Budget Travel The entrance of metro station Porte Dauphine in Paris

Published on September 4th, 2013 | by admin


Inexpensive Romantic European Getaways for Couples

Nowadays, when people think of romantic spots to travel to, they are usually saddled with so many options existing in all the continents of the world. Choosing the perfect romantic travel spots can be hectic and exasperating considering the fact that both of you might have varied opinions.


Research on romantic travels has shown that most couples and lovers choose Europe for such trips due to the diversity in beauty and culture the continent possesses. In this article, you will be exposed to two inexpensive romantic travel destinations that Europe has to offer.


A joyful visit to Florence, Italy


Arno River and Ponte Vecchio, Florence, ©Gary Ashley from Flickr

Florence is a great place to visit for couples. It presents an appropriate romantic spot due to its Renaissance touch. The city has a fascinating history that would be worth checking out. The history of the city is centred on the famous Medici Family who found refuge in the city of Florence. Florence makes one think he or she is still living within the 14th Century, an exciting feeling the lovebirds of the world would definitely like to experience and relive over and over.  Either  in the Uffizi Gallery, home of many well known  artworks, such as Sandro Botticelli’s  The Spring and Birth of Venus, or at Italy’s second largest sculpture display, the Bargello Museum, couples will have the great opportunity to learn about renowned Renaissance artists like Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, etc. Anyway, who cannot think of love when presented with the great romantic arts of the great masters of the Renaissance?


However, Renaissance art is not the only reason for couples to visit Florence. People also visit there for its stunning sunsets, its Italian cuisine and its incomparable romantic charisma.


A perfect place to enjoy the sunset over the roofs of Florence’s historical centre and listen to musicians playing their classic guitar is on Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence. Here, many lovers chain a padlock and throw the key in the Arno river to make their love perpetual… Another romantic place is Forte Belvedere. The charming castle built at the end of the 16th century to defend Florence from enemy attack has now become the most romantic place for young lovers. Think about nesting in the huge inflated red sofa with your beloved on a warm and sunny summer afternoon, enjoying breathtaking views of Florence’s skyline as well as the Tuscan hills beyond. What is an amazing time!


Want to find local Tuscan products including wine, biscotti, cheeses, and salami, either for bringing them home or just for a taste? Couples can go to the central market, San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale. It is a place for foreign immigrants and tourists shopping fresh and local foods. After the shopping, a good adventure includes stopping by the nearby restaurant Nerbone for an inexpensive lampredotto (cow’s stomach) sandwich, a specialty of Florence. Italy is also well known for its remarkable fashion and glamorous shops. The last stop a couple can make is spending time checking out these shops, especially in the Tornabuoni area.


A romantic trip to Paris:

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel tower as seen from the Champ de Mars ©Edisonblus from wiki

Some people refer to the city of Paris as the city of love or the city of lights. There really isn’t any need to emphasize so much on the many romantic spots the city has put together for visitors naturally. There is just so much the couple looking for romance can do in the city of Paris. Travellers have the option of checking out spots like the Eiffel tower, the many cafés for visitors to relax, and sight-seeing the city at a glance. And don’t forget the fashion sense of the people of Paris. Every year visitors are attracted to the amazing atmosphere the city possesses. In the case of shopping, visitors can shop at a place called Monoprix. The options in this miraculous city for romance seekers are inexhaustible. However, Paris is not the cheapest city in the world to visit. But that doesn’t mean that you should cast away your dreams of a romantic time in Paris. By using a little bit of creativity, you will have the opportunity of saving money and getting all that you want at affordable prices.


Paris has many gorgeous parks. Parks and gardens offer perfect backdrops for relaxing strolls. It is impossible to put a price tag on romance created when lovers hug and kiss each other in one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. Walking through Paris’ park or streets makes for an incredibly romantic experience that doesn’t cost anything. You can walk through the Left Bank district, one of the city’s most romantic areas, or stop at Jardin de Tuileries to eat a mouth-watering French pastry at one of the small quixotic bistros in Paris. Paris is also built in such a way that visitors can easily get around on public transportation services provided by the city, which is a nice way of saving money on transportation.


The Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Paris, and a symbol of love. No couple traveling to Paris should miss it. Spending a whole afternoon at one of the tower’s three observation platforms to watch the sunset makes for an incredible and economical date. Surely it will be one of the most unforgettable moments in your romantic memory.

Conclusively, these two cities make a great choice for travellers looking for romantic travel destinations, and they can easily gather whatever information they want as soon as they arrive in the cities.

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