Gondola, wine, and everything fine await you on your honeymoon in Italy. This European country is bestowed with a varied topography, and thus you get to witness seacoasts, highlands, woodlands, and ornate cityscapes flaunting regal renaissance architecture. Italy has a lot to offer for couples with varied interests. A relaxing swim in the hot springs, ambling hand in hand through the vineyards of Tuscany, or skimming through the glittering canals of Venice; Italy is full of experiences to relish!
From places you must visit on your Italian honeymoon to best time to visit, and average package cost, this blog post will help you plan your voyage effortlessly.
Romantic honeymoon destinations in Italy
1. Venice – The canal city with impressive gondolas
A honeymoon in Italy sounds incomplete without mentioning Venice. The famous canal city is often found in the bucket list of many honeymooners, and why shouldn’t it be?! After all the signature Gondola rides cruising you past the iconic landmarks of the country, like Piazza San Marco, come as a major highlight.
Choose Gondola Serenade to make your gondola rides even more romantic. This private ride will sail you amid the 600 year old landscape of Venice, along with a native rower who’ll sing folk songs to set the ambiance.
Romantic things to do in Venice:
- Take the Gondola ride in the evening during sunset
- Witness opera and ballet performances in Theatre La Fenice
- Taste the delicious gelatos
Places to visit in Venice: St. Marks Basillica, Grand Canal, and Doge’s Palace
Romantic hotels in Venice: Hotel Henry and Rialto Unique Venice Experience
2. Tuscany – Alluring vineyards and Renaissance architecture
Known around the world for its sprawling and spoiling vineyards, Tuscany is an unmissable place for couples on a honeymoon in Italy. Besides world’s finest wines, it offers views of the Renaissance-styled edifices of Florence. You get the best of both worlds here – unperturbed countryside and a buzzing yet historic cosmopolitan scenario, a combination that places Tuscany among the best honeymoon destinations to visit in Europe!
Romantic things to do in Tuscany:
- Take the wine tour in Montalcino region
- Explore the countryside on a cycle tour (group or private tour)
- Know about the traditional leather works in Leather School in Santa Croce
Places to visit in Tuscany: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Florence Cathedral, and Piazza del Campo
Romantic hotels in Tuscany: La Cappella and Agrihotel Elisabetta
3. Naples – Stunning panorama and culinary brilliance
Naples has stolen hearts of many with its delicious pizzas. For newly weds however the key attractions are stunning coastline, volcanoes, and Italian art and architecture. The beauty of Naples is captivating, tailor made to mesmerize the the love birds on their honeymoon in Italy.
Romantic things to do in Naples:
- Feast on the authentic Neapolitan pizzas at Pizzeria Fratelli Salvo
- Learn a step or two of Tarantella dance, the Italian folk dance
- Take a day tour to historic town, Pompeii
Places to visit in Naples: Royal Palace of Naples, Cappella Sansevero, and Certosa e Museo di San Martino
Romantic hotels in Naples: Inn of Naples and Bellasera Resort
4. Rome – Flaunting heritage with its thumping nightlife
Rome – The Eternal City of Italy comfortably blends the age-old heritage and modernism. It is the capital of Italy and among the loveliest places to visit in Italy for honeymoon. From inspiring art to historic architecture to buzzing nightlife – it has all that’ll make your honeymoon awesome!
Romantic things to do in Rome:
- Learn the skills of a knight at the Gladiator School
- Enjoy a free movie in open cinema at Villa Borghese gardens
- Shop vintage fashion in Monti’s Vintage Market, held every weekend
Places to visit in Rome: Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Roman Forum are among top attractions of Rome
Romantic hotels in Rome: Shangri La Corsetti Hotel and Hotel Capannelle
5. Lake Como – A glacial lake resembling an inverted Y
Not known much by the tourists around the world, Lake Como actually is a marvel. The fact less people know about this place gives the honeymooners good riddance from lot of crowd even in peak season. Lake Como – a glacial lake on the foothills looks like an inverted Y. The dramatic landscape with snow-capped peaks makes it a one of the most romantic places in Italy for honeymoon.
Romantic things to do in Lake Como:
- Travel on the Brunate funicular
- Be a part of the traditional street plays, boat races, and parades held in August, if you’re visiting during this time
- Take the boat tour to Bellagio
Places to visit in Lake Como: Villa Carlotta, Como Cathedral, and Villa Melzi d’Eril
Romantic hotels in Lake Como: Grand Hotel Tremezzo, and Crotto Del Misto
Alongside the listed attractions there are many other romantic places in Italy, you can know more about the honeymoon destinations here.
Most romantic things to do in Italy
1. Spend a night in a cave hotel
If you’re the kind of couples who look for an experiential stay more than the usual luxury hotels, then Albergo Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita is perfect for you both! Established on a village dating back to stone age, this cave hotel today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel boasts of hundred caves, with minimal interior decor without taking away the age-old charm.
2. Feel like royalty in the castle hotels of Italy
Surely the European castles ignite fantasies, and when you’re on a honeymoon in Italy you can actually live your dreams by spending nights in a plush castle hotel. These hotels flaunt the mastery of blending antiquity with modernity in an appealing manner.
Best castle hotels in Italy: Hotel Capannelle, Castello di Monterone, and Castello di Tornano
Suggested Read: 15 Best Hotels In Italy: From Classy To Affordable Ones
3. Tour the magnificent Vatican museums
Even if you’ve had the chance to see any of the masterpieces by great great artists, such as Van Gogh, what you see in the Vatican Museums is exclusive. The museums of Vatican city exhibit famous artworks, excellent precision even in its grandiose style of architecture, along with stunning sculptures, mosaics, and carvings.
Must visit: The Borghese Gallery and The Vatican Museum
4. Unwind in the hot springs
Oftentimes it’s good to lose yourselves, specially when you’re unwinding on a thermal spa. The hot springs in Italy will make your honeymoon in Italy even more rejuvenating and memorable. Simply get inside the hot spring, relax, and let the beauty of nature mesmerize you.
Must visit: Vulcano, Saturnia and Fosso Bianco
5. Find your own fragrance at a bespoke perfume store
Celebrate your uniqueness as a couple by finding an exclusive new fragrance for yourselves! Making Italian honeymoon memorable is Lorenzo Villoresi, best known to create numerous bespoke perfumes. The man in his private atelier works with aromas, to present the fragrance that’ll tickle all your senses. Lorenzo has offered his services to many brands like Fendi.
Italy honeymoon: package cost and ideal duration
Thanks to the geographical diversity of Italy, you can spend even a month here and not be bored. Considering a honeymoon in Italy, ideally the couples should spend about 8-10 days. During this time frame, you’ll be able to visit the top tourist destinations of Italy and indulge in the best things to do in Italy.
Usually, a 10 days and 9 nights package can cost you around INR 95,000 (including stay in a three-star property, transfers, sightseeing, and breakfast). You both can either opt for a customizable tour package for Italy and pick the best attractions for your itinerary; or go for Europe honeymoon packages that combine Italy with other romantic countries like Austria and Switzerland.
Best time to visit Italy for honeymoon
April-June, and September-October are the best months to visit Italy for honeymoon. During this time period the weather stays comfortable for sightseeing and activities, and there aren’t many tourists around!
Now you’re all set for your honeymoon in Italy. We suggest booking your package well in advance for cheaper and hassle free deals!