Jul 26

6 Romantic Italian Getaway Ideas

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Italy is a fabulous place for a romantic getaway. It is filled with beautiful landscapes, stunning architecture, fabulous art, and sweeping stretches of coastline that will take your breath away. Here are 6 romantic Italian getaway ideas.

Visit Venice

Gondolas at sunset in Venice Italy

Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world and it sits on top of a series of islands that are all connected by canals and bridges. Renew your vows at the beautiful Basilica di San Marco.

Watch a glorious sunset as you cruise down the Grand Canal on a romantic gondola ride. To create a lasting memory of your trip you can purchase some beautiful hand blown Venetian glass.

Explore Umbria’s Medieval Towns

Umbria is a charming region that is filled with green rolling hills and charming medieval towns to explore. Orvieto is a beautiful town that sits upon a volcanic butte. Be sure to visit the stunning gothic architecture of Orvieto Cathedral and explore the tunnels under the town that have existed since the Etruscan era.

Castiglione del Lago is located on the shore of Lake Trasimeno. Be sure to explore the islands on the lake and check out the magnificent fortress of Castello del Leone. No trip to Umbria is complete without stopping in Assisi to explore the birthplace of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment.

Discover the Bay of Naples

The Bay of Naples is also called the Gulf of Naples and it is a fabulous place to visit.  Your first stop should be the still active volcano that rained destruction down upon Pompeii more than 2000 years ago.

The city of Pompeii has been perfectly preserved and it is a great way to study what life was like then. Capri is a fabulous island to explore that has fabulous ruins and great hiking trails for you to explore.

Roam Around Rome

View from the Altare della Patria monument Rome

Rome is an exciting ancient city that is filled with history and culture and wide variety of glorious things for couples to visit. Vatican City is great and you can get skip the line tickets that will allow you to see The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica without having to stand in long queues.

Visit the Colsseum and imagine what it looked like when it was built more than 2000 years ago. Make a wish and toss a coin into the stunning Trevi Fountain. Dine on fabulous food and drink great wine to your heart’s content.

Relax on the Amalfi Coast

Sunset in Amalfi Campania Italy

The Amalfi Coast is a spectacular place for couples that is filled with stunning panoramic views that will take your breath away. You can explore the coast by renting a car and driving the scenic roads that connect you to the charming towns of Positano, Ravello and Amalfi.

Stop for a drink of Limoncello, a lemon liqueur that is made from local lemons.  Another great way to explore the coast is to charter a boat and explore the coves of this beautiful coast.

Tour the Tuscan Countryside

Italy Tuscany Radda In Chianti Winery

You can rent a villa and stay on a farm in the Tuscan countryside. The region is known for its beautiful olive groves, lavender fields and vineyards. You can spend your days exploring glorious trails, taking cooking lessons, or just relaxing at your villa surrounded by the tranquillity of nature.

You may even be able to help harvest grapes or olives. Be sure to explore some of the local wineries and try some of the wine that the area is world famous for.

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