Venice, crossroads of cultures: Cannaregio and Castello
Walk through the zones amongst Cannaregio and Castello off-the-beaten path in a journey through the less known Venice. Stroll in the Jewish Ghetto, the first to be established in the world in 1516, and still the heart of the Jewish community in Venice nowadays; Rio Terà S.Leonardo and the Ormesini and Misericordia fondamentas (streets siding a canal), that today welcome the evening life with “ombre e cicheti” (wine and appetizers). A small detour to see the Gothic church of Madonna dell’Orto, Scuola Grande della Misericordia, the “Camel House”, “The moors”: those places are symbols of an ancient cosmopolitan Venice which was the crossroads of trades and cultures and a bridge between East and West. Cross the Strada Nuova built in shape of a French boulevard and enter Castello district through Miracoli church, Marco Polo’s house, Santi Giovanni e Paolo square, to enjoy the Scuola grande di San Marco and the Colleoni monument, following a path of other hidden marvels and treasures.