No matter where you hail from around the globe, Venice, the beautiful city in northern Italy, likely needs no introduction. In fact, many regard it as the most breathtaking city on Earth! Having experienced its magic firsthand, I can confidently say there's simply no place like Venice.

Girl overlooking the Gulf of Venice

Before setting foot in this picturesque Italian gem, I had already devoured countless photos and videos, setting my expectations sky-high. But let me tell you, Venice's beauty surpassed even the loftiest of expectations. Trust me when I say that Venice's allure transcends any image you've laid eyes on.

If you're contemplating a visit to Venice and seeking some inspiration, or if you're on the hunt for captivating Venice captions for Instagram, look no further. Within this post, I've curated a collection of the best quotes about Venice that'll leave you even more captivated by this marvellous city.

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Famous Quotes about Venice

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

  2. “Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall.” - Jerry Saltz

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

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

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

  6. “Venice is neither a town nor a city. It is a shindig holding on water.” -  Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

  7. “Paris is an ideal place to become informed, while Venice is a place to think and write” - Pontus Hulten

  8. “You've got to see Venice," he began. "You've got to see a city of slender towers and white domes, sleeping in the water like a mass of water lilies. You've got to see dark waterways, mysterious threads of shadow, binding all these flowers of stone together.” - E. Temple Thurston, The City of Beautiful Nonsense

Boats passing through Venice Grand Canal
  1. “Venice can wash through you all the memories you have never made.”- Glenn Haybittle, The Way Back to Florence

  2. “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, The Manor House and Other Poems

  3. “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

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

  5. “I cannot write about Venice; I can only write about me, and the sleeping parts of myself that Venice has shocked into wakefulness.” - Jessica Zafra, Twisted Travels

  6. “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, The Tree House

  7. “Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?” William Dean Howelss

  8. “If I were not King of France, I would choose to be a citizen of Venice.” - Henry III

Gondolas parked in Venice canals
  1. “By day it is filled with boat traffic - waterbuses, 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, The Silent Gondoliers

  2. “In memory Venice is always magic.” - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

  3. “My mother took me to Venice one time and showed me all the houses where famous composers used to live. It gave me a fascination for music and the city, but also architecture. It was a valuable lesson.” - Ben van Berkel

  4. “I frequently stand still a moment to survey, as it were, the heights I have already won. With much delight I look back to Venice, that grand creation that sprang out of the bosom of the seas, like Minerva out of the head of Jupiter. ” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Best Quotes about Venice

  1. “Every time I describe a city I am saying something about Venice.” - Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

  2. “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, Losing Venice

Sunny day on Venice Grand Canal
  1. “To leave Venice felt as foreign as flying to the stars.” - Gina Buonaguro, The Virgins of Venice

  2. “Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air; And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair; And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome; But when it comes to living, there is no place like home.” - Henry Van Dyke

  3. “She leaned against the bridge’s warm marble balustrade, and looked as far down the darkening canal as the setting sun would allow. She wondered if others appreciated Venice’s beauty and fragility as deeply as she had come to or if, like a raging fever, the city infected some while avoiding others. She sighed at the grandeur and at the resilience that surrounded her, and she promised herself she’d try to be more like Venice.” - Marie Ohanesian Nardin, Beneath the Lion's Wings

  4. “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

  5. “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

  6. “I love to get out and see real life and to walk, which is why I love Venice so much - it's such a great walking city.” - Limahl

  7. “I think if there is a heaven on earth, it is Venice in spring.” - Theodore Dreiser

Seagull at sunset in the Gulf of Venice
  1. “Venice is unlike any other city simply because you travel primarily by boat. Time warps, and I love the feeling of it slowing down.” - Stacy Martin

  2. “Venice, Italy, survives 365 days out of every year in water; New Orleans can survive a few days of water if it has to.” - Billy Tauzin

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

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  1. “Venice is eternity itself.” - Joseph Brodsky

  2. “Everything in Venice is just a little bit creepy, as much as it's beautiful.” - Christopher Moore

  3. “Venice is the most romantic place in the world but it's even better when there is no one around.” - Woody Allen

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

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

  6. “Venice is a place that is high on reinvention. The kind of place that you can go and be whoever it is you want to be and do whatever it is you want to do, and nobody's really going to ask you a lot of questions about it.” - Will Arnett

View from a water bus in Venice
  1. “Go to Venice. Find Scorpia. And you will find your destiny.” - Anthony Horowitz, Eagle Strike

  2. “Venice is beautiful, but like a Bergman movie is beautiful; you can admire it, but you don't really want to live in it” - Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  3. “From my first sighting, I fall in immediate and passionate love with Venice.” - Mackenzi Lee, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

  4. “If you want to go for a romantic break, or a quick break in Italy, it has to be Venice.” - Gino D'Acampo

  5. “An orange gem resting on a blue glass plate: it’s Venice seen from above” - Henry James 

  6. “Venice is incredible. Although you may have seen it in pictures, you can't grasp how beautiful it is until you visit.” - Gino D'Acampo

  7. “The energy companies are burning and Venice is drowning.” - Steven Magee