Alleys of Venice: ancient stories and professions and background for photo shootings

bride and groom hug in an alley during a wedding photo shooting in Venice
Venetian alleys work well as background for my wedding, honeymoon and engagement photo services in Venice

Unlike most cities all over the world, Venice only has one street (Strada in Italian): the so called “Strada Nuova” in the Cannaregio district. It was once a channel and was transformed into a road in the 19th century by filling it with earth. Its length and width are something exceptional in Venice. Continue reading “Alleys of Venice: ancient stories and professions and background for photo shootings”

Venetian bridges: the “top” ones

couple standing on Ponte degli Scalzi during a honymoon photo shooting in Venice
The Barefoot Bridge (Ponte degli Scalzi) is the first bridge you meet when reaching Venice by train. It offers a great view on the Canal Grande.

As a matter of fact Venice is made up of islands and bridges: about 435 bridges link 121 islands.

The first bridge you meet while approaching Venice is the so called “Ponte della libertà (Freedome Bridge)” linking Venice to the mainland and the city of Mestre.  It hosts the railway lines and a motorway. Continue reading “Venetian bridges: the “top” ones”

Wells in Venetian squares: nice ‘accessories’ for photo shootings

couple sitting on a well in Venice during steampunk photo reportage
This couple hired me for shooting a steampunk story in Venice and they had a photo portrait shot with a well on the background.

 

There are at least 600 wells in Venice: most of them can be seen in the middle of the squares while others are inside courtyards or gardens. The former were mostly public wells (even if they were often built thanks to the ‘sponsorship’ of rich families), the latter were private ones.

 

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