Where to Honeymoon in Italy

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You couldn’t possibly go wrong with a honeymoon in Italy – the home of romance and La Dolce Vita! Italians have been serving up romance on a plate since time began, with an impressive landscape that features the likes of the rolling hills of Tuscany, the jaw-dropping coastline of the Amalfi Coast and the effortlessly impressive city on water; Venice.

Choosing a destination or handful of destinations to honeymoon in Italy is the hardest choice of all – the rest, you will be delighted to learn, comes easily. Italy is hard not to enjoy, oozing with charm and always featuring mouth-watering cuisine… there really isn’t much not to love. So, wondering where to honeymoon in Italy? We’ve got you covered!

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Lake Como

Lets begin up North in the Italian Lakes District with Lago di Como (Lake Como), an unquestionably romantic lake with plenty of towns, villages, villas and castles to explore to keep you busy for at least a few days. You can choose to take it slow and spend the majority of your time checked in to your lakeside villa or make your way out onto the lake to explore the history and culture of the area by visiting one of the public villas such as Villa Carlotta, or making your way by ferry to the most charming lakeside town of all: Bellagio.



Rolling hills, vineyards, endless streams of colour… you really can’t go wrong by taking your Italian honeymoon through Tuscany, especially if travelling by car. This region is best explored at your own pace, taking the time to take it all in, sample the local wines, food, and even learn a new hobby such as painting or ceramics, which are both popular in this area. Florence is at the centre of Tuscany and provides a great destination to base yourself for days trips, but ensure you allow yourself at least a few days to explore the city itself as it is without doubt the prettiest large city in all of Italy.

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre has quickly become a cultural phenomenon of sorts with many travellers flocking to the colourful cliffside to see what all the fuss is about. Due to its increasing popularity over the past few years it would be best to visit out of the high season (June, July, August) if possible or you should consider a day trip visit throughout your travels to avoid the chaos of it all. Sure, it is still as gorgeous as the pictures suggest, but to relax and unwind on your holiday you might prefer to base yourself in a more quiet location a little off the beaten path.

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Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast would have to be my top pick for a romantic getaway in Italy, though is best combined with other destinations such as a city escape in Rome, a few nights meandering the streets of Venice, and five to seven days to unwind on the Amalfi coast.

Upon arrival be sure to stop in at Naples for the best pizza of your life (Naples is indeed the birthplace of the breaded snack), stay a few nights in Sorrento or Capri, and journey onwards to the true and unquestionable gem of the coast: Positano.



As the largest of the Italian islands it is little wonder Sicily has a lot to offer visitors, especially honeymooners who are looking to escape the tourist crowds and opt for a more local experience. You can still expect crowds and plenty of them in the summer time, however will be rubbing shoulders with more Italians than foreigners as this is a holiday hot spot locals. Although surrounded by three seas you can expect much more than just a beach vacay in Siciliy, as you will also find mountains & hills to add to the magic of the crystal blue waters in Italy’s deep South.  (image)



An obvious choice, this list would not be complete without mention of Venice, the city built on water that continues to entice honeymooners year after year. Sure, Venice is busy and sure, this takes away from the magic of it all… but this is all part of what modern day Venice is: a living museum for travellers to come and experience in a time warp of sorts. Looking at booking a glorious five star hotel to lap it up? Save your money and splurge elsewhere as 3 and 4 star hotels in Venice offer just as much charm and character, especially if you can find one that has stayed in the family for generations.

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A city that is said to have inspired Shakespeare, Verona is impossible romantic, full of charm, and a great onwards destination from Venice (though don’t expect to escape the crowds as Verona is still very popular in the summer months). While still a city vacation, Verona is much smaller whilst still packing in a lot of charm, especially in the evenings when the city comes to life in a craze of al fresco dining.

