Venice Italy

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit to Venice Italy

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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.

We recently had the pleasure of spending one day in Venice, one of our favorite cities in Italy.

Julie Rivenbark

Our Second Visit to Italy

Our main purpose for visiting Italy this time around was 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?

Julie in Venice

From the US we flew into Venice, one of the closest cities to the race location (Cervia, Italy). Tim and I couldn’t resist spending one day in Venice…one wonderful day just to walk around, enjoy the food, and explore the canals.

Tim in Venice

Tim and I arrived in Venice on a red-eye flight from the US on a Wednesday morning. After checking into our hotel, the Hotel Olimpia, we had the afternoon and evening to go off and explore. With only a few hours of sleep on the airplane, both of us were jet-lagged and groggy, but there’s something about walking around in the bright sunshine at a gorgeous location that is rejuvenating.

20 Photos of Venice Italy

So, what do you do if it is your second time in Venice?

Whatever your heart desires. For Tim and I, that meant no museums, no waiting in lines, no must-see sights to check off the list. We just wanted to wander the canals at a leisurely pace and explore corners of Venice we never saw the first time around.

Here are our favorite photos from our recent visit to Venice. Enjoy!!

Taking in the view from Pont dell’Accademia.

Love this View

 

Gondolas bobbing in Canale di San Marco.

Gondolas

 

Looking down Rio de L’Anzolo Rafael.

Walking through Venice

 

Gondolas outside of Hotel Marconi on the Grand Canal.

View from Gondola

 

Cruising by gondola down Rio de la Fava.

In Venice

 

One of many doorways out onto the canals.

Doorway

 

In Venice, you can explore the canals, but there is also a maze of interesting city streets to wander through.

Bevilacqua

 

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

Canal with Gondolas

 

The ornate decorations of St. Mark’s Basilica.

St Marks Basilica

 

Cruising under a bridge by gondola.

Under the bridge

 

The view from the Rialto Bridge.

Just Gorgeous

 

While taking a break under this archway, I snapped a quick photo of Tim’s silhouette with the Rialto Bridge in view.

In the archway

 

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

Beautiful Venice

 

Campo Santa Maria Formosa

Venice Church

 

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

Venice Boat

 

Rio de L’Alboro

Venice Canal 2

 

Campo S. Provolo

Where We Ate

 

Another view of Rio de la Fava.

Venice Canal

 

Gondolas on the Grand Canal.

Gondolas Grand Canal

 

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

Grand Canal Venice


Want to learn more about Venice? Read our post:

9 Must-Have Experiences in Venice, Italy

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Comments 4

  1. 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!

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

  2. 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.

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      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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