There’s something about the old-world charm of Europe that could turn anyone into a romantic. Long walks on cobblestone streets, architecture that has been around for hundreds of years, beautiful churches and castles… Europe has it all! No matter if it’s your first trip or your twentieth, Europe is one of the best places to visit with your special someone. If you’re looking for a little romance, here are the top cities to visit.
Of course, no list of Romantic cities would be complete without Paris! With stunning architecture seemingly around every corner, a decadent food culture, and the Eiffel Tower watching over, Paris is definitely one of the best destinations for love in the world. You’ll find locals engaged in open displays of affection pretty much everywhere here – the French are known for love and the atmosphere of Paris really contributes to romantic feelings. Don’t forget to visit the famed Lock Bridge – the Pont des Arts – connecting the Louvre with the Institut de France. Most of the locks have been removed to protect the integrity of the bridge, but you can still see messages of love and hope and get a selfie with your beloved here.
While many would argue that Venice or Rome should make this list over Florence, there’s quite a bit here that tips Florence above the others. It is the birthplace of the Renaissance – making it a great place for newly married couples to celebrate their very own “new beginning”. And if you’ve been married with your special someone longer, you’ll still enjoy the incredible food and wine, beautiful Mediterranean architecture, and that indescribable feeling of amoré that permeates the city.
Prague is often compared to Paris, but the beauty on display here is remarkably original. Much of the old city is stunningly preserved as it has been relatively untouched by the wars that plagued Europe over the years. And the Charles Bridge, constructed in the 14th century, is the perfect place to take a stroll hand-in-hand with your beloved.
Nothing says love quite like chocolate, so why not indulge in Belgium, the world’s largest exporter of chocolate? Bruges is a fantastic place to explore – chocolate shops are everywhere, and the canals and cobblestone streets evoke scenes out of a fairy tale. Bruges is also perfect for lovers who prefer sharing a pint of beer over a glass of wine – with over 110 different styles made in Belgium, you’re sure to find many to enjoy!
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