art and crafts
around the Salute
The route starts at the Stazione Marittima and follows primarily the edge of the sestiere of Dorsoduro to the Punta della Dogana, home of the city’s contemporary art museum, meandering through internal streets and squares before turning to more famous locations. It is a walk of discovery, where we discover place names, spots that may or may not be well-known in this part of the city, with their stories and legends. The route passes through the Sotoportego del Casin dei Nobili, over the Ponte delle Meravegie, reaching Campo San Trovaso and Campo Sant'Agnese, crossing Campiello degli Incurabili through Campo della Salute, where we will turn to Campo dea Carità at the foot of the Ponte dell'Accademia.
In these places, we can admire the artistic jewellery of Orsola Mainardis, the artworks presented at Bacart Studio and Bacci, the delicacies at Pasticceria Colussi and the Venetian symbol par excellence, the Gondola, built entirely by hand at Squero di Tramontin.
■ mb, 2015-01-24