The most romantic cities in Europe
Looking for a place to celebrate your anniversary after a long dating period? Or are you planning your first trip as a couple? Have you not met the one yet and are hoping to meet your soul mate on the streets of an unknown town? Or do you want to celebrate Valentine's Day? Whatever your motivation, Europe has a plethora of romantic destinations to offer. Here are the top seven locations where love is always in the air.
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This would only be a complete list of the best romantic cities to visit if Paris was included. The "City of Light" exudes grandeur at every turn. From its intricate architecture displaying centuries of styles to its decadent food to the iconic Eiffel Tower dominating the Parisian sky, this city was made for enjoying life's pleasures, particularly with the one you love. Expect to see open displays of affection here, as Parisians admire and revere declarations of love, even if they are as simple as holding hands. It's no secret that Paris is home to some of the world's most renowned art museums.
The Province of Venice will surprise and entertain you, from the Venice Carnival to the Palio of Marciliana in Chioggia, from the Riviera in Bloom, which takes place every year along the banks of the Brenta River, to the Festival of the Madonna dell'Angelo in Caorle, from the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Jesolo to the Palio of Cavallino!
Sintra is a jewel between the mountains and the sea, waiting to be discovered by those brave enough to immerse themselves in its glorious historical heritage, lush nature, cosmopolitan cultural offerings, and rich gastronomy. Sintra exudes a romantic aura that left a deep impression on the soul and work of the writers who pioneered the Romantic spirit and celebrated subjectivity and emotion in human drama in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sintra is unquestionably the Romantic capital. It is a place to discover!
Positano is made for lovers when it comes to romance. Its picturesque location on western Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast makes it a popular Mediterranean destination for many visitors. However, Positano's magical combination of beauty, delicious regional cuisine, and intimate size make it an ideal destination for couples.
Santorini is widely regarded as the most desirable destination in Greece for a romantic getaway, as there are few places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea! The island is gaining a reputation as a "wedding destination" for couples worldwide, not just in Greece. A trip to Santorini with the other half is the ultimate romantic experience for anyone who has seen at least one photo of the island's famous Caldera, and exchanging kisses beneath Santorini's famous sunset is the ultimate romantic experience!
We're not surprised that Edinburgh has been named one of the most romantic cities in the world, with its stunning architecture, beautiful backdrops, and secret spots perfect for a date across the city. The capital is well-known for its tourist appeal, but it's also an excellent location for a romantic getaway for two. Edinburgh is the ideal place to escape for a weekend or has a cute staycation, with rainy afternoons in cozy bookstores and walks in the cold Scottish sun around the many beautiful parks.
Even the most ardent romantic can enjoy the luxury of traveling with their partner blindfolded to Marrakesh because it is so close by but also feels so far away. Your lucky partner will discover a brand-new world waiting to be explored once you have landed (and repaired the blood supply to their temples), and it is unlike anything they have ever encountered before. The Red City, as it is commonly known, can be just as romantic a destination as Paris or Rome, given its remote location in the desert. The city's incredible cuisine, the excellent contrast between tradition and modernity, and the enormous recreational opportunities provided by the surrounding rural landscape are just a few of its top draws.
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