Venice is full of surprises. Look carefully around you. It’s not just ‘another old building’. There could be a tiny bas relief, a small sign, a paint job, even graffiti – that brings a place to life. It would be a mistake to go to Venice – or any city – and just see the main tourist attractions and think you’ve seen all there is to see.
Peel away the layers. Look at the details. It would be a pity to just marvel at architecture and history but be blind to the details that may not be significant historically or artistically but are just fun to note. These bring out the personality in the city. I love the quirks I found all over the place. And those are not even the numerous wall shrines dedicated to saints and the Virgin that fascinated me so much – those will be posted up soon.
Open to debate.