Italy is one of the best countries in the world for a luxury honeymoon. From the soaring, spectacular Amalfi Coast to the rolling, vineyard-blanketed hills of Tuscany; from millennia of culture and history in the Eternal City, Rome, to the meandering waterways of Venice; and from the glistening lake to the golden beaches of Sardinia, a luxury Italy honeymoon has something to offer everyone.
Italy lends itself particularly well to a luxury multi-centre honeymoon. Twinning a tour of the Amalfi Coast with a stay in Rome combines beautiful scenery with fascinating history; or combine the Amalfi Coast and Capri for a quintessential Italian holiday. Another favourite of ours is a combination of the beautiful island of Sicily with its fiery neighbours, the volcanic Aeolian Islands- find out more here. For the ultimate in breathtaking scenery, why not marry a trip to Sardinia with a visit to Lake Como – the ultimate romantic destination for a luxury honeymoon in Italy. Alternatively, consider a European combination, following in the footsteps of Marco Polo with our Luxury Croatia and Italy Honeymoon.
Italian cuisine is the erstwhile keystone of la dolce vita, and it’s not surprising to learn that the home of pizza and pasta is one of the best places in the world for a food-based holiday. Indulge yourself on your honeymoon with wine and truffles in beautiful Tuscany, the jewel in the crown of Italian cookery, where simplicity and tradition reign supreme, and don’t miss the heel of Italy’s boot, beautiful Puglia, a hidden gem where much of the country’s famed olive oil begins life. Take an Italian Italian cookery masterclass on your honeymoon, or enjoy a luxury foodie weekend in Tuscany. Alternatively, enjoy the freedom of a self-drive holiday and take your time to explore the food, wine and stunning scenery of Tuscany and Amalfi, as well as Puglia.
Our selection of luxurious Italian hotels includes plenty of romantic retreats perfect for a honeymoon. In Venice, the famous Danieli and Belmond Cipriani hotels certainly live up to their legendary status- arrive in style on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, exploring both Venice and Florence- we simply love Villa San Michele, a romantic retreat in the hills above Florence. Rome’s Hotel de Russie is located right next to that most romantic of landmarks, the Spanish Steps, and perfectly positioned for taking in the sights of the Eternal City. The dreamy Palazzo Margherita in Puglia is owned by none other than Francis Ford Coppola, and as well as luxurious accommodation in a stunning setting, you can watch classic films in the salon. Capri Palace is a luxurious hotel on the glamorous island of Capri which has long been a favourite Hollywood hangout, while Villa Sant’Andrea’s exclusive beach is the perfect place to celebrate your honeymoon.
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