Per Rialto devi girare a destra, poi a sinistra, fai il sotopòrtego, prendi la calle a destra, passi il campo, prendi il terzo ponte che trovi, vai dritto due minuti sulla fondamenta e poi passi di nuovo il canale e sei arrivato.
— Un Gondoliere

Venice is a unique city and many cities all in one.

It is not only a city of art and culture but also of people. A city of students and wealthy tourists from all over the world. A city of water, history and glassmaking, which the whole world envies.

Here we cannot tell you what to visit; the list would be too long. A guide or an entire website would not suffice. We can tell you that from Ca' de Memi you can walk to the station and catch a train that will take you directly to Venezia Santa Lucia station. Alternatively, you can go by car, in 40 minutes, and park in Piazzale Roma, the only place in Venice you can get to by car.

And then?

Where are you going? Throw away your map! Do you want to know exactly where you are at the moment? Well, in all cities and shopping centres, at bus and underground stops, you are used to following signs. There is almost always a sign with a coloured dot or an arrow on the map that clearly tells you: “You are here”. It is the same in Venice. Just look up and you can see many yellow signs with arrows that tell you: go that way, do not get confused, “Alla ferrovia” ( to the railway station), “Per San Marco” (to Saint Mark’s Square), “All’Accademia” (to the Accademia gallery). Take no notice of them; just forget them. Why try to find your way through the maze? Follow it, for once. Don’t worry, let the path you take decide your route, and not vice versa. Learn to roam and wander. Get lost and loiter.
— Venezia è un pesce. Una guida (Venice is a Fish: A Cultural Guide) by Tiziano Scarpa, Feltrinelli

And now you are lost, enjoy this video ;)

Le illustrazioni di Elena sugli stereotipi della città lagunare.