Italy is unquestionably a place where art, architecture, history, tradition and nature all combine to create an unforgettable romantic experience. Whether you are travelling with your significant other or travelling to find one, take a journey through this country of romance and live like a local. In no particular order, here are 6 of the most romantic places to visit in Italy.
Warning: these images are very captivating and if you do visit these fascinating places you may not want to come home.
This town is located on a steep hill and is one of the many gems of the Amalfi Coast. The walk from the top of this scenic town to the bottom is filled with charming boutiques and restaurants. It is almost impossible to visit one town on the Amalfi Coast without visiting all of them. The drive on the Amalfi Coast is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the world.
Of course, the Floating City had to be on this list. Venice is unique and always awe-inspiring. The colourful reflections off the water will simply leave you speechless. When in Venice, make sure to visit the nearby islands like Murano and Burano (seen in the picture above) which are easily reachable by the frequently passing boats.
Located in the North of Italy, Cinque Terre literally translates to “five lands”. These five seaside villages add a splash of colour and life to the steep coastline. Walking through this area is like living in a real-life fairytale. Cinque Terre is a romantic, picturesque and traffic-free place with a characteristic Mediterranean seafood cuisine.
The Eternal City has always been a place of plenty honeymoons. Filled with fountains, piazzas and inspiring buildings, Rome is the capital of Italy and romance. The hills of Rome offer bird-eye views of the many basilicas and villas of the city. If you feel like Rome gets too crowded, you can visit the delightful quiet parks like Villa Borghese, Villa Pamphili and many others.
If you are looking to relax and enjoy some fresh air, Capri is your ideal destination. This island is filled with fascinating views and friendly locals. Experience the slow way of life by wandering to exquisite restaurants immersed in the picture-perfect nature. While on the island, make sure to hop on a boat and visit the Grotta Azzurra – a remarkable sea cave.
George Clooney has a home here – so this lake must be quite a romantic place. Filled with resorts and gardens, the magical Lake Como is surrounded by Italy’s Alps. Small towns like Bellagio, Menaggio and Como add some history to this peaceful area. In these towns you can visit the stunning lakeside villas and palaces, many of which are there since Roman times.
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