A quiet canal ride winding down the medieval town of Bruges, hot air balloon rides across picturesque Andalusia and feasts of rustic food in northern Italy's Turin – these dream destinations just off the beaten track are everything we envisage for Valentine's Day this year.
We've all heard of the cities that speak the language of love, from Paris and Venice to Rome and Verona, but wrapped in the romantics of red roses and candlelit dining, these are bursting with city bustle when you want a quiet, romantic getaway to relax with your someone special.
And what could be more romantic than visiting the world's hidden gems like Bruges, northern Italy's Turin, Ronda in Andalucia, Seychelles, and Colombia's beautiful fishing village of Cartagena? Forget towering skyscrapers and the frantic rush of restaurant booking and explore an even sweeter side to the ever-so-anticipated Valentine's Day...
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