Veneto is a place of land and water, and man’s dominance over the two elements propelled Venice, the region’s focal point, to become one of the world’s mightiest empires. Venetian power and wealth created a city of unparalleled beauty, filled with artistic and architectural treasures. This heritage, combined with the city’s unique natural environment makes modern-day Venice an irresistible destination for photographers.
Water plays a role in Veneto beyond its historic capital: there’s the lagoon islands of Torcello, Burano and Murano; the aristocratic villas along the Brenta Canal, and the willow-lined waterways of Treviso as well.
The Veneto lies at the eastern end of the Po valley, a mostly flat territory made up of industrial and agricultural land. The area is also punctuated by wealthy cities such as Padua, Vicenza and Verona. Heading north, the plains in Veneto’s south give way to rolling hills where wine growers make world-famous wines like Prosecco and Amarone di Valpolicella. The pre-Alps and Alps are also home to wealthy, beautiful cities, including Conegliano and Asolo.
My collection includes photographs of Venice in the summer, autumn and winter. I have shots from the Venice carnival dating from 2009 and 2015. I also have a considerable collection of architectural photographs, including of a majority of Palladio’s villas around Vicenza.
List of photographs of Veneto available in my collection
VENICE (February 2009, February, June 2015, November 2016) – A great number of sites in the historic centre, Saint Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Santa Maria della Salute, San Zaccaria, Frari, squares, churches, the Jewish ghetto and synagogues. Various sites with masked carnival participants.
VENICE LAGOON (June 2015) – Murano, Burano, Mazzorbo, Torcello, San Michele in Isola.
PADUA (2013) – All historic sites, the Basilicas of Saint Anthony, Santa Giustina, the main city squares and the Prato della Valle.
CANALE DEL BRENTA & HISTORIC VILLAS (June 2015) – Strà (Villa Pisani o Nazionale, Villa Foscarini-Negrelli-Rossi, Villa Cappello-Giantin) Fiesso d’Artico – (Villa Torre-Donati, Recanati, Olivieri, Zucconi, Fracasso, Villa Soranzo) Dolo (Villa Nani Mocenigo, Villa Ducale Rocca-Ciceri-Bressan), Mira (Villa Valmarana Barchese, Villa Moscheni, Volpi, Villa Valier, Villa Selvatico, Granata, Villa Corner) Noventa Padovana (Villa Giovanelli).
COLLI EUGANEI (June 2015) – Arquà Petrarca, Villa Barbarigo a Valsanzibio, Battaglia Terme (vineyards), Monselice, Montagnana, Montegrotto Terme.
TREVISO, MARCA TREVIGIANA, THE PROSECCO HILLS (2015) – Treviso (the historic centre, Villa Tiepolo Passi), Conegliano, Santo Stefano of Valdobbiadene (rural landscapes), Asolo, Cittadella, Castelfranco Veneto.
VICENZA (June 2015) – Historic centre, UNESCO-listed sites and churches.
PALLADIAN VILLAS (villas designed by Andrea Palladio and in the Palladian style) (June 2015) – La Rotonda, Villa Valmarana ai Nani, Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico, Villa Barbaro a Maser, Villa Pojana, Noventa Vicentina (Villa Barbarigo), Villa Fracanzan Piovene a Orgiano, Villa Foscari a Malcontenta, Villa Emo a Fanzolo, Villa Contarini a Piazzola sul Brenta.
VERONA (June 2012, October 2016) – Historic centre, Arena di Verona, Basilicas, panoramic views.
VALPOLICELLA – (October 2016) – Villa Contarini a Grezzana, Villa Arvedi di Cuzzano, San Giorgio di Valpolicella, Vigneti & cantine del Amarone, Fumane.
Events and festivals: Carnevale di Venezia 2009, Carnevale di Venezia 2015.
For photographs of Lake Garda, please see the Lombardy page.
Photo Galleries of Veneto
Padua & Riviera del Brenta
Vicenza & the Palladian Villas
Verona & Valpolicella