Italy is bursting with romantic and historic sites, but Venice is the kind of city everyone should take the time to visit once in their lifetime. La Bella Venezia and romance go hand in hand. The ancient port city in the northeast of Italy is replete with charming canals, magical bridges and centuries-old buildings, and is guaranteed to make your hearts beat just a little quicker as you take in its ancient beauty. An evening gondola ride through the Venice canals is an absolute must, as is a stroll around Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square), one of the grandest squares in Europe. Hotels are luxe here, but for an even more intimate affair, opt to rent a chic apartment for the two of you. Then head to both the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs where you and your partner can declare your undying love to the world.
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Next time you plan to spoil yourself with a relaxing spa retreat, ponder this: Wouldn't it be nice if your lover came along? The benefits ring clear as a bell; after all, meaningful connection, plummeting stress levels and endless pampering are boons to flourishing romance.