What is Venice famous if not for its canals. When there’s canal there’s bound to be bridges, boats, gondolas and people. Here are some photos of the best spots in my opinion. In search of it, I got ‘lost’ in the winding world of canals not to mention aching legs. But with HERE Maps apps, I got my bearings back.
sampaisudah.com toured the canals and bridges of Venice.
Hard Rock cafe and Rock Shop all over the world are almost similar to the other. We are not a big fan of the cafe but we always make an effort to drop by the Rock Shop for some souvenirs. The Hard Rock cafe is located behind St Mark’s square and is a popular spot for people to get on the gondola. Meanwhile, the Rock Shop is right on Rialto Bridge.
Hard Rock cafe Venice, Italy. Located behind the end of St Mark’s square.
In-front of Hard Rock cafe, is a favorite gondola service point.
Location of Hard Rock Cafe, Venice.
Rock Shop is located right on the Rialto Bridge.
Displays in the Rock Shop.
That typical Hard Rock T-shirt.
The alley on the right will lead you down Rialto bridge heading towards the water bus stop.
Staying at a hotel nearby Rialto enabled us to photograph night and morning scene. A reasonable priced hotel within minutes of walking distance to the Rialto is Hotel San Salvador. This hotel will serve you well as a base to map out your photography strategy of Venice and its islands. Although early morning scene is a little dull especially in the drizzle, the Rialto area is a buzz at night.
Rialto Bridge at night. There are night gondola services nearby.
The hustle & bustle at the water bus stop at Rialto.
Gondola tariffs are standard throughout Venice. Night gondola service at €100 per gondola.
A romantic night out in a gondola on the grand canal. A memory to cherish forever.
Gondola by the Rialto.
Dining by the Rialto.
Enjoying dinner by the canal.
A moon lit night (and street lights) by the Rialto bridge.
Moon above buildings by the grand canal.
Night scene of the grand canal near Rialto.
Green and blue gondola poles.
The many water bus stations (for different routes) near Rialto.