If you are looking for the perfect romantic getaway with your partner then look no further than Venice, a place which has gained a reputation as being the ideal spot for love birds. My partner and I toured Europe last year and this was the place that really blew our socks off. Some places gain a certain reputation but fail to live up to it, in the case of Venice however this couldn’t be further from the truth and every sight, sound and smell here simply oozes with love. If you and your partner do decide to visit this gorgeous Italian city then here are some romantic activities which you can both indulge in.
Gondola Ride For Two
Gondola’s are an iconic image of Venice and to take one out on the water with your partner is just about as romantic as it gets. You won’t be sailing the boat of course, that will be left up to the experts who will take you floating by some of the gorgeous architecture throughout Venice. The gondolas go from the main bridges of Rialto or Accademia.
Walk in the Footsteps of Casanova
Nobody has a reputation for romance like the famous lover Casanova, save for Cupid himself perhaps, and you can walk in his footsteps here in Venice. Enjoy a glass of wine at the Do Spade bar close to the Rialto Bridge which is where he would meet his lovers or head to Doge’s Palace which is the prison from which he escaped from.
Watch the Sunset at St. Mark’s Square
Sunset is always a romantic event and here in Venice it is even better given your surroundings. The best place to catch it is on St. Mark’s Square, the heart of romance here in Venice. The square is packed with live orchestras, opera singers and people dancing, what better way to watch the sunset?
Explore the Dorsoduro
Just near the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro district you will find that the canals narrow and become more like a water village. Throughout this area of Venice you’ll find handmade gifts and street sellers offering their wares, walk through with your partner and buy yourselves some romantic souvenirs to remind you of your time in this beautiful city.
Take Lunch on Torcello
Ernest Hemingway famously wrote about taking a water bus over to Torcello island which is around 10km from St. Mark’s Square. Here you can visit the ancient Byzantine cathedral to the famous Locanda Cipriani restaurant where you can enjoy a romantic Italian meal for two under the shade of the pergolas.
Watch a Performance at La Fenice Theatre
The La Fenice theatre is a Venetian icon and you can enjoy ballet and opera here on most evenings. The journey to the theatre itself is romantic and then once the doors open up you are greeted by the most stunning and intricately designed theatre which you are likely to see, and this is all before the action starts. Watching an aria with your loved one in this glorious setting is about as romantic as it gets.