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Fall in love with the world's most romantic places

By CNN Staff

Published February 11, 2019

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Maldives

An idyllic honeymoon spot, the Maldives are made up of more than 1,000 islands clustered into 26 atolls.

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Tuscany, Italy

Castello di Ama is in Italy's Chianti wine-growing area, meaning that the on-property vineyards yield wines that rank among the world's best

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Kimberley, Australia

The Outback's remote Kimberley region is a stunning spot for a quiet retreat.

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Molokai, Hawaii

To really get away from it all, sleepy Molokai offers the best of Hawaii's scenery and quiet guesthouses.

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Charleston, South Carolina

This American city dishes up Southern hospitality at the acclaimed restaurants lining its historic streets.

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Johns Island, South Carolina

On nearby Johns Island, the Angel Oak Tree draws visitors to marvel at its massive reach.

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Botswana

Game watching here is growing in popularity, and Jack's Camp is one stylish accommodation.

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Paris

One of the world's most romantic and photogenic cities, Paris has long been a destination for lovers.

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Istanbul

Straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul blends cultures for a fascinating retreat for two.

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Multicolored lanterns bathe the Vietnamese city in alluring low light.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

White sand and turquoise water provide a soothing seascape for visiting couples.

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Venice, Italy

The tableau created by gondoliers and St. Mark's Basilica is the stuff that inspires romantic travel daydreams.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tango. The dance alone is enough to set the scene for a romantic getaway.

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Kyoto, Japan

Cherry blossoms add a delicate floral canopy over quiet evenings.

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