Cannaregio: art and history (free tour to Murano included)

Cannaregio is a lovely quiet residential area of Venice, less crowded than the main tourist sights but full of interesting art and history. A pleasant stroll here will reveal that Venice has much more to offer than St Mark’s Square.
You will start the tour with your guide in Campo Santi Apostoli, you will walk to reach Campo dei Gesuiti to see a wonderful church, before starting a new walk to a surprising place...
Back to your way, your walk will proceed to the small beautiful churches of Sant’Alvise and Madonna Dell’Orto, Campo dei Mori and the house of the Arab merchants, whose stories will suprise you.
You will end your tour in the jewish Ghetto, created by the Serenissima in 1516: the first Jewish ghetto in Europe.
And in the middle of all this history and art and food for the mind, you cannot miss some food for the body! A significant role in Venetians’ life is played by “Bacari, “cicheti” and “ombre”. Want to know what does this mean? Come on in and discover it yourself!

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  • What's included :
    • 1 ombra and 2 cicheti per person
    • All entries
    • A free visit to a glassfactory in Murano any time during your stay in Venice; value € 150,00
    • Private guide
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta detta I Gesuiti
    • Entry/Admission - Casino Degli Spiriti
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa Parrocchiale di Sant'Alvise (San Ludovico Vescovo)
    What's excluded :
    • All not clearly indicated as included
    • Extra food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional but always appreciated)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta detta I Gesuiti, Salizada de la Spechiera, Venice Italy

    It is universally known that Venetian people cannot call things with the actual name they have, so we simply call this church “I Gesuiti”. But we have a good reason: St. Ignatius of Loyola visited Venice for the first time in 1523 to embark on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. He returned in 1535 with a group of friends who called themselves the “Society of Jesus”, for which he was ordained priest. It took only two years for word to spread throughout Venice and for him to gain a large following.
    The church’s site plan is in fact typical for Jesuit churches with a Latin cross and three chapels along the longest arm.
    In 1725-1731, the stunning, elaborate decoration was installed with marble strips of white Carrara and Tessalico (called Verde Antico) marbles. The design extends over the columns and walls and was designed by Giuseppe Pozzo.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Casino Degli Spiriti, Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini, 3541, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

    We will not tell you anything about this...just wait to be there...

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto, Cannareggio, 3512, 30121 Venice Italy

    Walking in the Cannaregio district, away from the hubbub of the classic tourist destinations, you will find the beautiful Church of St Cristoforo, built during the 14th century as a monastery. In Venice, of course, no one ever called it St Cristoforo…but also for this, we have a reason…so carefully listen to your guide to discover why it officially goes now under the name of “Madonna of the garden”

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa Parrocchiale di Sant'Alvise (San Ludovico Vescovo), Campo Sant'Alvise, 30125 Venice Italy

    Originally a convent church, Sant'Alvise was, according to tradition, commissioned in honour of St. Louis of Toulouse by the Venetian noblewoman Antonia Venier in 1388 after the saint had appeared to her in a dream.
    The present form of the church, with a single nave structure, is the result of refurbishing work carried out in the XVII century.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Campo del Ghetto, 30121 Venice Italy

    In the heart of this “sestiere” was created by the Serenissima in 1516 the first Jewish ghetto in Europe. All the Jewish people in Venice were forced to leave their homes wherever in the city and move to this area, where they could practice very few activities. The ghetto was connected to the rest of the city by bridges with gates, which were closed at sunset. You will learn how they used to live, pray and work. Their life was totally different from any other Jewish at that time, and it went on like this up until 1797, when the ghetto gates were demolished by the Napoleonic army.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Activity ID: V-254004P22

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