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Top 5 romantic things to do in Venice

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many couples will be planning a romantic getaway. Venice is a great alternative to some of the more obvious choices, and offers an array of idyllic activities and locations. We pick out the best in our city guide

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Take a scenic gondola ride
A gondola ride is a rite of passage when visiting Venice and offers a perfectly romantic float along the canals. Numerous companies offer gondola rides and it is worth shopping around to find the one that suits you best. Admire the impressive views and historic sights while sitting comfortably with your partner – be sure to take your camera to capture your memorable experience.

Enjoy a romantic meal at Ristorante Quadri
The restaurant boasts wonderful views over Venice and serves Italian and Venetian cuisine from a menu created by the talented Max Alajmo. Ristorante Quadri was awarded a Michelin star in 2012; its elegant dining room is perfect for a sophisticated but relaxed meal.

Go for a walk around the city
Venice offers much to see and do, and a romantic weekend in the city should include a relaxed walk to see as much as possible with your partner. People-watch, stop at a café or browse some shops. Other must-do activities while you stroll through the city include visiting the carnival which takes place at the beginning of the year, and a visit to one of the many museums.

Browse in a jewellery shop such as Morellato
There’s nothing quite like treating your partner to something precious on a romantic getaway. Boutiques such as Morellato offer pretty pieces and unique finds perfect for a stylish present. This experience will also provide you with a memento to remind you of your trip.

Stay at a luxury hotel such as the Luna Hotel Baglioni
One of the most important aspects of any trip is where you stay. Hotels such as the Luna Hotel Baglioni offer pure luxury and a truly romantic experience. Located in the heart of Venice, and offering several eateries, Luna is among the best hotels in the city. Stay in a deluxe room or suite for a special treat and be sure to explore the hotel in order to fully take in its opulence.



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