Italy, one of the most romantic countries in the world, is a favourite
In Venice, the Danieli
is considered to be one of the most luxurious and romantic hotels.
Its historic interiors — built in 1300, and decorated with
rich marble, chandeliers, and antiques — evoke images of the
Old World. Its guests have included Dickens, Charlie Chaplin, Proust,
Greta Garbo and Wagner. Ernest Hemingway, on the other hand, preferred
the Gritti Palace: “the best hotel in the city of great hotels".
It has an excellent view of the Grand
Canal, and the view of moon’s reflections on the water
is very romantic indeed.
The Amalfi Coast offers
the romance of the sea, with hotels providing excellent views of
the ocean, and often providing spa amenities and short cruises.
The Palazzo Sasso is considered the most luxurious hotel in the
area, while the more affordable Hotel Miramalfi is a popular alternative
for those who are working on tighter budgets. The Hotel Bonadies
is a serene, peaceful escape that is favoured by writers and artists.
Rome is a romantic city,
but its hotels are often spartan. The Hotel Capo d’Africa
not only has the latest amenities, it is conveniently located near
the Colosseum and
the outdoor terraces allow delightful al fresco dining.
But the most romantic places you can stay in are
the villas, such as the Villa del Rose in Napoli,
the Villa al Mare and the Villa li Galli in Sorrento,
are just two of the intimate and panoramic escapes that let you
feel like the king and queen of your private castle.
You can also stay at the Hotel Villa San Michele,
in Florence. This refurbished monastery
built in the 15th century has fantastic views of and a façade
that was designed by Michelangelo. Rich with history, resplendent
in its beauty, the monastery is one of Europe’s most romantic