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There are few places in the world more suited to romantic city breaks than the City of Lights, a paradise for lovers of Haute Cuisine and world-renowned exhibition galleries like the Louvre, The Musée d'Orsay and the National Museum of Modern Art. Some of the recommended hotels for romantic breaks include the spectacular Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, the charming Hotel Duquesne Eiffel, and the photogenic Citadines Suites Louvre Paris.
Whatever your plans in the Eternal City, try to make some time to visit the Roman Colosseum, the magnificent Trevi Fountain, the terrific St. Peter's Basilica, and the stupendous Vatican Museums in Vatican City. The Palazzo Manfredi - Relais & Chateaux, Inn Spagna Charming House and Hotel Majestic Roma are just some of the city's top-rated hotels for a romantic weekend break.
For many couples, one of the most romantic ways to enjoy London is afternoon tea at majestic venues like Claridge's and The Ritz, while others may simply prefer a stroll around picturesque Hyde Park or a visit to St Paul's Cathedral. Meanwhile, some of the British capital's most romantic hotels include The Nadler Soho, The Royal Horseguards, and The Bloomsbury Hotel London.
The Floating City is the epitome of a honeymoon destination, with hundreds of scenic bridges, charismatic painted Renaissance houses, and mesmerising landmarks like the Piazza San Marco tower, and the 16th-century masterpiece that is the Rialto Bridge. When you stay at romantic, sublime hotels like the opulent Hotel Danieli, alluring Bauer Hotel or the cosy San Cassiano Residenza d'Epoca Ca' Favretto, you'll never want to leave.
Few places in the world are quite as appropriate for a romantic afternoon as the Uffizi Gallery, which has an art collection so vast that no one knows how many paintings are actually housed here, it has been alleged. Florence is also famed for its staggering Duomo, Piazzale Michelangelo viewpoint, and hotels like the Hotel Brunelleschi, Hotel de La Ville and The St. Regis Florence.
The birthplace of gastronomy, Lyon is overlooked by the astounding late-19th-century Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, and is known for its very attractive old town and elaborately decorated 15th-century cathedral. The city also has plenty of romantic, immaculately presented hotels such as the Mama Shelter Lyon, the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour, and the Charme & Business Hotel Lyon.
Observe the outstanding architectural work of the genius Antoni Gaudí, see the amazing, if unfinished Sagrada Família church, and head to Montjuïc to enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the city at sunset. For romantic accommodation in Barcelona, you could consider the H10 Urquinaona Plaza Hotel, Hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gracia or the H10 Metropolitan hotel.