Venice is undoubtedly one of the most photographed cities in the world, and it is almost impossible to be able to take an original image.
In a place so rich in refined architecture, surrounded by romantic canals, it is enough to place the camera in any place to take a good photograph.
The most iconic places are Piazza San Marco with its bell tower and the Basilica, the nearby Palazzo Ducale, in front of which the Grand Canal ends and where dozens of gondolas are moored, San Giorgio Maggiore next to the Giudecca Island, the Rialto Bridge and finally the view of the Basilica of Santa Maria Della Salute from the Accademia bridge.
To get the best results, it is essential to exploit the light at dawn and dusk.
Particularly at dawn, even in the height of summer, the thousands of tourists who invade Venice can be avoided. Many of my images were taken between 5 and 6 in the morning, with the main squares almost deserted.
Another trick that I have often used for my photographs is the use of the long exposure, both to remove people in motion from the frame and to give a touch of abstraction to the water of the canals that are always heavily traveled by Vaporetto, boats, and gondolas ...
However, the thing I like most to do in Venice is to explore the city, walking for hours and kilometers between the "Calli" (the "Via" in Venice is called "Calle") and the numerous and suggestive bridges (there are only 436 in the historic center of the Venetian lagoon) that connect them, in search of hidden corners and little-known places.
And every time I visit it and get lost in the maze of streets, I always find some exciting discovery.