Most people come here for romantic Venice travel, that is the truth. Besides being a cultural city, rich in tradition, unique in architecture and display, Venice has the reputation of being the world’s second most famous romantic city of the world. Many love stories started here, many came to marriage under the bridges of Venice, and no one goes untouched by this wonderful city. Everything is designed to create an atmosphere that cannot be regained anywhere else in the world. You won’t even notice the distinct smell of the canals, and won’t care for a second there’s a lot to walk, and a lot of chances to get lost.
So, what makes a trip to Venice fall into the romantic travel category?
Well, maybe, let’s say, wandering hand in hand through the old-world elegance the alleyways, cuddling on a gondola ride along the canals, dining by candlelight in ancient piazzas…Come to the Piazza San Marco in the very early morning (or very late at night), before the moving masses of backpackers arrive, and the cafe orchestras start playing . Take the vaporetto to the Accademia. This is Venice’s paintings gallery, established after the French invasion that ended the Venetian Republic. The Ca’ d’Oro is the most spectacular Gothic palace on the entire canal, a dreamy jewel box whose collection. includes a Carpaccio, a Mantegna, and a fine assortment of Venetian bronzes and statues, including a Madonna and Child by Sansovino.
Of course, the most important thing is riding a gondola. Gondolas are today only for tourists, so you’ll have the upper hand on Venetians. The time to go is after dinner, perhaps between ten and eleven. Book a gondolier through your hotel concierge; if you pick up the first one you meet, he may take you for a ride in more ways than you intended.
And when you’re done with the city, head down south to the Cilento Coast. Its sleepy coastal towns are the perfect setting for picnic lunches under the shade of Aleppo pines and nights spent noshing on freshly caught seafood on the waterfront to the lilting music of Italian lovers conversing at tables nearby. All of this will insure you a romantic Venice travel, an experience of a lifetime.