most romantic place to propose

Feb 8th, 2001, 07:15 AM
  #1  
jonny
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
most romantic place to propose

on our trip to italy in the fall i am proposing to my girlfriend and im looking for the perfect spot
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 08:02 AM
  #2  
Art
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Venice,Venice,Venice,Venice,Venice,Venice,Venice,V enice,Venice,Venice
Around the Rialto Bridge?
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 08:09 AM
  #3  
Gina
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
What Art said. Venice. Period. :: sigh :: She'll melt.

Let's see, as to where in Venice...obviously in a gondola is the immediate thought. It would certainly be memorable. Perhaps at dinner at one of the Fodorites-recommended restaurants? I tend to think the Accademia bridge is a bit more romantic than the Rialto, despite the latter's greater fame. During an evening stroll along the Riva degli Schiavoni?

Anyway...Venice Venice Venice!
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 08:39 AM
  #4  
Me
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yes, Venice would be lovely. Just want to suggest one other option: Paris. Sunset on the Pont du Alexandre III. Bottle of champagne???
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 09:33 AM
  #5  
J
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
If your going south of Rome the Isle of Capri is a great place too. Take a boat ride into the Blue Lagoon it unbeliveable. If not Venice is a very beutiful place.
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 10:57 AM
  #6  
Dawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'd have to agree with Art. Maybe in Piazza St. Marco, under a beautiful moon. Maybe if you set it up ahead of time, one of the many small orchestras would be willing to play a song for you?
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 11:58 AM
  #7  
Diane
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Oh yes, I agree with Venice. So romantic. Either in a gondola at night or in the evening in the square. By all means have one of the orchestras play something special -- like Michel Legrand's "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" I'm getting goose-bumps just at the thought.
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 12:42 PM
  #8  
Mike
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Hotel San Pietro, Positano?

Or what about that film with Jack Lemmon and Juliet (?) Mills set in Ischia?
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 01:04 PM
  #9  
HappenedToMe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The best place to propose to your beloved is wherever she's just told you that she's pregnant....
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 02:07 PM
  #10  
Carey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I got engaged in Venice, and it was very romantic. I would recommend it! It was one of the most romantic days of my life, except the day that I got married in Ravello............now that was magical!
 
Feb 8th, 2001, 02:36 PM
  #11  
gretchen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
ditto on venice!
 
Feb 9th, 2001, 08:03 AM
  #12  
rw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
good question, and although venice is popular and deserved choice, i still maintain that the place i will propose to my girlfriend will be on the charles bridge in prague
 
Feb 9th, 2001, 10:30 AM
  #13  
jonny
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
i guess Venice is the place--only concern is I dont want to be the 4th guy that night proposing
 
Feb 9th, 2001, 10:50 AM
  #14  
Jeff
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
As long as she says yes, it doesn't matter where you do it. You could ask her in the bathroom at the train station, and it will still be romantic, as long as the moment's right.
 
Feb 9th, 2001, 10:58 AM
  #15  
Susan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I agree with Jeff - I'm amazed that someone can wait until the fall to propose! Every woman reading this and planning a trip to Italy with her boyfriend isn't going to be expecting a ring now!
 
Feb 9th, 2001, 10:59 AM
  #16  
Mariarosa
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
How about the tip of the Ile de la Cite at night, with the Seine water at arm's length, while looking at the beauty of the Parisian lights, with the ring in one hand and a bottle of champagne in the other? If she says no you can always threten to throw her in the water!
 
Feb 9th, 2001, 12:12 PM
  #17  
Pat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Get up from the computer.
Go into the living room.
Drop onto one knee.
Propose

For God's sake, man, life carries no guarantees. She could be dead by next fall! Carpe Diam. Deum? Whatever.
 
Feb 9th, 2001, 01:14 PM
  #18  
stacey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I just saw an ad on the Travel Channel for a show they're airing next Wednesday at 9:00 - Worlds Best place to pop the question. They showed a clip of a couple in a gondola......

Good luck.
 
Feb 9th, 2001, 01:17 PM
  #19  
Robert
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Buy an engagement ring ASAP. Propose before Valentines Day, set the date for the wedding and give her a shopping spree in the leather district of Florence when you get to Italy. Leather coat, leather purses, belts and skip the shoes -the sizing is wierd and her feet may be slightly swollen from walking. (Skip the jewelers in Florence)
 
Feb 9th, 2001, 01:21 PM
  #20  
Jeff
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Good idea, Pat. I missed the part about the fall on my first read. We need to take young Jonny and lead him by the head!

When's the wedding? 2006?
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:23 AM.