Postcard from Venice: Traffic over the Grand Canal

Grand Canal - Morning Traffic
Grand Canal – Morning Traffic

I still have a couple of gorgeous photographic spots to share with you from my recent trip to the United States, but now is the time for a postcard from Venice: one of the most classic view of “Canal Grande”.

Location: Accademia Bridge (Ponte dell’Accademia). Together with the Rialto Bridge, the Ponte degli Scalzi, and the new Ponte della Costituzione, by Santiago Calatrava, it is one of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal, is the major water-traffic corridor of Venice.

What to shoot: From Ponte dell’Accademia you’ll have a vantage point toward part of the Grand Canal with its pompous buildings, the church of Santa Maria della Salute, and Punta della Dogana, where the water of the Canal Grande meets Saint Mark Basin’s ones.

Ideal time to shoot: Sunrise of course, but don’t think to be there alone. This site has become one of the favorite spots by many local and foreigner photographers, and it get quite crowded on the weekends.

Gear: Wide angle lenses are ideal for creating very wide panoramas, while standard zooms (24-105mm) give you the widest range of possibilities, from panoramas to isolating the buildings or capturing the action on board of the gondolas.

How to get there: By foot is just a short walk (10 to 15 minutes) both from St. Mark Square and from the railway station. Public transport water bus station Accademia (line 1, 2).

Coordinates: 45°25′54″N 12°19′44″E

26 thoughts on “Postcard from Venice: Traffic over the Grand Canal

  1. Wonderful soft evening light on Grand Canal waterfront buildings but the other elements complete the portrayal of the Venice we love and which you capture so well!

  2. This photo of Venice is so beautiful!!! Thank you for stopping by my Blog. I am happy that you like my Venice watercolor…your photos are amazing!

  3. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! Love, love, love this photo, it brings back happy memories of my favourite place!

  4. Your pictures are amazing! I visited Venice back on 2006 and looking through your pictures brings back so many wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing them I’m looking forward in seeing more!

  5. Just love this photograph, Bruno! The colours are so dreamy. My eye keeps drifting towards the passage in the distance, wondering what’s around the corner. I could sit and stare at this all day!

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