The Strada Nova was not a single project but rather a series of incremental changes which became the start of mass tourism in Venice
“Due Ponti (Rio Terrà, Fondamenta dei)” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini translated by René Seindal
Strada Nove #4: Due Ponti and l’Anconeta were well known localities in Venice in the 1700s and earlier, but now both places are long gone.
Strada Nove #3: The Rio di San Leonardo was interred in 1818, ostensibly for economic reasons, even though the locals complained.
Venice changed from a city which primarily existed for its inhabitants to a city dominated by tourism, and the Strada Nova was the first step.
In Venice everybody walks, but why has Venice become a pedestrian city, when it is constructed around canals and boats.