By ANDREA MAGRATH
Honeymoon bliss: Michael Bublé kisses his wife Luisana Lopilato during a romantic sunset gondola ride in Venice
It is widely regarded as one of the most romantic cities in the world, and therefore a favourite destination among honeymooners.
Michael Bublé and his new wife Luisana Lopilato looked like the picture of newlywed bliss in Venice yesterday, where, like so many others, they have decided to spend their honeymoon.
The Canadian crooner and his Argentine wife lapped up the romance with an intimate gondola ride at sunset in the picturesque Italian city.
Romance: The newlywed couple looked relaxed and in love during the boat ride, a favourite activity for tourists
As they were ferried about in the water by a gondolier dressed in classic stripes and a straw hat, Michael cradled Luisana's head against his shoulder and kissed her forehead tenderly.
Luisana, 23, closed her eyes as she snuggled in against her 35-year-old husband as he stroked her hair.
The weather in Venice is in the mild low twenties Celsius, and the couple kept warm as the sun went down with a red blanket.
They looked like any other tourists as they took in the sights on the boat ride, a favourite with Venice visitors that costs between 40 and 100 euros.
Cosy: Michael and Luisana kept warm with a blanket as the sun went down
Their married life did not get off to the best of starts though. The day after their wedding the couple heard that their Buenos Aires home had been burgled.
It is thought that while the couple were enjoying their lavish party - which was highly publicised in the bride's home county - on the outskirts of the city, thieves were breaking into their house.
But Luisana defiantly said upon returning to their home to inspect the damage: ‘I will not let this ruin the happiest day of my life.’
Honeymooners: The couple were married on March 31 in a civil service followed by a lavish reception in Buenos Aires, and are planning another party in Vancouver next month