If you are in the sestiere of Dorsoduro, chances are you may come across the Carmini Church. If you stand in the Campo Carmini, facing the entry to the church, you will notice an entry to your right. If you are lucky, you may gain entry to what was the Carmini Cloisters, now the Istituto Statale d’Arte di Venezia. (State Institute of Art, Venice).
What a wonderful place to study art!
Here is what will greet you as you go through the doorway.
Then you walk into the cloister.
What an inspired way to use a cloister (and associated buildings) no longer needed for the original purpose.