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" from 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 one of the largest churches in Venice, having 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 congregations. It is dedicated to John and...   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.
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
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
Titian's Tour

Titian's Tour

Tiziano Vecelli, also known as Titian, was one of the greatest painters of all time. He represents the Venetian school of the Italian Renaissance. His works are well-known for their realistic interpretation of biblical episodes. Titian had a style of his own that cannot be compared with that of the other artists of his period. This tour will guide you through the most important places in Titian's life and work.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
City Orientation Walking Tour

City Orientation Walking Tour

Largely regarded as one of the most romantic places ever built by man, the city of Venice is spread across 118 islands collectively earning it the nicknames of the City of Water and the City of Bridges. Other than the bridges, though, the city abounds in museums, basilicas and other historic sights. For a chance to visit some of these and learn more about Venice, embark on this self-guided walk!

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Dorsoduro Walking Tour

Dorsoduro Walking Tour

Dorsoduro is one of the six districts of Venice, whose name translates as “hard bridge” from Italian, due to the area's relatively high terrain. The city's highest spots, along with Giudecca Island and Isola Sacca Fisola, are found here. Dorsoduro is home to some of Venice's most picturesque canals, historic locations and cultural venues, including Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Campo San Barnaba and Campo Santa Margherita. If modern art and historic architecture combined sounds like your kind of fun, Dorsoduro is the right place to go.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Piazza San Marco Walking Tour

Piazza San Marco Walking Tour

Piazza San Marco is the main square in Venice. This is a place that enriched the cultural, social and economic life of Venice in the course of its history. The square is the host of the famous Venice landmarks as the Doge's Palace, Basilica San Marco and the Procuratie. Piazza San Marco is always full of people and pigeons.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km

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