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Valentine’s Day 2024 in Venice – Romantic things to do


Valentine’s Day 2024 in Venice can be the best vacation in so many ways.

Imagine standing on the Bridge of Sighs on 14 February 2024 and kissing your love.

Since many couples in love will be heading to Venice for Valentine’s Day, it helps to plan early.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to plan your romantic trip to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2024 in Venice.

Venice deserves at least a week. You need at least seven days to cherish your romance and the city.

Venice is all about romance!

Even if you are not very romantic, you will become one once you breathe in Venice air.

In Venice, the chances of falling in love are also high.

So it doesn’t matter if you are only friends. Just bring your partner to the city of possibilities.

To know what your Valentine’s Day 2024 itinerary in Venice should be, check out our suggestions below:

Things to do in Venice on Valentine’s Day

Here is our list of the 12 most romantic things to do for couples in Venice –

Gondola Ride

What’s the one thing that comes to mind when we think of Venice?

The ever popular and ever romantic ‘Gondola Ride.’

Your romantic trip to Venice on Valentine’s Day would be incomplete without experiencing a Gondola ride with your Valentine.

We recommend a walk around Venice to check out the interesting things and tire yourself.

Once you can’t walk anymore, hop onto one of the classic gondola boats and enjoy a 30-minute ride through the big and small canals.

Don’t miss the churches on the banks.

Here are the three types of Gondola rides you can book –

1. Classic Gondola Ride

This is a shared gondola ride (max. Five passengers) of 30 minutes. It costs €39 per person. Book Now

2. Venice by Gondola + Audio Guide

This 30-minute gondola ride shared with five people maximum, is perfect for exploring Venice. You also get a 20-minute walking tour with a live guide in selected languages. You will receive a tour highlights map and an audio guide available in 9 languages. This ride on Venice waters costs €40 per person. Book Now

3. Gondola Serenade

This is a 30-minute gondola ride in Venice, where you will listen to traditional Italian songs. You will also get a carnival mask as a souvenir. At €59 per head, this is the costliest Gondola ride. Book Now

If you prefer something more luxurious, we suggest Grand Canal Boat Tour

Walk over the Bridges of Sighs

Valentine's day walk on bridge of sighs Venice
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Bridges of Sighs is one of Venice’s most famous and beautiful sights.

Earlier, prisoners from the examining rooms were led to their cells or execution chambers through this bridge.

They would sigh as they saw the last glimpses of Venice through the windows.

And that’s how this bridge got its name: Bridges of Sighs.

But now, this bridge has become one of the most romantic sights in Venice.

Go for a stroll at Bridges of Sighs on Valentine’s Day.

I can assure you that its romantic ambiance will mesmerize you.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with seafood

Venice is heaven for seafood lovers, and you should try Venetian dishes.

To have the best seafood in Venice, avoid tourist-trap restaurants.

Instead, go to the well-known alleys where you will get good Venetian dishes.

The roasted eel, creamed and dried cod and other dishes are worth tasting.

You can still have some mouth-watering meat and rice dishes if you are not a fish lover.

Venice Dinner Show: at Avanspettacolo Theatre & Restaurant

A visit to this theatre for a dinner show makes perfect sense for couples in love.

Enjoy a delicious gala dinner with singers, dancers, acrobats and musicians.

This romantic Venice experience is nothing short of a magical music night.

No wonder tourists call it the Moulin Rouge of Venice.

Visit an island near Venice

If you want something romantic on Valentine’s Day 2024, I suggest visiting a few islands in the Venice lagoon.

Try out islands Murano, Torcello, or Burano. Or all of them in a single tour!

Murano is the nearest and the most famous island as well, so be ready to see a lot of visitors.

It can be fun if you have never seen glass being blown before.

Burano is a little further than Murano and less crowded.

It is full of colorful houses and lace-making boutiques.

Burano can be an awesome destination for a romantic Valentine’s Day 2024 trip.

If you want to spend alone with your spouse or partner, head further to Torcello.

This is the furthest island from Venice.

You will not get much of a crowd here.

