With its meandering streets, decadent architecture and fairytale gondolas, a Venice honeymoon is simply romantic.
It’s the city you think you know everything about, yet a wander through the alleys of Venice is sure to reveal some surprises. Venice is known for its excess and decadence with its Carnevale in February and all the pasta and gelato you could want! Culture vultures will love wandering the alleys during a Venice honeymoon and stumbling across hidden churches with jaw-dropping frescos whilst foodies will get their fill of fresh fish, risotto and the chance to sample the Venetian favourite, the bellini. Napoleon called Piazza San Marco the drawing room of Europe and it’s easy to see why. In this one spot you can visit the stunning St Mark’s Basilica, learn the history of the Doges Palace and admire the 15th century Torre dell’Orologio clock tower. Make a special visit at sunrise or after dark to experience the piazza after the crowds have gone home.Shoppers should make time to head out of Venice to some of the other islands in the lagoon to buy hand-blown glass and lace and if you’re looking for action, try kayaking the Grand Canal. Start each day with a cappuccino and a cannoli at a pavement cafe and end each evening with aperitivo and a spectacular sunset. No Venice honeymoon would be complete without a gondola ride being serenaded as you glide through the romantic canals and waterways.
When to Go
The summer months of June to August can be stifling hot and crowded so expect to pay more at hotels for your Italy honeymoon. The shoulder months of May and September have more mild temperatures making it a perfect time to explore the city but it’s also the priciest for hotels. Carnevale is usually in February or early March when the weather is cool but whilst you’ll pay more to visit during the party season, it is once in a lifetime experience to be considered. October to March can be very cold with the winds blowing in from the Adriatic sea and the waters may be high but you’ll find a lot less crowds and considerably cheaper hotels.
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