Gondola ride for two in VeniceIt goes without saying that everyone who visits Venice must experience a gondola ride but when it comes to romantic couples, it is truly beautiful. As your gondolier steers you around the canals, gaze at the beautiful Renaissance and Baroque buildings as you glide by. It is easy to find a gondola – just visit any of the main bridges, like the Accademia or the Rialto and watch for the gondolier in his boater hat and striped shirt.
Boat trip to the islandsStaying on the water, take a motorboat across the Venetian Lagoon to visit the nearby islands. While there, explore the pastel houses of Burano and haggle with the lace sellers to craft the perfect wedding dress. On the other hand, head to Murano and buy beautiful colored glass ornaments to decorate your new home together. Murano is also a beautiful place to stay, so book a cozy room at Hotel Conterie or Casa del Melograno.
Enjoy views of the Grand Canal from the bridgesIf you time it right, you can head to the 16th-century Rialto Bridge to catch the sunset over the Grand Canal. During the daytime, explore its archway shops, buying quaint, handmade gifts. Alternatively, head to the Accademia Bridge for a wonderfully romantic afternoon gazing at the beautiful art at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.
Experience Venice like CasanovaVenice was the home of one of the world’s most famous lovers. Explore the city through the eyes of Casanova, heading to the Rialto Bridge where he met all his lovers. Sip wine for two at the Do Spade bar on Calle delle Do Spade, or book a room near the Doge’s Palace, where you can visit his prison home until his escape from Venice.
Follow in Ernest Hemingway’s footsteps in VeniceWriter Ernest Hemingway was fond of Venice and used to ride on a waterbus over to Torcello Island for inspiration. Explore the area around the cathedral to lunch at Locanda Cipriani, the perfect spot for an Italian lunch on the terrace. Also visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, with its gorgeous Venetian-Byzantine mosaics, as well as views of Burano from its bell tower.
Enjoy all these wonderful attractions and more while on a romantic vacation in Venice. You may find yourself returning for your honeymoon.