The Best Luxury Honeymoon Destinations in Italy

Whatever you have in mind for your honeymoon, Italy has it all. Embark on a luxurious, tailor-made post-wedding trip with Scott Dunn…

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For an intimate escape after the whirlwind of your wedding day, take a trip to Italy. This captivating country is the perfect honeymoon destination thanks to its beachside resorts overlooking glittering waters, restaurants serving fresh seafood delights, and fabled cities steeped in unsurpassable history.

Whether you want to explore the coast or while away the days living la dolce vita on the Italian Lakes, your honeymoon will be unforgettable when you head to one of Europe's most romantic destinations. Sample authentic, mouth-watering dishes, take in mesmerising sea views, and stay in the best accommodation during an out-of-the-ordinary holiday.


Why plan a luxury honeymoon to Italy?

With so many ways to experience Italy, this beautiful country can deliver whatever you're seeking from your honeymoon. Are you craving a culture-filled trip that takes you into the country's fascinating past or maybe some adrenaline-inducing adventures in the snow? Whatever suits you as a couple, allow our experts to craft a luxury Italy honeymoon that'll be genuinely special.

You might want to sample food and wine in sunny Sicily, take in the vistas on top of rolling Tuscan hills or relax as you unwind on the stunning Amalfi Coast.

“Depending on the type of honeymoon you’re looking for, there are a few Italy holiday destinations we recommend.

For a classic combination of countryside and coast, Tuscany and the Amalfi coast offer a romantic combination at a nice balanced cost – great for just after a big wedding. However, more active couples will love Lake Garda and the Dolomites for an intimate dose of stunning lake views and mountain vistas paired with some hiking and biking adventures.”

Europe Travel Specialist, Milly Darnell

Milly Darnell

Europe Specialist

Travel has always been a key passion of mine and I am constantly planning my next adventure! I have been lucky enough to visit some fantastic areas and countries all over the world, however I have a strong love of Europe. I often think it is easy to forget about the incredible destinations we have close to home and what a variety these offer and the plus of no jet lag too!

When is the best time to visit Italy for a honeymoon?

You'll both be able to enjoy fantastic experiences in Italy, whatever the season. However, the type of honeymoon you want will help you decide when to visit.

The summer is when Italy is at its busiest and hottest, with July and August being especially warm. For fresher temperatures and fewer crowds, the spring months of April and May are ideal.

Alternatively, autumn could be perfect. However, some businesses and attractions introduce reduced opening times from September onwards, so we suggest checking before you book. If you are planning a winter break for your honeymoon, Italy is home to magnificent ski resorts that are perfect for an action-packed holiday.

Ultimately, the best time to visit Italy depends on the experience you desire. Speak to our experts to arrange your dream itinerary.

What are the best honeymoon destinations in Italy?

Our team of travel specialists has created a list of locations for couples planning their honeymoon in Italy. You'll also find recommendations for things to see and do, ensuring you'll make the most of your first holiday as newlyweds.

Rome, Venice and Florence

The Roman Forum in Rome in autumn

Best for: Lovers of ancient cities and cultural tours

If you're seeking a honeymoon that's overflowing with art and culture, three Italian cities have these qualities in abundance. Rome, Florence, and Venice are home to some of the most important historic sites in the world.

Rome is a place where the past collides with the present in a glorious mix of ancient ruins and buzzing bars, traditional art, and modern café culture. Take in the Pantheon and Colosseum or gaze in awe at Michaelangelo's iconic ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Wrap up the day by grabbing a gelato and chill next to the Trevi Fountain.

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance. This is evident in the art and architecture around the city, including Michelangelo’s David and the captivating Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. However, you and your partner might prefer to focus on tucking into world-class Tuscan cuisine. From glorious bruschetta (known as fettunta) to authentic potato tortelli, the food here is hearty and delicious.

For a cinematic city experience like no other, head to Venice. Narrow canals are the lifeblood of the city whose streets are home to cafés, eateries, and grand old buildings. It's one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in Italy, with highlights including private gondola rides and a gentle stroll around the Palazzo Ducale, a waterfront palace built during the 14th century to serve as the official residence of the elected leaders of Venice.

Southern Italy

View of the Amalfi coast with a lone boat in the water 

Best for: Couples seeking a glamorous getaway

The Amalfi Coast is an idyllic setting for a honeymoon in Italy. This stunning stretch of coastline along the Sorrentine Peninsula is synonymous with romance and splendour. Located on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the region is ideal for couples who want to explore photogenic villages and towns, wander vibrant lemon groves, and savour panoramic views.

