Having lived in Florence, Italy, we have become experts on the country of Italy as a great option to take your honeymoon vacation. Dreaming of a Europe honeymoon? Italy is a fairly sizable country with a myriad of topographies.
From the boot to the islands, you’ll find mountains, rolling country hills, dry arid desert-like areas, white sand beaches, and of course, vineyards.
The train system and economy air providers have made intra-Italy travel incredibly easy and affordable. As such, you and your partner can very easily see some (or all) of the destinations below on your Italian honeymoon. We suggest visiting at least three destinations on your honeymoon so that you can experience the different regions of Italy.
Lake Como (Lago di Como). A romantic honeymoon doesn’t always require white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water. The gorgeous deep blue water of Lake Como and the mountains that envelop the town of Bellagio make for a charming and relaxing honeymoon. If Bellagio is a nice enough escape for George Clooney, suffice it to say it will be perfect for you and your new spouse.
Lake Como is lined with a number of towns, Bellagio being the most popular and beautiful. If you have enough time on Lake Como, it is worth taking the ferry to the neighboring towns such as Varenna, Como, and Menaggio.
Cinque Terre. 5 (cinque) towns littered throughout the mountains along the Ligurian Coast make up what we know as Cinque Terre. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare (from south to north) are uniquely architected fishing villages; each resembling a 152-count box of Crayons. Each town is unique, yet incredibly similar.
For Italy honeymoon purposes, you’ll find that Monterosso al Mare is a fantastic choice. The long beach provides endless opportunities to sunbathe and relax.
The 5 towns are connected by one of the most beautiful hikes we have ever done; finishing with a pathway known as Villa dell’Amore, or the way of love.
The paved pathway between Riomaggiore and Manarola is often closed due to rain and mudslides; so note that you might have to train between these towns.