I spent a week in Venice a few months ago and tried to notice details— large and small.
- Young mothers in Campo San Stefano at five in the afternoon, visiting and watching their little girls jumping rope.
- Intricate wrought iron street lamps at Palazzo Grassi.
- Post-Carnivale confetti clustered in the recesses of steps on the bridges in San Marco.
- A thirty-something sandwich shop worker laughing as he slices meats for the lunch crowd in Campo San Vio.
- AC/DC’s “Back in Black” playing on the intercom at the Punto Simply grocery.
- A seagull resting on a terra cotta rooftop at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
- A woman jogging in tank and tights along the Zattere waterfront before dawn on a Tuesday.
- Prayer candles burning in red votives inside Santa Maria della Salute.
- The murmur of gondoliers conversing on a Saturday night outside the Rialto COOP grocery.
- Sensible, durable, unadorned shoes and boots; not a high-heel in sight.
To read about more things you’ll find in Venice in March, click here.
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7 replies on “10 More Things You’ll Find in Venice in March: A List Poem”
What a fun approach to traveling. So efficient, yet the images you create are expansive. I am so wordy when I write about traveling. To each his own, I guess. But now you’ve got me thinking….
Yes, I had been meaning to write about this trip since March, but I was too busy with school. And then summer came and I just decided to list my memories and observations. It was rather freeing to take this approach. I might try something more “prosaic” later, but for now… Thanks for commenting!
I love lists. I could really see the life swirling around you in Venice. It makes me want to travel!
Yes. I’m ready to go back!
Venice was wonderful! One thing I wish I had known was that I needed to bring some great walking shoes!
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[…] My husband, our son, and I visited Venice for one week in March over spring break. While it was an all too brief vacation, we actually spent more time there than the day-trippers who take a gondola ride, visit St. Mark’s Square, call it good and leave. I feel that we were able to actually get to know the city, at least a little. (Read my lists of ten ordinary things I found in Venice in March here and here.) […]