It’s no secret that Italy is home to some of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world. The Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Puglia, Venice, and the Italian Lakes are just a short list of destinations that will not disappoint.
Positano, on Italy’s Amalfi Coast
Think sun-soaked, lemon-scented, pasta-filled days in one of Italy’s premier travel destinations. With top-rated hotels, relaxing spas and perfect artisanal shopping, the Amalfi Coast offers couples an unforgettable honeymoon. The world-famous Hotel Il San Pietro is perched high on the hillside overlooking Positano and is the epitome of the perfect honeymoon hotel. Guests can have breakfast on their suite’s terrace while watching yachts pass by below, enjoy fine dining at the Michelin-starred restaurant and ride the lift from the hotel through the cliff down to the quiet and charming cove below.
The Borgo Santo Pietro is, literally, everything a couple could hope for from a stay in the rolling hills of Tuscany. An ancient stone villa that houses heavy old heirlooms, breathtaking chandeliers and beautiful frescoes decorating the walls is perfect for couples beginning their life together. Where “luxury knows no limits,” couples can take their vows on the estate in an intimate gathering on the island in the middle of their lake or in a larger affair in the gardens. And, with suites and guest rooms to accommodate anyone’s desires, the Borgo Santo Pietro is the perfect wedding and honeymoon destination.
For quieter beaches and great food, Puglia is the spot. It’s lesser-known baroque towns offer a peaceful paradise surrounded by stunning architecture. In fact, Puglia was listed as one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in 2016. Borgo Egnazia with its elegant villas interspersed with olive trees is the luxury place to stay for newlyweds.
The Italian Lakes
In the north of Italy, the Italian Lake district has been a swanky destination since Roman times. From the pocket-sized Lake Orta to the largest Lake Garda with its balmy climate, honeymooners will find the location that best meets their needs. Arguable the most beautiful of the lakes, Lake Como is home to the lavish Villa D’Este, one of the most romantic hotels in the world. It’s heated swimming pool is built within the lake and it also boasts a gorgeous golf course.