Many years ago Italy fueled Shakespeare’s imagination. Till date, this beautiful country in Europe continues to inspire lovers and poets of the world. It never ceases to captivate – be it its beauty, history, culture, people, art, or anything else. With so much to see and experience, a honeymoon in Italy is nothing short of a fantasy coming alive.
No matter how cliche they sound, the best experiences and things to do in Italy have been and will be in every couple’s wishlist, always. We suggest you live them all on your Italian honeymoon and make sure that this romantic tour is your own little fairytale that you capture in your camera and your hearts.
To make it all the more exotic and exclusive we bring a mix bag of traditional and some out-of-the-box Italy honeymoon ideas and unique romantic experiences curated for lovebirds who’ll soon take flight to their dream destination.
1. Cruise on Venice’s canals on a gondola with you beloved right next to you
Even though the Venetian Gondola has taken the world by storm, the Gondola Serenade is still an exclusive experience. While you cruise past the most beautiful places in Italy to visit, such as the Piazza San Marco and listen to the romantic Italian songs, enjoy the beauty of the lovely town of Venice in company of your loved one.
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2. Romance near Juliet’s Balcony in Verona and leave a love note
If you are a Shakespeare fan, this should be the best pick for you among all other Italy honeymoon ideas in the list!
Lovers around the world are inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet. And as the narrative goes, Romeo declared his love when Juliet was standing her balcony. Hundreds of lovebirds come here to have a look at the balcony and leave a note on the walls of the house. The walls are already full of colorful notes, left by lovers from around the world.
Juliet’s House is a 13th century structure, inside which there’s a museum housing a bronze statue of Juliet. Rubbing her right breast is considered a symbol of luck. Not sure if it really brings you luck, but walking those lanes is definitely a lovely experience.
Entry fee: INR 450 per person (Free entrance with Verona Card)
Timings: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm (Tuesday-Sunday) and 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Monday)
3. Cycle through the countryside, followed by a romantic dinner with fine Italian in the vineyards of Tuscany
Tuscany’s vineyards weave a romantic setting that can never fail to bewitch lovers. The vastness of greenery around makes for a romantic cycle tour through the countryside. Refreshing breeze will keep you two company as you paddle past the wineries on carpeted hillocks.
Towards the evening, enjoy a serene date amid the scenic splendor of Tuscany. A fancy Italian fare with the best of Tuscan wines relished in the backdrop of a gorgeous sunset is all you need to melt her heart. If you are planning to surprise her, this is the best one for you from this list of unique Italy honeymoon ideas.
Most romantic restaurants in Tuscany: Il Pellicano, Villa Bordoni, Trattoria Il Leccio, and Oreade
4. Together, take a dip in the natural hot springs of Saturnia and Vulcano
Relaxing each part of your body, the natural hot springs in Italy are a must visit for the lovebirds out there. Soaking yourself in the rejuvenating warmth of these springs feels much like a couple spa, minus the restriction to lay straight. These thermal springs are among the most beautiful places in Italy to romance under the blue sky while hot water keeps you warm and cozy.
Best natural hot springs in Italy: Saturnia, Vulcano, Fosso Bianco, and Bagni di Bormio
5. Tour the museums that are a piece of art themselves; they’ll bowl you over with their stunning interiors
Exhibiting age-old masterpieces, the museums in Italy have been crafted to look like a piece of art themselves. Marvelous adaptation of grandiose style of architecture and embellishments, perfected even in the intricate details is sure to leave you amazed.
Even if you don’t like art, don’t discard this from your list of Italy honeymoon ideas. Hopping through the historical museums of Italy is an experience that you must not miss for anything.
Best museums in Italy: The Borghese Gallery, The Vatican Museum, and Sistine Chapel
6. Take a luminescent boat ride to the Blue Grotto – a glowing cave in Italy
The Blue Grotto in Capri is a sea cave that glows. It covers an area of 60 meters (length) and the sunlight beautifully illuminates the clear blue waters of the sea. Row-boating through the glowing cave and witnessing a natural marvel as an old Neapolitan song plays slowly in the background is surely among the best and most unique honeymoon experiences in the world.
Entry fee: INR 1,000 per person
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Note: To avoid the crowd, go for a morning Blue Grotto tour. Also, check with the locals about the sea conditions before booking the tours; Blue Grotto is inaccessible during high tides.
Suggested Read: 15 Experiences Not To Miss On Your Euro Trip
7. Go for a drive on the Amalfi Coast road and enjoy the romantic surroundings
Driving through the Amalfi Coast is unquestionably one of the best honeymoon experiences. If you can take out time to make it reality, consider yourself lucky. Amalfi Coast is among the best honeymoon destinations in Italy; even UNESCO agrees to the fact and describes Amalfi as “an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values”.
It is a 60 km long coastal road that stretches between Sorrento and Salerno and invites lovebird’s for a romantic drive. As you cruise through, the coast will open a world of Italian villages, mountains, local markets, verdant gardens, and stunning beaches.
Popular pitstops on the Amalfi Coast Road: Ravello, Valle dei Mulini, Amalfi Town, Duomo di Sant’Andrea, and Praiano and Positano
Note: For driving on this road, assure you acquire an International Driving Permit beforehand.
8. Get yourselves a bespoke fragrance by Lorenzo Villoresi, the maker of Fendi perfumes
This one from the list of Italy honeymoon ideas, is certainly a luxurious one. I mean, the very idea of getting a unique fragrance for myself in unbelievable.
The Musk Magician, Lorenzo Villoresi, is the maker of luxury perfumes including the ones sold by Fendi. He’s driven by the idea of creating new fragrances and works with a range of aromas such as vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, and others, in his private atelier. Don’ miss this chance of getting your own signature fragrance, customized by the master himself.
9. Ditch posh hotels & B&B’s for a stay in a cave from the stone age
Albergo Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita is for couples can think beyond luxury hotels. The stay will be comfortable and romantic, courtesy the prompt staff, but city like attractions and nightlife will not be available.
The unique cave hotel is a World Heritage Site and a former-village that dates back to stone age. The village has about a hundred caves that have been turned into heritage accommodations. The design elements are minimalistic, yet create a massive impact, making it one of the most romantic places to stay in Italy. Highlights of the stay include seaside excursions, local wine tasting, and horseriding.
Tariff per night: INR 15,000 per night onwards
Location: Via Civita, 75100 Matera
10. Or how about a regal castle that takes you through Italian history
Italian castles display fine architecture and precise artistry that brings to light the country’s rich culture and history. A stay in these castles becomes a fancy reality with top notch luxury and hospitality.
These castles-turned-hotels narrate the tales of erstwhile royalties, while offering all modern amenities. The evenings turn magical as rays of a golden sunset enter the castle through the vintage windows.
Best castle hotels in Italy: Castello di Monterone (Perugia), Castello di Petrata (Assisi), Castello delle Quattro Torra (Sienna), and Castello Bevilacqua (Verona)
Even if your honeymoon is not a luxurious voyage, a few of these offbeat Italy honeymoon ideas can be tried. So get up and going to this beautiful country where love only grows fonder.
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