As one of the older parts of Venice, settled well over a thousand years ago, Cannaregio has a vast and interesting history. It is the home of the Jewish Ghetto, which restricted Jewish daily life for almost 300 years until Napoleon conquered the Venetian Republic in 1797, and the area today includes museums and monuments dedicated to Jewish history in Venice. Cannaregio is also home to many palaces and churches, such as the Madonna dell'orto, which has enough Tintoretto artwork to be considered a shrine. However, Cannaregio is more of a residential neighborhood, and therefore you can easily wander the streets in peace and discover the history of the area for yourself.
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