to make memories for a lifetime?
beautiful and steeped in history, Italy remains one of planet's
most popular wedding
and honeymoon destinations and not only for its world-class
culinary delights, tourist attractions & spectacular
scenery but for the perfect setting that Italy provides
any couple who want to celebrate love, laughter, and romance
so much to see and do in Rome,
many couples view the Eternal City as either the center
of the universe to celebrate their eternal love, or as a
jumping-off place to explore the rest of the country together.
with top attractions including Vatican City, also see the
ancient city including trips to the Coliseum, the Pantheon
and the eerie mystery of the Catacombs. Take a stroll through
the medieval Trastevere neighborhood with its scenic and
narrow cobblestone streets, (and memorable little trattorias)
then go on a big splurge at a five-star restaurant - or
shopping at Ferragamo, Prada or Armani!
Rome makes for a complete honeymoon experience that may
include everything from whirlwind art tours and a happening
nightlife, to an intimate moment sharing a gelato
at the top of the Spanish Steps ...or a romantic day trip
down the Amalfi Coast.
of the world's most beautiful coastlines, located just south
of Naples, the Amalfi Coast
stretches out in a steep and craggy peninsula reaching towards
the Isle of Capri.
a spot anywhere along the coast and you can wake up to spectacular
ocean vistas from resort hotels that hug the cliffs. Spend
your morning on a mini-cruse along the coastline, visit
the incredibly beautiful Isle of Capri in the Bay of Naples,
and return to your hotel for a pedicure or spa treatment
in the late afternoon.
is the major hub of the region, and nearby Sorrento is another
favorite base for honeymooners who find the ocean views
and sea air incredibly romantic. Also be sure to visit Ravello's
famous gardens and beautiful ocean views (north of Amalfi)
and, if you're in the mood to splurge, head west to Positano
to shop at ritzy boutiques followed by dinner at a world
the most romantic regions in all of Italy, Tuscany conjurs
up rolling hills, vineyards, Renaissance splendor, and medieval
the proverbial birthplace of the Renaissance, is today a
top Tuscan city which honeymooners and vacationers use as
their base. Here you'll find a spectacular open-air sculpture
gallery at the Piazza
della Signoria, or head inside to the nearby Uffizi
Museum housing original works by Botticelli, Michelangelo,
da Vinci and many other famous artists.
The streets of this very walkable and friendly city are
great for haggling with street vendors for bargains in jewelry,
clothing and leather goods; perusing the shops on the Ponte
Vecchio; or for going on romantic strolls along the river
Arno at sunset.
top Tuscan cities that can either be easily visited from
Florence, or used as a honeymoon base, include Pisa
and its famous Leaning Tower, along with the exciting city
with its awe-inspring Duomo (cathedral) and the medieval
gem that is Lucca.
a car in Italy is probably the best way to see Tuscany
to discover for yourself other smaller hill towns, vineyards,
farms, villas and more happy surprises that await at every
turn throughout Tuscany.
gondoliers navigating you through sleepy canals, surrounded
by spectacular architecture, art work and museums. What's
not to love? Venice
truly is a dream landscape of pleasure, fun and excitement.
with famous attractions - including the grand Doges Palace
and a sweeping St. Mark's Square (with its charming shops
and eateries, and entertainment by street performers and
muscians), Venice offers an unforgettable experience just
by the fact of its existence as a storybook city surrounded
fairly compact place, Venice is emminently walkable or easily
navigable via water buses with major stops around the city.
Also don't miss scenic cruises that go to the outlying islands
of Torcello or Burano that also feature, on your return,
spectacular views of the Venice skyline.
Venice may be a romantic "island adventure", nothing
for its sheer breadth of opportunities for fun & excitement
by land or by sea.
ususal starting point for exploring this main island off
Italy's southern coast is the capital city of Palermo, offering
historic charm in its art museums, churches and narrow winding
streets as well as a good jumping-off destination for day
trips to the mountains, the coastline, or cruises to the
nearby Aeolian Islands.
be sure to spend at least some time in medieval Taormina,
the famous seaside resort on Sicily's east coast, along
with a trip to Mount Etna on the beautiful Ionian coast.
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