Italy and France are the first words that are associated with a honeymoon in Europe. Italy is considered one of the most romantic countries with a huge variety of scenic spots, rich history, delicious cuisine, and a unique atmosphere. We did our best to choose the top-10 honeymoon destinations in Italy that will leave you with the warmest and most positive memories.
Amalfi Coast (Amalfi)
Amalfi Coast is a fantastic place with a breathtaking landscape: crystal clear water, olive trees, vineyards, and lemon groves. The luxurious coastline is home to the fashionable resorts of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Ravello is a quiet, small resort town with incomparable views of the Mediterranean Sea. Richard Wagner was struck and inspired by Ravello, describing it as the closest place to paradise.
The dazzling beauty of this city on the water did not leave such talented people as Vivaldi, Hemingway, Wagner, and Lord Byron indifferent. Truman Capote wrote about Venice: “Venice tastes like a whole box of liqueur-filled chocolate eaten at once.” This city is actually a very romantic and must-see place for everyone. The incomparable Venetian bridges, gondolas, narrow streets, and tiny houses will leave a deep mark in everyone’s heart.
Lake Como (Lago Como)
Even before George Clooney, who called Lake Como his Italian home, many people fell in love with the place. Silence and a sense of peace soar right above the blue water. That is where you get incomparable pleasure from walking along the streets of coastal towns, shopping, and, finally, from a wonderful dinner in one of the cozy restaurants.
After spending your honeymoon in Tuscany, you will understand why so many artists constantly depict local landscapes in their paintings. Florence, the administrative center of Tuscany, is called “the diamond in the crown of the Renaissance” and is also considered to be the romantic capital of the region. You will not be disappointed whatever you do: wandering the streets, visiting medieval castles and art galleries, tasting local cheese and wine.
Tuscany offers honeymooners a lot of wonderful places: Florence, Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Chianti, Cortona, and many others.
Between the Eternal City and romantic Tuscany lies the Umbria region – the “green” heart of Italy. American writer Henry James recalled Umbria as “the most beautiful garden in the world.” An ideal location, a variety of terrain, unexplored places – all this is the Umbria region. It is definitely a place for a honeymoon: you can’t help but love the combination of fantastic scenery, local cuisine, and impressive architecture. Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto and Bevagna cities will charm you forever.
Italian Riviera (Riviera Italiana)
This is the name of the coast of the Liguria region. Here you will find cozy houses almost at the very edge of the water, small villages, and beautiful bays and harbors.
The picturesque town of Portofino is perhaps the most famous on the Riviera, and the resort of Santa Margherita Ligure is distinguished by its unique atmosphere and affordable prices.
Cinque Terre (Cinque Terre)
Cinque Terre is also a part of the Italian Riviera, but it has a completely different atmosphere. The most beautiful national park stretches along the coast for 18 kilometers, connecting five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. You have many options for spending your free time: horse-riding and climbing are just a few. Those who prefer passive relaxation can spend their honeymoon sunbathing on the Cote d’Azur during the day, enjoying a wonderful dinner in a cozy cafe in the evening afterward.
Piedmont is a region famous for its mountains, fantastic Barolo and Barbaresco wines, and delicious chocolate. Once, the area was home to the Duchy of Savoy. Thanks to this, you can find many palaces, castles, and wine yards in Piedmont today. Even though the region is developing mainly due to agriculture, Turin, the administrative center of Piedmont, is ultimately a modern city, where the current era successfully coexists with the previous ones.
Lago-Maggiore (Lago Maggiore)
This is the second-largest lake in Italy. It separates Lombardy and Piedmont regions and crosses the border with Switzerland. You can even try to combine your holidays and spend time both at Lago-Maggiore and Lake Como, or you can just enjoy your honeymoon in Lago-Maggiore. The lake has several islands, including the picturesque Borromean Islands (Isole Borromee). The small towns of Baveno and Stresa will delight you with their romantic atmosphere, while the architecture with echoes from the past will please your eye.
Probably, few people will think about the opportunity to go for a honeymoon to the capital of Italy, trying to avoid the bustle of the city. However, the Eternal City is a great choice. Inspiring art masterpieces, stately architecture, and exciting history cannot leave anyone indifferent. Furthermore, Rome is close enough to the coasts of Sorrento and Amalfi, so if you wish, you can combine active time in Rome and a passive one on sandy beaches.