A rich ancient history, stunning and diverse landscapes, world-famous cuisine and wine, and unparalleled art and culture scenes — the romance of a honeymoon in Italy is undeniable. With so many romantic destinations and activities to choose from across the country, you’ll need to make some decisions before you dive into planning. First, how much time will you have to explore, and when? While Italy is enchanting year-round, each season has its own unique advantages. Next, where do you want to visit and what do you want to do? Regardless of when you plan to travel or for how many days, we’re here to help you plan the ultimate Italian honeymoon. In this guide, we highlight a broad range of experiences, including both famous highlights and hidden gems. To ensure the romantic vibes never let up, we’ve also attached a list of honeymoon-approved hotels for each city.
Stroll Along the Amalfi Coast
Kickstart your Italy honeymoon by taking a leisurely stroll along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its dramatic cliffs and winding roads, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and charming cliffside villages. Together, these things make it one of the most romantic places in Italy. Spend your days wandering through the narrow streets of Positano, savoring fresh seafood, and basking in the Mediterranean sun on the beach. Our Highlights of Amalfi Coast Tour allows you to experience all of this, with the added benefit of a local guide. Let us take care of route planning, while you simply enjoy each other! Visit the historic town of Amalfi itself, along with the beautiful gardens of Ravello.
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Explore the Picturesque Towns of Cinque Terre
If you like the idea of a coastal getaway, Cinque Terre is another excellent idea for Italy honeymoon destinations. The collection of five colorful, ancient villages sits perched on the cliffs of the Italian Riviera, each with a distinct charm. Many Cinque Terre tours let you hike the unique scenic trails that connect these tiny towns. However, on this Cinque Terre Private Hiking Tour, you’ll enjoy the experience as a couple, with no one other than your guide. Specifically, you’ll explore Monterosso, Corniglia, and Manarola, the region’s oldest village. Enjoy non-stop panoramic ocean views and terraced vineyards along the trail, then end your day in Corniglia with a light lunch of local wine and perfectly paired snacks.
Watch the Sunset in Florence
Widely considered one of the world’s most romantic cities, Florence is easily one of the best honeymoon destinations in Italy. And what’s more romantic than taking in the Tuscan sun with a glass of renowned Italian wine in hand? The City of Love is renowned for its art museums, culture, and history, but you can also experience a different side of it on the Florence Sunset Wine Tour. With a guide, you’ll explore the quaint residential Oltrarno district while enjoying local chianti and crostini. At dusk, cross the Ponte Vecchio and watch the sunset over the Arno. End your evening at the iconic Duomo under twilight — with another glass of wine, of course.
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Relax on the Beaches of Sicily
If you want an authentic taste of La Dolce Vita, Sicily deserves a spot on your Italy honeymoon itinerary. The largest island in the Mediterranean offers not only amazing food and a rich cultural heritage, but gorgeous beaches and natural beauty, too. To experience it all, along with a healthy dose of relaxation, head to Taormina, a town perched on bluffs overlooking the sea near Mount Etna. Visit the town’s ancient Greek theater, then cruise the Ionian Sea to take in tiny, stunning Isola Bella and the famous Blue Cave (La Grotta Azzura) on our Isola Bella & Blue Cave Boat Tour.
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Have a Laugh in the Dolomites
For adventure-loving couples, the Dolomites are among the best places to honeymoon in Italy. Soak up the region’s incredible natural beauty by hiking through lush alpine meadows, exploring charming mountain villages, and enjoying thrilling outdoor activities. In the summer, the Dolomites attract hikers, mountain bikers, and rock climbers, while in the winter, it’s a paradise for all types of snow sports enthusiasts. If you’re planning a winter Italian honeymoon, consider booking this Snowmobile & Sledding Adventure and The Great Dolomites Road Private Tour. Enjoy both snowmobiling and sledding, plus snap photos at some of the most scenic and famous stops along the road.
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Sample the Tastes of Tuscany
As you plan Italian honeymoon ideas, the region of Tuscany should be top of mind for foodie couples. Particularly famous for Chianti, Tuscany is a true gastronomic delight, rightfully earning it a place on many bucket lists. Explore the rolling hills, vineyards, and charming villages of the Tuscan countryside, either on a wine tour or with a la carte activities. An experience like the Chianti Farm Cooking Class from Siena gives you a literal taste of Tuscany, plus offers a fun, interactive way for you and your new spouse to try something new. A professional chef guides the 4-hour class, where you’ll make (and eat!) a complete dinner with local ingredients.
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Ride a Gondola Through Venice
Can you think of anything as romantic as a gondola ride in Venice? Affectionately known as the “City of Canals,” Venice is a dreamy location for an Italian honeymoon. On our Venice Walking Tour, Gondola Ride & St. Mark Cathedral and Doge’s Palace, you’ll glide through the intricate network of canals on a gondola, passing under historic bridges and by incredible architecture. In addition, you’ll visit iconic sites like St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace, and have some free time to get lost in the winding streets. This tour is an excellent way to check off several Venice bucket list items, in just one day of your Italy honeymoon itinerary.
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Take a Hot Air Balloon Over Siena, Tuscany
There’s a good reason Tuscany is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Italy, and the sweeping landscapes are a big part of that. Experience that magic from high above by taking a Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Siena in Tuscany. Drift gently over rolling vineyards, orchards, historic castles, and the charming, picturesque town of Siena, enjoying panoramic views as far as the eye can see. When you land, commemorate the special memory with a toast of complimentary sparkling wine. Before departing, you can even help inflate the balloon if you’d like!
Need More Italian Honeymoon Ideas?
The best thing about planning a honeymoon in Italy is that it offers endless possibilities. On the other hand, this can be a bit overwhelming. Which cities should you visit, and for how long? Booking an Italy honeymoon package eliminates that stress, including transportation, hotels, and other perks in addition to activities. Another great way to enjoy your Italian honeymoon is with a bike tour. In Florence, pedal your way across the historic streets with this tour or explore Tuscany’s landscapes with this Chianti e-Bike Tour.
We’ve even done all the research on getting around Italy, with several transport guides for traveling between major cities. This is your Italian honeymoon, after all — it should be exactly how you’ve dreamt it!