Italy has been famous for its lovers since ancient times from Casanova to Ovid, even the world’s greatest love story – Romeo and Juliet unfolded in Italy! The culture, landscapes and charm of Italy draws thousands of visitors to this beautiful country every year. Venice is a city in northeast Italy located on a cluster of 118 tiny islands separated by canals and connected by bridges. Without a doubt, Venice is known to be the most romantic city in the world, every visitor falls in love with this dreamy city. The enchanting and unique buildings, the old villas, canals and the very atmosphere of the city is romantic. Rich in history and known for its beautiful Venetian architecture, the narrow alleys lined with pastel colored houses and the numerous outdoor cafes all merge to make Venice one of the hottest honeymoon destinations on the globe.
Best time to visit: This city of art is mostly warm during the year with cool winters, though the best time for honeymooners to set foot here would be during summer, in the months of May, June and September. If you’re having a winter wedding and want to escape over the winter months, although cold and damp Venice’s canals and streets look magically stunning and calm.
What does a couple on their honeymoon do in Venice?
Walk the streets: Roaming around the quaint streets of Venice could be one of the most romantic things you do on your honeymoon. A starry-eyed couple can walk hand in hand along the streets while exploring around Piazza San Marco, one of the grandest squares in all of Europe. It’s a great spot for couples sight-seeing, posing for romantic pictures in Venice or just soaking up the ambiance. The Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs are two of the most romantic places in Venice. Shopping in Venice, though expensive is a unique experience.
Outdoor cafes and dining: There are many places in Venice where you can enjoy some quiet time with your loved one. The various beautiful outdoor cafes are a perfect place to relax and relish an espresso or a glass of wine. There are many charming small piazzas along the Zattere promenade. Venetian cuisine is characterized by seafood, but also includes garden products from the islands of the lagoon. All the restaurants in Venice are romantic and an unforgettable experience!
Gondola ride: A leisurely romantic gondola ride in Venice is something you’ll remember for a lifetime. Snuggle against the plush cushions of a charming rowboat and exchange sweet kisses under a bridge while having the most sentimental time of your life. You could also take a vaporetto (water bus) and visit some of the many beautiful islands located in the Venice Lagoon like Giudecca, Torcello, Burano or cruise the Grand Canal on a vaporetto after dark for a refreshing change.
Watch the sunset: Sunsets in Venice are very romantic. After the golden glow of late afternoon, the skies are tinted pink and the hue of the sunset colors the gorgeous buildings of the city in a unique shade. The beautiful sunsets are visible from the lagoon shore at the Giardini Pubblici in Castello or from the park at Sant’Elena, further along the shore. Nights in Venice are quiet and perfect for romantic strolls.
Choose a wonderful hotel in a perfect location, pack a map and you’re all set for the most romantic getaway of your life.