Sealed With a Kiss: Hidden Romance in Venice
Venice is regularly voted as one of the most romantic cities in the world, and with its charming combination of canals, cafés and stunning architecture that’s no surprise. But with more and more...
Venice is regularly voted as one of the most romantic cities in the world, and with its charming combination of canals, cafés and stunning architecture that’s no surprise. But with more and more people visiting the city every year, the romance can easily wear a little thin when you’re jostling with hordes of other visitors to capture that perfect selfie of you and your partner in front of St Mark’s, or fighting to grab that last café table by the waterfront. Don’t be put off from planning a romantic trip to the ‘City of Water’ though. With our top tips for how to find a spot or two of hidden romance in Venice you’ll want to jet off straight away!
St Mark’s Square
The gorgeous St Mark’s Square may be at the top of most visitors’ sightseeing list, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely off-limits for couples wanting to steal a kiss in the heart of this lovers’ idyll. Want to know how? Time your visit for sunrise and you might well be the only people there, so there’s no need to be shy! This will be the perfect way to begin your romantic trip together in Venice.
Punta Della Dogana
With the day in full swing and St Mark’s Square now heaving with tourists, where’s the next place to go to on your romantic trip? A converted warehouse might not sound like the most promising place for a public display of affection, but it’s the heart-achingly beautiful views of the lagoon from this modern art gallery that will set the pulse racing and stir up some passion. Located on a triangular spit of land next to where the Grand Canal joins with the Giudecca Canal, the Punta della Dogana is a wonderful spot for lazily watching the gondolas pass by as you show each your true feelings, away from prying eyes.
Musica a Palazzo
Is there anything more classy, more romantic or even more Italian than dining by candlelight at the opera? We don’t think so, and an evening at the sumptuous Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto will surely make the romantic in you swoon and set the passion alight. Over several hours you’ll be treated to magnificent opera in the company of just a few others; each act takes place in a different room of the Palazzo whose beautiful Baroque décor exudes warmth and intimacy. Will you choose one of Verdi’s poignant tragedies or Rossini’s delightful comedy ‘The Barber of Seville’? Either way, a night out at the Musica a Palazzo will make your romantic trip together all the more memorable.
How To Get There
Getting to Venice is easy if you book with Shuttle Direct. Having arrived at Venice airport, one of our friendly drivers will be waiting to take you swiftly to your destination. With all that hassle removed, you can start thinking about what really matters: the romantic trip that awaits you.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re planning a romantic trip to Venice or anywhere else in Europe, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport of your choice swiftly and safely.