This itinerary winds along the “calli” and “campi” of what are perhaps the most lively neighbourhoods of Venice. Starting from the sunny Fondamenta delle Zattere, you can see a nearby “squero”, which is a traditional boatyard where gondolas and other wooden boats are built. We will then walk across Campo Santa Margherita, popular meeting spot for Venice’s youth and centre of university life. The walk will take us to the Church of the Frari, splendid example of Venetian Gothic architecture, and through Campo San Giacolo dell’Orio, lively square full of charm and ancient mystery. We will then pass through the neighbourhood of the Carampane, which was once reserved for prostitutes and brothels, to finally arrive at Rialto, where today you can find the city’s main food market, and which was once the commercial and financial heart of the Serenissima.
Length: 2-3 hours
Additional expenses: Church of Frari admission ticket