Honeymoons in Italy

The ultimate guide to your honeymoon in Italy

The world’s most romantic, loving country.

Honeymooners have the whole world to choose from, but if we can say one thing for sure, Italy is one of the most captivating, beautiful and romantic honeymoon destinations on the planet. Home to many incredible regions, we understand it can feel overwhelming when picking the perfect place for you and your partner. And that’s where we step in. In this article, we’ll run you through our favourite regions, from the best time to visit to where to stay. Picture fairy-tale gondola rides at sunset, gourmet picnics along Prosecco Road and secluded, secret islands in Sicily. 

If Italy’s not for you, head here to browse our honeymoon destinations by popularity, calendar month and trip type.

Crater on Mount Etna, Sicily

A scorching-hot Sicilian adventure

Jutting out of the Mediterranean Sea off the tip of Italy’s boot, Sicily is our much-loved secret when it comes to an Italian honeymoon. Crammed with cliff-top towns, ancient ruins, mouthwatering restaurants and volcanic wonders, we understand how difficult it may be to determine where to go in Sicily. But over the years we’ve created unbreakable bonds with luxury hoteliers and expert guides on the ground, to ensure we bag you the best sea-view suite, time your helicopter ride over Mount Etna perfectly with the Sicilian sunset and take you to the clearest spot for snorkelling around Italy’s Aleoin Islands. 

Best for: Adrenaline junkies and landscape lovers
Perfect month: September
Not to be missed: Discover the epic lava flows of Europe’s highest volcano on this exclusive jeep tour.
Where to stay: At the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, you’ll be minutes from a 3rd-century BC Amphitheatre.
Read more: See what expereinces made our list for the top five things to do on a honeymoon to Sicily.

A hiker’s paradise in the rugged Dolomites

You may have seen photos of the Dolomites in Italy, but they only scratch the surface of what these mighty mountains offer. Accompanied by one of our best alpine guides, you’ll get the chance to dive deep into the mountain range on an unbeatable journey through Pian de Frataces. Not for the faint-hearted, we’ll get you harnessed up with our expert guide who’ll take you on a via faretta climb up the peaks. Once you’ve got to grips with the iron paths, we’ll drop you at a traditional rifugio where you’ll spend the night dining out on traditional Dolomite cuisine.

Best for: Adventure goers
Perfect month: July
Not to be missed:  A starlit evening at Helmut Ullrich Astronomical Observatory with an expert astronomer.
Where to stay: Snuggle up by the roaring fire of your lodge at the charming, family-run Rosa Alpine Hotel.
Read more: Via Ferrata climbs and the Path of Gods; check out our top five Italian hikes here.

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Cruise down the coast of Amalfi

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the country. No surprises, then, that it’s featured on our top honeymoon list. However, we won’t share every detail with you, as where’s the fun in that? Winding past vineyards and cliff-town villages on the idyllic Amalfi Drive, Roberto your driver knows exactly where to stop for the perfect picture, which bar serves the best limoncello and the perfect time to reach Ravello for sunset.

Best for: Sun-seekers and hikers
Perfect month: May
Not to be missed: Uncover the secrets behind Capri’s Blue Grotto and why it glows so bright.
Where to stay: Blending into clifftops, at Casa Angelina doze off underneath the succulent lemon trees.
Read more: Find out what mythical hiking path made it into our top five Amalfi Coast honeymoon experiences.

Navigate the Floating City of Venice

It may seem like an obvious honeymoon destination in Italy–and we’d totally agree–but perhaps for different reasons. It’s not a gondola ride with four strangers, but it’s a private gondola lesson with our friend and expert gondolier, Guiseppe. It’s not dinner at that cute restaurant you first lay eyes on, it’s at a fresh fish restaurant under one of the oldest bridges in Venice. It’s not a champagne toast in the hot tub (although don’t get us wrong that’s nice too), it’s a prosecco picnic in the vineyards of Valdobbiadene down Prosecco Road. We know the exact spots to take you for your special getaway.

Best for: The hopeless romantics
Perfect month: May
Not to be missed: Give us the nod and we’ll arrange a romantic champagne picnic down Italy’s Prosecco Road.
Where to stay: Step straight onto a Venetian gondola from the lobby of Gritti Palace Hotel
Read more: What makes the Floating City so irresistible? For these five reasons.

Ancient ruins in Rome, Italy

Eternal romance in Italy’s Capital: Rome

Rome. Roma. The Eternal City. The list goes on. Whatever you call it, we’ve got the perfect honeymoon itinerary to fit perfectly. Home to some of the world’s most famous art collections, ruins and eateries, our Travel Experts have spent years perfecting the ultimate honeymoon itineraries in Rome. You’ll meet with our top historian for a journey deep into Rome’s history with private tours of the Trevi Fountain, the mausoleum of Augustus and the Pantheon, before candlelit dinners with Italian wine at some of Rome’s undiscovered restaurants

Best for: History buffs and passionate foodies
Perfect month: April
Not to be missed: We’ll bag you exclusive access to marvel at Michelangelo’s most famous painting in peace.
Where to stay: Opt for the secret-garden view at Hotel de Russie. It’ll feel like you’ve shut down Rome for the night.
Read more: A romantic dinner for two at Rome’s iconic restaurant? See exactly where we mean here.

Fall head over heels for Puglia

Forming the heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is renowned for its ancient farmland, dramatic coastline and quirky hilltop towns. Away from the hoards of tourists in Italy’s better-known regions, it’s here in Southern Italy that you’ll lose yourself in the lanes of Lecce, sip your way through Salento’s vineyards and taste the fresh figs of Alberobello in a chef-led cooking class.

Best for: Culture vultures and photographers
Perfect month: June
Not to be missed: Find out what makes Alberobello’s ancient Trulli huts so iconic, alongside our expert guide.
Where to stay: Ringed by olive groves and blossoming jasmine, Borgo Egnazia is every honeymooners dream.
Watch our video: Alister and Owen captured Puglia in it’s purest form this summer. Watch it here.