Join A Secret Italy

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE EZINE 

Pictures of Venice, Veneto and Italy

The thing that struck me when I first visited Venice, so very many years ago as a young girl, was just how vibrant everything was.

Piazza San Marco, Venice

I walked out of the station and laid eyes on the Grand Canal. The sparkling light, bright colors of the boats, and the translucent blue of the water was something I never expected.

In most photos Venice looked grey and dull - in winter it can be - but on a bright summers day it most certainly isn't and I was determined to find photos that captured that.

Only a few of my photos were good enough. I have to boast a little here and say that I am getting much better than I was in the beginning. My husband though disagrees and reckons it is just the camera that is better...hmmm!

Veneto is not only Venice though. The photos of Verona, and those of the other areas of the Veneto, clearly show just how enchanting this magical region is.

In fact we have photos from all over Italy and every tiny corner has something of exceptional beauty to offer. If you aren't in Italy right now I promise these photos will start you dreaming Italian dreams :-)

Do you have photos, or anything about Italy, to share? You can do so at the bottom of the page or on our Facebook page.

The Pictures of Venice, Italy and the Veneto

Venice

Gondola in Venice

Lake Garda

Towns of the Veneto

Elsewhere in the Veneto and Italy

Photos & Stories Shared with us on our Facebook Page

Our fans on Facebook send us many lovely photos and share their stories of visiting Italy and, in some cases, moving to Italy. I hope you enjoy reading their stories and browsing the photos as much as I always do.

Venice & Veneto

Elsewhere in Italy

Modesta Tonan's Stories from Italy 

Oktay's Italy

Bridges on the Islands of Venice

Alexander Strahilov's Italy

Gondola on the Grand Canal

Susan  Papazian's Galleries

Cheese Market in Orvieto

Susan Papazian is a lifestyle and portrait photographer living in Sydney Australia and has shared many of her photos with us.

From an early age she knew photography would be her creative expression and loves to capture the essence and beauty of the world, she hopes to make pictures that tell a story.

Susan has studied at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney  and has been mentored by David Alan Harvey (Magnum photographer) and Stephen Dupont (Australia’s foremost photojournalist).

Her debut exhibition on Cuba, under the direction of Stephen Dupont, will open in Sydney on June 14, 2013.

We are delighted to be able to share some of Susan's Italian photos with you. To learn more about Susan visit: https://www.facebook.com/susanpapazianphotography

Share your Italian Moments & Photos

I include a lot of my photos, taken around Italy, on the site. I'm not a great photographer but sometimes pictures of people and places you love don't need to be "professional" to convey a whole lot of magic. If you too have some special Italian photos & moments please share them!

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Streets of Venice Italy in Pictures Not rated yet
We traveled to Venice with friends, getting off at the train station is when our wonderful journey began. We wondered through the streets making our way …

Camera Etrusca - Photography workshop in the most beautiful hill town in Italy - Orvieto Not rated yet
Imagine taking your love of photography, food and wine to the loveliest hill town in Italy, Orvieto. This beautiful town lies on the cusp of three …

Couple photography in Venice Not rated yet
Something I like of being a photographer is the diversity of contexts and of the people that assignments allow me to experience. Venice is a city that …

Click here to write your own.


You'll Enjoy These...

  • The Rialto Bridge in Venice Italy

    The Rialto Bridge is the most beautiful bridge in Venice and perhaps the world. Here's everything you need to know about the bridge and plenty more on Venice too..

  • Inside Castello in Venice Italy

    Castello in Venice is a get away from the theme park feel of St. Marks Square. In some ways this is small town Italy, old ladies gossiping in the squares and kids playing in the lanes.

  • Winter in Venice - A Magical Time

    They call it the secret season. A time when Venice returns to the mystical and magical city it has been for centuries. A time when there are more Venetians than tourists. This is winter in Venice.

  • Why Visit Venice and the Veneto

    Why visit Venice and the Veneto? This is the Italy of the imagination...except it's real. This is the Italy you've seen in the movies....but you're the star. Organize your trip in 12 photos...

