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100+ Venice Quotes for Instagram Captions

We can surely agree that Venice is one of the most romantic places in the world and one of the best to travel to.

Here are 100+ Venice quotes & puns to (hopefully) inspire you to visit Venice or if you have already been use as awesome Instagram captions!

You might also like to check out our Italy Quotes & Rome Quotes for the perfect quote or Instagram caption for other cities in Italy.

Venice Quotes for Instagram Captions

Venice Instagram Captions & Puns

Here are our favourite Instagram captions and puns to use for instagram captions about Venice.

“Venice is eternity itself.” – Joseph Brodsky

Nothing to wine about in Venice.

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” – Truman Capote

Having a Venice time.

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy”- Giuseppe Verdi

“Venice…A splendor of miscellaneous spirits.” John Ruskin

Eat the spaghetti with no regretti.

It’s Venice to see you.

“Elsewhere in Italy is the lovely city of Venice, which each year attracts millions of visitors despite the fact that it is basically an enormous open sewer.” – Dave Barry

“Venice is a city that has sea for it’s floors, the sky for it’s roof and the flow of water for it’s walls” -Signa

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta” – Federico Fellini

“If I could re-name love, I’d call it Venezia” – Conny Cernik


Venice Quotes

Here are our favourite Venice quotes about one of the most romantic cities in the world:

“The surface of Venice is constantly metamorphosing [and] painting Venice is almost like being a restorer, peeling off the layers to find the picture after picture underneath.” – Arbit Blatas

“To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.”- Alexander Herzen

“An orange gem resting on a blue glass plate: it’s Venice seen from above.” – Henry James, American author

“It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.” – Erica Jon

“If I were not King of France, I would choose to be a citizen of Venice.” – Henry III of France, King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

“Venice is the most romantic place in the world but it’s even better when there is no one around.” – Woody Allen, American director

“In the winter, Venice is like an abandoned theatre. The play is finished, but the echoes remain.” – Arbit Blatas

“When I seek another word for ‘music’, I never find any other word than ‘Venice.’” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The building I most admire is the Doges Palace in Venice, both by day and by night. Looking at it from the lagoon, it resembles a floating kilim carpet. I love all the bridges which connect houses, people, gardens and palaces. I also love moats to isolate yourself. A ha-ha for secrecy, as in every English country garden.” – Anouska Hempel

“Is it worthwhile to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?” – William Dean Howells

“Oh yes, it was my Venice! Beautiful, With melancholy, ghostly beauty—old, And sorrowful, and weary—yet so fair, So like a queen still, with her royal robes, Full of harmonious colour, rent and worn!” – Ada Cambridge

“My first impression of Venice was that it might be hard to make anything happen there. Everything seemed to have already happened. Venice seemed like a kind of exalted remembering.” – Glenn Haybittle

Venice Travel Quotes

Here are our favourite Venice Travel Quotes to inspire you to travel to this stunning city.

“I’m often in Venice in November and December, when it’s foggy and wintry, and the decorations in the shops and the lights in the churches make the place feel both Christmassy and melancholic.” – Juergen Teller

“If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you imagined. Venice is, Venice is better.” – Fran Lebowitz

“Venice has always fascinated me. Every country in Europe then was run by kings and the Vatican except Venice, which was basically run by councils. I’ve always wondered why.” – Alan Furst

“I always wanted to go to Venice. It’s supposed to be the romance capital of the world.” – Gordon Korman

“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” – Arthur Symons

“This was Venice, the flattering and suspects beauty this city, half fairytale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious airs the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.” – Thomas Mann, German novelist

“I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.” – Elizabeth Berkley, American actress

“It’s so easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of a city like Venice, where everything is just beautiful color and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. You can roam around and get lost in the labyrinth.” – Nanette Lepore

“Venice, the most touristy place in the world, is still just completely magic to me.” – Frances Mayes

“In Venice, if you didn’t know where you were going, you usually ended up in the Piazza and since that was always true, maybe it was always where you were going.” –Scott Stavrou

“Venice never quite seems real, but rather an ornate film set suspended on the water.” – Frida Giannini

“If I could live in one city and do every single thing I do there, I would choose Venice. You can’t turn your head without seeing something amazing.” – Nile Rodgers


Gondola Quotes

Gondolas are probably one of the most iconic parts of Venice. Here are some of our favourite gondola quotes:

