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Attractions in Cannaregio area, Venice

Ca' Vendramin Calergi (Casino)

Ca' Vendramin Calergi is a palace on the Grand Canal in the sestiere di Cannaregio. The architecturally distinguished building was the home of many prominent people through history, and is remembered as the place where composer Richard Wagner died. Currently, it is home to the Venice Casino and the Wagner Museum.

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Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Cristo

The Church dei Santi Apostoli di Cristo 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.

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Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto

The Madonna dell'Orto is a church in Venice, Italy, in the sestiere of Cannaregio. The church was erected by the now-defunct religious order, the "Humiliati" in the mid-14th century, under the direction of Tiberio da Parma, who is buried in the interior. It was initially dedicated to St. Christopher.

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Chiesa di San Geremia

The Chiesa di San Geremia is popular as the seat of the cult of Saint Lucy of Syracuse, whose remains are housed inside. The first church was erected here in the 11th century, and was later rebuilt on several occasions. In 1206 it is mentioned to house the remains of St. Magnus of Oderzo (died 670), who had taken refuge in this area from the Lombards.

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Chiesa di Sant'Alvise

A visit to the Church of Sant'Alvise and the nearby church of Madonna dell'Orto offers you a chance to get to know the real Venice and to enjoy the silences of the lagoon in one of the remotest areas of Cannaregio, which was gradually built up on regular lots of reclaimed land.

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta - I Gesuiti

The Church of di Santa Maria Assunta, known as I Gesuiti, is a church in Venice, in the sestiere of Cannaregio, in Campo dei Gesuiti, not far from the Fondamenta Nuove. It is named by the religious order of the Society of Jesus, commonly known by the term of the Gesuiti (Jesuits).

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Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Santa Maria dei Miracoli is a church in the sestiere of Cannaregio, 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.

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Ghetto and Jewish Museum

In 1509 the 'ghetto' is the part of the city that was reserved for the Jews. They built their synagogues here, the first one was the German Synagogue. It was followed by the Schola Canton, the Schola Italiana and the Schola Spagnola. The German synagogue houses the museum of Jewish art and contains many fine religious exhibits.

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Giardini Savorgnan

The Gardens are part of the Palazzo Savorgnan. Represent one of the largest green areas of the city, an area very nice and clean. Born as a botanical garden occupy an area of nearly 10,000 square meters assuming the form of two rectangles out of phase between them. Enjoy the refreshing shade of its nettle trees, oaks, linden trees, chestnuts, plane trees, evergreen oaks and yew trees.

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Oratorio dei Crociferi

The Oratorio dei Crociferi is a treasure trove of works by Palma il Giovane depicting the history of the religious order of the Crociferi, which was founded in the thirtheenth century and suppressed in the seventeenth century. The hospital was founded in the middle of the 12th century by Crucifer brothers to aid and give shelter to pilgrims and crusaders on their way to the Holy Land.

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Ponte degli Scalzi

The Ponte degli Scalzi (or Ponte dei Scalzi), literally, "bridge of the barefoot [monks]", is one of only four bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal. The bridge connects the sestieri of Santa Croce and Cannaregio. On the north side, Cannaregio, are the Chiesa degli Scalzi (Church of the Barefoot or Discalced Monks) and the Santa Lucia (Ferrovia) railway station. The south side, Santa Croce, is close to the bus station Piazzale Roma.

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Wagner Museum

Ca' Vendramin Calergi is a palace on the Grand Canal that is remembered as the place where composer Richard Wagner died. Wagner died of a heart attack in the palace on 13 February 1883 at age 69. Currently, it is home to the Venice Casino and the Wagner Museum. The museum is open to the public on Saturday mornings by appointment.

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