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  • Location:Venice, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Venice Photography Walking Tour: A Day in Life of Venice

See Venice as a photographer rather than a tourist on this 3-hour private photography walking tour. Choose from a daytime or sunset tour, and then, equipped with your camera or smartphone, explore and take shots of the city’s squares, canals and streets with a photographer guide. Capture the beauty of St Mark’s Square and Bridge of Sighs; delve into hidden corners such as the Rialto markets; and learn tips on lighting, composition, reportage and photographing people along the way. Enjoy the full attention of a guide on this private tour.


  • Daytime or sunset photography walking tour of Venice with a professional photographer guide
  • Visit St Mark’s Square and lesser-known districts to record their unique atmosphere and beauty
  • Take shots of the bustling Mercerie district and colorful Rialto markets on the daytime tour
  • Capture the Bridge of Sighs, Venice Lagoon and other twilit landmarks on the sunset tour
  • Learn about composition, lighting and reportage-style photography, plus inspiring tips
  • Improve your photography skills, whether you’re a beginner or old hand
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of a guide on a private tour

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What You Can Expect

Venice Photography Walking Tour: A Day in Life of Venice

See Venice through a photographer's eyes on this walking tour

Book your private daytime or sunset tour and, armed with your digital or SLR camera or smartphone, meet your guide in central Venice. Your guide is happy to tailor your itinerary to your wishes, so when you book, please list any special interests or sights you’d like to spend more time at along the way.

Day in the Life of Venice Daytime Tour (3 hours)
Start your tour and get a brief background how to see Venice through a photographer's eyes. With its bustling squares and canals, the city offers delights and challenges to photographers of all skill levels, with wonderful yet often fleeting photo opportunities at every turn.

Discover how to ‘spot’ good pictures as you explore the main squares and canals, and seek out hidden corners tucked off the main tourist trail. Notable stops include the bustling Mercerie shopping district and the Rialto markets, a daily jumble of fish, fruit and vegetable stalls favored by the locals that serves up an ever-changing tableau of color and activity.

Ask your guide to stop anywhere that fires your imagination, and get tips on using lighting and composition to create drama and record Venice's magical atmosphere. Your guide will also help you explore techniques such as reportage photography, and explain the best ways to approach people to catch their spontaneous expressions and interactions.

Lastly, visit St Mark’s Square. Walk around and discover how to record its beauty and palpable sense of history on camera, before saying goodbye to your guide.

Sunset Tour (3 hours)
Meet your guide in the mid-afternoon or evening depending on the time of year, and start your private tour. Learn how Venice presents all levels of photographer with wonderful opportunities at dusk, when the fading light and darkness reveal different sides of the city.

Visit some places featured in the daytime tour, plus locations that come into their own at twilight, such as the Bridge of Sighs and the edges of the Venice Lagoon. Get all the tips on composition, lighting and photographic styles as on the daytime tour, and learn how to capture brilliant evening scenes such as the sunset, the city's lights reflected in the canals, and more.

Finally, click your camera around twilit St Mark’s Square before ending your 3-hour tour nearby.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Amazing tour ! Our tour guide was Vinicio Tassani who was very knowlegeable and friendly. I would recomend this for any photographer looking for those different photos you woud not get on your own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Mario was superb. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Both places visited and guidance on photography were excellent and he is a charming, professional, and informative gentleman.
When in Venice - this tour is a MUST!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

For me, this was the best tour we took. We met our guide nice and early and started as far away from the crowds as possible. We got to see some of everyday Venice, not just tourist Venice. And Mario was fantastic. He really helped me with the artsy side of my photography and was able to help me take better pictures of our holiday.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We spent 3.5 hours with Mario yesterday, and were pleased the tour was just for our family of 4. The photography tour was a refreshing way to spend our time and we loved seeing some of the back lane ways of Venice. Mario also told us a lot about the areas we were walking through. Mario was fabulous with our children (15 and 12 years). Our daughter had bought a camera the day before the tour and Mario even set the camera settings for her and explained the principles of using a camera really well. We loved learning more about composing photos. This tour was a highlight of Venice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Excellent advice from Mario, our guide. It was the best part if our trip to Venice! Got some excellent print-worthy photos.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Mario was knowledgeable and helpful and full of interesting stories about Venice. It was a treat to see Venice from his perspective. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Very knowledgable guide, Mario is a professional photographer who had the patience to explain fundamental camera operations to great composition advice. This all took place off the beaten track in ares of Venice that tourists don't get to . Our photos are much improved and his tips are easy to remember and use.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Very informative
The guide was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Amazing photo experience of Venice. A must if photography is your interest and passion!! Will do it again!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Mario was excellent! He first assess the photography level of my fiancee. Then took us through some of the out of the way places in Venice, where few tourists go. The emphasis was on taking great pictures. When a photo was done, he would then give helpful hints on the composition of the photo and how to improve them. Well worth the money.

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