  • Weather in Venice Italy

    The weather in Venice Italy - read our guide for everything you need to know about the Venice weather and some great advice on when to visit.

  • Visiting Venice Temptations

    Ever considered visiting Venice Italy? Here is the final temptation you need. Tell me you don't want to pack after seeing this!

  • Visiting Burano - Venice Colored Bright

    When the crowds of Venice start getting on your nerves and your mood turns grey that's when you need to color your life bright... with a little Burano.

  • Venice Treviso Airport & Getting to Venice

    Our guide to Venice Treviso Airport and all you need to know to find the cheapest flights to Venice.

  • Venice Tourist Attractions - The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

    San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the loveliest Venice tourist attractions. Looking across from San Marco the island of San Giorgio is a splendid sight indeed.

  • Venice Tourism - Getting Away From the Crowds

    Venice is not only the Bridge of Sighs and St Marks Square. There is a whole lot more to this great city. Join me, Maria, exploring the Venetian wonders few ever discover.

  • The Veneto & Venice Itinerary

    Visiting Venice? Want to explore a little of the wonderful Veneto region in which Venice is located? Then our Veneto & Venice Itinerary is just what you need.

  • Venice Italy - The 6 Things you HAVE to See

    There's so much to see in Venice Italy that you can become overwhelmed. Before you despair, here is the list of the 6 sights you absolutely must see and everything you need to know about them.

  • Venice Italy Vacation Rentals

    Venice vacation rentals, the best way to really live the city & feel like a local. I love going to the outdoor market, coming home laden with local produce & great wine to cook up a pasta dish.

  • The Italy! Mamma Mia! Blog

    The ItalyMammaMia Blog shares with you news, beautiful Italian places, recipes and travel advice. Then we've great videos and essential information for planning your next trip to Italy.

  • The Venice Italy Beach Guide

    Come summer I can only take so much history before I need a beach. That's what the Venice Italy Beach Guide is all about. Discovering the best beaches near Venice.

  • Venice Italy Attractions

    Hidden away in secret corners are some really lovely parks and gardens. These Venice Italy attractions are the secret Venice doesn't share with the world.

  • Discover Venice in Summer

    Venice in Summer is a wonderful place to be. Colorful flower boxes add a splash of red while the gondolas ply their way up canals sparkling aquamarine in the summer sunshine.

  • Venice in Photos

    Venice in photos takes you on a visual journey through one of the loveliest cities on earth. An absolutely stunning experience.

  • Venice in July

    Great advice on how to avoid the crowds if you are visiting Venice in July and some wonderful ideas on things to do.

  • Venice Churches - Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

    Of the many lovely Venice Churches this is one that should be added to your must see list when in Venice. Home to everything Venice - visit us now

Please Book with Us...

Maria here, if you enjoy my site and Facebook page I'd love your support.

Simply book your next trip anywhere (not only to Italy) with the search box below or with any of the hotel links on the website.

I promise you'll get the best deal on accommodation available and the income we receive from HotelsCombined helps us to:

  • Stay independent and to keep bringing you the best of Italy.
  • Never have to accept money from hotels directly; that way we can share only those we genuinely love.

Recent Articles

  1. The Rialto Bridge in Venice Italy

    The Rialto Bridge is the most beautiful bridge in Venice and perhaps the world. Here's everything you need to know about the bridge and plenty more on Venice too..

    Read More

  2. What is Amalfi?

    Read More

  3. Things to Do in Bari & Reasons to Love Bari

    In many ways it is in Bari that the heart and soul of Puglia is to be found. Bari is real, Bari is vibrant and Bari is enchanting. Watch out for flying wooden spoons though!

    Read More

  4. What to See in Sicily

    Wondering what to see in Sicily? We've a lot of fabulous suggestions that you will absolutely LOVE!

    Read More

  5. The Enchanting South of Italy

    What is it about the south of Italy that makes it so special. This story will provide the answer....

    Read More

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.