If you’re struggling to think of a romantic honeymoon destination and can’t face the stress of a long haul flight then Tuscany in Italy could be the ideal place for you.
This beautiful part of Italy offers stunning scenery, ancient castles, art, culture, delicious cuisine and of course, Florence. One of the most charming and romantic cities in the world, Florence was once home to England’s most romantic poets: the Shelleys and the Brownings. What’s more, it’s only a short flight away from the UK.
Here are five reasons why Tuscany is the perfect honeymoon destination.
With hillsides carpeted in wine and olive groves and dotted with ancient castles and glorious villas, the Tuscan countryside is literally breathtaking.
But that’s not all; the Tuscan coastline is as beautiful, if not more so than the Almafi Coast. Along the winding coast of southern Tuscany, you’ll find unspoilt, secluded beaches fringed with azure blue waters. Perfect for couples who want to get away from the more popular tourist areas.
The historic centre of Florence is easy to walk around and is filled with art, culture, history, wonderful restaurants and irresistible boutiques. Get lost among the winding streets or take in the spectacular views across the ancient city from Piazzale Michelangelo while sipping on a champagne cocktail. Or take a leisurely stroll along the River Arno and soak up the romantic atmosphere of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
3. Charming Hillside Towns
Don’t just stop at Florence. The hillsides of Tuscany are filled with enchanting, storybook towns and villages, definitely worth exploring. Wander along the cobbled streets of San Gimignano and San Miniato or explore the idyllic town of Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo. Between Siena and Arezzo is the picturesque village of Lucignano, also known as the ‘town of love’.
4. Food and Wine
Honeymoons are for indulgence…always well deserved after a fabulous wedding! Now’s the time to enjoy mouthwatering Tuscan dishes in a local trattoria or take a wine tasting tour in the heart of Chianti country.
5. Romantic Accommodation
From boutique hotels in the centre of Florence, quintessential, sun soaked farmhouses surrounded by vines, or ancient castles in the heart of Chianti, Tuscany offers a range of romantic and enchanting places to stay.
And for couples who want to be pampered, the region is also home to a range of luxurious thermal spas and natural hot springs for ultimate relaxation.
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