The best remedy for the winter blues is a change of scenery, so this year let your winter anniversary be an excuse to take a trip someplace new. Venice, Italy has a reputation for being one of the world’s most romantic cities, but what you might not know is that Veneto (the region where Venice is located) makes an excellent location for a winter anniversary.
So strap on some boots and gloves and pack your bags – here are three ways to celebrate your winter anniversary in Veneto.
Parties! Live music! Parades! Costumes! If you and your other half love a good party, make this the year you check out Carnevale in Venice! This tradition has been around since the 11th century, and the party rages on in the ten days leading up to Ash Wednesday.
Carnevale (Carnival in English) offers an endless list of events to choose from. You can see a parade in the afternoon, then polish up for a ball at night! Or for a quieter evening, attend a romantic wine tasting. Take a party cruise or go to a Bellini party!
With crowds flocking to Venice for Carnival, try to book yourselves a hotel in advance. No chance to book early? Don’t worry! Opt for a hotel in nearby Mestre, Treviso, or even Padua, all offering excellent transport links with Venice.
Not so keen on the party scene? Take a restorative approach and check in to a spa resort in Abano Terme, just outside of Padova (Padua in English). Just imagine sleeping in, and then spending the afternoon together soaking in natural hot springs. Don’t miss the sauna and steam room too!
Abano Terme has multiple 4 and 5 star resorts, featuring restaurants with world-class chefs. Spas come with a wide range of licensed massage and wellness therapists on staff. Some spas even offer a winter detox package, so you can hit the reset button after the holiday excess. Melt your cares away – soon you won’t even remember it’s winter.
Want to go sightseeing? With Padua right next door, In a 20 minute drive you can see amazing historical sites like Saint Anthony’s Basilica, or the Scrovegni Chapel, featuring Giotto’s breathtaking art.
For a completely unique experience, stay in a historical villa in the Venetian countryside. Picture this: a luxurious suite, replete with a renaissance-era fresco, and morning room service you can enjoy together overlooking an expansive park.
The best part? At YourAnniversary.it, we partner with villas to bring couples the absolute best anniversary experience the Veneto region can offer. We even offer packages including a stay at the villa, along with a welcome dinner for two, and a personal driver to bring you to and from Venice for a day of sightseeing. Top your excursion off with a couples massage in your own room!
Let this be the year of your unforgettable winter anniversary in Veneto.
At YourAnniversary.it we specialise in organising anniversaries and weddings in Venice and the surrounding region. As Veneto experts, we want to share all of the treasures this beautiful region has to offer. Read our blog for more anniversary tips. Ready to start planning your most memorable anniversary yet? Contact me to get started.
Cheers to your anniversary!