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Best 10 Day Italy Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas (3x Options)

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Looking for the best 10-day Italy honeymoon itinerary? If you’ve chosen to honeymoon in Italy, you’ve made an amazing decision! Italy is one of the best and most romantic destinations in Europe and has so much to offer.

There’s so much to see, do and experience in Italy… It’s a country that has the most unique cities and gorgeous scenery. There are also picturesque beaches, amazing hiking trails and the most delicious food!

But, with so many places to visit and things to do in Italy, it can be difficult choosing where to go on your honeymoon. From Venice to Rome and Italy’s coastal villages, there are probably a million places on your bucket list.

Luckily, it’s possible to take in some of the best bits on a 10-day Italy honeymoon itinerary. I wouldn’t however recommend cramming everything into one trip, but there are options for travelling around the country and seeing some truly magical spots!

If you have limited time on your honeymoon, I’ve put together 3 different 10-day Italian honeymoon itineraries to give you some ideas.

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If you only have time for a 10-day honeymoon in Italy, you won’t get to see every site across the country. But, these itineraries each show many of the best things and will give you time to savour and fully take in the destinations along the route. 

Because let’s face it, there’s no point visiting Italy if you’re only going to rush from place to place and not experience its true magic!

What to expect on a honeymoon to Italy

Italy is easily one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations with so many pretty places to visit. From enchanting cities to breathtaking rural scenery and quaint beaches, Italy is beyond photogenic.

This is, without question, a thoroughly romantic destination so it’s ideal for couples who want to soak up that charm. Everything about Italy epitomises romance and feels like a fairytale setting for a dream vacation.

I absolutely love Italy – I’ve visited 5 times so far and keep wanting to go back! It’s a great destination no matter your interests or travel style. Whether you want to take in the history, go on a city break, head to the beach or sample the tastiest food, Italy ticks the right boxes. 

Italy isn’t a huge country, but with so many bucket list destinations, there are a LOT of places to take in.

Ornate statues of the Trevi Fountain in Rome

If you only have 10 days for your honeymoon to Italy, you need to have realistic expectations for what you’ll be able to experience during your trip. However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t still have the absolute trip of a lifetime!

The itineraries I’ve put together are all different and cover different areas – from cities to lakes and beaches. Hopefully, one will resonate with you or give you ideas as to which part of the country you want to focus on!

How to get around Italy

You have a few different options for travelling around Italy. For most honeymooners, catching a train will be the perfect option. It might not seem so glamorous, but trains are usually fast, clean and efficient in Italy and connect most of the major sites. They’re also relatively affordable (at least compared to UK train prices!)

You could also hire a car if you want more freedom to stop anywhere en route. However, I don’t really recommend this because it isn’t truly necessary for most.. although it can be nice to explore some of the more remote regions. However, you definitely won’t want a rental car if you’re focusing on cities.

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In each honeymoon itinerary, I’ve outlined options for getting from place to place, so you can decide which is the best choice for you.

When is the best time to visit Italy

Italy is an exceptionally popular destination, so my recommendation is to avoid honeymooning here during the peak summer holiday period (July-August). May to June and September to October are lovely times to visit when you’ll have slightly fewer crowds and still benefit from milder weather.

If you don’t want to (or can’t) travel in the summer. The major cities are great year-round destinations, but bear in mind that many of the coastal regions shut down during winter or the off-season. 

READ MORE: 15 Best August Honeymoon Destinations

10-day honeymoon in Italy itinerary ideas

A drone view looking across the city of Venice with its golden buildings and grand canal

10 day Italy honeymoon itinerary #1: Venice, Verona, Milan + Lake Como

Ok, let’s get to it! The first 10-day Italy honeymoon itinerary focuses on Northern Italy and some really romantic settings. Starting in Venice and ending on Lake Como, you’ll get to experience cities as well as breathtaking natural sites. This is also an Italian itinerary that’s easy to navigate by train – each destination is well-connected.

