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One of the favorite scenarios of cinema, literature, painting and music, is Venice, and what better date than Valentine´s Day to delight ourselves a little, with every step we take in this tour through the beautiful city of canals. It is one of the most romantic places in the world and one of the most touristic of Italy, that’s why thousands of visitors come to know its original architecture, its gastronomy and its beautiful landscapes. It has been difficult to choose among so many beautiful places in the city, but we have found the most attractive piece of Venice to give an ideal framework to love, and although San Marcos and the Ducal Palace are almost obligatory, the medieval street labyrinth and canals is what makes this destination so special; because getting lost between a small square or crossing a beautiful bridge, is hopelessly unforgettable and romantic.
Piazza San Marco: This is the charming center of Venice. Holding hands with your partner and walking peacefully on the artistic pavement, while enjoying the galleries and listening to the music of the street orchestras that play in the square, admiring the beautiful domes of the Basilica of San Marco and the elaborate ornamentation of the Ducal Palace. Then, on the terrace of the famous Caffè Florian, element of inspiration for literature and cinema, you can sit down and have a cup of coffee. Then head towards the bell tower, 99 meters above the square, from where you can see the labyrinth of red roofs and the panorama extends to the Dolomite Mountains.
Gondola for two: To the slow rhythm of the gondola passing by the channels and holding hands, make a journey by the numerous Venetian waterways. A trip through the Gran Canale will compel you to pass under four of the most famous bridges of La Serenissima: Rialto, the Accademia, the Scalzi and the Constituzione. If you choose this route, you will pass by important buildings such as the imposing church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Ca ‘d’Oro Palace, one of the oldest in the city.
A trip to the islands: The vaporetto is a popular water bus in the bustling crowded river traffic. On board one of them you can get to know the most important islands of the Venice lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello, which although little visited by tourists, hide the charm of the old cathedrals with elaborate mosaics; here is the cradle of the famous Murano crystal and you can see the beauty of the colorful houses of the fishing village of Burano.
Traces of Casanova: It would be unforgivable to be in Venice and not follow in the footsteps of one of the most famous lovers in history: Giacomo Casanova. A bar on Do Spade Street, near the Rialto Bridge, was the meeting point of the gallant with his women, and nowadays conserves a cozy and informal atmosphere, perfect to taste a Venetian wine in its tables made of barrels. .
Art in the Church of the Frari: Art lovers will adore this old Gothic church that houses the fabulous religious works of the Venetian painter Tiziano Vecellio. It is located in the quiet neighborhood of San Polo, and is reached through hidden streets and beautiful and quiet squares, ideal to go by the arm of partner thrilled with the environment and the landscape.
Dorsoduro: In this Venice neighborhood, the canals and streets narrow to a bohemian and unique place, traditionally inhabited by students and artists, where the student area is located. In its narrow streets you can buy gifts as romantic as Venetian masks or precious Murano glass ornaments. Its center of activity is in Campo Santa Margherita, full of markets and bars. In the evenings it is one of the best places to party, as there are bars and intimate restaurants, with an atmosphere conducive to romance.