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Hotel Cristallo

Venice Lido

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An Instagram guide for Venice

01 January 2022 to 31 December 2022

The period between January and February is one of the best to visit and photograph Venice, resulting in posts of memorable moments and stunning images for Instagram. There are sunny days with magnificent light, clear skies announcing the arrival of spring, and breathtaking sunsets that offer the best Instagram opportunities in Venice. Here's our guide with 5 recommendations for the best Instagram shots.

1. Venice view

The Basilica of San Giorgio bell tower (the Campanile) is the best location for panoramic photos of Venice to post on Instagram. At a height of 63 meters, it allows for a magnificent view over the whole city and lagoon. On clear days in January and February, you can even see the white Dolomites transform into a magical background for Instagram photos.

2. Gondola

The gondola service allowing visitors to cross the Grand Canal on the water instead of over the bridges is available at various points throughout Venice. The most picturesque, with its small pier and collection of gondolas and gondoliers waiting to accompany Venetians and visitors, is the Stazio Gondole in Riva del Vin, just a stone's throw from Rialto. We highly recommend Instagramming a photo of this spot in the evening, with the lights reflecting off the water and creating a magical atmosphere.

3. Campiello

A "Campiello" in Venice is a small square, closed off by buildings, which can be accessed from calli (Venetian streets) or through porticoes. The most evocative one in Venice is the "Corte seconda del Milion". Marco Polo lived here in the 13th century and the atmosphere has remained unchanged since that time: buildings with Gothic windows, a well in the center, and flowers and plants decorating balconies. Any photo taken here is a guaranteed Instagram success.

4. Greengrocer boats 

Daily life in Venice is punctuated, as in all cities, by shopping. The one exception in Venice is that the shops can also be found on boats, such as those selling fruit and vegetables. The most famous Fruttivendolo (greengrocer) boat is located in Rio de San Barnaba. Here you can buy the delicacies produced by Sant’Erasmo, the garden of Venice, and take wonderful shots for Instagram.

5. Sunsets from the Lido of Venice

The best location to enjoy a sunset over Venice is from the Lido of Venice, in Riva Benedetto Marcello. This spot offers a spectacular panoramic view of the sunset and allows you to take photos of the lagoon illuminated in every shade of red. Plenty of "Likes" for Instagram, trust us.

Hotel Cristallo is right on the Lido of Venice, a two-minute walk from a vaporetto stop that can take you straight to San Marco in just 15 minutes. We'll be waiting for you!