  • Day 1-4 Venice 
  • Day 5-6 Verona 
  • Day 7 Milan 
  • Day 8-10 Lake Como 

Day 1-4 Venice (4 nights)

For this honeymoon option, you’ll begin your adventure in the gorgeous city of Venice. In my opinion, there aren’t many cities that come close to Venice. I absolutely LOVE this city. Venice is a must-visit and I think it’s one of the most brilliant honeymoon destinations in Europe!

You’ll want to fly into Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) – it’s the easiest option for most travellers with direct flights from the UK and the eastern US. You can then hop on a bus to get to the entrance of the city.

The ancient centre of Venice is completely pedestrianised, so your only way to get around is by foot or by boat… so make sure you pack light and wear comfy shoes!

Things to see & do in Venice

You could easily spend an entire week in Venice, but 3-4 days will give you the chance to enjoy the best bits and take in the magical vibe. One of the best things about this city is its atmosphere. It’s a lovely destination to simply wander around – taking in the beauty at every turn. 

As a unique city, Venice is picture-perfect so a lot of your honeymoon will be spent admiring the gorgeous sites, the historical architecture and the pretty canals and labyrinth of streets. This is also a city that’s bursting with history so there’s lots to take in.

Some of the key attractions that you’ll want to tick off your list include St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also want to visit the outer islands like Murano, Burano and Torcello. Torcello is a quieter spot that’s peaceful and super pretty.

There are great museums to explore in Venice, too – including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Murano Glass Museum

You obviously can’t miss a gondola ride either. It’s an iconic way to explore and one of those opportunities that you’ll only get to experience in Venice. It’s an amazing way to take in the city from the water.

Where to stay in Venice

If you want to stay in the centre of Venice (and want the ultimate romantic experience), you’ll need The Gritti Palace on your list. This gorgeous five-star hotel is right on the Grand Canal and has beautiful rooms with antique furnishings and opulent decor. It’s a magical choice.

Day 5-6 Verona (2 nights)

From Venice, it’s on to Verona. As the home of Romeo and Juliet, this is a city that encompasses love! It’s also a quaint and picturesque city that’s known as a little version of Rome.

It’s easy to reach Verona from Venice – you’ll find direct trains that take around 1hr 20mins so there’s no excuse to miss it!

Traditional Italian buildings alongside a wide river and old bridge in Verona

Things to see & do in Verona

A lot of people overlook Verona for Venice, but this charming ancient city is a great place to explore. It’s a small city, so you’ll have more than enough time in 2 days to take in the key attractions while keeping a leisurely pace. It’s also a lovely city for enjoying some downtime – you’ll want to make the most of the delicious food and wine at some of the authentic trattorie.

The main draw for a lot of tourists in Verona is Juliet’s House and the famous balcony. It’s an iconic site and there’s also a small museum which is an interesting visit. 

As a city that’s known for its beautiful, historical buildings, Verona Cathedral, Basilica of Saint Anastasia as well as the Verona Arena are all impressive and pretty. If you love gawking at glorious views, you’ll also want to head to Piazzale Castel San Pietro where you’ll find panoramas of the city. I recommend going at sunset for extra romantic vibes!

This is also a good city for a leisurely honeymoon – there are places like the Giusti Gardens which is a lovely palace and classic Italian garden that’s really picturesque for an afternoon stroll.

If you have extra time and feel you’ve seen enough of the city, you could also take a day trip to Lake Garda from Verona. There are quick, direct trains from Verona to Desenzano del Garda and Peschiera del Garda, or you could take an organised day tour.

Where to stay in Verona

In the centre of Verona, Vista Palazzo is romantic in every way. This beautiful boutique hotel is really decadent with 16 cosy rooms that are perfect for honeymooners. You’ll also find a rooftop terrace with views across the city.

Day 7 Milan (1 night)

After visiting Verona, the next stop on this Italian honeymoon itinerary is Milan. Again, this is an easy city to reach by train – there are direct routes that take around 1 hour 30. 

