The Calli, Campi and Canali of Cannaregio, Venice

Can you belong somewhere you’ve never actually lived? Especially a place that’s engulfed by millions of tourists every year?

I don’t know the answer, but I hope it can be ‘yes’. Although, sadly, I’m not sure the few remaining true inhabitants of Venice would agree with me.

After multiple visits, Northern Italy’s wondrous lagoon city has me captivated. If someone offered me the chance to go and live there, I wouldn’t even hesitate.

And it’s not just sights like the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark’s that have me mesmerized. There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting lost among the calli (singular calle; the narrow Venetian alleyways), campi (singular campo; the Venetian squares – campo literally means field), and canali (singular canale; canals) of the Cannaregio district. Although I’ve walked the area so often now, getting lost is harder and harder!

Whether or not the locals will have me, my heart will forever belong to Venice.

PS. Most of these photos were taken while researching the fifth book in the Jaspa’s Journey series, The Ses Collector of Venice.

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This post was inspired by the photo theme of Place in the World from Erica of The Daily Post and Jo’s Monday Walk.


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9 Responses to The Calli, Campi and Canali of Cannaregio, Venice

  1. Great post! I love it when people add so many pictures to posts. Great job!

  2. restlessjo says:

    You did manage to find some seductive empty spaces, Jaspa. I really enjoyed sharing them with you. 🙂 🙂 What a city!

    • Jaspa says:

      Indeed, Jo. I’m already looking forward to going back there again next year. In the meantime, it’s fun to watch my Venetian adventures brought to life, in the shape of Rich’s next book, Jaspa’s Journey 5: The Ses Collector of Venice.

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  4. Ishita says:

    Such a gorgeous post full of love for Venice. Great job!

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