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Venice area of Cannaregio

Can anyone shed some light on this area of Venice. We have stayed in Venice before, very close to the Rialto area. Is Cannaregio a nice quite area to stay? Any info would very much be appreciated.

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Cannaregio includes the area around the train station and goes down to about the Rialto bridge. Like most of the other sestieri there are some busy sections around Strada Nova and near the train station. but get off the main paths and it is quieter. There are some nice restaurants but that can be said of just about any part of Venice.

We like Castello especially the area around Campo Santa Maria Formosa.

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The Cannereggio is quite large and varied. I think it's a great base - but then I think just about anywhere in Venice has its charms. The main pedestrian route begins at the train station and works its way down to the Rialto.

The old Jewish Ghetto is in Canareggio. Because it's where a lot of actual Venetians live, there are a lot of bars with cichetti. It doesn't get as much pounding by the day-tripper tourists so, off of the main route I mentioned above, you can wander through quite areas.

Hope this helps. If you find particular hotels you're interested in, Tripadvisor is a good resource for reviews.

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Hi Sondra,

I have been to Venice numeruous times and have always stayed in the Cannaregio section. I love it. We always stay at a wonderful hotel called Hotel Arcadia. Reasonably prices, nice, friendly staff. Right outside the hotel is a fruit stand. It is a quiet area with working class people. We really enjoy the area.

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We have stayed in Cannaregio on two different trips.
If you come out of the train station and go left taking the route toward Rialto, cross the Cannaregio canal and immediately go left along the canal. Ca Dogaressa is along there as are some other hotels that I don't know the name of. The only two rooms we've seen at CaDogaressa are the jr. suites. they look out over the Canareggio Canal, which is a great view, but it gets quiet at night.The Jr. Suites are very large rooms, king size bed, sitting area with sofa sleeper, and a very nice, large bathroom. There is a grocery, a wine shop, a few small restaurants and 2 vaporetto stops along this canal. It is far enough away from the train station so you are not right in a "touristy" area, but it's more of a neighborhood. It is very easy to get around the island from here by vaporetto or walking. the area closer to the train station is not as quiet. Have a great trip.