Are you looking for those perfect Instagrammable places in Venice, Italy? No need to look further, cause this blogpost covers them all!
Including some insider tips on how to get there, when to go and what to wear to get that perfect shot!
For more information on Venice and Burano: what to do and how to get there make sure to check out the following blogposts!
1. Scala Contarini del Bovolo
- How to get there: You can find this hidden gem in a little side street right next to Campo Manin. On the wall there will be a little sign that will lead you right to it
- When to go: It opens at 10 am and so far isn’t that well known with tourists but still make sure you are there 15 minutes before opening time so you can run up those stairs to take your photo. You need a photographer here that stays outside first in the garden
- What to wear: I would definitely opt for a hat here. You can find these typical gondolier hats in a shop underneath the Rialto bridge!
2. Libreria Acqua Alta
- How to get there: This little shop is located in Castello on the Calle Longa S. Maria Formosa
- When to go: You don’t need to be here as soon as the store opens. It’s a popular Instagram place but everyone just waits and takes turns to take photos on the famous stair of books
- What to wear: If you really want to stand out I would go for a long white dress
3. Piazza San Marco
- How to get there: this one is easy, just follow the gazillion street signs if you’re on foot. Or you can go the glamorous way and arrive by water taxi.
- When to go: prepare to wake up early and be there at sunrise, otherwise don’t even bother cause once it’s 8am this place is crawling with people
- What to wear: I would opt for a flowy dress or skirt and don’t forget your gondolier hat or any other hat for that matter!
4. Ponte Chiodo
- How to get there: It is located in Cannaregio, just google 3749 Ponte Chiodo and the location will show up on maps.
- When to go: Cannaregio is a more quiet area so feel free to visit this place whenever it fits in your schedule.
- What to wear: I would go for a long dress that you can drape over the bridge.
5. Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
- How to get there: It’s located in Dorsoduro so either take a water taxi to the other side of the Canale Grande or you can walk across the Accademia bridge.
- When to go: This place is way less crowded so you can visit just during the day.
- What to wear: same outfit as on the Piazza San Marco.
- How to get there: Take Vaporetto number 12 starting from Fondamenta Nove
- When to go: as early morning as possible since Burano already tends to get busy around 9am!
- What to wear: don’t blend in with all these coloured houses and stand out in white!
7. Canale Grande
- How to get there: follow the street signs towards Rialto Bridge, from there you can even choose which bank although the one on the other side of San Marco is way less crowded.
- When to go: make sure to include an evening walk when all the buildings are lit up
- What to wear: a flowy skirt and jacket if it gets cold in the evening
8. House of Tintoretto
- How to get there: located in Cannaregio close to the Boscolo Hotel
- When to go: You can go whenever through the day since it doesn’t tend to get crowded here.
- What to wear: Tintoretto was a famous painter so choose something colourful!