This is the perfect place for a romantic stroll, as most of the land is a nature reserve.

Tour / Tickets Cost
Murano Glass Factory Guided Tour + Glassblowing €9
Murano Glass Museum tickets €11
Glass Museum + Lace Museum tickets €13

Visit the historic yet romantic places in Venice

Visit St Marks Basilica on Valentine's Day
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Did you know that Venice is the World’s longest existing Republic?

Did you know that men running away from barbarians built the beautiful city of Venice?

Venice is steeped in history. Visiting its historical places is a great way to spend the whole day with your partner.

Here are some of the tours we highly recommend: Book tickets for St Mark’s Basilica (with an English-speaking guide)

Or if you both love history, we suggest you buy this Venice Museum Pass, which gives you access to Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Biblioteca Marciana, Ca Rezzonico, Palazzo Mocenigo, Carlo Goldoni’s House, Ca’ Pesaro, Glass Museum, Lace Museum, Natural History Museum and the Doge’s Palace itself. Book your Venice Museum Pass

If you don’t have much time, go for Skip The Line tickets for Doge’s Palace

Dance in St. Mark’s Square

Valentine's day dance in venice
Image: Metro.co.uk

For me, dancing together is the best way to express love.

You, too, can enhance your love by dancing with your Valentine at St. Mark’s Square.

When the night approaches, take your Valentine’s hand and dance under the moon at St. Mark’s. Do you know any better way to end Valentine’s Day?

Watch a performance at La Fenice Opera House

Valentine's day at La Fenice Opera House
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Constructed in 1792, this is one of the oldest opera houses in the World.

A nice mix of local patrons and international tourists frequent this place. Hence, the popularity of this theatre has surged in the recent past.

During your Valentine’s Day 2024 visit to Venice, we recommend you watch a performance here.

Trust us, your partner will love it. Before you book a performance, you can tour the place and decide for yourself.

Go for a Concert Together

Experience the enchanting world of classical music in Venice with tickets for the St. Vidal concert featuring the renowned Interpreti Veneziani ensemble.

Enjoy the timeless melodies of Vivaldi and other Baroque masters as you enjoy a mesmerizing performance in the historic Chiesa di San Vidal.

But the experience doesn’t end there. Your ticket also includes entry to the Music Museum, where you can explore a fascinating collection of musical instruments and artifacts and an audio guide that provides insights into the rich musical history of Venice.

This unique combination of a live concert and cultural exploration promises a memorable day with your husband or wife.

Spend Quality Time by Serene Lakes

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2024 with your loved one on an unforgettable day trip from Venice to the Dolomites, Lake Misurina, and Cortina.

Drive through stunning Italian landscapes, admire the snow-covered Dolomite peaks like Sorapis and Mount Cristallo, and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Lake Misurina.

Share cozy moments by the lake, then head to Cortina for a romantic candlelit Italian dinner.

Create cherished memories and deepen your connection on this enchanting Valentine’s Day adventure.

Indulge together in wine-tasting

Experience the ultimate romantic getaway on Valentine’s Day with your beloved in Venice by indulging in a wine-tasting tour.

Take a wine tour through the old-fashioned enotecas and wine bars while exploring the city’s historic streets and charming canals.

Sip on exquisite Italian wines with your boyfriend or girlfriend, savor delectable snacks, and let the flavors ignite your passion.

Cheers to a day filled with romance and exquisite wines!

Watch a Romantic Sunset on a Cruise

Spend a magical Valentine’s Day with your partner on a 2-hour Venice sunset cruise on a traditional Venetian boat.

A skilled skipper will guide you through the Venetian Lagoon and St. Mark’s Basin, where you can enjoy a stunning sunset.

Glide by Venice Lido and remote islands in a small group of just 11 people, creating an intimate atmosphere.

To make it even more special, share half a bottle of Prosecco and toast to love as you soak in the stunning Venetian sunset.

This Sunset Cruise is an ideal Valentine’s Day activity in Venice for young and old couples.

Romantic places in Venice to propose

Venice is full of romantic places and sights, so finding a place to propose to your valentine won’t be tough.

