Shakespeare was nobody’s fool when he chose Verona as the location for Juliet and Romeo’s love affair. The great bard understood the romantic appeal of Italy’s verdant landscape and the country’s incredible architecture, art, music and wines. This beautiful country continues to be the point of inspiration for lovers around the world.
Its history, beauty, art, people, culture, language, music, and fashion continue to captivate people’s imaginations. Italy is nothing short of a dream come true for lovers, who find perfect understanding in the sympathy that lovers earn in Italy. The entire country celebrates love and lovers.
1. Ride A Boat Into The Luminescent Blue Grotto Cave Lake
The Blue Grotto Lake is situated in Capri; it is a seawater lake that glows with luminescence. The 60 meters long lake is perfect for boating. Witness the natural marvel of the glow with your lover while listening to an old romantic song playing on the boat.
2. Take Her On A Gondola Cruise In Venice
Enjoy the picturesque town of Venice with your honey, while serenading her on a romantic, decorated Gondola. Cruise past some of the most exclusive places such as the Piazza San Marco. Listen to romantic songs in Italian and enjoy the town of Venice with your honey. Venice is and will always remain one of the most romantic places to visit in Italy. There are plenty of other romantic destinations in Italy, but Venice’s charm simply does not fade.
3. Enjoy A Couples Dip In The Hot Springs Of Saturnia And Vulcano
Nothing says romantic than a relaxing bath in a natural hot spring. The natural hot springs of Saturnia and Vulcano are hot, rejuvenating and absolutely spectacular. It’s like going to a couples’ spa, except that you can move around, swim and play to your heart’s content in a natural hot spring. Try the hot springs at Fosso Bianco, and Bagni di Bormio as well while you’re at it.
4. Trek Through The Vibrant Vineyards Of Tuscany
Tuscany’s vineyards don’t leave much to the imagination with regard to natural beauty. These verdant, vast swathes of greenery make you long for a bike to roam around. And that’s exactly what you should do. Grab a bike and take your love around the countryside. A refreshing breeze will rejuvenate you as you bike past carpeted hillocks and wineries within grottos. In the evening, have dinner at one of these fabulous restaurants: Villa Bordoni, Trattoria Il Leccio, Oreade or Pellicano.
5. Serenade Her From Beneath Juliet’s Balcony In Verona
Are you a Shakespeare fan? Then take your lover to Verona, the place that inspired the great bard to write Romeo and Juliet. Lovebirds arrive here in droves to serenade their honeys on Juliet’s balcony. Check out the colourful, romantic notes left by lovers on the walls of the balcony. Explore Juliet’s 13th century house which has a museum inside with a bronze statue of Juliet. Do rub her right breast for good luck.
6. Enjoy The Romantic Surroundings Of The Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast is a top destination for lovers around the world. It’s a 60 km long coastal road that meanders on its way from Sorrento to Salerno. Make sure you have an international driver’s licence to drive on this road. Cruise around with your honey and explore the many lovely Italian villages, mountains, lush green gardens, stunning beaches and markets that pass by. If you obtain a Schengen Visa as opposed to an Italian visa, you can travel to every corner of Italy and also visit neighbouring countries at the same time.
7. Pay Homage To St. Valentine’s In Terni
Terni is St. Valentine’s home and perhaps the most romantic place in Italy considering the association. It’s a small hilltop town located in Umbria. The residents of Terni declared St. Valentine to be their patron saint in 1644. Since then, this beautiful little hilltop town has become a sort of town of pilgrimage for lovers.
8. Share A Kiss In Pienza
Pienza is a UNESCO World Heritage site; the entire town is an ode to love, with streets that are named Street of Love (Via dell Amore), Street of the Kiss (Via dell Baccio), and others. Check out the incredible Palazzo Piccolomini, which was the set used in the movie Romeo and Juliet directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
9. Incite Him To An Art Tour At Florence
Want to throw a padlock into the lover’s bridge, the Pone Vecchio? Go right ahead. Or rather, you’d be different and head to Michelangelo’s Piazza to enjoy the most wonderful panoramic views of the city. Whatever you choose to do, Florence is a magical city that begs you to explore it.
Check out the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo, the Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery of St. John), the Piazzale Michelangelo among others. Don’t miss relishing Florence’s architecture, museums and art galleries.
10. Enjoy The Sea Together At Polignano Al Mare
Located in the Puglia region in Southeast Italy is a gem called Polignano Al Mare, a tiny seaside town that’s an absolute must for couples. Here you can wine and dine your honey at some of the most romantic restaurants this area has to offer. Or, grab a picnic basket and head to a cliff and enjoy a lovely meal while relishing stunning views across the sea.
11. Enjoy The Lakeside Town Of Love
On the shores of the picturesque Lake Iseo is the charming town of Lovere (even its name is romantic!). An 18th century British writer, Lady Wortley Montagu declared that this little town is the most romantic place she’s ever been to. And so it is. Enjoy a lovely day by the lake with a picnic basket. Go swimming or boating and serenade your lover with a song on the water.
12. Take Perfect Romantic Selfies At Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre
Riomaggiore is the southernmost town in the Cinque Terre. People tend not to prioritize this town as a romantic retreat, but it is a place that has some of the most dramatic views from Vernazza and Manarola villages. Cinque Terre has several villages that are centuries old. If you love history, culture and a laid-back lifestyle, this is the area for you to explore your discovery of romantic destinations.
Italy speaks the language of romance like no other country on earth. Whether you’re visiting just one place and returning home, or whether you plan on exploring the country leisurely is up to you. However, we would encourage you to take in the delights of as many cities and provinces as you possibly can in the time given. Don’t miss out on Lake Como, one of the premier locations for a lover’s meet.