A walk through Venice neighborhoods
There are quiet and silent corners in Venice where you forget the vivid and monumental atmosphere of the city centre. It is not necessary to walk to the far end of Venice, into periferal areas. It is often enough to turn around the right corner, to walk under an anonymous ‘sotoportego’ (a covered passageway) or to cross a minor canal to discover unexpected courtyards, staircases or loggias.
This itinerary crosses the district of Dorsoduro. Starting from the Accademia bridge we walk to the easternmost tip of the district, Punta della Dogana, near the famous church of Santa Maria della Salute. Built in thanks for the deliverance of the city from the plague, the church represents the most intersting example of baroque religous architecture in town. This area, together with the long embanquement called ‘Zattere’, is one of the brightest of Venice. Campo San Trovaso and the ‘Squero’, one of the last Gondola-yards in town, the church of San Sebastiano and the nearby University, precede the lively Campo Santa Margherita, one of the most vivacious Venetian squares.
The tour ends back at the Accademia bridge.