Venice is a photographer’s dream come true. From the beautiful canals filled with gondolas to the small picturesque houses: this amazing city is filled with hidden gems and astonishing photography spots. Are you looking for the most instagrammable places in Venice? Then look no further, here are my favorite spots! Looking for tips to make your IG photos pop and bring your feed to the next level? Make sure to read my tips on how to take killer Instagram pics!
1. Riva degli Schiavoni
Riva degli Schiavoni is located behind St. Mark’s Square and is Venice’s most famous waterfront. It is filled with hundreds of gondolas swaying by the dock and it gives you a beautiful view of the San Giorgio Maggiore church. Just like any other spot in Venice, I recommend to come early in the morning or late at night for the best pictures.
2. The Bridge of Sighs
If you’re near St Mark’s Square, make sure to head over to the Bridge of Sighs, only located a few meters ahead. Be aware, this is one of the most famous spots in Venice, so it can get quite busy after 10 am. Unfortunately, I couldn't get there very early in the morning, so it wasn't easy to take a good picture. That's why I took one from a different perspective, down the stairs. The result turned out great!
3. Scala Contarini del Bovolo
The place is maybe a little less known, but definitely worth it if you want to enjoy a great view over the city of Venice. Scala Contarini del Bovolo is a beautiful tower with an amazing spiral staircase, located near St Mark’s Square. Be aware that you have to pay an entrance fee of about 5 euros.
4. Canale Grande (view from Ponte di Rialto)
The Grand Canale is like a highway for boats (because cars are banned throughout much of the city). It’s filled with traditional gondolas, vaporettis and private water taxis. The Grand Canal is lined on either side by Venetian houses, palaces, churches, hotels, and other beautiful buildings. If you want to enjoy a great view over the Grand Canal, head over to the Rialto bridge, probably the most famous spot in Venice! Take the stairs and enjoy!
5. The small canals and bridges
Venice has hundreds of small alleys, canals and bridges. The most fun part about exploring Venice is actually getting lost! Just wander off into a little side street and find yourself completely alone, away from all tourists. Head over to the Cannaregio area, my favourite area because you’ll only find locals here and you can enjoy food and drinks alongside the canals. If you don’t know where to start, head over to the ‘Fondamenta de la Sensa’ street. It’s a great starting point!
6. St. Mark’s Campanile from above If you want to enjoy Venice from above, make sure to climb the St. Mark’s Campanile. With its 99 metres of height, the towering bell tower located in the heart of Piazza San Marco, offers the best view over the city and its lagoon. Make sure to visit the St. Mark’s Campanile before the hordes of tourists flood the piazza.
Bonus Spot: Burano
If you’re staying in Venice for a couple of days and you’re in for a day trip, make sure to visit Burano. It’s a small Island near Venice, with beautiful canals and bright colored houses. How to get there? Take the vaporetto line (route 12) from Venice to Burano. It takes about 45 minutes and costs around €15 per person.
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