What is your dominant sense? Taste? Sight? Touch?
A romantic weekend Well done for sure the 5 senses stimulate them all, but make it really unforgettable choose the one that suits you best as a couple.
In winter The Choice Multiplies: There are those in the world who mountain for whomever skiing and for those who prefer spa and Spa.
O for those looking for an excuse for eating and drinking well or for couples who share a passion for the hot seasons, who do not see l’ time to take off the hat and open the jacket.
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I mean, whatever couple you are, c’is a romantic weekend perfect for you: you just need to figure out what it is (and book).
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A (close) contact with nature
For those who want to get away from it all…
… And immerse yourself in nature, able to restore your body and spirit. Just a stone’s throw from Bressanone, in South Tyrol, My arbor is an hotel in the trees which gives the feeling of being in a nest in the branches, with an incomparable view of the surrounding mountains.
Built on stilts 25 meters high is part of the Vinum Hotels and therefore allows you to relax even more thanks to a wine list with 300 labels and excellent South Tyrolean cuisine. The snow lovers and apos;physical activity can reach in a few minutes the Plose ski area with its 40 km of slopes and 12 km of winter hiking trails, those of pampering opt for the spa SPA Arboris of 2,500 sqm all’inside the’hotel, with infinity pool, yoga refuge, saunas and personal training.
For a very different but equally regenerating panorama, s on the Thiersee high plateau in the Brandenberger Alps of the Alps in Central Austria, surrounded by wide meadows and nestled in a valley is the Lake Thiersee . A natural and idyllic lake with the beautiful mountains of Tyrol in the background.
To experience it in the most romantic way possible, circumnavigate it all, on foot (with a walk of about 45 minutes), with snowshoes (there are organized guided snowshoe walks) or with the evening torchlight procession.
Wine and food weekend
For couples who don’t back out in front of an encore…
For an experience that satisfies all of the senses, but above all that of the taste the alternatives are really varied and all along the boot.
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According to your preferences, opt for Tuscany (in the picture above) if you love cold cuts, cheeses, meats, red wines and in general warm and enveloping tastes: from Chianti to the areas of Morellino di Scansano c’è a universe of labels to discover.
From Viticcio to La Parrina, from Rocca di Cispiano to Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, up to Il Borro, Casale del Mare, the Colle Massari estates – relax, walk through the vineyards and of course have tastings.
If, on the other hand, you want to enjoy the last lukewarm season and a white sea view , set course for Sicily With a breathtaking sunset in front of you, you will discover wines with a full and rich taste and you will fall in love with them.
To sleep choose Monaci delle Terre Nere (35 kilometres from Taormina), a country boutique hotel on the slopes of Etna A great starting point to discover the area and relax for a couple of days.
Do you prefer the mountain? Get on a train in the direction Südtirol and prepare your stomach for un’ a food and wine offer that will remain in your heart for a long time: this is the northernmost area in Italy for the production of wines where the highest vineyard is 800 meters above sea level and produces whites that you will not be able not to take home.
Obviously to be combined with traditional South Tyrolean and mountain dishes: schlutzkrapfen …strudel, dumplings, game and mushrooms.
To sleep opt for a structure of the circuit of the Vinum Hotels , 29 hotels (including the Pacherhof Hotel from an old farm s ituato in a vineyard of 1142 ) which provide stays entirely dedicated to local food and wine, with tastings and visits to wineries and vineyards.
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At the Spa with a view
For couples who just can’t keep their hands off each other…
From Tuscany all’ South Tyrol to break the routine, disconnect the mind and devote yourself only to the body: if you love pampering, take them to all’ nth power and book a weekend in a Spa.
Between swimming pools with a view, heated mattresses, lit fireplaces and good food, it will be really easy to love each other more.
Any ideas? At Saturnia Spa , in Maremma countryside The pampering starts in the morning with a super breakfast and continues with treatments, diving, cures of all kinds to end with a dinner at 1919. Restaurant.
A Torgiano, in Umbria, c’ is also the private Spa, where couples can take romantic wellness paths before sleeping in elegant rooms, some with indoor pool.
All’ Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort (San Vigilio di Marebbe, South Tyrol, in the picture above) c’it is a swimming pool with mountain view and some rooms in the modern side of the structure also have a Jacuzzi on the terrace.
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Warm weekend (sea view)
For those who want to chase l’summer
Cold Couples This is for you: the alternatives to stay if not in a t-shirt at least with the jacket open even in winter and a few hours flight from home are numerous.
L’island of Ortigia , in front of Syracuse (photo above), for long gastronomic walks in a corner of paradise Sicilian which retains all the charm of d’once upon a time (for a stay a stone’s throw from the sea, make a reservation at the boutique hotel Gutkowski and you won’t regret it).
And a little further on, in the South of Spain (where many low cost flights also arrive), Cordoba Andalusia, where you can find the Mezquita, one of the most fascinating mosques in Europe, the Alcazar of the Christian Kings in full Arabic style and the white houses of the Juderia.
To get there, you fly to Seville or Malaga, to be combined with Cordoba if you have a long weekend.
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In the mountains
For sports couples
Ski resort no. 1 in Austria and in 5th place in the world, the region of Arlberg and its 5 main destinations – Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton am Arlberg – are the paradise for couples who love skiing and snowboarding because of 88 ski lifts that make 305 km of marked slopes and miles and miles of off-piste descents possible.
Since 1946/47 the average amount of snow measured annually is 9 meters, the landscape is one of the snowiest in the Alps, and the ski season lasts for a long time: from November to May the snow envelops the mountains, and thanks to the privileged altitude between 1,300 and 2,800 meters l’snow is widely guaranteed. Until spring.
The true experts of the powder technique then dare to venture on the legendary slope of the north side of the Valluga with its 40 degrees of slope or on the Langer Zug slope which boasts a gradient of 80%.
You both snowboard? Ursus, a Madonna di Campiglio (considered one of the best d’Europe), San Martino, Morea, Monte Bondone, Buffaure and Tonale: there are six top and super-equipped arenas in Trentino from which you can choose if you are passionate about the table.
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