Would you like to know the real Venice?… just wandering off the beaten path you can enjoy the hidden places…
CANNAREGIO – GHETTO
(Ca’ d’Oro, Madonna dell’Orto, Ghetto, San Giobbe)
Cannaregio is the “sestiere” (the Venetian word for “district”)
placed in the north – west side of the city.
This tour, from “Cà d’Oro” to “Tre Archi”, consists in discovering some
of the most ancient Venetian Confraternities and visiting the Ghetto
and some of the less known but most fascinating churches in Venice.
(S.Bartolomio, S.Maria dei Miracoli, Gesuiti, Fondamenta Nuove)
Through this route, from “Rialto” to “Fondamenta Nuove”, you can
discover part of the area north to Piazza San Marco.
You’ll visit some characteristic courts (among other, the one where
Marco Polo’s family used to live), you’ll discover the beautiful
renaissance church of S. Maria dei Miracoli, you’ll go back in time
looking for curiosities about the relationship between Venice and
the German Empire, you’ll admire the magnificent Chiesa dei Gesuiti,
and the panorama of the northern side of the Lagoon.
(Rialto, S.Aponal, S.Maria Mater Domini, S.Giacomo dall’Orio)
Rialto was the heart of the economic power of Venice, as the
story of this merchant city rose essentially around Rialto market.
This route starts from “Rialto” and ends at Railway Station.
You will go back to those times when this city was a unique place in
In Campo San Giacomo you’ll breath a calm and undisturbed popular
atmosphere, with its benches under the trees and children playing all
(S.Simeone, Frari, San Rocco, S.Margherita, S.Nicolò dei Mendicoli, San
This tour, starting from Railway Station and ending up at “S.Basilio”, will
show you one of the most beautiful church in the city: the Chiesa dei Frari.
You will also admire charming hidden courts, wide Campos andancient
churches rich in history and anecdotes.
The tour ends up at Fondamentadelle Zattere on the Canale della
Giudecca, with the magic view of the Mulino Stucky and the beautiful
(Accademia, Salute, Gesuati, S.Barnaba, S.Trovaso, Zattere)
Dorsoduro is the southern district of the city. In this tour, from
Accademia to Zattere, you’ll go through a mysterious and fascinating journey at the same time.
You’ll be discovering from the spectacular and esoteric Church of
Madonna della Salute, to the origins of the first casinos, through the
history of Venetian masks,to one of the last yards where gondolas
are built and repaired.
(S.Eufemia, S Cosma e Damiano, Redentore, Zitelle, San Giorgio Maggiore)
Giudecca is the isle south to the city.
Once rich in gardens andlooms,industrial centre in XIX century,
nowadays it’s relaxing andcalm, away fromthe hectic life of tourists
in the city centre.
The isle is well known thanks to Chiesa del Redentore, but there are
plenty of reasons why it’s worth a visit: the panorama, embracing the whole Venice, its peaceful courts with peoplemeeting for a chat bythe
The visit end up in Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore,from whose tower the
view is sometimes better than from San Marco’s.
CASTELLO – SAN PIETRO
(Giardini, San Giuseppe, San Pietro, Arsenale, San Martino)
Castello is the eastern district of Venice. It’s the most “true” area
of the city, unchanged side of the ancient Venetian life.
The route, from “Giardini” to “Arsenale”, will make you discover
Venetians’ everyday life.
Fulcrum of the visitis the Church of San Pietro inCastello, extremely
East, where few touristscome.
The tour endsup in front of the Arsenale, heart of thenaval power of Venice.
CASTELLO – SAN FRANCESCO
(Arsenale, S. Giovanni del Tempio, San Giorgio dei Greci, San Francesco della Vigna)
Castello is the eastern district of Venice. It’s the “truest” area
of the city where you can see the unchanged life of Venetians.
The route from “Arsena le” to “Celestia” will make you discover
the relationships between Venetians and the foreign communities, among others the Greek one, but also the ancient connection with the Order of Knights of Malta, which is still alive.
The itineraryfinishes with the visit of the Church of San Francesco
dellaVigna and its charm