Luxury Italy Honeymoons

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

  • A luxury honeymoon in Italy that is unique to you
  • Experiences curated by local experts
  • Luxury honeymoons by award-winning specialists
  • Bespoke support from a dedicated team of travel experts

For an intimate escape after the social whirlwind of your wedding day, take a trip to Italy. This captivating country is the perfect honeymoon destination, filled with 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 countries. Sample authentic, mouth-watering dishes, take in mesmerizing sea views, and stay in the best accommodation during your Italian vacation.


Why plan a luxury honeymoon to Italy?

With so many ways to experience Italy, this beautiful country has something to offer you whatever you're seeking from your honeymoon. Perhaps you're craving a culture-filled trip that takes you into the country's fascinating past. Or maybe you love adrenaline-filled adventures in the snow? Whatever suits you as a couple, allow our experts to craft a luxury Italian honeymoon that will 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 with your partner on the surreally stunning Amalfi Coast.

“Italy can be a fantastic honeymoon destination and can offer different types of vacations. For a more active honeymoon, head to the Dolomites and combine them with Venice and Lake Garda. Another option is the glamorous Amalfi Coast, where you can enjoy luxurious private boat trips to Capri or relax by the crystal clear waters. Another option is to combine the trendy Milan with a secluded and relaxing stay in Lake Como.”
Europe Travel Specialist, Livia Angellini

Livia Angelini

Europe Specialist

I was born and raised in Rome and thanks to my mother’s job as a travel writer, our family was always on the road exploring exceptional hidden treasures throughout Italy. Part of my family is from Chicago so I spent many summers and vacations traveling back and forth. Now that I live in California, I take every opportunity I have to discover this part of the world, while still hopping back to Rome

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, fall could be perfect. However, some businesses and attractions across the country introduce reduced opening times from September onwards, but we’ll check ahead before you book. If you are planning a winter vacation for your honeymoon, Italy is home to magnificent ski slopes that are perfect for an action-packed vacation.

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

What are the best honeymoon destinations in Italy?

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

Explore the country's capital during your Italian vacation. 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. Journey to ancient Rome when you take in the Pantheon and Colosseum or gaze in awe at Michaelangelo's iconic ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Then grab 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 olive oil-soaked 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 centuries-old buildings. Take a romantic gondola ride through the UNESCO World Heritage Site city or stroll hand-in-hand 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 splendor. Located on the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the region is ideal for honeymooners who want to explore photogenic villages and towns, wander vibrant lemon groves, and indulge in 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-colored 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 Italian honeymoon at lavish lakeside locations

For couples seeking serenity and natural beauty, the Italian Lakes provide an enchanting escape. Set in the northern part 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 honeymoon experience.

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 or indulge in a wine-tasting experience in the surrounding vineyards.

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 harbor 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.


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 are 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 alpine views, enjoy a cozy evening by the fireplace, and arrange unforgettable experiences. Try the hiking trails carpeted with wildflowers in the warmer months or ski on pristine slopes or shop in the glitzy resort of Madonna di Campiglio. Take your pick from 12 ski resorts across the Dolomiti Superski, including San Cassiano and Val Gardena.

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FAQs about your Italy honeymoon

  • What are the best honeymoon hotels in Italy?

    Whatever your Italian honeymoon looks like, you'll stay in the most luxurious accommodation when you book with Scott Dunn. There's the 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 Gritti Palace 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 honeymoon resort for your Italy getaway.

  • How do I plan my Italy honeymoon?

    With so much on offer in Italy, it can be difficult to know whether you’re booking the best honeymoon possible. That's why our travel specialists at Scott Dunn have created some of the most refined and luxurious honeymoon tours in Italy, which we can tailor to ensure yours is perfect.

    Get in touch with our friendly team by calling on the number listed below or filling out our online inquiry form.

Santorini at sunset
Plan an Unforgettable Honeymoon in Europe Today

Escape from it all and let us hand-pick an intimate escape for you and your partner so you can cherish your first moments as newlyweds. Speak to our team of travel specialists to start planning your honeymoon by calling us on the number listed below or filling out our online contact form.

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