Romantic things to do in Venice | AD

Well hello to you my reader chums! When I picture a romantic getaway, locations including Paris, Venice, Bali and any sort of plush beach spot spring to mind. There's just something about 'romantic getaway' which means a relaxing, luxury and enjoyable break for two love birds.

Romantic things to do in Venice

I was lucky enough to visit Venice last year and I genuinely fell in love with the place. When I was younger, I always dreamt of having my honeymoon in Venice, however, the trip happened sooner than I expected. Whilst there are traditional 'romantic things to do' in Venice, I'm going to share a few unique ideas you and your partner can do on your romantic break in the canal city of love. 

Here are some romantic things to do in Venice...

Go for a gondola ride under Rialto Bridge

The most famous thing about Venice is its canals and the gondola rides - and you can't have a romantic break without one. For any Venice newbies, I'd always recommend booking your gondola ride when you arrive in Venice, as that way you can choose the route. Usually, online, they'll give you a route that's promoted by the company and if you haven't visited Venice before, you won't know if it includes the best sights.

Once you've had a walk around Venice and got your bearings, you're able to see which locations you prefer and therefore choose the most romantic route. I'd personally recommend the gondola stop right by the Rialto Bridge as you're able to ride under it, and experience beautiful views of its surroundings as you float along - and get that goal worthy Instagram photos.

Walk along the back streets

One of Venice's hidden gems has to be the backstreets. As Venice is a pretty small location, compared to other larger cities and towns, you can explore a lot of it on foot. And what's more romantic than a walk? The backstreets are tucked away from the main tourist hubs, offering a combination of beautiful locations and enjoying each other's company. It also makes for a great spot to get some lovely photos of Venice without crowds getting in the way.

Romantic things to do in Venice

Many people will say 'just get lost in Venice', and really that's exactly what you should do. There are so many things to discover off the beaten path.

Have a coffee date on the canal

In Venice, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes located on the canal front - and dining here whether it's for a bite to eat or a coffee can be a charming experience. You'll be able to soak up the views and it'll be a little different than stopping by your local Starbucks.

Drink in St Marks Square

St Marks Square is probably the most renowned tourist spot in Venice and I can see why; it has the beautiful St Marks Basilica, stunning buildings, and live music booming as the sun goes down. The setting is ever so romantic, and perfect for a drink or two. There are many restaurants in the square, however coming from experience they are very much on the pricey side - and if you are on a budget and still want to get the 'St Marks Square experience', I'd suggest getting a glass of wine or two to toast.

Sit on the canal steps for an ice cream

Romantic things to do in Venice

Without a doubt, any trip to Italy means eating as much gelato as humanely possible. When in Venice, this certainly applies and can make for a charming date idea. None of the canals in Venice have borders so you're able to sit on the canal edge of steps leading down to the canal. Watch the gondolas go by as you enjoy your sweet treat with your partner.

If you're looking to book that ultra-romantic and luxury break to Venice, Destinations2 offers a wide selection of holiday packages to choose from.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you ever visited Venice?

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  1. This is such a cute blog posts with amazing tips! I've visited Venice before but didn't do things like this so would love to go back one day!

    Shirley |

    1. Thank you lovely! I hope you get to return one day xx

  2. It looks amazing! I love all of your travel pics. You are always making me want to visit the places and I always find myself looking for deals to visit the places. So sad that I have a limited amount of paid days off of work! haha


    1. Thank you so much! Oh that sucks, I hope you get to travel to more places soon xx

  3. OMG ice cream near a canal, I need that!

  4. Beautiful pictures! I've always wanted to go to Venice.


    1. Thank you lovely! I hope you get to visit one day xx

  5. This sounds and looks amazing, I would love to visit Venice!x


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