For the sake of a perfect and unforgettable wedding ceremony and reception, I preferred to delegate everything to a wedding planner. Moreover, it is also this service provider who took care of our honeymoon in Venice.
Honeymoon in Venice and wedding planner
With my wife, we have dreamed for a long time of making a stay or going for a romantic weekend in the City of the Doges, the city where we met. However, for professional and family reasons, we haven’t been able to get there yet. Our loved ones, our friends, nd our families learned about this travel plan and decided, by contributing, to offer us a three-day honeymoon in Venice. It was the wedding gift they had chosen to give us.
And to keep the getaway a secret until the wedding day, our wedding planner also organized it. The professional took care of everything without us knowing, starting with the reservations of plane tickets and those of accommodation. To make our life easier, the agency even submitted a proposal for itineraries and sites to visit. If you are looking to get in touch with one of these service providers, find your wedding planner on Secretdemariage.
The essentials of the city of the Doges
It was with great emotion that we landed at Marco Polo airport. We arrived in the early evening, but without further delay we made our way to Café Florian, a place steeped in history for us. And even though it took elbows to find vacancies and get served, I was particularly happy to find the place as it is, even years later.
For information, this establishment is one of the oldest cafes in Venice, or even in Italy, since the establishment already existed at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Moreover, since its opening, the “caffe” has always been a popular place for famous writers and poets, including Marcel Proust and Chateaubriand. We only reached our hotel very late at night, after a very good tete-a-tete meal in a traditional Venetian restaurant where we sampled local specialties.
The second day was mainly devoted to visiting historical monuments. And fortunately, the majority of these sites are located around the very famous St Mark’s Square. We started with the Doge’s Palace, a Venetian palace built in the fifteenth century, which dazzles with its Renaissance and Gothic styles. Afterwards, we went to Saint Mark’s Basilica via the Bridge of Sighs. The Rialto is also unmissable, and, to admire the other famous bridges of the city, nothing beats a very bucolic stroll in gondolas or on foot through the alleys. Be sure to tip the gondolier generously, he will happily act as a tour guide for you.
Throughout our stay, we used the legendary Vaporetto as a means of transportation. Even though this big ship moves slowly, the price of tickets remains very affordable. In addition, this means of transport serves all the key districts of Venice. However, I do not recommend the boat taxi because the races are really expensive and the drivers are too talkative for my taste.