Giudecca has reclaimed the prestige it enjoyed pre-WWII, perhaps now with a little less pomp. Directly south of Venice’s central islands, this thin wisp of land makes a strong impression. Surrounded by sea on all sides, Giudecca blends the history of its famous church, Il Redentore, with the simplicity of its clotheline-strung apartments. Better yet, you can marvel at central Venice from the banks of Giudecca without having to battle the crowds.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
On the Map
Giudecca is bordered by Dorsoduro/Accademia
An Island Away from the Clamor of Central Venice
The island of Giudecca is very quiet and romantic. It is very relaxing and enjoyable, that there life mostly local Venetians and that is has a few 'normal' shops to buy fruits, fresh ham or a bottle of wine. As well there are few nice places to eat or have a coffee directly at the water with a great view on the other islands."
Visited in 2012
Giudecca's Monumental Prestige
The island became an industrial area in the early twentieth century with shipyards and factories in addition to a film studio. Much of the industry went into decline after World War II, but it is now once more regarded as an exclusive residential area."
Dining on the Island
The View of Venice from Giudecca's Quiet Banks
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Luca Girardini is a freelance photographer based in Venice, Italy. He turned to photography after studying architecture at university and specialises in architectural and interior design photography. His personal work explores the contemporary landscape. Luca photographed Venice for Airbnb and set out to capture the real Venice he knows rather than its tourist persona.