Discovering the Cannaregio District

Discovering the Cannaregio District
Cannaregio, one of the six   "sestieri" (or neighbourhoods), is a rather unspoilt part of town, still mostly inhabited by genuine Venetians. Past the busy open air market we'll explore the Jewish Ghetto, and we'll walk down along the luminous canals to the Gothic church of la Madonna dell'Orto that hosts some powerful canvases by Tintoretto (the great painter is  actually buried there). Past this restful spot - at the extreme norhern point of town - a marvellous,  melancholy view over the lagoon, with the cemetery island of San Michele, will open in front of us.