Northern Venice Attractions Walking Tour, Venice

The Northern Area of Venice is full of places of great historical and cultural importance. This tour offers you a view of some of the loveliest churches of Venice such as the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo and Chiesa dei Santissimi Apostoli.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Northern Venice Attractions Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Northern Venice Attractions Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Venice (See other walking tours in Venice)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 13
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Author: naomi
Scuola Grande di San Marco

1) Scuola Grande di San Marco

The Scuola Grande di San Marco is a building in Venice. It originally was the home to one of the six major sodalities or Scuole Grandi of Venice. It faces the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the largest squares in the city. The edifice was built by the Confraternity of San Marco in 1260 to act as its seat. In 1485, however, it was destroyed by a large fire, and rebuilt in the following twenty years under a new design by Pietro Lombardo, with a fund established by the members. The facade, a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

2) Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (must see)

The Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, known in the Venetian dialect as San Zanipolo, is a church in Venice, northern Italy. One of the largest churches in the city, it has the status of a minor basilica. After the 15th century the funeral services of all of Venice's doges were held here, and twenty-five doges are buried in the church. A huge brick edifice built in the Italian Gothic style, it is the principal Dominican church of Venice, and as such was built for preaching to large...   view more
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Monumento a Colleoni

3) Monumento a Colleoni

Bartolomeo Colleoni was a leader of mercenary soldiers in the service of Venice. He died in 1475, leaving his property to the Republic of Venice. His statue was erected in front of Scuola di San Marco due to a misunderstanding in his will. The task of sculpting the statue was entrusted to the Florentine Andrea Verrocchio. After the sudden death of the master he was replaced by Alessandro Leopardi, who continued the...   view more
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Rosa Salva

4) Rosa Salva

Rosa Salva has four major reasons to visit. First of all, it is one of the oldest cafees in Venice, and it's placement is wonderful: next to S. Giovanni e Paolo church, also a great venue. Second reason - here they serve great pastas, cooked by old recipes, the secret of Rosa Salva. Third and fourth: ice-cream and patisserie - the best in area. Rosa Salva is also a child friendly...   view more
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli

5) Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Santa Maria dei Miracoli is a church in the sestiere of Cannaregio, in Venice. Also known as the "marble church", it is one of the best examples of the early Venetian Renaissance including colored marble, a false colonnade on the exterior walls (pilasters), and a semicircular pediment. The main altar is reached by a series of steps. The circular facade windows recall Donato Bramante's churches in Milan. Built between 1481 and 1489 by Pietro Lombardo to house a miraculous icon of...   view more
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Mercatino dei Miracoli

6) Mercatino dei Miracoli

Mercatino dei Miracoli, Venice's most popular flea market, can be found within Campo Santa Maria Nova in the Cannaregio District. The flea market is organized five to six times a year, usually over a weekend in March, April, May, September, October, and December. This market offers an amazing variety of goods, including antique ceramics, books, photographic prints, Venetian glass, comics, clothing, and accessories. Il Mercatino dei Miracoli is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and it is the...   view more
Palazzo Bembo-Boldù

7) Palazzo Bembo-Boldù

Palazzo Bembo-Boldù was built at the end of the 14th century. It is an elegant example of the Venetian-Gothic style highly influenced by Moorish architecture. The Palazzo was built for the Bembo family, a patrician family of theologians and military heroes. The building has been converted into a beautiful hotel where you can savor the sophisticated and aristocratic ambience of the...   view more
Chiesa di San Canciano

8) Chiesa di San Canciano

The church of San Canciano or San Canziano is a small church in the sestiere or neighborhood of Cannaregio in Venice. The church was supposedly founded in the year 864 when citizens from the mainland town of Aquileia fled to the lagoon islands of Venice to avoid the barbarian hordes. It was one of the churches under the jurisdiction of the patriarch of Grado who lived in Venice. It is dedicated to the two brothers and a sister who were martyred for their faith at Aquileia. The church at the site...   view more
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Ponte San Cancian

9) Ponte San Cancian

Ponte San Cancian, is famous for its old double-sided iron hook. This hook, according to one legend, brings good luck. The origins of the hook are unknown, but the surrounding marble has been worn down and polished by the hands of centuries of passing Venetians who believed in the...   view more
Campiello del Cason

