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Highlights of this tour

Old Jewish Ghetto
Church of Madonna dell'Orto
Palazzo del Cammello

Exploring Cannaregio

Cannaregio, one of the six "sestieri" (neighborhoods), is a pristine part of town, yet to be discovered by mass tourism, and mostly inhabited by genuine Venetians, unlike the other areas of Venice.
Passing the colorful open-air market, we'll explore the Jewish Ghetto, with its tall, tower-like buildings, spacious and lively “piazza” called Campo del Ghetto Nuovo. We will also admire the façades of the five lavishly decorated Baroque-Rococo Synagogues (one for each different "nation:" German, French Ashkenazi, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, and finally "Levantine," meaning Greek and Turkish).
We'll walk down the wide, silent, luminous canals, through Campo dei Mori with its unusual statues of Moorish merchants, to the Gothic church of la Madonna dell'Orto. This church hosts powerful huge canvases by Tintoretto, in particular The Final Judgment and the Adoration of the Golden Calf (the great painter is actually buried here).
Walking along the Fondamenta Contarini we'll stop to take pictures of the famous "Palace of the Camel." Having arrived at the extreme northern point of town, a marvelous, melancholy view over the lagoon, complete with the cemetery island of San Michele and Murano, will open in front of us.

The old Jewish Ghetto
Church of Madonna dell’Orto with Tintoretto canvases
Palazzo del Cammello
Stroll off the beaten track

More about this tour

If your traveling philosophy is not just “touching the highlights,” and if you like walking in quiet areas without too many souvenir shops around, a stroll into Cannaregio, the second largest sestiere of Venice situated in the Northwest part of town, can be an ideal “escape” from the crowds of St Mark’s Square and Rialto. Venetians like to inhabit this part of town, where the streets and canals are generally wider, and the houses are a bit newer.

Residents also enjoy chatting and shopping along the busy Strada Nuova (“New Street,” dating back to the second half of the 19th century), the only conventional “street” in Venice.

Although it cannot boast the wealth of great museums and churches of Dorsoduro (although the Madonna dell’Orto Church is truly a hidden gem), Cannaregio will surprise you with its relaxed atmosphere, unexpected gardens, the everyday life along its watercourses, and the small but authentic restaurants and wine bars.
Cost of this tour
Cost of this tour This tour lasts three hours and costs 280 euros up to six people (not per person), only private parties. For larger parties send us an email!

Admission fees per person:
Church of Madonna dell'Orto 3 euros
How to book Dress code and advice
Dress code and advice No shorts, no sleeveless shirts. Knee high skirts and short sleeves are ok!

Madonna dell'Orto Church is closed on Sundays.