Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jul 2012
35-49 year old female
I love traveling! Experience other cultures, learn new languages, taste exotic food and see the world from different perspectives.
Marinas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
, Flea & Street Markets
Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
Other Outdoor Activities
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
The Fondamente del Sestriere di Cannaregio - Fondamenta Ormesini/della Misericordia and Fondamenta Sensa/Mori - is one of the least touristic parts of Venice. Instead of the fancy boutiques elsewhere in the city, here you will find delicatessens, local shops and everyday Venetian life in action. Wile away a summer evening, sitting on the bank with your legs dangling in the canal or on sipping a glass of wine on a patio along the Fondamenta.
This pleasant walk along Riva Degli Schiavoni takes you from Piazza San Marco to the Sant'Elena island - from the busy city center to a quaint residential area, filled with washing hanging down from the over-hanging lines.
The ancient Rialto Market has long been the place where locals do their shopping. In the Campo della Pescaria, which looks out to the Canal Grande, you'll find the green-grocer stalls, while the fish stalls are located under the loggia. The Erbaria and the Campo di San Giacomo di Rialto have become favourite local hangouts recently, due to the many bars and taverns popping up in the area.
Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio is one of the most beautiful squares in Venice, where children play football and ride their bikes while the elderly sit on benches in the shadow of the trees. (Even though bicycles are not allowed in Venice, the authorities seem to turn a blind eye when it comes to local children.)
Tourists often ignore Venice's lagoon and its many islands, which are incredible to see and easy to reach by public transport. Not to miss are the three main islands: Murano with its glassmakers, Burano with its typical colorful houses and Torcello with the wonderful Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta.
All other Jewish ghettos take the name "ghetto" from Campo del Ghetto. Connected to the mainland by only two bridges, the area is still home to an active Venetian Jewish community, and you're likely to see people praying on Saturdays as they've always done.
For a relaxing beach day on the Adriatic Sea, head over to Lido, a relaxing spot where Venetians love to sun themselves in summer.
Campo Santa Margherita is a great place to take a break from the tourist throngs. Especially popular among university students, it is home to reasonably priced restaurants and numerous pizza places.