The Cannaregio district is an open-air museum
where you can see churches, canals and bridges. Away from
the one main street there are some very quiet residential
areas, some picturesque canals and secretive, atmospheric
corners. It is the part of town where most Venetians live.
Right in the heart of the district lies the Jewish Ghetto.
The Jewish Ghetto is located near the railway station in
the Cannaregio district. Jews were permitted to live in Venice
from the mid-twelfth century, the use of the word ghetto (from
the venitianword "getto" meaning foundry) to describe
a community originated in Venice. One of the wide street in
Venice is the Strada Nova which was carved out in the time
of Napoleon by order of the general himself.
Main attractions attractions in the Cannaregio district are:
the Scalzi Bridge, the Church of San Geremia, the Ghetto,
the Madonna dell'Orto Church, the Sant'Alvise Church, the
Church of Gesuiti, the Church of Miracles.