Illustrations by Maria Mariano

Traipsing along in Cannaregio

 

The most northern area of Venice is that of Cannaregio, which is also the most inhabitated. Walking about this sestiere – one of the six areas in which Venice is divided – we’ll visit the Jewish Ghetto with its over 500-year history, the imposing Scuola Grande della Misericordia, the Chiesa della Madonna dell’Orto facing onto an old-fashioned clay square, and the rather exotic Campo dei Mori. Who were the Mori, you ask. I think it’s much better if you come and see for yourself.
There are also countless figures we’ll run into, among which Venetian painters Tintoretto, Tiziano and Guardi.
Oh, there’s going to be a small challenge at some point: who will able to walk through Calle Varisco, Venice’s narrowest calle?

Translations: Italiano