When you put down your map in Venice and stroll without any worry or inhibitions you'll be surprised at what you will find and see.
A ruined doorway divorced from its original building, inhabitants walking home with their children from school or a man and young boy fishing for small crabs to feast on during a holiday.
Whatever you will see there'll be a story to tell, a picture to take, a revelation to realize. Just put down your darn map! Don't worry about getting lost, there are signs for that, and your map is always in your back pocket. But do go down that dark alley, the best things in Venice are often hidden.