Perfect Honeymoon Hotels to Book in Italy

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Siobhan Grogan

Where better to celebrate tying the knot than Italy? With stays from Florence to Amalfi and Sardinia to Rome, opt for one of the most romantic honeymoon hotels in Italy by booking through Culture Trip.

Home of La Dolce Vita, Italy gives loved-up couples a dreamy start to married life whether they choose a dramatic coastal hotel, a chic city retreat or a picturesque property on the banks of a lake. Throw in candlelit al fresco dinners, rustic countryside and sherbet-coloured cliffside villages, and it’s no surprise Italy is considered one of the most romantic countries in the world. This is our pick of the most romantic hotels in Italy for your post-nuptials celebration.

1. Hotel Romazzino


The luxurious pool area outside the white villa of Hotel Romazzino overlooking the Sardinian countryside.
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If a honeymoon means sugar-soft sand and bath-clear emerald water, this impressive and romantic resort in Sardinia can match the Maldives as a jaw-dropping beach escape. Light-filled rooms in white, terracotta and pale blue let sea views take centre stage, while guests can dine on seafood and homemade pasta at the hotel’s two intimate restaurants. There’s even a yoga and pilates room and a Spa My Blend by Clarins to help you wind down after the big day.

2. Baglioni Hotel Regina


A chandelier hangs over the grand sining salon at Baglioni Hotel Regina
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Chic city-savvy couples will adore this iconic Rome hotel with its lavish Art Deco style and elegant suites with money-can’t-buy 360-degree views over the Eternal City. On Via Veneto, walking distance from the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon, this prestigious property piles on the glitz with chandeliers, Murano glass, 18th-century woodwork and sumptuous fabrics at every turn. All this and one of the city’s best breakfast buffets each morning, too.

3. Punta Tragara


Two chairs arranged around a low table on a private terrace with expansive sea views under a peach hued archway and lined with scrubby green bushes at Hotel Punta Tragara
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It’s all about the view at this knockout romantic hotel just off the Amalfi Coast in Capri, built in 1920 high above the sea looking over the Faraglioni rock formations. Though the well-heeled island is within reach, loved-up couples may be happy to linger round the two freshwater pools, pop into the spa and feast on Neapolitan dishes at celebrated Monzù restaurant, overlooking the Gulf of Naples. The hotel has another restaurant in Capri town when you fancy a change of scenery.

4. Hotel Santa Caterina


A pool hugs the jagged side of a rock face and sunbathers lounge on beds next to the coastline at Hotel Santa Caterina
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This 19th-century villa close to the centre of Amalfi is the perfect place to do nothing at all together. This romantic Amalfi Coast hotel’s estate winds down the cliffside so you can gaze at sweeping sea views all day long, while a private elevator will whisk the two of you to the exclusive beach club below. You can also gaze seawards from the idyllic pool or eat in one of two restaurants, including the Michelin-star Glicine.

5. Villa San Michele

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Elegant king room at Belmond Villa San Michele.
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Florence oozes romance at every turn, and there is no greater place to soak it all up than the Villa San Michele. Once a 15th-century monastery, this Renaissance retreat in the Fiesole hills is stuffed with vaulted ceilings and precious antiques, with a cookery school, heated open-air pool and gardens full of lemon trees and roses. This romantic hotel in Italy is 8km (5mi) from the centre of Florence, but a shuttle will drop you there when you can drag yourself away for sightseeing.

6. Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Garda

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A luxurious infinity pool overlooking mountains and expansive views across Lake Garda at Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Garda
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Anyone yearning for serious pampering on their honeymoon will be thrilled by this award-winning spa hotel devoted to wellness. The sustainable hotel, surrounded by olive groves overlooking Lake Garda, has 93 suites all with lake views, but the spa is the real star of the show here. This huge facility offers a running circuit, a salt lake, hammam, ice pool, two heated salt-water pools, two outdoor treatment pavilions and a vast menu of specialist treatments including physiotherapy, Chinese medicine and sleep programmes.

7. Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées


An opulent suite with traditional furniture and lake views at Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees
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All-out indulgence is entirely acceptable on a honeymoon, and this regal hotel in Italy can be found in Stresa on the banks of Lake Maggiore will not disappoint. Expect marble pillars, sparkling Murano chandeliers, brocade drapes and swathes of extravagant gold, purple and blue. There are also three swimming pools, artwork everywhere you turn, a swish medical spa and an astounding garden loaded with mosaics, and statues that are well worth a visit even if you’re not staying in the hotel.

8. Villa Cimbrone Hotel

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A view of the grand Villa Cimbrone Hotel with its landscaped terraces and luxurious pool area.
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A magnet for aristocrats and celebrities, this magnificent and romantic hotel in Ravello is a tranquil escape from the world thanks to its glorious gardens, panoramic sea views and the fact it can only be reached on foot rather than by car. There are just 19 art-laden rooms inside so every guest is lavished with personal attention, and nothing is too much trouble for the delightful staff, whether you’d love to try wine-tasting or fancy a massage.

9. Le Sirenuse


Potted plants and hanging vines fill the chic and luxurious lounge at Le Sirenuse
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This grande dame of Italian hotels must have one of the country’s most romantic settings, steps from Positano’s pastel houses tumbling down the cliffside. As tourists marvel at the town’s beauty from the streets outside, you can take it all in from the comfort of the hotel’s Aveda spa, divine swimming pool and staggeringly romantic restaurant lit entirely by candles. The hotel even has its very own boat if you fancy taking in the famous coastline views from the water.

This is a rewrite of an article originally by Maria Pasquale.

For more options in the cultural hub of Europe, check out the best hotels in Italy. Add a little extra romance to your honeymoon with an extended stay in the Eternal City. Our guide to Rome’s best boutique hotels has you covered, and they’re all bookable with Culture Trip.

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