The time has come and you finally decided to ask the question to your significant other. Venice would be the ultimate place to embark on a new journey! The whole island is full of amazing places and magical atmosphere. Here it is impossible not to feel romantic. If you want to make the best proposal in Venice, keep reading because we have prepared the ultimate list for the best romantic spots to propose in Venice!
It is true that the main island of Venice is not a big one, however, the whole place is filled with many different buildings, restaurants, bars and even little small green areas. So we are pretty sure that you will find the most suitable place for your proposal in Venice. There are many well-hidden places too if you are looking into one! A proposal can be one the most challenging steps of your life for the good, so you probably want to make it in the best way possible. You don’t need to worry because we got your back!
Short narrow streets of Venice opens up to another for your fantastic journey. Here you will make a lot more distinctive memories than you think of – and those will be good ones. You just take your courage, your love and the ring with you and get ready to live the best proposal in Venice with your partner. Here are the 12 romantic spots to propose in Venice for your lifetime wish!
1. PIAZZA SAN MARCO
Especially if it’s your first time in Venice, Piazza San Marco will mesmerize you. In the square, you will find the famous Basilica San Marco, The Doge Palace, and campanile – the iconic bell tower of the square. The area is huge and you can pick many spots to propose here! After a museum tour where you will visit the basilica and the palace, you can head outside to the seaside. While you are enjoying the beautiful view of the islands nearby, you may pop the question, right in the heart of Venice.
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2. GONDOLA RIDE
Well, the gondola ride proposals are not new to anyone. It has been quite popular with couples visiting Venice. Although it might be a little bit costly than other options as daytime gondola ride is 80€ whereas it is 100€ after 7 PM. Whatever it costs, the gondola ride must be the most romantic activity to do in Venice – nothing can beat that. Rather than getting a gondola ride in Grand Canale, prefer less crowded areas and let your gondolier know about your plan if possible! It will be the most romantic memory of your trip, for sure!
3. CAFFE FLORIAN
Caffe Florian is the oldest coffee house not even in Venice but also in Europe, dating back to 1720. It was actually a very popular place among women as well and by the time it was the only café they could be admitted – ouch! Also, it was the reason why Casanova used to come to Café Florian frequently. Well, now the whole storyline changed but the classic and elegant style of the café remains. Now it’s known as one of the iconic places in Venice. The ambiance here is super sophisticated, the service is impeccable – uniforms, table service, and cutleries. Order a coffee set or maybe a Prosecco here to enjoy the time and the proposal.
Address: Piazza San Marco 57
Phone: +39 041 520 5641
4. RIALTO BRIDGE
Another structure strongly associated with Venice: Ponte di Rialto. There are probably thousands of bridges in Venice but this one is always flamboyant one in the whole island. It is consistently full of people during the day who are trying to take photos. Our suggestion is to go to the Rialto Bridge at a very late hour according to your schedule – later the better for fewer people. The view from the bridge is absolutely gorgeous. The gondolas and vaporetti will be passing by under the bridge, the moonlight will be reflecting on the sea – the proposal would be amazing here.
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5. HARRY’S BAR
There are small things we are relating to Venice like cicchetti, bacari or gondola, right? Well, there is something more: Bellini. Bellini is actually a cocktail made with prosecco and peach purée. And guess what – it was first made in Venice here in Harry’s Bar. The name of the cocktail comes from Giovanni Bellini who is a famous painter. The reason of Bellini has his name is the painter’s color array of pink and the adoration by the inventor, Cipriani family. There is a long history here, but the ambiance and the taste of this cocktail here would take you to the top. If you are a couple enjoying the old history of the city, Harry’s Bar could be your choice for the proposal.
Address: Sestiere San Marco 1323
6. I GIARDINI DELLA BIENNALE
Venice is pretty known for its biennales. There are biennales literally for everything: Architecture, cinema, music, theater, modern art, contemporary art or dance – you name it. Well, the organization takes someplace and may require vast areas which might be a problem for an island. Fortunately, in Venice, there is a whole area dedicated only to biennale. If you are a. artistic couple visiting Venice, probably this place will be one of your stops. In this case, the garden of the biennale would be perfect for a proposal. There is a tree-lined promenade inside, which will lead to a small bridge on the canal overlooking the sea; it might be the perfect spot for the proposal.
