Photos of Venice, Italy

Written by on November 12, 2014 in Blog, Destinations, Destinations Featured, Europe, Italy - 20 Comments

photos of Venice

Venice, Italy is quite a photographers dream.

With the sparkling lagoons, tiny car-free lanes, buildings in a state of beautiful erosion, colors, lights, the historic landmarks and buildings … it is hard not to simply see Venice through the lens of a camera versus simply experiencing the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Of course, during my visit to the city, when I wasn’t trying to dodge the tourists, I was snapping photos and making sure I didn’t trip and fall head first into one of the canals. ‘Cause I totally could have.

With hundreds of photos of Venice to choose from, it was difficult to narrow it down. The city is that photogenic.

These are my favorite photos of Venice, Italy, capturing the beauty, the history, the culture, the crowds, the beach … and everything else.


A canal in Venice


Deep in the heart of Venice, restaurants with quaint outdoor patios and locals intermixed with tourists can be found.


A shopkeeper surveys the scene as the day turns to night.


The UNESCO World Heritage city offers a stunning and somewhat-preserved look at a time at Venice’s heyday.


Sunset over the Piazza San Marco


Tucked deep into the main island, scenes like this emerge from nooks and crannies.


Religious shrines like this can be found throughout Venice.


Curtains peek through open shutters creating colorful images.


Tourists stroll en route to their hotels in Venice


A lone person walks along San Marco after an early summer rain storm


A rainbow greets those who rode out the storm in Venice


The heart of Venice’s touristic center


Doge’s Palace, after the rain


Sunset at San Marco


Gondoliers take a break


San Marco


San Marco at night


Dusk turns to night at Piazza San Marco


Throngs of tourists descend onto St. Mark’s Square


The Venice lagoon

Venie newspaper

The newspaper in Venice

Venice canal

A person walks along one of the small Venice canals


It’s the little things that make Venice so spectacular

fresh water in Venice

Fresh water in Venice

Venice street

A quiet street in Venice

Desserts in Venice

Oh, the desserts.

Boats in Venice

Boats line up in the main lagoon.

Venice history

Lights and history

San Marco Venice

Crowds take in the beauty of San Marco

Cats and Venice

Because CATS.


Angels and old

Which of these photos of Venice are your favorites?

About the Author

Diana Edelman is an avid traveler who recently spent four years living as an expat. Most notably, Diana spent nearly three years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked with Save Elephant Foundation to raise awareness about the realities of elephant tourism. Currently based in Las Vegas, Diana works in many industries as a publicist, social media expert, content creator and journalist. The co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, Diana has spoken at conferences about travel blogging and responsible tourism.

20 Comments on " Photos of Venice, Italy "

  1. Andrea Anastasiou November 12, 2014 at 3:21 am · Reply

    Stunning photos, Diana! What camera/editing software do you use?

    • Diana November 12, 2014 at 3:32 am · Reply

      Thank you! For most on this post, I use PS Express and Snapseed on my phone. 🙂

  2. De'Jav November 12, 2014 at 6:42 am · Reply

    Excellent pictures love the black and white of San Marco Square.

    • Diana November 25, 2014 at 8:45 am · Reply

      Thank you!

  3. Natasha November 12, 2014 at 11:11 am · Reply

    I love the first one the best…..Venice her canals, what more can you say!!!!!

    • Diana November 25, 2014 at 8:45 am · Reply

      Thank you!!

  4. Rodrigo November 13, 2014 at 8:35 am · Reply

    The second photo, with the al fresco seating and local shops, was my favourite. I loved the façades of the buildings and it made me want to magically step into it and meander the beatiful streets of Venice!

    • Diana November 25, 2014 at 8:45 am · Reply

      Thank you!! It takes you to another world!

  5. Raymond+@+Man+On+The+Lam November 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm · Reply

    What? No George Clooney? Hmmmph. 😉

    • Diana November 25, 2014 at 8:44 am · Reply

      I WISH.

  6. Leah November 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm · Reply

    Beautiful post. You did an amazing job of capturing the charming little details. Couldn’t pick a favorite, there were too many I loved.

    • Diana November 25, 2014 at 8:43 am · Reply

      Thank you, Leah!

  7. Frank November 14, 2014 at 11:30 pm · Reply

    So much photographic awesomeness in one post! i definitely need to see this place before the sea rises too much…

    • Diana November 25, 2014 at 8:43 am · Reply

      Yes, you do! And, thank you!

  8. Danni November 19, 2014 at 7:56 am · Reply

    Wonderful pics. And among all the pictures Piazza San Marco at night is my favorite one. Loved this post.

    • Diana November 25, 2014 at 8:38 am · Reply

      Thank you. It was a lot of fun to put together. 🙂

  9. Milena Yordanova March 21, 2016 at 12:00 am · Reply

    Such beautiful photos! The city is really photogenic.

    • Diana March 23, 2016 at 11:07 am · Reply

      It is!!

  10. Mary June 24, 2016 at 9:04 am · Reply

    Enjoyed your phtos! I am going to be in Vence for 6 days in mid Novmber. I am torn as to whether I should lug my canon6d and heavy L series lens, or use my iphone’s camera? Do i understand correctly you shot these wonderful photos on your phone?

    • Diana July 13, 2016 at 11:16 pm · Reply

      I split between my phone and my Rebel. Honestly, I LOVE my iphone 6 and am confident using it to take photos if general pics are what I’m looking for.

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