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Old and New Ghetto

Maybe you don’t know that the “Ghetto Nuovo” was the old one, and the “Ghetto Vecchio” the newest.

The first Jews in fact went to live in the island called the “new foundry” (Getto nuovo), and only when they grew in number also occupied the area called “old foundry” (Getto vecchio).


Wanders around Cannaregio

During our trip to Venice, we became most familiar with Siestre Cannaregio. Following an unplanned walk along its whole length on the first day, we spent the next evening chasing the sunset to the outskirts. 176 more words


Rialto Demo

Our first day in Venice was grey and drizzly but we stuck to our plan of visiting San Marco to ‘get it over with’. In spite of my instincts telling me we were going the long way round, I followed my partner through the streets of Cannaregio, circumnavigating the Grand Canal. 185 more words


Drawing lesson al fresco

I remember my mum telling me “don’t sit on the ground!” right in the same place where these students are so comfortable drawing :-)


Inside the Ca' D'oro

The Ca’ D’Oro front is wonderful, definitely. But it’s worth a visit also inside.
And every first Sunday of the month it’s free.

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Tre Archi (Venezia 182)

Being the only other true canal in the city, the Cannaregio Canal is somewhat broader than most and so presented a greater challenge for the bridge builders.   132 more words


Italy Part 4: VENICE

Ah, Venice. My expectations of this city were mixed. I had some people tell me they absolutely loved it and some who told me not to bother. 379 more words