I know Venice can be crowded and full of tourists, but if you get away from San Marco and Rialto and the streets that join them, the city can be remarkably peaceful, beautiful and quiet.
On our last visit to Venice in June we went to the Dorsoduro area behind the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute.
We came upon a gorgeous piazza, or campo, as they are called in Venice. This one is actually a campiello, a small square.
There was a pretty garden.
I can’t tell you what the campiello was called, the name had worn off.
I like the house with the glassed in balcony, the rooftop terrace and the fabulous chimneys. I think there would be Grand Canal views from there.
Not far away was a cute bar where I could go for lunch every day.
San Marco and Rialto are wonderful and it is understandable why they are popular, but it is easy to find quiet places in Venice if you wander off the main streets.
To get to Dorsoduro, take the traghetto (ferry) to Salute, walk behind the church and wander aimlessly. Getting lost in Venice is inevitable and desirable.