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Cannaregio

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Address: Venice, Italy
Description: Rival to Castello for bragging rights as the largest of Venice's six...
Rival to Castello for bragging rights as the largest of Venice's six sestieri (boroughs).
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Crowded and lovely street!

If you arrived Venice by train, the first to see is Cannaregio. It is very busy crowded. My hotel is just 5min walk from the station. Avoid buying or eating at these area, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you arrived Venice by train, the first to see is Cannaregio. It is very busy crowded. My hotel is just 5min walk from the station. Avoid buying or eating at these area, as the food may cost slightly higher. Example my bottle of Merlot cost 25 Euro near the station restaurant. But when I walk further down, my merlot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you arrive in Venice by train, exit the rail station, turn left, take a look at the Scalzi's Church and walk into the "sestiere" of Cannaregio. This part of the city is less trafficated than the others, more quiet and autenthically Venetian. Have a stroll along the Cannaregio canals and go to see some beautiful churches as San Giobbe,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Our hotel was in the district and just walking the streets with washing hanging from the windows and flowers draped over walls was like being in a film set. Easy to get lost, which is part of the attraction but always easy to find a vaporetto stop, or resort to GPS on your mobile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is an area that you must visit if you want to see real venetians at work and play. This is the real Venice, although it is still busy with tourists. Great photo opportunities of canals, boats, people with their washing out of their windows across the canals etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had our hotel in this area of Venice, in my opinion a very authentic part and nice to stroll around, look for a drink or restaurant in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had one of the best days of our 5 day trip to Venice in this neighbourhood. It started out with learning to row with row venice and then we explored, ate and drank our way through this entire area:) if we were to come back to venice it would be right at the top of the list to revisit!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Wonderful area to eat, wander and people watch. The price of food and drink is better value. You feel part of the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you go down the side streets you will find small bridges and canals. The Ghetto has some lovely coffee shops hidden so just stroll and explore. Quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of other parts of venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It was lovely to have a quiet area of Venice to come back to in the evening. There are some lovely restaurants and you see 'real' Venice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have visited Venice many times during the last 20 years. I love Venice but for every visit I rent a flat a little bit further away from San Marco. Cannaregio is more airy with lower buildings and nice walks along canals. There are many nice restaurants along canals in this area. It's more strolling than pushing in this area.

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Cannaregio
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.