Venice is a unique city, beautiful views await you around each corner. Finding the perfect shot in this magical city is easy, you will find yourself photographing the view from every bridge you cross, overwhelmed by wonder and amazement. If you are looking for places where you can take the most beautiful photos of your holiday in Venice, we have the solution for you. In this article, we will talk about the 10 most "instagrammable" places in Venice, including famous spots, but with a few more suggestions, and hidden but unmissable corners. Let's discover them together!
Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs is certainly one of the most photographed spots in Venice: there are always many people who cross Ponte della Paglia to enjoy its view, from which they overlook one of the most famous bridges in the world, in search of the perfect shot. We suggest you get off the panoramic bridge and go under the arches of Palazzo delle Prigioni. At the end of the street you will find a narrow platform overlooking the Rio di Palazzo, from where you will have the perfect shot, away from the mass of tourists. Just be careful!
Another symbolic bridge in Venice is the Rialto Bridge. You can't miss a photo of your holiday with the Rialto in the background! To get the perfect photo, go to Riva del Ferro and right in front of Hotel Rialto you will find wooden piers, ideal places to capture the unique view of Rialto, with gondolas passing in the background.
Riva degli Schiavoni
Riva degli Schiavoni is a long Venetian waterfront that stretches along St Mark's basin, from the Doge's Palace to Rio di Ca' di Dio. The Riva, in the stretch in front of the Doge's Palace, overlooks St Mark's basin, with a view of the island of San Giorgio, and with all the gondolas docked there it is a very characteristic and special corner of the city, where you can take beautiful photos.
The colourful houses of Burano are one of the most instagrammable places in Venice. Every house, bridge and corner of the beautiful island of Burano will be the perfect place to take postcard photos. All you have to do is choose the wall in the colour you prefer and have fun taking hundreds of photos surrounded by an explosion of colour.
Fondaco dei Tedeschi
The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is a Renaissance palace, located in the San Marco district, overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. Since 2016, the Fondaco has become home to a shopping centre and cultural hub, and it is also possible to access its panoramic terrace free of charge. The terrace offers a spectacular all-round view of the entire city. Access is completely free of charge but it is necessary to book the time of your visit.
Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, located in the San Marco district, hidden among the calli around Campo Manin, is one of the most original examples of late Gothic Venetian architecture. The real jewel of this palace is its circular staircase tower with a spiral staircase called Scala Contarini del Bovolo, where bovolo in Venetian means, precisely, snail (in Italian snail is chiocciola and the spiral staircase is called scala a chioccola). From the top of its staircase you can admire Venice and, in particular, St Mark's bell tower from a different perspective, to capture the view of the city's roofs framed by the arches of the staircase.
Acqua Alta Bookshop
Acqua Alta Bookshop is one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world and therefore a perfect place to take unique photos. What makes this bookshop special is certainly the arrangement of the books, which are stored inside gondolas, boats and tubs, to be protected in case of high water, among which sweet kittens wander undisturbed. Another characteristic of the shop is the staircase of books inside the courtyard, from the top of which you can admire a suggestive view of the canals of Venice.
In the Castello district, at the fork between the Rio Tetta and the Rio di San Giovanni Laterano, you will come across a striking view: a palace with three sides on the water, the Palazzo Tetta. Just step onto the beautiful cast-iron bridge, Ponte dei Conzafelzi, to take the perfect photo in front of this unique Venetian palace.
A unique place to capture with your smartphone is definitely Ponte Chiodo, located in the Cannaregio district on the Rio di San Felice. The uniqueness of this view is due precisely to the uniqueness of the bridge itself, the only bridge in Venice (there is another on the island of Torcello) to have remained without balustrades. Climb the bridge and sit on one of its steps with your legs dangling down to get the perfect photo.
The Blue Door
In a side street of Rugagiuffa, which looks like a dead-end street, is one of the most photographed doors in Venice: the Blue Door. This door is not the entrance to a famous palace, but its gothic shape and especially its peculiar blue colour make it fascinating. The side street where it is located is Calle de Mezo, located in the Castello district, near the Palazzo Grimani Museum.