Venice in Summer is a wonderful place to be.
Colorful flower boxes add a splash of red while the gondolas ply their way up canals sparkling aquamarine in the summer sunshine.
The light of Venice in summer is unlike anywhere else I have ever been, soft yet brilliant too. Completely enchanting.
I do hope you enjoy these photos of a Venetian summer and if you have any of your own, of Venice or elsewhere in Italy, please feel free to share them at the bottom of this page.
Ghosts in Venice
Venice is full of haunted buildings. The most infamous is Ca Dario which has for centuries killed nearly all its owners in often violent ways. Very often, if you look carefully, you will see masked faces staring out at you from dark corners and windows throughout Venice. The photo above shows a spot people have told me is haunted - who knows! I can't see anything...can you?
The photo above was taken just down the way from St. Mark's Square and a short walk away from one of Venice's best hotels. THE place to pamper yourself in Venice.
St. Mark's Square is gorgeous in summer but it gets very crowded so get there early...really early.
Sometimes you feel like royalty when you take a gondola ride in Venice.
The gondola above, with its plush seats and gold trim, shows what I mean.
Isn't life just like Venice? So many bridges to cross but so beautiful. In many ways I love these little canals most and many times, even in summer, you'll find yourself all alone in a beautiful and forgotten corner of Venice. Best way to discover these spots? Get lost! Here's more on getting lost.
What a wonderful sight to behold! The marble opulence of the Ca' Pesaro palace is always gorgeous - more so though on a sunny day when the marble seems so iand to literally sparkle . Ca' Pesaro was built in the 17th century and now houses one of Venice's most important museums - the Modern Art Museum of Venice.
It's incredible how white seems to catch and reflect that unique Venetian light. Could this be why so many Venetian buildings were built in white marble?
Me, together with my husband and son in Venice this summer. The photo was taking near St Mark's square. For a guide to the
Venice summer weather click here.
overlooking a canal and with the flower boxes so typical of Venice in summer.
The incredible Rialto Fish Market. This is one of the most amazing fish
markets I have ever been to. The quality of the fish and the stunning setting next to the Rialto bridge make it one of the must-see sites of
Early morning in Venice and the gondolas are all ready to go. In summer the early morning hours are the best time to explore Venice. I tend to get up at around five and I love seeing Venice coming alive, with locals preparing for the day ahead, streets being cleaned and deliveries arriving at the shops and markets. Around 7am you'll start seeing more tourists appearing but before then it feels as if the city was made just for you.
Prefer to discover the secrets of Venice? Those the tourist guidebooks seldom mention, visit my Venetian secrets page here.
If your time in Venice is limited you'll need to focus on visiting the six must see sights of Venice - click to find out which they are.
For more photos of Venice and the Veneto visit our photo gallery page.