The most popular tourist destinations? San Marco, Canal Grande, Palazzo Ducale, Rialto. If you want to get away from the crowds, we propose an itinerary full of Venice's most remarkable attractions. Where to start? For example, from the New Ghetto in the Cannaregio district: it’s one of the city’s most beautiful squares, yet very few people know about it; go there on a Friday night, the prelude to the Shabbat, the day of rest for the Jewish religion. Shopping tips? In the New Ghetto, you’ll find one of Venice’s best glass workshops run by a true master of his trade.
The smallest and oldest Venetian church is San Giacomo di Rialto or San Giacometo for the locals. History states that it was built way back in 421 AD by a carpenter; you can find it in the San Polo district, on the left of the Rialto bridge.
How did Gondolas come to be? If you want the answer, you need to discover the Squero di San Trovaso, a small corner of Venice that once was - it’s in the Dorsoduro district. In this place, the “squeraroli”, expert artisan masters, carve out the typical Venetian boats from no less than 8 types of wood.
To satisfy your midday hunger, we suggest a stopover in one of the many “bàcari” in the historical city centre - these are typical Venetian taverns. The most famous? Cantina Do Mori, in the San Polo district. Alla Botte, near the Rialto bridge. L'Osteria Alla Vedova, one of the city's most ancient. Between “cichéti”, “folpéti” and “ombre”, you're sure to delight.
Should we get going again? To take a dive into Medieval Venice, visit the “Corte del Milion”, also known as the house of Marco Polo. In a hidden corner you’ll find the namesake tavern: it’s the oldest Venetian restaurant still open for business.
Beyond the throngs of tourists forever in search of souvenirs, the city hides a few places of undisturbed silence. One of these, and also among the most beautiful, is the Monastery of San Francesco della Vigna - you’ll find it in the namesake square, in the Castello district. In the two cloisters open to the public, you can enjoy a quiet moment of contemplation in a more exclusive corner of Venice.
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