Have you been to Venice? I have. Venice is one of my top romantic places to visit. I recommend you visit Venice if you can. You and your partner will love it. It is remarkable and guaranteed to take your breath away.
Here are 5 top things to do in Venice when you visit
- Piazza San Marco
For me, this is the centre of Venice. Every tourist comes here. And why not? Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square), is a large and magnificent space, with an array of shops, museums, restaurants, and cafes. The atmosphere is vibrant. You will be content eating lunch or dinner while enjoying live music. You can, of course, feed the pigeons if you want. Admire St Mark’s Basilica, tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and get a bird’s eye view of Venice from the Campanile bell tower. If you don’t mind the crowd, you must make La Piazza, as it is called, a place to visit.
2. Murano Island
On the second day of our visit to Venice, the receptionist at our hotel recommended a visit to Murano Island. She was spot on. We loved it. Murano Island was a short boat ride from the Northside of Venice mainland. Murano Island is comprised of a collection of smaller islands, with a very interesting history. Once there, we watched some of the glass making demonstrations. It is amazing to see how glass comes to life in different forms. I was intrigued, and we went away clutching some precious glassware. Come back to the main island and relax with a gelato- yummy.
3. Gondola rides
Your trip to Venice is not complete without a ride in the Gondola. Sit back in each other’s arms as your crooner steers you through the picturesque and meandering waterways. Sure, the water smells a bit, but is it nothing compared to the tranquillity and calm of riding in a wide expanse of the endless water.
4. Take a bus ride down the Grand Canal
If you want to enjoy the Grand Canal and take in the sights, the best way is by taking the waterbus. It is about a two-mile trip (3 and a half kilometres) from the station to San Marco. You can of course hop in and off at various stops. It was a good way to get to know and understand the history of Venice.
5. Eat Seaford
Gaze into each other’s eyes as you dig into your seafood dish. If you love Seaford the way I do, you will be amazed at the variety on offer. There are many types I have never seen before, let alone eat. It was mind-blowing to know that there are such species of Seaford on offer. If you are curious and want to experiment with food, then you are in the right place. I enjoyed eating spider crab (granseola). Yummy!
My husband was sceptical and kept asking for Chinese food. We did find a very good Chinese restaurant towards the end of our visit. If you have been reading my travel stories, you will know that I prefer to immerse myself in the local food of the country or city I am visiting. I Love the experience.
There are, of course, many more romantic places you can visit in Venice, such as the Bridge of Sighs, ‘Ponte dei Sospiri,’ which is made of white limestone. It is a famous bridge with an interesting history. Couples visit the bridge to take photographs of themselves kissing. Don’t forget to visit the Rialto Bridge.
Tip… August is one of the busiest times to visit Venice. You will find it crowded but enjoyable. If you’re put off by large crowd, try visiting during off-peak months.
Venice is a romantic city to visit with your loved one. My hubby and I love visiting a new city each year for our anniversary. We found Venice the perfect place to spend quality time, hold hands, eat romantic dinners. Are you dreaming of a romantic trip? I highly recommend Venice.