February is a month associated with love, romance and affection, and it is a great time to plan a romantic trip to Italy.
With many awesome vacation spots in Venice, Verona and Naples, Italy is one of the world’s most romantic places and is full of excellent choices. Everything in Italy speaks of romance, grace and elegance.
Whether your idea of romance is a luxurious Tuscan villa, a romantic hotel in Venice, a spa resort perched on a cliff with the Gulf of Naples below, a or a restaurant overlooking the picturesque Cinque Terre, you will surely find something that suits your fancy here. The Italian Peninsula attracts over 40 million visitors from all over the world every year and offers so many options when it comes to planning an utmost romantic trip to Italy.
Here is our top five:
Romantic trip to Italy: Venice
Venice has always been regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Located on a number of islands, Venice attracts millions visitors from all over the world every year. This city lacks the fast pace of life that distinguish other Italian and European cities and is considered as the romantic city par excellence. Spending a whole week in the lagoon in the Gulf of Venice would be perfect, but if you are in a time crunch you can still plan a romantic day trip to this superb Italian city.
Romantic trip to Italy: Verona
Known worldwide as the city from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is a historic and romantic destination centered between the Adige River and Lake Garda, not so far from the Gulf of Venice. Filled with Roman architecture, charming shopping districts and wineries, in Verona you can enjoy a peaceful environment and taste locally produced wine and delicious food.
Romantic trip to Italy: the Amalfi Coast
Featuring jagged cliffs with sheer drops down to the Mediterranean and small villages that appear to have been carved into the cliff side, the Amalfi Coast is a breath-taking strip of land on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Towns like Amalfi and Positano are filled with villas that seem to cling to rocky ledges.
Romantic trip to Italy: the Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre consists of a group of five picturesque towns on the coast of the Italian Riviera. The Cinque Terre is revered for its preservation and protection of a typical Ligurian culture. Vacationing in the Cinque Terre is a super-romantic alternative to busier Italian vacations.
Romantic trip to Italy: Lake Como
Situated in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy and, due to its picturesque location, has been a popular vacation destination since Roman times. Located in mountainous northern Italy, Lake Como is shaped like an upside down Y, with three stretches of water branching in different directions. At the center of its branches, you will find the stunning village of Bellagio. This lovely town has retained its old world charm and offers a wide range of romantic accommodation options.