Getting off the tourist track and getting lost in the kaleidoscopic labyrinth of calli and campielli is a journey-within-the-journey, discovering a different Venice, ready to reveal its best-kept secrets to you.
Most tourists stay in Venice for just a few days, some only from morning to night, visit that handful of iconic and crowded destinations and go home probably a little dazed. No one is saying that wonders like the Rialto Bridge or St Mark’s Square shouldn’t be admired and photographed, or that you shouldn’t indulge in a spritz while sitting at Caffé Quadri, but there is so much more to see in Venice, and often lesser-known attractions and routes less travelled by tourists deserve just as much attention. If you deviate just a little from the main road, you’ll discover calli and campielli where real Venetians live and work, artisan workshops, monumental theatres with a troubled history, mysterious bas-reliefs carved into the walls, ‘vie’ and streets with picturesque names and secret gardens frequented only by locals. If you are lucky enough to have a local guide at your disposal to accompany you on this unusual exploration, you will return home sure of having had a unique experience, which few tourists can claim to have had, and you will carry in your heart forever the image of a different Venice, all for you.