Getting lost is the only place worth going to.
Tiziano Scarpa, author Venice is a Fish
And we did get lost, Julie and I. We were on our 8-day roadtrip through Italy, Croatia, Hungry, Austria and back into Italy. We were driving past Venice on our way from Trieste to Como and Julie said, as you do, let's pop into Venice for a couple of hours.
She had been once and wanted to introduce me to that mythical Italian city I had never seen. So we parked and caught a bus across the long bridge into Venice. And we were confident, for a while, that there was no way we'd get lost but ... oh we did.
So lost. But the sights we happened upon were worth it in retrospect.
There were sights I had never imagined before, around every other corner ... like this.