10) Campiello del Cason

Campiello del Cason is a little square where was located the prison of the Cannaregio District. The place is known also for being the home of one of the most influential dukes, Angello Participazio. Nowadays the Cason hosts a variety of art studios in the beautifully preserved buildings of the...   view more
Chiesa dei Santissimi Apostoli

11) Chiesa dei Santissimi Apostoli

The Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Cristo, commonly called San Apostoli, is a 7th century Roman Catholic church located in the Cannaregio sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. It is one of the oldest churches in the city and has undergone numerous changes since its foundation. The present building is the result of a major reconstruction project which was undertaken in 1575. The church is notable particularly for the Cornaro Chapel, an important example of Early Renaissance architecture, added by...   view more
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Ca' da Mosto

12) Ca' da Mosto

The Ca' da Mosto is a thirteenth-century palace in Venice, northern Italy, the oldest building on the Grand Canal. It is in the Veneto-Byzantine style, with high narrow arches and distinctive capitals. The features of the palace show its beginnings as a casa-fondaco, the home and workplace of its original merchant owner. A second floor was added at the beginning of the sixteenth century, and a third in the nineteenth. The palace takes its name from the Venetian explorer Alvise Cadamosto,...   view more
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Ca' d'Oro

13) Ca' d'Oro

Ca' d'Oro is one of the most beautiful pallazo on the Canałasso in Venice. Ca' d'Oro (correctly Palazzo Santa Sofia) is a palace on the Grand Canal in Venice, northern Italy. One of the older palaces in the city, it is known as Ca' d'Oro ("golden house") due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls.The palace was built between 1428 and 1430 for the Contarini family, who provided Venice with eight Doges between 1043 and...   view more
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Walking Tours in Venice, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Venice

Create Your Own Walk in Venice

Creating your own self-guided walk in Venice is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Grand Canal Walking Tour

Grand Canal Walking Tour

Grand Canal is the main channel in Venice. The channel has an "S" form dividing the main districts of Venice. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, but for tourists, it is recommended that they visit it by gondola. On both sides of the Grand Canal are established the most beautiful buildings dating from the 12th to the 18th centuries that tell the story of a thousand years of Venetian splendor.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Casanova's Tour

Casanova's Tour

Giacomo Casanova is one of the most famous personalities of Venice. He was a man of great culture. His interests ranged from love affairs and gambling to writing and alchemy. Born in a family of theater actors in 1725, he grew up surrounded by high society. He became an important personality in his own right, starting with his adolescence. This tour will show you places of great significance in the life of Casanova.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Romantic Walking Tour

Romantic Walking Tour

Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It is the perfect destination for honeymoons, proposals and romantic trips. It is impossible to name the most romantic places in Venice because all the streets, canals and corners of this city are filled with romance, passion and love. This tour will guide you through the places where you can enjoy the perfect moment with your beloved.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Best Sights of San Marco Walking Tour

Best Sights of San Marco Walking Tour

San Marco is one of the six sestieri (neighborhoods) of Venice, set in the very heart of the city. It is known primarily as the home of the eponymous Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) and other notable locations, such as Saint Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Harry's Bar, the Palazzo Dandolo, San Moisè, the La Fenice theatre, the Palazzo Grassi and several churches. Once the seat of the Venetian government, the district is densely packed with many hotels, banks and expensive shops prompted, as of lately, by the influx of tourists. In large part, San Marco makes Venice what it is and, as such, demands exploration!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Ghetto Tour

Ghetto Tour

The term "ghetto" is derived from a local Venetian dialect and relates to foundries and the metal casting industry. The Ghetto of Venice was indeed built around a smelter. Here, in 1516, at the behest of the Republic of Venice, Jews were literally locked inside the gates in the evening. Nowadays this is a center of Jewish life in Venice. The area comprises several synagogues, divided by ethnicity, a museum, a kosher restaurant and homes for about one thousand Jews.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Rialto Brige Area Walking Tour

Rialto Brige Area Walking Tour

The area is first mentioned in sources dating back to the 9th century. The Rialto was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1514. The only structure left standing was the church of San Giacomo di Rialto. The Rialto continues to be a busy shopping area with a daily vegetable market, Erberia, and a fish market in the Fish Camp.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km

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