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Venice: 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

1. Venice: 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

Experience the mysterious atmosphere as night falls on the Cannaregio district of Venice. On this 2-hour tour a qualified guide will lead you to hidden corners and quiet places, while entertaining you with legends about this unique area. Your group will make its way through the maze of ancient narrow streets that visitors seldom see. Hear some of the darkest and most obscure stories about Venice. Learn about the ghosts of Cannaregio and of the continuous ghost appearances reported by the region’s current inhabitants.

Venice: Private Evening Tour w/ Drinks & Bites in Cannaregio

2. Venice: Private Evening Tour w/ Drinks & Bites in Cannaregio

See Venice come to life as the locals come out to unwind in one of the top areas in town, the Cannaregio district. Visit 3 of the best spots for a drink and a typical local bite like Cicchetti and Ombra. Visit beautiful sights with your local guide and nightlife expert. Enjoy local drinks such as wine, beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages paired with delicious bites typical of the region as you hop from hotspot to hotspot. Vegetarian alternatives cover every taste. Immerse yourself in Venices' vibrant nightlife with your tour guide and get to know the city.

Venice: Private Cannaregio and Jewish Quarter Tour

3. Venice: Private Cannaregio and Jewish Quarter Tour

Your local guide will take you to see beautiful palace facades, houses of past Arab merchants, the Campo dei Mori, and beautiful views of the northern lagoon. Cannaregio was once home to one of Venice’s most famous painters, Tintoretto. Enjoy stories of his life and peers and see the place of his burial, the Madonna Dell’Orto Church. The church, often referred to as Tintoretto’s church, holds a spectacular collection of his masterpieces, and is truly a must for all Tintoretto fans. Walking from here, your guide will accompany you to the famous Jewish Ghetto. Dating back to the early 14th century, there is much to discover on this island within an island. In 1516, the Senate approved the proposal that all Jews should be moved to a closed area within the city. By crossing over one of the three bridges to enter this area, you can step back in time and learn about this complicated history.  Your guide is an expert on Jewish history and you'll be able to learn how the local community lived throughout the ages and how they live today. Enjoy the kosher shops, restaurants, library and synagogues where services take place today to serve Jewish Venetians.  At the conclusion of this walking tour, it will be possible for you to visit the Jewish Museum and synagogues separately, where individual entrance fees are required. After taking this tour, you may also like to consider visiting the old Jewish Cemetry on the Lido of Venice. Goethe, Byron, and Shelly were all fascinated by the melancholy beauty of this cemetery, abandoned in the 18th century.

Venice: Traditional Cafés and Pastry Shops Walking Tour

4. Venice: Traditional Cafés and Pastry Shops Walking Tour

Discover all the six Sestieri (neighborhoods) of Venice and satisfy your sweet tooth on this tasty tour. Walk over dozens of picturesque bridges powered by espresso, delicious pastries, ice creams and tiramisu. Stop in local bakeries and taste top quality pastries in historical cafés featuring ornate baroque mirrors. Be mesmerized by traditional cream puffs and biscuits and try fresh Italian espresso.

Venice: Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl

5. Venice: Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl

Go on a fun, Venetian style pub crawl of Venice, and discover traditional bars frequented by locals. Meet like minded travelers on a sociable tour that aims to show you how Venetians enjoy life. Meet in front of the Ca Rezzonico Museum at 5:00 PM, where you will be met by your guide. Then, meander through a labyrinth of small alleyways and campi (city squares) to visit 3 local bars known as ”bacari” in the Venetian dialect. Upon arrival at each bar, you will be offered an ombra (a glass of local wine). At the final bar you will have the chance to try the very popular Venetian, orange-colored cocktail known as “spritz,” usually served with an olive or two. You will also taste the typical venetian cicchetti (tapas) in each bacaro. Experience a great way of seeing the city as the locals see it, and chat to new friends. Great for singles, couples, or small groups, you never know who you might meet and who is behind the mask…

