Valentine’s Day Getaway: 48 Hours in Venice

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Ahh Venice… Italy’s floating city known for its canals, gondolas, and picture perfect bridges. The roadless island (consisting of 118 mini islands) is unlike anywhere else in the world – a charming UNESCO World Heritage Site that has romance written all over it. This Valentine’s Day, swap teddy bears and roses for the lagoon of love with our 48-hour Venice itinerary. After all, nothing says #couplegoals like a romantic European getaway!

 


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Day 1 – AFTERNOON (arrive midday)

After flying into Marco Polo Airport, take a water taxi to Venice before checking into your hotel. Head straight out to lunch at a nearby pizzeria, finishing off nicely with a scoop of gelato (who says you can’t have ice cream in winter?).

Sufficiently full and raring to go, make your way to St. Mark’s Square. Explore the narrow walkways and quaint streets before arriving at St. Mark’s Basilica – an architectural masterpiece and one of the city’s top attractions. Browse the cathedral at your leisure as you admire its beauty and religious significance. Then, take the lift to the top of St. Mark’s Campanile (a 99-metre-high bell tower) for panoramic views over Venice.

 

 

 

 

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Day 1 – EVENING

You’ll quickly realise that sightseeing in Venice involves a lot of walking, so head back to your hotel for a rest before dinner. You’ll want to save your energy for a long day of exploring tomorrow, so take it easy tonight and opt for a relaxing meal for two. Pop open the champers, tuck into a tasty seafood risotto, and celebrate your first night in this beautiful city.

 

 

DAY 2 – MORNING

Rise and shine – it’s gondola time! Beat the crowds by starting your day early, ensuring shorter queue times at gondola points throughout the city. Splash out and get a boat to yourself for the ultimate bucket list experience. After breakfast, head to Rialto Bridge. As the oldest of just 4 bridges crossing Venice’s famous Grand Canal, the striking landmark is not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

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DAY 2 – AFTERNOON

After lunch, take a water taxi from Rialto Bridge back to St. Mark’s Square. On your way to the iconic Bridge of Sighs, stop off at Doge’s Palace for a guided tour of this historically important building. Now a museum, the palace was once home to the Doge of Venice – the top dog of the former Venetian Republic. Spend the rest of the afternoon browsing souvenir shops for the perfect masquerade mask (yes you’ll definitely wear it again, promise…).
 

 

 

 

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DAY 2 – EVENING

With the vast amount of walking and backstreets you’ve covered, choosing a romantic eatery from your list of “OMG we NEED to eat there!!!” restaurants shouldn’t be a problem. Whether it’s a quiet little Italian or a fancy ‘have 3 waiters serenade me with a violin’ kinda place, feel the love in the air as you enjoy the last evening of your trip!
 
So go on, treat your other half to a lovey-dovey getaway this Valentine’s Day! Need help booking flights and a hotel? Create your perfect trip with Super Break!
 

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