Italy Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

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Amor, ch’a nullo amato amar perdona,
mi prese del costui piacer si forte,
che, come vedi, ancor non m’abbandona.

Love, which absolves no beloved one from loving,
_seized me so strongly with his charm_
that, as thou seest, it does not leave me yet. (Dante Alighieri)

Italy offers a wide selection of exquisitely romantic honeymoon destinations where you can spend lovely and memorable days as you begin a new life with your loved one. From the historic and artistic Italian highlights, to charming country inns and villas, to popular seaside or mountain resorts, many Italian places are among the most romantic destinations in the world.

I selected some of the most popular destinations for you to choose from:

• Firenze
The elegant city of the Medici Family, one of the most powerful dynasties in the world during the Renaissance, is a must see for travelers to Italy. Florence is the heart of Tuscany, a region with some of Italy’s best art galleries, the Uffizi, Accademia with the David statue, the Dome, Giotto’s bell tower, the Ponte Vecchio with its incredible gold shops. Florence also is a shopping mecca for the latest shoes, leather bags, or designer clothing.

• Golfo dei Poeti
Lerici, S. Margherita Ligure, La Spezia, Camogli and Porto Venere are some of the best small and tranquil destinations with excellent romantic hotels. Famous writers and poets such as Lord Byron and Shelley gathered their inspiration from some of these exquisite destinations. These places neighbor the Cinque Terre, where you could spend a day hiking from village to village along the coastal trails if that suits your fancy.

• Lake Como
An excursion on one of the boats that navigate on Lake Como surrounded by majestic Alpine peaks, beautiful villas and luxurious hotels definitely qualifies as a unique and romantic experience. Bellagio, world known as the pearl of Lake, a picturesque fishing village with narrow streets, outdoor cafes and restaurants, perfect for a romantic vacation hideaway. Do not miss the nearby cable car that departs from Como to Monte Brunate complete with its own unique attractions.

• Perugia
This small Umbrian city is not only famous for his chocolate “Baci” (kisses) but also for its history, elegant architecture, colleges and shops and for a very exciting nightlife replete with numerous small and excellent restaurants perfect for romantic dinners. The Umbrian country side offer very good opportunities for honeymooners in small quaint hotels and villas.

• Portofino
This picturesque half-moon shaped bay is surrounded by bars, restaurants and pastel-colored houses. It has crystal clear blue water and typical tropical vegetation with splendid flowers, a castle and a small church on top of a hill. This natural Italian jewel is a magnificent setting for a romantic honeymoon.

• Positano and the Amalfi Coast
Positano and the Amalfi Coast are the two most popular Italian romantic destinations among Italian newlyweds. World famous, Positano, was built on a buttress with a breathtaking view of the sea and a small bay, which provided a safe shelter for sailor in antiquity. Numerous and excellent restaurants serve delicious daily catch and other local specialties. There are attractive boutiques with the latest fashions, art galleries and the Amalfi Coast is known for its mild climate even in the middle of Italy’s coldest winters, an ideal location for a romantic and unforgettable honeymoon.

• Rome
Rome is a favorite destination for lovers from around the world. As a matter of fact, Rome is the destination with the highest number of honeymooners and weddings in all of Italy. If you are in love and searching for a romantic adventure, Rome can provide all the necessary energy and fascination that will assure a unique and an experience lasting a lifetime.

• Taormina
Taormina is synonymous for romance and has always been a romantic destination in Sicily “par-excellence.” Well-known around the world since the 18th century its eagle’s nest location, protected by Monte Lauro, offers unique and spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Etna Volcano at the same time. Small beaches and very clean water offer perfect opportunities those who love to lazily sit under the hot Italian Sun. With its medieval quarter, fantastic shopping opportunities, Greek theater performances of the classics and Taormina’s cinema festival it is an extraordinary destination for culture and romanticism.

• Venezia
With is canals, gondolas, small narrow streets, where you can pretend to get lost, Venice has always been one of the most romantic of Italian cities. Add the spectacular Piazza San Marco, the Doge Palace, the Basilica of St. Mark’s, the mix of architectural styles from Byzantine to Arabic, from Chinese to Mediterranean styles, Venice is uniquely Venice, beautifully romantic, inviting, melancholic, fascinating, attractive, the perfect setting for your personal romantic love story.

• Verona
William Shakespeare made Verona the ideal set for the oldest love story ever known, “Romeo and Juliet”. Whether these two young romantic figures ever existed is still a mystery, nevertheless, Verona remains the perfect setting for this agonizing romance. Do not miss a visit to Juliet’s house with its famous balcony. Take a walk along the Adige River, view the stupendous buildings, navigate the narrow medieval streets or take in a musical show in the Arena, the largest Roman monument outside of Rome. Verona will provide the perfect romantic setting for a unique and unforgettable honeymoon experience.

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