The poet Joseph Brodsky hit the mark when he said, “Venice is eternity itself.” The mystery of the canals, the romance of the Gondola ride, and the many beautiful bridges of Venice add up to eternal magnificence and the ideal honeymoon destination.

Many of Venice’s best restaurants are by the scenic Grand Canal. Enjoy some superb dining with a view at La Palance or La Galleria. Join the crowd at the Piazza San Marco and marvel at the stunning sunset. 

Romantic Venice is mostly associated with its Gondola rides. They are an old Venetian tradition, the transport of choice of the wealthy and privileged for hundreds of years. That is why the cost of a gondola ride might surprise you. Evening rides are €100. However, if you are willing to give up a bit of the romance for the pleasure of riding a gondola, simply get one or two more couples to join you. The cost will be the same and split amongst you. It’s one way of savoring romance while saving money. 

Getting around Venice can be interesting. It is extremely pedestrian-friendly since there are no cars. There is only limited bus transportation. The water taxies are convenient, but like the gondolas, can be costly.

In addition to walking, the best and most reasonable way to get around Venice is by Vaporetto, which is a bus boat. The tickets are inexpensive and available for a day or a week. The Vaporetto go along the Grand Canal and to most places of interest. This not only makes them a great transport, but they also provide a convenient sightseeing tour. There are Vaporetto stops all along the canal (such as any street would have bus stops along the way).

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Hotel Moresco

Located on the Rio Nuovo canal (1.4 km from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and 1.6 km from the Rialto Bridge), Hotel Moresco is a wonderful gem in the heart of the beautiful city of Venice, less than 5 minutes walk from Piazzale Roma and 700 meters from Santa Lucia Station. The hotel is warmly decorated with a combination of Venetian and Oriental architecture and has a leather seated library. And a small garden with a sun terrace and bar area overlooks it.

Offering 32 “LCD TV with satellite channels, room service and free Wi-Fi / LAN, safe deposit box, Nespresso machine, a minibar, the spacious rooms are exclusive and exclusive. Our superior rooms come with relaxation and/or balcony, and a whirlpool bath is given in the suite. Our reception is open 24/7, and the price includes breakfast and private transport to Murano Island. Our staff’s care and attention make you feel surrounded by an oasis of wellbeing.

 

More Information on Hotel Moresco

Average Price Range: $152 to $371

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 36 minutes

Number of Rooms: 23

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Al Ponte Antico Hotel

Everyone needs a spot to rest their wearied head. Al Ponte Antico Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Venice to enjoy rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its luxurious atmosphere and close proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Al Ponte Antico Hotel makes it easy to enjoy Venice ‘s best. The hotel rooms offer a flat-screen TV, a minibar and air conditioning as your “home away from home,” and it’s easy to get online, with free wifi.

When staying at Al Ponte Antico, guests have access to a 24-hour front desk, concierge, and rooftop terrace. In addition, Al Ponte Antico Hotel offers free breakfast, which will help make your Venice trip additionally gratifying. Al Ponte Antico has situated a short distance from the Ponte di Rialto (0.0 mi) and Scala Contarini del Bovolo (0.3 mi) for those interested in checking out famous landmarks when visiting Venice.

Check out one of Venice ‘s famous lobster restaurants, such as Ristorante Tintoretto, Trattoria Al Gazzettino and Ristorante Trattoria Cherubino, all within walking distance of Al Ponte Antico Hotel.

Also, don’t forget to check out some of the popular historic sites during your trip, such as Doge’s Palace, Campanile Di San Marco, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Al Ponte Antico Hotel is sure to make a worth remembering honeymoon in Venice.

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Average Price Range: $392 to $279

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 120 minutes

Number of Rooms: 9

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Hotel Antiche Figure

The Hotel Antiche Figure is situated inside a magnificent building from the XV century overlooking the Grand Canal, very close to the main entrances of the city, Piazzale Roma (bus station, parking, and transfers from/to Marco Polo and Treviso airports), Central Train Station (S. Lucia), Venice Shore. This is the perfect starting point for ‘calli’ and ‘campielli’ to feel the environment.

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Average Price Range: $129 to $316

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 40 minutes

Number of Rooms: 22

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Corte Di Gabriela

See why so many travelers visiting Venice make Corte Di Gabriela their hotel of choice. Offering a perfect combination of luxury, comfort, and convenience, this hotel provides a cozy atmosphere with a variety of amenities tailored for travelers like you.

