Romantic Europe
Travel Destinations

Let’s visit a few of the most Romantic Europe Destinations.  If you are thinking on the Best Honeymoon Places in the Old Continent, we are going to review a few of them. Europe is really a Romantic place to relax and enjoy all it has to offer in culture, history, sightseeing and cuisines.

Maybe you are on a business trip in Europe and are looking for your Best Weekend Getaways, you’ll find it here in our site.

Ponte Rialto is an important sites in Venice, Italy

Ponte Rialto is an important site in Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Located in northern Italy on the Adriatic Sea this small town of canals and almost no streets has the culture and history of centuries in each and every corner. This is not counting the many events that are organized for the pleasure of the visitors.

Venice is also an important Cruise Port serving many Cruise Lines on the Mediterranean Cruises. From Venice you may find 7, 10 and 12 day cruise going west up to Barcelona and east to the Greek Islands. What a way to spend your romantic moments.

Dubrovnik in the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia

Dubrovnik in the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Called the “Pearl of the Adriatic’' it’s located on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. We visited Croatia for the first time before the Balkan War and heard it was almost destroyed, we almost cried.

Then after the war it was totally refurbished to its former glory thanks to UNESCO and also the American Society of Travel Agents “ASTA”.     
A visit to Dubrovnik is a must for any romantic traveler.

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A vie of Strasbourg in the Alsace Region of France

A view of Strasbourg in the Alsace Region of France

Strasbourg, France

The capital and main city of the Alsace region of France this is multicultural city thanks to its proximity to Germany. We once took a train from Strasbourg to Baden Baden in Germany for the day.

Strasbourg is the seat of several European institutions, such as the Council of Europe, with its European Court of Human Rights, its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and its European Audiovisual Observatory, as well as the Euro corps and the European Parliament and the European Ombudsman of the European Union.

The center of town called Grande Île was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Belvedere Castle in Vienna the Capital of Austria

Belvedere Castle in Vienna the Capital of Austria

Vienna, Austria

The Capital of Austria, Wien in German, is one of the loveliest romantic destinations. I have visited Vienna several times. It was once ranked among the top livable cities in the world.

Here romantic couples will find music, museums, great cuisine and many sites like Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace with its marvelous gardens and interiors.

But nothing compares with the pleasure of strolling on Karntnerstrasse with its beautiful stores and above all the Pastry Shops where to find the typical Sachertorte.

It is called the “City of Dreams" I memory of the first Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud done here.

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Parque Eduardo Setimo in Lisbon, Portugal

Parque Eduardo Setimo in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

It is the largest city and Capital of Portugal on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. With its more than 3 million inhabitants, this is a lovely city that will be your first station to visit the rest of Portugal. Some of the other important sites are nearby like Estoril and Cascais.

The Portuguese Cuisine is delicious and very similar to the Galician Cuisine of the northern neighbor. If you like Fado music this is the cradle of it. There are tours offering places where to listen to this type of music.

There are two very important UNESCO Heritage sites in Lisbon; they are the Belem Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery.

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Fira is the capital of Santorini one of the Greek Islands

Fira is the capital of Santorini one of the Greek Islands

Santorini Greece

In my opinion this is the most beautiful of the Greek Islands and one of top romantic destinations in the Mediterranean.

It is located on the southern Aegean Sea and is the southernmost of the Cyclades group of Islands.

It is composed of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana.

One of the sites to visit is Caldera a lagoon formed when Santorini was created due an enormous volcanic eruption that happened about 3,600 years ago.

And is an island with high cliffs dropping into the Aegean Sea.

Romantic couples come to Santorini for its relaxed laid back atmosphere, to dine the best Greek Cuisine and taste their delicious “Ouzo” and many tasty wines.

The sunsets from Santorini are awe inspiring.

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Cinque Terre in the Liguria Region of Italy

Cinque Terre in the Liguria Region of Italy

Cinque Terre Italy

Cinque Terre is located in the Liguria region of Italy on the Italian Riviera on the Ligurian Sea on the northwest of the country. It comprises the five villages of

  • Monterosso al Mare
  • Vernazza
  • Corniglia
  • Manarola
  • Riomaggiore

The five towns and the coast of the Cinque Terre Natioanl Park is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

They are remains somewhat underdeveloped and this is its charm to the visitors. The towns are connected by roads and also by boat.

The palace of the Opera in Paris, France

The palace of the Opera in Paris, France

Paris France

How much can we write about Paris? We have visited the Capital of France tens of times since as long ago as 1960 when I was a teenager touring Europe with a friend and no money. Since then my wife and I have been there for every occasion especially romantic ones.

Instead of being repetitive, please go to my page on Capital of France for more information on one of the top romantic destinations.

The Parliament in Budapest Capital of Hungary

The Parliament in Budapest Capital of Hungary

Budapest Hungary

Budapest is the largest city and Capital of Hungary. We have visited Budapest before the fall of the Iron Curtain and many times after that. Today Budapest is and example of a great European Metropolis.

There monuments all over the two sides of the city on the two banks of the Danube, Buda and Pest. You'll find an array of great restaurants offering the best of Hungarian Cuisine.

As above, please go to my page on Capital of Hungary for more information.

The renowned Alcazar in Seville, Spain

The renowned Alcazar in Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

In Spanish Sevilla, this is the capital and largest city of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia and the Province of Sevilla. It is located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir.

 With a population of more than a million on its metropolitan area is the fourth largest city in Spain

Its Old Town, the third largest in Europe with an area of 4 Km2 contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar Palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. The Seville harbour, located about 80 Km from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain.

Sevilla has many monuments and museums, but above all the Cuisine which is fantastic.

images credits for romantic europe:
venice by rambling traveler
strasbourg by rh6
belevedere by jorge rojas
dubrovnik n/a
cinque terre n/a
eduardo setimo n/a
fira santorini n/a
alcazar by anual
hungarian parliament by tisza
paris opera by peter rivera

all courtesy of wikimedia commons

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