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 – it’s all in the details
Many little details attract me and draw my immediate attention when I’m walking down some of the quiet alleyways, away from all the mayhem 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:
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!
All about the little details in Venice
I love enjoying the walk around various parts of the city and the islands. Along the way I spot so many beautiful little details like door entrances, portals, corner sculpture and even unexpected art in the public squares. It’s all a fun discovery tour of the islands.
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.
Murano Glass in a park setting
Ornate door details
Wondering around the historic sites and islands, a weekend in Venice is ideal to see everything or just slow down and capture those special moments or photographs to treasure forever.
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.
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
How to get around Venice
I find that getting around Venice, a city of canals and islands, requires a unique approach due to its lack of conventional roads and vehicles. Once you are at Venice it is easy to walk around and explore or even take a local water bus to some of the outlying islands.
Here are the primary ways to navigate Venice:
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