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We are proud to publish some selected contents of such newsletter (see previous post: “Detourism for the Up and Down the Bridges“). On our website, in several episodes, we will only present some samples (see all posts in our archive page “Detourism Newsletter“), but the invitation addressed to all the friends of the Up and Down the Bridges is to fill in the online form proposed by the Town of Venice to receive it directly in their email box every week.
Special thanks to the Councillor for Tourism for having enthusiastically welcomed this new important collaboration between TGS Eurogroup and the Tourism Office of the Town of Venice and for giving us the precious opportunity to publish on the pages of this blog some extracts from this newsletter, both in Italian and in English.
Today we discover more about Venetian neighbourhood! This is the first of a new post series discovering all six districts of Venice. Enjoy the reading!
Almost everyone knows the most popular sights that make Venice so unique: St. Mark’s place, the Rialto bridge, or the Grand Canal. But there are hundreds of things to see and do in Venice. Just go into a courtyard, cross a bridge or walk down a calle to find yourself in front of a more secluded church, an unusual museum, an ancient cloister or a secret garden.
Go exploring with our guide to Venice’s best hidden gems scattered throghout its six districts!
Let’s start with the basics. For those who like exploring Venice on foot, it’s essential to know that the historic centre of Venice still maintains its division into sestieri (districts), the six parts into which ancient Venice was divided for tax and administrative purposes. This division probably took place as early as 1171, during the reign of Doge Vitale II Michiel. The sestieri are three on either side of the Grand Canal: San Marco, Castello, Cannaregio on the left side; Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce on the right side. Each of Venice’s neighbourhoods has its own characteristics, offering you something a little different and distinctive wherever you wander.
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[source: La newsletter di Venezia, N° 20/2020 del 05.06.2020]
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