Ferruccio Leiss’s Venetian dream

Here is Venice as Francesco Ferruccio Leiss (1892-1968) saw it in his dreams. The great Ligurian photographer dedicated large part of his work to the beautiful city on the lagoon, immortalizing the major tourist destination as a dream-like place, enveloped in the fog, dotted by blurry lights and decorated with nocturnal, geometric shadows.

Together with the images by Fulvio Roiter and Gianni Berengo Gardin, Leiss’s are some of the most evocative portraits of one of the most beloved places in the world.

Here is a small selection of his photographs of Venice.

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Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"View of Ponte della Paglia, Dominated by the Façade of the Doge's Palace", 1956, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Pillars on the Dock", 1950, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Venice", 1950, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Reflection of Houses", ca. 1950, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, Venezia - photos of Venice

"Detail of the Doge's Palace", ca. 1960, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Ponte della Paglia, by Night", ca. 1950, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Pond by Night", ca. 1950, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

"Lights Reflected through a Gate", ca. 1945, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Nighttime Photo of a Venetian Calle", ca. 1950, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Composition", ca. 1950, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Canal Grande Seen from a Small Window in Palazzo Baldi", ca. 1945, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Animated View in Venice", ca. 1945, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Gondola Sterns in a Slipway", 1950-60, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Men at Work on a Slipway", ca. 1955, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"San Barnaba: The Kitten", ca. 1952, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Woman Working on Lace. Murano", ca. 1945, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

"Girls at a Summer Camp on Venice's Lido", ca. 1940, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Francesco Ferruccio Leiss, fotografie Venezia - photos of Venice

"Cat with a Group of Pigeons", ca. 1950, History of Photography "Fratelli Alinari" Museum, Florence

Ferruccio Leiss’s Venetian dream

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