Along the northside of Venice, bordering the lagoon, is a 1 kilometer long quayside called Fondamente Nove. Fondamente is a Venetian word to mark a passage between a canal or waterway and buildings. Exceptional are the views from this quay provoking a sense of freedom after having walked through the many narrow alleys of the inner city.
Ordinary life continues here as if there are no tourists, though there are some taking the vaporetto to Murano. Venetians take the boat to the cemetery of San Michele. There is a petrol station for boats and the main hospital from where ambulance boats transport patients.
At the far eastern end you can turn right and left again to continue your walk along the lagoon all the way to the Arsenale, where the passage way is just a metal frame attached to the walls above the water.