Still don’t know how you are going to surprise your partner on Valentine’s Day? Well, it’s about time you decided! And it is that February 14 is just around the corner. Of course, if you want this Valentine to remember him for a lifetime, forget about giving him flowers, chocolates or jewelry. What we recommend is that you plan a getaway to one of the most romantic cities in the world. You can choose both Spanish cities and some beautiful European capitals, such as Paris, where you can make a lot of romantic plans.
Another city in Europe that is worth visiting as a couple is Venice, which is made up of a hundred islands that are connected to each other through its more than 400 bridges. We could give you hundreds of reasons to visit it but, in summary, we can say that it is a magical destination and completely different from the rest. In fact, it is a unique city. If you decide to travel to Venice with your partner, either on Valentine’s Day or at any time of the year, we recommend that you do not miss anything that we tell you below, since we are going to propose five super romantic plans in the Italian city. Can you come with us?
Ride in a gondola
How could it be otherwise, we are going to start by proposing a gondola ride, one of the most romantic plans not only in Venice, but in the world. The gondolas, a symbol of Venice, are long and narrow boats propelled by an oar. Climbed in one of them you will be able to contemplate some of the most magical places in Venice. What’s more, you can even hire a special gondola and dine under the moonlight by candlelight. Of course, this experience costs around 150 euros per person.
Stroll at night in San Marco square
Strolling through San Marco Square is worth it at any time, but the truth is that during the day you can find many tourists, so the experience will not be entirely romantic. Instead, at night the entire city is transformed and seems to go back centuries. In the square you will not only be able to contemplate its beautiful buildings illuminated by a nice dim light, but you will also be able to listen to the music of the street orchestras, which begin to play when evening falls.
See an opera
Another romantic plan that we recommend is to see an opera, either at the famous La Fenice theater, where some of the best-known Italian operas have been premiered, or at the Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, a historic palace located in a cul-de -sac, next to the Grand Canal. The advantage of enjoying the opera in this place is that it is cheaper and much more intimate.
A dinner in a quiet restaurant
Of course, if you have the opportunity to visit Venice with your partner, you should enjoy a romantic dinner in some of the many restaurants that can be found in the city. If you want to throw the house out the window, you can try Osteria da Fiore , which has a Michelin star although its prices are quite high. Other worthwhile establishments are Do Forni, Alle Testiere, Antico Martini, Al Covo, Do Spade and Da Ivo, which can only be reached by gondola. As for Harry’s Bar, one of the best-known bars in the world, it is usually full of tourists, although it is also worth visiting.
Walk its bridges
Finally, we want to recommend that you walk the bridges of the city hand in hand with your partner. The most famous are the Rialto Bridge, one of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal; and the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the Doge’s Palace with the old prison of the Inquisition.
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