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“Tintoretto's House & More!”
Review of Cannaregio

Cannaregio
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and...
Ranked #17 of 800 things to do in Venice
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Owner description: Rival to Castello for bragging rights as the largest of Venice's six sestieri (boroughs).
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Cannaregio is one of six sestieri of Venice. It's the large northern piece of the town, between the lagoon and the Grand Canal. It runs from the railway station in the west to the Rialto Bridge in the east. The Cannaregio Canal is the second largest canal in Venice. Some notable sites to see are Ca' d'Oro, Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Campo dei Mori, Tintoretto’s House, Jewish Ghetto, Madonna dell'Orto, The Casino, plus more. Its bars, restaurants and shops are great places to taste local life. Cannaregio has some of the most picturesque canals and campi.
On Rio de la Sensa, you will be able to walk by the house of Tintoretto with his craft’s emblems carved on the front of the building. Here the painter Jacopo Robusti, better known as Il Tintoretto, lived from 1574 until his death twenty years later. He is buried in his favorite church not very far from his house, Madonna de l'Orto, where many of his paintings can be admired.
In the Fondamenta dei Mori in the Cannaregio district you will find an interesting shrine. It is close to Tintoretto’s house and Campo dei Mori. It is right under the street sign. The shrine has a very reflective glass. It will take you a long time before you get the image of the Pieta relief inside – it looks really cool and interesting.
Campo dei Mori is a fascinating campo with a story. The statues of three Moors, plus their servant, seem to come alive from the walls of the buildings. According to the legend, the Mori were three brothers from Morea/Peloponese - Sandi, Afani and Rioba Mastelli. Silk and spice merchants, they moved to Venice in 1112, where they built Palazzo Mastelli as the seat of their business. The legend goes that the three brothers were turned to stone on account of their greed. Brothers Mastell, however, became notorious for their shady dealings and eager participation in Doge Dondolo's sacking of Constantinople. Another legend says Maria Maddalena herself turned them into stone for their hard-hearted business dealings.

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Reviewed September 14, 2015

My fifth trip to Venice and second time staying in Cannaregio. It makes me feel like I am in a welcoming neighborhood. Everything I need is right here. Bars, restaurants, beautiful canals. Located, quietly between the train station and San Marco. With lovely locations to paint.

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Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel was in Cannaregio and we found the neighborhood to be a little less hectic than the heavily touristed areas. There were numerous restaurants and shops. Also a lovely fruit market every day. It was a wonderful place to spend most of our time in Venice.

Thank Kirsten L
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

There are several neighborhoods in Venice but this might be the best in terms of interesting shops and waterfronts. If you are in Venice, it is definitely worth your time to wander through this interesting enclave.

Thank Debbie K
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

We took a morning to wander around Cannaregio and take in the real Venice far from the tourist maps. One hidden gem is the Ghetto - a tiny island within the islands made home by the Jewish community - with very distinctive buildings and a peaceful main square.

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