Posted by on 09 Feb 2022
From William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Holiday—romance is not lost in beautiful Italy. The Mediterranean jewel has it all: splendid views, colourful cities, the finest wines in the world, and more.
Each region in this boot-shaped country has plenty of sights and spectacles in store for your romantic getaway. With so many places to choose from, where should you start?
This article rounds up the most romantic cities and towns in Italy for your honeymoon itinerary.
16 Best Cities and Towns in Italy For a Honeymoon
Make your way to the Lombardy Alps for an exciting winter wonderland in Bormio. This romantic alpine escapade houses several winter sports resorts for snow-loving couples.
Enjoy skiing and snowboarding down the icy slopes while adoring the ice-capped mountains right before your eyes. You can also drive by the charming Stelvio Pass right before making your way up to the summit.
If you’re looking for something different, you can go to the beautiful and tranquil hamlets in Cinque Terre in the east of Portofino. Its narrow streets are filled with colour and life, while the surrounding seas offer plenty of treasures.
You can walk down the scenic hiking and walking paths around the area, such as the Sentiero Azzurro and Via dell’Amore. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can cruise along the still waters on a small boat.
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If you think of romance, chances are, Venice is one of—if not the—first places that come to mind. After all, it’s a popular destination for couples for a good reason.
Take a romantic gondola ride around the city canals and fall in love with Italian architecture. For your date night, you can catch a ballet or opera performance in Teatro La Fenice or roam around the vibrant streets of Piazza San Marco.
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Indulge your inner romantic with an intimate holiday in Verona. Literature lovers and lovebirds alike can find themselves enamoured with the place where the story of Romeo and Juliet took place.
Get a chance to witness magnificent opera performances at the Arena’s Open Festival from June to September. You can also make a happily-ever-after come true for the star-crossed lovers on Juliet’s Balcony.
Find the finer things in life in Florence, the Tuscan capital rich in artistic and architectural gems. After all, it is home to artworks and structures from the Renaissance period.
Drop by the Uffizi Gallery to view the Medici’s extensive art collection, including Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and Bandinelli’s Laocoön and his Sons. You can also stroll along the cobbled streets and admire the awe-inspiring Renaissance buildings such as the Duomo Cathedral.
Revel in the peace and serenity of Portofino, a coastal town lying in the northwest of Liguria. You and your partner can spend quiet time in each other’s company as you explore this humble fishing village.
Feel the pull of the gentle waves along your feet while taking a romantic stroll along the beautiful shoreline. And when night falls, enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Couples who prefer a scenic honeymoon can find their haven up north, in the mountains of Piedmont. The old capital of the Duchy of Savoy offers a vibrant walkthrough of Italy’s history.
Take a stroll around the countryside and admire the ancient castles and palaces built in Baroque style. You can also enjoy a taste of the Barolo and Barbera wines proudly produced in the region along the way.
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Enter the world beyond the 13th-century walls of San Gimignano, a medieval village in the borders of Tuscany. History buffs can look forward to a glimpse of the Middle Ages in Italy.
The triangular Piazza della Cisterna is a must-see for its well-preserved medieval houses. You can also admire the stunning Romanesque structures, such as the Santa Maria Assunta and Torre Grossa. And while touring, you can never go wrong with a glass of Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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If you want to get away from the busy capital, you can go for a serene escape in the verdant Umbria. The “Green Heart of Italy” charms its visitors with vibrant gardens and cobblestone streets inside a mighty fortress.
You and your partner will have a great time unearthing treasures and surprises hidden in the corners of this marvellous city, such as the graceful Marmore Falls and the hillside Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi.
The gorgeous Italian capital puts the ‘Rome’ in romance with its glamour and history. The capital boasts larger-than-life monuments, museums, and ruins from the once-mighty Roman empire.
One such place is the Pantheon, once a temple for the Roman gods and now houses the tombs of previous Italian kings, poets, and the famous artist Raphael. You also can’t miss out on the Colosseum, an enormous arena where gladiators once battled for glory and prestige.
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Escape the bustling city life down the Bay of Naples with the quaint Capri Island. Don’t let its size fool you since its islands hide natural wonders perfect for nature lovers and explorers.
Bright blue lights embrace the sea as you delve deeper into the caverns of Blue Grotto. If you prefer an uphill journey, you can go for a trek up the Centre of Anacapri.
Want a honeymoon in the summer? Consider adding Sardinia to your holiday itinerary. This island packs a lot of surprises—from stunning waterscapes, lively culture, and delicious food.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the fine sand beaches while soaking in the Italian sun. As for sightseeing spots, you can’t miss the Bronze Age reserve in Su Nuraxi di Barumini.
Savour quiet, intimate moments with your partner in Cilento. This secluded sanctuary offers splendid sceneries with sloping hills and glistening coastlines.
The crystal-clear Tyrrhenian Sea fills the senses with a gentle breeze on a romantic boat ride. Meanwhile, the UNESCO-protected Vallo di Diano National Park provides a sneak-peek of prehistoric and medieval culture in southern Italy.
This picturesque cliffside town is something you don’t want to miss on your romantic holiday. Go on leisure walks, exciting adventures, and different water activities when you visit this magnificent town.
A light stroll along the cobbled streets and colourful houses is sure to melt your stress away. But if you want an adrenaline rush, you can never go wrong with kayaking or snorkelling.
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Many writers have waxed poetic about the beauty of this city, and so will you. Marvellous castles and gorgeous islands await your arrival on the largest island of the Mediterranean.
Shop around the island’s vibrant food markets and have a taste of the best Mediterranean flavours. And in the afternoon, feast with the freshest seafood while watching the amber sunset.
Top off your honeymoon bucket list by visiting the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento. It sits atop cliffs surrounded by scenic waterscapes and connected by narrow roads.
The island is a haven for breathtaking views, hiking trails, and delicious drinks. Coffee enthusiasts can stop by one of the cafes around Piazza Tasso for their daily dose of espresso. Meanwhile, wine lovers can indulge in the town’s pride and joy, limoncello.
Map Out Your Dream Italy Honeymoon
This boot-shaped island offers plenty of destinations for all kinds of travellers, including honeymooners. By mapping out the most romantic spots in Italy, you and your partner can enjoy the time of your lives while making unforgettable memories with each other.
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