Twenty candidates were nominated by a team of travel experts, but the choice was from readers.
The Port was chosen by the US newspaper USA Today as the best romantic destination "secret". Twenty candidates were nominated by a team of travel experts, but the choice was from readers, who put the Invicta city as the first in the category "Best Under-the-Radar Romantic Destination" and a fairly wide margin.
The port appears in front of Mackinac Island, Michigan, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany, supplementing the "top 3". The list has also places like Lucca in Italy or Budapest, Hungary.
According to the newspaper, the city is known for its wine, medieval architecture and charm of the Old World. "History lovers will enjoy visits to the Baroque churches, museums and a stroll through the Ribeira, where clothing is still washed in the river and hanging on the street," writes the newspaper in the description of the city.