Milan is an underrated romantic destination and needs to be on your honeymoon radar. There aren’t as many ancient architectural gems as other Italian cities, but Milan is a stylish spot to spend a few days.

A grand and ornate cathedral on a large square at sunset

Things to see & do in Milan

As a city, Milan is a lot more modern than most Italian settings, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. There are still romantic spots dotted across the city and it’s a great place to explore.

The postcard attraction of Milan is its cathedral. It’s the largest cathedral in Italy and is truly breathtaking. You’ll want to climb to the rooftop at sunset for the best views.

Next to the cathedral, you’ll also find Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is one of the most beautiful shopping arcades… Milan is known for its fashion, so if you want to go shopping, this is definitely the city to do it in!

For romantic gems, Milan’s bohemian Navigli canal area is a winner. This is a vibrant part of the city to wander along waterways, take in boutique shops and galleries, as well as enjoy an aperitivo. It’s a part of the city that comes alive at night with its bars and restaurants so it’s a great spot for a romantic meal. 

Another area you could visit is Brera, which is an upmarket, artsy neighbourhood filled with narrow cobbled streets, charming cafes and shops.

Where to stay in Milan

Milan isn’t short of chic hotels. Casa Baglioni is a sophisticated choice that you’ll want to check out. Set in the Brera district, this hotel is modern and beautiful. It also has a Michelin-starred restaurant which is perfect for a special honeymoon dinner.

Day 8-10 Bellagio, Lake Como (3 nights)

After a week exploring 3 different Italian cities, the last part of your honeymoon is focused more on nature. Lake Como is famed world over and is an idyllic and utterly romantic spot to end your trip! 

There are a few spots you can visit around Lake Como, but my recommendation is to stay in Bellagio, which is a heavenly destination for couples. From Milan, you can take the train to Como and then jump on a bus or boat to reach Bellagio.

A drone view across water looking towards a small town set amongst mountain scenery on a lake

Things to see & do in Bellagio

Renowned for being one of the prettiest and most charming towns on Lake Como, Bellagio is an amazing last spot to relax and enjoy the beauty. 

For a small place, there are things to explore in the area if you still have the energy. The Villa Melzi Gardens are a lovely visit, as is the nearby fishing village of Pescallo. You could also walk to Punta Spartivento, which is the tip of the peninsula where you’ll find gorgeous views.

A boat tour on Lake Como is also an absolute must and a bucket list experience for your honeymoon. You can opt for a private tour that will take you past gorgeous lakeside towns, extravagant villas and picturesque spots.

Back in Bellagio, you’ll find the perfect setting for leisurely strolls along picturesque cobbled alleys. If all you want to do is soak up the sun and people watch, you’ll find bars and cafes that spill onto the street. Plus, if you want some time at the beach, you can head to San Giovanni Beach

Where to stay in Bellagio

Hotel Belvedere is one of the most romantic hotels in the area. Located on a hill, just a short walk from the centre of Bellagio, the hotel offers beautiful views of the area. (You’ll definitely want to book a lake view suite!) You’ll also find an outdoor swimming pool, spa and beautiful gardens. 

10 day Italy honeymoon itinerary #2: Rome, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast + Capri

The second 10-day Italy honeymoon itinerary is focused more on beaches and the romantic Amalfi Coast. For a lot of honeymooners, this is the dream Italian honeymoon with all the dolce vita vibes! It also starts in Rome so you can tick off the big bucket list sites.

  • Day 1-3 Rome
  • Day 4-5 Sorrento 
  • Day 6-8 Positano 
  • Day 9-10 Capri 

Day 1-3 Rome (3 nights)

You’ll begin this Italy itinerary in the iconic city of Rome. For many couples, this capital is an absolute must.

There are two airports in Rome – Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Ciampino Airport (CIA). Fiumicino is the biggest and serves the most destinations, so you’ll likely arrive here. But, some airlines fly into Ciampino. You can get taxis from both, or catch a train or bus into the city.

