A short walk from the touristy Strada Nova, is the district of Cannaregio, one of the most enchanting in this lagoon city. No tourist souvenir stands, and you can stroll and admire one of the wildest and most beautiful views of the city. From the Jewish ghetto of Mercy Foundation, stop at a local tavern "Bacaro" for reasonable prices.
The square is named after the neighborhood and is the best and most spectacular place to begin a day of sightseeing in Venice. In this square is, of course, the famous St Mark's Basilica with its glorious Campanile and the Doge's Palace. The sunset with pink light reflecting off the buildings is an event not to miss. In the same neighborhood are very commercial streets like Merceria and galleries that sell all types of Murano glass designs, even the most rabidly modern. Churches are The Basilica of San Marco and San Marco's Belfry. Palaces and Monuments are The Ducal Palace, The Procuratie and the Napoleonic Wing and The Ladder of Bovolo, Palazzo Contarini.
It is the smallest and most central neighborhood of Venice. The first inhabitants settled in this neighbourhood of Venice, and from there it grew into a merchant neighbourhood in the 11th century. It became the commercial centre of Venice. In San Polo many important historical events occurred. The famous Rialto Bridge that crosses the Grand Canal is in this neighbourhood. San Polo is lively and bustling with a market environment, with many stalls and plenty of bars, it's in its maze of alleyways that you'll discover the most humble Venice.
Mazzorbo is in the northern part of the lagoon of Venice, a little over half an hour from Vaporetto, and is attached to the famous Burano Island by a bridge where the first painted houses begin. The island is very small and it may be worth getting off here to walk to Burano. The most beautiful thing about the island are the painted houses bordering the lagoon so, for lack of time, Itook pictures from the boat and spent the late afternoon in Burano.
A neighborhood to the east of Venice, when visiting this lovely city it usually constitutesthe first step taken by most tourists. Divided into two very different areas: - The eastern part there are many streets and squares where you can take a nice walk, a humble area of the city, but also home tothe important palaces of the Grand Canal. - The western part, much less attractive, is home to several industrial buildings and large parking space for Piazzale Roma. In this area, a particular highlight is the controversial bridge della Costituzione (Calatrava).