You can propose a Gondola ride on one of many canals.

Or, you can go on top of one of the many beautiful bridges of Venice and pop up the big question.

Lastly, you can propose your sweetie at the Piazza San Marco.

Romantic places in Venice to kiss

Best place Valentine's Day kiss in Venice
Rialto Bridge, where the real Casanova took his romantic conquests to wine and dine. Image: Telegraph.co.uk

Bridges of Sighs wins hands down when discussing the best place in Venice to kiss.

So, grab her (or his!) hand and walk to the Bridges of Sighs to give her (or him) the most beautiful memories of a lifetime.

Besides the Bridges of Sighs, there are a few other places where you can steal the most romantic kisses in Venice.

Take, for instance, a Gondola ride.

When your partner least expects it, surprise them by pulling them close and planting one on the lips.

You can also plan a slow dance at St Mark’s Square during sunset and kiss your partner under the sun’s golden glow.

If you and your partner love history, we highly recommend Rialto Bridge for a long, romantic kiss.

The real Casanova used this bridge to wine and dine his romantic conquests.

So, it makes perfect sense for couples in love to use this bridge.

Most romantic hotels in Venice

You need a nice place to stay as you explore the beauty and romance of Venice.

To get the best deals, we strongly recommend booking in advance.

Many couples like you will be heading out to the city of love.

Here are some of the most romantic hotels in Venice:

1. Hotel Palazzo Stern

This is one of the top-rated romantic hotels in Venice. Its magnificent building and location are major attractions for visitors.

Address: Dorsoduro 2792-2794/A-2792/B, 30123 Venice, Italy

Rating: 4.5

2. Hotel Moresco

Hotel Moresco is famous for its great location and excellent standards. If you want to make your Valentine’s Day 2024 a memorable experience, go ahead and book. Visitors here have called this hotel the “Treasure of Venice.”

Address: Sestiere Dorsoduro 3499, 30123 Venice, Italy

Rating: 5

3. Al Ponte Antico Hotel

Situated on the Grand Canal, this hotel is the best place money can buy. Excellent locality and breathtaking views from the hotel make it one of the most romantic hotels in Venice.

Address: Cannaregio 5768, 30131 Venice, Italy

Rating: 5

4. The Gritti Palace

To have a truly luxurious and royalty-like experience on Valentine’s Day you should consider the Gritti Palace. This hotel is the epitome of perfection with its attentive staff and service.

Address: Campo Santa Maria del Giglio 2467, 30124 Venice, Italy

Rating: 5

5. CimaRosa

In this romantic hotel in Venice, you will find everything on the high end. The location is perfect. The building is stunning, too.

The wonderful staff here is ready to make every moment of your stay memorable. And, of course, every single penny spent will be worth it.

Address: 1958 Santa Croce, 30123 Venice, Italy

Rating: 5

Most romantic places to eat in Venice

In Venice, they know how to make its visitors fall in love with their culinary skills.

Here is a list of some romantic places to eat to make your stay in Venice more romantic.

1. Ai Tre Spiedi
Located on Salizzada San Cazian, this place is ideal for seafood.

2. Taverna San Trovaso
Located on Fondamenta Priuli, this place is famous for its grilled fish.

3. Fiaschetteria Toscana
This is a great place for authentic Venetian dishes close to Rialto Bridge.

4. Al Covo
Famous for its relaxed and cozy ambiance, Al Cove is a very nice choice for fantastic food and desserts.

5. Vino Vino
Vino Vino is a historic restaurant that is quite intimate. You will get some very delicious Venetian dishes and homemade desserts here.

Explore more with Venice Pass

What can be more romantic and relaxing than not worrying about the cost and roaming around Venice freely?

Imaginative romantic couples go for a discount pass, which helps them get more out of less during Valentine’s Day week, making it much more special.

With Venice Pass, you can visit many attractions and save money.

The Venice Pass can be availed at an 11% Discount Offer now. So don’t miss it!

Additionally, a 10% Discount is offered for other attractions within the city for your next booking.

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