There are places whose name alone is enough to conjure images of romance: Paris, Venice, Rome, Verona.... With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we take a look at some of the most romantic destinations on the planet. Which one takes your fancy?
It's that time of year again, when Valentine's Day looms and love is on everyone's lips. Maybe you think February 14th is just another date on the calendar, but there are plenty who will be using it as an excuse for gifts, treats and romantic getaways. Some will be choosing gifts from overseas – speciality chocolates from Belgium, fresh flowers from Holland or the Islands of Scilly, luxury French perfume – while others will have arranged a romantic meal at an exclusive restaurant, a relaxing getaway for two in a remote country mansion, or the indulgence of a spa break. And then there are those who go all out to impress with a trip to one of the most romantic locations on the planet. What are your plans?
When it comes to getting away from it all with the love of your life, there are few places as beautiful and secluded as Bali, with its stunning sunsets over seemingly endless beaches
The landmark Empire State of New York is the venue chosen every February 14th by New York couples to marry or renew their wedding vows
The Peruvian city of Lima has its own Parque de Amor – the Love Park – where couples gather on Valentine's Day, particularly around the sculpture 'The Kiss', and where they even hold a competition for the longest kiss
Niagara Falls, a favorite honeymoon destination for American couples, is made up of different cascades, including the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls
Paris is the city of love par excellence. To get a different perspective on this glamorous location, why not climb the Eiffel Tower or take a boat cruise along the Seine?
Rome is undeniably one of the most chaotic, romantic and all-round delightful cities in Europe, and the perfect place for a romantic getaway
Tahiti offers the greenest of valleys, endless silvery beaches, sapphire lagoons, and romantic bungalows set directly over the sparkling waters
The iconic Taj Mahal must be one of the planet's most romantic locations, built as it was as by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz
What could be more romantic than a trip in a gondola through the canals of Venice?
There can be few places as romantic as Verona, where Romeo and Juliet, the most famous lovers in the world, lived their immortal story