Keeping the spark alive in a relationship is really important, and one of the best ways to do it is undoubtedly by traveling together, just the two of you, to a romantic destination. In that sense, Europe is the ideal continent to visit, as it offers many beautiful locations where lovers of all ages have cuddled up. Whether you are looking for the best romantic honeymoon in Europe or have in mind some romantic vacation in the old continent, here, you have 15 unique destinations that will be the perfect setting for your love story.
1. Venice, Italy
The most romantic place in Europe and the world is the Italian city of canals and gondolas, without a doubt. Lying over a hundred islands in the Adriatic Sea, this fascinating city, where you have to take a boat to go anywhere, offers charm, culture, delicious cuisine, history, and a romantic atmosphere that has captivated couples for centuries. Venice has no equal, and for this reason, so many tourists want to visit it, and this creates some inconvenience. You can see it in the exasperation of the few inhabitants of the old town but not in the visitors’ faces. Become one of those visitors, and you will never forget it! There you will appreciate happiness, joy, and love.
2. Barcelona, Spain
In the last twenty years, the coastal city of Barcelona, located in the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, has become the most visited place in the country and also the favorite of couples on a European honeymoon. No wonder, as this Mediterranean gem offers a variety of romantic activities to do hand in hand. From a lovely-Dovey sunset on the beach to a stroll around the charming old town, without forgetting the dreamlike setting of the UNESCO World Heritage site Güell Park imagined by genius Gaudí, all accompanied by exquisite Mediterranean cuisine and wine: Barcelona breathes love everywhere!
3. Paris, France
It’s hard to imagine a more romantic place than the top of the Eiffel Tower, watching the city of love par excellence. In effect, Paris seems to be made for loving couples: the Seine banks, Notre Dame, the sound of the accordion, and something in the air that can’t be explained will be the witnesses of your happiness if you visit one of the most romantic cities in Europe and the world. But Paris has more to offer, as its culture, architecture, and cuisine are never-ending, not to mention the exquisiteness of French wines. Enjoy now one of the best Luxury honeymoon packages in Europe and fall in love with Paris!
4. Amalfi Coast & Sorrento, Italy
Everybody knows about Venice, and its romantic gondolas, but Italy has many more sceneries that are perfect for romantic vacations with your loved ones! One of these is the lovely Amalfi coast and, not far from it, the colorful town of Sorrento, made famous by opera singer Caruso. Both locations are situated one hour away from Naples, and they are perfect for strolling around with the person you love, enjoying the view of picturesque buildings and secluded beaches, and savoring the delights of Italian cuisine. Who could ask for more?
5. Cinqueterre & Portofino, Italy
Italy appears again on the list because it’s a romantic country with something for everyone in love. In this case, the stunning beauty and unforgettable charm of Cinqueterre (literally, “five lands” or villages) and the bohemian town of Portofino, located one hour away by car from Genoa, will be the perfect setting for your romantic getaway, with their winding paths and dazzling Mediterranean landscapes.
6. Prague, Czech Republic
This city, located in the heart of Europe, is usually described as a fairytale town. It looks so perfect and charming that one can wonder if it’s real at all. But it is, and loving couples have been enjoying a romantic boat ride along the Danube, which passes through Prague, for decades. Suppose you are considering a weekend romantic getaway in Europe. In that case, the capital of the Czech Republic must be on your list, especially in December, when the beauty of Christmas markets will compensate for the cold!
If you are visiting Prague, don’t forget to include a padlock in your suitcase, as you will need it when crossing the famous Lovers’ Bridge. Hundreds of loving couples have left their padlock with a message, and you don’t want to miss that romantic tradition!
7. Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Here we are, back in Italy, but this time on the beautiful island of Sicily, in one of its most symbolic cities. From its perch on top of a cliff, Taormina presides over daunting marine landscapes and the Etna volcano. The old town or the Greek Theater are perfect sights to visit with your beloved. Then you can savor a delicious meal full of Italy’s delicacies and make your romantic getaway unforgettable!
8. Santorini, Greece
Greece has a myriad of islands, but Santorini can easily be the most romantic one. The capital of this small island is Fira, but Oia is the small town where you must get lost and let yourself be charmed by its magic. In fact, Santorini’s sunset was selected by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful you can see in the world, and there’s nothing more romantic than contemplating the sun setting in a magnificent blue sea, with the typical white houses in the background.
After sunset, you will discover that Santorini has great gastronomic treats to offer to its visitors. Savory fresh fruit and vegetables, the best olive oil, and, of course, Feta cheese are some of the ingredients that have made the Mediterranean diet so healthy and delicious at the same time!
