Italy is a country of love and romance, cultural richness and breathtaking natural beauty. With so many famous places to visit – Rome, Pompei, Assisi, Genoa, Italian Riviera, Milan, Naples, Sicily, Tuscany, Vatican City and Verona – honeymooners will be spoilt for choice.
Things to do:
Rome is known as the eternal city, where you can wander among the ancient Roman ruins, through winding Medieval lanes and discover stunning Renaissance palazzi and fountains. Marvel at the incredible architecture of the ancient Roman monuments such as the Pantheon and the Colosseum. Throw one coin in the Trevi Fountain to return to Rome, two to fall in love with a Roman and three if you want to marry him!
Florence – a great city to experience quality Italian opera at St Mark’s, or take in the incredible views from the top of the Piazzale Michelangelo, where the romantics among you will love to watch the sun rise and set over this beautiful and historic city.
Venice is la Serenissima – Italy’s floating jewel. Experience midnight gondola rides along Venice’s Grand Canal, stroll over the beautiful Accademia bridge and enjoy the lovely views of the lagoon at Giudecca island.
Get away from the city life by visiting the islands of Capri or Sicily. Capri is home to Mount Solaro, accessible via a chairlift which will take you to the very top of the 1,932 foot mountain. Visitors to Sicily can discover the caves of Grotta del Bagno Asciutto, or simply relax on the beach.
Italy offers so many more opportunities for culture, romance and relaxation than I can include in a short article! For a more comprehensive list, Trip Advisor is a useful resource: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g187768-Activities-Italy.html
Places to stay:
Florence, Venice and Rome are considered to be the main cultural cities of Italy, offering a rich variety or art and architecture. Staying in the cities will provide honeymooners with a choice of many restaurants and hotels to suit any budget and taste.
The island of Capri, Sicily and the Amalfi coast offer an opportunity to escape the city hustle and bustle, with beautiful coastlines, boat trips and romantic beach resorts.
As always, as well as your EHIC, don’t forget your travel or honeymoon insurance. Your honeymoon is likely to cost you a few thousand pounds and you certainly wouldn’t want to be adding to that should something go wrong!