Home to great food, beautiful scenery and some of the world's finest hotels, Italy has everything you need for the perfect romantic getaway. In fact, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting which area of this breathtaking country to whisk your partner off to. To help, we've put together this list of Italy's most romantic hotspots, so all that's left for you to do is find cheap holiday deals for you and your loved one.
The most popular lake in Italy, Lake Como is situated in the foothills of the Alps and offers those who visit breathtaking views and a plethora of activities for you and your partner to enjoy. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, this picturesque region is guaranteed to provide the perfect backdrop to your romantic holiday. Take a trip into Como to enjoy the historic centre and sample some of the charming cafes that line the streets here. In the evening, head to the lake for an evening cruise, complete with dinner and live music.
The small fishing village of Portofino is the ideal destination for a relaxing break for two. Providing the perfect blend of idyllic scenery, historic sites, and luxury shopping, this laidback location has something to offer everyone. Take a stroll past the pastel coloured houses along the harbour, to the church of St. Martin for stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, or spoil your partner rotten in the designer boutique shops that line the streets of the charming village centre.
Arguably the most romantic city in Italy, Venice exudes charm, beauty and history from every corner. From the grandeur of the San Marco Cathedral to the picturesque views along the canal, there's plenty to keep you and your partner busy until nightfall, when historic buildings throughout Venice hold classical music concerts. Of course, no trip to Venice would be complete without a gondola ride through the winding waterways of this fascinating city, which run throughout the day and into the early evening.
Home to the ill-fated love story of Romeo and Juliet, an infectious air of romance permeates the air in Verona, sure to leave all who visit swooning into the arms of their partner (albeit with a much happier ending than Shakespeare's protagonists). Aside from the loved-up atmosphere, Verona is a beautiful city in its own right with plenty to see and do, including the Roman Theatre, Juliet's House, and the Piazza delle Erbe.