Roman ruins in the city of Rome

Things to see & do in Rome

There are so many key attractions in Rome so this is a city break where you’ll have lots to keep you entertained. It’s a city that’s filled with treasures – it’s a unique European capital and has something for everyone. In 3 days, you’ll be able to see the highlights and get a good taste of the beauty of the Eternal City.

Top on the list of sites is the incredible Colosseum, which is the most popular attraction in Rome. From there, The Roman Forum is just a short walk away and is another must if you want to experience ancient Rome. 

Elsewhere in the city, you’ll be able to take in the Altar of the Fatherland – it’s an impressive monument with gorgeous views of the city from the top. You also can’t miss the Vatican City with the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s stunning!

Rome is a really picturesque city where you’ll be able to amble the streets and get lost in the charm. Piazza Navona is one of Rome’s most famous squares and is a good spot to stop at a cafe and watch the world go by. You’ll also want to check out Piazza di Spagna at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, as well as the famous Trevi Fountain

Other things you could add to your list include the Pantheon and Galleria Borghese, as well as countless food markets. You’ll obviously want to enjoy aperitivo and the tastiest dinners in Rome, too! It really has it all.

Where to stay in Rome

Close to Piazza di Spagna in Rome’s historic centre, Hotel Vilòn is a lovely option for a romantic break. This hotel is an intimate, boutique gem and is really beautiful. Inside, you’ll find 18 stylish rooms – the charming terrace suites are perfect for honeymooners.

Day 4-5 Sorrento (2 nights)

After 3 magical days in Rome, the next part of your Italian honeymoon will take you to Sorrento. There are several ways to get to Sorrento from Rome. Your first option is to take the train, with a connection in Naples. You could also go directly by bus, or choose to hire a car, which takes around 3 hours.

A view across a town on the Italian coast

Things to see & do in Sorrento

Sorrento is a lovely place for a Southern Italy honeymoon. A charming coastal town, Sorrento is a popular vacation spot and has lots to offer. It’s also a laid-back destination so you’ll be able to relax, take in the scenery and enjoy gorgeous local food.

For things to see and do, Sorrento’s historic centre is a maze of narrow streets that are perfect for exploring and taking in hidden gems. You’ll also want to spend some time in Piazza Tasso which is a main hub where you’ll find cute cafes and restaurants that are perfect for pizza, a glass of wine or some limoncello!

Cloisters of San Francesco is another quaint spot in Sorrento that’s well worth a visit. It’s known for being a popular wedding setting because it’s so picturesque. The open-air garden is utterly romantic and feels like a fairytale.

For water lovers, Sorrento also boasts several unique beach clubs where you can rent a lounger and umbrella for the day. There’s also Marina Grande which is a quaint and pretty fishing village.

When you’re staying in Sorrento, you’ll also have the option to visit Pompeii. This is one of the best day trips in the area and is an absolute must. You could do an organised day trip to Pompeii, but it’s also easy to get there by train.

Where to stay in Sorrento

With panoramic views over the bay, Bellevue Syrene is an idyllic hotel in Sorrento. This is a romantic property that has the most gorgeous terrace. There are even dreamy suites with amazing spa baths.

Day 6-8 Positano (3 nights)

Next up is Positano. This is a destination that’s synonymous with honeymoons. It’s the gem of the Amalfi Coast and is one of the most romantic places in Italy

This lovely seaside village is on the other side of the peninsula from Sorrento and is easy to reach. If you want to grab a taxi/go with a private driver, you’ll be able to travel along the iconic Amalfi Drive which has the most photogenic views. (Just a warning that this road can feel a little stressful if you’re a nervous passenger). 

Other options include travelling to Positano by bus, which takes about an hour. Or, during the summer season, you can get there by ferry. 

