A walk through Venice neighborhoods
The district of Cannaregio which neighbours San Marco, reaches the most west-northernly area of Venice. This is today one of the most populated and liveliest districts of Venice. It is crossed by the only ‘street’ of Venice (otherwise the streets are called ‘calli’) a larger throughfare and a dividing line between an older and a newer area.
The tour starts in Campo S. Bartolomeo, near the Rialto bridge, and crosses the entire district along its length. Our walk is enhanced by unexpected delights like the elegant church of the Madonna dei Miracoli, the redundant church of the Gesuiti, the double version, Gothic and Reinaissance, of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia, the church of the Madonna dell’Orto parish of Tintoretto, one of the greatest Venetian painters. The urban layout is scanned by linear and light-filled canals.
The tour ends in front of the train station.