Last year I was in Venice around April 9 for a blog task and I bumped by chance into a couple of beautiful wisteria shrubs. Luckily I always carry the camera with me. So I took a couple of incredible pictures. This year I had another appointment in Venice on April 13 and this time… I knew where to look for these beautiful purple flowers. Sadly, the weather has not been that kind this time, and the flowers were already a bit shabby because of the heavy rain and wind. Nevertheless, I took a couple of pictures and they were a huge success on Instagram, with lots of people asking me in private: Where did you take these photos of wisteria in Venice? That’s why I’m writing this post.
Wisteria in Venice: where to take the photos
First of all, I have to clarify that I only explored the area of Santa Croce and San Polo. So there are probably other wonderful wisteria shrubs scattered here and there in Venice. If so, feel free to point them out to me, and I’ll be glad to add them to the article, with your photos attached.
This is the best one I found. I was walking along Salizada San Pantalon (where you can admire another couple of wisteria shrubs). I always remember to look left or right at every crossroads when in Venice, cause you never know what treasures you could find there. And I was right. The perfect wisteria bush was waiting for me, along a canal, with no one around, and a gondola passing by. Perfect.
This year I came back with my husband but the weather was not at its best. I managed to have a picture with that wisteria anyway, so I’m rather satisfied. 😉
Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio
Here the wisteria is on the wall of a palace, right behind the well, next to the Coop supermarket. Surely some days earlier it would have been more luxuriant.
We were basically exploring the area when we bumped into this huge plant of wisteria that covered the entire facade of a building. I took the photo and only after I realized that a stone face was looking back at me among the flowers. I found this picture quite suggestive. Do you see the head in the photo below?
I admit I underestimated this wisteria. I noticed it while passing the close bridge and it seemed to be a small shrub, not worthy of a picture. But… if you go close to it, the view on both sides is enchanting. This episode taught me once more that I always must pay attention to different points of view. And not only in photography. In the end, these two shots are among my favorites ever.
Sotoportego del Filatoio
Along Fondamenta de le Grue, you’ll surely spot a small wooden bridge. Walking on the left of the bridge, a few meters further, you’ll reach the Sotoportego. It hides a quaint view over the canal and a bush of wisteria. Of course, in other seasons you’ll only see a regular bush with no flowers.
This picture was taken by Claudia, a tour guide in Venice for Spanish speaking tourists. Follow her amazing profile on Instagram: @claudia_mimejorvenecia.
If you hop on the vaporetto in the wisteria season, you can spot some shrubs here and there along the Grand Canal. As I wrote before, this year the season was off too soon because of the weather so I only catched a couple of meagre shrubs but nevermind.
Well, let me know if you have other pictures with their exact locations. I’m ready for next year! 🙂