|Budget Friendly and Romantic Italian Places Perfect for Couples on a Date||| Print ||
|Written by Larry Aiello|
|Friday, 07 December 2012 03:13|
Italy is world renowned for its ability to inspire romance in couples from all corners of the globe. Seeing some of the most famous sights need not have to cost a huge amount of money - here are some of the most romantic locations that don't cost the Earth.
Verona (pictured below) is setting of one of the most famous romances of all time -- Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In one of the most famous scenes in all of Shakespeare's plays, Juliet stands on her balcony and announces her love for Romeo. The balcony is found within Verona's streets, on Via Cappello. It is free to visit, and traditionally thousands of love letters are pinned to the wall underneath the balcony, or written on to the wall throughout the courtyard.
For those looking for a romantic stroll, Verona is surrounded by hills -- scaling one of these provides breathtaking views of the town, and the Adige River that twists and turns its way through the town centre.
An inexpensive train ride from Verona takes visitors to romantic Venice. Famous for its canals -- Venice is home to numerous romantic walks through the charming and architecturally stunning. Walking through the streets costs nothing, and excellent little cafes offer inexpensive snacks and meals for couples looking to take a break from the walking.
Venice's highlights are the famous San Marco square and the Bridge of Sighs on the main canal -- with traditional stories suggesting couples who kiss under the bridge at sunset are blessed with eternal love.
Getting a gondola here can be expensive, but the canal can be navigated by boat-taxi at a much more affordable rate.
Elsewhere in Northern Italy, romance flourishes in Milan's Duomo square. Dominated on one side by the stunning Duomo cathedral, here the square is regularly packed with young couples sharing a gelato ice cream or enjoying an espresso and taking in the late afternoon sunshine.
Below is an image of the city of Verona