When spring arrives so do the birds and the bees and love in the air. Taking time for a vacation often presents time off for people in the busy world and there is no better time for couples to enjoy a break and romantic getaway together. Below are three perfect destinations for a romantic getaway. Checking to make sure you have cheap but comprehensive travel insurance will protect you from paying too much in case of something unexpected coming up.
Renown for its Renaissance architecture, romantic beauty and gondolas rowing along the Grand Canal, Venice makes a perfect romantic break for couples. Stroll together through the picturesque city down old narrow, cobblestone streets and over charming bridges. Admire the beautiful architecture and old palaces. Marvel the beauty of the Scuola of St.
Rocco and its amazing paintings by Tintoretto. Or, see the impressive collection of Venetian Renaissance art at St. Mary of the Friars. Visit attractions like St. Mark’s Basilica and the Ca’ Rezzonica Palace and its museum. See the former lighthouse, St. Mark’s Campanile, and take the elevator to the bell tower and capture incredible views of Venice. Catch a mesmerizing opera performance at the Musica A Palazzo.
Enjoy an intimate meal or walk hand in hand along the Zattere, Venice’s famous waterfront promenade built in 1519. Capture photos of the lovely historical buildings and ornate churches. A romantic getaway to Venice would not be complete without taking a gondola ride along the Grand Canal passing under the old Byzantine bridges. Plan an intimate night ride or take a day ride to admire the different colors of the buildings reflecting on the water.
Nicknamed the city of lovers, Paris is an ideal destination for a romantic getaway. Take a romantic stroll through the city and capture photos of the beautiful architecture. Or, take an exhilarating bicycle ride through the city and visit some of the attractions such as the world’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower. With 20,000 lights, the structure makes a stunning sight at night.
Visit and reflect upon the Arc de Triomphe, decorated with the battle scenes of Napoleon’s victories. See the historical Notre Dame Cathedral, an impressive work of Gothic architecture. Here, Henry VI was crowned, Napoleon declared himself Emperor and Joan of Arc was beatified. Tour some of the best museums in the world. See the great works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Monet and Picasso at the Louvre Museum. Awe over ancient artifacts from the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians.
Don’t leave without seeing the famous Mona Lisa.Visit the museum and elaborate gardens of the Rodin Museum. See some of the world famous sculptures like The Thinker, The Kiss or The Walking Man. Have a romantic picnic of French cheeses, chocolates and wine at the Champ de Mars park with an incredible view of the Eiffel Tower. Steal a few kisses amidst the flowers and greenery in the peaceful and beautiful Luxembourg Gardens.
Share croissants and coffee on a sidewalk cafe. Take a boat cruise along the scenic Seine River at night, admiring the attractions dazzling in thousands of lights.
Cyprus, Isle of Romance
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, it is the birthplace Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. It is also the setting of a Shakespearean love story. And in his pursuit to conquer this island in 1191, Richard the Lionheart instead fell in love and married here. Mark Antony so treasured this isle that he gave it to his beloved Cleopatra as a token of his love. This enchanting isle of romance is Cyprus, the perfect romantic getaway.
Book a cozy accommodation in larger cities like Nicosia and Limassol. Enjoy a candlelight dinner in Nicosia or shop for souvenirs. Dance the night away in Limassol or go for a romantic walk through its historical Old Town. Walk barefoot on the sandy white beaches of Famagusta.
Dip in the turquoise Mediterranean waters. Or, explore some of the nearby ancient ruins. Visit the Kolossi Castle, a former Crusader stronghold. Or better yet, tour the Limassol Medieval Castle, former home of Richard the Lionheart and see the fascinating medieval artifacts. Go hiking in the Troodos Mountain National Park and have a romantic picnic lunch surrounded by the beautiful flora and fauna.
Wander over to the Akamas Peninsula and explore the trails of Aphrodite and her lover, Adonis. Take a scenic drive on the coastal road from Limassol to Paphos to see the odd rock formation where legend says that Aphrodite, the goddess of love, rose from the sea.
Dating Symbol’s guest author is Jessica a blogger for travel destinations and travel review companies. She also works for a car insurance company. She is responsible for speaking with clients who expect their car insurance rates to increase because of an accident and helping them keep their quote as low as possible.