October 22, 2014
Find out what makes Venice the most romantic city in Italy and an ideal destination for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Venice is the only city of its kind in the world because of the way it was developed: it was built on over 100 islands in a lagoon four kilometers from terra firma and two kilometers from the Adriatic Sea. The entire historic center, crisscrossed by canals connected by hundreds of bridges, is a treasure from the artistic and architectural point of view.
Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day, it is the world's 28th most internationally visited city, with 2.927 million international arrivals in a year. It is regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Tourism has been a major sector of Venice since the 18th century, when it was a major center for the Grand Tour, with its beautiful cityscape, uniqueness, and rich musical and artistic cultural heritage. In the 19th century, it became a fashionable centre for the rich and famous.The Carnival of Venice was revived and the city has become a major centre of international conferences and festivals, such as the prestigious Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival, which attract visitors from all over the world for their theatrical, cultural, cinematic, artistic, and musical productions.
Today, there are numerous attractions in Venice, such as St Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal, and the Piazza San Marco. The Lido di Venezia is also a popular international luxury destination, attracting thousands of actors, critics, celebrities, and mainly people in the cinematic industry. The city also relies heavily on the cruise business.
Venice's popularity as a major worldwide tourist destination and for a great honeymoon destination for newly married couple. It is regarded by some as a tourist trap, and by others as a "living museum". Unlike most other places in Western Europe, and the world, Venice has become widely known for its element of elegant decay. Walking, Shopping, Museums, Eating, and don't forget the romantic serenaded gondola ride. Venice becomes extremely hot in July and August, but outside these months the weather is not too excessive. However, bear in mind that Venice, due to its location on the Adriatic coast, suffers from frequent thunderstorms and rain showers can make your honeymoon great from every aspects.