While Italy and France may vie for first place as the top European honeymoon destination, it's no surprise that more people choose Italy. