Tuscany, Italy, one of the most romantic places on earth. Photo: Shutterstock
Tuscany, Italy, one of the most romantic places on earth. Photo: Shutterstock


The most romantic hidden gems

There are many holiday locations throughout the world famed for their romantic appeal and in which countless lovers have found true bliss. Here however we focus on some ideas for a romantic getaway with a difference.

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Via dell’Amore, Cinque Terre

A must for lovers heading to the seductive scenery of Tuscany. Seal your love with a padlock in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth. This is the easiest walk of the Blue Trail, or Sentiero Azzuro, taking you from Riomaggiore to Monterosso. Start at either end.

Via dell’Amore

Manarola/Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

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Ticket €3.

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The Courtyard at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Enjoy the riotously colorful tropical plants in The Courtyard, where exhibitions change with the seasons. The Courtyard is central to a museum that boasts works from famous masters alongside more contemporary stars.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston

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Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris

Totally artificial but très romantique, the Buttes ­Chaumont Park was founded in the late 19th century by architect Baron Haussmann. As this park is not very well known among tourists, you can enjoy true Parisian charm without getting caught in the crowd.

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

1 rue de Botzaris, Paris, France

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The Butterfly Conservatory, New York

This steamy stroll inside the American Museum of Natural History is not as well known as the rest of the building. During the winter, beautiful tropical butterflies lead their lives among marveling visitors.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street, New York

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Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

For a spectacular nighttime display take your lover to the Griffith Observatory. Admission is free, as are the public telescopes. On selected dates you may be introduced to the art of star observation by amateur astronomers.

Griffith Observatory

2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles

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