Considering an Italy honeymoon? You’re on the fast track to one of the most romantic experiences of your life.
Considering an Italy honeymoon? You’re on the fast track to one of the most romantic experiences of your life. Italy is known for its art, architecture, ruins, wine, food, people, landscapes and more. There’s nothing you can’t experience in this vast country with some of the oldest and richest history that exists for the eyes to see today. Also, if you and your spouse are looking to taste the best pasta, pizza, tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil and gelato in the world, Italy is where you’ll find it.
When to Go
Of course, the time of year you’re looking to plan your Italy honeymoon, may depend on what time of year you’re getting married, and if that is the case you’re in luck. Italy has a relatively moderate climate, with the northern region averaging around 42.8°F in the winter and 74°F in the summer, and the southern regions averaging around 54°F in the winter and 83°F in the summer. The most ideal time of year for visitors is between April and June and mid-September through October. You can feel rest assured that you won’t be touring the country in 95°F weather, but can still enjoy a nice warmth that may be hard to find during the winter months. Additionally, many of the tourist crowds have dissipated once the summer is through, so you’ll find the top cities a bit more empty and peaceful.
Where to Go
An enchanting city like you’ve never, ever seen before, Venice is without a doubt one of the most romantic choices for your Italy honeymoon. It is entirely surrounded by water, with stunning footed pathways connected tiny streets and boats and bedecked gondoliers available at every turn to transport you from one part of the city to another. There are no cars allowed in Venice, which, in and of itself, offers an old-world charm that cannot be matched. In addition to its serene ethereal beauty, Venice is known for its stunning landmarks including Piazza San Marco, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. Climb up San Marco Campanile, a 16th-century square cathedral tower that offers gorgeous panoramic views of all of Venice.
The capital city of Italy’s Tuscany region is a favorite tourist destination, especially for young couples in love. The city is vibrant and trendy, which a night scene unlike other cities in Italy, since it’s one of the most popular study-abroad destinations. It’s easily walkable by foot and you’ll find breathtaking, Instagram-worthy sights at every single corner. Start your exploration in the Piazza della Signoria, an open-air museum outside the Uffizi Gallery, an inside museum you’ll also want to visit. You’ll see sculptures of your favorite mythological characters from Perseus and Medusa to Michelangelo's David. Visit the inside of one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, known best as the Duomo. The paintings on the ceiling will take your breath away and the view of the city from the very top (the cupola) is spectacular. Other notable sights include Piazzale Michelangelo, Battistero, Galleria dell'Accademia, which houses the actual statue of David, Galleria dell'Accademia, Ponte Vecchio bridge and more.
This Metropolitan City is one of the oldest provinces and the largest city by area in all of Italy. But that’s not why it’s a must-visit for your Italy honeymoon. Its cultural and artistic heritage is unlike anything you’ve seen. Rome still has some of the oldest standing ruins, including the famed Colosseum built in 80 AD, The Pantheon, or temple of all the gods, which was build in 118-125 AD. It’s still open to the public and is lined with tombs—spooky, but fascinating. Also, high on the list of ruins to see is the ancient Roman Forum, a complex of temples and basicals that was built in 29 BC. There are also more museums in Rome’s center than you can count. A few not to miss include the Galleria Borghese, Capitoline Museums and Vatican Museums. This last one houses some of the most notable masterpieces the world has ever seen such as the Sistine Chapel, the Chapel of Beato Angelico, the Raphael Rooms and Loggia and the Borgia Apartment. You’ll also want to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, built in the 4th century and where the Pope resides at several liturgies throughout the year.
Lastly, your Italy honeymoon guide would not be complete without a mention of this treasured region south of Italy. Its cascading cliffs, bright blue water, rocky beaches and astonishing infinity pools makes the luxurious Amalfi Coast a popular destination for honeymooners and lovebirds from all over the world. The food and drink is unrivaled—some say it’s the best in all of Italy, especially the seafood. Visit Positano, the famous town on a peninsula with some of the best views of the sunset, the charming marine town of Amalfi, Capri, Sorrento and more.
Article by Jenn Sinrich
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