For those searching for a romantic trip for two, look no further than Italy, the land of romance and lovers. What could be more romantic than a country which is home to the story of Romeo and Juliet?
The beautiful city of Rome
Italy’s capital city, Rome is bountiful with historical attractions from the last two millenia. It’s a city peppered with many churches and basilicas displaying beautiful architecture. If a romantic lover’s stroll is to be taken, visit Pincio Gardens and gaze hand in hand at the beautiful views across the city. A visit to Rome would be amiss without a trip along ‘Lovers Lane’, also known as the Ponte Milvio bridge where lovers fasten a padlock to the bridge’s chains with their initials etched on. Upon throwing the key in the river, they ensure their love will be locked together forever.
Lean over to Pisa
The city of Pisa is most famously known for it’s Leaning Tower, of which it is considered essential to pretend to be pushing over with some photographic trickery. Surrounding the tower are many art galleries and the Cathedral of Pisa in the Piazza de Miracoli is said to be one of the most romantic spots in the city.
Another great city for romantics is Florence, where the Renaissance truly flourished, abundant with some of the greatest music, art and architecture to be sampled. The sunset over the Piazzale Michelangelo is a splendid way to see in the evening in Florence.
Cruise your way to Italy
There are many ways to visit Italy but with so much to see and do in the country, a cruise such as one of the Royal Caribbean Cruises is a fantastic way to take in as many sights as possible. Italy is a country with a large expanse of coastline, making many of it’s main attractions easily accessible by ship. Cruises often take in a couple of other places along the way, some cruises from Southampton also call in at a small selection of French and Spanish destinations, rounding the trip out wonderfully.
The beauty of travelling by cruise ship is that the journey is as much a part of the break as the destination. Cruise ships offer a huge variety of entertainment to make your sailing as special as your time in Italy. On board entertainment usually includes events such as live music and comedy shows. For those on a romantic trip, a range of spa treatments, massages and saunas are available. Room service is usually available on a cruise ship for travellers who are too wrapped up in each other to venture to the dining room.
All in all, a cruise to Italy couldn’t be a better option for that special getaway with you and your loved one. From the moment you step onboard to the moment you return, a multitude of luxurious, romantic options await.