Here’s why you should plan a Venice honeymoon
Celebrated as one of the most romantic honeymoon spots in Europe, if not the world, Venice – the City of Love – makes the perfect place to stay on your first holiday as newlyweds. But what is there to do in Venice for honeymoon couples?
Things to do on a Venice honeymoon
There are so many romantic things to do in Venice, and these are just a few of our favourites.
Get your honeymoon off to the perfect start with a romantic gondola ride around the city’s atmospheric waterways. Gondolas and their distinctively dressed gondoliers are the one of the most enduring images of this stunning city, and there’s no better way to explore the maze of canals that make Venice so famous.
Young happy couple riding on a gondola on Grand Canal in Venice, with pleasure spending honeymoon in Europe
San Marco, the Grand Canal and the Rialto
Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s) is the place to start a walking tour of beautiful Venice. If you have time, go inside the Campanile – the bell tower – for an incredible view over the city, and spend a couple of hours exploring the Doge’s Palace next door. That’s where you’ll find the Bridge of Sighs, one of the city’s most famous sights.
From San Marco, meander your way along the Grand Canal and find another iconic Venetian bridge, the Rialto. Mentioned in Shakespeare, this stunning bridge is lined with little shops that make the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs to treasure forever. A piece of Murano glass is just the thing.
See a ballet
Watch a romantic ballet performance at the beautiful Teatro La Fenice (Phoenix Theatre) – one of our favourite things to do in Venice at night. It’s been running since 1792 and has seen the likes of Verdi and Rossini premieres, and it makes the perfect cultured honeymoon date.
Dine by the canal
There can’t be a dining spot more romantic than by a canal in Venice. Take a table for two in a canal-side restaurant and enjoy a candlelit meal while you watch the world go by on foot and by boat.
Best time for a honeymoon in Venice
Venice is wonderfully romantic all year round, but it’s arguably at its best later in the year, when the summer heat and crowds have died down. Aim for September, October and November and take around five days to enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer. Alternatively, if you’re honeymooning in Croatia, why not hop on a ferry and enjoy a day trip in Venice?