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1 – Piscina S. Moise

Not only a perfect photo spot but the ideal location to experience the quintessential beauty of Venice. From here I watched gondolas glide by and heard an old Italian man serenade onlookers, his enchanting voice echoing off the walls of this canal.

2 – Sunset photo from Rialto Bridge

One of the most mesmerizing sunsets you’ll ever experience. Head to the top of Rialto Bridge for golden hour and start snapping away.

3 — St. Mark’s Square

This is a huge square surrounded by restaurants, you’ll hear a live music playing from the restaurants. There’s not much activities to do here besides boutique shopping, grabbing gelato, and seeing the sea.  

4 – Bridge of Sighs

You can’t miss the iconic shot of the Bridge of Sighs – but where is the best place to take photos of it? My vote is from Ponte della Paglia – the view from this bridge looks back at the stunning canals, rather than out to the water. 

5 – Burano

This tiny Venetian island is an Instagramer’s wet dream, however, the brightly colored fishermen houses of Burano were painted shades of pink, green and yellow long before any social media apps even existed.

6 — Gelatoteca SuSo
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You can have your gelato and gram it too. Conveniently this bridge, overlooking a canal, is located around the corner from Gelatoteca SuSo which means you can whip out your iPhone and get a quick shot long before your gelato starts to melt.

7 — Gondola Ride

Ok, so obviously you’re not going to go on a gondola JUST for a photo, but it certainly makes for a pretty picture. Everyone says that it’s overrated, and I can see why. However, it’s a MUST as a first timer. I suggest that you don’t pick up or drop off at St. Marks Square or any top touristy stops. We got picked up on a random street and paid $80 for 1 hour, whereas they would charge up to $180 for 30 mins.

Just to remember to put your screens away swiftly after getting your shot. Since you pay by the minute, it’s an unforgettable experience you’ll want to be 100% present for.

8 — Literally any street

If you’re after a more minimal street style shot in Venice you needn’t venture far. In fact, put your GPS away and spend some time getting lost, because there’s a perfect photo spot waiting for you at every turn. We actually got lost going back to our Airbnb because every street looked exactly the same!

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