Guest rooms provide amenities such as a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can use the hotel’s free wifi. Corte Di Gabriela is fitted with a 24-hour front desk, 24-hour check-in and a concierge to make your stay more comfortable. A lounge also features at the home. When you’re driving to Corte Di Gabriela, private parking is available close by.

Due to the close proximity of famous landmarks such as Scala Contarini del Bovolo (0.1 mi) and Peggy Guggenheim Collection (0.3 mi), Corte Di Gabriela guests are welcome. Corte Di Gabriela is conveniently located near Ristorante Tintoretto, Trattoria Al Gazzettino, and Fresh Pasta go from Dal Moro if you like Italian restaurants.

Be sure to check out famous sights such as Doge’s Palace (0.4 mi), Basilica di San Marco (0.4 mi), and Campanile di San Marco (0.4 mi), all within walking distance of the hotel. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy your stay at Corte Di Gabriela as you explore all of Venice ‘s offerings.

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Average Price Range: $213 to $515

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 42 minutes

Number of Rooms: 11

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Santa Croce Boutique Hotel

Santa Croce Boutique Hotel is a great choice for travelers visiting Venice, offering a romantic atmosphere along with many helpful amenities designed to enhance their stay. 

While staying at Santa Croce Boutique Hotel, visitors can check out Cannaregio (0.4 mi) and Ponte di Rialto (0.5 mi), some of the top attractions in Venice. Rooms at Santa Croce Boutique Hotel feature air conditioning and a minibar that offers excellent comfort and convenience, and guests can enjoy free wifi access online. Many of the conveniences provided at this boutique hotel include a concierge and room service. Breakfast will make your stay even more special too.Be sure to encounter local tempura classics in Ristorante Alle Corone, Bacarandino, or Do Leoni while in Venice.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: discover popular monuments and statues such as Punta della Dogana, Colonna di San Marco e San Teodoro and Bartolomeo Colleoni’s Equestrian Statue.

Enjoy your honeymoon in Venice!

More Information on Santa Croce Boutique Hotel

Average Price Range: $141 to $386

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 40 minutes

Number of Rooms: 15

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Hotel Canal Grande

Canal Grande is a cozy luxury hotel in Ca ‘Polacco, a little elegant palace that has just been renovated. The hotel furniture is characterized by Rococo-style elegance, typical of Venice in the 18th century.

The lobby with its rose marble fireplace, the golden mirror breakfast room, and the bar with Venetian red velvet armchairs overlook the Grand Canal and are the best places to start and end a day!

The tiny Grand Canal terrace offers our guests the opportunity to have a drink in a special setting and “breathe the canal breeze!”

More Information on Hotel Canal Grande

Average Price Range: $153 to $361

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 26 minutes

Number of Rooms: 22

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Charming House DD724

This boutique hotel of contemporary design is situated in a 19th-century building overlooking a traditional Venetian canal with its gondolas; from here you can glimpse the Giudecca river. The hotel is situated only a few steps from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and San Marco Square is just 300 meters away. It is placed in a strategic location, only a few steps away from all lines of vaporetto.

 

More Information on Charming House DD724

Average Price Range: $217 to $480

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 52 minutes

Number of Rooms: 6

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Rosa Salva Hotel

The hotel is situated on three floors and has a lift, making any room conveniently available to people with special needs. The furnishings are classic: the walls are rich in precious fabrics that accompany a tidy, necessary decor in different wooden essences, with wardrobes of various sizes that have doors or are walk-in to fit the needs of each guest. The pocketed coil spring mattresses with sturdy base support ensure maximum comfort after a long day spent along this enchanting lagoon town’s little winding streets.

 

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Average Price Range: $94 to $315

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 42 minutes

Number of Rooms: 22

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Ca’ Maria Adele

Artsy is this neighborhood ‘s defining mood of rubbing elbows with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs, and heiresses. The collection of Peggy Guggenheim, now a museum, lures chic locals for an aperitif of evening art. Cocoon traditionalists and visionaries in bohemian luxury. The basilica of La Salute fortifies the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca’ Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. In buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions, Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too. Campo Santa Margherita blasts at the local students with youthful energy. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Nighttime riders are pausing for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.

 

More Information on Ca’ Maria Adele

Average Price Range: $283 to $594

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 54 minutes

Number of Rooms: 14

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Ca’ Pisani Hotel

The first design hotel in the area, Ca’ Pisani, opened in December 2000 after nearly three years of restoration work. It is a stone’s throw from the Grand Canal and the Guggenheim collection and is located in an original building of the late 16th century. Inside, the atmosphere of art deco and modern convenience, including free wi-fi connection. Property owned and operated by Venetian family members of whom were hoteliers since 1908.