Things to see & do in Positano

With its gorgeous pastel houses and pretty pebble beaches, Positano epitomises the romance of Italy. This is a destination that’s all about beautiful scenery, so a lot of your time on honeymoon here will be spent soaking up the romantic vibes. 

If all you want to do is relax, you’ll be able to sunbathe on the iconic Spiaggia Grande Beach with its beach club with colourful umbrellas. There are also a few other beaches in the area that can be a little quieter – including Fornillo Beach and exclusive Arienzo Beach Club

If you want to head out onto the water, renting kayaks is a fun way to explore the coastline. You could also hire a private boat to take in the views and visit impossibly scenic coves, caves and glittering beaches across the Amalfi Coast. There are also options for luxury sunset cruises.

Back on the shore, if you’re an adventurous couple you’ll love hiking and exploring the region. The Path of the Gods is one of Italy’s best walking trails and is absolutely breathtaking. You could also spend some time exploring other pretty towns in the area such as Amalfi, Ravello and Atrani. You could even do a guided Vespa tour between the main spots on the Amalfi Coast!

Within Positano, you’ll also want to indulge in some of the world’s prettiest and most romantic bars and restaurants. There are so many options that have beautiful views so they’re the perfect place to celebrate your honeymoon. 

Where to stay in Positano

For a small place, Positano isn’t short of amazing hotels. Le Sirenuse is a dream choice for honeymooners – it’s a stylish, five-star hotel and one of the world’s most famous and exclusive properties. It boasts a prime location, a Michelin-starred restaurant and gorgeous rooms. It’s an absolutely heavenly setting for newlyweds!

Day 9-10 Capri (2 nights)

From Positano, it’s on to Capri for the last two days of your Italian honeymoon. Again, this is an easy-to-reach destination – during the summer there’s a ferry that runs between the two. 

The enchanting island of Capri attracts millions of tourists each year and is a luxury setting for the final part of your honeymoon.

A high up view point in Capri overlooking the coast and the island's rugged scenery

Things to see & do in Capri

Capri is really beautiful with lots to see and do. Similarly to Positano, this is a destination where you can do as much or as little as you’d like. There’s so much beauty in the surroundings of this island so it’s a fantastic place for romantic honeymoon celebrations.

One of the most famous sights in Capri is the Blue Grotto sea cave, which you can visit on a boat tour. You’ll be transferred onto a rowboat to enter the cave – it’s really magical. 

Elsewhere in Capri, the Gardens of Augustus has beautiful views. If you want even more gorgeous panoramas, you could walk (or take the chairlift) to Monte Solaro which is the island’s highest point. This island is gloriously rugged with captivating landscapes so it’s an amazing spot for photos. Across the island, there are also lots of opportunities for hiking.

Back in Capri town, you’ll want to spend time at the charming Piazzetta (Piazza Umberto I) where there’s nothing better than people watching at the cute cafes that line the square. You can also go shopping on the famous streets nearby, or head to Marina Piccola which is the perfect place for the beach.

Where to stay in Capri

Set just minutes from the central Piazzetta, Capri Tiberio Palace has everything you need for an unforgettable honeymoon. This hotel is charming, eclectic and luxurious with romantic rooms, a pretty rooftop terrace and a spa.

10 day Italy honeymoon itinerary #3: Genoa, Cinque Terre, Pisa + Florence 

The third 10-day Italian honeymoon itinerary covers some truly romantic settings. You’ll start your adventure in Genoa, head to the stunning Cinque Terre before ending your honeymoon in Florence and the Tuscany countryside. This is a honeymoon that feels very classic with a good mix of cities, beaches and traditional rolling landscapes.

  • Day 1 Genoa 
  • Day 2-4 Cinque Terre 
  • Day 5 Pisa 
  • Day 6-10 Florence + Tuscan countryside 

Day 1 Genoa (1 night)

This dream Italian honeymoon starts in Genoa. This is a city that isn’t usually on the Italian bucket list, but it’s still worth an overnight stay. Often used as a starting point en route to Cinque Terre, the city is an interesting spot and a good place to start your honeymoon. 

