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12 ROMANTIC destinations in EUROPE

12 ROMANTIC destinations in EUROPE

Looking for a romantic trip away? These 12 romantic destinations in Europe are perfect, picturesque destinations for all couples.

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Visiting Europe

Are you looking for a destination to plan a romantic trip out of season or perhaps for Valentine’s Day? Or are you already thinking about summer and want to surprise your sweetheart with an early gift?

We know it well: there is nothing better than a weekend out of town to leave behind tiredness and feel happy like on a first date!

Europe is full of beautiful places and you are spoiled for choice. While traveling to such a beautiful place, you will need a beautiful traveling experience as well.

Choose the city that inspires you the most and get ready to take your breath away! Here are 12 wonderful romantic European cities perfect for a couples weekend or city break. 

Romantic destinations in Europe

Amsterdam at sunset

1. Amsterdam

Stroll hand in hand along the canals, photograph yourself in front of the colorful facades of the houses, browse the designer shops, and then dive into a cafe to warm up and discover together the purchases of the day: Amsterdam is undoubtedly a perfect destination for a romantic weekend, full of museums, flowers, and bike rides!

Sunset over Budapest

2. Budapest

For a romantic getaway that’s out of the ordinary and full of surprises, book a flight to Budapest! In fact, the elegant capital of Hungary will amaze you with its regal and imposing palaces, the complex neo-Gothic architecture but also vibrant young, and full-of-life atmosphere.

The icing on the cake will be a day in one of the splendid ancient spas that dot the city: you will come out more beautiful, relaxed, and in love than ever!

3. Granada

If, on the other hand, you want to treat yourself to a passionate and fiery weekend, perhaps to celebrate the end of winter and enjoy a little warmth in advance, Granada is the city for you.

Lose yourself in its ancient streets, where colorful shops overlook and you can breathe in the scents of spices, teas, and local tapas; climb up to the majestic Alhambra, the Arab fortress that overlooks the city; and let yourself be carried away until late at night by the cheerful and “hot” rhythm typical of Andalusia.

Granada in Spain

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There is nothing better than the magical and mysterious atmosphere of beautiful Prague to enjoy unforgettable moments with your sweetheart.

Venture through the narrow streets of the historic center, explore the Prague Jewish Quarter, discover the extravagant architecture of the new city, and then enjoy the time of sunset on the wonderful Charles Bridge, with the light reflecting on the river and the ancient buildings as a frame.

A true romantic postcard and visiting Prague in Winter is truly stunning. 

Woman looking out at street in Paris

5. Paris

The city of love par excellence, at any age in any season. If you want to treat yourself to a dream trip, Paris is always a good choice.

From outdoor tables on tree-lined boulevards to a picnic in the Buttes Chaumont park; from the magical and boundless view that can be enjoyed from Montmartre, perhaps ending with a spicy and carefree evening in the streets of Pigalle.

Vienna palace in Austria

6. Vienna

Another UNESCO World Heritage Center, another incredible city where you can spend a romantic and unforgettable weekend.

Start with a carriage ride among the imperial palaces, dedicate a few hours to the works of Klimt and Schiele, refresh yourself with a nice slice of Sachertorte, and end with a ride on the Prater Ferris wheel, the large amusement park that gives the best of oneself.

Other than the Austro-Hungarian kingdom: in Vienna, you will be the real princes!

Ljubljana riverfront romantic destinations in europe

7. Ljubljana

We disembark in beautiful Ljubljana, named the European Capital of the Environment for 2016, so the perfect destination if you are a couple who loves the city but also an eco-friendly and green lifestyle.

Here, among art nouveau buildings, baroque masterpieces, and a great desire for innovation, you will find a perfect balance between past, present, and future. What better atmosphere to do great projects together?

Beautiful Venice at sunset

8. Venice

If you prefer to stay in Italy, no problem: our cities are ideal places to spend a few days cooing and looking into each other’s eyes, sighing. And speaking of sighs, why not make them right on the bridge that celebrates them, between the canals and the courts of the Serenissima?

If you don’t want to be too banal, leave the gondolas alone and explore Venice by walking, or jumping on the vaporetti that will rock you on the canals, surrounded by marvelous palaces, spires, and statues, and secret passages. A unique place in the world… just like you two!

travelling through Copenhagen Denmark on a bike

9. Copenhagen

Let’s go back to the north, to a city that despite its latitude has a warm, creative, and cheerful soul, perfect to welcome your romantic getaway.

From the splendid art museums (don’t miss the trip to the incredible Louisiana Museum) to the brilliant colors of Nyhavn, the new port; from the sunny squares where thousands of bicycles parade, to the super hip restaurants where you can enjoy delicious candlelit dinners.

Warning: this city is addictive! Copenhagen is a stunning city so include it in your Denmark itinerary and make sure to explore the nearby towns and day trips available.

Lyon France in the autumn

10. Lyon

If you don’t want to give up France but Paris is too cliché, here is a more than valid alternative for your romantic weekend: beautiful Lyon, lying on the Rhone and full of original charm to be discovered.

The elegant and well-kept buildings alternate with a young and curious atmosphere, as demonstrated by the many bars and clubs, but also events, concerts, and experimental shops.

If you are a couple who does not like to be bored, in Lyon you don’t take any risks!

Porto viewpoint in Portugal

11. Porto

Portugal, with its relaxed life, ocean air, and a millenary culture of travel and contamination, is a perfect country to retreat to when stress and routine knock on the door.

And of all its romantic corners this time we choose Porto, partly because its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and partly because its identity as a “non-capital” makes it a small paradise, where everything is close at hand and even a weekend can turn into a perfect trip.

Give yourself a kiss among the azulejos, and you will understand that we are telling the truth.

colourful buildings in Stockholm city centre

12. Stockholm

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Stockholm is also the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Spend a long weekend visiting its 14 islands on the Baltic, and the avant-garde museums.

The historic alleys, the trendy designer shops, and those selling vintage clothes are all interspersed with tasty breaks at the base of canapes with salmon and black coffee. Between hipster and royal family, a truly winning mix!

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