Destinations for the Honeymoon
If you look for a romantic destination for your honeymoon, Tuscany awaits you with open arms. Let yourself be seduced by landscapes and dreamlike corners, such as Siena, Pisa, Florence, the Chianti valley, San Gimignano or Volterra. You will love it!
Maybe now all your thoughts are focused only on finding that wonderful wedding dress, think how you want to be the wedding invitations to communicate the great date to your family and friends or find original ideas for really incredible weddings. But although there is still time, it is no good that you go thinking about the different possibilities when choosing the destination of your honeymoon. Tuscany is not far away and it’s super romantic.
Nothing will be the same when you return from this trip. To be seduced by Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni or by the beauty of its landscapes is easy … Welcome to Tuscany, where you will find civilizations as old as Etruscan.
Tuscany is located in the northwest area of central Italy, and is bathed by the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas. The best way to get to know it is to rent a car and get lost among its picturesque villages and landscapes. And, in addition to a mild climate and a prodigious nature, Tuscany has much to offer. Discover some of its multiple options.
Florence, your starting point
The capital of Tuscany is, without doubt, the perfect starting point for your honeymoon. The historical center is located in the northern part of the Arno River, and you will discover authentic masterpieces of art that you can not miss. Of obligatory visit they are the gallery of the Academy where you will be able to contemplate the David, the masterpiece of Miguel Angel; the Cathedral of Santa María del Fiore; the Uffizi Gallery; Piazza della Signoria; the Chapel of the Medici; the church of Santa María Novella, and the Pitti Palace. And, of course, you can not leave Florence without going through Ponte Veccio.
Monteriggioni is a small town known for its large circular wall. Probably there is no better preserved wall in Italy, with fourteen towers and two access gates, to the north and south (the latter called Porta Romana). Nearby you can also visit the small village of Colle di Val d’Elsa.
Siena, the jewel of Tuscany
It is an authentic medieval city and its historic center is a World Heritage Site. Stroll through its streets, discovering the Torre de Mangia, the Duomo, the Palazzo Pubblico and the old hospital of Santa María della Scala. Do not forget to see its walls or the Gothic cathedral, and take something in Piazza del Campo. The Piccolomini Palace, Fortezza Medicea and Monte dei Paschi are also a must. Other places of interest are the fountain of Fonte Gaia, the Chigi Palace, the Loggia della Mercanzia and the Papesse palace.
And beyond the city …
Perched on a scooter through the small villages surrounding Siena, also traveling the Crete Senesi route, with its characteristic geological formations, the clay. An advice? Stay in a small rural hotel and visit Buonconvento, Monteroni d’Arbia, Trequanda, Rapolano Terme, Asciano and San Giovanni d’Asso.
San Gimignano: the city of the towers
Very soon you will distinguish the elevated towers of San Gimignano, of which 15 are conserved, although they were up to 72. It was, without a doubt, the biggest urban skyline of the Middle Ages. Going through this little village is like going back to the past. Do not miss the Arco dei Becci (13th century) that separates the Via San Giovanni from one of the most charming squares in the city: Piazza della Cisterna. The twin guelph towers, the Cortesi Palace, the goldsmith’s alley and the Devil’s Tower stand out.
The Chianti Valley
A few kilometers from Florence, the Chianti valley, considered the heart of Tuscany and famous for its wines, has those landscapes of the countryside with which you have always dreamed: rows of cypresses lost among fields of cereals, vineyards, villages full of charm … A dream come true.
Pisa and its three inclined towers
Who does not know Pisa and its famous tower? What you may not know is that this city actually hides three slanted towers. The best known is the bell tower of the Cathedral, in Piazza del Duomo. The second, next to the Lungarno, is the bell tower of the church of San Nicola. And the third, east of Pisa, is on the Paseo delle Piagge and is the bell tower of San Michele degli Scalzi. More secrets? Do not miss the Piazza dei Miracoli, the Duomo, the Botanical Garden or the Piazza dei Cavallieri. Pisa will love you.
Volterra, known for the Twilight saga
Volterra, an Etruscan city, is well known as the stage for part of the Twilight saga. Discover all its corners you will love, especially if you visit places like the Palace of the Priors.
Do not forget to visit the city of Lucca, with its Piazza dell’Amphitheater, one of the most beautiful in Italy, or Livorno, by the sea and with its Mascagni Terrace, from where you will enjoy one of the best sunsets in Tuscany. You can also visit Pistoia, one of the most beautiful cities in the region, and Lucca, which has managed to preserve its medieval walls intact. More things? These charming little villages, such as Pitigliano, Lari, San Quirico de Orcia or Montalcino.
What do you think about this artistic tour through one of the most beautiful areas of Italy? Seduced with all its possibilities? Once you have it clearer, you can start taking care of other topics, such as the wedding details with which you intend to give your guests or the wedding hairstyle that is most flattering. Surely you triumph in your choice.