Standing atop the Eiffel Tower, looking out across the River Seine or gazing up at the Santa Maria del Fiore can instantly conjure up feelings of passion and romance for travelers on a couples getaway. To make these European destinations even more swoon-worthy, travel companions can celebrate an upcoming anniversary in one of these cities, or even consider proposing if the vacation goes according to plan. Some memorable spots in Paris, Venice and other cities in Europe are legendary for famous kisses, making them the perfect place for travelers to take their car rental in France
or Italy, plant a big wet one on a loved one and create special memories all their own.Reenact romantic sculptures at the Rodin Museum
Auguste Rodin was the most famous French sculptor of his time, dubbed one of the fathers of the architectural art style. Making highly realistic figures, Rodin stood out from his predecessors, who based their works largely on allegory and mythology. In honor of this influential figure, the Rodin Museum contains the largest collection of the sculptor's works across two separate sites. At the Hotel Biron in Paris, the permanent collection is a jewel of Parisian culture, featuring a park that covers nearly 7.5 acres.
Guests on romantic vacations for two can drive their car rental
to the site and head straight to "The Kiss," a work of passion and sensuality carved between 1888 and 1898. The sculpture originally represented characters Paolo and Francesca from Dante's "Divine Comedy," but then later transformed into its own independent work. Calling it his "huge knick-knack," the enlarged marble model is a companion piece to Rodin's bold "Balzac" structure. Travelers to Paris can let the excitement of their trip take over as they profess their love to one another in front of the beautiful sculpture.Glide under the Bridge of Sighs
Venice's famous Bridge of Sighs, designed by Antonio Contino in the early 17th century, possesses a few legends behind its name.
The bridge was initially built to connect the Old Prison and the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace to the New Prison, situated directly across the river. The historic tale states that prisoners would traverse the bridge, heading toward their fateful sentence and sigh as they crossed, catching their final glimpse of the city.
According to another, more romantic story, if a couple kisses under the bridge while aboard a Venetian gondola at sunset, they will enjoy eternal love. Overwhelmed by romance, lovers sigh as they pass under the marvelous historic structure. Built in Italian Renaissance style, the 36-foot-wide bridge is filled with numerous sculptures. As travelers pass under the bridge, they can try to spot the many cherubs adorning the spectacular passage."Three Seconds of Eternity" at Paris' Hotel de Ville
In true French style, travelers can ride their car rental in Paris
to the Hotel de Ville and express their unconditional love under the prestige of the gorgeous Parisian building, recreating the world-famous shot, "Kiss by the Hotel de Ville," by French photographer Robert Doisneau. Having worked for Life Magazine, Vogue and numerous other renowned publications, the modern artist captures moments in life that seem too perfect to be true.
"They show the world as I would like it to be at all times," Doisneau has said of his shots, according to The Christian Science Monitor.
The stunning de Ville, Paris's city hall, is decorated with more than 100 statues that represent famous residents of the metropolis and 30 sculptures signifying various cities in the country. Couples can take flights
to Europe and venture to these stunning and romantic sites to create vacation memories that will last a lifetime.