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Cannaregio

Venice, Italy

The Basics

Cannaregio, bookended by the Santa Lucia train station and the Rialto Bridge, lines most of Venice’s Grand Canal. Strada Nuova, the district’s busy main street, teems with souvenir shops and tourists; however, meander off into the side streets and canals and you'll soon find peaceful squares (piazzas) and churches.

The best way to explore Cannaregio is by linking up with a walking tour led by a professional guide—someone who knows both the famous monuments and the hidden gems. The biggest attraction here is the Jewish ghetto; tours will also include the area's key churches, Ca' d'Oro Palace, Campo San Leonardo and Campo dei Mori squares, and Ponte delle Guglie (a historic bridge). You can pair small-group and private tours with a gondola ride or a tour of Venice highlights, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, and the Rialto Bridge.

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Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
star-4.5
$35.45 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Molto bene!
See the quiet side of Venice as locals experience thier city. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable! Would highly recommend this tour.
oleary2018, Sep 2018

Recent reviews from experiences in Venice

star-4
This tour provided a really nice...
Amber F, Oct 2017
Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
This tour provided a really nice overview of the Cannaregio District at a beautiful time of day. While there were a couple of little tales of the supernatural, it is pretty difficult for me to classify this as a ghost tour. Take the tour to explore and learn about a less visited section of Venice, not to be thrilled by ghosts and mysterious legends..
star-5
Great Tour
duilya711, Sep 2019
Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
We did this tour with Lara, and she was a fantastic guide- knowledgeable, nice, and her love for Venice was evident. We had a fun and memorable experience, and learned a lot about Venice and the culture.
star-4
This was a good tour worth its...
Steve P, Aug 2017
Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
This was a good tour worth its price. I would drop the word ghosts from the tour as there were not really any ghost stories, but it was still great. We wandered around several areas of Venice that we would never of went without our guide. All in all this was a very reasonably priced tour that will show you some hidden nooks and crannies of the Cannaregio district at night, which is really neat. Great little tour before a late dinner.
star-4
Good introduction to venice.
thandrr1, Jul 2019
Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
The guide, was friendly, knowledgeable, and kept us entertained. There was adequate amount of food, and wine ! The lunch was rather disappointing though. Would do the tour at the beginning of your trip yo Venice, so that you have an idea of the good places to eat without breaking the bank, which is easy in Venice ! Overall would recommend.
star-4
Was pretty good. Lots and lots of...
Generationsofwichita, Oct 2018
Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
Was pretty good. Lots and lots of walking. Our guide was an older lady. She was a bit hard to understand and the stories were kind of dumb. LOL. Not scary at all. Lots of great info about Venice so was interesting but a lot of walking for weird stories that hard to follow.
star-5
We arrived late but our Guide took...
y.armstrong2012, Aug 2017
Private Walking Tour: Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto
We arrived late but our Guide took extra time and made special efforts to ensure we covered everything. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Thank you Minu.
star-4
This tour was not really a 'Ghost...
John P, Apr 2018
Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
This tour was not really a 'Ghost' tour, but was an interesting way to see the other parts of Venice away from the tourist areas.
star-5
The tour was really good. Gives you...
Ruben M, Oct 2017
Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
The tour was really good. Gives you a quick/fun view of the Rialto Bridge surroundings. The tour guide was amazing! A Venice local with tons on insight.
star-5
This tour was great - really...
Kathryn S, Dec 2017
Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
This tour was great - really informative not just about Venetian food but also the history and culture. The food itself was excellent and was great to get a small gondola ride as well! I highly recommend this to everyone visiting Venice.
star-5
Excellent tour. Our guide I'm sorry...
barbac463, Jul 2018
Mystery in Venice: Legends and Ghosts of the Cannaregio District
Excellent tour. Our guide I'm sorry that I don't remember her name was knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely worth it.
star-5
Best excursion of the trip!
bkangas2103, Jul 2018
Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
Since no one else signed up for the tour date that we selected, my husband and I wound up getting a private walking food tour! It was very easy to find our meeting location and the guide had a clear sign. The food was phenomenal and our guide was a true Venetian and had so much insight into the city and how much it's changed over time. She was accommodating to my vegetarian food restrictions and helped us pick authentic cuisine to try from several different restaurants. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for authentic cuisine - you'll end up very full, but the food is simply divine and the perspective we were able to gain from talking to our guide was just incredible! This was by far our favorite excursion of the 7 excursion items we had booked for our trip.
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This was our second time in Venice...
Alexandra C, Mar 2018
Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
This was our second time in Venice so we were looking for something a bit different this time around. We did this tour and it was fantastic. Our guides were great. The weather was a bit rainy and cold, but that didn't stop us from having a good time. We got to see some nice local locations and have some great food. We learned a lot about Venice and the daily life of a Venetian, which was quite nice. I would probably do this tour again since the locations may be switched up from time to time. Even if they weren't, it was a nice enough experience that I would repeat it.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tours of Cannaregio include a fair amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.

  • The quiet backstreets of the Cannaregio are easier to manage with kids than the crowded areas around Piazza San Marco.

  • Ponte delle Guglie has recently added ramps, making it one of the few Venetian bridges that’s wheelchair accessible.

  • Venice has six districts: Castello, Cannaregio, Dorsoduro, San Marco, Santa Croce, and San Polo. Cannaregio borders Castello and a tiny corner of San Marco; it’s situated across the Grand Canal from Santa Croce and San Polo.

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How to Get There

To get to Cannaregio, take a Grand Canal water bus—vaporetto line 1 to the Ponte di Rialto stop—or walk from Santa Lucia train station across the Ponte delle Guglie bridge.

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The December Hanukkah celebrations in Cannaregio’s historic Jewish ghetto are particularly beautiful, with live music, celebrations, and a traditional menorah-lighting.

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Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

Venice is home to the world's oldest Jewish ghetto, established in 1516. Today, the area is still filled with historic synagogues, Jewish-run businesses, and Kosher restaurants.

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