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If you could pick anywhere in Europe for a romantic break where would you go?

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Thethingswedoforlove Wed 13-Apr-16 08:41:47

I fancy Croatia area but flights don't make it easy. I definitely want there to be water (sea or river) but am curious as to mn ideas as I am so often inspired this way!

JapanNextYear Wed 13-Apr-16 08:49:01

Croatia for the weekend isn't easy.

Venice for me every time. It's so beautiful and romantic and the food is great and you can get way from tourists.

Berlin was fab if you like history and bars, it's not pretty but it's bloody interesting.

Seville, Valencia, Malaga and Granada, again great food and manageable size so you don't get knackered walking about trying to see everything.

Ma did and Lisbon are on my to do list.

Drinksforeveryone Wed 13-Apr-16 08:59:22

Madrid is my favourite destination - have been with DH about 5 times now.

It's great for wandering aimlessly, finding small bars to drink and eat tapas, walking in the park/s and just sitting and people watching.

i love it. Flights are plentiful from most airports and public transport to nearby towns worth seeing is easy to access too.

Agree that Croatia is wonderful - but not so easy to schedule flights for a weekend.

NFmama Wed 13-Apr-16 08:59:44

Copenhagen or Aarhus. They are both absolutely beautiful.

Allalonenow Wed 13-Apr-16 09:05:06

Vienna, beautiful city, lots to see and do, fab food, great hotels and restaurants.

Costacoffeeplease Wed 13-Apr-16 09:05:49

Venice, Lisbon, Nice

thenightmanageress Wed 13-Apr-16 09:06:45

Ljubljana is utterly beautiful but doesn't have the sea, if that's a prerequisite
Trogir just north of Split is lovely if you can't find decent flights to Dubrovnik
Madrid is also a great choice
But I think I would go for Sardinia. Flight isn't long, most beautiful beaches and hotels and some lovely ruins and sites.

Babymamamama Wed 13-Apr-16 09:07:09

Taormina in Sicily. Or Capri near sorrento.

Whisky2014 Wed 13-Apr-16 09:07:44


Swallowedbyasnake Wed 13-Apr-16 09:11:13

Rome, my favourite place in the world

marmiteloversunite Wed 13-Apr-16 10:28:57

Barcelona or Positano on the Amalfi coast. Had great weekends in both. Beautiful scenery. Positano more relaxing. Barcelona more of a city break.

RaeSkywalker Wed 13-Apr-16 10:59:11

Rome. Also my favourite place Swallowed smile

ISeeIt Wed 13-Apr-16 11:07:14

Bruges! You can drive there and it's gorgeous. Loads to do and some great restaurants. And the 'lake of love' to tuck your water and romance boxes

ISeeIt Wed 13-Apr-16 11:07:27


HolaWeenie Wed 13-Apr-16 11:28:57

Iceland, would love to go.

willconcern Wed 13-Apr-16 11:42:47

Isn't Duborvnik possible for a weekend? It's lovely there. You can fly from Gatwick, Stanstead, Bristol, Edinburgh, Luton, and that's just with Easyjet.

Or Rome.

willconcern Wed 13-Apr-16 11:43:00


Pinkheart5915 Wed 13-Apr-16 11:45:34

Brugge, it's a fairy tale of a place we loved it.

Ludways Wed 13-Apr-16 12:02:26

I'd go north, Norway or Sweden, possibly Bergen or Gothenburg.

Thethingswedoforlove Wed 13-Apr-16 14:08:16

Thanks some fantastic suggestions here. I will go trough them with dh. we plan to go in September. We hope to feel at least a little bit of sunshine warmth on our skin! We have been debating a few of these ideas already...

Thethingswedoforlove Wed 13-Apr-16 14:10:20

Flights to Dubrovnik seem to be just in the mornings willconcern which means staying two extra days or cutting it short.

Drinksforeveryone Wed 13-Apr-16 16:18:47

I went to Madrid at the end of September last year OP - and the weather was amazing.

Really topped up our summer tans.

Squarepegina Wed 13-Apr-16 16:21:18

Rome. Without a doubt

BeautifulMaudOHara Fri 29-Apr-16 11:00:11

Venice, Rome or Paris are all romantic

whostolethesocks Thu 12-May-16 21:05:01


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