This city totally draws you in, it’s almost overwhelming….there’s so much to look at and observe all at the same time.  Sometimes it seems like the only way to truly appreciate a place with so much meticulous detail and distraction is to focus on the macro level and just what’s in front of you. Even better yet is to focus on the simple and yet sublime – in looking more carefully and at the very small details,  you can start to understand and see how truly exceptional the city is.


What to see in Venice, Italy


Venice - the small details, Travel Photo Mondays #33

Mailbox with angel


Many little details attract me and draw my immediate attention when I’m walking down some of the quiet alleyways, away from all the madhem and bustle of the all the tourists pressing to find the top attractions to the city. But for me these little impressions that draw my eyes to focus on them for a moment makes me appreciate the special things that no-one else sees while touring the city or doing some day trips from Venice to explore.

Here are some things along my walk that drew me in for a closer look:


Venice - the small details

Fresh produce via boat


The Cicchetti and pub crawl experience in Venice

Trying some of the delicious seafood at any of the small bacari (Venetian bars) is definitely a must do experience…so many Cicchetti (small bites) to savor!


Venice - the small details

Fried seafood to go





Venice - the small details

Brass knob





Venice - the small details

Church stone detail


Murano glasswork in Venice

Stunning artwork like Murano glass installations dot several locations on Murano island, you must see them and visit some of the amazing galleries there.


Venice - the small details

Murano Glass in a park setting


Venice - the small details



Ornate door details


Venice - the small details

An intricate and color door entry






Venice - the small details

Venetian style windows





Venice - the small details

Gondolas with blue covers





Venice - the small details

Windows and fountains


Venetian hand crafted

Beautiful crafts and artistry when you window shop and look at all the amazing work from Venetian artisans. The leather masks below are a fine example of a specialized craft made in Venice.

Venice - the small details

Leather crafted masks


I’m doing a short series of articles about Venice,  if you haven’t seen my first post, it’s about capturing Venice in black and white which I really enjoyed working on, have a look here


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If your looking to visit Venice soon, check out some of these places to stay in Venice so you can find those little details to capture yourself.

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