Italy’s Most Luxurious Romantic Destinations

Italy's Most Luxurious Romantic DestinationsWant to travel to Italy and stay at a honeymoon resort that epitomizes opulence, luxury, and decadence? Then think about heading to these villages and islands for a honeymoon you will never forget. From Italy’s northern lakes to its beautiful islands in the south, Trips 2 Italy will create a unique, custom honeymoon package where you will travel to some of Italy’s most luxurious and romantic destinations and experience all that this magnificent country has to offer.

Capri

A playground for the wealthy and elite since ancient Roman times, Capri is a popular spot for artists, writers, and celebrities. This is because Capri is utterly enchanting and inspiring with its medieval pathways, cafes, and secret grottoes. You can take a romantic trip by funicular to the top of Monte Salaro, where you can walk to the architectural gem that is Eremo di Santa a Cetrella before having a picnic while gazing out on the azure waters of the bays of Napoli and Salerno. If you are looking for a romantic spot to woo your love, visit the Grotto Azzurra – the Blue Grotto – with its crystal clear waters that seem mysterious and magical. If feeling a little more adventurous, try heading out the bay of Cala del Rio, where a cliff formation created a “natural Jacuzzi” where you can relax and look out over the bay. When you are ready to eat, head to La Terrazza di Lucullo, one Capri’s finest restaurants with some the best views of the island. Make sure to get a seat on the terrace where you will enjoy exquisite traditional cuisine and one of the most captivating views of the Bay of Naples. The town of Capri is also home to world-class shopping and boutiques, gardens meant for leisurely strolls hand-in-hand, and tranquil beaches for relaxing and sun-bathing. The island of Capri has everything to make your honeymoon an experience you will never forget.

Costa Smeralda

Located on Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, this destination is a hotspot for celebrities and the wealthy. Costa Smeralda is a natural paradise with its fabulous turquoise waters and sandy beaches. This island is the ideal location when looking for one of Italy’s most luxurious romantic destinations. Whether you wish to relax on the beach, snorkel around the archipelago, or explore the island’s abundant wildlife, there is so much to experience on this beautiful island. If looking for a secluded area for a romantic rendezvous, climb atop the Monte Mora, the highest granite peak on the island. There you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the island as the sun sets over the Mediterranean. The surrounding area offers so much for the adventurous soul with its mysterious megalithic ruins at Nuraghe Albucciu, and the mystic ruins of the Templo di Malchittu. Your honeymoon would not be complete without visiting Costa Smeralda’s exquisite beaches. Each one is more beautiful than the last. Liscia Ruia is one of Sardinia’s longest beaches where you can picnic amongst the strawberry trees. You can take in a show at one of the open-air festivals or rub shoulders with the elite while watching the regatta and its famous boats. When wanting to get away from it all, you can head north to the Capo d’Orso, named for its wind-eroded forms. Here you will find an idyllic world of cliffs and caves where you can explore to your heart’s content. From a wild, uninhabited stretch of land, Costa Smeralda has become one of the most exclusive spots in all of Europe.

Bellagio

Considered Lake Como’s most romantic village, few resorts are more beautiful than Bellagio. Called the “pearl of the Lake,” Bellagio is home to world-class restaurants, picturesque cobblestone lanes, and stunning architecture. Strolling along the cobbled streets gives one the sense of being transported back in time. Visit the scenic village of Villa Carlotta with its magnificent English garden that slopes down to Lake Como. There are many churches and basilicas featuring stunning frescoes, paintings, and sculptures. Travel up to the village’s hilltop and visit the Gardens of Villa Serbelloni, (not to be confused with the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni which is also in Bellagio). The panoramic views of Lake Como offered from this hilltop are absolutely breathtaking! The interior is closed to visitors, but you may take a guided tour of the gardens and learn about the fascinating history of this area. The lakeside is perfect for relaxing strolls along the water with plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the stunning scenery. Bellagio is a tranquil romantic backdrop to your honeymoon with its beautiful villas, tree-filled hills, and the majestic Alps.

Portofino

As a tiny-cliff lined port, the rocky coastline and narrow cove lend to its reputation as one of Italy’s most luxurious romantic destinations. Long known to the elite, Portofino is the epitome of elegance and class. Located on the Italian Riviera, this crescent-shaped village is full of hidden coves, charming cafes, and breathtaking views. You can visit the Castello Brown where you can enjoy some of the best views of Portofino. Another favorite spot known for its incredible views is the Church of San Giorgio, the town’s patron saint. There you can discover the history of Portofino and take a romantic walk along the scenic pathway to the lighthouse before enjoying lunch in the Piazza. If looking for a little more adventure, try scuba diving! There you will see the magnificent statue of the Christ of the Abyss, explore underwater caverns, and see beautiful marine life found nowhere else in the world. If you are feeling a little more land-loving, head to the regional park, where there are beautiful hiking trails that offer spectacular views of the town. Portofino is the perfect blending of man and nature with its beautiful landscapes, picturesque views, and romantic backdrops.

Lake Maggiore

The second largest lake in Italy and shared with Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. With its charming villages and incredible views, it is one of the most romantic places in all of Italy. It has inspired countless generations of artists and writers, like Hemingway, Dickens, and one of the most romantic poets to ever exist, Lord Byron. Stresa is a beautiful town on the shores of the lake. Its history dates back to 998 AD, and it is a favorite of European aristocrats. It is also home to some of the most elegant and extravagant palaces and hotels in Italy. See the Isola Bella with its baroque palace, designed to look like a ship, and terraced gardens with its delightful topiaries, beautiful pathways, and lovely fountains. On Isola Madre, see the gardens of the Borromeo family where peacocks, parrots, and pheasants wander freely. Take the Lago Maggiore Express, a combination of boat and train trips with twists and climbs that travel between Italy and Switzerland while you soak in the panoramic views of this gorgeous lake. During the spring and summer, take in the many open-air concerts, festivals, and gelato bars. With its many piazzas, gardens, and villas, there is never a dull moment. Lake Maggiore is perfect for long drives, unforgettable boat trips, and the best sunsets to enjoy with your loved one.

When you are looking for opulence and decadence, skip the usual places, and enjoy Italy like the rich and famous do. Trips 2 Italy offers incredible luxurious romantic and honeymoon packages that let you experience Italy like a celebrity.

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