Venice

Romantic time out in Venice

The city that should be at the top of the wish lists of most couples in love worldwide is (besides Paris) certainly Venice.

Due to this attractiveness, it is unfortunately not always easy to find or keep the romantic touch.

With my tips I would like to contribute a little bit to this:

Of course there are many "must-sees" like Marcus-Platz, Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and many more. There are many good descriptions of these places on the net and also many people who can describe these places better than I can. I like to refer here to Getyourguide. Interesting tours:

Doge's Palace: Ticket with preferential admission*,

Venice: Teatro La Fenice Admission Without Queuing & Audio Guide* or

Venice: Ticket for Peggy Guggenheim Collection*

. . .or Tripadvisor*….

I would like to concentrate on the other, but therefore not less important, topics. As you have probably already noticed, the culinary highlights of a region are very important to me. Here comes again my culinary travel guide for Italy "Osteria d'Italia"* into the game. For Venice, too, it offers an explanation of the usual appetizers (chiceti) and drinks (ombre) as aperitivo as well as authentic and fair slow food restaurant recommendations off the mainstream. As an example I would like to mention the restaurant "La Bitta", where we had a perfect meal. (Reservation is essential!)

Arrival

The arrival to a romantic weekend in Venice is of course very time and budget dependent.

Car - This might be more appropriate if one is already on a tour through Italy by car and wants to make a side trip to Venice. Caution: expensive parking fees! The closer to the city the higher (maybe there is a airparks* at Marco Polo airport is an alternative).

Railway -  from 18,90 € - with the savings price Europe of the railway to Italy.*

Discover the world with SWISS!* - offers direct flights from Zurich, which should also be interesting for people from southern Germany.

Lufthansa Premium Service for 2* - also flies directly to Venice from various airports and currently has favourable business partner fares

Kiwi* - Here you can also find budget airlines. But beware! Often there are flights to Treviso Airport, which is as close to Venice as Frankfurt-Hahn is to Frankfurt.

From Marco Polo Airport to the city

Vaporetto -this is the cheapest way to get around, as it were the buses on the water (Reservation here*)

Shared water taxi - a water taxi is much more comfortable due to the limited number of people and the possibility to be brought exactly to your destination. Sharing saves money. (Reservation here*)

Private Water Taxi - This is the option for lovers who value their privacy. But be careful, the taxi quickly costs more than the flight per person (Reservation here*)

Accommodation

The first thing to do now is to take a fundamental decision: Would you like to live directly in the city - virtually in the middle of the hustle and bustle - but close to all the attractions, or would you prefer a bit more privacy and your own personal retreat?

My favourite variant is rather the second one.  

Here pictures of my favourite hotel JW Marriott*

I recommend the following hotels
5-star

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa* - My absolute favourite hotel on the offshore private Rose Island. A regular boat transfer - free of charge for hotel guests - from and to Marcusplatz opens up completely new perspectives for you

Excelsior Lido - (best daily price usually here: HRS beach holiday*) every VIP interested person knows the jetty of this hotel from the film festival. Half of Hollywood has already strolled across it. The hotel itself is ok, but unfortunately it is a bit out of date with a renovation backlog.

Danieli* - around the corner from Marcusplatz this hotel has already served as a backdrop for various film sets. For example, main scenes of the movie "The Tourist" with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were shot here. The bar on the ground floor and the restaurant on the roof terrace are legendary. Unfortunately the quality of the food cannot quite keep up with the prices. In other words, this exclusive view over the lagoon simply costs something...

Gritti Palace* - perfect hotel on the Grand Canal. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt already stayed here.

St. Regis* - the former Westin Hotel has been upgraded to the St. Regis brand after renovation. Also located directly on the Grand Canal around the corner from St. Mark's Square.

4-star

NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci* - also in the city

NH Collection Venezia Murano Villa* - outside the city one of the most promising new openings in Murano, the glassblower metropolis

Of course there are many other hotels that are also cheaper. For the frequent traveler status holder or aspirant at Marriott* or nh* I recommend booking via their website (marriott*, nh*). Otherwise you can often find the best daily prices at hrs (HRS beach holiday*) or tripadvisor*.

Conclusion

Venice is certainly not only interesting during carnival. Every season has its charms there. Maybe now is a good time to discover this historic metropolis from a completely new perspective, especially in times when no cruise ships are towering over the historic buildings and visitors are back, but still in reduced numbers.

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