Contributed by: Tia Meredith

Stepping upon Tuscan soil is an experience that has been put to canvas by painters such as Leonardo and Raphael. The green valleys, rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves inspire romance and its Renaissance charm makes it a top Italy honeymoon destination. Located along Italy’s central west coast, it is one of the best regions in Italy for a honeymoon. However, because of the variety of experiences this destination has to offer, recommendations from a professional in travel such as those found at Travel2Italy will ensure you have the perfect honeymoon in Tuscany.

An ideal starting point for your Tuscan honeymoon is in its capital of Florence. Noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture, it is a premier beginning for honeymooners. The Uffizi and Accademia are must-see galleries and private tours of each are available. If you prefer walking, expand your tours of Tuscany to experience the “Cradle of Renaissance”. You will travel through the historical streets to the Duomo complex and see Giotto’s bell tower, the bronze doors of the Baptistery and the Cupola del Brunelleschi.  While in the historic centre, why not stay in one of the luxury hotels in Tuscany: the Relais Santa Croce. With frescoed ceilings and plush furnishings, this hotel offers honeymooners the perfect blend of the 18th-century with modern comforts.

Though Florence offers much to honeymooners, one of the other parts of this region to be enjoyed is that of Siena. This charming city in central Tuscany is one of Italy’s best preserved medieval towns. Couples can be seen strolling through its hilly streets, gazing at its Gothic cathedrals or daydreaming by its stone palaces. Though the Italians have a saying of “amor non conosce travaglio” which means love never tires, all honeymooners deserve a luxurious end to their days. So after visiting spectacular sites around the piazza, honeymooners can find rest in the heart of Siena at the Grand Hotel Continental.  One of Italy’s romantic hotels, this 17th century building offers a blend of art and history all its own.

After restful nights, many may seek food and wine as part of their Tuscany trip. In fact, Tuscany wine tours are a sure way to experience local tastes in a personal atmosphere. Offered on a private basis, you can experience the Chianti countryside with a private driver exploring towns such as Greve and Castellina while enjoying wine tastings and local vineyards along the way. Your senses will awaken as you sample traditional foods like schiacciate con olio (foccacio-like bread with oil) and finocchiona (soft salami with fennel seeds).

Still, Tuscany offers even more as an Italy honeymoon package through cities such as San Gimigano or Pisa. San Gimigano, originally called the City of the Beautiful towers, is located near Siena and colors its skyline with 14 breathtaking spires. For those who admire art, small art galleries line its streets and frescoes can be admired in the 12th –century Romanesque Collegiate Church. The town of Pisa, not only brings a great photo opportunity of its leaning tower but as a far as Tuscany tours, it offers historical insights of the Bapistery, Camposanta (filled with earth brought from the Holy Land by crusaders) and Duomo.

With its blend of history, fine art, landscape, food and wine, a Tuscany honeymoon is the perfect choice for those looking for beauty and romance. With so much to offer in experience, Travel2Italy will help you achieve the relaxing and indulgent Italian experience you dreamed of for your honeymoon.

Romantic Florence


Romance in Florence

Piazza della Signora, Florence

Val d’Orcia

San Gimignano

Montepulciano in Siena

Asciano, Tuscany

Honeymoon in Tuscany


The Piazza Del Campo, Siena

Cathedral of Pisa and Tower

Torre del Mangia, Siena

Piazza della Repubblica, Cortona