Waterfront palazzos and palaces make drifting down the Grand Canal feel like cruising through a painting. Venice is the most romantic city on Earth. Those in love revel in the delicate boat rides down its web of canals. Byzantine and Islamic architecture await around every corner. Heart-wrenching operas can be found down hidden alleys off the Grand Canal where a small intimate setting makes up for a pared-down ensemble.
Visitors have no trouble finding the key sights around Venice. Here are a few of our recommendations:
- Palace Chambers
- Piazza San Marco
- Pala D'oro
- Bridge of Sighs
- Doges Palace
If you're feeling adventurous, look out for one of the hidden restaurants down one of the winding alleys where you can enlighten your senses with some authentic polenta or bigoli.
Plus, if time allows, consider taking a day trip to one of the gorgeous cities near Venice Italy such as romantic Verona or the red town of Bologna.