Are you looking for the most romantic Italy honeymoon destinations? You have come to the right place! First of all, congratulations on getting married and choosing to honeymoon in Italy. Italy is one of the cradles of civilization and the culture perfectly blends the old and the new. Italian food is delicious and Italian people are friendly and kind. Whether you are looking for a famous destination for your Italian honeymoon or you are looking for something off-the-beaten-path, there is something for everyone.
From fantastic beaches to the most stunning mountains in the world, Italy has so many options to choose for your honeymoon. You can honeymoon in Italy all year round so no matter what time you get married, you can choose one of these destinations to visit. Of course, mountains are better in summer but the south of Italy may be better in winter because it is off-season and it doesn’t snow down there. Hopefully, this list of the most romantic places in Italy to spend your honeymoon will help you with some inspiration to begin planning your dream trip!
10 Wildly Romantic Italy Honeymoon Destinations
Go Wine Tasting In Poppi
What is more romantic than wine tasting in Tuscany, Italy? Poppi is a small town located in the Tuscany region and is the perfect setting for your Italian honeymoon. If you and your sweetheart love wine, there is no better place than Tuscany to go for a tasting experience. Be sure to stop at Brancaia Winery near Poppi for a tasting and tour. This is a great afternoon activity so that you can spend a lazy morning waking up and enjoying breakfast looking out over the Italian countryside. You will be able to tour the winery and taste some delicious wine, before heading off for dinner.
The town of Poppi also features a remarkably well-preserved 13th-century castle that towers over the entire city. Be sure to visit the Castle of Counts Guidi during your time in Poppi and marvel at the many small churches that sit in and around the town as well. If you are looking to see the famous green hills in Tuscany during your Italy honeymoon, drive a little outside of the city and turn around for a postcard-perfect spot. This is the perfect photo point if you are looking to capture some of the romance of Tuscany as well as if you want to enjoy the perfect sunset during your honeymoon in Italy!
Read more: How To Plan The Perfect Tuscany Road Trip
Spend Your Italian Honeymoon Exploring The Dolomites In Bolzano
Many people planning their honeymoon in Italy don’t consider the Dolomites/Italian Alps as a location and we are here to prove you otherwise. The Dolomites, located in Northern Italy, are the most romantic, breathtaking, and fantastic place you will ever come across. Think of this: riding cable cars up the mountain with your sweetheart for stunning views, hiking and walking or road tripping during the day, and then eating pizza, sipping wine, and dancing in the town square by night!
Bolzano is the perfect romantic city for your Italy honeymoon because it is centrally located to all the stunning nature the Italian Alps have to offer, while still being a larger city for you to be pampered if you want to take a day off. If you are a nature lover, make sure to either rent a car or take a tour during your time in this dreamy area of Italy to see Puez-Geisler Nature Park which is located about an hour away from Bolzano. You won’t be disappointed and the mountains will rejuvenate you from the stress of planning your wedding!
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Honeymoon In Procida Where There Are No Cars
Sometimes cars are great and sometimes they can ruin the atmosphere. If you are looking to get away and go somewhere that is very relaxed, then honeymoon in the Italian island of Procida. This tiny island is only 4 square kilometers and just a 40-minute ferry ride from Naples. It isn’t as popular as neighboring destinations so you are in for a much more private honeymoon experience. This island is traffic-free and can only be reached by stairs and passages that wind through the houses on the island. How romantic is that?!
Imagine spending your Italy honeymoon walking through winding narrow lanes past secret gardens and blossoming lemon groves and ending the day watching the sunset from a black sand beach? If Procida is where you want to honeymoon in Italy, make sure to visit Terra Murata, the oldest village and highest point on the island. It is a fortress that was built in the 15th century and offers the best views of Procida. This Italian honeymoon destination is perfect to visit all-year-round.
Cinque Terre Is The Perfect Coastal Honeymoon Getaway
The Ligurian Coast is one of our favorite romantic honeymoon destinations in the entire world and one of the best in Italy! The Ligurian Coast is located along the left curve of Italy at the top of “the boot” shape the country makes. Cinque Terre is incredibly romantic, cute, quaint, and perfectly Italian. Cinque Terre is actually a collection of 5 towns, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. You can choose to visit all 5 during your Italy honeymoon, or you can choose your top picks and save the rest for next time.
There are many hotel and homestay options in all five of the Cinque Terre towns so you can choose the town that fits your romantic personality best for your honeymoon in Italy. The views are incredible so make sure to pick a place with a balcony for romantic morning brunches overlooking the Mediterranian. During your honeymoon in Cinque Terre, make sure to visit Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This National Park is one of the smallest in Italy at only 15 square miles but one of the most popular and most beautiful! Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre is one of the most heavily inhabited national parks in Italy and it is easy to see why! A one day pass costs $9 per person to enter the National Park.
Spend Your Italian Honeymoon Wandering Around Isola San Giulio
If you are looking for an Italy honeymoon destination that is practically unknown to tourists, choose Isola San Giulio. You may have heard of the more popular Lake Como in the northwest of Italy. While Lake Como is incredibly beautiful, it is also incredibly popular. If you want to get off-the-beaten-path for your honeymoon in Italy, Isola San Giulio is located in the middle of a nearby lake. In the Piedmont region, not far from Milan, lies the beautiful island Isola San Giulio, in the middle of Lake Orta. A small Italian honeymoon destination, only 275 meters long and 140 meters wide, it is most famous for its Romanesque Basilica San Giulio.
The only people who live on Isola San Giulio are a group of Benedictine Nuns so the solitude is perfect for walking around, relaxing, and sipping and eating fine Italian food and wine. When visiting Isola San Giulio, you will want to stay in the small town of Orta San Giulio. It overlooks the island and is just a short boat ride away. Make sure to book a villa that has island views for the most romantic Italian honeymoon experience.
