The sequestered site of the Venetian Ghetto until the end of the 18th century, Cannaregio has grown into an inconspicuously energetic central neighborhood. Bordering the city’s Grand Canal, plein air artists paint crumbling bell towers while striped-shirted gondoliers tout idyllic transportation services. Whether or not you get on the water, find your own romance amidst the gelato shops, souvenir stalls, and fruit stands that squeeze together in the photo-friendly environs of centuries-old balconies and bridges.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Between Quiet and Crowded Along the Grand Canal
The [neighborhood] has a lot of character, and moving towards Castello there are many wonderful local shops and restaurants, slightly away from the beaten tourist track."
Visited in 2013
A Jewish Enclave In the Center of Cannaregio
The area is quite well known for its vibrant evenings, busy aperitif times and a great mixture of locals and visitors."
The Crowds Along the Canals
The Local Look of Cannaregio
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Luca Girardini is a freelance photographer based in Venice, Italy. He turned to photography after studying architecture at university and specialises in architectural and interior design photography. His personal work explores the contemporary landscape. Luca photographed Venice for Airbnb and set out to capture the real Venice he knows rather than its tourist persona.