Romantic Getaways: Love, Travel & Cigars
Franco Mazzetti floating through the Venetian canals with his love, Patrizia.
"THE BEST GIFT YOU COULD HAVE GIVEN HER WAS A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES" – LEWIS CARROLL
Valentine’s day is not too far from now – so, with just about a week left, it’s best you start thinking on how you’re going to be celebrating the day with your loved one. There are a myriad of ways you can express your love and appreciation, but one of the best ways is to take them on an adventure. What's better than exploring different countries than with the person you adore, as well as enjoying a few of your favourite Cuban Cigars on the way? At EGM Cigars, we've voyaged to numerous destinations that provide some of the most memorable and luxurious experiences in the world. To save you some research, we're sharing those locations with you in this article. From the canals of Venice to the palm trees of Cuba, here are some romantic getaways where you can take your partner.
Terrazza Danieli at sunset.
TERRAZZA DANIELI - Venice – its meandering canals, refined architecture and history, is a beautiful destination for you and your partner to travel to. The city itself is abundant in romantic activities for couples to do, whether it’s drifting through the Rialto bridge on a gondola, or trying their delicious seafood specialities – there is always something to do. One of our favourites is visiting Terrazza Danieli, an opulent "ristorante" where you can overlook the famous San Marco square. Here, you can sit by the terrace and enjoy a little aperitivo while you two drink a refreshing glass of Negroni, or Aperol Spritz as you gaze over the sunset – the perfect time to reflect on simple moments like these with your partner. But if you would rather have a full-fledged dinner with a glass of red wine, then the restaurant offers the finest menu that pays homage to Venetian culinary tradition, all curated by the restaurant's executive chef Alberto. The perfect smoke for the occasion? Why not try cigars from Romeo y Julieta? The name itself inspired by Shakespeare's famous play about star-crossed lovers, how romantic! We recommend you give the Romeo y Julieta Churchills a go, it presents delectable notes of cedar and fruit, providing a tasty smoke to celebrate the occasion.
TERRAZZA DANIELI: Riva degli Schiavoni 4196, Venice, VE 30122
Jules Verne Restaurant, Eiffel Tower.
LADUREE & JULES VERNE - There’s no better location to spend Valentine’s day than in the city of love – Paris. For centuries, it has been a hub for countless couples from all over Europe (and the world), maybe it’s the Eiffel Tower or classic films like Casablanca, but it certainly holds a reputation for one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Treat you and your partner to a sweet afternoon tea by heading into Laduree; a luxury bakery founded back in 1862. Here, you can grab some of the finest French pastries and macarons to satisfy your sweet tooth. Then, perhaps, later on, you might decide to eat dinner – what better location is there than the Jules Verne? Located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, you will find this sophisticated and romantic restaurant. The head chef of the establishment is Frédéric Anton, one of the most renowned chefs in the world, so you can expect only the best dishes to come out of those kitchen doors. As you travel around the city, it’s ideal you keep a few quality Cigar Accessories on you, something like our S.T. Dupont Cigar Double Cigar Case.
Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana Rooftop.
KEMPINSKI ROOFTOP - As Cuban cigar enthusiasts, we’ll take any opportunity to visit Cuba, right aficionados? Then why not jet off to Havana for a romantic getaway? Exploring the city, you will find that it is full of Caribbean flare – expect some salsa, vintage cars and cerulean beaches to be in your itinerary. One of our all-time favourite locations is the rooftop at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, one of Cuba’s finest five-star hotels. Here, you can catch panoramic views of every single notable landmark of Old Havana, all while enjoying the menu’s delectable options. The view is particularly breathtaking once the sun starts to set, as it would make it the perfect time to express your feelings to your "amore". On top of your plates of nibbles, you might decide to fire up a cigar to commemorate the occasion, try using a quality lighter like the S.T. Dupont Limited Edition Cigar Club Palladium Lighter to make the ritual as seamless as possible.
We hope that these date ideas provided enough inspiration for you to plan an unforgettable Valentine’s day with your partner. Interested in reading more lifestyle and cigar advice? Then head over to our Cigar Blog:
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