A relatively non-touristy area lying just west of the Rialto area and setting of one of Venice’s most neighbourly squares, Campo San Giacomo Dell’Orio – a pretty area with a strong community spirit and a sprinkling of trees, benches and well-regarded restaurants. Also home to the Baroque Ca’ Pesaro (International Gallery of Modern Art), Palazzo Mocenigo (museum of fabrics, costumes and perfumes) at San Stae and Venice’s Natural History Museum at the Fondaco Dei Turchi on the banks of the Grand Canal.
The Church and Campo of San Giacomo Dell’ Orio
Ca’ Pesaro (International Gallery of Modern Art)
Palazzo Mocenigo at San Stae (Museum of the History of Fabrics, Costumes and Perfumes)
Natural History Museum