Venice is romantic simply due to its natural ambiance. Little islands connected by a labyrinth of stone bridges feeding into quiet alleyways pretty much sets the tone for fairytale romance. It will be impossible not to steal kisses from your sweetheart as you leisurely stroll the city. Some life events are more romantic than others, though. Say, for example, a proposal. Getting down on one knee and opening a ring box calls for special occasions with a memorable ambiance. Luckily for us, Venice has several such places. Here are the top 3 places to propose in Venice.
1. Bridge of Sighs
Again, I would highly recommend arriving at sunrise for the romantic light factor but also for the more intimate experience.
Gondola prices start at €80 for 40 minutes with an even higher price at night.
2. Piazza San Marco at Night
Aside from the warm gold lighting in the square, quartets always play in front of the restaurants. You down on one knee, the golden hues from the church lightly illuminating the square, and classical music playing in the background- it’ll be impossible to say no. Talk about a good story!
3. Fondaco dei Tedeschi
While on top of what seems like the world, you’ll have an unobstructed view of the Grand Canal and famous Rialto Bridge below you. Plus, to the right you’ll get a great view of the well-known hands sculpture coming out of the canal onto the building above. The 360-degree view also gives you incredible shots of the Venetian rooftops, which are pure art in themselves.
“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” Arthur Symons.
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