For Valentine’s day, take a cruise to Venice!

Arriving in the canal boat by Venice lagoon, seeing the campanile and towers of La Serenissima rising over the horizon… an unforgettable experience offered by Locaboat.

There’s no better place than Venice for a romantic break… If you hire a self-drive boat, you can explore unknown islands, wreathed in mist, step off onto deserted landing-stages and stroll along the back streets where tourists never go: just the two of you, enjoying Venice off the beaten track. You’ll never forget that moment when you arrive in front of the Piazza San Marco, the Basilica and the Doges’ Palace, then go off hand in hand for a stroll around the city.

Music-lovers can listen to operatic duets performed in the palazzi along the Grand Canal, or romantic concerts at the Palazzo Bru Zane, a luxurious palace, decorated with stucco and ancient frescos.

Venice was once the port of entry for Oriental perfumes and spices. Today, you can wake up all your senses with a relaxing, perfumed session in one of the wonderful spas in city of the Doges, at the Hungaria or Hilton hotels, or visit the very fine museum in the Palazzo Mocenigo, where a new section has been opened devoted to the history of perfumes and essences. If you’re feeling wildly extravagant, you could treat yourselves to a helicopter flight over La Serenissima, and declare your passion over one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It’s traditional to give chocolates to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, so don’t forget to visit Vizio Virtu’s shop, one of the most famous chocolatiers in Venice. Another sweet idea is to drink a cup of hot chocolate in one of the famous cafés in the Piazza San Marco, the Lavena or the Caffè Florian. Before you head back to your canal barge, why not spoil the woman in your life by giving her a traditional Venetian jewel, modern or antique, from Nardi or Attilio Codognato? It’s the last word in luxury. Or maybe just a bit of window-shopping will be enough…

Musica Palazzo :

Palazzo Bru Zane :

Hôtel Hilton :

Hôtel Hungaria :

Musée du Palazzo Mocenigo :

Tour en hélicoptère :

Vizio Virtu :

Lavena :

Caffé Florian :

Nardi :

Attilio Codognato :

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