Venice is known as a beautiful, classic & extremely popular destination. Actually, it’s such a popular destination that they recently passed a law that allows the municipality to charge an entrance fee for tourists visiting the city for the day for an up to 10 EURO (Apparently, the main reason is that most tourists visit the city just for the day and doesn’t necessarily stay the night).
Venice is also a great city for photographers. I’m happy to introduce you to some of the top photography spots in Venice, just in case you’re planning to visit the city.
Let’s start –
St. Mark’s Square / Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco is probably the most known, identified spot in Venice. I would say it’s a great photography spots for all hours of the day with a great array of compositions & angels.
Pont de l’Académie
One of the most popular bridges to take photos, especially at night. The bridge also gives you a great view towards Basilica Di Santa Maria della Salute and in my opinion is also a great spot for long exposure photography as you can capture the boats sailing in the canal.
Probably the most popular, central bridge in Venice, with a great view to the grand canal.
This is a great spot to take photos at sunset/night (unfortunately mine was taken in the afternoon).
Riva degli Schiavoni
As I see it, the most picturesque location in Venice. The sight of the swaying gondolas in the beautiful scenery in the background. A great place to visit through out the day, but if you need to pick a time, then you should probably go for the golden hour. Moreover, I think it’s a great spot for long exposure photography (the swaying boats).
Fondaco Dei Tedeschi By DFS Venice
Fondaco Dei Tedeschi is a shopping mall located inside a beautiful old building. The reason i’m telling you about it is the fact that on the 4th floor of this shopping mall, as you exit the elevator, continue straight and to your right will be a door (you’ll recognize it by the guard standing next to it) leading to a rooftop with a 360 view of the city, and it’s beautiful!
I would like to thank Roy Povarchik for letting me know about this amazing spot!