Italy leads “Top Honeymoon Destinations” lists
The romantic aspects of Italy, along with its incredible history and countryside have yet again put the country highest on many travel professionals’ “Top Honeymoon Destinations”.
In Italy, in addition to renowned destinations such as Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan, indeed, almost everywhere, the countryside and villages evoke images of another world and another time.
At ITB China, visitors can discover more about Piedmont – with Lago d’Orta, Tuscany as a blockbuster destination with Florence, Venice, and also with the Palladio’s Villas near Vicenza, and Trieste and its surroundings. One mustn’t overlook the Amalfi Coast and Apulia masserie as examples of different destinations. Breath-taking lakes region north of Milan, with Lake Como and Lake Maggiore attracting honeymooners from around the globe. Indeed, savvy travel planners are today seeking more original “off the beaten track” destinations. Here are a couple of other new ideas…
VENETO: THE LAND OF ROMEO AND JULIETTE
Imagine a romantic escape in Verona, the city of love made famous by Romeo and Juliet, or proposing in a Renaissance villa or ancient castle in the Prosecco hills. Veneto offers countless dream locations for romantic couples. What about a honeymoon on the Lake Garda or in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomites, an unforgettable wedding in the magic setting of Venice.
UMBRIA: NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE
Ever changing untouched landscapes in the green of winding valleys make Umbria a region that will never fail to amaze. Umbria is an excellent place for an unforgettable honeymoon. It is a place where time stood still, a region full of traditions, art and history, but also with excellent wines of Montefalco and Torgiano Umbria is renowned for its genuine local food: black truffles, porcini mushrooms, salami, raw ham and pecorino cheese.
LAKE MAGGIORE: REFLECTING THE ALPS
Lake Maggiore is one of the most beautiful Italian lakes and has enchanted the great Italian and foreign artists who have stayed here. It is believed to be the largest of the pre-Alpine lakes, hence the name “Maggiore”, it is of glacial origin and its banks are in Lombardy, Piedmont and Switzerland. Its 11 islands, of which 8 are in Piedmont and 1 in Lombardy, are among the many beauties of this lake.
CINQUE TERRE: THE PERFECT COASTAL HONEYMOON GETAWAY
On the Ligurian coast to the east of Genoa, Cinque Terre encompasses five glorious towns, where small houses are surrounded by lush nature. Visitors to this district will be fascinated by the beauty of these five small villages, and bene t not only from its pristine waters, but from its natural environment, where wild nature is interspersed with vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards, creating a precious bond between man, his traditions and this breath-taking stretch of coast. Riomaggiore is Cinque Terre’s most famous town. It is the start the zone’s famous trekking route, dug into the rock in the early 20th century, and leading to Manarola where one can find the famous Via dell’Amore or “Way of Love”.
PUGLIA: JUST RELAX
Life is tranquil in Puglia, where one savors the aromas and savors of yesteryear. Honeymooners may opt for a masseria, an historical manor farm transformed into a wellness and wedding resort. These ancient dwellings, nestled in gardens of aromatic herbs, have a story to tell and their terraces often have particularly romantic views.
Piemonte offers outstanding locations for destination weddings. It boasts sumptuous Royal Residences and historical palaces, magni cent castles and sprawling villas, ancient villages, romantic lakes and fascinating botanical gardens. The region definitely delivers a charming atmosphere for “magical” events.
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