In Venice, a street that runs between two sets of buildings. Unlike in Spanish, the ll is pronounced. The word comes from the Latin for “path”.


She led me north through a succession of narrow, twisting calles and across small bowed bridges over dark narrow canals, quickly leaving behind the scatter of people in and around San Marco …

Definition from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (via Wordnik); image from; additional info from

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