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Best Places to Propose in Italy

Find out the top spots to pop the question in the very best locations in Italy

If you are reading this article, you probably already know that Italy is the best place to propose. But with so many romantic spots to choose from, we knew you needed some help from the professionals. We rounded up the 23 best places to propose in Italy, some obvious ones and some secret spots. And to make things even easier for you, and we have listed them by location. So let’s cut to the chase!

BEST PLACES TO PROPOSE IN ITALY #1: VENICE

Need we say more? No other town in the world is as romantic as Venice. Here are our top 3 spots to pop the question.

  1. Rialto Bridge at sunset overlooking the Gran Canal.
  2. The tower of San Giorgio Maggiore with spectacular views over St. Mark’s Square. The best kept secret in town.
  3. A gondola ride under the Bridge of Sighs. It is believed that if lovers kiss under this bridge at sunset they will have eternal happiness!

Check out some of our recommended Venice proposal package venues.

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RIALTO BRIDGE & THE GRAN CANAL – VENICE

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TOWER OF SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE – VENICE

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS – VENICE

BEST PLACES TO PROPOSE IN ITALY #2: THE ITALIAN RIVIERA

Set between the verdant mountains and the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, with its spectacular coastline, secluded bays, and charming villages, the Italian Riviera is certainly at the top of our list of best places to propose in Italy.

  1. The gardens of Castello Brown overlooking the Bay of Portofino. It is a 15 minutes walk uphill but the views are worth every minute!
  2. The spectacular Love Walk between the villages of Manarola and Rio Maggiore in the Cinque Terre.
  3. On the promenade of the charming village of Porto Venre in the Gulf of Poets.
  4. On the secluded beach of San Fruttuoso Abbey, reachable only by boat.

Check out some of our recommended Italian Riviera proposal package venues.

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CASTELLO BROWN – PORTOFINO

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LOVE WALK – CINQUE TERRE

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PORTO VENERE – GULF OF POETS

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SAN FRUTTUOSO BEACH – CAMOGLI

BEST PLACES TO PROPOSE IN ITALY #3: FLORENCE

If you are looking for amazing landscapes, great wines, art, elegance and a more relaxed atmosphere, then Florence and Tuscany are perfect for you.

  1. In one of the manicured gardens on the hills of Florence with the town’s skyline as your backdrop. The Rose Garden, The Boboli Gardens and The Bardini Gardens are our favourites, the choice is yours!
  2. Ponte Vecchio at sunset admiring the beautiful buildings on the river banks.
  3. Immersed in the Tuscan countryside, with its gentle hills, vineyards, olive groves and castled villages.

Check out some of our recommended Florence proposal package venues.

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FLORENCE SKYLINE FROM ROSE GARDEN, BOBOLI GARDENS, BARDINI GARDENS

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PONTE VECCHIO – FLORENCE

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THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

BEST PLACES TO PROPOSE IN ITALY #4: THE AMALFI COAST & CAPRI

With its spectacular coastline its colourful fishing villages, the Amalfi Coast is the perfect setting for the most romantic of proposal. Here are our favourite spots.

  1. Positano beach at sunset.
  2. The Italian Gardens of Ravello with breath taking views over the coastline.
  3. On a boat ride to Capri’s Faraglioni or the famous Blue Grotto.
  4. The panoramic terrace of Villa Lysis in Capri.

Check out some of our recommended Amalfi Coast proposal package venues.

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POSITANO BEACH

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GARDENS OF RAVELLO

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THE BLUE GROTTO AND THE FARAGLIONI – CAPRI

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VILLA LYSIS – CAPRI

BEST PLACES TO PROPOSE IN ITALY #5: ROME

The eternal city, with all its amazing sights and its enchanted aura, could not be off our list.

  1. On Ponte Sant’Angelo at sunset after a romantic stroll on the Tevere river banks.
  2. In front of the Colosseum with it’s majestic walls as your backdrop
  3. In the Orange Gardens with Rome skyline below you after a peak to the most famous keyhole in the world.
  4. Making a wish at the Trevi Fountain.

Check out some of our recommended Rome proposal package venues.

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PONTE SANT’ANGELO – ROME

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THE COLOSSEUM – ROME

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THE ORANGE GARDENS – ROME

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TREVI FOUNTAIN – ROME

BEST PLACES TO PROPOSE IN ITALY #6: ITALIAN LAKES

Last but not least, Lake Como & Lake Garda. Quite like no other place in the world, the Italian lakes are synonymous with romance. The spectacular lakeshore, with its colourful villages, aristocratic villas and manicured gardens. The choice is virtually endless. Here is our top 5:

  1. The Italian gardens of Garda Island, Lake Garda,
  2. The lakeshore gardens of the world renowned Villa del Balbianello, in Tremezzina, Lake Como.
  3. The panoramic terrace of the ancient Castle of Malcesine, Lake Garda.
  4. During a romantic stroll on Bellagio Promenade at sunset, Lake Como.
  5. The lakeshore gardens of Villa Monastero, in Varenna, Lake Como.

Check out some of our recommended Lake Como proposal package venues.

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GARDA ISLAND – LAKE GARDA

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VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO – LAKE COMO

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MALCESINE CASTLE – LAKE GARDA

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BELLAGIO PROMENADE – LAKE COMO

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VILLA MONASTERO – LAKE COMO

Main Photo by Karsten Würth

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