Palazzi of infinite pastel shades reflected in quiet canals, footsteps echoing down intimate alleyways and sea birds calling over the vast lagoon vistas. The gentle chug of waterborne traffic along the magnificent Grand Canal. The soft splash of a gondola plying a watery backstreet. There’s really no competition. For romance, Venice is the perfect backdrop.
Venice and romance
Early-rising romantics should make their way to St Mark’s square for a sight that most visitors miss: this magnificent space with no one in it, save the odd waiter setting out tables and chairs.
No Venetian tryst is complete without a great sunset. The lagoon-side promenade by the Giardini stop is a scenic vantage point (the number 1 vaporetto takes you there). Grab an aperitif perched at one of the tiny tables outside at El Refolo in via Garibaldi at Castello 1580, before or after.
Download this fantastic coloring page about Venice, and enjoy!