First, book the secret itinerary in the Doge’s Palace. That is the only way to deepen the history of the ancient governmental building, by visiting the old secret archives, the torture chamber and the cells where Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned (and from which he escaped!).
Second, do not miss Dorsoduro district, with its Fists bridge, Campo San Barnaba (where Indiana Jones and the Fourth Crusade was filmed!), and its beautiful gondola shipyard… a jump into the romantic Venice!
Third, visit Campo dei Mori and La Madonna dell’Orto… very far from the crowd, these ancient places house a lot to understand Venice multicultural and devotional soul.
In the end, have you ever seen the very recently restored ceiling in San Sebastiano Church? Some outstanding Veronese’s paintings are hidden there.
Wherever you go, you can find something secret if a guide’s expert eyes accompany you!