05 Dec Romantic Things to Do in Venice, Italy
Venice is one of the most romantic places I have ever been in the world. It might be considered bit cliché, but there’s a reason it is so popular with tourists, couples and honeymooners.
Take a gondola ride along the picturesque canals, pose for a photo on one of the many bridges, sit outside a café watching the world go by, enjoy a candlelit dinner overlooking the water and admire the views from Saint Mark’s Basilica…you won’t be short of romantic things to do in Venice!
If you’re planning a romantic break with your loved one, here’s what to do in the City of Love!
Buy a bottle of wine and take a gondola ride
A gondola ride is a highlight of any trip to Venice. Yes it may be expensive, and it may be a cliché, but it’s certainly one of the most romantic things you can ever do with your loved one. To make it even more romantic, stop at a store and purchase a bottle of wine along with some plastic cups. Make a toast as you float long Venice’s pretty backstreet canals, then sit back and soak up the scenery!
Have dinner overlooking the Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous bridge in Venice. There are lots of restaurants along the canal here, and although they might be a bit touristy, this is definitely a romantic spot. Enjoy some Italian pasta and a glass of wine as you look out at the Rialto Bridge and the gondolas drifting down the Grand Canal!
Walk along the backstreet canals at night
Venice is very pretty by day, but it is also very romantic by night. After dark the tourists disappear and this is the perfect time to take a stroll through the lamp-lit alleyways and backstreets. Listen to the gentle sound of the water lapping and watch the gondoliers navigate their way through the canals by torchlight. You’ll look at Venice in a completely different way!
Admire the view from Saint Mark’s Basilica
Saint Mark’s Basilica is a spectacular cathedral with a beautiful gold mosaic ceiling. It was originally the chapel of the Doge, but in 1807 it became the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archidiosese of Venice. Climb the stairs and head out onto the terrace, where you’ll be presented with brilliant views over St Mark’s Square.
Follow in Casanova’s footsteps
Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Casanova with a secret passages tour of the Doge’s Palace. You’ll get to see the cell where Casanova was imprisoned and hear the story about his dramatic escape.