Top three Italian cities for a romantic getaway
Italy has long been a popular destination for couples seeking a break away from the stresses of every-day life. Whether you’re looking for a secluded getaway, a romantic retreat or a haven of rest and relaxation for you and a loved one, you’ve come to the right blog post – here are the top three most romantic cities in Italy…
Who could mention romance and Italy in the same sentence without thinking of fair Verona? With two of its most famous inhabitants being Romeo and Juliet, you can choose to act out that classic balcony scene yourself from Capuleti’s house. A stunning example of gothic architecture, it’s an obligatory stop for many couples wishing to see the place that inspired one of literature’s most famous love stories, and tragedies.
Another must-see stop is the impressive Verona Arena. Built around the first century, it’s become a symbol of Verona; with Veronese marble covering this gigantic structure, the amphitheater is a throwback to an era of decadence, luxury and a time when Romans ruled the world. With dozens of other attractions from the Verona bridges to the picturesque piazzas and many churches across the city, this is an Instagram-worthy getaway.
Perfect for foodie couples, welcome to the city that invented pizza! People around here are passionate about food, and for couples who value vineyard tours, cheese-making courses and wine tastings, you couldn’t be in a better place. You could either book yourself onto one of the guided tours, where expert sommeliers will take you to some of the finest wineries in the region, or how about taking an Italian cookery course to learn some local recipes?
On the other hand, you could always take a walking tour through the streets of Naples, to discover the best eateries and street food vendors. Of course, when it’s time to walk off all that rich food, there are plenty of other activities for couples. The most famous in the region is to walk up Mount Vesuvius and visit the ancient ruin that was once the mighty city of Pompeii.
Rome is the ideal getaway for partners who have a passion for history, culture and iconic monuments. Explore wonders like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Sistine Chapel, before perusing the many museums and art galleries that the city has to offer. You could take a day off for some retail therapy, and eat gelato on the Spanish Steps, before heading for a romantic candlelit dinner for two in Piazza Navona.
Marvel at the many street entertainers before heading for an opera under the stars. Could there be a more magical evening than one spent watching a ballet, aria or other performance under the starlight? Just make sure you book these tickets well in advance through a site like romeoperatickets.com, as you’re not the only couple in town and tickets sell out quickly!
Which city would you visit on a romantic break?