No city in the world is more romantic than Venice. 365 days a year, Venice knows how to give unique emotions and romantic glimpses to all couples in love or not.
So why not spending the most romantic day of the year, according to tradition, in Venice? During this carnival period, the city is even more magical than usual, amidst a thousand masks and the lights that illuminate its calli!
We have created for you a list of the 10 most romantic places in Venice where you can spend Valentine's Day or any other day of the year as you wish!
10. A visit to Ca' Rezzonico, the 18th-century Venetian museum
An iconic Venetian Baroque palace, Ca' Rezzonico now houses the Museo del Settecento Veneziano, one of Venice's most fascinating museums. Overlooking the Grand Canal, it exhibits furnishings, paintings and sculptures from that historical period.
A place brimming with romance. What's more, this Venetian attraction can be visited free of charge thanks to the Venice Pass, the pass to experience Venice like a Venetian.
9. Romantic stroll through the colourful alleyways of Burano
Let yourself be carried away by the waves of the lagoon and reach Burano. The beautiful, colourful island will provide the backdrop for your romantic walk.
You will be left speechless as you stroll among the island's colourful dwellings. It will almost seem as if you are walking inside a fairy tale.
At this time of year, the island will be just yours!
8. Breakfast with a view of St Mark's from the Correr Museum cafeteria
In St Mark's Square you will find the gleaming Museo Correr, one of the most important and representative museums in Venice.
Located on the first floor of the Procuratie Nuove, the Museo Correr cafeteria overlooks one of the most scenic places in Venice: Piazza San Marco.
It is a café furnished in the Empire style, seating up to 60 people with tables and comfortable armchairs: an ideal place to relax after a visit to the museum, but also an excellent place to enjoy a romantic breakfast in the heart of Venice, with a unique view of the splendid St Mark's Basilica.
7. Tea break in the Serra dei Giardini
Along the tree-lined boulevard Giuseppe Garibaldi, in an area that was part of the Biennale's original layout, we find ourselves in a place that is quite magical, to say the least: the Serra dei Giardini.
Known historically as Serra Margherita, this Art Nouveau greenhouse was built in 1894 to house palm trees and other exotic decorative plants used for the International Art Exhibition of that year and today houses a café inside.
A little corner of paradise in this area of Venice far from the masses of tourists, where you can enjoy a snack in the sun.
6. Immersed in the charm of Acqua Alta Bookshop
Immerse yourself in the magical world of the Libreria Acqua Alta. A unique place in Venice and one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. The bookshop is located in the sestiere of Castello a short distance from Campo Santa Maria Formosa.
Amidst stairways of books, kittens and gondolas full of sought-after volumes, you will spend a unique time in a 'wonderland'. An excellent choice for all reading lovers!
5. Touching the brick heart in the Sottoportego dei Preti
Near the church of San Giovanni in Bragora in Castello there is a porch that is very famous among lovers.
A red brick heart is placed there in memory of a tragic love story. Legend has it that the fisherman Orio and his beloved mermaid Melusina lived here.
It is said that touching it makes one's love dream come true within the year, so why not give it a try?
4. The most romantic view from St George's Bell Tower
From the Campanile di San Giorgio, on the small island of San Giorgio Maggiore floating over the lagoon in all its beauty right in front of St Mark's Square, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the city!
The basilica was designed by Andrea Palladio and its 63-metre high bell tower offers a unique panorama of the whole of Venice and its lagoon.
3. Among the nature of the Royal Gardens
Just a few steps from St Mark's Square we find the Giardini Reali, reopened in 2019 after a long period of renovation. A small oasis of peace right in the city's most touristy spot: St Mark's Square.
Enjoy this little green lung of Venice, a gem both architecturally and botanically.
2. Aperitif at sunset in Fondamenta Ormesini
Close to the Ghetto, Fondamenta dei Ormesini is an area of Venice enveloped in a cheerful atmosphere.
This street is packed with bacari and is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic aperitif at sunset, when the sun illuminates the Rio de la Misericordia creating a perfect picture.
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