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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.