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Well-known for incredible food, wine, architecture, art, and stunning landscapes, it’s no wonder Honeyfunders’ #1 honeymoon destination is the beautiful and romantic Italy. Italy boasts a staggering number of renowned pieces of art, an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and welcomes visitors with a warm, friendly atmosphere. We have the perfect itinerary, with the help of our friends at Viator, for seeing it all on your honeymoon because you’re not going to want to miss a thing at this once-in-a-lifetime destination. Do more with Viator.
1. Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour
First stop is a bucket list favorite that you can cross off together! Three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. The photo opportunities are endless and will be some of your favorites to look back on during your anniversaries. Plus, if you consider yourselves history buffs, your expert historian tour guide will have you entranced with anecdotes and history throughout the 3-hour tour, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday. In just three hours, you’ll experience all that allowed Rome to endure so long – staying immersed in history the entire time.
2. Food and Wine Guided Pairing Dinner near the Pantheon in a Unique Venue
Treat yourself to a luxurious Italian dinner at a family-run restaurant near the Pantheon. Hosted by a culinary connoisseur, this evening experience includes local specialties, from pasta to a meat dish to dessert. Each course is accompanied by a glass of regional wine, and the evening starts with a classic Italian aperitivo in the private cellar, where you enjoy a glass of prosecco served with cured meat and cheeses. This small-group dinner is limited to 10 people for a more intimate experience.
3. Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour
Discover the Vatican on a group tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with an expert guide. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo and finish your tour visiting St. Peter’s Basilica.
4. Top Desserts Food Tour: Tiramisu, Gelato, Espresso-Granita Around Navona
Indulge in some of Rome’s most famous culinary treats on this small-group dessert tour of the Eternal City. Learn the secrets of artisan coffee-roasting at legendary Roman cafes Tazza d’Oro and Sant’Eustachio, and sample world-class gelato and tiramisu. Group size is limited to 12 for a much more personal and local experience.
5. Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Guided Tour with Positano from Rome
Check off two UNESCO-listed wonders on this full-day tour from Rome—the mighty ruins of Pompeii and the idyllic Amalfi Coast. First, discover the relics of one of ancient Rome’s most important cities as you walk around Pompeii and stand in awe before the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheater. Then, soak up the scenery along the Amalfi Coast and stop for lunch (own expense) in the picturesque fishing village of Positano.
6. Vespa Tour By Night
Hop on a vintage Vespa for an evening tour of the Eternal City. First stop: Rome’s most iconic landmark, the Colosseum. After a brief stop for gelato and coffee (included), the tour continues with stops at the Mouth of the Truth, Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill, Saint Peter’s Square, and the Trevi Fountain. An experienced guide does the driving so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the views.
7. Tuscany Day Trip from Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Lunch at a Winery
Art, history, countryside, food. Tuscany has it all. Venture into Tuscany on this day trip from Florence and discover the region’s highlights with a local guide. Explore the medieval city of Siena and its cathedral before heading to the hills of Chianti for a 3-course Tuscan lunch and wine tasting. Roam the streets of San Gimignano, and travel to Pisa to admire the architectural drama of Cathedral Square—home to the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa.
8. Wine Tasting Experience in the Tuscan Countryside
Discover the many delights of Tuscany’s wine country on this small-group tasting tour from Florence. Travel along beautiful hillside roads through vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Visit 2 top-rated wineries in the famed Chianti Classico region, tour the cellars and learn how wine is produced using traditional methods. Taste different wines, along with olive oil and Tuscan specialties like fresh cheeses and bruschetta.