Love is in the air. Every day of the year is to celebrate love, either with your partner, your family, or your friends. But beyond the typical heart-shaped sweets, chocolates, flowers, why not make romantic getaways?. A surprise trip is something that we all want to receive someday. So, if you are thinking about it, this is a list of the 10 most romantic cities to visit in Europe!

1. Paris, France

Paris, France

Paris has undoubtedly earned itself the nickname of “The most romantic city in the world”. It is recommended a minimum of 5 days to know the most important places, such as Montmartre, the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, and of course, the Seine under the light of the moon. This is a city that seems to be built especially for romantic getaways to the point that you will always want to return.

2. Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is the most romantic city in Belgium. It’s a special place for lovers, who can enjoy their canals, horseback rides and the many delicious restaurants that the city has. Also this is a  UNESCO World Heritage Site and its historic center is undoubtedly one of the most poetic and mysterious of all Europe.

3. Praga, Czech Republic

Praga, Czech Republic

The capital of Czech Republic is one of the most interesting options we have for making romantic getaways. Prague, despite not having the fame of Paris or Bruges, is a romantic city par excellence; once you enter its streets, you have the sensation of being inside a fairy tale. Any part of the city has something to admire, in spite of being a small city you will be surprised by the amount of monuments, buildings and places that there are to visit and to photograph.

4. Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Just as Paris is called the city of love, Venice is known as the love capital. The multiple canals that cross the city make it a wonderful place. In this city you can enjoy romantic gondola rides with gondoliers singing love songs, incredible sunsets over the Rialto Bridge, and enjoy the Grand Canal or walking through the city. 

5. Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne is a fortified French town also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built on the ancient ruins of a Roman fortress, so it’s a place very famous for its architecture, which is unique in Europe. Besides, it’s located in the South of France so that from Spain it is easy to access both by car and by plane.

6. Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy

Verona is the place where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet takes place. That is to say this is one of the most beautiful, interesting and perfect city for romantic getaways in Italy. Thus in Verona you will find an attractive historical center, the Castello Scaligero from the 14th century, the Arena (The Roman amphitheater) and the house of Juliet, among many other places with a great attraction. More importantly, before leaving the city you cannot forget to visit the house of Juliet and leave in the entrance your love letter!

7. Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is famous for being the birthplace of Mozart. Also the historic center of the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. So in this city full of culture and music you will find the beautiful Salzburg Cathedral, the Mozart’s residence, the St Peter’s Abbey, the Hohensalzburg Castle which is one of the largest castles in Europe, among other places.

8. Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. This place is known in the Netherlands as the “Small Venice of the North” or “Little Venice”. But the most curious thing about this place is that it used to be a pedestrian precinct; that is to say, in the old town there were no roads, only a cycling path, although all transport was done by water over the many canals.

9. Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria

It’s a village in the mountainous district of Salzkammergut, located by the lake Hallstätter See, in Austria. This beautiful landscape looks like a fairy tale; indeed, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. So that, no doubts this village and its surroundings offer a beautiful setting, an ideal place to enjoy romantic getaways.

10. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea. The popular postcard photo we see of this beautiful island is Oia, a charming little town, one of the island’s greatest attractions. At first, tourists in Santorini cannot leave without watching the sunset in Oia. But also visiting this island means enjoying a pleasant atmosphere and fantastic beaches.