The Most Romantic Cities in Europe

February has started, and so is the countdown to Valentine’s Day.

While February 14 might be considered only a commercial holiday, we at Leonardo Hotels love to celebrate love in all forms, especially the love for travel. Furthermore, there is nothing better than the thrill of visiting a new city with your beloved ones and discovering the best things to do and what to see while on holiday.

If you are considering a weekend getaway or romantic holidays in Europe, here is a list of our best romantic cities in Europe – check it out and see if you find your next destination with Leonardo Hotels.


We start our list of recommendations with the most romantic city in the world, we dare to say. It must be because of the canals, the baroque architecture and the feeling of nostalgic decadence you feel while crossing a bridge after the other, or when the gondolas slowly moving in the water while the gondoliere sings a love song. Venice enhances romance and it’s the perfect place to visit for romantic things to do.

Moreover, get spoiled by a stay in our modern hotel in Venice.


A picnic along the canal, a browse at the flower market, a couple bike ride or a romantic boat ride. No need to add more, Amsterdam has the best option to be romantic, also on a budget! The city has also endless options for a Valentine’s day date with many interesting museums, great restaurants and also a lively nightlife. 

If you need a place to stay, we have 5 hotels in Amsterdam to choose from!


During a Vienna holiday, it is hard not to fall in love with the royal palaces, the gardens and the amazing atmosphere in the city center. And let’s admit it, you should create an excuse to visit the capital of Austria even just for the famous Sacher torte! 

Vienna is always a good idea for a romantic getaway, and we have some pretty hotels in Vienna offering the best accommodations in the city center.


Imagine strolling in the Oldtown and be surrounded by beautiful squares and streets, leading up to the castle. It’s not difficult to feel enamored in Krakow. Head there for a romantic weekend or a the city has also many options such as horse carriage rides, boat rides and cute restaurant for a lovely couple dinner. While Father Bernatek bridge is where to hang your lovers’ padlock, we suggest also the botanical garden for a date.

Book Leonardo Hotels if you are looking for hotels in Krakow.

> Did you know? You can always book Leonardo Hotels with a 10% discount<

It might be its cobblestone streets, the idyllic Charles bridge, and the fairytale buildings but Prague is for sure one of the most romantic cities in Europe, if not in the world. The city has everything for a great romantic holiday and great for every season.

If you are still looking for Valentine’s Day gifts, booking a stay at our hotel in Prague could be a great idea.


A romantic trip to Edinburgh is in order, while on a holiday in Scotland. There, you will be enchanted by the beautiful backdrops and quaint spots around the castle, and the panorama point at Calton Hill. Those, combined with nice artisanal shops, lovely restaurant and a gorgeous Royal Botanic Garden, make an Edinburgh visit a great destination to remember.

Choose Leonardo Hotels for your stay in Edinburgh!


Nuremberg is the perfect city for a romantic weekend getaway in Germany. The Pocket-sized oldtown, with its charming bridges and medieval houses and architecture leads to the beautiful castle overseeing the city. Nuremberg has great options for things to do and also for the tasty Bavarian delicacies to try together.

Book your hotel in Nuremberg with us.


Nestled by the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is a great holiday destination and attracts visitors for his majestic hilltop  fortress, the Alhambra, dating to the Moorish occupation. Not only the city is a jewel of architecture and history, but also a very romantic spot thanks to its patios in the royal palaces, the ponds, beautiful fountains and orchards. Bonus: Head at sunset to the city walls for some romantic time off.

More about our hotel in Granada.

Join the Conversation


  1. I don’t think the title of your article matches the content lol. Just kidding, mainly because I had some doubts after reading the article.

Leave a comment
Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *