From romantic gondola rides to candlelit dinners at charming trattorias, Venice simply oozes romance making it ideal for a short-haul romantic break.

With romantic hotels around every corner and cobbled streets perfect for daytime strolls, it's no wonder Venice is continually luring love-struck couples. Reside at the Aman Canal Grande Venice, a renaissance building perfectly placed for exploring the floating city, or revel in the space offered at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. For location, Bauer Il Palazzo is hard to beat, sitting just a two minute walk from St Mark's Square.

A trip to Venice can't get more romantic than drifting along its 150 canals by gondola, cruising beneath the city's bridges and past the tall ancient buildings.

Weave into your travels a cultural excursion to Accademia gallery with its works by Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto and Canaletto, and more energetic souls can climb the Campanile and gaze at the impressive St Mark's square below. Continue your romantic explorations hand in hand as you wander through the bustling food markets sampling exquisite Italian delicacies.

Enjoy some classic romantic time away from the crowds during a boat trip out to the islands of Murano and Burano.


Where to stay

Aman Canal Grande Venice

Aman Canal Grande Venice

Housed in the 16th century Palazzo Papadopoli, the Aman Canal Grande is a real jewel in the crown of Venice. Located in one of the oldest districts in Venice, San Polo, overlooking the Grand Canal, this renaissance building is perfectly placed for exploring the ‘floating city’s’ infamous sights.

View across hotel pool from Hotel Cipriani, luxury hotel in Italy

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

In a city where space is a luxury, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani has no rivals. It is located in historic buildings surrounded by gardens at the tip of Giudecca Island, and enjoys wonderful views across the water to St. Mark's Square.

Breakfast Terrace at Bauer Il Palazzo, luxury hotel in Italy

Bauer Il Palazzo

Just a two minute walk from St Mark’s Square and located slap bang on the canal, Bauer il Palazzo’s position is fantastic.

Interior at Ca Maria Adele, luxury hotel in Italy

Ca Maria Adele

The hotel looks onto a narrow canal, where guests can arrive by water taxi, and is next to the beautiful church of Santa Maria della Salute.

Bauer Palladio

Bauer Palladio

A beautiful 16th century Palladian palace on the island of Giudecca, Bauer Palladio is just a quick hop across the Grand Canal to St Mark’s square.

Ca' Sagredo, luxury hotel in Venice, Italy


Live like a Venetian noble at the Ca’Sagredo, a private 15th century palazzo on the banks of the Grand Canal.

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