When photographing Venice, I have my favorite places, and Punta della Dogana is for sure one of them. It used to lodge Charles Ray’s art work “Boy with Frog”, but recently the sculpture has been replaced by the ancient lamp who used to be there since the XIX century. Whether with the sculpture or the lamp it remains an extraordinary place with a stunning 360° view.
Location: Punta della Dogana, Venice.
What to shot: Punta della Dogana is a triangular tiny plot of land jutting into the waters between the Giudecca and Grand Canals. It offers a great view towards St. Mark’s Square at North East, and San Giorgio Maggiore Island at South East. I love to keep the land of Punta della Dogana in the foreground with its lamp, leaving St. Mark or San Giorgio in the background.
Ideal time to shot: All day long. At dawn the sky offers often beautiful colors, while later on the day the lagoon get quite busy with all sort of boats. Foggy days offer equally good conditions for taking pictures.
Gear: Wide angles, tripod allowed.
How to get there: Public transport water bus station Salute (line 1).
Coordinates: 45° 25′ 52″ N 12° 20′ 10″ E