Favorite European Sunset Spots

Golden hour and sunrise are primetime for a photographer, but I’ll have to say… there was never really a good time for me to wake up at 6am when I studied abroad. So, I definitely took my fair share of sunset photos throughout my travels. Some of them have turned out to be among my favorite shots from my summer in Europe. I thought I’d share the places that I took these photos in case y’all are ever in the neighborhood. In no particular order, here are six of my favorite European sunsets:

Venice, Italy

venice, italy

Sunset on the Canale Grande in Venezia, Italia. Taken from a water taxi – which happens to be way more economical than the classic gondola rides!

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

manarola, cinque terre, italy

View on the way up to Nessun Dorma, a wine bar on the side of a cliff in Manarola. Manarola is my favorite of the five Cinque Terre towns on the Italian coast.

Weggis, Switzerland

weggis, switzerland

Watching the sunset from the dock of our lakefront hotel in Weggis, Switzerland. I won my study abroad program’s photography contest with this photo!

London, UK

london, uk

Got dressed up and watch the sky darken from Aqua Shard on the 31st floor of the Shard in London, expensive cocktail in hand. Worth paying for the experience.

Stockholm, Sweden

stockholm, sweden

Every city is best explored with a local – my Swedish friend took me to the top of this hill in Stockholm to watch the sunset and I wish I could remember the name of it. I’ll get back to y’all if I find out how to get here.

Florence, Italy

florence, italy

Saved the best for last – in Florence, Italy, we ran around like crazy people to pick up food for a picnic and then buy tickets to get on a bus that would take us to Piazzale Michelangelo in time for sunset. We had strawberries, bread and cheese, wine, and maybe some other snacks but it was the perfect end to a long day of tourist-ing. Ah, firenze…

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