Feb: Valentine’s Day in Venice: What to Do

by Giulia Minero
Valentine's Day in Venice [Photo by L.C. Nøttaasen https://www.flickr.com/photos/magnera/8105306540 CC 2.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/]

Venice is for sure one of the most romantic cities you may visit: its fascinating history suspended over time, the beautiful panoramas and special themed events make Venice the perfect two-day-getaway or a tender weekend with your beloved one. There’s a bit for all tastes!

Kissing on a Gondola

Gondola Ride
Gondola Ride photo credits Svida

There’s no doubt about it, the height of romance is when you exchange sweet nothings and kisses during a gondola ride. This unique opportunity combines a peerless chance to discover the city from a different perspective, while slowly gliding on water across the most renowned canals and waterways, as well as enjoying an intimate moment with your best person. If you’re lucky you can even hear the gondolier sing love song or playing romantic verses, according to tradition from the past centuries.
To choose your favourite itinerary visit the official gondola tours website or ask your concierge to arrange a personalised tour just for you.

Address: Campo Santa Sofia

Officil Website: 
www.venicegondolaride.com (only in Italian)

GPS: 45.44101, 12.33496

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Walking Tour in Discovery of Casanova's Venice

Palazzo Querini Stampalia
Palazzo Querini Stampalia

If you feel like discovering the history of a Venice of times-gone-by, you can also follow in the footsteps of Casanova by organising a walking tour of the city. Start under the Clock Tower of Piazza San Marco to reach campo San Bartolomeo; then head to Rialto Market, and to sestiere San Polo where the ‘castelletto’ district lied. Or even, after crossing the Grand canal with a gondola, reach Palazzo Bragadin, Casanova’s home for many years or Palazzo Querini Stampalia, now housing an important museum and library, which used to be home to Angelo and Andrea Querini, two of Casanova’s closest friends. However, be careful of the message this could give. Although Casanova was a famous lover, he was not the epitome of faithfulness or commitment…

Address: San Marco, 2637

Officil Website: 
www.turismovenezia.it (Venice’s Tourist Office)

GPS: 45.43479, 12.33043

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Find the Perfect Gift for Your Beloved One

Damiani D Icon Ring
Damiani D Icon Ring

Valentine’s day is the ideal chance to gift your beloved one with a shiny present, or why not, to make this day even more special with an important commitment. In both cases, you will be happy to find that Venice boasts an explosive jewelry seller scene featuring creations from local craftsmen and international top-brands alike. If you are curious to have a sneak peek, read our selection of some of the best brands in the sector…leaving the boutiques empty-handed will be almost impossible!

Watching the Best Romantic Sunsets

Sunset in Venice

Think of sitting down, maybe sipping a cocktail or a glass of wine while watching a beautiful sunset: I guess ‘romantic’ is the best adjective to define it! Venice offers peerless chances to admire the sun going down in the lagoon, from Piazza San Marco to Zattere, or even by bending from Rialto Bridge to enjoy the light of the last Sun rays. Though the best idea could be heading to the Bridge of Sighs and, following a centuries-old tradition, kissing while a gondola is gliding underneath it. Legend says that if this happens, you love will be everlasting.

Romantic Dinner at one of Venice’s Restaurants

Romantic Dinner credits Oro Restaurant

Not surprisingly after your daily tours throughout the city you may be likely to feel a little tired and hungry…well it’s time to enjoy a romantic dinner with your best person. If you wish to find top quality delicacies and impeccable international service, one of Venice’s best hotels could be the right choice, offering typical Venetian cuisine, Michelin-starred creations or sweet and salty treats paired with a glass of inebriating bubbles. Or even you can opt from one of the local restaurants characterised by an unmistakably romantic atmosphere. You will be spoilt for choice. Make sure you book quite in advance, as places are limited and during Valentine's Day restaurants can be crowded.

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