Italy is deemed as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, a natural choice for honeymooners especially by foreigners, who carefully plan the routes to be giving priority to the most beautiful and exclusive spots.
For this reason we decided to offer a focus on the best destinations for honeymoon, each time in a different region.
Let’s start from Tuscany, a land that evokes intense perfumes, genuine flavors, soft colors, vast plains and rolling hills.
The stages we selected are especially recommended to those who have already visited Florence, Siena and other art cities; this is a route suggested to who want to know villages and small towns where to spend unforgettable days with his own kindred spirit.
Radda in Chianti
One of Tuscany’s most renowned products in the world is Chianti, the red wine which the more experienced tasters link to a landscape of vineyards, cypress trees and medieval hamlets, in other words the essence of Tuscany.
Radda in Chianti is the most appropriate destination for a romantic and elegant honeymoon: is part of the so-called “Chianti triangle “, is on a hill and therefore gives a stunning view of the surrounding valleys.
The rows of trees, terraces, stone walls, hedges and vineyards are the details that make it unique this work of art, a village immersed in the quietness, perfect as a seal of a romance.
San Quirico d’Orcia
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Continuing the journey in the province of Siena you reach a place where time seems to stand still and where an instant can become infinite: San Quirico d’Orcia.
The area of the Val d’Orcia is suggested for relaxing holidays because here there is a nature reserve that invites travelers to experience a more direct contact with environment, leaving behind their habits and the pace of everyday life to embrace a different mood.
In San Quirico you can see the Castle of Vignoni, dating back to the XI century and rebuilt in 1339, considered an oasis of peace because of its position above the Val d’Orcia and isolated from the town.
Another venue that you shouldn’t miss in a honeymoon is the public garden of Horti Leonini, open to the public every day and treated to keep its original appearance, dated back to the XVI century.
Here there is also a rose garden, a poetic scenario for those who want to see places suspended in a magical atmosphere.
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Just arrived in San Gimignano you’ll feel protected by its walls and towers; UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site due to the medieval architecture which hasn’t undergone substantial changes over the centuries.
The Duomo, Palazzo del Podestà and the Palazzo del Popolo, all located in Piazza Duomo, are the must-see in town; furthermore here rise some of the medieval towers of San Gimignano.
This town, however, is also known for another excellence, the Vernaccia, the first Italian white wine to receive the DOC label in 1966. What could be better than a toast with this fine wine to promise eternal love to your partner?
Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
Many people don’t know that one of the most elegant spots in Tuscany is on the waterfront of Livorno. In our opinion it is a lovely spot for a walk near the sea. Terrazza Mascagni was designed in 1925 and expanded after World War II, when it was dedicated to the composer Pietro Mascagni.
This seaside terrace it is evocative like a melody that is imprinted in the memory and refined as a harmony performed by a great artist. The restoration carried out in the Nineties refurbished the charm of the terrace, restoring green areas and a gazebo originally appointed to host the concerts.
Tuscany presents a wide range of lesser known destinations, along with favorite places by tourists; these small towns contribute to making it a wonderful land for honeymooners and luxury experiences, without ever renouncing to authenticity.