Venice was one of the cities I definitely wanted to see during a May trip to Italy with my husband. I was excited to see the things people typically associate with Venice: the Grand Canal, gondolas, St. Mark's Square. What I didn't anticipate, though, was that the small details I found in Venice, like these beautiful lanterns strung across a piazza, was the thing that would most enchant me.
As soon as we arrived in Venice, we quickly realized that the best thing to do was throw away our map and just wander, and that's exactly what we did. We loved that as we wound through the city's labyrinthian streets we never knew what we'd find around the next corner. We spent an entire day exploring every nook and cranny of Venice, and I was blown away by how much beauty the city's most mundane objects had. Magical Venice is a must-see on any trip to Italy!