The great majority of the tourists in Venice are concentrated within a stone’s throw of The Grand Canal and St Mark’s Square, but the real charm of the place is in the back streets and canals, where (apart from the occasional gondola jam) the tourists are relatively rare.
Here is a tour featuring (mainly) a random selection of the many unsung bridges of Venice.
Note how the Venetians adopted the style of long stones in the arch. The short pieces are the ends of cross stones that link it all together. It is a design style developed in China for arch bridges on very soft ground.