In a country that simply oozes passion, there are so many endearing and spellbinding places in Italy that have become the ultimate travel destinations for lovebirds. For couples travelling in the name of love, you can’t go wrong with a trip to one of the most romantic countries in the world. If you are traveling from the US, now is a perfect time to go since the strong dollar is pushing the cost to take a trip to Italy down.
So if you’ looking for the perfect spots to create extra special moments of togetherness, read on for ouxr top pick of the most romantic cities in Italy.
Ah, the Eternal City, what better place to simultaneously fall in love with the person you’re with and beautiful Italy. You really can live the fairytale here by seeing the city in style from a traditional horse-drawn carriage. Top tip, when choosing where to stay in Rome, turn up the heat by opting for a hotel with a bathtub to share.
Be sure to treat your other half to a bouquet of gorgeous flowers from the street vendors and make a wish together at the Trevi Fountain. Take a hand in hand stroll at dusk along the Tiber River or climb up to the Orange Garden, on one of Rome’s seven hills, to enjoy a picnic with a panoramic sunset view over the city.
And of course, don’t forget to share a kiss on the aptly nicknamed kissing bridge, Ponte Sisto.
Beauty and romance truly collide in this romantic Italian city. Yes it’s cliche but it’s also undeniably magical, so be sure to take a quintessential Gondola ride along the winding waterways. The narrow streets of Venice are perfect for losing yourselves together, lingering in the picturesque squares and indulging in a rich hot chocolate at any of the welcoming cafes.
Climb up the Campanile Bell Tower in St Mark’s Square to take your love to new heights with spectacular views over the canals and rooftops. Then later watch a sunset of golden hues and hot pinks from Giudecca canal. The oldest bridge in Venice, Rialto, is also a perfect spot for sharing a cuddle.
Also, don’t miss taking a vaporetto ride at night and work your way through the city lights without a care in the world.
The birthplace of the Renaissance, taking in the awe-inspiring architecture in Florence with your better half will leave you breathless. Pick out a secluded bench in the outdoor museum of Boboli gardens to share a special moment or ascend to the top of Duomo to enjoy dreamy views of the cityscape.
During the day, enjoy the natural beauty of the local area and explore the surrounding hills on a vineyard tour of some of the best wineries in Europe. At sunset head to Piazza de Michelangelo and treat yourselves to a glass of the finest Italian Prosecco against a backdrop of incredible city views.
Be sure to treat yourselves to some of the creamy and delicious gelatos for which Italy is so famed for and steal a cheeky taste of each other.
This medieval walled city built around Piazza del Campo is a real Italian gem for romantics. The huge gates welcoming you to the city even declare ‘Cor magis tibi Siena pandit’, which means ‘Siena offers you its heart through this door’. The fan-shaped central square is just lovely and is the perfect spot for sipping a Campari and gazing into each others eyes.
The arresting views of the gothic styled, black and white striped Duomo de Siena are a must-see, as is the Fonte de Gaia. And why not steal a kiss while admiring the world famous frescoes dotted all around this Tuscan city. The commanding Torre del Magna boasts the best vantage point with sweeping views out into the countryside.
Surrounded by the renowned Chianti wine region, the wine is excellent here, as are the regional sweet treats of Panforte and Ricciarelli.
Situated between Florence and Siena is a small town called San Gimignano. Today it is a town with few residents mostly catering to tourist or harvesting olives and grapes for wine. In medieval times, this city was the Manhattan of Italy.
We stayed outside the city walls at a bed and breakfast and went for an amazing horse ride through the Italian countryside through vineyards. The views were absolutely amazing. The city is also full of amazing food, gelato and at any turn, you may find yourself with another picturesque inspiring view.
Spreading out from the Romeo and Juliet balcony made famous by Shakespeare’s fabled love story, the cobbled streets of Verona emanate romance. Surprise your loved one with a trip to this charming city and relive the greatest love story of all time.
Regarded by many as the ultimate city of lovers, time your trip for when a concert or opera show is on at the roofless Arena Di Verona. It doesn’t get much more romantic than sharing an evening here under a blanket of stars. Enjoy an aperitivo and soak up the magic atmosphere at one of the many picturesque cafes lining Piazza Bra or Piazza delle Erbe.
For the most spectacular sunset views of the city, head up to the endearing Castel San Pietro.
In this idyllic seaside city, it doesn’t get much better than meandering hand in hand along Naples pier and enjoying the views of the calming blue waters. A nighttime stroll on Vanderbilt beach, particularly under a full moon, is also pure perfection.
If you’re up for a bit more excitement, explore the city on a tandem bicycle and visit the markets to pick out a romantic picnic menu for two. Another unforgettable adventure from Naples is to take a boat trip out to Capri and visit the serene blue grotto. Be sure to experience an evening of passion with a ballet show at the magnificent Teatro San Carlo too.
The Borgo Marinaro Quarter is home to some of the best pizzerias in the world and the atmosphere is perfect for sharing your hopes and dreams for the future with one another.
It’s pretty much impossible for love not to be well and truly in the air after a couples getaway to any one of these romantic cities in Italy. Tell us in a comment which one you’ll be treating your loved one too!