“At the bridge I stood lately in the brown night. From afar came a song: as a golden drop it welled over the quivering surface. Gondolas, lights, and music — drunken it swam out into the twilight. My soul, a stringed instrument, sang to itself, invisibly touched, a secret gondola song, quivering with iridescent happiness. — Did anyone listen to it?” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“[Everything you write is] not simply a collection of words, but a means of influence not to be taken lightly. Let your recipient’s emotions be the gondola, and your words, its gondolier.” ― A.J. Darkholme

“A wondrous city of fairest carving, reflected in gleaming waters swirled to new patterning by every passing gondola.” – Sylvia Pankhurst

“In Venice, things not always as they first appear. I contemplate this observation from my post on the aft deck of one of Master Fumagalli’s gondolas, taking in the panorama of bridges, domes, bell towers, and quaysides of my native city. I row into the neck of the Grand Canal, and, one by one, the reflection of each colorful façade appears, only to dissipate into wavering, shimmering shards under my oar.” ― Laura Morelli

“By day, Venice is a city of museums and churches, packed with great art. Linger over lunch, trying to crack a crustacean with weird legs and antennae. At night, when the hordes of day-trippers have gone, another Venice appears. Dance across a floodlit square. Glide in a gondola through quiet canals while music echoes across the water. Pretend it’s Carnevale time, don a mask – or just a fresh shirt – and become someone else for a night.” – Rick Steves

“The smile of lovers is gondola of their desire. (Des amoureux le sourire – Est gondole de leur désir.)”― Charles de Leusse

“Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.” – Diana Vreeland

“To go out in a gondola at night is to reconstruct in one’s imagination the true Venice, the Venice of the past alive with romance, elopements, abductions, revenged passions, intrigues, adulteries, denouncements, unaccountable deaths, gambling, lute playing and singing.” – Peggy Guggenheim

“If a couple in a gondola kiss as they pass under each bridge, they will remain in love forever.” – Venetian Folklore


Venetian Saying & Proverbs

There are many amazing Venetian Proverbs. Here are our favourite Venetian proverbs that you might like to use as instagram captions:

“DAI E DAI LA BARCA ARIVA AI PAI”: If you are hard working you will reach your goal in life.

“MAGNA E BEVI CHE A VITA XE UN LAMPO”: Life is short, enjoy it.

“L’IGNORANSA XE LA MARE DE LA MISERIA E DE LA CATIVERIA”: Ignorance is the father of misery and malice.

“PARLAR SENSA PENSAR XE COME SPARAR SENSA MIRAR”: To talk without thinking is like shooting without aiming.

“CHI VOL VEDAR VENEXIA VERA, DE ISTA A LA MATINA, DE INVERNO A LA SERA”: If you want to see the real Venice: the morning during Summer and the evening in winter.

Venice Love Quotes

When it comes to Venice, love is in the air, everywhere you look. Here are all time favourite Venice Love Quotes. And if you love love, you might also enjoy these dedicated couple love quotes too!

“Nothing ever seems straightforward in Venice, least of all its romances.” – Roger Ebert

“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” – Arthur Symons

“It’s so easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of a city like Venice, where everything is just beautiful color and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. You can roam around and get lost in the labyrinth.” – Nanette Lepore

“It is always assumed that Venice is the ideal place for a honeymoon. This is a grave error. To live in Venice or even to visit it means that you fall in love with the city itself. There is nothing left over in your heart for anyone else.” – Peggy Guggenheim

“Venice is the prettiest city I’ve ever seen. It looks like a Disneyland ride.” – George Clooney

“Venice seemed incredibly lovely, elvishly lovely–to me like a dream of Old Gondor, or Pelargir of the Numenorean Ships, before the return of the Shadow.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“History and legend and art and romance meet and mingle to create that indefinable sorcery of Venice. It is like nothing on earth except a poet’s dream.” – Lilian Whiting


The Merchant Of Venice Quotes

While thinking of Venice, here are some of the very best Merchant of Venice Quotes:

“I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano, A stage where every man must play a part, And mine a sad one.” – Antonio

“But love is blind, and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit.” – Jessica

“Let me play the fool.” – Gratiano

“I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you. What news on the Rialto?” – Shylock

“If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces.”- Portia

“How like a fawning publican he looks! I hate him for he is a Christian.” – Shylock

