Lisbon ranks first in the ranking as the most romantic capital city in Europe to visit on Valentine’s Day
New research has revealed which capital cities in Europe are the most romantic as Valentine’s Day approaches by analyzing Trip Advisor for the number of romantic restaurants and hotels in each city. Europe-based yacht charter group Catamaran Charter Croatia examined each capital city in Europe and analyzed Trip Advisor data on the number of romantic restaurants and hotels per million people in each city.
Lisbon occupies the first position in the ranking as the most romantic capital city in Europe to visit on Valentine’s Day. Despite having the ninth smallest area, the city covers 100 square kilometers and has a population of 545,923. There are 588 romantic restaurants in the city, which means there are 1,077 restaurants per million people, along with 152 romantic hotels, which equals 278 hotels per million people. Therefore, Lisbon has the highest ratio of restaurants and hotels per million people in the city.
Monaco is the second most romantic capital in Europe to visit on Valentine’s Day, with 54 romantic restaurants and six romantic hotels. The city has the second smallest area in the ranking covering just 2.1 square kilometers and has a population of just over 36,686. Per million people, there are 1,472 romantic restaurants and 164 hotels, putting Monaco in second place.
Paris, France stands out as the third most romantic city, with a population of 2,139,907 people, 1,387 romantic restaurants, and 542 romantic hotels. This is equivalent to there being 648 restaurants and 253 hotels for every million inhabitants. The city extends over 105 square kilometers.
In fourth place is San Marino, with a population of 33,660; the city has 18 romantic restaurants and 14 romantic hotels in 61.2 square kilometers, which means that there are 535 restaurants and 416 hotels for every million people.
They are followed in fifth place by Rome, Italy, with a population of 2,761,632; Rome has 1,291 romantic restaurants and 1,371 romantic hotels in total in an area of 1,285 square kilometres, resulting in 467 romantic restaurants and 496 romantic hotels per million inhabitants, which puts Rome in fifth place.
Sixth place goes to Andorra la Vella, Andorra, which has a population of 22,886 and spans 12 square kilometers. The city is home to 23 romantic restaurants and three romantic hotels, which means that there are 1,005 restaurants and 131 hotels per million inhabitants.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ranks seventh with a population of 905,234 people and stretches across 219 square kilometers. There are 486 romantic restaurants in the city and 155 romantic hotels, which means that there are 537 restaurants and 171 hotels per million people, securing the seventh place.
In eighth place is Athens, Greece, which has 367 romantic restaurants and 63 romantic hotels in its 39 square kilometer area. The population of Athens stands at 637,798, which means that there are 575 restaurants and 99 hotels per million people in the city. Prague, Czechia, ranks ninth in the ranking, with an area of 496 square kilometers. The population of the city sits at 1,352,374 people, and with 399 romantic restaurants and 246 romantic hotels in the city, there are 295 restaurants and 182 hotels for every million people.
In tenth place is Reykjavik, Iceland, which has a population of 135,688 people, which means that there are 420 restaurants and 182 hotels for every million inhabitants. Reykavik stretches across 273 square kilometres, and there are 57 romantic restaurants and 125 romantic hotels, putting the city in 10th position.
London, UK, has the most romantic restaurants overall, and Rome, Italy, has the most romantic hotels in the ranking. Paris, France, has the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants, with 88 in total in the capital, nine of which have been awarded three stars. Rome, Italy has the most romantic hotels, which are rated four stars or higher, currently with 650 across the city.
A spokesperson for Catamaran Charter Croatia commented: “The fact that there are such a high number of romantic restaurants and hotels in smaller cities shows how many capital cities can benefit from being an ideal place for a romantic getaway. “European countries thrive during the holidays, especially when it comes to Valentine’s Day, which is why this study is exciting to see which capital cities stand out just in time for the most romantic day of the year.”
Source : Trip Advisor