Italy has every reason to be proud of its culinary heritage, and each region of Italy has its own unique specialities. For example, the mountainous region of Tuscany offers up delicious warm stews, cured meats, and cheeses, while one of Sicily's signature dishes is oxtail stew. Wherever you go however, you will always find the classic Italian oven-baked pizza, as well as delicious home-made pasta. Together with a fine bottle of Italian wine, the Italian flavours never fail to delight and impress. If you want to prolong your romantic meal, finish off with a delicious dessert, such as Sicilian cannoli, or a tiramisu.
Whether you prefer to admire the Colosseum in Rome, or sip coffee in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you will have no trouble finding romantic historic landmarks on your travels through Italy. Aside from providing fantastic cultural experiences, these historical sights also make great backdrops for some honeymoon snapshots. While the ancient buildings and canals of Venice are a classic choice for a honeymoon in Italy, medieval Florence and the historical Cilento coast are equally beautiful choices.
If you're in the mood for a honeymoon road trip, driving down the stunning Amalfi coastline in southern Italy may be just what you are looking for. If you can rent an open-top car for the occasion, the journey will be even more memorable. Alternative routes that allow you to drive from one gorgeous Italian town to the next abound. The Cinque Terre with its five idyllic seaside villages in northern Italy is a firm favourite, as is the Adriatic coast on the eastern shore of Italy.
Italy's Lake District in the north of the country is often overlooked, yet it offers some of the country's most breathtaking landscapes, combining lakes, mountains, and charming, cosmopolitan cities. Popular choices for a lake-side honeymoon include Lake Como and Lake Garda. However, if you're hoping to leave the crowds behind and find pristine, secluded nature areas, head to the smaller lakes of Lugano or Trasimeno.