FINALLY, here I am with my next blog post about Italy 🤷🏻♂️. This time, we’re going to take on literally my favorite city in the world – Venice! 😍🇮🇹
If you’ve never been to Venice in your life, then you should know one thing – your SIM card’s going to be full after a single day. Absolutely everywhere you look, you’re going to find the perfect spots for a photoshoot. Whether it’s in the winding streets and alleys in between canals or in some of the more touristy areas like Piazza San Marco, you’re going to have your hands full with photos!
That’s why today, I’m going to bring you through the top Instagrammable places in this absolutely incredible city called Venice. And PS, if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out my other post about the top photo locations in Rome! Enjoy and start imagining those incredible canals ✨
OH WAIT. Before you keep reading, I just have to mention the hotel that made our trip to Venice possible. We stayed at the Sina Centurion Palace, which was ABSOLUTELY incredible and if you get the chance, be sure to stay there when you’re in Venice. Service was on-point, the rooms are designed so well, and you literally won’t be left wanting for anything!
1. Pretty Much Any Alleyway
RIGHT, so the first item of business is a pretty big one for me. I would 100% recommend visiting Venice in the months between November and February. Yeah yeah, it is a bit chillier than normal and you’ll have to wear a couple of layers – but I have to tell y’all something. Sometimes, it felt like we were the ONLY people in the city. We could just wander through the little side streets and meandering alleyways without another tourist in site.
That’s why the first top Instagrammable place in Venice for me is always going to be any alleyway or side street away from the touristy spots. You’re going to have an incredible space to yourself and can create some pretty unique shots that nobody else will have!
2. On a Gondola
There’s one condition to this next one – you’ve gotta have a little extra cash to do it. Sure, riding on a gondola for 30 minutes to an hour is one of the quintessential activities to do in Venice. But y’all, it costs 80 euros to hop onto one of these little boats. And for myself and my boyfriend, we were not about spending that much cash that we could spend on pizza and gelato 🤷🏻♂️🍕.
But sure, if you’ve got the extra cash and the willingness to be serenaded by a middle-aged Italian man, go for it!
3. Around Rialto Bridge (Not On It)
So, the Rialto Bridge is on any list of top things to see in Venice. And that’s for a reason! It’s an incredibly beautiful piece of architecture, right on the Grand Canal. However, when you’re on the bridge and right around it, you’re going to have to push and pull your way to that amazing photo location. Even in the winter when we went, there were SO MANY tourists on that damn bridge. 🤦🏻♂️
However, if you take the time to walk away from the bridge a bit, you’re going to find some pretty cool locations to shoot at with the bridge in the background.
4. The Riva Degli Schiavone
Now, this was seriously one of my favorite locations in the whole city. Right near Piazza San Marco (the next item on this list), Venice opens up. You’ll find yourself with the BEST views of the open waters. Just walk around a bit and you’re going to find some great locations for your Insta!
5. Piazza San Marco
And lastly, of course, I’ve got to mention Piazza San Marco. Yeah, it’s definitely one of the most touristic parts of the city and some would say it’s the center of Venice. BUT you can’t beat this location. Push through the tourists and you’ll be happy you did! (or your Insta will at least 😂).
Hope y’all enjoyed this Venice post! As a reminder, if you’re ever heading to Venice, make sure you think about staying in the Sina Centurion Palace (you’ll have the time of your life, I promise 🙋🏻♂️).