Venice has always been associated with the Italian romanticism of couples kissing on a gondola while floating above the numerous canals around the city, or lounging by the lagoons before heading to their honeymoon bed and breakfast. There seems to be endless ways to enjoy love and romance in this small city, and here are some of them:
Take a gondola around the canalsA gondola throughout the 170 canals of Venice is a dream must-do for every couple heading to the famous city of lagoons. The experience of gliding through the water, while being serenaded by your gondolier against the abundant Baroque historical buildings, is definitely remarkable. Be ready to pay between 30 EUR up to 100 EUR (roughly 33.5 USD to 111 USD) for this lifetime opportunity.
Enjoy a dinner cruiseJump on a boat, and head out to the magnificent islands. Float across various squares and lagoons under sunset. Every couple dreams of these things, which can actually happen in Venice. Add this must-do to your honeymoon bucket-list: take a romantic cruise. As most of the dinner cruises are highly expensive, I recommend taking the Venice Islands Sunset Cruise with Prosecco and Appetizer instead.
Take a vaporetto to another islandMade of 118 submerged islands in the Northern end of Adriatic Sea, which are divided to about 10 main islands, Venice offers more than just bridges and lagoons on the mainland. From there you can take the public boat transport number 4 towards Murano Island to see how the locals make their real Venetian glass. One ticket costs 7.5 EUR (roughly 8 USD) per person, but it’s valid for 75 minutes from the moment of validation. Thus you can make a quick tour around the island, and get back with the same ticket, but the visit will be in a rush.
Stay in a typical Italian bed and breakfastA typical Venetian Bed and Breakfast is a convenient and affordable option of accommodation for couples. The B&B owner usually leaves you with a key and total freedom to cook and hang out around the apartment with other couples. Fully enjoy private time with your beloved one by making breakfast in bed for him or her! Hotels with luxurious rooms that overlook the lagoons are also an ideal accommodation for travel couples.
Watch the sunset from various viewpointsComprising of about 400 foot bridges, Venice offers dozens of viewpoints for couples to observe a perfect sunset, just before heading to a nearby gelato store, or a typical Italian restaurant or a bar for a glass of wine. One of the most popular viewpoint is above the Grand Canal.
A few things to keep in mind about traveling in Venice
There are certain things, and rules, to keep in mind while traveling to Venice. It is easily accessible by plane, train, and bus from many other cities with cheap connections (e.g. Ryanair, Flixbus). The city itself is small and walkable, so you don’t need to get a day transport pass, which costs 20 EUR (22.27 USD). If you love enjoying relaxed and silent moments with your partner, do not come during January and February. The Carnival of Venice during this time has the city packed with tourists and parties throughout the area.
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