Italy is gradually starting to wake up from the long semi-lockdown which has paralyzed the country for the past months. However, things are slowly changing; more and more people are getting vaccinated and the virus, even if it is still around, seems to have weaken a bit. So, why don’t take advantage of the good weather and go to Venice? Today we are going to take a long relaxing walk, giving a look around and visiting places which are always so nice to see!
Let’s begin our walk from the headquarter of Ca’ Foscari University, which has reopened for students (even if only a very few are hanging around), and immediately head towards Campo San Barnaba, joining link between Dorsoduro, Fondamenta Zattere and San Marco. After 5-6 minutes, we reach Ponte dell’Accademia, one of the main bridges that crosses the Canal Grande and it is able to offer one of the most splendid views you can have in Venice: there are no tourists around (in the pre-Covid era it was always full of people) so it’s not difficult to take a good picture and enjoy the landscape.
We continue our walk, but now we have actually a destination: it is a place which I’ve never had the chance to see but it is just stunning and worthy a visit. Let’s go through some other calli (some of them are really tight) but after a short amount of time, there we are: Scala Contarini del Bovolo, just 450 meters away from Saint Mark’s Square. It seems a tower, but they’re actually stairs, and their architecture looks amazing. Find more about it here.
Our journey is almost come to an end, but we just have the opportunity to take a brief look at La Fenice Theatre, which is almost right in front of Scala Contarini. Go check out our article about the Grand Ball we attended on Carnival 2020 right inside the theatre, but for now let’s just admire it from the outside:
Our trip is over. We head back to the train station, almost getting lost, but it’s not something to be worried about: it is a nice experience to get lost in Venice, it gives you the opportunity to look at the city from a total different perspective.
Not many words needed: it’s been great to be back!