Venice. Romantic, mysterious and one of a kind! From the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge, and from gondolas to street markets, enjoy our photoblog of Venice in 21 stunning, typically Venetian, Photos.
A gondolier expertly rowing his passenger under the Rialto Bridge
A typical narrow Venetian canal lined on either side with boats. St Mark’s Camponile towers above in the misty background.
Looking through the posts towards Basilica St Mary of Health, commonly referred to as La Salute.
One of Venice’s most famous and iconic landmarks, the Rialto Bridge, designed by Antonio da Ponte and built in 1591. Beautiful.
The view from inside a gondola, about to go underneath the Scalzi Bridge. One of the must-do things in Venice for all romantics, although very expensive! The price has risen over the years, so check the Institute of the Gondola website for latest fares, currently standing at €80.
Doge’s Palace. Originally the official residence of the Doge of Venice, but now a stunning palace museum open to the public.
At night, if you stay away from the main tourist trails, the streets are a lot quieter, some even resemble an eerie ghost town.
We definitely advise spending some time exploring the inner streets, putting your map away and getting yourself completely lost. It will be one of your most surreal but enjoyable experiences!
Go north towards the train station and you’ll see the majestic Church of the Scalzi standing next to the Scalzi Bridge.
Amazing canal road view at night.
Gondolas docked in on the shore. Looking into the distance across the sea to St Mark’s Basilica and Camponile Bell Tower.
Beautiful balcony of the Ca Gottardi hotel.
Typical Street Market stalls selling all kinds of Venetian brik-a-brak.
Typical Venetian architecture as viewed from one of the ever frequent river boats on the Grand Canal.
St Mark’s Camponile aka The Bell Tower standing tall underneath the midnight glow.
Another of Venice’s most famous sights, St Mark’s Basilica.
The bustling Rialto Market, full of activity, selling all kinds of fruit, veg and seafood. Go there early when the produce is freshest and the local Venetians are out haggling a bargain.
Traditional Venetian Boat Building Yard.
The Peggy Guggenheim Art Museum in the Southern area of Dorsoduro has a fantastic collection of modern art. There are lots of bizzare yet wonderful sculptures and art pieces that will blow your mind!
Messages of wellbeing at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.
Medusa and black plague masks displayed in Venetian Shop Window