Mansions of infinite pastel shades peep into the mirrors of quiet canals. Footsteps echo down intimate alleyways, and seabirds call over the vast lagoon vistas. Boats chug gently along the Grand Canal, and a gondola splashes softly as it plies a watery backstreet.
Among its roofs and chimneys are the altanas, Venice’s elegant wooden terraces. It’s here you two will dine, tasting Venetian recipes and local wines while you look on the Grand Canal. The sunset paints the clouds golden, and the awakening lights from the city answer those from the sky.
There’s really no competition. For romance, Venice is the perfect backdrop.