Irrational, bellyache, romantic, impossible, overwhelming, sighing, desired, passionate - love is the key to human relationships. Some writers have compared it to the best books in literature: almost impossible to forget where the first page of a timeless classic was read. Indeed, it is not entirely wrong to combine love with places: in Milano, in particular, it is possible to do it quite well. Among openly romantic squares and more hidden love niches, the city welcomes tourists and locals giving moments of passionate sentimentality among lovers. For Valentine's Day and many other moments, here is the definitive guide to romantic Milano. Take your sweetheart out and celebrate the sentiment with a passionate kiss.

Alda Merini Bridge

From November 1, 2019, the Municipal Administration decided to name one of the most romantic bridges in Milano in honor of a famous Milano writer: Alda Merini. The busiest bridge in the Navigli area is an elegant glimpse of the beautiful "Milano on the water", where lovers exchange kisses and hugs during pink sky sunsets. Often, when the sun begins to set over the roofs of the city, the warm light reflects from the sky to the Naviglio Grande giving an unforgettable view and illuminating the entire waterway. Kissing here at sunset means to sanction true love forever.

Ponte delle Sirenette

Milano people don't know much about it either, but this is a real treat in the heart of the city's green lung, Parco Sempione. Walk along the boulevards, lose yourself at the foot of the most beautiful trees, feel the atmosphere of history embracing the "green Milano", you'll find the Ponte delle Sirenette (Little Mermaids' Bridge): it's made of wrought iron, it's elegant, it's the story of an ancient pedestrian walkway built on San Damiano Canal and designed by the engineer Francesco Tettamanzi. The bridge is historically one of the meeting places for couples in the city, because the cast iron mermaids are a nice omen for lovers.

Piazza Mentana

This square behind via Torino, hidden in the elegant area renamed Cinque Vie, is the pit stop for many students who hang out among the best schools in Milano, located between via Circo and via Santa Valeria. For that reason, Piazza Mentana could easily earn the title of Piazza del Bacio (Kiss Square). Not only that, it is very reminiscent of the hidden heart of a living town, where couples can show affection far from prying eyes. It must be said that many of the small squares of Cinque Vie are romantic and welcoming, so it is advisable to hold hands in a walk of love.

Parco del Portello

At the Portello Park, lovers go through a sort of spiral that takes them to the top of a hill. From above, the couples look out observing the city at the foot of their love. So even north-west Milano has its romantic corner, right behind a dynamic, ever-growing area.

Guastalla Gardens

Behind the University of Milan, the Guastalla Gardens are full of cozy corners and benches, among flowers and a historic fountain, ready to give space to lovers looking for a quiet corner of the city. The Guastalla, as the Milanese call it, is an often calm space, where you can go for a walk or lie down among the trees and flowers.

Brera Botanical Garden

5 thousand square meters of land, almost all completely covered with flowers and trees, are a good place to fall in love. This green library is a pleasant walk in the heart of Milano flower streets, behind the busy Pinacoteca and Accademia di Brera. The Brera Botanical Garden is one of the most elegant places in the city and can also be visited free of charge on weekends.