Meet your guide near the church of San Marcuola in the Cannaregio to start your exploration of the neighborhood. In Venice, each district is called a 'sestiere,' and Cannaregio is one of the most populous in the city.
Walk through the narrow alleys and canalside streets in the Cannaregio, seeing some of this sestiere's historic monuments as you go. Hear about the Jewish Ghetto that was built in this neighborhood, which was the original Jewish Ghetto.
The word 'ghetto' comes from a word in the Venetian dialect meaning 'foundry,' and it was in this sestiere that a foundry once stood. Visit the synagogues that remain in the Cannaregio.