The Amalfi Coast Blends Relaxation And Exploration
You may or may not have heard of the Amalfi Coast, but it is one of the most dreamy Italy honeymoon destinations. The Amalfi Coast is a 31 mile stretch of coastline along the southern Sorrentine coast of Italy. It is a popular Italian honeymoon location but for a good reason. If you go during the off-season, you have a high chance of beating the crowds and getting more affordable lodging.
The Amalfi Coast is picture-perfect Italy, with colorful homes built straight into the cliff and crystal clear waters as far as the eye can see. The rugged coastline dotted with pastel fishing villages is the perfect setting for a romantic Italian honeymoon. The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its uniqueness and beauty. Spend the morning hiking along the sheer cliffs that overlook the sea, the afternoon tanning on the beach, and the evening watching the sunset from your villa on the Mediterranian. You really can’t go wrong by choosing the Amalfi Coast as your honeymoon destination in Italy.
Honeymoon In Venice Before The City Disappears
No list about Italy honeymoon destinations would be complete without mentioning and suggesting Venice. Sadly, due to rising waters, the city is sinking and crumbling. Eventually, the city will be uninhabitable and underwater, so if you have always wanted to see Venice, there is no better time to go than now before it is too late to visit this beautiful historic city. If you choose Venice for your honeymoon in Italy, spend a little time in the city, then get out and explore the surrounding islands.
The islands of Murano, Burano and more are the perfect romantic day trips from Venice during your Italian honeymoon. If you are looking for a wonderful memento of your love, consider choosing a piece of hand-blown Murano glass together and then putting it in your new home once you return from your honeymoon. Of course, during your time in Venice, you should splurge on an expensive yet super romantic gondola ride. It wouldn’t be a honeymoon in Venice without one, right?!
Slow Down And Wander Ancient Streets In Tuscany’s Volterra
Tuscany is a beautiful region of Italy to visit. Of course, there is the more popular [and super romantic] city of Florence, but smaller towns such as Volterra up the romance factor and “down” the tourist competition. Volterra is actually one of the oldest cities in Europe, dating from the 7th century which makes it a wildly romantic Italy honeymoon destination. It is very well preserved and enclosed in an ancient city wall that dates back to the 4th century.
Not much has changed since the town was built, which is why we recommend stopping at Volterra during your honeymoon in Italy if you are looking for a truly authentic and ancient Italian experience. Make sure to spend some time exploring the Medicean Fortress and the great Roman Theater. If you are a foodie, make sure to try Zuppa di Volterra which is the delicious local dish! There is nothing more romantic than wandering through an ancient city with your new spouse and getting lost on the cobblestone streets of 4th century Italy!
Rome Is The Quintessential Romantic Italian Honeymoon Destination
If you are planning your honeymoon in Italy, chances are you are probably flying into Rome [or Milan]. If Rome isn’t already on your bucket list, it is a great romantic city to add to your Italian honeymoon itinerary. Rome is known as the Eternal City and millions have found romance there over the decades. The thing about Rome is that there are good areas and there are crazy-busy areas. If you are planning your Italian honeymoon and want to spend it in Rome, keep this in mind so you don’t visit and end up disappointed and annoyed by the hustle and bustle.
Keep your time in Rome to a 3-day maximum during your honeymoon in Italy and then escape the crowds for one of the other far-flung and lesser-known destinations on this list. In Rome, visit the Vatican, the Coliseum, Parthenon, and Trevi Fountain. If you want to see the Trevi Fountain without tourists, go for sunrise and then have breakfast walking around the ancient streets. Try some Roman Gelato as you and your spouse take in the Eternal City and walk around to discover romantic sites you would have never otherwise found.
Visit Juliette’s Balcony In Verona
While Romeo and Juliette really is NOT a romantic story, Verona is a super fantastic city to visit for your honeymoon in Italy. First off, it was the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette and you can actually visit Juliette’s Balcony. It was also the setting for the movie “Letters To Juliette.” Secondly, Verona is very well located in central Italy so if you want to use it as a base for your Italian honeymoon to explore other parts of the country, you are set up well to do so.
Verona is often skipped by tourists which is unfortunate because it is a culturally rich and beautiful city. The nearby Lake Garda is the perfect romantic day trip from Verona on your honeymoon in Italy where you can go boating and dine lakeside. If you are into more active honeymoon activities, you can go hiking in the nearby mountains before heading back to Verona to spend the night. While you are in this city on your Italy honeymoon, make sure to check out the ancient Verona Ampthieathre and maybe even catch an opera there while you are at it.
Map Of The Most Romantic Italy Honeymoon Locations
We created this handy map just for you to help plan your honeymoon in Italy! Sometimes it is easier to see everything all in one place if you are a visual person. These wildly romantic Italy honeymoon locations are all wonderful to visit on their own, but if you want to visit multiple on your honeymoon, it is helpful to see which ones are nearby so you can possibly see them together. Download this map “offline” using the Google Maps app so that you can have it during your Italian honeymoon!
And there you have it! 10 wildly romantic Italy honeymoon destinations. All that is left is for you to pick which ones you want to visit. Italy has so much to offer so you really can’t go wrong, no matter what you choose. Your honeymoon in Italy will be special to you and your spouse, so make sure to consult with each other about what your priorities are. Hiking? Drinking wine? Laying by the beach? Exploring lakes? No matter what you want to do during your Italian honeymoon, this beautiful country will not disappoint! Congratulations on your impending nuptials and we know you will love Italy as much as we do!
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