With its abundance of wonderful food, stunning scenery and historical cities it’s easy to see why Italy is such a sought-after honeymoon destination. If you can’t decide between your pizzas and your piazzas as you plan your honeymoon take a look at our pick of the best Italian honeymoon destinations…perfect for a short break or for traveling around, Italy has something for you.
Planning Your Honeymoon in Italy
When it comes to planning your honeymoon in Italy and where to go, our handy guide below lets you know the most unmissable spots to visit in this beautiful country. If you really want to make the most of your trip then why not make it a touring holiday and visit a number of locations Italy.
Pristine and stunning Amalfi looks out across the sparkling Mediterranean sea and enjoys both beautiful scenery with pretty old towns and a world heritage site. Not only can you enjoy the 30-mile stretch of coastline, you will also find Amalfi has plenty of history and charm. Depending on where you choose to stay on your honeymoon to Amalfi, you’ll find popular towns with plenty of restaurants and good food, as well as quieter more rural areas if you’re looking to relax. Amalfi is the perfect place to spend a romantic honeymoon in Italy, it has a little bit of everything you’ re dreaming of.
If you’re looking for something chic and indulgent during your honeymoon in Italy, look no further than Capri. A pretty island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, Capri boasts a heady mix of rural rugged landscape with exquisite 5-star shopping, hotels and restaurants. Perfect for a long weekend – Capri is only reached by ferry, and is famous for its ‘Blue Grotto’ – a striking stretch of amazing bright blue sea which you have probably seen in many famous photos of the area. Whether you stay in one of the many luxury hotels in Capri, or you choose to hire a private villa, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with this vibrant Island during your honeymoon in Italy.
Beautiful Florence is a dream honeymoon destination with its incredible scenery, history of Art and charming architecture. If you’re looking for some history and culture take a trip to the famous Cathedral or to the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, just don’t forget to book your tickets in advance. If shopping and lunch is more your style head to the famous shopping streets before stopping for some lunch and people watching in a pretty restaurant with a view or in a cosy side street cafe. If you’re looking for something a little quieter during your honeymoon in Florence, explore the rural side by hiring some bikes and heading out together with a picnic.
Take a trip to the romantic “city of water” and travel by gondola for the weekend. Stunning and romantic Venice is the perfect destination for couples looking for pure indulgent romance. You will find lots of landmark places to visit during your stay such as the Piazza San Marco and St. Mark’s Basilica – choose to explore or simply sit back and let the world go by as you travel in style down the narrow streets by boat. When it comes to dining look just out of town to find some quieter restaurants and cafes, or head straight for the piazza’s if you’re looking for that vibrant city buzz.
Famously known as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is a medieval old town in Northern Italy. It’s the perfect place for a short break or a day trip during your honeymoon in Italy and you will find it’s a lot quieter than some of the more famous cities such as Venice or Rome. Take a trip to the famous “Juliet’s Balcony” if you can face the crowds, otherwise head to the much loved square Piazza Bra for some good old italian coffee and people watching. If you have time, explore the famous Verona Arena – and if you’re lucky there might even be a performance on. If you’re feeling active then climb the stairs of the Piazzale Castel San Pietro to take in the view from the very top.
Beautiful Sicily is another great location for your honeymoon in Italy. Not only are there plenty of stunning beaches within easy reach, you will also find lots of culture to soak up – explore the museums, churches and castles, and head out and explore the markets. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous during your honeymoon in Italy you can also seek out the scuba diving and sailing activities on offer, or perhaps try a boat tour along the coastline. With lots of good restaurants both in and out of the cities, along with its history and beautiful scenery, Sicily is a great destination for couples looking to do a little bit of everything during their honeymoon to Italy.
Northern Italy (Lake Como)
Set against the foothills of the Alps, Lake Como is a popular honeymoon destination because of its rugged beauty and lakeside resorts. If you’re looking to combine relaxation with a little exploration Lake Como is perfectly positioned for a long weekend. Surrounded by beaches you can find quiet places to unwind, sail or windsurf, as well as taking a boat trip to nearby towns and landmarks. Take a day trip to Bellagio or Como City, before enjoying a romantic dinner for two, with a view, or visit some of the famous historical residences looking out over the water.
Inspiring historical Rome, rich with history and architecture is easily one of the most romantic cities in the world. If you’re looking to celebrate your honeymoon in Italy, a trip to Rome will be one to remember. Whenever you go to Rome it will be busy as it’s such a popular place, however once you arrive at the breathtaking Colosseum or the world famous Pantheon you will be drawn in to the amazing history and culture of the city. With lots of places to eat and drink, you will find lots of walking tours, bus tours and guides ready and waiting to help you explore this magical place.
Sardinia is an amazing honeymoon destination with its sparkling crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast, its sandy beaches and its pretty harbours and winding streets. Perfect for couples looking to celebrate their honeymoon in Italy, Sardinia has the wow factor and could easily keep you busy all week with so much to see and do. It’s also the perfect place to unwind if you just want to relax and enjoy doing nothing. Tour the capital island of Cagliari, or simply sunbathe and paddle in the lagoons – whatever you choose to do, Sardinia will provide the perfect romantic backdrop.
The Italian Riviera
If you’re thinking of turquoise waters and pretty pastel towns then explore the Italian Riviera during your honeymoon in Italy. Not only is there plenty to see and do, you will find there is something for everyone and every mood. From sleepy fishing villages, to vibrant towns and stylish resorts, there are lots of places to relax, explore, eat and drink. The lovely seaside scenes are dreamy, perfect for couples celebrating their honeymoon in style.
Whether you’re looking to explore or relax, Italy is a dream honeymoon destination offering a wealth of sparkling seas, fabulous food and incredible history. There is so much to take in from cities to rural escapes, however you choose to honeymoon in Italy we can guarantee it will be an unforgettable trip. For every more inspiration, explore our collection of honeymoon ideas.