8 of the Most Romantic Places to Visit in Italy

Positano at Night

Top 8 Most Romantic Places in Italy

Venice Couple
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From Saint Valentine to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Italy has been the setting for romance since time eternal. The beautiful country of Italy is on every travelers’ wish list for its picturesque cities and bucolic landscapes.  These places are so compelling that it makes the heart want to share the experience with loved ones.    Get ready for an unforgettable experience dipped in romance as we look at 8 of the most romantic places in Italy.

1. Venice

Venice Italy

One of the busiest tourist places in the world is still one of the most romantic cities in the world.  How can you not see this city when it is considered by many to be the epitome of romantic settings? Just wait for the crowds to dissipate in the evening and enter the streets holding hands with your loved one, and be enchanted by the glistening lights reflected in the canals.  If you avoid the major tourist locations, you can enjoy the beauty of the city and canals during the day like local lovers seeking out the quiet spots.  And of course, what could be more romantic than gliding through Venice on a gondola while being serenaded by your gondolier?

2. Florence

Hotel Continentale La Terrazza Bar Florence

Romantic couples worldwide have a fascination with locking their love, literally, and being a part of the love lock tradition using padlocks and throwing the key somewhere. Florence is one such location where the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge allows the couples to be a part of one of the rather creative romantic ideas. And while you are at it, don’t forget to enjoy the sunset from Michelangelo’s Piazza. The city’s architecture is another attraction, and instead of roaming with a mindset to cover spots, bask in the feel of the place with strolls along the Arno River bridges.

3. Verona

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Next on the romantic list is Verona, the setting of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  The House of Giulietta is the main attraction of this beautiful place with the iconic balcony where Juliet pined for her Romeo.  And even though there are rumored controversies regarding its authenticity, it gets included in the must-visit romantic places of couples and literature lovers. While you will notice people coming from afar to have one look at the famous balcony, many come with love padlocks to attach and letters to hide in the cracks of the building.  However, that is not all, Verona has a 2000-year-old Roman Arena and some lovely outdoor cafes for romantic couples.  Be sure to toast your love with some delicious bubbly Prosecco wine that is produced a short distance away.

4.  Lake Como

Lake Como

Lake Como is the ultimate location for a romantic dinner and lakeside stroll under the stars.  Complete with villas, resorts, terraced gardens, and a picturesque view of the hills and lake, this place has been a favorite of the royals, world leaders, and celebrities. Lake Como offers amazingly romantic views of the lake as well as fine restaurants, museums, and legendary Italian villas dotting the shoreline.  While some people find happiness visiting touristy locations, others can hide in the nearby small towns and villages like Cernobbio, Bellagio, and more. And if you are listing out the most romantic things to do, you can’t miss adding a romantic boat ride at the lake.

5. Rome

Trevi Fountain Rome

If you are one of those confused about how to be romantic around your lady love, then Rome is definitely the city for you. There cannot be a better idea than recreating the movie ‘Roman Holiday’ by taking your Audrey Hepburn out on a Roman ride on a classic Vespa. Rome, of course, known for its historic architecture, has more than enough spots for romantic souls. However, if the Vespa ride is not your thing, then walking on the bridge with beautiful sceneries and domes, throwing a coin into the Trevi fountain has to be the deal. Also, to climb the iconic Spanish Steps, although you can no longer stop, sit or eat on the steps!).  Finally, climb the Gianocolo hill for a breathtaking view & romantic silence.

6. Milan

Milan Grand Canal

If your partner is a fashion diva, there can’t be a more romantic place on Earth than the biggest fashion capital of Milan. Besides splurging on the best brands, having lunches at the finest restaurants, there is more to the city than what meets the eye. The city is one of the main attractions for celebrities with historic architecture, art museums, and luxury hotels. However, don’t miss the essence of Italy that lies in its beautiful canals. (Yes, canals in Milan!)  And so, one of the most magical romantic date ideas includes enjoying the sunset at the Naviglio Grand Canal. The restaurants and quaint shops overlooking the water body create the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner that you can’t miss in this lifetime.

7.  Positano

Positano at Night
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Positano is one of the most famous towns on the Amalfi coast. The picturesque view of flowers, tightly packed architecture stepping up the hillsides, pastel-colored buildings along the sealine contrasting the beautiful blue of the waters makes it a dreamy romantic location. The town as a whole is so beautiful that taking a stroll with your love in one hand and gelato in another is enough to make your evening romantic and memorable. However, you could always make things a few degrees hotter by taking a dip in the sea. Also, you can’t miss the Lover’s Walk (Sentiero Degli Innamorati) if you are in the town with your honey on or off a romantic honeymoon.

8.  Alberobello

Trulli, Puglia Italy

Last but not least on the list of the most romantic places in Italy is the famous town of Alberobello. The small-town located in southern Italy is a part of a hilltop district with a tiny population of fewer than 11,000 people. However, the number of people is not its specialty; the white conical stone huts, known as Trulli, are. Even though it attracts architectural lovers, the town is comparatively less crowded, providing a perfect combination of privacy and beauty for romantic getaways. Staying at a Trullo resort with a unique interior could be the most unforgettably romantic experience you would do for in a long time.  Before long you will be Trulli in love with this regsion of Italy!


While the romantic places of Italy mentioned above are genuinely must-visits, there is no reason to feel disheartened if you have already ticked off most of the places. Being a romantic country blessed with nature and architecture, Italy has an essence of romance to everything. So, instead of concentrating on a location. Why not enjoy old-school love in road trips, quaint cafeterias at the corners, Tuscany small-towns & villages, and the unique architecture of district resorts on your way? Which romantic location is your favorite?

About The Author:   Rebecca Shinn is a freelance writer for best dating sites review and relationship expert with a psychology degree. Her field of expertise is relationship, dating, and marriage. The important part of Rebecca’s practice is to help couples with communication skills, problem-solving skills, stress management, or financial skills.  Rebecca started writing 2 years ago to inspire and help people to have a better dating life, healthy relationships, or find a way to keep a marriage strong for long years. With all said above, Rebecca is proud to be a mother and  a wife so she doesn’t only use her knowledge for helping others but keeping her family strong and happy.

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