You’ll be able to fly into Genoa Airport (GOA) direct from London, Manchester and several other European cities. But if Genoa isn’t accessible, you can also fly into Milan and transfer from there.

Several boats docked in a marina

Things to see & do in Genoa

Seen as a gateway to the Italian Riviera, Genoa (or Genova) is known for its rich maritime history. Porto Antico is the heart of the city and has been made into a modern marina where you’ll find restaurants, museums and attractions.

Genoa’s historic centre is also wonderful to explore. Tucked behind the port, this district is rich in cultural heritage. It’s one of the largest medieval centres in Europe so you’ll be able to explore the maze of alleys, admire beautiful architecture and stumble upon unique gems. Because this is a city that doesn’t have as many tourists, it also feels genuine and authentic.

Piazza De Ferrari is the grand main square and is surrounded by gorgeous buildings like Palazzo Ducale, which was home to the Doges of Genoa. You’ll also find Renaissance and Baroque palaces (Palazzi dei Rolli) in the historic centre that are really majestic! 42 of them are listed as UNESCO sites.

Genoa is also a city that’s renowned for its amazing food (even by Italian standards!).. You have to try the pesto here – Genoa is the city it originates from. You also won’t want to miss the fresh focaccia and tastiest pasta dishes. If you’re a foodie, you’ll be in heaven!

Where to stay in Genoa

Grand Hotel Savoia is a really romantic choice in the heart of the city, close to the port. With its charming rooms and decadent detailing, it’s lovely for a honeymoon.

Day 2-4 Cinque Terre (3 nights)

Made up of five quaint villages, Cinque Terre is one of the most spectacular settings for an Italian honeymoon. You can choose to stay in any of the villages (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore) as they’re easy to travel between by train, boat or foot.

The village you pick will depend on your preferences – Riomaggiore for example is the liveliest while Manarola is quieter, more relaxed and romantic. However, whichever out of the five you go for, you’ll have a great time! This part of Italy is beyond picturesque and really captures the country’s romance.

From Genoa, several direct trains connect with Cinque Terre and the nearby area.

A small town with colourful buildings built into a coastal cliff

Things to see & do in Cinque Terre

As you’ll be staying in Cinque Terre for a few days as part of this Italian honeymoon itinerary, you’ll definitely want to explore each of the five villages. Each is beautiful with its pastel buildings and scenic coastal views, but they all have an individual character. 

If you’re feeling active, it’s the most amazing experience to hike between several of the villages – you’ll be treated to glorious scenery en route.

As a coastal location, you’ll be able to spend time on the waters around Cinque Terre, too. You could hire kayaks, take a boat tour or opt for a romantic sunset cruise. Plus, you’ll be able to sunbathe and swim around the region as well. Monterosso has an impressive sandy beach, while the other villages have pebbly coves, old harbours and rocky, yet picture-perfect, spots for relaxing. 

Where to stay in Cinque Terre

If you want flashy luxury, you’ll be pressed to find it here, but that doesn’t mean the accommodation in Cinque Terre is without charm. In Manarola, La Torretta Lodge is a lovely choice that’s authentic and super pretty.

Day 5 Pisa (1 night)

After Cinque Terre, you’ll head to Pisa for one night. As one of the smaller cities in the region, there isn’t as much to do here, but there are still iconic landmarks and beautiful sites to take in. 

From Cinque Terre, there are a few direct trains from Monterosso to Pisa Centrale. It’s also a good option on this Italian itinerary as it helps break up the onward journey to Florence. 

A view looking out from the Tower of Pisa across grand buildings and lawns in the Square of Miracles

Things to see & do in Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the most famous attraction in the city. But you’ll want to take in the beautiful Baptistery and Cattedrale di Pisa, too – they’re all located in the same Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles). This is also a lovely setting for enjoying a sunny afternoon, relaxing and taking in all the grand architecture!

