1. Ghent, 2. Rome, 3. Basel, 4. Giethoorn, 5. Hallstatt, 6. Tromso, 7. Soglio, 8. Lyon, 9. Paris, 10. Copenhagen, 11. Amalfi, 12. Santorini, 13. Sighnaghi. Europe is famous for being a honeyed wonderland. This is always a dream place for couples who want to travel and enjoy their honeymoon. Europe offers us a good chance to break away from our daily routine for a short time, to enjoy the most romantic dreams. Here are a few typical suggestions for you if you are looking for romantic destinations.
Ghent is a city in Belgium known for its medieval architecture, canals and vibrant nightlife. The most surprising thing about Ghent is that it is not so popular with tourists. It is a medieval heart filled with buildings that have been repurposed into restaurants, bars and shops. The winding roads, canal banks and relaxed pace of life. Ghent is a city for its inhabitants – the food and drink is well suited to the local tastes. Many young people choose to stay here, keeping the atmosphere of the city always developing and dynamic, but also full of romance.
The scene hasn’t changed much over the years. Diversely patterned houses, cobbled harbors and church spires still dominate. Graslei is the perfect starting point for canal walks.; On sunny days, the wharf is crowded with students and families swinging their feet on the water. The stone St Michael’s Bridge, at the southern end of Graslei, is a good spot to explore all the romantic sights. You can choose a tower or a church with a high roof so that you can fully admire the red-tiled roofs spreading below of the city.
Spend some time wandering through Ghent’s picturesque narrow streets. Worthwhile diversions include Werregarenstraat, an alleyway popular with street artists, now better known as Graffiti Street, and Antiek-Depot, a large, cluttered space where there are lots of antique sellers, with a nice bar in the center.
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Rome is considered the city of love and sweet romance. Visiting Rome, a stay in Tuscany is a must. Here, you will breathe in the sweet aromas of wild sage and rosemary and relax under beautiful olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees with a glass of Chianti in hand. The town of Siena, a two-hour drive from Rome, is a small hill town of stunning pristine beauty. The medieval town of Montalcino is home to the most famous wine in Italy, Brunello di Montalcino, with its mouthwatering restaurants and ravishing landscapes. Alternatively, you can visit famous Romantic poets John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron at the nearby Keats museum.
Rome’s romance not only comes from the romantic chill, but it also comes from the famous landmarks here. The Milvio Bridge in Rome became a symbol of love after appearing in the novel “Ho voglia di te” (i.e.”I want you”) by Italian author Federico Moccia published in 2006. And from the Milvio bridge, the tradition of love locks has spread throughout Italy and all over the world. Now only the original lock number remains as a beautiful keepsake to attract tourists to Rome. There are other places in Rome to show your love, like the famous Trevi fountain. But because of the overwhelming and massive action, many structures are endangered and likely to deteriorate. Come here to enjoy the romantic atmosphere through sightseeing and learning.
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If everyday life makes you tired, head to the city of Basel with its rich history, art and culture and charming atmosphere. Basel is a metropolitan city in the northwest of Switzerland, located on the Rhine river near the border of France and Germany. This is the place with the largest concentration of museums in the country. The lovely Munster Church is made of red sandstone with a multicolored tiled roof. There is a lot of green space, including the famous zoo in the city center. Switzerland’s largest Roman monument, Augusta Raurica, are an easy day trip east. Visit Basel in December or January if you want to experience the chilly weather and visit the beautiful Christmas market. If you want to escape the heat then visit in May and June.
Basel in September is the most beautiful. The weather is pleasant at this time and the city is not too crowded. From this point on, you can enjoy autumn colors with falling yellow leaves, windy and cool weather and not too wet. If you come here in the summer, you will be able to witness the city’s famous art exhibitions taking place. You will experience traditional culture and join your partner in creating handicrafts. On a sunny afternoon, take a romantic cruise on the Rhine Ferry, a traditional wooden train powered by a pulley system that has been in use for many years. Seeing the architecture of the old town from the water is impressive and offers a unique perspective on the city’s development over time.
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Giethoorn is a picturesque village in the Dutch province of Overijssel, known as the Venice of Northern Europe for its extensive network of canals with nearly 180 bridges. It is located 160km from the capital Amsterdam. The village was discovered in the 1230s by a group of Mediterranean migrants.
In the peaceful town of Giethoorn, there is no smog and car horns. Of course, visitors to the village with no access in the Netherlands will have to park their car outside and rent a boat to tour the village. The boats here are built with special engines that don’t make any noise. It’s called Whisper boat. Most of the houses here have thatched roofs, so you feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you walk along the canal walkway to admire the lovely houses, and stop for lunch at one of the Canal cafes or restaurants.
