As one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice is a true standout destination in Northern Italy. Just imagine sitting in a private gondola with glass of prosecco when the sun is setting behind the cupolas of the famous Venetian churches, whilst the gondolier sings traditional Italian songs.
Sightseeing is the main reason visitors come to Venice and it certainly will not disappoint. Stunning Renaissance architecture is everywhere you look. Be sure to spend time in Piazza San Marco, home to Basilica di San Marco with its stunningly beautiful façade filled with glorious art work, or why not cross the Ponte di Rialto, the most famous bridge in Venice, spanning across the width of the Grand Canal.
There are dozens of churches to visit in Venice, each with its own charm and history. If you have time to visit only one, make sure it is the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Outside, the church is adorned with carvings and decorations around its large dome, inside you will find beautiful paintings by Titian and Luca Giordano. Alongside its beautiful architecture and ambiance, another fantastic appeal of the city is its delicious cuisine from a wealth of superb fresh seafood to some of the best wine that Italy has to offer.
If you've had enough of admiring the gorgeous Venetian architecture, make your way to the nearby Lake Garda, which is known for its incredible scenery and tranquillity. Here you can be treated to an array of spa treatments. Not far from here is another true romantic Italian city Verona; the setting of Shakespeare’s iconic Romeo and Juliet which is quieter than its sister Venice. The city is filled with beautiful structures, stunning frescos and the stunning Basilica of San Zeno Maggorie, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Northern Italy.