10 Things You’ll Find in Venice in March


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Our Venice view from our window in San Marco near Campo San Stefano.


  1. An unlit candle in a bowl on a round table outside a glowing café.
  2. A lone fuschia glove dropped on the steps of a bridge in Campo Sant’Angelo.
  3. A woman sweeping her windowsill with a handheld broom.
  4. A cocoa-brown poodle posing happily for its owner’s camera.
  5. A row of uncomfortable, wood-and-metal chairs lined up behind the pews in St. Zaccaria church.
  6. The staccato shouts of middle school students playing out-of-doors, just beyond a brick wall you cannot see behind.
  7. A woman begging for alms, kneeling, head down, enveloped in black, silent, holding a withered paper cup in her hand.
  8. Orange, lavender and smoky-gray marzipan fish glistening in a store full of sweets.
  9. A troop of ten-year-olds skateboarding in Campo Santa Margherita at nine o’clock on a Saturday night.
  10. An overturned green plastic flower box waiting for spring.



5 thoughts on “10 Things You’ll Find in Venice in March

  1. franmccrackin June 20, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Your post reminds me how effective and satisfying a list can be! I really got a feeling of you using all your senses as you experienced an unfamiliar place. My favorite? #2- someone should write a novel based on the lone fuschia glove! I also loved hearing the students behind the wall, and the image of the marzipan fish, including the surprising color- gray!

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    • marilynyung June 20, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Yes, that glove! I wish I had taken a pic, but alas, I didn’t. We were there for a week, and it was nice to just be there and absorb the place. I have pictures of the marzipan, which didn’t really look that appetizing… realistic, but not appetizing.


  2. theapplesinmyorchard June 21, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Nice! I received so many pictures in my head from your descriptions. I have never done a list before, I will have to try it. Thanks.


    • marilynyung June 21, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks for your comment! Venice is very visual. Everything is beautiful, even the subtle details.

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