 

 

More Information on Ca’ Pisani Hotel

Average Price Range: $142 to $374

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 92 minutes

Number of Rooms: 29

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Al Ponte Antico Hotel

Everyone needs a spot to rest their wearied head. Al Ponte Antico Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Venice to enjoy rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its luxurious atmosphere and close proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Al Ponte Antico Hotel makes it easy to enjoy Venice ‘s best. The hotel rooms offer a flat-screen TV, a minibar and air conditioning as your “home away from home,” and it’s easy to get online, with free wifi.

When staying at Al Ponte Antico, guests have access to a 24-hour front desk, concierge, and rooftop terrace. In addition, Al Ponte Antico Hotel offers free breakfast, which will help make your Venice trip additionally gratifying. Al Ponte Antico has situated a short distance from the Ponte di Rialto (0.0 mi) and Scala Contarini del Bovolo (0.3 mi) for those interested in checking out famous landmarks when visiting Venice.

Check out one of Venice ‘s famous lobster restaurants, such as Ristorante Tintoretto, Trattoria Al Gazzettino and Ristorante Trattoria Cherubino, all within walking distance of Al Ponte Antico Hotel.

Also, don’t forget to check out some of the popular historic sites during your trip, such as Doge’s Palace, Campanile Di San Marco, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Al Ponte Antico Hotel is sure to make a worth remembering honeymoon in Venice.

More Information on Al Ponte Antico Hotel

Average Price Range: $392 to $279

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 120 minutes

Number of Rooms: 9

About Venice

There is magic in Venice. How else do you explain a city that is built on no soil, rocks, or foundation in the middle of a lagoon? Venice is a dream built on water. It is in the northeastern part of Italy and consists of 118 islands linked by canals and more than 400 bridges. For many centuries, the 118 islands remained unconnected. The bridges, allowing for ease of movement throughout the city, are a more recent addition (the past few hundred years). 

Many things make Venice different from everywhere else. First, it is a city without traffic. No traffic jams; no honking of horns, no struggling for a parking spot. The only traffic is at the Piazzale Roma, which is the entryway from the mainland. You might hear the occasional motor of a boat. That’s it for traffic. 

Because of Venice’s unusual layout, it hasn’t grown the way most major cities have. Building anything new – even just an attic – is difficult to virtually impossible. Just maintaining a building and keeping it from floating away is a major undertaking.

The buildings and palazzos were all created with poles driven into the seafloor and topped by horizontal planks. Some of the palazzos are huge, and it’s a heavy load for the wood to carry. As an example, the bell tower of St. Mark’s simply collapsed under the weight in the early twentieth century. Stroll or boat around Venice, and you’ll notice that buildings are not straight. It’s impossible to build straight; the buildings are all at a slant. The city is approximately 1,200 years old without the ability to building anything new. There are no modern buildings in Venice. All they can do is renovate the front of existing structures. This gives the city a unique, dreamlike quality. 

In addition to its canals, Venice is known for its annual Venice Carnival which begins during the month of February and ends at the start of Lent. This feast has been a part of Venice for a thousand years, a sequel to the old Roman Bacchanalia. The streets and St. Mark’s Square are packed with people in fancy, bejeweled masks and even fancier costumes. The bars and boats are overflowing with drunken revelers. During centuries past, this was a time of full-out debauchery. The masks were necessary to protect the identities of the guilty. Anonymity was everything, and any person could be anyone and do anything. It is still a party like no other which attracts a million people each year. The level of debauchery on your Venice honeymoon is up to you.

If you are fortunate enough to schedule your Venice honeymoon during Carnival, be prepared for an abundance of theatrics. St. Mark’s Square is the center of activities, and the party spreads out from there. There are masked balls, competitions for the most original mask, and treasure hunts. Everything is visually stunning and filled with strong historic roots. 

Best Time to Visit Venice

Many tourists leave Venice following the winter Carnival, creating less crowded conditions. Spring brings Easter service, which includes the Benedizione del Fuoco, the solemn ceremony at the St. Mark’s Basilica. There are beautiful lights with a fire by the entrance and a glorious ceremony for everyone. April 25tht is a national holiday, the Festa della Liberazione, which celebrates Italy’s liberation from the Nazis. If you are enjoying a spring Venice honeymoon, join the locals in their festivities.

