Global Village: Amal puts the fancy in Venice
All eyes were on Venice when George Clooney married his stunning bride Amal Alamuddin there in September. And now we anticipate a lot of couples will be heading to the Italian city this year, if not for their nuptials, then certainly for romantic getaways.
There's no shortage of romantic things to do in Venice, including taking a gondola-trip-for-two along the scenic route from Bacino Orseolo, just north of St Mark's Square, on to the Grand Canal.
Or a late night stroll in St Mark's Square with its unique architecture and atmospheric streetlamps.
Casanova, one of the most famous lovers in history, was born in Venice, and you can visit spots where he had illicit meetings with his lovers -including Do Spade bar on Calle de Spade, near the Rialto Bridge.
The Dorsoduro district, with its canals and narrow streets, invites intrigue, with plenty of Venetian masks for anyone who fancies some mystery.