Dawn at Punta della Dogana, Venice


Punta della Dogana - Venice
Punta della Dogana – Venice

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 It used to lodge Charles Ray’s art workBoy with Frog”, but recently the sculpture has been replaced by the ancient lamp who used to be there since the XIX century.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

13 thoughts on “Dawn at Punta della Dogana, Venice

    1. Hi Rick! You are right, I would have liked it too, but I had to wait till I bought my full frame to capture the entire lamp, now I will have to wait till I buy a wide angle to capture more! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

  1. I was there 2 years ago, as my girlfriend insisted on going behind the Punta Della Dogana after we visited it. We had no idea where it led to (didn’t see the map then). The reward was so breathtaking, a perfect place to spend the whole afternoon, with the wind and the water and the city. Not many tourists came there, and for us, it was the most romantic place in Venice. We sat exactly under that lamp, which is perfectly captured in your picture. Thank you for bringing me back to the memories.

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