Finding Your Way in Venice

Venice is a set of islands but is still defined today as an “island” by the Venetians to distinguish it from the “mainland” town of Mestre. Venice also has a very unique topographic system. Therefore, as soon as you arrive in Venice, you look for some reference point that will allow you to find your […]

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Calli and the Narrowest Alley in Venice

Just Walking I like to get lost and just walking between one street and the other. I sometimes just walk to find the emptiest piazzas (or Campo in Venetian) or to find the narrowest streets (or Calle). Calle The term Calle derives from the Latin callis, which means path, aisle, or walkway. The names of […]

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