Insta-Venice: Exploring Piazza San Marco

We love exploring the cities we call home through your eyes; in this Insta-round up, we are exploring the stunning Piazza San Marco and all it has to offer.

From using gondolas as taxis to enjoying the world’s best gelato - trust us, we tried them all, Venice is the perfect destination for a quick getaway.

The best way to navigate through the 100 small islands is via a traditional gondola, although we cannot help wishing we could jet-ski our way through the intricate canals on our way to Piazza San Marco.

Imagine gorgeous renaissance palaces and gothic architecture, then throw in the most vibrant modern elements along with a local crowd that is as welcoming as it is fun-loving.



In the first of our Instagramable Venice series we are visiting ‘the drawing room of Europe’: Piazza San Marco. The square hosts a triage of breath-taking sights: St Mark’s basilica, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’Orologio will give you snaps for days.

Here are our favourite pics from Piazza San Marco. Make sure you tag us @generatorhostels and #GenLove to be included in our next article!

 

Chasing the light


The square is simply beautiful at dawn

 

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As well as during the sunset

 

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It is all about Perspective


Look Up



Or to the side

 

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Sights that weather the storm


Who said you need sunshine to capture the perfect snap?

People Watching


Look at the passers-by

 

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Take a moment for yourself

 

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Or enjoy some cheeky sights

 

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Foodies heaven


First we lunch

 

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Then we Tiramisu

 

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Inspired to book a trip to Venice?

Now that you have caught a glimpse into what the city of Venice has to offer, start to plan your next trip.