The Sestiere Cannaregio is the second largest of the six, extending from the railroad station to the Rialto. It covers almost half of the northern part of Venice.
The Strada Nova was not a single project but rather a series of incremental changes which became the start of mass tourism in Venice
Strada Nove #7: The part of the Strada Nova between Campo SS Apostoli and Rialto has seen comparably fewer changes, just a bit here and there
Strada Nove #6: The Strada Nova at Santa Sofia ploughs through the old city of Venice, without any regard for the city or its people.
Strada Nove #5: The parts of the Strada Nove around Santa Fosca and San Felice only exist thanks to numerous demolitions of common people’s houses
Strada Nove #4: Due Ponti and l’Anconeta were well known localities in Venice in the 1700s and earlier, but now both places are long gone.
Strada Nove #3: The Rio di San Leonardo was interred in 1818, ostensibly for economic reasons, even though the locals complained.
Strada Nove #2: Rio del Isola was a canal in Venice which was filled in and joined up with the Lista di Spagna to form the start of the current Strada Nova
Strada Nove #1: Where there railroad station Santa Lucia is today once stood two churches (Santa Lucia and Corpus Domini), two monasteries and much more
Venice changed from a city which primarily existed for its inhabitants to a city dominated by tourism, and the Strada Nova was the first step.