Carve out a day to enjoy in a slow, relaxed way, away from the buzz and crowd, among calli (the typical Venetian streets) and campielli (little squares) where the environment is still untouched, to get to know a still authentic Venice. You are in the right place to do it, in the Cannaregio district: from here you can easily move around in an exciting walking tour.
We suggest starting your visit of the area from the Jewish Ghetto, the first ghetto in Europe, less than a 10-minute walk from our hotel: here there are still many synagogues (two of them can be visited) and an interesting Jewish Museum. After synagogues it’s time for churches, such as the Church of the Scalzi, which preserves frescoes by Tiepolo, Madonna dell’Orto (a few steps away from Tintoretto’s birthplace) and, just beyond the characteristic Ponte delle Guglie, San Geremia, housing the remains of Saint Lucy of Syracuse, right in front of Palazzo Labia, with inside a charming cycle of frescoes by Tiepolo.
If you love going shopping, we recommend that you get to Lista di Spagna and the area of Mercerie, where are many bars, shops and ateliers. If you are tired you can stop in a bacaro, the traditional Venetian tavern, to have lunch or taste cicchetti, the typical local appetizers to combine with a good wine or a Spritz, mingling with Venice’s local people.
Eventually, get away from the city for a few hours to enjoy a tour to the islands of the lagoon: you can make for Murano, where you can get to know anything about the tradition of glassmaking at a local glassmaker, or Burano, well-known for its brightly colored houses and needle lace.