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Romantic Venice

A backdrop for assignations since long before Casanova's time, Venice has fairy-tale palazzi, gondola-filled canals, and who-cares-if-you-lose-your-way winding streets.

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Destinations: Venice

Inspired by: Romantic City Getaways — by Sunshine Flint, Published Apr. 2006

Hotels (2)

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    Charming House DD724

    Contemporary rooms steps from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the galleries of Dorsoduro. More
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    Belmond Hotel Cipriani

    Giuseppe Cipriani’s legendary 1950’s getaway—silk lampshades and all-marble bathrooms—flanked by two 15th-century palazzos.


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    Ca dei Frati

    For a sumptuous meal with a view of the lagoon, take the free speedboat to the San Clemente Palace hotel and enjoy a decadent dinner of ginger-flav

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    Muro Vino e Cucina

Activities (3)

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    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    You'll feel like a Guggenheim as you take in the heiress's vast inventory of paintings and sculptures while wandering through her former palazzo on

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    Teatro La Fenice

    Book tickets for the recently restored 1836 opera house, where you can listen to Verdi and Puccini's masterpieces in their home country. (If you ca

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    La Speziaria de Venezia

    Indulge your olfactory senses with a bottle of Alcova, the so-called perfume of desire, or some handmade rose-, bergamot-, or lavender-scented soap

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