Venice is a man made, complex urban design of waterways. Often we use the word “canal” to describe these connective paths. This is incorrect. In reality there are three canals in the historic center of Venice; the Grand, Giudecca and Cannaregio Canals. These wide waterways connect to one another creating the primary arteries of the city. The rest should correctly be called “rio”.
Just like along the Zattere in Dorsoduro, if the sun is out then you will find it shining over the fondamenta of the Cannaregio Canal. I recommend enjoying a stroll in this primarily residential area next to the Jewish Ghetto.
My preferred locale for an aperitivo is the minimalistic, hip MQ10. I simply can not pass by without popping in for a tuna and olive tramezzino or two. A tramezzino is a tasty triangular treat made of soft white, crust-less bread stuffed with things like tuna, ham, egg or shrimp.
Choose your seat and order a sparkling orange colored Spritz to wash down your snack. Venetians most popular aperitivo is an Aperol and white wine or Prosecco spritzer served with an olive or orange slice garnish. Clink glasses and say “cin cin” to your travel partner, you will fit right in with the locals at MQ10.