Discovering Cannaregio

It was my last day in Venice and on this Sunday I decided to move beyond the masses and discover Cannaregio. Since the Italians were also seizing the moment of little to no tourism, Venice saw quite an influx of people on the weekend. I packed my bag, left the Hotel do Pozzi, and was on my way to Cannaregio which is a bit further afield. The plan was to get to the Jewish Museum of Venice which is in the former Jewish Ghetto, and from there to just meander through this sestiere (district).

it’s probably faster by boat @Venice

It was a bit of walk to get to Cannaregio but what else is there to do while on vacation. And isn’t that the best way after all to get to know a place and work off the calories from all the pasta? After at least 45 minutes of walking I arrived at the Campo de Gheto Novo only to discover that the museum was closed.

Campo de Gheto Novo @Venice

After a lingering glance around the Campo I decided it was best to just stroll through the area. It was my last day in Venice after all. I had no plans and getting lost seemed like a good idea. I made it just across the bridge when I decided it was an even better idea to sit down and write my postcards.

lots of small terraces to sit down along this canal @Venice

From there I marched on through Cannaregio. Aimlessly crossing the Laguna wherever I could, I found myself indeed lost. Just like I wanted.

dead end ahead @Venice

The area looks different here, lived in, and from time to time one even sees the laundry hanging.

a piazza with benches to linger @Venice

laundry day @Venice

I passed the church Madonna dell’Orto which reminds me a bit of a sugar confection. All brick with a neat white trim.

Madonna dell’Orto church @Venice

This one building looked like a palazzo from the back (or is it the front). Plus it also had its own boat entrance.

looks like a palazzo this building @Venice

Cannaregio felt very different from the tourist areas of Venice. There is a stillness to it which you don’t find anywhere else. And the only noise you hear is from the locals, catching up on Sunday after mass. Yours, Pollybert

goodbye Venice @Italy

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