During your visit, you could also visit Borgo Stretto, which is a pretty shopping street with lovely old pastel buildings. You’ll find cute boutiques, cafes and little squares around the area to explore.

Away from the architecture, you’ll be able to enjoy the tastiest local food in Pisa, too. Your options include joining a cooking class or food tour, heading to one of many gelaterias and enjoying a delicious meal at an authentic Italian restaurant.

Where to stay in Pisa

Rinascimento is a romantic B&B in the heart of Pisa. Decked in traditional Italian style, this is a unique and ultra-pretty hotel for couples, with everything you need for a short and sweet stay.

Day 6-10 Florence & Tuscan countryside (5 nights)

After Pisa, there are a few options for the next part of your itinerary. Either, you can head to Florence and stay there for the entire duration. Or, you could do 3 nights in Florence, followed by 2 nights at a luxury hotel in the Tuscan countryside. 

A lot of this will depend on your budget (rural hotels can be a little spendy) and also whether you have itchy feet and would rather stay in the city. Personally, I think that a few nights in a gorgeous Tuscan villa or farmhouse would be really dreamy for a honeymoon, but you can decide what’s best for you! You might feel it’s better to have one base in Florence and explore the surrounding area from there.

To reach Florence from Pisa, there’s a direct train between the two that takes around an hour so it’s a simple and stress-free journey. 

The gorgeous Florence Cathedral towering above the rest of the city

Things to do in Florence & the Tuscany countryside

Florence is one of the country’s most romantic cities so it’s one of the best places to end your honeymoon in Italy. Recognised as the birthplace of the Renaissance, this is a city that’s filled to the brim with art, architecture and majestic cultural landmarks. 

Florence is charming, enchanting and has everything you could want for a dream couple’s escape. It’s also compact and walkable with quaint streets, so it’s a perfect place for leisurely strolls. It’s a gorgeous setting for a relaxed and romantic city break in Italy!

Within the city, the gorgeous cathedral can’t be missed and is well worth the climb to the top for views across terracotta rooftops. If you love a good view, you could also climb Giotto’s Bell Tower, which looks towards the cathedral dome.

Elsewhere, the Boboli Gardens or Bardini Gardens are perfect to explore. You’ll also want to amble across the Ponte Vecchio. This lovely old, pedestrianised bridge is filled with little shops and is an iconic attraction in Florence.

There are loads of museums and galleries to take your pick of in Florence, too. If you love art, the Uffizi Gallery is the most famous and is home to works by Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli among others. Accademia Gallery is also an amazing visit where you’ll be able to see Michelangelo’s David. 

Foodies will be in love in Florence, too. You’ll definitely want to visit Mercato Centrale, where you can buy fresh, local produce, and grab something to eat from one of the food outlets.

Florence is one of the best places for dining in Italy – you’ll be able to gorge on the tastiest food and wine! You’ll have the chance to go to a rooftop bar too for perfect sunset views. It really is a dream city!

If you’re choosing to stay in Florence for the remainder of your honeymoon, there are plenty of day trips out into the countryside so you can experience the glorious scenery. From vineyard and Vespa tours to trips to nearby Tuscan towns and cities, there are loads of options you could join. 

If you’ve decided to spend your last few days in the countryside, you’ll likely want to enjoy the scenery from your luxury accommodation. Some hotels also offer activities and excursions like horse riding and wine tasting. You could also hire a Vespa if you want to get out and explore.

Where to stay in Florence & Tuscany

In Florence, Villa Cora is a classic and peaceful hotel. It’s located just outside the centre in a prime position and offers opulent luxury. It’s a really gorgeous property that feels like it was made for a honeymoon – it encompasses Italian romance perfectly! 

