- 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.
I spent a week in Venice a few months ago and tried to notice details— large and small. To read about more things you’ll find in Venice in March, click here.