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Honeymoon in Italy
Cultural powerhouse, culinary powerhouse, fashion powerhouse, picturesque towns and iconic cities, a honeymoon in Italy is everything…
A honeymoon in Italy is mesmerising. One of the best countries to visit on earth to visit, the hardest part of planning your Italy honeymoon itinerary, will be to decide which parts to visit and which parts you can bear to skip!
Birthplace of the Roman empire, the origin of magnificent Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, and a titan of modern fashion, Italy is an unparalleled travel destination for culture vultures. It is home to the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world (fifty-eight). Home to one of the world’s most renowned cuisines which vary from region to region—you’ll be in culinary heaven on your honeymoon in Italy. It’s easy to get around too, as the train network is extensive (and a bonus is that it’s a great way to make your honeymoon more sustainable).
Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast are usually the first on the list for most couples planning a honeymoon in Italy. With beautiful cliffside towns like Positano, Ravello and Praiano and an irresistible coastline, it’s easy to see why. With islands like Capri and Ischia, bucket list sites like Pompeii and the birthplace of pizza in Naples, it’s hard to beat this spectacular area of Italy with so much to see and do. Take a Vespa tour, drink limoncello cocktails and take a dip in the grottos in Capri.
The capital, Rome, is just a couple of hours by train away, where you can visit some of Italy’s most famous sites and walk through this incredible city with history at every turn. Marvel at the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountains, the Pantheon and Sistine Chapel. Eat all the pasta and gelato.
Venture a little further north to heavenly Florence, the city of art and architecture. See Michelangelo’s David, Ponte Vecchio and the renaissance art at the Uffizi Gallery. Get that insta-shot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and take a road trip through the beautiful Tuscan countryside with rolling hills and medieval towns like San Gimignano. Go wine tasting in Chianti. Explore the villages of Cinque Terre.
Sicily is a captivating island and if you’re planning a honeymoon in Italy, it should definitely be on your shortlist. Beaches, fascinating history, ancient sites, and a unique cuisine all of its own. We’re more than a little obsessed with Taormina. Explore Italy’s stunning lake regions, hop from Milan to Lake Como or visit the home of Romeo and Juliet in Verona on your way to Lake Garda.
And of course, Venice, despite the crowds, is still one of the most magical cities in the world. Take a gondola ride. Marvel at the view from the Campanile. Consider the Italian Riviera in northern Italy, where one of Italy’s most picturesque towns, Portofino, awaits.
In the south, the lesser-known but rewarding Puglia region is home to vineyards and olive groves. The beautiful city of Bari is a great jump off point to the gorgeous coastline. Thinking of travelling in winter? The Italian Alps can be good value and less crowded than some of their neighbours.
Can you tell a honeymoon in Italy is one of our favourites?
There is so much to see and do in Italy that you can easily spend your whole honeymoon there, but for couples looking for a multi-destination honeymoon, there are wonderful options. If you’re looking at two of Europe’s top honeymoon destinations, the Amalfi Coast and Mykonos & Santorini, why not combine both? There are direct flights from Naples to Mykonos.
From Milan, cross the alps into Switzerland in a few hours on one of Europe’s most scenic, romantic train trips, the Bernina Express. From Venice, take a short drive to Slovenia, one of our favourite destinations for an eco-friendly honeymoon and a haven for outdoor lovers. You could also be island hopping in Croatia in a few hours too!
If you want to a little further afield, there are plenty of honeymoon cruises that depart from Rome and Venice. You can also get a little further on Europe’s extensive low-cost flight network.
Best time to visit Italy
The best time to visit Italy for a honeymoon is from April to October, when the weather is warm. From July to August the weather heats up with temperatures with average temperatures around 30°C / 90°F with the heaviest crowds. During winter, it is cooler with average temperatures in Rome of 5°C / 40°F.
Is Italy good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in Italy is the perfect destination for culture, history and food lovers.
How long do you need for a honeymoon in Italy? We recommend at least 10 nights for a honeymoon in Italy.
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