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.Â ‘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.
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 at night
Dusk turns to night at Piazza San Marco
Throngs of tourists descend onto St. Mark’s Square
The Venice lagoon
The newspaper in Venice
A person walks along one of the small Venice canals
It’s the little things that make Venice so spectacular
Fresh water in Venice
A quiet street in Venice
Oh, the desserts.
Boats line up in the main lagoon.
Lights and history
Crowds take in the beauty of San Marco
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 yearsÂ 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 founder of Vegans, Baby, youÂ can normally find her hanging out at vegan restaurants around town, exploring the beauty of the desert southwest or camped out at a coffee shop banging on a keyboard. The co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, Diana has spoken at conferences about travel blogging and responsible tourism.