Away from Florence and out in the glorious countryside, a heavenly boutique option is Borgo Santo Pietro. This is the most beautiful hotel but it’s one you’ll probably want to hire a car to get to – it’s about 1hr30 away from Florence. Set in a sprawling estate, this is the most idyllic retreat with breathtaking views. You’ll also find a Michelin-starred restaurant, a dreamy spa and gorgeous infinity pool. It’s perfect for a fairytale honeymoon.

Italy honeymoon itinerary FAQs

An aerial view of rugged coastal scenery and turquoise sea in Capri

Is Italy a good honeymoon destination?

Italy is hands down one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations. As a country, it’s thoroughly charming and boasts a ridiculous number of fairytale settings. Whichever itinerary you choose to follow, you’ll find so many sights and cities that are utterly gorgeous!

This is also a destination that’s amazing if you want a luxury honeymoon – you’ll find decadent and romantic hotels that will give you that once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s also a great option if you want to mix romance with adventure by travelling to several parts of the country. There really is no doubt that Italy is an exceptional choice for a dream honeymoon!

How much of Italy can you see in 10 days?

It’s possible to squeeze a lot into a 10-day Italian honeymoon, BUT that’s not what I’d recommend. As you can see from these honeymoon itineraries, it’s a lot better to choose a specific region, or just a few places, and enjoy them thoroughly rather than skipping quickly from place to place. It also means you can take it easy on your honeymoon and minimise any stress!

Is travelling around Italy better than staying in one place?

That’s completely up to you! It depends a lot on where you’re travelling from and what you want most for your honeymoon. If you’re travelling long haul to reach Italy, you might want to see more of the country and maximise your trip. If you’ve been before, or you live somewhere that’s within easy reach, (or you want a more relaxing honeymoon), you might be happier sticking to just one city or area.

How many days do you need for a honeymoon in Italy?

Ideally, I’d recommend a 2 week Italy honeymoon itinerary, but it’s perfectly doable in 10 days. Even if you’re limited to just a week, it’s still possible to honeymoon in Italy and have an amazing time! If you only have 7 days in Italy, you’ll probably want to stay in just one location and opt for day trips if you want more to explore.

Which part of Italy is best for a honeymoon?

All of Italy has my heart and has so many incredible honeymoon settings. If you want lots to see and do, you’ll love the cities like Venice, Florence and Rome. For the quintessential Italian honeymoon experience, you can’t go wrong with the Amalfi Coast or Cinque Terre. There are so many idyllic and postcard-perfect places that wherever you choose it’ll be perfect!

A cityscape with a maze of old buildings and several bridges crossing a grand river

Is Italy expensive to visit?

This really depends on your travel style. Apart from some of the major tourist sites, Italy can be reasonably affordable so it’s possible to honeymoon in Italy on a budget. If you’re travelling from the UK, flights to Italy are generally good value. Plus, travelling around the country by train can be a budget-friendly option. 

However, lots of the honeymoon destinations in Italy come with a premium. And if you want all the bucket list experiences, it can set you back. As an amazing foodie destination, Italy is also the perfect place to splurge on Michelin dining experiences and things like wine tasting, which can cost a little more.

If you want a fairytale experience, you could also spend upwards of £500-£1,000+ per night for a luxury honeymoon hotel.

Is Italy worth it for a honeymoon?

Absolutely, YES! I really believe that Italy is one of the best and most romantic countries in Europe. If you’re travelling from the US, or any long-haul destination, Italy is a bucket list vacation with so many gorgeous spots for an unforgettable honeymoon.

If you’re dreaming of a really romantic experience where you still have lots to see and do, Italy ticks the right boxes. And, with the most gorgeous hotels, delicious food and a laid-back and charming atmosphere, it’s a real winner.

A colourful town built into the cliffs alongside the sea

Italy is a dream honeymoon destination and has so much for couples to love. Whether you want to head to the Amalfi Coast, explore ancient cities or retreat into nature, Italy has you covered.

It’s one of Europe’s finest honeymoon destinations and has so many gems – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

READ MORE: Is Venice Worth Visiting? (11+ Pros & Cons)

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