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7 city’s that are romantic in Europe

Love is all you need, but whisking your sweetheart away to Paris, Barcelona or Lisbon will likely earn you a few points which are brownie. Listed below are seven places in European countries to take your spouse for a city that is romantic, whether it’s Valentine’s Day, or you just fancy treating that some body special.

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Then you definitely’ve come to your right destination if you are looking for town break ideas. We’ve rounded up the best city that is romantic in Europe including tips on just what there is do:

  • Paris
  • Lisbon
  • Copenhagen
  • Palermo
  • Rome
  • Barcelona
  • Pisa


1. Paris

Paris, said the timelessly lovely Audrey Hepburn, “is always an idea” that is great. If you’re stuck for where to take your beau, you can’t beat the city of a thousand selfie that is loved-up. Yes, it is cliché, but you shouldn’t be so cool – share a snog as the sun sets over the Seine, indulge in a PDA under the Eiffel Tower, or, them to Montmartre in the event that you really desire to impress your sweetheart, take. Conjure the spirit of Amélie and rent a scooter (€69 for just one day). Afterward, check out the Wall of Love in Place des Abbesses, right next to the Abbesses Metro stop. A work of art by Frédéric Baron, it’s over 600 tiles imprinted with the language ‘I adore you’ in most the languages of the globe. The couple photo opp that is most beneficial ever created. If you want more items that are unique do, we’ve got 10 local recommendations for Paris here.

2. Lisbon

Ah, Lisbon. City of gothic cathedrals, stately museums, ancient monasteries and many more heavenly pastries. This Portuguese beauty tempts those who’ve skipped in the early morning waft to their porridge of bread from its fadistas and seduces the sweet-toothed with the tiny oven-baked egg tarts dusted with cinnamon known as pastéis de belém, created to excellence at Antiga Confeitaria (reverse the Jardim de Belém). But of course, music is the egg tart of love, so let the fado that is soulful with its traditional Portuguese melodies, play long into the evening. Cosy up on a café terrace along the wide Tejo that is available estuary extra intimate points.

3. Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the town that is happiest on earth, at least based on October 2013’s World Happiness Report, so that you’re odds-on for a loving time. Simply take a boat tour on the canals of Christianshavn, a maritime area full of cobbled, nostalgic charm, and see how they practice free love at hippie haven and autonomous eco community, Christiania. When your partner happens to be moaning about their sore feet, leave them speechless by announcing that you have reserved a table at Noma, consistently awarded the title of planet’s restaurant that is better. Once you’ve nibbled regarding the Michelin-starred treats like ocean urchin and hazelnuts and lingered within the chocolate and egg liqueur, you’ll soon forget the world outside (and hopefully the bill, which starts at simply under £200 for the full tasting menu). Travelling on a slightly smaller budget? We have your covered with our guide to Copenhagen that is seeing on shoestring.

4. Palermo

If Paris, Rome and stuff like that are way too obvious for a town that is romantic, show your imagination by picking Palermo, ‘capital’ of Sicily. Resist whistling the theme from The Godfather since it likely won’t wow your partner, but do visit the Vucciria and Ballarò markets, go to Monreale and admire the stunning mosaics regarding the Dome and walk over the beach of Mondello to admire the wintery sunset. You are able to even do as the locals do and head up Monte Pellegrino with a picnic that is romantic hand – although if you do not fancy the climb, it is simply a nine mile drive or a 30 minute bus ride from the town to those panoramic Sicilian views.
To get more on what things to see and do in Palermo, check out this informative article.

5. Rome

Eternal love could bloom in the Eternal City off their legs on the Spanish steps, simply take them in your hands by the Trevi Fountain etc, etc if you sweep them. Or ditch the clichés and stroll hand-in-hand through Villa Pamphili Park in the Monteverde that is leafy neighbourhood west of Trastevere (Tram line 8), with its heart-melting views over the town. Whatever your budget, whether you’re a princess or a lad that is lowly a ‘Roman holiday’ is an ideal final moment weekend away. So be Audrey and Greg Peck and live it up during the gob-smackingly gorgeous but value that is good Hotel Del Gianicolo close to Pamphili. Read more on Italy’s hopelessly locations that are romantic our guide .

6. Barcelona

If you don’t get lost in love, you likely will get lost in the beguiling streets of the Barri Gòtic, Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Hopefully you won’t end up arguing about who’s fault it is, but instead get happily confused amongst all of the vintage shops, cocktail bars and cafés. Into the Raval that is nearby district do not miss the ‘street regarding the kiss’, Carrer dels Petons. Legend states that guys sentenced to death gave a farewell that is last their wives here. Hopefully your romance is of a far more type that is lasting therefore seal it with a trip to cozy Casa Xica in Poble-Sec, where in actuality the imaginative menu blending Catalan with Far Eastern flavours is guaranteed in full to impress. Find more concealed gems in this city that is busy our town’s guide to Barcelona.

7. The Italian Riviera ( airport that is nearest: Pisa)

Finally, if cities aren’t your thing, just how about villages? The Cinque Terre, literally ‘five lands’ and less literally, five villages – Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso, Riomaggiore and Manarola – all tumble in to the Med on the cliffs of Liguria. Visit outside of peak summer time months and you also you’ll have all those sea views to yourself as you toast your love over a plate of fresh anchovies, right from the ocean. If you wish to walk hand-in-hand for five hours, simply take the scenic Sentiero Azzurro (Blue Path) which connects the five villages. You will have a hearty appetite after all that exercise so stop at the Vertical Bar in Riomaggiore for beverages, tapas-style consumes and a welcome that is warm.


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