Guidecca - thats the part of Venice that is right across from St. Mark's Square and because of that it also covers Venice from the open sea. Only way you will get to Guidecca is by boat which is the reason why a large majority of tourists will never visit this side of the waterfront.
Which is the reason for the following three facts:
1. Getting to Guidecca was a small odyssey. Along with my mother who, just discovering that all her photos she took on the very same day were lost, clearly wasn't able to get her mind to time tables for boats or vaporetto numbers, which lead to a travel-to-Guidecca-time of about an hour and to travelling Canale Grande up- and downwards. To finally get back to St. Mark's Square because of my mother wanting to get back to Hard Rock Cafe in order to take some of the lost and important pics. Bottom line: One and a half hour till I finally set foot on Guidecca..
2. It's like having tranquility there. You can do what you want which in my case would be shooting panoramas at sun-down without having to argue about these annoying tourist. Which also leads to fact 3:
3. Guidecca seems to be the place where all the VIPs are staying. Which got clear when sun-down was approaching and suddenly a lot of sartorially dressed people showed up, getting into various awaiting private motor boats. And when Clive Owen tends to pass by.
I for myself loved Guidecca and looked forward to it the whole day. Why? You have a perfect view to St. Mark's Square, the Santa Maria della Salute and to Venice itself. Which leads to great night shots which I will show the next days.