Tranquility, space and nature make this journey through the ‘Venice of the Netherlands’ simply unforgettable. It is so beautiful that people just want to stay here forever and do not want to go back home. Your emotions will be filled with serenity. Cycling, boating as well as guided canal tours are some of the many ways to discover its rustic charm. Once you come to this place, you will feel like stepping out of a fairy tale.
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Hallstatt, one of the most beautiful sites in Austria, is increasingly known for its fairy-tale village, dramatic scenery and numerous attractions. This quaint alpine village, on the western shore of Lake Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut mountains, is home to less than 1,000 inhabitants, an ancient salt mine and stunning views of the Austrian Alps.
This small town invites visitors to get lost in its colorful streets, offering seclusion and serenity you won’t find in overcrowded hot spots in Europe. Hallstatt is full of pale houses and picturesque streets that are ideal for getting lost in. If you take your time wandering through the town’s winding cobblestone streets, you’ll find that every little nook and cranny has more beauty and charm than the last. Listen to the sounds and smells of the shops and bakeries and observe life going on in this tiny Austrian village. Hallstatt is similar to looking at a piece of art. Year after year, tourists return to the small town because of its natural beauty, attractive and enchanted location.
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Located above the Arctic Circle, Tromso possesses a display of northern lights that swirl across the sky in winter. Summer comes, the darkness disappears as the city glows with the midnight sun. But regardless of the season, you’ll be mesmerized by the city’s cute fishing villages, gushing waterfalls, and fjords. Music is an important part of Tromso culture, so join the locals at a concert at the Church of the Arctic or dance at the annual Insomnia Festival.
Join an exclusive tour for all the romantics in the world. Together with a professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel mesmerized by the charming atmosphere. Discover the flowers that grow in the Arctic–Alpine Botanical Garden and the interesting things about the exhibitions of the Art Museum of Northern Norway. There are many historical love stories hidden in the streets, buildings and Tromso’s park from heartbreaking and tragic, to hilarious or bitter. In addition, in Tromso romantic-style restaurants sprang up closely. Enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with your loved one, accompanied by some wine for a warm atmosphere, will be an unforgettable experience.
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Soglio, located in the Bregaglia valley, part of the Swiss Alps, is the village’s signature alpine architecture and beautiful views of the northern sides of Pizzo Badile and Piz Cengalo. Soglio is nestled in a panoramic sunny terrace halfway up the Bregaglia valley and is a great example of a typical alpine village. The dreamy cobblestone streets have gone down in history. The magnificent view of Pizzo Badile and Pizzo Cengalo with the remaining peaks of the Bondasca valley is breathtaking. It has a baroque rose garden and Mediterranean feel, and more.
Visitors can explore Soglio and its interesting history on their own, or take a tour around the villages. The Val da Orange to Soglio Day Tour is a great recommendation for hiking enthusiasts. Soglio is likened to “the gateway to heaven”, but sometimes you will think that Soglio is heaven. Come here to walk on the wide roads, breathe the fresh mountain air and admire the majestic natural beauty.
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Lyon is a city with a long history from ancient Roman times, Lyon attracts visitors with its ancient, quiet but no less poetic features. Visiting this beautiful city, visitors can not only visit the ancient architecture, or admire the unique works of art, but also discover the cultural beauty of this place and many other interesting things. You are waiting for you to come to this beautiful city. The ancient buildings located along the street reflect their reflections on the gentle Rhône and Saône rivers, creating a poetic scene and making many hearts flutter before the scenery here. This is the only city that still preserves the oldest architectural works in France, the neighborhood has been recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage.
Old Lyon is considered by many to be the most beautiful part of Lyon. It is located at the foot of the Fourviére hill, right on the river. This neighborhood is full of Renaissance monuments and medieval churches. You’ll also enjoy strolling along the shops and pastel-colored apartment buildings. Celebrate your love for two people through a romantic set of photos in Lyon. There are all kinds of photo sessions available for couples here. Each session is accompanied by a local photographer who will take you to the best photo spots in the city. You can pose by the river or in front of a famous palace and will have a satisfactory romantic finished product.
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Paris has always been hailed as the most romantic city in the world. It is the capital city of France, also at the confluence of the Seinne and Marne rivers. Paris has a temperate oceanic climate. With the strong influence of the ocean, summers are cool and winters are not too cold. With the favorable climate of nature, plus ancient architectural works built for a long time, every year Paris attracts up to 30 million foreign tourists. Thanks to the protection and development of famous architectural works, Paris is increasingly green and beautiful.
