Film-like aesthetic. Unique architecture. Countless canals. Rich history. What’s not to love about the colorful city of Venice? Visit it as soon as possible and discover its spellbinding beauty.
And if you’re looking for truly eye-catching shots to add to your Instagram feed, we’re here for you. We’ve created a list with the best Venice Instagram spots for your eyes (and your camera) only!
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#1 Piazza San Marco
One of the most famous and classic Venice Instagram spots. There, you’ll be surrounded by the San Marco Basilica, the San Marco Campanile and the unique Doge’s Palace. Strike a pose in front of the church’s one-of-a-kind façade or find the traditional gondolas rocking back-and-forth on the water. A visit to the Doge’s Palace itself is also perfect for mesmerizing shots with some Gothic flair on the Giants’ Staircase.
Address: 30100, Venezia
#2 Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute
When in Venice, don’t walk… run to the Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute (simply called Salute by locals). You’ll find it at the entrance of the Grand Canal welcoming Venice’s recurrent or first-time visitors with its impressive 125 statues and gigantic domes overlooking everything. Snap a great photo from across the canal or visit the baroque church—entrance is free. Basilica di Santa Maria must be also on the top of your bucket list in case you visit Venice in a day.
Address: Dorsoduro, 1, 30123 Venezia
#3 The Bridge of Sighs
The famous Bridge of Sighs, with its stunning carvings, was built during the Renaissance era and connects the Doge’s Palace to a prison across the canal. That’s actually the reason behind its name: prisoners would cross the bridge while sighing full of sorrow.
Make sure to visit it early enough since it’s one of the most popular Instagram spots in Venice. Take a pic of the bridge on foot or from underneath while on a gondola ride. It doesn’t get more Venetian than that!
Address: P.za San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia
#4 San Giorgio Maggiore Bell Tower
Are you a big fan of panoramic views? Then, the San Giorgio Maggiore Bell Tower on the San Giorgio Maggiore island will be the perfect match for you. Enjoy the stunning views of Venice and the lagoon across the turquoise water.
Address: Fondamenta S. Giovanni, 30133 Venezia
#5 Scalzi Bridge
A wide bridge connecting both banks of the Canal Grande, the Scalzi Bridge has two great advantages: it’s super photogenic and it consists a hidden gem which is ideal for your photobombing-free shots.
Address: Ponte degli Scalzi, 30135 Venezia
#6 Libreria Acqua Alta
Calling all booklovers and photo enthusiasts!
The steps made out of vintage books in this cozy, Venetian bookstore are the most photogenic ones you’ve ever seen. Add some nostalgic vibes and Italian aura to your photos by climbing up the steps. You can also enjoy a lovely view of the canal from up there just behind the building. Or go inside the bookstore. Some surprises will be waiting for you there.
Address: C. Longa Santa Maria Formosa, 5176b, 30122 Venezia
#7 T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi by DFS
Another excellent Venice Instagram spot for your bucket-list is definitely the Fondaco Dei Tedeschi building next to the Rialto. Once upon a time the headquarters of Venice’s German (Tedeschi) merchants, the building has now been reborn as an upmarket department store with a magical view of the city and the Grand Canal from its rooftop terrace.
Address: Calle del Fontego dei Tedeschi, Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia
#8 Ponte Chiodo
For all of you, unique-photo seekers, check out the Ponte Chiodo: an old bridge with no railing; the last remaining one of its kind. Along with the beautiful canal, the traditional gondolas and the colorful houses there, all this will be the perfect backdrop for your pics which will sweep you off your feet.
Address: Rio di san Felice, 30121 Venezia
#9 Scala Contarini del Bovolo
The Scala Contarini del Bovolo is such a wonderful Instagrammable spot in Venice. Climb up the famous spiral staircase to reach the top of the tower and experience the stunning views over Venice while taking selfies or landscape shots.
Want to know a fun fact? This was the filming location for the “Othello” film directed by Orson Welles in 1951 based on the same-title work written by William Shakespeare!
Address: Scala Contarini del Bovolo, 4303, 30124 Venezia
#10 Burano & Murano
Picturesque alleys filled with nostalgia. Super colorful houses reflected upon the green waters of channels. Local ladies embroidering the famous Burano lace. Fishermen getting fresh fish from their boats. A more than satisfying setting for any kind of photoshoot.
All this and more is the world of Burano. Just a short ferry-ride away from Venice, it will make you fall in love with it in an instant.
Address: 30142, Venezia
Another one of the nearby islands worth your time and lens-dedication when visiting Venice is Murano, known all around the world for its glass-making tradition. And, like Burano, it’s only a short ferry-ride away.
Take a glass-making workshop or visit a glassmaker’s shop and snap some incredibly artistic photos while you’re there. Explore the island at your own pace and discover its brightly colored buildings—a great addition to your photo collection.
Address: 30141, Venezia