Italy Honeymoon: The 10 Most Romantic Hotels in Italy

by Bianca @ Italian Fix

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Honeymooning in Italy feels like… 

A warm, jasmine-scented breeze playing on your skin after an uber-romantic dinner overlooking the Ligurian Sea.

Waking up late and rolling around in sheets with a thread count they def don’t sell at IKEA.

Ordering a piping-hot espresso and straight-outta-the-oven biscotti in bed.

Towers of garlicky tagliatelle, because you don’t give a foccacia about wedding bod anymore.

But here’s what’s most important for a great honeymoon in Italy (in our humble sea view)…

A ridiculously romantic hotel.

And oh baby, does Italy bring it when we’re talkin’ cuddling with your cutie in a hot honeymoon spot!

Today we’re dishing on the most luxe, Instagram-worthy hotels for a blow-out Italian honeymoon. 

While Italy isn’t super-duper expensive for many things (c’mon, you’ll get oodles of fab food and wine to wash it all down with on the cheap), top-notch hotels in Italy can cost you your kidney.

If you’ve got euros to spare in your budget, here are 10 splashy spots to escape to post-wedding in Italy!

italy honeymoon in portofino

1. Hotel Splendido, Portofino

Perfect for:
The couple that wants to go *all out* on their honeymoon, and indulge in luxe rooms.

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White-gloved waiters. Sweeping, sparkling sea views. Celebs, couples and CEOs mingling. Hand-painted frescoes in your room. Gourmet menus, for every meal. Marble floors to marvel at.

The Italy honeymoon factor:
The timeless glamor in this place is pretty much begging for kisses and canoodles over Chianti. Plus, Richard Burton and Liz Taylor used to hang out here…. on repeat. Need we say more?

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $758 per night.

Book your honeymoon:
Anytime between June and September. 

italy honeymoon in amalfi

2. Villa Piedimonte, Ravello

Perfect for:
A calm and quiet honeymoon getaway after a jam-packed wedding extravaganza.

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Rolling up to rows of orange trees and groovy citrus groves. Seriously old charm paired with high-vibe, modern finishes. Pretty postcard-panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast. Beautiful botanical gardens to stroll (and sneak a kiss) in.

The Italy honeymoon factor:
A couple of super sweet aperitivo spots to choose from: the swim-up pool bar or your private oceanfront terrace at sunset. Win-win.

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $378 per night.

Book your honeymoon:
Between May and June or September and October. Avoid August if you want a super chill honeymoon, as that’s when most travelers and Italians will flock to Ravello for their summer vacation. 

italy honeymoon in rome

3. Hotel de Russie, Rome

Perfect for:
Couples who dig hanging out in a buzzing city, with a luxurious space to call their base.

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Classic, cool cosmopolitan vibes (cocktails here are stupendo). Spa days with your sweetie. Mediterranean secret gardens, with red rose bushes and oh-so-orange trees in tow. Italian botanical bathroom products to take home. Marble bathrooms with Roman mosaics.

The Italy honeymoon factor:
Rome is romantic on its own, but being within walking distance of major spots PLUS coming back to a room that screams “You’re living like royalty!” just cinches the deal.

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $471 per night.

Book your honeymoon:
Between May and June and September and October – off-peak seasons that still feel summery. Avoid July and August unless you want to sizzle and rely on air conditioning to enjoy your stay. 

italy honeymoon in puglia

italy honeymoon in puglia

4. Masseria Le Torri, Puglia

Perfect for:
An adults-only escape to a small, intimate boutique hotel in the Italian countryside.

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A gorgeously restored, 18th-century farmhouse. Rural, romantic charm. Blindingly white stone walls. Fireplaces and flagstone interiors. Hanging baskets of limes in the dining room. Reconsidering your life choices and relocating to become a winemaker.

The Italy honeymoon factor:
The rustically square sunken tubs, rosebush plants in your room, and lazy pool lounging (with the company of only four other rooms in the hotel) pretty much say: Do Not Disturb.

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $198 per night — book way in advance to score these rates, though. 

Book your honeymoon:
In May-June and October — August gets filled up pretty quick with Italians on vacay in the summer.

italy honeymoon in Florence

5. Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, Florence

Perfect for:
Honeymooners who wanna seek higher ground in a frizzante city that doesn’t sleep — AKA rooftop negronis overlooking the Arno River.