Venice, Italy, doesn’t make one think immediately of beaches, but the Lido Beach is a delightful place to spend some time in the summer. A water bus will take you out to the island in the Lagoon. Its main thoroughfare, the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, has a number of fashionable boutiques. And during the hot summer months, a cooler, resort atmosphere may be more attractive than the city heat.  

Autumn in Venice is flood season. The city, which is already set in water, experiences tidal floods that fill the streets with more water. The huge and popular St. Mark’s Square is usually under water. Special wooding planks are set up to help people navigate their way around. Flood season can certainly bring out people’s adventuresome nature, but be prepared to get wet.

The winter months in Venice can get chilly and remain in the 40s or even below. That is great weather for walking around and exploring. Accommodations are lower (until the arrival of Carnival). The city can be blanketed in a light dusting of snow. With the holiday lighting, it turns into a beautiful, serene picture. 

The Teatro La Fenice in Venice has been called the most beautiful opera house in the world. For some indoor activity during the winter, you can visit a performance or take a tour of this magnificent building, where Caruso and Maria Callas enthralled audiences.

In February, of course, Venice will revel in its Carnival festivities.

Top Things to do in Venice

Venetian Glass in Murano

Venetian glass is probably the most famous and spectacular glass in the world. And it’s made on the Island of Murano, which can be reached from Venice in a water bus. Every item has been hand-blown by master craftsmen for a thousand years, creating the most breathtaking shapes and colors of glass. Each piece work of art. 

Murano glass would be the perfect piece for your new home, or to bring as a present for someone special. If the larger items are out of your budget range, there are bracelets and gorgeous necklaces from which to chosen. Be sure to visit the glass museum while you are there.

Visit Burano Island

Burano Island has been named one of the 10 more colorful cities in the world. Like Murano, the island is a part of the Venice lagoon and can be reached by water bus. The houses are all painted in the most delightful pinks, blues, green, and other rainbow colors. When these colors reflect on the pure waters, it’s a stunning picture. Everything is serene and peaceful here – the perfect calm place to visit and stroll.

If Murano is famed for its precious glass, Burano is known for its delicate lace. Amid the fishermen selling their fresh catch, ladies sit and embroider the famous lace. The women of Burano (the men do the fishing) have been creating lace masterpieces since the 16th century. Everything is handmade and exquisite. 

While on Burano Island, visit the Lace Museum in Galuppi Square and learn all about the traditions of lacemaking.

Doge’s Palace

The Doge’s Palace is at least 10 centuries old. It was intended as a fort overlooking the waters and was the home the Doge of Venice, the city’s ruler. One hundred and twenty doges have lived here. It was also used for “ratting” out people: anyone could denounce his neighbor by leaving a secret message in a mailbox.

It’s a beautiful piece of Gothic architecture within St. Marco’s Square with a breathtaking view. The interior is a collection of marble, arches, and columns. It is now a principal museum for Italian and Venetian history which contains amazing sculptures and other works of art. 

Consider a special VIP tour that lets you bypass the long queues and that takes you to secret sections of the Palace seen by few people – this includes the cell from which Casanova (he was a real person) escaped! For tour information, contact at info@takewalks.com

Basilica of San Marco

This has been called one of the most exquisite basilicas in the world, and it houses treasures beyond measure. It took 500 years to build this masterpiece with its façade of pure golden tiles. The interior consists of golden mosaics, precious marble, and art masterpieces. The Pala D’Oro, a Byzantine screen by the high altar, is embedded with two thousand precious stones. This work of art is an incredible treasure designed to leave visitors breathless. 

While you can visit the Basilica on your own, the sheer number of hidden treasures makes taking a tour of both the exterior and interior your best option. Remember that this is one of the holiest of sites, and shoulders and knees should remain covered. Call 39.0414830469 for tour information.

Weather in Venice

Venice has four well-defined seasons – a cold winter, a comfortable sprint, hot summers, and brisk falls. The summer temperature can hit the three-digit mark. This is when the canals are filled with tourists seeking a fresh breeze. With all the surrounding water, there tends to be some humidity at any time of the year. The crowding eases up during the fall months, and accommodations become less expensive. Keep in mind that fall is also the rainy season with several days of flooding. Be sure to pack layering for the unpredictable fall temperatures

Few visitors expect Venice winters to be as bone-chilling as they usually are. The temperature can go below freezing, and that doesn’t factor in the winds from the sea. Hats and gloves are a necessity.

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