My Tribute to Venice: Sights I Can’t Describe

My Tribute to Venice: Sights I Can’t Describe

“What’s your favourite part of Venice?”

 

Straight On Detour, Venice
Straight On Detour, Venice

 

It is a question I was asked several times while in the city and on many occasions since leaving. I am always stumped how to answer. I mean, for sure Saint Marcos Square and the lovers archway of Rialto Bridge are wondrous sights but somehow neither of these spring to mind. Instead I am bombarded with a medley of images that have no names and I could not possibly create directions for. So instead of giving a plausible answer, I find myself stuttering about an art gallery whose name I can’t remember.

 

Straight On Detour, Venice
Straight On Detour, Venice

 

I suppose the truth is, venturing into the maze of Venice’s streets and finding the unknown is the absolute key to falling in love with it. Hearing your footsteps echo in unmarked squares, squeezing through alleyways crumbling into ruin and oozing with authenticity might be a far cry from the grandeur of the grand canal and have no name but will stay with you long after you leave.

 

Straight On Detour, Venice
Straight On Detour, Venice

 

Rather than a list of words here is my answer to why I love Venice in a few simple pictures, I hope I can encourage you to visit and get yourself thoroughly lost.

 

 

Straight On Detour, Venice
Straight On Detour, Venice
Straight On Detour, Venice

 

 

Straight On Detour, Venice
Straight On Detour, Venice

 

 

 

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Rebecca Mayoll is a ‘just turned 30’ freelance writer and photographer from England. She is the co-founder and author of straightondetour.com, a travel website with the mantra ‘find your own adventure.’ Promoting adventurous destinations, independent travel and giving a humorous insight to the World of travel is what Becky does best.

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