Venice is spectacular and magnificent place for anyone seeing it for the first time. Inimitable St. Mark's Square, iconic Campanile tower and Basilica, Palazzo Ducale create unique sensation. The Floating City with gondolas passing through channels create inimitable atmosphere. Splendid museums and art collections are located on every corner each offering wonderful treasures to discover.
For passionate travelers Venice keeps some hidden treasures away from usual tourist routes and crowds for those who seek stronger and unexpected emotions. Walking amongst narrow paths called “Calli”, hidden squares and salizades (underground canals) along the districts of Cannaregio, Dorsoduro, San Polo and Castello, you will come across splendid discoveries.
Authentic and intimate area of Ghetto brings together district of Fondamenta degli Ormesini and Misericordia offering cozy bars for locals gathering for an evening Spritz aperitif. The 5 synagogues (through the Jewish Museum) is a mast for all passionate travelers to unveil those in Ghetto Square hidden from usual tourist paths. And after a dive into Jewish culture why not indulge in a relaxing sunset ride along the Fondamenta degli Ormesini with infinite holiday in local taverns and restaurants. Right away magnificent Fondamenta della Misericordia is crowned with iconic palazzo, school of the same name, opened occasionally during temporary exhibitions where you can also admire the exceptional room on the second floor.
SAN PIETRO DI CASTELLO
Take an exciting walk through San Pietro di Castello hosting famous Sagra festival every year. Crossing small fields and passing through the wires of the inhabitants' lingerie you will reach the oldest church in Venice called San Pietro. It is surrounded by meadow and framed by one of the most original historic towers in the city.
THE VECIA DEL MORTER
Walking through the narrow streets of the Floating City, tourists usually focus on surroundings to discover mysterious sculptures and symbols to unveil stories connected with each particular area. La Vecia Col Morter in Calle dei Ferri is located in iconic district near Piazza San Marco. The old lady which name holds this district was famous for her disadvantage, but it was very useful to the Serenissima Republic in 1310, when she accidentally dropped the mortar resting on the window, headed by Bajamonte Tiepolo escaping from the Square because of the conspiracy against the Doge.