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The most romantic
cities in Europe

The concept of romanticism is personal, subjective, and can be versatile too. Most of the European cities are pedestrian-friendly and can be explored at leisure. If you like to do European cities on-foot, you can add a bit of adventure to your trip.

Verona, Italy

Verona river bank, with church Santa Anastasia

It is inevitable not to make this association between Verona and the story of Romeo and Juliet that William Shakespeare created as the city as scenery. Even though it is fiction, it is said that William Shakespeare would have been inspired by real characters who lived in Verona and there is some evidence that this may be true. The city called "city of love" inspires romance and attracts many passionate tourists, but it is not limited to this theme because Verona has a lot to offer, and since 2000 it has been declared a Unesco Heritage Site.

Verona is a beautiful city that gathers over 2000 thousand years of history possessing very well-preserved vestiges of the Roman Period with its architecture and urban structure reminiscent of those times. In fact, after Rome, Verona is currently the city with the most vestiges of the Roman period.

The historical center of the city protected by walls is well preserved and has characteristics of a medieval past and the splendor of the Renaissance.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Fort Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, widely known as the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia.

It's a giant cinematic scene. It is not very common for such a popular television series to have so many of its iconic settings filmed in one place - except for Los Angeles, of course. It is no wonder that this beautiful Croatian city has become a mecca for all fans of the popular series "Game of Thrones".

Lisbon, Portugal

An image of rooftops in Lisbon

Lisbon is a city of seduction and mystery. Its limping tram climbs through the Barrio Alto, its decadent facades, its confectioneries and its traditional shops. Under the winter mantle, the capital of sunsets on the Tagus is lit with melancholic beauty. It is in these cold days when the poems of Pessoa and the nostalgia of fado resonate even more.

Lisbon, with its corners frozen in time, is for many the most romantic city in the world. Especially at this time, when the wind stirs the fallen leaves on the wet ground and the cold ones arouse the melancholy. Winter begins, and we go through the city that best embodies its inevitable nostalgia. A city that has also been chosen as the best on the planet for a city break or short break.

Reykjavik, Island

Fríkirkjan, Reykjavík

If you enjoy beautiful and inhospitable scenery, nature walks and adventures in the middle of glaciers, Iceland is your place. But it is unfair to say that the country is just that: Reykjavik, the capital, bubbles with great bars, incredible restaurants and lots, lots of culture.

The city is small, especially if you consider other European capitals. In all, there are 120,000 inhabitants, which leaves everything with a lot of village climate - get ready to meet the same people on the streets a few times, bump into your Tinder match at the bookstore and have your drink of choice memorized after the third visit to a bar. And yet, the amount of options to have fun goes far from remembering that of a village.

Split, Croatia

Rooftop view of Old Split

Split is a city of living history that pulsates around every corner. Its treasures remain incredibly well preserved. In 614, Dioclesian's palace sheltered refugees from Salona, a town 5 kilometers from Split and devastated by the Avars and Slavs leaving only the remains that can still be visited.

Among these refugees various religious figures of that time settled in the city of Diocletian and had a strong influence on its development that reached its height in the Middle Ages when new walls and a fort brought extra protection and long life.

Most of Croatia's beaches are made of rock and Split is no different - the only sand in the city is Bacvice. With the insistent sun until 8 o'clock in the evening, travelers take advantage of every second at sea, preparing to enjoy the open-air nights at the local bars.