldest sestriere (areas). Located in the northern side of the city its perimeter is delimited by the Lagoon, the Gran Canal and the Castello and St. Mark sestrieri.

The name Cannaregio probably came from the Cannaregio Canal that means Royal Canal (from the Italian Canal Regio). The district was built during the 11th century and its importance was strictly connected with its Canal, it was the principal route into the city for centuries. The district was mainly inhabited by working class people because the rich Venetian always built their Palaces facing the Gran Canal. At the beginning of the 16th century when the Venetian Jews were forced to live all together in what it will become the first European Ghetto, Cannaregio was the location chose by the government to house it. Part of the area was closed with gates and controlled by guard in order to be sure that no Jews could leave the district between sunset and sunrise. At the end of the 18th century during the Napoleon government the ghetto was abolished and everybody was free to choose where to live. A century later the construction of the Strada Nuova (New Street) started here in Cannaregio. Both a railway and a road bridges were built in order to connect Venice to the mainland.

Cannaregio experienced a vast development during the 15th century so its construction was deeply influenced by the renaissance style. The area is very different from the Medieval Venice and its unique look is testified by the fact that artists like Titian and Tintoretto had chosen to live here.

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Today the Cannaregio Canal is one of the most important in Venice, the only inner one crossed by the public transportation boats. However except for few areas Cannaregio is still very quiet and it is possible to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing walk around its beautiful streets. The area offers also many nice and quiet shops, traditional bakeries and artisanal gelaterie (ice-cream shops).

Also the historic Island of St. Michael’s Cemetery is linked with the Cannaregio sestriere.

Private Venice Jewish Ghetto Tour

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From: $61.94

 

TOUR DURATION

1 hour 45 minutes

START TIME

09:00 am

11:00 am

02:00 pm

mon, TUe, Wed, Thu, fri, sun

MEETING POINT

Rialto bridge, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your guide will meet you at the spectacular Rialto Bridge for your Private Venice Jewish Ghetto Tour. Your journey features a one hour walking tour of the unique Cannaregio Sestriere and a 45 minutes visit of the incredible Venice’s Synagogues and Jewish Museum.

Your tour will start immediately while your guide will unveil in front of your eyes the beauty of this charming city. Starting your visit from the stunning Rialto Bridge is a perfect example of what Venice can offers you. The bridge was built originally in wood and it was destroyed many times, the famous bridge that we can admire today it was erected only at the end of the 16th century. Today this is the emblem of Venice!

You now will head to the Cannaregio Sestriere. This district was mostly developed during the Renaissance so what you will experience is a very different Venice compared to the medieval one. Your guide will bring you around where once artists like Titian and Tintoretto came for inspiration!

Your next destination is the Venetian Ghetto established in the Cannaregio Sestriere during the 16th century. Part of the area was closed with gates and controlled by guard in order to be sure that no Jews could leave the district between sunset and sunrise. The Venetian Ghetto is one of the less touristic area of the city. Your guide will show you the different architecture features of this area with its taller building and unique synagogues.

Your tour will bring you to visit the distinctive Venice’s Synagogues, built on top of other buildings in order to respect the law which forbade to build separate synagogues. From here at the end of the tour you are free to continue exploring the fascinating Venice on your own.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Expert local guide at disposal (1 hour)

– Synagogues and Jewish Museum entrance fees

– Synagogues and Jewish Museum guide (45 minutes)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Visit of Venice’s Synagogues

– Visit of Jewish Museum

– Rialto Bridge

– Cannaregio Sestriere

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in Churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts.

– The tour is not fully accessible for wheelchairs or people with walking disabilities.

Departure point:

Rialto Bridge

Duration:
1 hour 45 minutes

Return details:
Jewish Museum

Private Venice Walking and Boat Tour

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From: $120.31

 

TOUR DURATION

3 Hours

START TIME

09:00 AM –

02:00 pm

mon, TUe, Wed, Thu, fri, sat, Sun

MEETING POINT

st. mark’s square or your hotel if located in st. mark area, more details at booking

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Your guide will meet you in the spectacular St. Mark square or at your hotel, if located in the St. Mark’s area, for a three hour tour of Venice. Your journey features a two hour walking tour of this stunning city combined with a one hour boat tour of Venice’s canals.

The city’s harmonious blend of Eastern and Western artistic styles will be the spectacular frame for this tour dedicated to Venice’s glorious past. The slow pace will allow you to discover and enjoy the most important monuments of this once powerful maritime republic.

Your tour will begin with the Doge’s Palace, a palace built with rose and pink marble during the 4th century to house the Doge and the government of the Republic of Venice. The interior is richly decorated with artworks from several famous Renaissance artists such as Veronese, Tintoretto and Titian. From the Doge’s Palace you will see the famous Bridge of Sighs, which links the palace to the prisons to more easily transfer prisoners. Due to its beauty, the bridge is now considered one of the most romantic sights in Venice.

Your tour will then take you to visit the Basilica di San Marco, often referred to as the Golden Cathedral because of the five Byzantine domes that crown it. The Basilica was originally built in 832, then rebuilt in 978 following a fire, however the one we admire today was actually consecrated in 1094. Boasting rich decorations inside and out, the cathedral also contains the mummy of Saint Mark, whose bones were stolen from Egypt by two Venetian merchants.

Next you will explore the impressive Piazza San Marco, symbol of Venice and one of the most famous squares in the world. Bask in its grandeur and admire the buildings, made in different architectural styles, which surround it.

The tour continues with a private boat tour of the most picturesque side canals of Venice. Gliding through Venice’s minor canals, you’ll be introduced to the splendid palaces, churches, bridges, gardens and warehouses lining the city’s liquid streets. Your luxurious motor launch boat tour brings the magic of Venice alive.

After your tour you are free to continue exploring Venice on your own.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Expert local guide at disposal (3 hours)

– Doge’s Palace entrance fees and reservation (skip the line)

– St. Mark’s Basilica reservation (skip the line)

– One hour boat tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Visit of Doge’s Palace

– Visit of St. Mark’s Basilica

– Bridge of Sighs

– St. Mark’s square

– Side Canals

– Prison

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced at St. Mark’s Basilica. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts.

– The tour is not fully accessible for wheelchairs or people with walking disabilities.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation if located in the St. Mark’s area or in St. Mark’s square, more detail at booking

Duration:
3 hours

Return details:
St. Mark square