12+ beautiful pictures of Venice Italy make you want to visit Venice

Yes, the crowds may be exasperating, but Venice’s rowboat-filled, crystal blue waterways and gorgeous cobblestone alleys always make us feel transported back in time.

1. Welcome to Venice

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”—Truman Capote.

Whatever your thoughts are about Venice, it is reasonable to state that it is unlike any other location on the planet. Yes, the tourist throngs might be annoying, but the gondola-filled, crystal blue waterways and gorgeous cobblestone alleys always make us feel transported to another era. Cheers to Venice!

Cavan Images/Getty Images
Cavan Images/Getty Images

2. Above the Canals

Courtesy Londra Palace Hotel
Courtesy Londra Palace Hotel

They say you’re not doing it correctly if you don’t get lost. Can you blame us for getting lost on the roof of Venice’s Londra Palace hotel?

3. Venice’s Outer Islands

Image by Mikkel Vang
Image by Mikkel Vang

A short boat trip from Venice’s historic core will take you to a slew of islands dotted across the lagoon, each with its own personality and attractions. Giudecca’s lovely blue rivers are depicted here.

4. Romantic Hotels

Courtesy Aman Canal Grande Venice
Courtesy Aman Canal Grande Venice

Venice is home to some of the world’s most romantic hotels, including the Aman Canal Grande. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were so taken with the hotel that they married there in 2014.

5. Frittelle alla Veneziana

Ken Scicluna/Corbis
Ken Scicluna/Corbis

A trip to the lagoon would be incomplete without sampling some frittelle alla veneziana, which are tiny doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar.

6. Beautiful Architecture

Image by Jevgenija Pigozne
Image by Jevgenija Pigozne

Venice was placed ninth on our list of the finest cities in the world for arts and culture enthusiasts. It’s easy to understand why, with its multitude of cultural festivals, gorgeous architecture, and heritage as an inspiration to the likes of Shakespeare and Thomas Mann.

7. Travel Via the Canals

Courtesy Aman Canal Grande Venice
Courtesy Aman Canal Grande Venice

Many residents believe that the greatest way to see Venice is from the sea. Gondola trips may be expensive, so instead, take one of the many vaporetti (water buses) or water taxis to your next destination.

8. Seafood Galore

Image by Mikkel Vang
Image by Mikkel Vang

Hello there, supper! A tangle of fish looks wonderful at Da Celeste in Pellestrina, one of Venice’s outer islands.

9. Incredible Views

Courtesy Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Courtesy Belmond Hotel Cipriani

If you want to get away from the main island, take a water taxi to the Belmond Hotel Cipriani on Giudecca, which has an Olympic-size pool and breathtaking vistas.

10. A Spirited City

Henk Meijer/Alamy
Henk Meijer/Alamy

It’s difficult to find a city more romantic, attractive, and vibrant at night than Venice. Take a stroll around the Rialto Bridge to see what we mean.

11. View From the Water

Courtesy Aman Canal Grande Venice
Courtesy Aman Canal Grande Venice

A midnight boat trip is the ideal way to see Venice’s real splendor. The view of Aman Canal Grande from the water is seen here.

12. Venetian Sunsets

Image by Mikkel Vang
Image by Mikkel Vang

End your night with a Venetian Spritz and this gorgeous sunset view.

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