Italy is undoubtedly one of the favorite destinations to spend the honeymoon. It is a magical and unforgettable place. A wonderful land that offers the opportunity to discover the major cities of art, but also the places where nature creates postcard scenarios.
So let’s see some of the most popular destinations in the “Bel Paese”, which have now become a classic one, but also some lesser-known places, however equally beautiful and suggestive.
Let’s explore the best honeymoon destinations in Italy:
Among the destinations where to spend the honeymoon, you cannot miss the classic of the classics: Rome, the eternal city. Indeed, the capital has a lot of history, culture, and charm, essential ingredients for a perfect honeymoon. City of a thousand resources, you can get lost in its ancient streets, museums, and ruins and visit places such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Gianicolo, Castel Sant’Angelo, Villa Borghese, the Pincio terrace. Romantic places are certainly not lacking in this extraordinary city.
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Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, is a real open-air art gallery. With its ancient palaces, monuments, museums, and splendid churches embellished with works by great artists such as Michelangelo, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli, Florence has a lot to offer. Starting from Piazza del Duomo, passing through Piazza Della Signoria until reaching Ponte Vecchio, it is a succession of timeless beauties. Without considering the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most visited and famous Italian museums, known for its vast collection of Renaissance works. Beyond the Arno river, you will also find Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens, the historic residence of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany and the largest monumental green area in the city.
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Among the cities recommended for the perfect honeymoon in Italy, Venice certainly could not be missing, considered the city of love on par with Paris. Unique in the world, it is full of suggestive corners and hotels capable of making you live a real dream. Venice must be explored calmly, getting lost in the alleys and along the bridges. The beating heart of the Venetian city is the elegant Piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, surrounded by wonderful monuments such as the Basilica of San Marco, the Bell Tower, and the Doge’s Palace. Another important symbol of the city is the Grand Canal, which divides the city in two and which you can see in all its splendor from the Rialto Bridge. For lovers, a romantic gondola ride cannot be missing.
Spend time also exploring the nearby islands, such as the splendid Burano and Murano.
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It is the ideal destination for a honeymoon in Italy, being the city of Romeo and Juliet. In addition to the beauties offered by the city, first of all, the Arena, Verona is also the ideal starting point for excursions to nearby Lake Garda or the numerous amusement parks in the area.
For those who prefer the city with its monuments and romantic alleys, Verona offers a rich choice of museums, shopping streets, shows and other things to see. Its historic center is, in fact, unique, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its romantic and fascinating architecture and urban structure, with its bridges over the Adige river, the wonderful buildings, the beautiful squares, and the spectacular Arena.
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Portofino is a very romantic destination among the most requested and sought after by foreigners. With its colors, its scents and breathtaking landscapes, this small Ligurian town is ideal for an intimate and special honeymoon.
Immersed in the splendid Ligurian Riviera, Portofino is one of the most suitable places for those who want to spend their honeymoon under the banner of passion and love. The symbol par excellence of the town is the small square overlooking the marina and the colorful houses, which give it a strongly artistic aspect. The Abbey of San Fruttuoso is worth a visit, reachable only by sea or through paths that reconnect newlyweds with pure and silent nature.
From Portofino, using the Cinque Terre train, you can discover the beauties of the villages such as Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Manarola or Riomaggiore. Five towns to visit for their beauties. You should also try the famous Blue Path, a hiking path that stretches along the coast, connecting all the towns of the natural park. There will be dream panoramas where to stop and photograph unique moments.
Local cuisine, consisting mainly of fish, must also be tasted, without forgetting the legendary Genoese pesto, an authentic must of the Ligurian culinary tradition.
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6. The islands of the Gulf of Naples
Capri and Ischia are the destinations that can not miss in the honeymoon.
Located right in front of the Gulf of Naples, Capri is famous for its elegance of the past. There are many fascinating places to visit: the terraces overlooking the Faraglioni, the secluded bays far from the chaos, the famous Blue Grotto, and much more. These are just some of the places that will make your honeymoon unforgettable, between crystal clear waters and lots of greenery.
It is the ideal place to enjoy a romantic break, between walks and breathtaking views.
From the beauty of Capri, we pass to that of another island in the Gulf of Naples: Ischia. Also called the Green Island for its lush nature made of hills and rock cliffs overlooking the sea, it is a small natural and cultural treasure chest. Its magnificent castle which dominates the island from above, the Soccorso church that stands out white against the blue of the sky and the sea and the thousand colors of the La Mortella garden are just some of the attractions of this pristine corner of the gulf.
Furthermore, Ischia is also a renowned spa resort where you can spend a few hours of relaxation in the establishments, such as in the famous Poseidon Gardens.
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The hilly area of Chianti, between Florence and Siena, is an enchanting place: its villages overlooking the vines, the panorama that takes on different colors and shades depending on the season, and the sense of peace and serenity that reigns confer the characteristics ideal for those who want to spend a romantic honeymoon in Italy.
Also, in recent years numerous luxury residences are emerging, also equipped with spas and wellness centers, suitable for couples who want to spend an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.
During the day, then, lovers of good wine and good food will be spoiled for choice on places to go.
And last but not least, for those who want to feel like a real prince and princess, in addition to the vines, olive trees, and historic villages there are numerous castles to visit.
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Considered the brightest center of the province of Brindisi, Ostuni, it is also called White City for the white lime that covers the houses of the historic center and is a suggestive destination for those who decide to spend a romantic honeymoon in Italy.
The ideal is to stroll through the historic center characterized by steep alleys and stairways where it is easy to come across ancient buildings.
When you arrive at the top of the hill you are in front of the Cathedral which dominates the surrounding landscape made of olive trees that reach the sea.
If you have time, the beaches around Ostuni, the Torre Guaceto Reserve, and the many typical towns of Salento are also worth a visit.
Sicily is history, folklore, wonderful landscapes, crystal clear sea, and culinary culture. Besides, the climate is favorable all year round, as it is almost always mild and sunny. The best months for a honeymoon in Sicily are May, June, September, and October.
Palermo, the Arab-Norman city, is full of life and represents the beating, economic, and political heart of Sicily. Rich in monuments, churches, and works of art, the beauties of this city are truly infinite. The Norman Cathedral of Palermo is almost a perfect compendium of the city’s thousand-year history. Also visit Palazzo dei Normanni, the oldest royal residence in Europe; it is the seat of the Sicilian Regional Assembly and is the building where the wonderful Palatine Chapel is located. Just 5 kilometers from Palermo is the town of Monreale, with its wonderful Norman cathedral.
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