Towns such as Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello offer a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. Positano is famous for its houses that rise like a pastel-coloured wedding cake from the sea. The town of Ravello, perched high above the coast, has villas and vistas that have bewitched visitors for centuries. Then there's Amalfi, the coast's namesake. Here, you can explore the iconic Cathedral of Saint Andrew and the romantic Grotta dello Smeraldo, a sea cave illuminated by emerald-green light.

Italian Lakes

View of Lake Como from the water 

Best for: Those wanting to spend their honeymoon in Italy at lavish lakeside locations.

For couples seeking serenity and natural beauty, the Italian Lakes provide an enchanting escape. Set in the north of the country, the lakes offer a blend of majestic landscapes, charming towns, and luxurious retreats.

Lake Como is perhaps the most famous, thanks to its celebrity visitors and residents. Gianni Versace and Geroge Clooney are among the A-listers who have owned villas here. Bellagio, known as the Pearl of the Lake, is a village of cobbled streets and botanical gardens. A private boat ride on the lake exploring its pristine waters adds a touch of exclusivity to your luxury honeymoon in one of Italy's most romantic destinations.

Lake Maggiore straddles Italy and Switzerland and features lush gardens, historic palaces, and the captivating Borromean Islands. One of the most well-known is Isola Bella. With its ornate palace and terraced gardens, it provides a beautiful backdrop for a romantic getaway.

Lake Garda is the country's largest lake and has a diverse landscape with vineyards, olive groves, and charming resorts such as Sirmione. Couples can explore the medieval Scaligero Castle, go e-biking or indulge in a phenomenal wine-tasting experience.

The Italian Riviera

View of Portofino 

Best for: Exploring charming coastal villages and sampling fresh seafood.

The Italian Riviera exudes effortless, laid-back chic. This region stretches along the Ligurian coastline and is a luxurious destination for newlyweds. Take in Portofino, an elegant harbour village filled with boutiques and eateries serving freshly caught seafood. Enjoy a romantic walk to the lighthouse or a boat trip along the coast.

You might also opt to visit Cinque Terre. Translated as 'five lands', Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of five charming villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Hiking trails connect these villages and provide awe-inspiring views of the rugged coastline and the Ligurian Sea below.

Dolomites

Skier in the Dolomites 

Best for: An exhilarating honeymoon in Italy that's out of the ordinary.

For couples seeking a transcendent honeymoon, the Dolomites is the destination. Located in the heart of the Italian Alps, the Dolomites is an enchanting and secluded escape filled with majestic peaks, Alpine meadows and charming villages. This is the perfect setting for a romantic celebration and, of course, 760 miles of ski runs, including the famous Sella Ronda.

The Dolomites is another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Italy. Take in dramatic views, enjoy a cosy evening by the fireplace and arrange unforgettable experiences. Try the hiking trails carpeted with wildflowers in the warmer months or head to the glitzy ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio for pristine slopes and high-end shopping. Take your pick from 12 ski resorts across the Dolomiti Superski, including San Cassiano and Val Gardena.

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Italy honeymoon FAQs

  • What are the best honeymoon hotels in Italy?

    Whatever your Italy honeymoon looks like, you'll stay in the most luxurious accommodation when you book with Scott Dunn. There's Portrait Milano, a former 16th-century seminary in Milan’s fashionable Piazza del Quadrilatero. Or if you're taking a trip to the Italian Lakes, Passalacqua is a beautifully restored 18th-century villa offering captivating views over Lake Como and terraced gardens.

    Should you be taking a city break in Venice, a stay at the beguiling Gritti Palace is a palatial experience. This hotel has been recently restored and is ideally located on the Grand Canal. There are elegant 18th-century frescos throughout and a collection of characterful suites that have been inspired by famous visitors such as Ernest Hemingway.

    For visitors to the Amalfi Coast, the 16th-century Belmond Hotel Caruso offers panoramic views across the Sorrento Peninsula. This palace has retained many of its original features and includes a glorious infinity pool overlooking the sea 1,000 feet below.

    These are a small selection of the wide range of gorgeous hotels and resorts that Italy has to offer. Our travel specialists are just a call away, ready to help you find the perfect destination for your Italy honeymoon.

  • How do I plan my luxury Italy honeymoon?

    With so much on offer in Italy, it can be difficult to know whether you’re booking the best honeymoon possible. Our travel specialists at Scott Dunn have created some of the most refined and luxurious tours, and we can tailor any of them to meet your needs. So, let us know everything you want to see and do and we'll craft a unique itinerary for you.

Atrani, Amalfi Coast
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