9. Provence Alpes de Côte d’Azur, France
Paris is known as the city of love, but it’s not the only romantic place to visit in France. Au contraire, there is a whole region located in the South of the country where you can find the most romantic cities and landscapes. From Nice “la belle” to elegant Cannes, if you are looking for an original romantic getaway, the region of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur is the perfect destination.
There’s something for everyone in this region as regards experiences and activities. From hiking to water sports, from cultural visits to gastronomic and wine tours, the South of France can offer you a whole range of experiences to share and never forget! With its location facing the Mediterranean Sea and the diversity of its landscapes, it’s the ideal place to discover with your loved one.
10. Lake Como, Italy
A custom private tour to the most romantic places in Italy would not miss the beauty and peacefulness of Lake Como, and you shouldn’t either if you are looking for the perfect romantic getaway as a surprise to your loved one. The dazzling landscapes of this region in the north of Italy, one hour and a half away from Milano, will make your honeymoon or romantic vacation a dream come true. A sailing trip just for the two of you at sunset while savoring a glass of Chianti will certainly be an unforgettable moment and a memory you will cherish forever.
11. Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
Lake Lucerne, located 45 minutes away from Zurich by car, is not the first name that comes to mind when you are thinking about romantic destinations in Europe. However, this place is special because the lake’s irregular shores are formed by steep mountains and beautiful towns such as Lucerne or Weggis, where Switzerland’s culture and history await. In fact, the medieval old town of Lucerne is one of the most charming and beautiful in Switzerland.
If you are organizing your romantic honeymoon in Europe and you would like to include someplace off the beaten path, then Lake Lucerne is a must. You will have the chance to see amazing natural landscapes and history and culture in a peaceful atmosphere.
12. Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva may not be on the top of the list when romantic destinations are listed. However, it happens to be an ideal place to spend a weekend with your significant other. Lake Geneva (Lake Leman in French) is one of the largest bodies of water in Europe, and it offers such a variety of amazing landscapes and charming towns to visit that you will need to book a custom private tour to see it all!
A culinary cruise that will take you to the most notable sights, such as the city of Geneva, the Chillon Castle, or Montreux, can be the perfect way to enjoy a comfortable journey and get to know this European gem. The visit to Lake Geneva is not complete until you taste Switzerland’s world-famous chocolate.
13. Rome, Italy
Love is in the air in Rome more than anywhere else. The capital of Italy seems to be made for romance, with its endless list of sites we dreamed of visiting as students, its cruises on the Tiber River, and its bustling nightlife. Not in vain, one of the most romantic films in history, “A Roman holiday,” was shot there, and we all feel a little like Audrey Hepburn when we discover the fascination of Rome for the first time. The incredible food that is served in most restaurants will be the icing on the cake if you book a European honeymoon package to the “eternal city.”
14. Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia’s landscape is unique worldwide because of its extraordinary rock formations dating back millions of years. You will be amazed the first time you look at this magical land, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its open-air museums and underground cities. Hot-air ballooning, having dinner in excellent restaurants, and sleeping in cave hotels are some of the unforgettable experiences that Cappadocia can offer you and your loved one. Contemplating the fairytale rock formations stretching endlessly from the hot-air balloon just when the sun is rising is a unique moment that you must try at least once in your life.
15. Andalusia, Spain
Andalusia, in the South of Spain, brings to mind immediately flamenco music and dance, art, and passion. Everything in this land is suited for romance, from its charming white little towns decorated with colorful flowers, where you can hear the sound of a guitar, to its beautiful cities. Not in vain, this region of Spain was the inspiration for many romantic authors, who created eternal masterpieces inspired by Andalusia’s bewitching atmosphere and passionate people. Seville, the magnificent capital; Granada, with the impressive Alhambra; Cordoba, with its famous courtyards or patios; Malaga, with its beaches; and Cadiz, with its fishermen’s quarter: all these cities are perfect for wandering hand-in-hand with your loved one.
However, the perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway should occur in the spring or fall. Summer in southern Spain is really unbearable, with temperatures reaching 40ºC/104ºF. Nobody can resist that, not even couples who are madly in love!
From high summits to secluded beaches, from lakes to Millenary cities, from nature to gastronomy, arts and culture… the old continent stimulates your curiosity. It makes you want to discover more, but Europe is simply the perfect destination when it comes to romance
Romantic Trips to Italy
For centuries, Paris, Rome, Venice, and Prague have been synonyms for romantic gestures and declarations of love. Whether you wish for the serenity of a trip to the seaside or you prefer the excitement of nightlife, whether you are passionate about ancient history or want to look at the sun setting in the most beautiful landscape, it’s all in Europe, and it’s ready for you and your loved one. Several languages are spoken in this old part of the world, but the universal language of love is common to all the countries, big or small, which form it. Come and discover the romantic side of Europe!
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