Venice: Late Afternoon Gondola & Walking Tour with Aperitifs

6. Venice: Late Afternoon Gondola & Walking Tour with Aperitifs

Take a sit and enjoy a comfortable late afternoon 30 minute gondola, while relaxing and admiring the charm and beauty of Venice. The second part of the experience will take you on a guided tour to discover the traditional Venetian aperitif. You will taste the famous "cicchetti" and sip two wines at the local bacari. The bacari are characteristic little bars where locals use to stroll in the evening or while heading home from work, between an “ombra” (glass of wine) and a “cicchetto” (small snack, like a fried meatball or a stuffed slice of French bread). Then, the guide will take you along an unusual walk. We all know how a city can completely change during day and night. This is particularly true in Venice, where a new, charming city seems to reveal once the sun goes down and the crowds leave as well. This is the right opportunity to explore Venice as you would never expect to, discovering its beauty not only with the charm of the night, but also delving into some of the less beaten tracks. Interesting tales and stories about Venice's present and past will accompany your walk throughout the night.

Venice: Venetian Dinner

7. Venice: Venetian Dinner

Enjoy a delicious dinner in one of the best restaurant in Venice, enjoining the view of the gondolas coming and going on the canal. Located in Cannaregio area, away from the crowd, this restaurant is a necessary step for Venetians too, quite and peaceful, intimate and welcoming, where you can enjoy the Venetian cuisine, prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. Your menu will be the following and you can chose the appetizer or the dessert: APPETIZERS (if you do not chose the dessert) Creamed salted codfishSardine "in saor" (with sweet and sour onions, pine nuts, vinegar, raisin) with cornmeal mushFIRST COURSE Bavette (long pasta) with seafoodSECOND COURSE Mixed fried fishDESSERT (if you do not chose the appetizers) Catalan cream with Burano island's traditional cookies

Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

8. Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

Starting in Campo San Bartolomeo, this 1.5-hour walking tour takes you to the hidden corners of Venice. A qualified guide will lead you through winding streets and eerie squares and tell you tales of mystery, murder and superstition. This tour covers areas of Venice after dark including hidden squares and darkened alleys, that otherwise you might not have the courage to visit. Walk through the Castello district as you learn about Venetian doges and noblemen. Hear about unrequited love, the ghostly sounds outside the Malibran Theater and tales of tragic deaths. Head to Campo San Giovanni and Paolo, and then walk along the foreboding Fondamenta Nuova, across from a cemetery. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. The tour ends in the Cannaregio district.

Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

9. Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

See the beautiful attractions of Venice on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Cross the network of canals using the small bridges and narrow lanes of the historic Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio districts.  Discover the site of the old trade center from the days of the Venetian Empire. Pass the former home of the explorer Marco Polo and learn how he built trade agreements with China providing an important link between the East and West. See the impressive church of San Pantalon in the Dorsoduro district. Continue to the large Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, where the painter Titian is buried. Enter the narrow square of the Campo San Bartolomeo, and continue to the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, where 25 of the doges are buried. End on St. Mark's Square and admire St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

Venice: Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tour on the Venice Canals

10. Venice: Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tour on the Venice Canals

Create memories to last a lifetime on a stand-up paddleboard tour of Venice's canals. Join a local tour guide who was born and raised in Venice for a relaxed paddle around the Cannaregio and Castello sestiere (districts). Reap the many benefits that SUP paddleboarding offers: see hidden parts of the city, get a workout in, and have fun with your family or friends. During your tour, witness all of the city's hidden architectural details that you cannot notice from the ground. Stop several times to admire some of the most famous and beautiful palaces, canals, and churches of the city, with a historical explanation about each place from your guide.

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What people are saying about Cannaregio

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 980 reviews

N'hésitez pas, excellente expérience! Elisabeta notre merveilleuse et sympathique guide avait des talents de narratrice. Ce fût un plaisir de découvrir le quartier, ses légendes et ses fantômes. Elle n'a pas été avare d'anecdotes et de détails et a replyu à toutes nos questions sur Venise. Mystère, humor et émotions étaient au rendez-vous.

Once we were in Venice, we thought it would be nice to do a tour. We were able to book this tour a day in advance (plus!). Matteo was waiting for us and with a group of 12 men/women we walked through Venice in 3 hours at a nice pace. Matteo was able to tell a lot, but also a lot of fun. The time has flown by and we have learned a lot from it. TOP!

Denise was amazing! Loved getting to know the area with someone who was born and raised here.

A short comprehensive introduction to the most serene of republics. Ideal to start your stay.

Very nice and guide was super knowledgeable about the city.. totally worth it