Mystery writer, Lawrence Block, said this about travel,
"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."
What Mr Block refers to is what I call "serendipity" and, he’s right, these experiences are some of the most memorable I have ever had as a traveler. The unexpected festival or unscheduled band concert are extremely special. When we were in Venice, we strolled into St Mark’s Square, in the evening, after the normal tourist hours and witnessed a spontaneous "battle of the bands" between three (3) competing orchestras. It was incredible. We were even dancing to the music in the square. What an incredible evening!