Campo San Vio, Venezia, Italy, 2011

Campo San Vio is one of the 191 squares in Venezia and our favourite one. Secluded, with nice shade during the day, and fantastic vistas across grand canal.

This is where 4 years ago we noticed this "warning" [small photo bellow] attached to the wall. On the very first day of our visit this year we went to visit Campo San Vio. This year square is clean, as if warning was functioning.

It is quite easy to find this Campo, just cross the Academia bridge, top left on the map, zigzag true the few narrow streets, cross second bridge over small canals and this pleasant space will open up its fantastic views for you.

X on the map is marking the spot from where this panorama was taken.

It is very hard to find quiet place in Venezia, especially during extremely busy summer tourist season. That is what we liked about this Campo. Check this 9 gondolas jamming this canal [bellow]. That is, hardly 100m away just on the other side of the Grand Canal. One of the main reasons that this space is so precious.

This square was very inspirational for my newly re-found passion for drawing – sketching – painting. New technology, shared BTW with famous artist David Hockney [link], turned to be ideal medium for travellers. Check the result bellow.

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ceremonial
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uses & activities
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religious
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residential
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image
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