There are not many destinations in the world that spell romance and adventure more than Italy. It’s a nation steeped in history, rich in culture and brimming with diversity. From its ancient monuments, the dramatic skyline of its mountain ranges, the leisurely pleasures of its amazing coastlines and some of the best food on the planet, Italy is the ultimate destination for couples on their honeymoon looking to indulge the senses.
While there are many luxury couples’ holidays that honeymooners can choose from, Italy is one of the best with so many options. All twenty regions in the nation have something unique to offer couples searching for the ultimate luxury holiday experience.
Chill Out On the Amalfi Coast
While much of Italy boasts areas of stunning coastline, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most famous stretches of coastline in the entire nation. It covers a 50-kilometre stretch along the Sorrentine Peninsula southeast of Naples and has much to offer visitors.
Amalfi town is the namesake of this famous stretch of coastline and a visit to Amalfi is like stepping back into history. Anywhere you visit along this stretch of coast you’ll see sheer cliffs, rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches. You and your significant other can also dine on some of the freshest seafood, washed down with a glass of quality Italian wine.
While in the area, to truly see everything the Amalfi Coast has to offer, drink in a new perspective from the sea aboard one of the many coastal tours. Hills and sheer cliff faces on some stretches are dotted with colourful homes and architecture. Depending on the tour, you will stop off at waterfalls and caves along the journey. You could also hire a private yacht and cruise to the island of Capri at sunset.
The clifftop town of Positano, popular with the jet-set crowd, is another must-see destination on the famous coastline.
The Amalfi Coast is all about leisurely living and picturesque scenery and is the perfect location to indulge in some honeymoon romance.
Experience Italy’s Countryside In Tuscany
The region is considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and much of the Italian language was developed in the Tuscany region. If you hope to visit Tuscany on your Italian adventure, what can you expect to see and experience?
While the Tuscany area is well-known for its sprawling landscapes, stunning scenery, Apennine Mountains, vineyards and fine wines, it is also famous for its art and culture scene. The capital of the region, Florence, is renowned for its Renaissance architecture and artworks. It’s home to the famous Statue of David, crafted by Michelangelo in 1501-1504. Both the Duomo Basilica and the Uffizi Gallery host Botticelli artworks.
Tuscany’s cities offer visitors a detailed look into Italy’s culture while exploring the vast countryside is a honeymooner’s dream come true.
Rome Is Where the Heart Is
Would a luxury holiday to Italy truly be complete without visiting one of the world’s most famous and ancient cities?
While the city may be bustling with almost 3 million people, Rome is considered a romantic destination and a place where couples can immerse themselves in the culture and history of the nation.
Feast your eyes on both modern and ancient architecture, such as the infamous Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Enjoy the gastronomical delights of its many restaurants, or find a cafe in one of the city’s quaint hidden streets and indulge in some of the world’s best coffee.
Gardens are everywhere in Rome and, like Florence in Tuscany, the city boasts famous artworks. Millions of tourists flock to Rome each year, making it one of the most visited cities on the planet.
The Italian island of Sicily is another location in the country that’s steeped in history and has much to offer couples on their honeymoon.
One of the oldest structures in all of Italy, the Temple of Concordia, is in Sicily and visitors can dine on sumptuous, traditional Italian cuisine while admiring this wonder of ancient architecture. Both Palermo and Monreale are home to majestic cathedrals, decorated with intricate and colourful mosaics. You can even book guided tours.
Mt Etna is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily and it dominates the skyline above the city of Catania. Travellers can hike the lower regions of the volcano and discover more about its volatile history.
Sicily, like much of Italy, is also famous for its magnificent coastlines, so if chilling out by the beach appeals to you and your significant other, you’ll discover many locations in the region to do just that.
To truly explore everything that Italy has to offer could take a lifetime. This article has highlighted just a select few ideas. Italy is a nation that oozes romance, making it the perfect destination for couples enjoying their honeymoon.
Author Bio: Rhodri Andrews
Rhodri Andrews is the Head of Content at SevenTravel, a luxury travel company based in Mayfair, London, that specialises in once-in-a-lifetime experiences. SevenTravel is all about the kind of travel that forges deeper connections with the countries you visit, encouraging you to linger for longer with trips that last ten or more days. Rhodri manages all of SevenTravel’s content, bringing to life the countries, regions and unique tailor-made experiences its clients will discover as well as all the useful information SevenTravel clients need to know before they head off on a luxury holiday of a lifetime. He crafts content for all SevenTravel’s luxury holiday destinations, whether it’s the Arabian charm of Oman to the Amazon jungle of Peru and everything in between. Through his natural curiosity and passion for travel, he also brings SevenTravel’s one-of-a-kind experiences to life, from trekking through the Patagonian wilderness to exploring Morocco’s souks and medinas. Whether you’re a couple, honeymooners or a family embarking on an exciting luxury holiday, the experiences are crafted to suit your personal preferences.