8 European towns for a romantic vacation

You can travel for many reasons. One of them has to do with romanticism, with the desire to enter an idyllic atmosphere to enjoy unforgettable days as a couple. Beyond the honeymoon, which is like living on a cloud after one of the most important days of your life, it must be said that anyone can "invent" one of those escapades that help you keep the flame of love alive ( or to conquer that special person once and for all).

If you want to be successful in choosing a romantic destination , I recommend that you choose one of the ones that I will mention below, since all of them have those necessary ingredients so that you can say that "love is in the air". Do you sign them up?

Giethoorn (Netherlands)

It is no coincidence that the majority of travelers who have been traveling through the Netherlands prefer its towns over Amsterdam, and that the capital of the Netherlands is a spectacular city. With towns like Giethoorn, which looks like something out of a fairy tale, you lose the desire to mix with the people of the big city by many bicycles that have replaced the noisy and polluting cars. The Venice of the North , which is how this town is known, offers levels of tranquility difficult to find anywhere else.

Hallstatt (Austria)

It is one of the most beautiful towns in the world . I was lucky enough to be there and would love to return to spend a night surrounded by the beauty of the lake and the mountains that are part of the Hallstatt landscape. Of course, try to avoid rush hour, since at certain times of the day the hordes of tourists who arrive by bus can disturb your romantic walk. Do not miss the opportunity to rent a boat to explore the lake breathing nature with the person you love the most.

Cinque Terre (Italy)

Popular like few others, Cinque Terre has a reputation that has been earned thanks to its location and those picturesque houses that we have seen so many times in photographs. You should know that it is made up of five towns in the province of La Spezia (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore), all of them bathed by the Ligurian Sea . Enjoying the peculiarity of its steep streets is almost as mandatory as reserving a table in a typical Italian food restaurant.

St. Moritz (Switzerland)

From the heat of the Mediterranean to the cold of Switzerland. In St. Moritz you can not only ski and snowboard, but you can also book a hotel room in those parts to enjoy the warmth offered by their hotels, many equipped with fireplaces so that the best plan is to be cuddled Between blankets and with the snowy mountains in the background .

Geiranger (Norway)

We continue with the cold, but this time with that of Norway. In the west of the country, in front of the Geirangerfjord , lovers of bucolic landscapes can quench their thirst in Geiranger, which, as you can imagine, offers views of the place that make more than one want to give a postcard to their relatives to say «I have been there". In addition, and that is something that not everyone expects, it is an ideal refuge to taste cheese and chocolate in its stores.

Aveiro (Portugal)

I have included it as a town, but in reality it is a city of about 80,000 inhabitants. It retains the charm of having been a fishing village with colorful painted houses , although it is true that today it is almost better known for being a university town. You will be able to taste coffees and pastries with ease and you will have some of the best beaches in the country very close, although it is also true that you will be very far from the Algarve, which is the most popular coastal area in Portugal.

Cadaqués (Spain)

In Spain there are also towns that invite romanticism. One of them is Cadaqués, on the Costa Brava . There you will not find fine sand beaches like those of the Caribbean, but you will fall in love with the marine atmosphere and the rocky coves that adorn its coastline. In addition, walking through the town is a privilege. Its streets smell of the Mediterranean Sea and its houses are of a beauty worth photographing.

Annecy (France)

A few hundred kilometers further north of Cadaqués we come across Annecy, which like Aveiro is more of a city because it has more than 50,000 inhabitants. It is quite close to Switzerland and Italy, facing a lake with the same name that has allowed it to become the Venice of Savoy . The Palace of the Island (in the image), which was once a former prison, is well worth a romantic photograph as a couple. And of course, you can take advantage of a walk through its channels to dare with an unusual marriage proposal.

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