Every destination has its own uniqueness, something that sets it apart from the rest of the world. When we watch a romantic love story, it’s the place that brings out the most of that love, be it the kissing scene right in front if the Eifel Tower or the salsa in the streets of Rome.
Here are few great places where the love stories evolved from.
1. New York City – Many romantic films and literary works have used New York City as the dazzling backdrop, but the most notable is probably Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Originally a novel written by Truman Capote, the iconic film about the adventures of eccentric Manhattan socialite visited some of New York’s most famous landmarks including the iconic jewelers store Tiffany’s. Romantics will also enjoy a horse and carriage ride in Central Park, and an evening visit to the Empire State Building made a famous destination for lovers in the 1957 Carey Grant and Deborah Kerr film, An Affair to Remember. NYC was undoubtedly Andy Warhol’s one of the favorite destinations to shoot a movie.
2. Paris, France – Romance and Paris are the best partners ever. Famous for its old romantic charm, the city of love takes on beautiful and vivid modern tale of love portrayed in the 2001 French film Amélie. In Before Sunset, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke pick up the conversation where they left off, bringing one another up to date with what’s occurred in their lives since they first met. Tense, chatty, teasing, they traverse Paris and viewers see them in a café, on a bateau mouche, and strolling the romantic gardens and alleyways of Paris.
3. Greek Islands – Well, the most mentioned destination in almost every list. The recent release of a film version of the hit musical Mama Mia has thrilled ABBA fans across the globe, but it has also thrown a spotlight on the idyllic Greek Islands as a travel destination, particularly on the tiny island of Skopelos in the Western Aegean Sea where the film was made. If the cliff-top wedding, perfect weather and glimpses of blazing blue water didn’t make you want to elope to the Greek Islands, perhaps Pierce Brosnan ripping his shirt off did!
4. Rome, Italy – The on screen chemistry of Hepburn and Peck, against the backdrop of the Eternal City makes ‘Roman Holiday’ an iconic piece of Italian-American film-making. Swide talks you through the ten most romantic Italian films. Audrey Hepburn plays a princess who wants to experience Rome as a commoner, she is shadowed by an American reporter who befriends her and together they discover the delights of Rome while falling in love. Roman holiday has the perfect formula for a classic love story. The film is responsible for the extreme popularity of some of Rome’s tourist attractions including the Trevi Fountain and Bocca Della Verita, The Mouth of Truth.
5. London, England – London’s oldest public bathhouse is a soothing place to visit even if you’re not a movie buff, though you might want to erase from your memory its 15 minutes of excruciating fame in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises whereas the beautiful Georgian Chandos House, off Wimpole Street, fits the bill perfectly as Imelda Staunton and Hugh Laurie’s London pad in Ang Lee’s Austen drama par excellence.