Postcards from venice

Venice is perhaps the most Instagrammable place in the world! Venice is the type of city that oozes beauty from every corner and what photogenic corners they are too! You could actually drop your camera and accidentally take a photo and it would still be a great photo – no jokes. As a photographer, I went crazy there. In fact it’s one of the few places where I rarely took any photos of myself. I’m a bit hesitant to make a definitive list of places to photograph because some of my best photos weren’t taken from the more iconic places.

I recommend atleast 2-3 days to fully cover Venice. There are so many hidden alleyways and streets that you’ll definitely want to go back the next day to cover them. Also, you must take photos during sunset. I went on the gondola just before sunset and, oh wow, I got the chance to see Venice in a whole new light – literally.

So here are some of my favourite photos from Venice. They were all taken on my mobile.

View for breakfast!
This photo was taken from the gondola ride during sunset.
Venice is famous for wedding photography!

This beautiful couple was getting their photos taken and all of us tourists were lined up on the bridge staring in awe at how good they looked! I asked their photographer if he alright with me taking some photos too!

Photo taken from St Mark’s Campanile

St Mark’s Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy. It is the tallest and most recognisable structure in Venice. Definitely the best place for panoramic views of the city!

Ponte dei Pugni Bridge
Venice is famous for its canal and bridges

Venice has some amazing bridges which themselves are very photo-worthy. Here’s a list of the must see bridges in Venice:

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Ponte dei Pugni
  • Ponte degli Scalzi
  • Ponte dell’Accademia
A gondola ride is a must in Venice!

A cost of a gondola ride is about 100- 120 Euros for a 30 minute ride. You can ofcourse request a longer ride from the gondolier and confirm the price beforehand. I highly recommend taking a gondola tour as the scenes you will see from the canal are just stunning and the gondolier themselves are some of the friendliest people you’ll meet.

Just a click from the gondola ride!

Venice was the 4th city we visited on our trip around Italy and it was definitely my favourite (Lake Como gave it some fierce competition). I’m quite excited to share a blog on the full trip itself but as a footnote let me tell you that accommodation in the centre of Venice is super expensive. We took a hotel in Marghera which is just outside of Venice. There’s a direct bus from Marghera to Venice which takes about 20 minutes to reach the centre.

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