Italy is perfect for couples to celebrate their love. The beautiful scenery, the delicious food, the lifestyle all work together to create the perfect atmosphere for love. If you and your significant other are looking to plan a romantic getaway to the country, here are some of the most romantic places you should visit.
There is no place more romantic than Venice. What better way to spend quality time than cuddled up together for a gondola ride through the canals. At night, the surrounding waters reflecting the city lights allowing everything to sparkling, unlike any other place. Additionally, if you go during an offseason, you’ll be able to take in more of the city as you stroll hand in hand with your loved one.
Built on the banks of Lake Iseo, Lovere is the epitome of romance. Couples can spend their days out on the water soaking up the sunshine and spend their nights evenings cozied up together in a lakeside cabin.
Lovers from across the world gather in this city to pay homage to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The most popular spot for couples in Juliet’s balcony, where they will find a statue of Juliet. The story goes that if you rub the statue’s right breast that it will bring you luck. Visitors also write letters to the fictional young woman and post them on the walls nearby. These letters are a mix of thanks for bringing love into their lives or a hopeful prayer that a special someone will find them soon.
If you’re a fan of Romeo and Juliet, but Verona isn’t really your style, check out the city of Pienza, where the 1968 Frank Zeffirelli direct Romeo and Juliet was filmed. You and your significant other can tour the city and snap a romantic picture at all your favorite filming spots.
This bridge in Rome became famous for lovers attacking locks to the railings and lampposts to symbolize their eternal love. This tradition was inspired by the 2006 novel, I Want You. Sadly, in 2012 the locks were removed as they were causing parts of the bridge’s railings and lamps to collapse under the weight. Even though the locks are gone, the romantic spirit still remains and is worth a visit.
Stretching out along the Cinque Terre coast, this hiking trail has a long history as a secret meeting place for lovers. You and your sweetheart can take in the unbelievable views as you stroll between the towns of Riomaggiore and Manarola.
- Via dell’Amore [Cinque Terre]
- Italian Romance [One Travel]
- The Most Romantic Cities in Italy [Travelers Joy]
- Feature Picture [Wikimedia]