7. LIBRERIA ACQUA ALTA
This little quirky bookshop is actually hidden place in Venice. Inside you will see a second hand or brand new books, maps, cards, photos, weird objects, lots of cat posters and even a huge gondola in real size right in the middle of the store. Acqua Alta is a place for bookworms and enthusiasts and a kind of place you’ll see once in a lifetime. You might lose yourself while skimming the books and the interior here. Right outside they have a small courtyard next to the canal, where you can relax and give a little break. In the courtyard, there are small stairs made with books – yep with books! If you go on top over them, you’ll have a nice view of the canal and a relaxing area. Go on top of those books and make your proposal – she will say yes!
Address: Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa 5176
8. CASINO DI VENEZIA
The reason why Casino di Venezia is suggested here is not that we want you to lose some money! Casino di Venezia is the first recorded casino in the whole word – established in 1638 and moved to today’s building in the 1950’s. The palace was built for the Doge of the Venice at the first place that why the architectural design is magnificent here. The best part is that you enter into a fascinating world here, only 10€ admission fee which you can use in the games inside as well. The palace also has two restaurants inside; Wagner and Marco Polo. You can come by ferry or gondola ride to the casino as well as there is a special dock to the casino. Indulge yourself into Prosecco here – only 4€ a glass or maybe order a bottle for the proposal?
Address: Cannaregio 2040
Phone: +39 041 529 7111
9 .FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI
The Giorgio Cini Foundation is situated in another island near the main island of Venice, in the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Right across the Piazza San Marco and Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) , the small island hosts a beautiful structure and historical site. The oldest parts of the foundation date back to the 16th century where you’ll be visiting the largest private park in the whole city of the Venice – not only the islands. One the most fantastic place in the foundation is the Borges Labyrinth – a real plant-based labyrinth just like in the movies – it might be the perfect place for the proposal. Make sure to check the availability of the area as it changes according to the season.
Address: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
Phone: +39 041 2710229
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10. BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI
If you want to run away from the busy narrow streets of Venice and looking for a gateway, you should be in Guidecca: Belmond Hotel Cipriani. Here you will find every kind of the service at its utmost quality – the pool, restaurant, stay, sports, activities, transportation. Every little detail is thought for you – even before you think about it. Cipriani has very beautiful gardens inside – known as Casanova Gardens and also a well-hidden bar inside famous with its cocktails – Gabbiano Bar and yet speakeasy. You can also enjoy their Michelin star restaurant – Oro – and even prepare the proposal there. However, at Cipriani, you have more than enough options to propose – it will be hard to decide where and how to do it!
Address: Isola della Giudecca 10
Phone: +39 041 240801
11. TEATRO LA FENICE
Right next to Chiesa di San Fantin and not very far away from Piazza San Marco, you will see La Fenice Theather. This building is very prestigious – and it also was back in the time – for opera, theatre, ballet, symphony and classical concerts right in the very heart of Venice. There are different halls including the theatre hall, Apollonian Halls, Foyer and Malibran Hal. If you want to propose here, make sure to book an event before in the private box of the hall. If you want you can also join the moonlight tour of opera where you will be guided around after the shows – including cocktails. The chambers, foyer and the atmosphere are perfect for a proposal here. The ambiance very elegant, you will feel like you are traveling back in time in Teatro La Fenice.
Address: San Marco 4387
Phone: +39 041 786672
12. AMAN VENICE
Do you want to feel like true royals in Venice? You will head to one of the most stunning mansions in Venice: Aman. You can decide in what way you’ll propose in Aman. If you want you can go for a pre-dinner drink and have a cocktail in the backyard or on the rooftop. Economically if you are not minding to spend a bit more, you can stay in Aman – that would be whole another level of experience. Also, you can dine in their restaurant or have breakfast – just do whatever you want to do! The interior is out of this world – rococo and neo-renaissance style wall paintings everywhere along with architectural details. The whole atmosphere is a perfect setting for your action, you’ll not regret doing so in Aman.
Address: Calle Tiepolo Baiamonte,1364
Phone: +39 041 2707333
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