Ti amo, ti voglio, ti ammiro. There are over 100 ways to say 'I love you' in Italian. There's even a saying in some parts of Europe that promises that 'a visit to Italy can save even the biggest crisis in a relationship'. People who have ever visited Italy will instantly believe that this is true, as most Italian cities are capable of defrosting even the coldest hearts.
The romantic canals of Venice, the breathtaking views inside and outside many Tuscan cities, or the warmth of the capital Rome open up the senses of many tourists (and Italians alike), but there's even more. Visit one of these cities with your partner and your love connection will be stronger than ever. Promise.
In the north east of Italy, near the border with Slovenia, is the lovely city of Trieste. As it emerged on the crossroads of Germanic, Latin and Slavic cultures, Trieste offers a unique mix of styles in a brilliant atmosphere. Visit <a href="http://www.castello-miramare.it/eng/home/home.php" target="_hplink">Castello Miramare</a>, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi and especially Piazza Unità d'Italia and fall in love with the city that connects Italy with the Istrian peninsula.
The Duomo di Milano is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful churches ever built and represents the city perfectly. The design of the cathedral and the attention for detail resemblances the atmosphere in Milan; sometimes peculiarly bombastic, but also romantic and modest.
Lecce is often called 'Florence of the South' for a region. This city in the southern region of <a href="http://www.charmingpuglia.com/en" target="_hplink">Puglia</a> is characterized by narrow streets, baroque architecture and many churches, of which the 450-year-old Basilica di Santa Croce is the most famous. Brindisi and <a href="http://www.charmingpuglia.com/en/bari.html" target="_hplink">Bari</a> are two other very romantic cities near Lecce, so if you rent a car you can create your own Tour de Romantique.
Venice is the city of water, the city of bridges, or, more importantly and equally true, the city of love. Get to know the city by slowly moving through the narrow canals on a gondola, or take a walk in <em>centro storico</em>, the oldest part of the city. Lose your heart at St Mark's Basilica or the Piazza San Marco, or let the Venitians impress you during the local Carnaval.
Whether it's during sunrise or sunset, or night or noon, Florence always offers romantic views and a lovely atmosphere. Palazzo Pitti, Piazza della Signoria and Florence Cathedral have brilliantly posed for many talented painters, whos artwork can be visited in the many world famous museums in Florence. You could say this makes the circle round again, but heart-shaped would probably be a better description. There's definitely a reason why so many <a href="http://www.charmingtuscany.com/en" target="_hplink">Tuscany hotels</a> are located in or near Florence.
Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of Italy's 'fathers of fatherland', knew it all along: Rome is to die for. The majority of his life, Garibaldi fought for the freedom of Rome, which is why one of his statues overlooks this city from the top of Janiculum Hill. Even after over 100 years, he can't seem to get enough of Rome.
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