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8 romantic destinations to propose or honeymoon in Italy

Whether by the sea, in the mountains, by the lake or in a city of art, Italy is the perfect backdrop for a marriage proposal or for the honeymoon of your dreams.

13 January 2023

5 minutes

But what are the most romantic destinations to answer "Yes" to that fateful question, or to spend wonderful days basking in love?

From Verona to Lake Como, to Venice, Tuscany, Campania, Sicily and Sardinia: here are all the most beautiful destinations for an Italian style getaway for two.

In Verona, for a special marriage proposal

verona special wedding proposal

Verona has always been synonymous with love, thanks to the romantic story of Romeo and Juliet. Under the house of the Shakespearean protagonist, in Via Cappello, couples come and go all year round.

If you are about to propose, why not bring your other half here and kneel in front of the statue of Juliet, created by the sculptor Nereo Costantini. Since 1969 it has watched over the love of all who pass by here. In Verona, it is also possible to ask for the hand of your loved one on the most romantic balcony in the world. From Monday afternoon to Friday morning, only during office hours, you can book this location for ten minutes. The price is negligible, the scene is guaranteed and so is the public, in fact the courtyard remains open. The service is promoted by the Municipality of Verona.

Another very beautiful and characteristic point of the city to pop the question is the Arena di Verona. In short, if you are in Italy, a trip to this city is always a good idea: it is well connected to the whole country by high speed train, but also easy to reach thanks to the Catullo airport.

A gondola trip to say "yes" in Venice

gondola tour to say

From Verona you can get to Venice in an hour and a half by train. The lagoon city is another perfect location to get engaged thanks to its characterful streets and corners, famous all over the world.

During a gondola ride would be ideal to make your proposal. If you like the idea, opt for a private tour: they last longer, an hour of navigation compared to the half hour of the classic tours, and you can choose between a daytime or an evening tour. It costs slightly more, but you will be alone and able to create a unique, special experience. Anything for love, right?

Honeymoon in Tuscany, enjoying thermal baths and Chianti

honeymoon tuscany

Italy is an ideal destination if you are planning your honeymoon. An area that combines relaxation, culture and entertainment could be Tuscany, with its breathtaking views, vineyards as far as the eye can see, thermal spas and farmhouses.

In the southern part of the Region, for example, in the province of Grosseto, your honeymoon could include a trip to the Terme di Saturnia, which has a 3000-year-old natural spring. The structure is also a spa and resort, offering rooms and suites for all tastes. From here, by car, you can get to Val D'Orcia, for a visit to the Terme San Filippo, and explore the Chianti region, between the provinces of Siena, Arezzo and Florence.

The best way to explore Tuscany is by car, perfect for heading off-the-beaten-path getting lost in vineyards, and discovering truly unique landscapes.

Proposing in the Giardino degli Aranci, the most romantic gardens in Rome

marriage proposal in rome's most romantic garden

If your city of love is Rome, Savello Park is your ideal destination. Better known as the Giardino degli Aranci due to the bitter orange trees planted around it, perhaps among the most beautiful places in the capital. A terrace overlooks the Tiber and the city from the Aventine Hill.

Open every day of the year - until 18:00 from October to February, and 21:00 during the summer period - it has beautiful and romantic corners, perfect for that special request.

For a dreamlike honeymoon the Amalfi Coast and Sardinia

honeymoon Amalfi coast

The options are endless if the honeymoon of your dreams is by the sea. The Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, combines breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea with wonderful views of cities clinging to the rocks, such as Amalfi and Positano. If you arrive by plane, the most convenient airport is Naples, then rent a car for getting around: it will be wonderful to explore this area with your better half.

Sardinia would also be a perfect destination, especially for a spring and summer honeymoon, but don't discount September. The warm season arrives early and never ends. In Sardinia, you could choose for example, the Gulf of Orosei area with beautiful coves; among the less known but unique, those of the Bidderosa Nature Park, where access is allowed to only a few cars a day. Equally stunning is Sulcis Iglesiente, in the south-west area of ​​the island. The most romantic places? Nebida, with its enchanting viewpoint, the cobbled streets of Iglesias, and the trekking routes on foot or by bike for more sporty couples.

Honeymooning on Lake Como enjoying villages and boat trips

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Italian literature lovers know it because Alessandro Manzoni set his novel The Betrothed here. Lake Como is also very popular with tourists choosing its shores as a summer retreat. A wonderful choice as this corner of Italy is truly romantic. Why not choose it for your honeymoon?

There are so many places to enjoy exploring, from the small villages that rise up on its banks, such as Bellagio, Pescallo, Rezzonico and Menaggio. Here, time seems to have stopped making it an ideal location if you dream of a slow paced honeymoon with boat rides, walks by the lake, popping into old inns for a bite to eat, where you can still read the newspaper or play a round of cards. The most romantic proposal of all is on a trip on the Lucia, the traditional wooden row boat of Lake Como, with oars and all.

Honeymoon in Sicily, island of love and beauty

sicily island of love

Sicily never disappoints, crystal clear seas, cities of art, an enjoyable mix of relaxation and culture with your promise of eternal love. If you arrive in Palermo by plane, you could concentrate on the west coast, and include the captivating Erice in the journey. From its summit you can enjoy wonderful views. Also not to miss are the Egadi Islands: Favignana, Marettimo and Levanzo are irresistible, as are Trapani and its salt flats. The latter is a nature reserve and a visit must be booked. Take a tour at sunset or early in the morning, the colors are wonderful and the atmosphere is more romantic. Plus, you'll be more likely to spot flamingos.

The east coast of the island is no less special: Catania, with its sumptuous Baroque architecture, and Taormina, with its terrace overlooking the sea, are two unmissable destinations. If you like the idea you could stay for a few more days and visit the Aeolian Islands: Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea can be easily reached from Milazzo. To go to Stromboli you stop first in Lipari. These extraordinary displays of the creation and evolution of volcanic islands are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Now, are you ready to say “Yes”?

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