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Address: Venice, Italy
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We crossed the Ponte Scialla to reach this area lots of shops and restaurants with plenty to see and do. The main railway station is here next to the vaporetto stops which will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We crossed the Ponte Scialla to reach this area lots of shops and restaurants with plenty to see and do. The main railway station is here next to the vaporetto stops which will take you to every where in Venice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our hotel was in this district. It is not the prettiest area but is busy with plenty of side canals and bridges. The Ca d'Oro is well worth a visit. Plenty of restaurants to chose from.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Cannaregio was a working class area and had fewer palazzi and grand churches but is well worth a stroll. Highlights include the original Ghetto where you will find the studio of Tony Green an excellent painter of Venetian scenes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is Venice at it's best! Make sure you've got some water with you if it's summer then forget anything else and get lost in the beauty of Cannaregio, one very nice "sestiere" of Venice where you will be stunned by the view of its small "calle". It's a romantic labyrinth you have to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Cannaregio has much to offer - it is away from the major tourist hot spots of St Mark's and the Rialto, but has interesting and historical areas such as the (original) Jewish Ghetto, with a fascinating tour that includes a visit to three very different synagogues. There is also a shopping street from the train station area (mainly tourist tat)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

You're never really away from crowds in Venice, but Cannaregio has pockets of sanity. We stayed in a flat just two bridges from the main drag at the intersection of two small canals and had the street and nearby campo almost to ourselves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very affordable and quiet, especially if you stay of the main street. Easy walking distance from all main site (Rialto 15 minutes, S. Marco 20 minutes).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We think that this is the best area to stay in in Venice. Lots of catering to tourists, but also lots of residents, which means "un-touristy" reasonably (for Venice) priced restaurants. Lively but not noisy, lots of interesting but off-the -beaten-path sights (piazzas, churches, picturesque side-canals, real-life street scenes). Still easy to walk to St. Mark's as you are on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Loved staying in this convenient neighborhood with lots of historic areas to explore, great restaurants, and convenience of Ca'd'Oro vaporetto stop.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The area is off the beaten tourist track and hence a lot quieter. We found some pleasant bars and restaurants for lazy lunches or a couple of drinks. Far less tourists however still plenty of locals to give a bit of a buzz.

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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.