"Where you find the real Venice" Back Street Canals Tip by fishandchips

Back Street Canals, Venice: 101 reviews and 141 photos

  Backwater canal and bridge
by fishandchips

There are literally hundreds of back water canals and bridges to help you get lost in this wonderful city. Your map will normally show you the main places to visit but it is essential to wander around the smaller streets and bridges to get a proper feel of the magic of Venice. From the water, an entirely different Venice will show itself. Not much glamour here with the dirty underside of this great city bared for all to see. It will quickly become apparent to you that Venice is slowly but surely being gobbled up by the lagoon. A trip down the Grand Canal will show you the best of Venice, a trip down the back waters will show you the more desparate side of town.

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  • Updated May 6, 2007
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