Palazzo Contarini del Zaffo
This 16th-century palazzo was built by the Contarini family from Jaffa (Zaffa in the Venetian dialect).
Bottega del Tintoretto
During the 1500s Tintoretto operated a printmaking lab in the ground floor of his Cannaregio home. Revived and restored in 1985, the...
Campo dei Mori
A gent in an outsized turban called Sior Rioba has been hanging out at the corner of Calle dei Mori since the Middle Ages. This is one...
‘Paradise Lost’ is a find for anyone craving a cold beer canalside on a hot summer’s night, with a regular round of live-music acts....
Osteria L’Orto dei Mori
Not since Tintoretto lived next door has this neighbourhood seen so much action, thanks to this bustling osteria . Sicilian chef Lorenzo...
Row Venice information
The next best thing to walking on water: rowing a traditional batellina coda di gambero (shrimp-tailed boat) standing up like gondoliers do. Tours must be pre-booked and commence at the wooden gate of the Sacca Misericordia boat marina at the end of Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini in Cannaregio.