See Venice and die right?
The first time I went to Europe I chose to go to Venice, Italy , and fulfilled all of my expectations, it is my second top location so far. It is completely charming, romantic and breathtaking.
Filled with canals, a central piazza, called Piazza San Marco, surrounded by shops, restaurants, lovely hotels.
I have been there several times, last time I stayed in Ai Reali Hotel, it is very elegant, rooms are very nice decorated, the breakfast includes champagne. It is very well located, near the bridge Rialto.
Hotel Bonvecchiati is very nice also. The nicest and most luxurious hotel in Venice is definitely Hotel Danieli, celebrities stay there and has been used for movies, it is highly recommended.
You must go on a gondola ride, if you go with your loved one you will love it, it is very romantic, gondoliers will sing to you during the ride. Marriage proposals have been made there millions of times.
If you want a fancy and nice restaurant I recommend Ristorante La Caravella, it is famous in Venice, (you must make reservations).
As a souvenir, I suggest you to buy a Venetian mask, they are an old tradition of Venice, and are worn during the Carnival of Venice, some of them are made of porcelain or Mache Paper, they are very special.
Near Venice, is also a little town called Murano, it has charming houses painted with different colors, there you can see how things such as lamps, glasses, etc are made with the famous Murano glass. Most hotels offer days tours to Murano.
Last time I went from Milan to Venice. It is very easy, you go by train it takes approximately 2 hours, and then you take a water taxi to get to the center of Venice in around 30 minutes.
Buon Viaggio !
“At the bridge I stood lately in the brown night. From afar came a song: as a golden drop it welled over the quivering surface. Gondolas, lights, and music-drunken it swam out into the twilight.
My soul, a stringed instrument sang to itself, invisibly touched, a secret gondola song, quivering with iridescent happiness. Did anyone list to it?” Friedrich Nietzsche, Venice