Paris brings a charming beauty to the heart and is the cradle of world art. Some of the famous architectural monuments are the Boulevard Montmartre built in 1897, the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre, the famous Louvre, the Panthén, etc. Finding romantic things to do in Paris with your lover is not difficult. Romance is almost everywhere in the city and has crept into every breath. Beautiful sceneries and sites in and around Paris have long served as a source of inspiration for writers, artists, and even filmmakers. It consistently ranks among honeymooners’ top favorite cities. Lovely sidewalk cafes where couples sit holding hands or secret gardens full of hidden jewels to explore are making Paris a city for lovers.
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Charming Copenhagen is Northern Europe’s most cozy capital. There are many of the best cafes, shops and restaurants here. All capitals have their classic attractions – things you absolutely must visit and see – and Copenhagen is no exception. Some of Copenhagen’s most iconic sights and experiences are Nyhavn, Tivoli, Stroget, and Amalienborg. A few weekends are not long enough to explore all the wonders here. Then, for a snack, head to one of the city’s great cake cafes. There are so many to choose from – Lagkagehuset, Meyers, Brod, Laura’s and many more.
One of the most beautiful features is the waterfront, which seems to cover the whole city due to its many canals and large scenic harbor. Therefore, the most romantic thing to do here is to rent an electric boat or join a guided tour to enjoy the cruise on the waterways. On a sunny afternoon, take a romantic cruise on the Rhine Ferry, a traditional wooden train powered by a pulley system that has been in use for many years. Seeing the architecture of the old town from the water is impressive and offers a unique perspective on the city’s development over time. Copenhagen has plenty of green spaces and picnic spots like the famous King’s Garden. Perhaps the most beautiful place in the city is Tivoli Gardens. For a more formal romantic meal, head to one of Copenhagen’s Nordic restaurants and sample the gourmet food scene.
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Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the most famous places to visit. The picturesque landscape attracts a lot of tourists. Three towns that stand out as notable points on this stretch of coast are Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia when wandering the streets lined with palaces. Hotels and villas are nestled in beautiful sandy coves undulating in the distance below. The sparkling Mediterranean is full of temptation by its natural and airy scenery, making traveling extremely convenient.
Walking here has a sense of going back in time, as strict building codes have eliminated modern constructions. The shallow, white domes on the town’s roofs, typical of the region, are filled with sand, providing low-tech insulation to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. With stunning natural surroundings, colorful houses and ruins from ancient Rome, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most idyllic and enchanting places in the world. The area boasts the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants per capita in the world, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic dinner for couples.
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Santorini is a dreamer’s paradise. This beautiful island of Greece is probably on the must-visit list of many travel followers. Santorini is famous for its cliffs hugging the coast and unique Mediterranean-style architecture. Almost every building here is painted in two striking blue and white colors. Santorini is rated as one of the best places to watch the sunset. The sunset scene on this island brings a glorious beauty but no less romantic. Perhaps that’s why many couples choose this romantic setting to propose or go on a honeymoon together.
Even if you’ve never been to the island, you’ll instantly recognize it for its candy-colored houses carved into the cliffs, jade-colored waters, and pastel-white buildings with cobalt blue domes on top. Strolling on peaceful black sand beaches or wandering the streets of a provincial village are both peaceful and romantic experiences. Watching the sunset is considered one of the specialties that attract tourists to Santorini island. If you want to have a good place to watch the sunset, you need to come here around 5 pm. Then you take a walk around to choose the most beautiful place to enjoy the beauty of the sunset. The place where most people gather to watch the sunset is a brick-walled overhang, in the center of the village or in Oía Castle, Kastro Oia Restaurant.
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Sighnaghi, a small town in Georgia, is known locally as the city of love. The reason is the city’s town hall, where couples in love can get married at any time of the day and of the year. But that’s not the only reason Sighnaghi is one of Europe’s most romantic cities.
Sighnaghi is a very safe city and tourists are encouraged to walk around the boulevards and alleyways at will. Furthermore, it has a picturesque location atop a hill overlooking the Alazani valley and the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus. It has delicious local restaurants and is the perfect place for a romantic candlelit dinner.
Sighnaghi is the perfect gateway to discover more about Kakheti. This is a scenic area with many old churches, monasteries and wineries to see how wine is made. Couples can enjoy romantic panoramic views and stroll gently down the cobblestone streets of the historic center with the remains of old fortress walls. Although Sighnaghi is still a little-known destination in Europe, its popularity is growing day by day.
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