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Sunsets drenching hot cobblestones. 360° views of Florence from the hotel rooftop. Peeking out your window at Piazzale Michelangelo and the Church of Santa Croce. Dipping into the exclusive outdoor pool. Hills of olive groves as far as your sunglasses can see.

The Italy honeymoon factor:
You get to hang out in the heart of Florence, with super spacious and luxurious rooms — choose one of the hundreds of restaurants within walking distance or croissants in bed. Either way, you have the option of participating in city life or retreating to your little haven.

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $239 per night.

Book your honeymoon:
During spring or winter. But if you’re there in the summer, you’ll want to spend most of your time in the rooftop pool — it gets pretty darn hot in Florence.

P.S.
Want some seriously under-the-radar experiences in Florence? Check out our private Florence tours and we’ll take care of you for the day. It’s like having an Italian bestie show you around town.

italy honeymoon in the Cinque Terre

6. Hotel Porto Roca, Cinque Terre

Perfect for:
Hunkering down at a seaside spot for days on end.

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A seaview infinity pool, seemingly dropping into the crystal-clear bay in Monterosso. Parked in the middle of vineyards and green groves. A big, beautiful terrace facing the ocean. Spaghetti alle vongole. The sounds of pure silence (and birds). Ahh, peace.

The Italy honeymoon factor:
Lounging by the infinity pool with the warm ocean breeze on your face = if we were honeymooning, that’s pretty much all we’d do. 

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $255 per night.

Book your honeymoon:
Between June and September. Avoid mid-November to Easter, when lots of local businesses are shut down.

P.S:
Want us to show you Cinque Terre, Italian Fix style? Check out our private Cinque Terre tours! Wine tasting, hiking, walks through our fave secret spots — we’ve got it all. We’d love to show you our home ground with expert locals leading the way (and pouring the vino).

italy honeymoon in Camogli

7. Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

Perfect for:
Couples who wanna see what the Italian Riviera fuss is all about. And who wanna nap to recover from their wedding festivities.

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Breakfast facing the gorgeous gulf. Incredible views, no matter where you are. Evenings dripping in atmosphere and ambience. Being lulled to sleep by the sound of waves crashing on the beach. Sexy sepia sunsets. *Surprise* rose petals on your dinner table.

The Italy honeymoon factor:
Getting to canoodle on your own private beach. Very fancy (and romantic). 

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $312 per night.

Book your honeymoon:
Anytime between June and September. 

italy honeymoon in venice

8. The Gritti Palace, Venice

Perfect for:
The couple that digs Venetian charm and 15th century, royal velvety vibes. It’s been a luxury hotel since 1895 — no biggie.

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Signature suites, each with their own character and history (this was literally a private residence to nobles in the past). Yep, they’ve even got one inspired by Hemingway. Every room dripping in art. The scent of old books lining the shelves. Wine tastings at the hotel’s epicurean school.

The Italy honeymoon factor:
Eating every meal at the gorgeous Club Del Doge restaurant, canalside.

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $430 per night.

Book your honeymoon:
Anytime between spring and early summer, from March to July. The weather will be mild and easy-breezy, ideal for exploring. High water season is from October to January, so best to plan around those months.

italy honeymoon in tuscany

9. Belmond Castello di Casole, Tuscany

Perfect for:
The couple that digs long, lounging lunches (paired with local wine) in the countryside. 

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Sprawling vineyards for miles. Making friends with local farmers. Hunting for white truffles. Cozying up in your massive room in this castello. Spending your afternoons connecting over cooking classes. Garden-fresh ingredients on your plate. Stonewall spa days.

The Italy honeymoon factor:
Apparently, this is the *most* romantic hotel in Tuscany. Judging by the photos, we believe it.

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $800 per night.

Book your honeymoon:
In the spring or winter.

italy honeymoon in sorrento

10. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

Perfect for:
A once-in-a-moon grand, gorgeous vacay.

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Sipping vino with views of Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples. Massive Mediterranean gardens for post-dinner walks. Frescoed ceilings at breakfast. Ridiculously good service. Old-school vibes that make you feel all kinds of glam!

The Italy honeymoon factor:
It’s a 5-star, iconic Amalfi Coast spot. Drool.

Plan to spend:
Upwards of $1000 per night.

Book your honeymoon:
From May to June or in September. 

 

Got questions about traveling Italy for your honeymoon and amping up the romance factor? Leave a comment below and we’ll jump in to help!

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