Italy is a dream destination that offers its visitors a diverse range of simple pleasures. Ancient architecture, calm blue lakes, majestic mountain ranges and exquisite golden sands sit side-by-side with chic cafes, elegant museums and bustling shopping districts.
Here you’ll find activities to suit any interest, from romantic gondola rides in Venice to walking tours of the Vatican and diving off the coast of Capri. Experience the authentic flavours of Italy in a quaint, courtside ristorante, and relax in the sumptuous surroundings of your luxurious Italian villa.
Italy is often described as the birthplace of love, and for good reason; it was in Italy that Shakespeare set his most famous romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Unsurprisingly, honeymooning couples often cite Italy as being their number one destination of choice, with many choosing to visit Verona in homage to the star-crossed lovers. We recommend staying at the Palazzo Victoria. Located a short distance away from one of the main streets in Verona where there is a range of shops, restaurants and cafes for you to enjoy.
Other popular honeymoon locations include Venice, Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast, but the gorgeous region of Lombardy is particularly special. Situated in the foothills of the Alps, this often-overlooked area means it’s the perfect destination for honeymooners who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the busier tourist districts. Book your stay at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo located in the heart of Lake Como and enjoy spectacular views of the Dolomites.
With so much to do and see in Italy it’s wise to plan an itinerary for your trip in advance, whilst still allowing some flexibility for down time. City breaks are a fantastic choice for people looking to soak up the sights and sounds of Italy’s cosmopolitan culture, as well as the grand artefacts of its rich architectural history. Popular locations include the Colosseum in Rome, St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, as well as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – one of the world’s oldest shopping malls – in stylish Milan.
If you’re looking for something a little more active, we recommend taking a trip to timeless Ischia, visiting the Mezzatorre Resort and Spa. Here you’ll find a full array of family-friendly outdoor pursuits, including wine tours, thermal pools, boat rentals, horse riding, diving, sailing and beach yoga.