Venice is the city with many picturesque sights, we’re pretty sure your camera (or phone) batteries will die. It’s set on 117 islands with over 400 bridges and amazing Gothic buildings – so you can imagine that there is really a lot to see. Not to smother you with many words, we’ll show you our top 7 Instagrammable places in Venice.
Get your camera ready, set, go!
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St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)
Piazza San Marco is the very heart of Venice, it’s where it all started. Many popular landmarks are set there, such as St Mark’s Basilica, famous red brick tower, Doge’s Palace and basically everything that you see when you look around.
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St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica San Marco)
No need to explain much further… It’s just beautiful and so picturesque. Especially with all the pigeons that gather in front of it regularly. Its ornaments are so colourful and beautiful, so we promise you some great close-up photos.
Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)
This is another famous Venetian bridge and it connects Doge’s Palace with prison cells – that was a gateway between courts and prison. It’s a pretty unique looking bridge, don’t miss it.
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The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is one of the most photographed places in Venice for sure. Get on one of the four bridges crossing the Grand Canal and take your photo, it’s especially beautiful in the morning and in the sunset.
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Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
Ponte di Rialto is one of the most popular bridges in Venice and one of the four that are crossing the Grand Canal. Find yourself a pier from where you can take a nice photo of this bridge.
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Santa Maria della Salute
This is one of the most beautiful churches in Venice, both inside and out. Standing almost directly across the St Mark’s square, it’s giving you an awesome view, too.
Not all beauty is set on the main island only, there are a few other amazing islands, too. The most popular one is definitely the Burano island, one of the reasons being its fisherman’s village with houses along the canals each painted in different colour.
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This is just a little something for you to see before you get to Venice. There is much more, we promise. In every street you’ll find something special and unique that you’ll want to show your Instagram buddies. And take a gondola ride and you’ll see even more of Venice, it’s an experience that would be a shame to miss.
Also, we mentioned Venice before as one of our favourite NYE destinations, so check out that blog post, too.