HONEYMOONS IN ITALY
Italy, a land of elegance and passion, is the perfect destination for an unforgettable honeymoon. From enchanting cities to breathtaking coastlines and picturesque countryside, Italy offers a diverse range of experiences, accommodations and landscapes that combined create a honeymoon that is both enchanting and unforgettable!
Venice: The City of Love
Begin your romantic escapade in Venice, the city that epitomizes love and romance. Cruise along the enchanting canals on a private gondola, hand in hand with your partner, while admiring the grandeur of historic palaces and bridges. Lose yourselves in the labyrinthine streets, explore the famous St. Mark's Square, and savour authentic Venetian cuisine in cosy canal-side restaurants. Don't forget to indulge in a gondola ride during sunset, as the city becomes bathed in a golden glow, creating an atmosphere of pure magic.
Tuscany: Romance in the Countryside
Indulge in the tranquil beauty of Tuscany, where rolling hills, vineyards, and charming medieval towns await. Stay in a romantic villa nestled amidst vineyards and olive groves and savour world-renowned wines and mouth-watering Tuscan cuisine. Explore the enchanting cities of Siena and San Gimignano, renowned for their medieval architecture and romantic ambience. Take a romantic hot air balloon ride over the Tuscan landscape, as you marvel at the panoramic views of this idyllic region.
The Lakes: Majestic and Elegant
Nestled among the majestic Alps, the picturesque lakes of Como, Garda, and Maggiore offer a dreamy setting for a honeymoon. Indulge in leisurely boat rides across crystal-clear waters, as you admire the stunning landscapes of lush hills, charming villages, and elegant villas that dot the shores. Immerse yourselves in the tranquillity of lakeside walks, surrounded by blooming gardens and enchanting promenades. Explore historic towns, visit ancient castles, and savour the renowned local cuisine and world-class wines.
Florence: Art, Culture, and Romance
Immerse yourselves in the cultural treasures of Florence, a city known for its art, history, and architectural wonders. Marvel at the magnificent Duomo, visit world-renowned museums like the Uffizi Gallery and stroll hand in hand through the charming streets lined with Renaissance palaces. Climb to the top of Piazzale Michelangelo for a panoramic view of the city and share a romantic moment as you watch the sunset over the Arno River.
Rome: Eternal Love
No honeymoon in Italy would be complete without a visit to Rome, the Eternal City. Immerse yourselves in the rich history as you explore ancient ruins such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain and make a wish together, believing in the legend that promises a return to Rome. Stroll through the charming streets of Trastevere, hand in hand, and indulge in delectable gelato while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.
Amalfi Coast: A Mediterranean Dream
Escape to the Amalfi Coast, a region blessed with rugged cliffs, vibrant villages, and azure waters. It really is as good as looks in the pictures! Take leisurely walks along the breathtaking coastal paths, discover hidden coves, and dip your toes in the crystal-clear sea. Visit the picturesque towns of Positano and Ravello, perched high above the sea, and enjoy candlelit dinners overlooking the mesmerizing coastline. Take a day trip to the gorgeous island of Capri or take your tastebuds travelling with a walking tour of the foodie capital, Naples.
Italy offers an unrivalled choice when it comes to romantic locations and unforgettable experiences. Whether you choose to get lost in the canals of Venice, embrace the serenity of Tuscany, immerse yourselves in the grandeur of Rome, unwind on the beaches of Sardinia, or a combination of them all, Italy promises an unforgettable honeymoon experience. Let us help you bring your Italian honeymoon to life by combining flights, accommodation, rail travel, transfers, and excursions all into one incredible itinerary! Get in touch today and let’s start planning!
WHEN TO GO
The best time to honeymoon in Italy depends largely on your preferences, and the specific regions you’d love to visit. Generally, the most popular time is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) seasons. During these months, the weather is typically mild and pleasant, with fewer crowds compared to the peak summer season allowing you to explore popular attractions and enjoy those romantic moments at a more leisurely pace.
THE PERFECT HONEYMOON HOTEL
An Italian honeymoon is all about the location, but choosing the right accommodation is key to bringing each destination to life and ensuring your honeymoon still enjoys a little sprinkling of luxury too. Your Personal Travel Consultant can help enhance your experience by selecting the perfect property or combination of, for your romantic escape. For now, let us inspire you with a few of our favourites…
THE GRITTI PALACE, Venice ★★★★★
With a rich history dating back to 1475, the Gritti Palace is a legendary hotel situated in one of the most coveted spots in Venice. Boasting breathtaking views of the Grand Canal, and interiors laden with antique furnishings, marble floors, magnificent paintings, and elegant damasks, this Venetian beauty is an elegant and enchanting base for an unforgettable stay.
CASTELLO DI CASOLE, A BELMOND HOTEL, Tuscany ★★★★★
This is an idyllic choice for your honeymoon, an enchanting blend of romance, luxury, and Tuscan charm. Nestled amidst the rolling green hills of Tuscany, this historic castle-turned-hotel provides a truly magical setting. With its rustic wooden beams, stone architecture, and original details that exude an atmosphere of romance and intimacy enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens, and indulge in the pampering spa before savouring the flavours of Tuscany with exquisite dining options.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, Lake Como ★★★★★
Fabulously romantic, gorgeously grand and that distinctive Mandarin Oriental flair makes this resort one of our top picks on the shores of Lake Como. Set just on the edge of the village of Blevio, this 5* resort boasts glorious views over the waters and stunning sunsets from its immaculate terraces. With Asian-inspired interiors and a romantic setting, this is a luxury honeymoon hotel you’ll remember forever.
BRUNELLESCHI HOTEL, Florence ★★★★
This boutique hotel is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway, with luxurious al fresco dining in the summer months and an intimate restaurant nestled in the tower for an unforgettable dining experience. The Florentine spirit simply oozes from this authentic Italian hotel, which is built around a Byzantine round tower. On the doorstep, you’ll find cosy wine bars and chic restaurants alongside quaint little artisan shops and irresistible street food stalls.
HOTEL NAZIONALE, Rome ★★★★
Location, location location! As a testament to the area's illustrious history, the Hotel Nazionale stands as a landmark of Roman hospitality, exuding elegance, warmth, and impeccable furnishings. Begin your evening with a delightful aperitif in the hotel bar before venturing out into the neighbouring cobblestone streets and retiring to your elegantly designed suite at the end of the evening.
GRAND CAPODIMONTE, Sorrento ★★★★★
With its Insta-worthy tiered swimming pools, classically contemporary interiors and jaw-dropping views of Sorrento, the Grand Capodimonte is one of our most popular honeymoon hotels in this beautiful location. With quiet corners to hide away in and light and airy terraces to unwind upon, all just a stone's throw from the beating heart of Sorrento this hillside retreat is the perfect spot to enjoy a fabulous Italian honeymoon.
VALLE DELL’ ERICA THALASSON & SPA, Sardinia ★★★★★
A secluded gem on the northern coast of Sardinia and located in a dreamy position overlooking the ocean to Corsica and boasting almost a mile of pristine coastline. Natural materials and low-rise architecture allow this eco-friendly resort to blend seamlessly into its surroundings. As tempting as it may be to laze on your lounge gazing out to sea, there are enough activities on offer here to keep the most energetic honeymooners entertained! For the most indulgent experience, treat yourself to a suite with a private pool.