VENICE? V. NICE

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With a lit­tle one on the way, mid-spring seemed like the per­fect time to treat the other half to a baby­moon. He’d never been to Venice, and while I vis­ited aged 11, a mini­break with my par­ents doesn’t quite cut it in the ro­mance stakes. I booked our trip through book­ing.com, whose lat­est stats re­veal that 53 per cent of cou­ples reckon their first hol­i­day is way more ex­cit­ing than their first date. So did my OH find it as ex­cit­ing as our first date? OH: ‘As ex­cit­ing as our first date? At a pub in Clapham?’ Me: ‘Yes.’ OH: ‘When you got a nervy sweat on and had to hide in the loo to cool down?’ Me: ‘Yesss…õ OH: ‘Venice was equally ex­cit­ing, and 100 per cent more re­lax­ing…’ STAY We stayed at the Ca’della Scim­mia apart­ments (book­ing.com) in the heart of the San Polo dis­trict, next to Rialto’s fa­mous fruit and veg mar­ket. A 10-minute walk to Pi­azza San Marco, I couldn’t have been more im­pressed with the lo­ca­tion or – given the im­pres­sive 9.5/10 guest re­view rat­ing – how easy it was to book. DO Ge­tu­pearlyand­catchava­poret­to­to­san Gior­gio for un­ri­valled views of the city. It’snear­where­a­mal­clooneystayedthe night be­fore her wed­ding to Ge­orge. EAT Bookat­ableatan­tichecaram­pane (an­tiche caram­pane.com) – hands down the best lunch I’ve ever eaten. So much so, you can of­ten find me star­ing out of the win­dow dream­ing of that tagli­olini primi pi­atti.

DRINK My OH sunk Aperol spritzes while I fell for our morn­ing cof­fee hit at Gop­pion Caf­fet­te­ria (gop­pi­oncaffe.it). De­caf­feinato or not, noth­ing has you feel­ing like a lo­cal like an espresso at the bar at 7am.

Glam­our, gon­do­las and great food…

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