Travel To Venezia

Cannaregio district

 

Cannaregio district is the northern part of Venice and most important area from transport point of view.

Cannaregio is home to Santa Lucia train station and Piazzale Roma. This makes Cannaregio main transport hub if you are coming to Venice by car or by train.

Piazzale Roma is also main hub for all busses that come into Venice and home to San Marco garage.

If you are arriving by car read more about parking in Venice.

 

OVERVIEW

Cannaregio is not as popular as Dorsoduro or San Marco, it is mostly quiet residential area.
However Cannaregio is popular choice to stay if you have only one or 2 days in Venice and you want to stay somewhere close to the Train Station or Piazzale Roma.

If you stay in Cannaregio you will save some time that you would normally spend dragging your luggage around Venice trying to locate your hotel. This is not trivial task as Venice is full of canals and footbridges.

SANTA LUCIA TRAIN STATION AND PIAZZALE ROMA

 

WHAT TO SEE IN CANNAREGIO

 

  • Ca’ D’Oro  Famous pallazzo on the Grand Canal and one of best examples of Venetian gothic. Ca’ D’Oro is currently home to Galleria Giorgio Franchetti.
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Palazzo Labia. Great baroque palace with frescoed ballroom painted by Tiepolo.
  • Lista di Spagna. Colourful street connecting Cannaregio with Rialto area.
  • Santa Maria dei Miracoli. One of the best examples of Venetian Renaissance

HOTELS

As I mentioned earlier Cannaregio is good option if you have only one or two days to spend in Venice and you don’t want to lose too much time trying to find your hotel in a maze of streets and canals.

In this case staying close to Train station of Piazzale Roma can save you a lot of time.
One of the most popular hotel streets is Lista di Spagna. It is very close to Piazzale Roma and
train station and very easy to find if you are travelling by car or train.
I will mention just few:

If you need a hotel close to train station read this post: Hotels near train station.

WHERE TO EAT IN CANNAREGIO

VENICE DISTRICTS ( SESTIERI)