One of the most famous locations in all of Venice is the Piazza San Marco.
Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces.
I love the vibrant colours and how the patina of the walls along with the rust covered metal objects mix to produce a unique look and feel to this historic city on the lagoon.
Not all of the canals in Venice are bustling with life, some are quiet backwaters but breathtaking all the same.
The narrow alleyways and walking streets of Venice can often be a quiet place of solitude and peace.
There are exactly 391 bridges in Venice, connecting each of the 118 islands that make up the Venetian archipelago on which the city sits.
Gondolas bumping in the waves of the Grand Canal.
The Gallerie dell’Accademia is a museum gallery of pre-19th-century art in Venice. It was originally the gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia , the art academy of Venice, from which it became independent in 1879.