From England and France to Italy and Germany, European countries are full of vibrant cities known for their museums, restaurants, nightlife and architecture. So, it comes as no surprise that deciding which spots are the best places to visit in Europe can be difficult.
Located next to the more well-know Amalfi Coast destination of Positano, Praiano is a more rustic, and quaint, Italian seaside town that is still, as much as anything can be on the Amalfi Coast can be, under the radar. One thing putting Praiano on the map is the ultra modern hotel Casa Angelina, which has received a “Most Romantic Retreat” award from the Small Luxury Hotels group. The dramatic cliffs, the chic pool club, and floor to ceiling windows make this an ideal destination for honeymooners who are seeking the glamour of the Amalfi Coast but a bit removed from the crowds in a totally contemporary hotel.
Santorini has long been an iconic honeymoon destination–and one of the best places to visit in Europe. The amazing light, the sea, and the food all coalesce to create an undeniably magical atmosphere. The Auberge’s boutique Grace Hotel in Santorini is located on the Imerovigli hillside in northwest Santorini. For those really looking to splurge and indulge (and if not on your honeymoon, when?), the property has a villa that comes with, among other amenities, its own hammam steam bath, indoor plunge pool, and fire pit.
A short flight from Madrid, Mallorca is a larger island known for its rippling hills, olive and lemon trees,locally grown and sourced food, and, of course, the Mediterranean Sea. Finca Serena is 20 minutes away from Palma, the main town, and is set on a sprawling estate with breathtaking vistas and an over 2,500 square foot spa. Ideal honeymoon activities include lazying around the pool that has far reaching of the Mallorca countryside or a morning yoga class.
Is there anything more romantic than a trip to Paris? Maybe not? The City of Light could easily be called the City of Love. The Peninsula Paris epitomizes everything that is great about Paris. Located int he city’s elegant 16th arrondissement, it’s walking distance from some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts. It occupies a historic, meticulously restored 19th-century Haussmanian building. The famed rooftop terrace is the perfect spot for newlyweds to enjoy sparkling views of the Eiffel Tower at night.
A city that exudes romance, culture, and la dolce vita, Rome is a great entry point to the rest of Italy, or a place where honeymooners could spend the whole trip exploring…or eating cacio pepe. Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Resort is a good home base for all of the above, with their aristocratic suites, Rome’s only three-Michelin star restaurant, and a reputation for service and elegance since it opened in 1963.