Some people are lucky enough to know exactly where they want to go and what they want to see from the minute they start planning a trip. But more often than not people ask me “what is the best place to visit?” This is especially true with honeymooners who are looking for that perfect start to a new life together. Italy offers such a huge range of sites and experiences so my first response is always “what are your interests?” In this mini-series of blog posts I will offer my suggestions for the best Italy honeymoon packages.

Let’s start with the Italian Classics…3 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence and 3 nights in Venice

Talk to anyone who has taken a tour to Italy and they have visited at least one, if not all, of these destination and it is easy to see why.

Begin in Rome, the eternal city, which has a nearly never ending list of things to see a do. Explore the Coliseum and Roman Forum on a private Rome walking tour, admire the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum, have a picnic in the Borghese gardens, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, take in the nightlife in Trastevere. Then it’s off to Florence, the heart of Tuscany, which is overflowing with Renaissance art and architecture. The highlights of any tour of Florence are the Uffizi and Academia Galleries as well as Santa Maria del Fiore (AKA – the Duomo). Want to see the countryside of Tuscany? Add a day trip to either Pisa, Lucca & San Miniato, Siena & San Gimignano or Chianti. End the trip to Venice, with its endless network of canals and bridges. Take a tour of the Doge’s Palace, once the seat of government for this mighty empire, shop at the Rialto Market; enjoy a gelato while sitting in San Marco’s square, and watch glass blowing in Murano. Of course no honeymoon package in Venice is complete without a romantic gondola ride!

Who is this trip for?

Those who enjoy touring, museums, archeology, art, shopping, architecture, food and wine, and nightlife.

Seasons:

The great thing about the cities is that they never shut down so you can visit any time of year. March and November generally have nice days, although the weather is cold. April, May, June, September and October are the most popular months and have beautiful warm weather. July and August are the hottest months. August is the traditional vacation month in Italy so the cities tend to be slightly less crowded as the locals flock to the seaside. Although many of the smaller shops, restaurant and cafes may be closed there will still be plenty of places available to you. Museums, monuments and archeological sites do not close. The winter months tend to be cold and rainy but there are also some things you can only experience then…Carnival anyone? :) Let’s not forget about the Christmas holiday and New Year’s celebrations, which is an amazing time to experience the unique local culture and traditions and definitely worth braving the cold!

Honeymoon in Rome

The Trevi Fountain in Rome

St. Peter’s Basilica Rome

The Spanish Steps in Rome

Romance in Rome

Romantic Florence

The Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore in Florence

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence

Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Tuscany

San Gimignano in Tuscany

Romantic Venice

Piazza San Marco in Venice

Amazing Venice

Beautiful Canals of Venice

Gondola Ride in Venice

Rialto Bridge in Venice