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The Venice Guide

This pristine romantic hot spot is home to world famous art, cuisine, wine, and incredible sunset views

Be entranced by one of Italy’s most famous romantic getaway destinations; Venice.  This city’s rich history and culture make it a hot spot for tourists around the world, but if you know where to look, closed doors are suddenly unlocked and the wonderland of Venice, known only by the locals, is unveiled.

Where to Stay

Aman Venice
Set on the Grand Canal in the center of the city, this stunningly elegant resort is what Italian dreams are made of. Set in a 16th century palace, the Aman Venice is opulence at its finest, pairing priceless frescos with Murano chandeliers and ancient silks, this hotel with its hidden jetty entrance and private gardens will make you feel like Venetian royalty. View on Google.

Hotel Galleria
Offering views of the Grand Canal, this laid-back hotel is a minute’s walk from the nearest ferry terminal and a short jaunt to Saint Marks square. Bright and comfortable rooms that won’t break the bank, this hotel is the perfect central location for your Venice vacay. View on Google.

Gritti Palace
Dating to 1475, this palazzo and luxury hotel is a place to stay, a place for exceptional art and a true historical treasure. The Gritti packs luxury, history and art into the most inviting package where you and your Beloved’s Venetian hopes are redefined. View on Google.

Where to Eat

Cantine del Vino gia Schiavi
This tiny but mighty hole in the wall, this bacaro “wine bar” in the artsy capital Dorsoduro district, bangs out beyond delicious open faced sandwiches by the hundreds. Paired with the perfectly curated wine list, this Ventian sandwich gem is the essence of Italian hospitality and fun. View on Google.

All’Arco is a neighborhood tavern bar none! Situated in a maze of alleyways behind the infamous Rialto fish market, this locale has been a bacaro for more than a century. The ambience is more than convivial and is “The place where Venetians come to feel Venetian.” View on Google.

Osteria al Squero
Founded by two brothers and set amidst an animated crowd of art students from the nearby Academia Museum, as well as tourists from all reaches of the Earth, Osteria al Squero serves up traditional Ventian fair that is both satisfying and supremely delicious. Don’t miss the in the know local’s drink “Mezzo e Mezzo” View on Google.

Where to Shop

Rialto Market
This landmark open air market has been operating in the same location for almost a thousand years… unbelievable, right! This feast for the eyes, and belly, is set up in two distinct sections, fish market and fruits and veggies. This market epitomizes fresh and delicious in Venice and is a photo-lovers dream. View on Google.

Vintageria Venezia
Featuring more than a well curated selection of vintage clothing and accessories for both men a women, this vintage find carries a terrific mix of Italian labels (think Gucci, Fendi & Prada) as well as a heavy-duty stocking of international luxury brands. View on Google.

Linea d’Acqua
Truly a hidden treasure trove in Venice, this bookshop specializing in rare books, antique engravings, Venetian maps and even contemporary oil paintings, is a MUST-SEE on your Italian getaway. View on Google.

Best Place to Watch The Sunset

Giudecca Island
Sunsets in most places are nothing short of exquisite, but viewing one from the small island of Giudecca is truly one of a kind. With little to no tourists, and no cars to distract from the gorgeous scenery, you and your love will be enveloped in a soft, warm, golden tangerine glow that reflects just so off of the waters glittering surface as the outline of St. Marks Campanile frames the sun’s slow descent. View on Google.

Perfect Picnic Spot

Island of Sant’Andrea
Venice is mostly known for its romantic gondola rides in the canals, petite shops, boutiques, and fine dining. However, with the lay of the land, there is not much to be had for picnic space; that is unless you travel to Sant’ Andrea. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, this is the perfect spot for a romantic picnic and a swim. View on Google.

Date night idea

Gondola Ride
As Cliché as it sounds, a gondola ride in the canals of Venice is an experience that you shouldn’t miss while you and your love are visiting romantic Italian city. Tour the city and view her gorgeous scenery and shops that surround you in these ancient waterways. If a gondola ride doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty of wineries to tour. Venice is famous for its fine wines, multiple wineries and fine dining experiences like Estro – Vino e Cucina. Delectable meals and divine wines for everyone who encounters this fine eatery. View on Google.

Places to get lost in


Hidden in the University District, Dorsoduro is less crowded than other more touristy spots in Venice and features quite a few museums and quaint little shops. This beautiful neighborhood boasts all different forms of art, culture, and beautiful architecture to admire with your love. Some notable things and places to explore are the Gallerie dell’Accademia, an art museum complex, and to experience traditional Venetian dining, there are plenty of bacari bars and with scrumptious cicchetti, typical bar snacks.  View on Google.

Hidden Romantic Spot

Teatro La Fenice
This theater does not look like it could be much from the outside but once you step inside it’s a whole new world. The soft lighting and aesthetics of this old time theatre create an ambience of romance perfect for that of the theater that it represents. Built in the 1700’s, the theater remains open for a wonderful opera or a masterfully seductive ballet. Be sure to check out the beautiful hand painted ceiling, the intricate details on the box suites, and the glorious stage for which so many artists have crossed over the years. View on Google.

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