When you’re on the road, you don’t want to be worrying about what you are going to see all the time – you’ll want to have it planned out so that you can get going and see everything! Before your next trip to Venice, Italy you need to plan ahead and keep these 6 places to take photos in mind.
Here are 6 Places to Take Photos in Venice, Italy.
1. St. Mark’s Square / St. Mark’s Basilica
One of the most visited and noteworthy places to capture stellar street photos and take in the scenery in Venice, Italy is St. Mark’s square. Also known as the Piazza, St. Mark’s square is the central spot for many locals as well as a popular destination for tourists and visitors.
This is also the central location for the Venice Carnival and offers a view of many of the historic buildings including the ornate Roman Catholic cathedral – St. Mark’s Basilica.
While visiting, we recommend staying to take photos for a short while and capture the setting from various angles! This is a great spot for street photography in Venice and we don’t want you to miss out on any shots.
2. Rialto Bridge
Throughout Venice’s Grand Canal there are four historic bridges – Rialto being the oldest and most visited. The bridge connects San Marco and San Polo and has been rebuilt several times.
This bridge is a MUST VISIT spot on our list because of the grandiose style. It is perfect for photographing as a beautiful background element or feature for your framing. The way that the bridge and the people around coexist is a beautiful sight to see.
3. Grand Canal
This next one is a bit obvious for visiting Venice, but we’ll give you a few more tips to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the Grand Canal. One of our first recommendations when it comes to the Grand Canal – spend lots of time here. This is where the hundreds of smaller canals all lead to. Here you will see many of the gondolas and boats that have come from all over the city and will also be greeted with incredible vies of the sea and city!
The Grand Canal is also a great spot to pick up a gondola boat and take a ride. Don’t forget that taking photos from the water can provide for a new perspective that may offer more pop than photos from the land.
4. Lido di Venezia
Next up on our list is Lido di Venezia. This 11-kilometer long sandbar is home to nearly 20,000 residents of Venice and is where the Venice Film Festival takes place every year in September.
This is a great spot to go for taking photos in Venice because of the beautiful beaches and the views of the Adriatic Sea. Also, if you find yourself here – please find some time to sit back, relax, and take it all in. Not many people are fortunate enough to be in this location and it’s nice to appreciate the beauty around you sometimes!
5. Bridge of Sighs
The next bridge on our list is the Bridge of Sighs. This is another bridge definitely worth visiting for some photos and memories.
The Bridge of Sighs connects Prigioni Nuove to Doge’s Palace in a relatively popular part of town so there will be plenty of people around to photograph. Stories from the past say that this is called the Bridge of Sighs because this was the last view of Venice that prisoners would get before their forthcoming imprisonment at Prigoni Nuove.
If you are near St. Mark’s Square, you will need to check historic bridge out!
6. San Giorgio Maggiore
The last place to take photos in Venice, Italy is San Giorgio Maggiore. This incredible location is one of the smaller, separate islands that is not attached to Venice, but if you are able to pay for a water taxi or boat ride over to San Giorgio Maggiore, we highly recommend it.
This location is PERFECT for capturing incredible views of Venice from further away, giving you a nice landscape shot of the beautiful city that is Venice, Italy!
This will be a view that you won’t forget – make sure you plan time to get here at a good hour of the day so that you can capture the perfect view with the perfect light!
We hope that this list will help you to prepare for your next (or first) trip to Venice, Italy! If you have any other suggestions or recommendations, feel free to share them with us in the comments. Safe travels! :)