Discover the romance of a honeymoon in Italy by staying in the picture postcard destination of Sorrento. This gorgeous coastal town in Southwestern Italy offers a spectacular array of sights, activities and experiences for honeymooners looking for a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Get lost along Sorrento’s romantic cobbled streets, soaking in the Baroque beauty, great churches, walled gardens and enticing shops. There are plenty of fantastic eateries to choose from, but be sure to save some stomach space for a scoop of local gelato.
If you are looking for somewhere unique to stay in Sorrento during your honeymoon, check out the exclusive Villa Tozzoli House, a luxurious private villa set amongst 1.5-hectares of stunning citrus grove with soaring, romantic views over the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Here’s a list of things to do during a honeymoon in Sorrento:
Discover Sorrento’s Museums
Sorrento is home to an impressive multitude of museums, perhaps the best known being the Correale Museum or Museo Correale di Terranova. Located in an 18th century villa with stunning water views, this museum is still owned by the Correale family, where you’ll find their private collection of 17th and 18th century Neapolitan paintings as well as Murano glass works, Bavarian crystal and plenty of fascinating archaeological artefacts. Just as fascinating are the gorgeous gardens that surround the property, which showcase a variety of rare flora as well as expansive coastal views.
Museo Bottega Della Tarsia Lignea is another museum to marvel, as this one is housed in an 18th century palace. As well as stunning murals and paintings, you can find amazing examples of the elaborately designed intarsio furniture, which Sorrento is so famous for.
Sail to Capri
Spend a day on the Mediterranean Sea and visit the captivating island of Capri. Take a moment to soak in the famous atmosphere at bustling Piazzetta square, perfect for people watching. Here you’ll also find the Torre del Orologio, a free-standing clock tower which is a well-recognised symbol of the Piazzetta.
Capri is home to several sea caves and for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, head to Grotta Azzurra, The Blue Grotto. Navigated by a wooden rowboat, access to the cave is through a tiny stone portal. Watch as the darkness of the cavern is suddenly transformed, illuminated by a mesmerizing azure blue light. Just as impressive is the Grotta Verde or the Green Grotto, whose emerald lighting creates a dramatic atmosphere and a honeymoon experience to cherish forever.
Tread ‘The Path of the Gods’
‘Sentiero degli Dei’ or ‘The Path of the Gods’ is a dramatic pathway that joins the tiny town of Agerola with Nocelle, which is nestled on Positano’s Monte Peruso. A relatively easy 3-hour, 7.8km downhill walk, provides sensational views of the Amalfi Coast and island of Capri and of course a terribly romantic route for newlyweds visiting the area. After the walk, you can continue down to Arienzo Beach for a refreshing and well-deserved splash in the sea.
The Legend of Li Galli
Nestled between Capri and Positano is Li Galli – an archipelago containing three islands; Gallo Lungo, La Castelluccia and La Rotonda. Although the islands are privately owned, according to legend, they were once home to mythological sirens or sea nymphs, depicted as half woman and half bird. These sirens would distract passing sailors with their singing, leading to many boats crashing into the islands. The islands can be admired via boat but many say that if you listen carefully, you can still hear the lingering melodies of the sirens.
Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
The city of Pompeii is like an open history book, and provides a tremendously fascinating picture of civilisation in Roman times. The eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. buried the city with a thick layer of lava and ash which then solidified, preserving everything in its path. Although a trip to Pompeii is a must, visiting Mount Vesuvius itself provides a unique insight into the history of Italy, covering both its intriguing mythology and geology.
The land around Vesuvius’ huge crater is a national park, which provides a series of fabulous nature walks around the volcano. From here you can see breathtaking views over Pompeii as well as Naples and to the Amalfi Coast. The mountain has long been considered a place of the Gods and when you hike the crater, you are also treading the path of the great legend Hercules, which makes a trip here on your honeymoon even more special.
Named as the ‘City of Music’ this fascinating mountaintop village enjoys incredible views over Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. With thousands of years of history, there is so much to discover as you take a romantic stroll along Ravello’s magnificent medieval streets and ancient stone paths.
The vibrant city of Naples is filled with passion and romance. Rich in history this UNESCO World Heritage site dates back to 470 B.C.. Naples is home to no less than 500 ancient churches, including the famous Duomo and Gesu Nuovo and Cappella Sansevero; three huge castles – Castel Nuovo, Castel dell’Ovo and Castel Sant’Elmo plus a royal palace. In the evening, the stunning coastline of the Bay of Naples is the perfect place to enjoy alfresco dining followed by romantic sunset strolls along the beach. Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that Naples is the birthplace of pizza so trying one here is an absolute must!