The real Venice

Since decades Venice is a world touristic destination: its monuments and its beauties are visited every day by thousands of visitors coming from across the globe.

But only a few tourists are able to get into the real Venice, the people’s city, where the real Venetians live, where you can still breathe the atmosphere of the Serenissima.

We suggest you two itineraries: the Sestiere di Castello, the largest among the districts of Venice and the only one not overlooking the Grand Canal, and the Sestiere di Cannaregio, in the north-western part of Venice.

Sestiere di Castello:

Among the old stands of fruits and the smell of freshly baked bread that fills the Calli (alleys), you’ll find yourself admiring some corners of the city which are unlikely to be seen in postcards or in tv reports.

The heart of Castello is undoubtedly via Garibaldi: there you’ll find many Osterie where you can taste typical Venetian dishes. From Via Garibaldi you can easily reach the Giardini della Biennale where you can combine some relax with a cultural visit.

Sestiere di Cannareggio

The most populated district of the city, crossed by the Canale di Cannaregio, here you can admire the Ponte dei Tre Archi (The Tre Archi Bridge) and the Ponte delle Guglie (The Guglie Bridge).

Walking through its Calli (alleys) you’ll feel the tradition.

We suggest you a walk through the Fondamenta della Misericordia, where you’ll see two famous churches with works of Tintoretto inside (Chiesa della Madonna dell’Orto and Chiesa di Santa Maria also known as “I Gesuiti”) and where you could taste the “ciccheti”, that is a kind of traditional finger food served in the “Bacari” (traditional taverns of Venice).

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