Venice Beats Paris as the Most Romantic City in the World For a Marriage Proposal

New data released by HomeAway, the world leader in holiday rentals, uncovers the world’s most romantic holiday destinations for a marriage proposal. The Caribbean comes out on top for British romantics, followed by Italy and the USA respectively.

Venice pipped Paris to the post when it comes to the most romantic city for a proposal, revealing that perhaps Paris isn’t the city of love that we all instinctively turn to anymore.

The survey of 2,000 British people found Brits have a tenancy to abandon blighty and head for warmer climes in their quest for romance, as half of the population agree that the most romantic proposal would need to be on holiday abroad. After all, grey skies, wind and rain don’t make for the most romantic ambience for one of the most unforgettable experiences of one’s life.

Interestingly, most of the married people taking the part in the study were proposed to in the UK, and half of those who are married consider their proposal experience to have been a romantic one. But, that doesn’t stop them daydreaming about what might have been the ideal proposal destination…

Atmosphere, scenery and architecture are among the most significant elements that make the destination romantic, which may be why Venice emerged victorious in the romance stakes.

The vast majority of those who are married or have been in the past were proposed to in private, and those yet to be proposed to are clear they would prefer a private experience, with 68% agreeing they do not long for a public display of affection.

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Diana Simpson

Diana is a passionate blogger and a curious soul who is on the quest of finding what she loves the most; coffee, dogs, books or traveling? Born and bred in London, writing is her healing power.

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