All of Italy, it can be argued, is romantic.
Italy is one of the most popular overseas honeymoon destinations for Americans. Some believe that it's the most romantic place on earth.
Given its beauty, cuisine, climate and other attractions, we tend to agree. We think anywhere in Italy is perfect for couples, so a list of most romantic places will inevitably be incomplete.
1. The Amalfi Coast
The sense of secrecy and mystery that surrounds the Amalfi Coast makes it a magical place. You could be driving around the rolling hills of the region and suddenly a small coastal village hidden by the hills and lemon trees appears quickly within view. Most of its towns have plenty of spots to get a great view of the Tyrhenian Sea below, with a glass of Italian red wine next to you.
If you’re looking for a relaxing honeymoon, then the Amalfi Coast ticks all the right boxes.
2. Lake Como
If your trip coincides with the European summer, then Lake Como is a perfect destination. The enormous lake is surrounded by gardens and villas that you can stroll around for hours. You’ll stumble upon many idyllic villages with boutiques and establishments offering food and drinks to enjoy by the tranquil waters of the lake. The lake itself has water sports to enjoy in summer.
Of course, Venice was going to make this list when it’s known as one of the romance capitals of the world. What could be more romantic than while enjoying a glass of white wine taking a pleasant gondola ride through the city’s famous canals. It’s a moment that both of you can lose yourselves in.
While the canals are rightly the most popular feature of the city, you’ll find plenty of other things to do like seeing the churches that are hundreds of years old, Renaissance-inspired architecture and multi-colored buildings seemingly down every street.
Tuscany is the star of many movies and books. It has become so well-known you might feel as if you've already been there. Yet you have to visit to see the calming and tranquil effect on the soul its natural beauty evokes.
Tuscany, the pearl of the Renaissance period, has plenty to offer couples, such as Florence, world class wine, Siena or the rolling countryside. Florence will keep you both busy whether with it’s churches, tours, art galleries or simply marveling at the beautiful Renaissance architecture that is omnipresent. Siena is a little gem in its own right, with cobblestone streets that make you feel as if you’re in another time. Find an isolated area on a hill with a view to enjoy a picnic. And of course, take a wine tour because this region produces some of the best wines in the world such as Chianti and Super Tuscan wines.
5. Cinque Terre
Quaint little towns with colorful houses built atop cliffs, rolling hills, jaw dropping views, delightful food and wine, plus beaches what more could you ask for? Cinque Terre's claim to fame is most certainly its serrated coastline with its five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Hiking around the hills and national parks; horseback riding and water sports are options. Cinque Terre has become so popular that the authorities are talking about limiting tourism to the region, out of concern for its environment. Stay tuned for whether that happens next year, but if you go this year, no worries.
Whether you’re looking to relax on a honeymoon, have a romantic getaway with a partner, or enjoy a particular interest that you both share, you’ll find it in Italy. We have mentioned the popular spots for couples, but also consider that there are many undiscovered, also scenic parts of the country that can be ideal for getting away from it all and spending time one-to-one.