There’s no place like Venice. Here’s a look at five Instagram accounts that will have you swooning for this magical floating city.
To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius. Alexander Herzen
Venice is so bewitching, it’s not even funny. If you’ve traveled to La Serenissima, memories of the evocative floating city stay with you forever. If you haven’t been, you have no idea of the level of intrigue and elegance that await you. In short, the Queen of the Adriatic is literally one breathtaking moment after another. Pastel-hued Venetian Gothic architecture protrudes from the gondola-studded canals that twist and turn through the city’s 118 small islands. Needless to say, it’s impossible to put your camera down and is, therefore, an Instagrammer’s paradise. Here are five of our favorite Venice Instagrammers who capture this majestic city exquisitely.
Architect and photographer Marco Gaggio loves his city and it shows. Whatever the camera angle, he manages to capture the soul of Venice through perfectly composed cityscapes. From close-ups of architectural details to wide shots of the canals to everything Venetian in between, Gaggio’s mesmerizing feed will have you swooning.
Whether against the backdrop of a dreary gray, bright blue or sunset-shaded sky, Luca’s Venice always pops. Through blink-and-you’ll-miss-them moments like a bird flying over the Grand Canal or wide aerial shots of the canals and squares, the essence of Venice shines through Luca’s feed.
A self-described “Venetian at birth, Venetian at heart”, Lorenzo Cinotti plays with shadow and color to capture his hometown bathed in the most intriguing light. From misty canals to foggy squares to the occasional cotton candy sky, Cinotti’s Venice is easy to fall in love with.
From serene canals to striders-by to hidden treasures, the Instagram feed of local Settimo Cannatella is a testament to his fondness for Venice. His pics will no doubt have you pining for a visit, but also pay attention to the people he captures. Whether it’s two individuals in a conversation or a gondolier gliding over a canal, they are all part of Venice’s beating heart.
Rosario’s perspective of Venice is just, in a word, stunning. From Venetian Gothic architecture to paint-peeled facades to canals swallowed up by fog, Venice has never looked so pretty or mysterious as seen through Rosario’s lens.