How to Create the Perfect Honeymoon in Italy
Italy is one of those destinations that could have been made specifically for a romantic holiday. If you’re looking to this region for your after-wedding R&R, here’s what you need to know about organising a honeymoon in Italy…
Honeymoon in Italy: Where to Go
Rome is to Italy what Paris is to France – an obviously romantic spot, but with good reason. The city is steeped in history with beautiful ancient architecture at every turn and of course, an abundance of gelato to enjoy while you explore.
If you’re looking for a coastal experience but want something a little less ‘touristy’ than the Amalfi Coast, Cilento is for you. It’s an incredibly beautiful spot with pure nature just for you, your partner and the locals.
If you like a city holiday but also want to see some of Southern Italy, Naples to the place to be. Lots of nightlife, shops and restaurants for you both to enjoy and it’s also near the ocean, so you can still spend a few days lying in the sun.
Also in the south of Italy, Tuscany has a more relaxed vibe, which is perfect if you found wedding prep extra stressful. Go for long walks or spend the day drinking wine at a vineyard. Whatever you choose, you’re bound to come back feeling refreshed.
Popular spot for celeb watching, this lakeside honeymoon will isolate you from the world and put you in your own private heaven. With cute towns and beautiful villas, it’s the perfect combination of sophistication and peace.
Honeymoon in Italy: Tips for Eating Out
Remember that many shops and cafés close from 1/2pm until 4/5pm, so be sure to plan lunch.
Also, keep in mind that Italians don’t eat until 7pm at the earliest, so many restaurants won’t open until that time. But once you arrive at your restaurant, you’re welcome to stay there for the night, munching on leftover bread and drinking wine.
In regards to restaurants, be prepared for the ‘coperto,’ which is a standard charge to sit at a table. This is to cater for groups that will often stay at a table for the whole night and is not a tourist scam. Also, you only need to tip 5% to be polite, so it balances out in the long-run.
Honeymoon in Italy: Transport Tips
If you’re planning to explore the country by train, it’s best to book your tickets with a person at the ticket booth as the system can be confusing and there are numerous options that aren’t available online.
Be prepared for strikes, especially on public transport.
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