Top 10 Things To Do On An Italian Honeymoon

San Nicola Arcella in the Calabria region of Italy

San Nicola Arcella in the Calabria region of Italy

Italy is a well-tailored romance with a wild imagination, and perfect for a luxury honeymoon. From seaside villages to elegant castles, ancient ruins to the iconic Mediterranean coastline, you will find elaborate cobblestone streets and genuine Italian hospitality. With remote towns overlooking rolling vineyards, museums adorned with breathtaking art, and idyllic palaces steeped in traditional culture, discover your essential things to do during your Italian honeymoon.

1. Savor Italian Culture

Colosseum at sunrise in Rome, Italy

Colosseum at sunrise in Rome, Italy

History remains one of Italy’s most iconic charms and is incredibly romantic as it pulls you back in time to places of which you may have only dreamed. Whether you have imagined elegant palaces crafted from marble or dramatic walls supporting a captivating stadium, Italy pulls from more than two millennia of heritage and folklore that has fed into contemporary culture. The past and present blur into an inviting ambiance practically built for romance.

Best Places to Visit for Cultural History: Rome | Florence | Venice | Naples | Syracusa

2. Delight in Italian Wine

Vineyards in Northern Italy

Vineyards in Northern Italy

Italian wine embodies the importance of passion found in tradition, with millennia of practice giving way to the diversity of options found around the country. When wine tasting in Italy, you are sampling the past,  learning cultivation techniques passed down for generations and finding specific aromas in the glass. Each of your senses is called upon for an intimate experience that is both personal and shared.

Best Places to Visit for Wine Tasting: Veneto | Tuscany | Piedmont

3. Indulge in Traditional Foods

PIci, hand-rolled Tuscan pasta

PIci, hand-rolled Tuscan pasta

The culinary traditions of Italy are famous around the world but an authentic cooking class reveals a different side of the culture and its techniques, ingredients, and flavors. Cooking has become a symbol of Italian heritage, and from rustic home chefs to elegant restaurants, you should experience it all. A cooking class will immerse you in the proper ways to cook and dine on a traditional meal as well as the importance of an ingredient, a dish, and the charming company you keep.

Best Places to Visit for a Cooking Class: Tuscany | Rome | Amalfi Coast | Bologna

4. Embrace the Romance of the Water

Venice canal with moored gondola

Venice canal with moored gondola

A romantic excursion onto the water can take many forms allowing you to embrace the elegant ambiance and dreamlike surroundings. From a famous gondola ride to winding along beneath the iconic image of St. Peter’s Basilica, finding castles on the horizon to uncovering villas rising alongside the riverbanks, the unique opportunities around the country bring a unique view of the glamorous remains of Italy’s impressive and diverse history.

Best Places to Visit for Water Excursions: Venice | Brenta Canal | Lake Garda | Rome

5. Revel in Incredible Art

Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy

Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy

It is hard to imagine a museum as romantic, but when in Italy, museum galleries turn into much more than a display of the past. With some of the world’s most impressive collections of artistic representation across time, Italian culture takes on the meaning of romance and spirit, passion, and creativity. Whether a landmark museum offering the works of master artists or an unknown gallery with a hidden gem, your visit will be utterly unique to your experience.

Best Places to Visit for Museums: Rome | Florence | Venice | Naples | Turin

6. Engage in Elegant Culture

Aragon Castle on Ischia Island, Italy

Aragon Castle on Ischia Island, Italy

Castles, palaces, and castle ruins in Italy span millennia reaching back from a pre-Roman era to the 19th century, with each iteration creating an immersive ambiance. A castle brings luxury, elegance, and a touch of a regal past, with some structures renovated or restored while others take on the romance of distress that only time provides. Whether with fragments of glory or folklore, the castles have become indelibly linked to the reputation of Italy’s classic and timeless relationship with romance.

Best Places to Visit for Castles: Lake Garda | Ischia | Lazio | Puglia | Liguria | Emilia Romagna

7. Hike the Rolling Hills

View of Vernazza from the Cinque Terre trail in Italy

View of Vernazza from the Cinque Terre trail in Italy

Hiking is one of the surprising delights of Italy, whether along a coastal trail, winding through lush hills, or wandering beneath the looming glint of a hanging glacier. Few places around the world offer as much diversity and intrigue in the landscape as Italy, which not only plunges you deep into gorgeous displays of untamed beauty but also reveal destinations in which you can feel completely secluded. Once you step out along the colossal granite spires or beneath volcanic cones, you will feel the immense beauty and impressive romance of Italy’s natural wonders.

Best Places to Visit for Hiking: Cinque Terre | Amalfi Coast | Sardinia | Lombardy | Aosta Valley | Sicily

8. Bask in the Italian Sun

Marilou beach in Sardinia, Italy

Marilou beach in Sardinia, Italy

Secluded bays, warm waters, and exceptional sunsets spread across rugged cliffs only scratch the surface of the beauty you can find at Italy’s best beaches. With approximately 4,723 miles of coastline, Italy is home to many charming seaside towns, white sands, limestone precipices, and crystal-clear seas. From the Italian Riviera to the shores of southern islands, the Tyrrhenian coastline to meandering edges of the Adriatic Sea, you can embrace the unique diversity and exceptional warmth of an Italian beach in good company.

Best Places to Visit for Beaches: Amalfi Coast | Sardinia | Sicily | Ischia | Calabria

9. Shop the Cities and Villages

Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

Italy is an iconic destination for shopping, with few places worldwide coming close to the same reputation. Shopping is not just a pastime but a way of life that brings romantic images to windows and a touch of elegance to the overall experience captured in the simple phrase “Made in Italy.” Those three words exude status, quality, and style with fashion focused on designer clothing for men and women in equal measure. With each region specializing in a different technique, you could spend a honeymoon discovering a treasure trove of essential Italy.

Best Places to Visit for Shopping: Milan | Rome | Florence | Verona

10. Celebrate Italian Crafters

Moreno glass craftsman in Italy

Moreno glass craftsman in Italy

Artisan designs represent passion and skill in Italy with handmade works crafted with traditional methods used for generations. Artisan craftsmanship is part of Italy’s noble charm and reflects a deep sense of the heritage that still acts as the foundation of the greater culture. Whether visiting an artisan workshop for handbags, shoes, glass, lace, clothing, textiles, or the like, participate in a couple’s crafting class for a deeper connection to Italian tradition while enjoying a new skill with your partner.

Best Places to Visit for Artisan Workshops: Rome | Tuscia | Florence | Gubbio | Milan | Trentino Alto Adige

More Honeymoon Travel Information & Tips

Cypress tree lined road in Tuscany, Italy

Cypress tree lined road in Tuscany, Italy

Italy is the ideal destination for romance, where passion intertwines with authentic culture feeding contemporary life. Whether you are looking for a getaway to an opulent rural castle or wish to wander along the ruins of Rome, Italy immerses you in timeless charms and natural beauty indicative in one of Zicasso’s top 10 honeymoon destinations. You can find more tips and helpful information for planning your perfect honeymoon on Zicasso’s Honeymoon Travel Guide. You can also speak with an Italy honeymoon travel specialist for free by filling out a Trip Request Form or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.