“Cannaregio” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini
Big Eyes, Honest Women and the Love of Friends. There are some odd place names in Venice, which pose many questions with few answers.
“Castello (Sestiere, Canale di)” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini
Venice is divided into six sestiere whose origin is as old as the city of Venice itself. As far as we know, they have always been there.
Streets in Venice have different names from in the rest of Italy, because Venice wasn’t a part of Italy for most of its history.