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Venice Honeymoons

With its meandering streets, decadent architecture and fairytale gondolas, a Venice honeymoon is simply romantic.

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Venice Honeymoon

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.

There’s a reason why Venice is called the Honeymoon City—Venice honeymoons are truly incredible.

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.

Top Sights and Activities

  • Be serenaded on a gondola: With private or group rides, don’t miss out on this Venice honeymoon tradition
  • Mangia! Mangia! Mangia! Venice specialities include squid-ink risotto, fish antipasti, marinated sardines and thick bigoli pasta
  • Watch glassblowing on Murano Island: The chance to visit another island in the lagoon and marvel at the traditional and impressive technique of glassblowing
  • Visit the Doge’s Palace: Explore the hidden treasures and candle-smoke graffiti of former prison inmates in this Gothic Palace
  • Ride to the top of the Campanile: Originally built in the 9th century but destroyed and rebuilt exactly in 1914, take the elevator to the top for the best view of Venice & St Mark’s Basilica and the piazza
  • Eat gelato: No Italy honeymoon would be complete without trying some delicious gelato. Boutique Del Gelato is widely regarded as the best!
  • The Grand Canal: Take a slow vaporetto(water bus)down the main thoroughfare and admire the palazzi
  • Wander the streets of Burano Island: Often not as crowded and the chance to take in the brightly colored buildings and houses
  • Explore Cannaregio: The Jewish neighborhood seems a million miles away from all the tourist traps and souvenir shops. It’s more of a living museum and a great place to avoid the crowds
  • Slip on a mask at Carnevale: Take part in this medieval festival of decadence and excess with secret parties and hidden courtyards around the city
  • Have aperitivo near the Rialto Bridge: Stake your claim at a table early evening for an aperol spritz and cicchetti(small snacks)
  • Visit St Mark’s Basilica: One of the finest churches in the country with floor to ceiling mosaics and free entry. Book online or visit before 930am to avoid the long line ups
  • Get lost: The most important thing to do on your Venice honeymoon is wander hand in hand and go against the crowds. Venice hides secrets and surprises that are yours to be discovered if you turn just a little off the beaten track & away from the crowds

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