Here, the hustle of Piazza San Marco is silenced.
Here, the melodious sonatas sung by gondoliers are silenced.
Here, the silence allows Venice's essence to be experienced.
At the time of this photograph, silence was only broken by the lapping sounds of water gently breaking at a nearby canal. Numerous interesting restaurants, shops, neighborhoods, and architectural marvels lay off the beaten path of Venice's main attractions. Try venturing into the secluded walkways of Venice's backstreets, you will not regret it.
Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)