“All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told: Many a man his life hath sold, But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms enfold.”- Morocco

“I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?” – Shylock

“Young in limbs, in judgement old.” – Morocco

“It is a wise father who knows his own child.” – Lancelot

“As many times as I’ve seen ‘The Merchant of Venice,’ I always take Shylock’s side. For all the hatred that guy is shown, he has a reason to hate in return. He’s treated cruelly. And it’s tragic that he learns to be intolerant because of what others do to him.” -John Irving

Quotes About Canals In Venice

Like gondolas, canals are another iconic part of Venice. Here are our favourite Venice Quotes about or that feature canals:

“If anything can rival Venice in its beauty, it must be its reflection at sunset in the Grand Canal.” – Peggy Guggenheim

“Venice was a woman, la bella donna, elegant in her age, sensual in her watery curves, mysterious in her shadows. The first sight of her, rising over the Grand Canal with her colors tattered and faded like old ballgowns, called to the blood. The light, a white, washing sun, would sweep over her and lose itself like a wanderer in her sinuous veins, her secret turns. Here” – Nora Roberts

Venice appeared to me as in a recurring dream, a place once visited and now fixed in memory like images on a photographer’s plates so that my return was akin to turning the leaves of a portfolio: a scene of the gondolas moored by the railway station; the Grand Canal in twilight; the Rialto bridge; the Piazza San Marco; the shimmering, rippling wonderland; the bustling water traffic; the fish market; the Lido beach and boardwalk; Teeny in the launch; the singing, gesturing gondoliers; the bourgeois tourists drinking coffee at Florian’s; the importunate beggars; the drowned girl’s ghost haunting the Bridge of Sighs; the pigeons, mosquitoes and fetor of decay. – Gary Inbinder

By day it is filled with boat traffic – water buses, delivery boats, gondolas – if something floats
and it’s in Venice, it moves along the Grand Canal. And by daylight it is one of the glories of the Earth. But at night, especially when the moon is full and the soft illumination reflects off the water and
onto the palaces – I don’t know how to describe it so I won’t, but if you died and in your will you
asked for your ashes to be spread gently on the Grand Canal at midnight with a full moon,
everyone would know this about you – you loved and understood beauty.” — William Goldman

“In Venice, Italy they don’t have streets, they have canals. So in Venice, we gotta keep the kids off the canals. In Venice if you’re not book smart, but you do know what’s going on, you are canal smart. “I’ve got canal smarts bitch!” – Mitch Hedberg 

“Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.” – Italo Calvino

“Getting lost is the only place worth going to.” ― Tiziano Scarpa

“His clothing marked him as Italian. The cadence of his speech announced that he was Venetian.” – Donna Leon

“Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.” – Matteo Renzi

“Every time I describe a city I am saying something about Venice.” – Italo Calvino

Marco Polo Quotes

One of the most famous Venetians was Marco Polo. Here are some of the most famous Marco Polo quotes:

“I have not told the half of what I saw.”― Marco Polo

“I did not tell half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed” ― Marco Polo

“Here people was once used to be honourable: now they are all bad; they have kept one goodness: that they are greatest boozers.”― Marco Polo

“We go naked because we want nothing of this world; for we came into the world naked and unclothed. As for not being ashamed to show our members, the fact is that we do no sin with them and therefore have no more shame in them than you have when you show your hand or face or the other parts of your body that do not lead you into carnal sin; whereas you use your members to commit sin and lechery, and so you cover them up and are ashamed of them. But we are no more ashamed of showing them than we are of showing our fingers, because we do not sin with them.” ― Marco Polo

“Here people was once used to be honourable: now they are all bad; they have kept one goodness: that they are greatest boozers.”― Marco Polo

“The personal appearance of the Great Kaan, Lord of Lords, whose name is Cublay, is such as I shall now tell you.”― Marco Polo

“Without stones there is no arch.” – Marco Polo

“I believe it was God’s will that we should come back, so that men might know the things that are in the world, since, as we have said in the first chapter of this book, no other man, Christian or Saracen, Mongol or pagan, has explored so much of the world as Messer Marco, son of Messer Niccolo Polo, great and noble citizen of the city of Venice.” – Marco Polo

“Without stones there is no arch.” – Marco Polo

“My heart beats as much as I can breathe.” – Marco Polo


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    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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