Ah, Italy! There’s just something so romantic about this beautiful country. Travel there and you will definitely, almost certainly, maybe, potentially fall in love (no promises OK!). After all, it IS the birthplace of pizza, a first love to us all. All joking aside, how could you not feel affection for a country where you can literally get serenaded walking down the street, on a bridge, in a restaurant, on a boat ride….? The list goes on and on. Ready to feel the Italia amore? Check out these five sexy serenade spots that you can only experience in Italy. By the time you’re done, you’ll be totally smitten with this charming boot-shaped country. Don’t say we didn’t warn you...
A Famous Canal Gondola Ride in Venice
It may seem like a romantic cliché but it’s a must-do and one of the top attractions in Venice for good reason. No imitation does this experience justice! If you are in Venice, you simply must be serenaded on a Gondola Ride even if you’re traveling sans a romantic partner (in fact, especially if). So, sit back, drink some Prosecco and enjoy being serenaded whilst floating along narrow canals with beautiful Baroque buildings as you amorous backdrop.
An Opera in Milan
When one thinks of Italy, opera often comes to mind. What better place to be serenaded than the historic 17th century opera house, Teatro all Scalla in Milan? Be dazzled by its luxurious red velvety seats and sparkly crystal chandeliers before getting enamored with the dramatic libretto, melodic orchestral sounds, and robust baritone and graceful tenor voices of the iconic Italian Opera.
The Streets (and bridges) of Florence
Florence is absolutely breathtaking. With the scene-stealing Duomo Cathedral as your backdrop, it’s hard not to fall in love at first sight with this capital of the Tuscany region. This is definitely the city you’ll want to take lots of leisurely strolls in, especially along the River Arno. We recommend walking along the river at sunset towards the medieval Ponte Vecchio Bridge. By the time you get to the bridge, you’ll be swooning over the golden scenery, tons of little shops, and serenading musicians you’ll pass along your way.
The Picturesque Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence
Fall in love with the magnificent panoramic views of this gorgeous city whilst being serenaded with the sweet music of street performers in the background. Snap shots of scenes that are printed on countless postcards, but just know, a picture doesn’t do this famous square justice. The view from this location includes the Duomo Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Bargello, the bell tower of Badia Fiorentina, and quite frequently, some amazing background music. This is absolutely the best place to watch the sun set over Florence. There is also a bronze Statue of David (not the original) admiring the scene from the middle of the plaza. What’s not to fall in love with?
The Spanish Steps in Rome
Like a scene straight out of a movie, get serenaded by the many street performers as you walk up the famous Spanish Step (or “Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti”) that lead you from Piazza di Spagna to the Piazza Trinità dei Monti at the top. For an extra dose of romance, don’t forget to pay homage to the cream colored building to your right as you climb. That was where romantic poet John Keats lived and is now the Keats-Shelley Memorial House. Romance is definitely in the air here.