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How do you propose to a girl? The Top 5 places in Italy to Propose

How do you propose to a girl? The Top 5 places in Italy to Propose

You’re all set. You’ve made your mind up..You’re about to plan your proposal! Let me stop you right there. Take a breath and take the best piece of advice a guy can give another guy:

  • Do your research
  • Plan early and plan every step of the proposal
  • Rehearse – sound weird to say but you need to get this spot on BECAUSE you’re girlfriend or boyfriend will remember what you did FOREVER and they will be obliged to tell others.

Do Your Research

Once your set on Italy as the destination…take a look below and do your RESEARCH!

  1. Civita di Bagnoregio 

Of all the Italian towns i’ve visited, Civita di Bagnoregio is still my favourite. You may not have heard of this town however, this stunning little beauty has most certainly escaped the modern age and remained as pure as the day it was built..

In my opinion, out is at the top of the list when it comes to proposal destinations and surprise proposal spots.

The photographs of this top proposal destination do not do it justice even although they are stunning!

The Start of the Rest of your Life

The main passageway, is the only access point to the medieval town and NO CARS are allowed across which means you need to walk. But what a walk it is day or night! . Passing through the portal, you enter another world – quite honestly. You can feel history pouring from the cobblestones underneath your feet. Each lane and footpath holds a surprise around the corner.

The Proposal itself – What to do?

So my tip when proposing here is pick your spot and time of day as well. Day time is stunning with the views so if that’s what you are going for then great. The night time is, for me, extra special. The way I proposed here of course was follows – in bullet points to make it simpler.

Arrived during the day and checked into the hotel. The guy there was excellent, friendly and accommodating.

Go for a walk with your Fiancé to be.. check out the places that you can go down on one knee.

Go back and rest in the hotel. Get changed and go for dinner.

I waited until it got dark before I proposed to my girlfriend (now wife )

You could buy a Wedding Countdown Plaque and have this ready for the big moment. She can then see her Surname to be on their as well and start the countdown that evening. Oh and it’s a great way to announce your engagement.

What I did when we left the Hotel room was pretend I had forgotten something, then I went back up and did the rose petals on the bed, chocolates by the beside table and other things that I will explain in more details with my next blog.

I picked a spot outside the church and across from our hotel to go down on one knee.

You can plan your own way that fits in with your personality but the one thing I would say is that you have 1 shot at this so savour every memory and every step that you do. Don’t rush it, enjoy it and do it well. Think it through in your head, rehearse it mentally and you will make this an unforgettable memory.

I should have put the link to the accomodation that we (I) chose..It may not look much, but trust me..It’s about setting and location. http://www.civitadibagnoregio.it/english/civitabb.htm

proposal image of location
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul, that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.

Location, Location, Location

2 Assisi

Most known as the birthplace of St. Francis, Italy’s Patron Saint. I feel the best way to research where to propose in Assisi is to look at a couple of the places highlighted below and to take a read of this Rick Steves Guide to Assisi https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/italy/assisi

Trattoria Pallotta Assisi


The simple decor will make you feel a familiar embrace. Before you sit down at the table ask to visit the cellar discovered during the restoration work. Here you will find many regional labels and also a small selection of Italian wines, some of which are served by the glass

One of local people’s favourite restaurant… unique rabbits, pigeons dishes available… along with universal taste of beef, pork steaks and sausages…

Medioevo Ristorante


It is not the result of an alchemy but the result of the products coming from vegetable gardens, farmyards, clear skies, fresh and clean water, hands used to rolling out the pasta dough… in one word, the treasure of Umbria. Umbria is the starting point of the trip we take to look for all these products born from the love for the good things. We prepare the food with love, joy and passion for your and our sake…because cooking is a way to bond with the rest of the world and to show our best part.

You could buy a Wedding Countdown Plaque and have this ready for the big moment. Go down in one knee pop the question and then give her the little keepsake countdown gift. She can then see her Surname to be on their as well and start the countdown that evening. Oh and it’s a great way to announce your engagement.

La Basilica Di San Francesco by night

3 Spoleto

Spoleto is another of the cities that I would have chosen to propose to my then girlfriend. This was the first stop on the weekend trip that I had planned for the warmup shall we say. And what a warm up it was. Stunning! And the hotel I am about to recommend is more than!

Hotel Gattapone

http://www.hotelgattapone.it/en/ Get involved with this hotel even if you don’t propose here. Stunning views and the most romantic setting.

You will need to give yourself at least a day here and when you are here visit this restaurant where there is no menu and you get what you are given. The food is cooked by Mum and Son is the waiter. Proper Italy!! And not expensive at all. Osteria del Matto (put this in google translate as well – but don’t let it put you off) – Osteria del Matto

Orvieto - A City within its own walls

4 Orvieto

Also a lovely place to plan your proposal at. This hill town city is unimaginable when you are approaching it. All you see is a city within its own walls on a huge hill. Sometimes I feel you just need to take a look at the pictures below and make up your own mind. I don’t think, for me that it’s a place that I would stay at but propose I would. Check out the official website for a little more insight.

Lago di Trasimeno

5 Lake Trasimeno

A day or night trip ..We went straight from Perugia by car….stopped off for a coffee, right by the lake and it was amazing..Newly Engaged at this point. After the pit stop, we drove to Castiglione del Lago. Simply peaceful and tranquil. I would most certainly plan my wedding proposal at anyone of these lakeside towns. Or you could move further into the hills for a more typical Italian hilltop setting.

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