The road to romance is different for us all and is littered with twists, turns, bumpy roads, detours and dead-ends. There’s no better feeling than finding the fit that accentuates your lifestyle and makes you feel like you can finally shift into cruise control. That being said, it’s important to remember that to keep the engine purring, every now and again it’s good to perform supplementary treatments as well as making scheduled check-ups.
Sunrise to sunset, Tuscany is the epitome of romantic sophistication
Italy has earned its reputation a thousand times over as a place of idyllic beauty and charm for couple’s getaways, and the epitome of its romantic sophistication is Tuscany. Wake up before dawn and fling open the windows of your accommodations at the Bernini Palace to watch the sunrise over the city of Florence. Share a refreshing serving of limone gelato as you stroll along the Arno River near the Ponte Vechhio, and attend a stirring performance of a Florentine opera. Explore the famous vineyards between Siena and Florence to sample the classic Italian wine, Chianti, directly from the source! Northwest of Florence, Pisa and its most renowned attraction the Leaning Tower of Pisa, are well worth a visit, for all the tourist talk, but try and plan your visit around one of the many summer events like the golden hued Luminara Festival.
There are a panoply of Italian cities great and small throughout the Tuscany Region, each with its own attractions and personality. With the power of more than 400 horses, ride off into the sunset in a sleek and sexy Italian Maserati GranCabrio car rental, the perfect complement to a trip for two.
A taste test—bring wine, fruit and a blindfold for a seaside picnic with a twist
France, much like Italy, has been bestowed with more than its share of entrancing destinations. As love nourishes the spirit, food nourishes the body. Lyon is a city known internationally for its long-standing love affair with the culinary arts making it an excellent place to begin a vacation with the partner of your heart. You don’t have to be a gourmand to appreciate the selection of delectable dishes of traditional Lyonnais fare and haute cuisine. Plan a date and wear the most elegant things you have on hand for a night on the town. Hire the luxury services of an English speaking chauffeur with Auto Europe, and plan a route through the city where you can try a single, or a few small dishes, at a variety of establishments to share. Don’t forget to add a glass of Rhone wine to complement your meals!
As an alternative to traditional accommodations and transportation, a motorhome rental is a great way to preserve your privacy and still gain a level of independence to travel! Tour the length and breadth of France by chartering a boat off the shining seaport of Breast, on the Celtic Sea, and to the southern coast of Marseille, where outside the city you can take a break from life on the road and sink your toes into warm beach sands. Avoid the furor of peak season crowds and prices by traveling in the spring and fall.
Take a passion infused flamenco dance lesson in Valencia
Spain, offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local history and traditions of its people, or keep to the more fast-paced cosmopolitan cities and resort. It can be overwhelming deciding where the best place is to experience the distinctive Spanish country and culture so why settle in one place? From behind the wheel of a sporty Porsche 991 Carrera S Cabrio rental car you and your significant other can cruise along Spain’s eastern seaboard from Barcelona to Malaga in comfort and style. Stop in Cambrils or Amposta for a light lunch of fresh-caught seafood. The white sands of Torreblanca are still mostly untouched—lay a blanket in the sand and curl up close for a nap in the afternoon sun. You can’t go to Spain and not indulge some passionate Spanish dancing. In Valencia, find a dance studio that offers Flamenco lessons to couples by day, and practice your burgeoning skills out on the town at night! Nerja, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara Mountains is bereft of the rough concrete exteriors to architecture that mar the picturesque beauty of many larger cities. The vestiges of the quintessential Spanish village are still a hallmark of this quaint coastal location. Find a local inn to stay the night, where the sounds of the crashing waves upon the shore can lull you both into peaceful slumber after a day of exploring its cozy confines. If you’re looking for a fantastic combination to infuse your rendezvous with a new level of fire, put Spain on the top of your list.
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