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Venice is a photographer’s paradise. With its maze of canals, its colorful, crumbling facades, and gondolas silently drifting through the city, it’s hard to leave Venice without a memory card full of beautiful images. In this article, we display our 20 favorite photos of Venice, Italy.

Our Visits to Italy

So far, we have visited Italy three times. The first time was on a one year trip around the world in 2014. We started our big adventure with 3 weeks in Italy and what a great starting point!

Our main purpose for visiting Italy the second time around (in 2017) was to race Ironman Italy. It was my turn to do an Ironman triathlon and I picked Italy. There’s no better place in the world to carb-load prior to a big race, right?

Our third visit to Italy was in the summer of 2022. We flew into Venice on our way to the Dolomites and couldn’t resist spending another day in this beautiful city.

The photos in this article are from all three of our visits to Italy.

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Here are our favorite photos from Venice. Enjoy!!

Love this View

Taking in the view from Ponte dell’Accademia.



Gondolas bobbing in Canale di San Marco.


St Marks Basilica Terrace

On the terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica.


Best Views of Venice

The view from the bell tower of Chiesa di San Gorgio Maggiore.


In Venice

Cruising by gondola down Rio de la Fava.



Bridge of Sighs in black and white

The Bridge of Sighs in black and white.


T Fondaco Terrace

View from T Fondaco Terrace.


Canal with Gondolas

We were here in September on a very busy day. Some of the canals became a traffic jam of gondolas.


St Marks Basilica Exterior

The ornate decorations of St. Mark’s Basilica.


Gondolas in the Canal

Cruising under a bridge by gondola.


Just Gorgeous

The view from the Rialto Bridge.


View from Campanile

The view from the Campanile.


Beautiful Venice

Love these views of the canals of Venice. Around every corner is another view that makes you say “Wow!”


St Marks Basilica at Night

St. Mark’s Basilica on an evening tour.

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Venice Boat

What is it about the decay and colors that makes Venice so beautiful?


Venice Gondolas

Gondolas on Canale di San Marco.


An obstructed view from the Bridge of Sighs in Venice.

The view from the Bridge of Sighs.


View from Rialto Bridge

The view from the Rialto Bridge.


Best Things to Do in Venice

The view from the cupola of Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.


Grand Canal Venice

And finally, my favorite view of Venice. Looking out at the Grand Canal from Pont dell’Accademia at night. Magical!


More Information for Your Trip to Italy

VENICE: Learn more about Venice in our article Best Things to Do in Venice. We also have guides about How to Visit St. Mark’s Basilica, where to get the Best Views of Venice, and how to spend Two Days in Venice.

NORTHERN ITALY: Verona is a beautiful city to add to your Italy itinerary and we also have a detailed guides on Lake Garda and how to day trip to Lake Como and Bellagio. In our Northern Italy Itinerary, visit Venice, the Dolomites, Verona, Milan, and Lake Como.

DOLOMITES: We cover important things to know before you go and travel tips in our article How to Plan a Trip to the Dolomites. For ideas on what to do, read our article Best Things to Do in the Dolomites. Check out our Dolomites Hotel Guide for recommendations on where to stay. And for links to all of our articles, take a look at our Dolomites Travel Guide.

AMALFI COAST: Pick out which towns you want to visit in our article about the best towns to visit on the Amalfi Coast. If you are active and adventurous, one of the best things to do on the Amalfi Coast is hike the Path of the Gods. We also have a 3-day Sorrento Itinerary, best things to do in Capri, and where to stay on the Amalfi Coast.

PHOTOGRAPHING ITALY: For some of the best views in Italy, here are 20 gorgeous views and exactly where to photograph them.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY: For more information about the camera gear we carry, check out our Travel Photography Gear Guide.


We have TONS more information about Italy in our Italy Travel Guide, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, the Dolomites, the Amalfi Coast, the Cinque Terre, and Puglia.


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    Pilot Mark

    Venice is a postcard-perfect city, the perfect romantic destination. It´s such a shame its one of the places that´s endangered by the threats of global warming and rising sea levels. Best to enjoy it while we can. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      It’s a magical place to visit, whether it’s your first, second, or even third time here. There’s just something about Venice…

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    The first timeI visited Venice it was a magical and unique experience as there really is no place like it in the world. The second time I visited the first-time varnish had eroded somewhat and I started noticing the decay and the tourism hell-hole that it can be in places. You really have to wander off the beaten path for some peace and quiet.

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Yes, the tourist crowds can be maddening, especially around St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. While those are places everyone must see, wandering away from the busier areas is wonderful. Cheers, Julie

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