Where to Honeymoon in Italy - Puglia


To escape the crowds and enjoy a more local experience, make your way down South to Italy’s boot and explore the Puglia region. With dramatic scenery and fantastic local cuisine, you can’t have anything but a fabulous experience in Italy’s deep South and if you’re looking to get off the beaten path, this is where to do so. Expect a plethora of olive groves, minimal street signs and a relentless summer sun that will leave you feeling oh so Italiano in no time at all!  (image)

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  • jtdawson492@gmail.com'
    May 14, 2016 at 1:36 am

    While I have yet to honeymoon in Italy, I can say that with so many beautiful locations, it’s hard to miss when looking for a romantic getaway. I’m more partial to Verona and Venice, but all of these choices look incredible and completely worth the trip. Thanks for sharing!

  • hello@twinsthattravel.com'
    May 4, 2016 at 12:22 am

    This post made my smug grin even smugger. I’m getting married in Tuscany next month and honeymooning in Rome, Amalfi and last night in Verona to enjoy an open air opera of Carmen! Even though I’ve visited all these places before (except the Amalfi, I’m super excited to explore) I cannot wait to get back and get fat. Gooddbyyeee wedding diet! Thanks for reinforcing my decision Brooke :p xx

    • Brooke Saward
      May 4, 2016 at 3:47 am

      I remember seeing your comment on Instagram – you lucky thing! You will have such an amazing time. Just don’t hold back on the food – we were eventually eating 3-4 gelatos a day but put it down to market research :p SO. MUCH. FOOD. But now that I’m home for a couple days I would do anything to be back in Italy eating the food! Aus just doesn’t cut it!! Congrats and I can’t wait to see pics 🙂 xxx

  • sahar.sonyasmi@gmail.com'
    May 2, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Want to explore Italy soooo much!!!! I can’t even choose one place in this country)

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    Lisa Caparaso-Cyran
    May 1, 2016 at 4:52 am

    We spent 20 days on a grand tour of Italy and Sicily for our 20th anniversary last summer. I agree with Carly. I enjoyed it very single second. Definitely plan to return! My faves were dinner in Tuscany, relaxing along Lake Maggiore, VENICE!!!! OMG!, and Taormina in Sicily…soooo romantic! BUT…. I loved the entire trip….Verona, Amalfi Coast…I could go on and on! We did it all! Cinque Terre involved LOTS of walking, but it was worth it. Rome was a little crazy….very crowded & too many warnings of pickpockets. That got unnerving! Pompeii was 120 F. No lie!! I was like a boiled potato when we left there. I wanted out of there, but my hubby loved it, so to each his own. Did I mention the food?!? Gelato should be illegal! Sigh….I’ll stop now. You must go & see for yourself. Go and see it all! Do it up the right way!

    • Brooke Saward
      May 2, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      You’ve just allowed me to relive my Italian experience with this comment!!! Thanks so much Lisa! <3

  • alyssakwalton@gmail.com'
    April 29, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    My husband and I are hoping to go to Italy as part of our honeymoon later in the year. Almost all of these locations are on the wishlist! Although the only two we haven’t been to are Amalfi coast and Cinque Terre

  • stephanie.h.huynh@gmail.com'
    April 29, 2016 at 4:09 am

    We honeymooned in Italy. Cinque Terre, Florence, and Rome. It was cool. But I’ll never forget what it’s like to eat pizza and pasta before having to eat gluten free now…

  • nuriavidalpesa@gmail.com'
    April 29, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Heya Brooke! The image of Sicily it’s Cinque Terre too, specifically Vernazza 😉 Instead this great post!! Italy is amazing
    xx Nuria

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    Carly @ Let Us Wanderlust
    April 28, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    We honeymooned in Italy and it was a total dream! Every single second! Can’t wait to return again some day.

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    Miles of Happiness - Marie
    April 28, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Oh it’s gorgeous… I miss this Europe atmosphere. So charming!

  • kristen@muddleandjoy.com'
    Kristen @ Muddle + Joy
    April 28, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I am blown away by the colors of Italy! Between the views, the food, and the history, this feels like an amazingly romantic destination.