Live out the romantic image of two lovers cuddling in a gondola through the canals of Venezia, or tour the city on foot to enjoy the historical architecture and ambiance. It’s also home to legendary seducer and scholar Giacomo Casanova, whose prison room can still be seen in the Doge’s Palace. You can even climb the Golden Staircase mentioned in his memoirs of his escape from prison.
Other must-see sites include St. Mark’s Basilica, the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. Rumour has it that lovers will enjoy life-long happiness together if they share a kiss while passing under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset.
Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Staudt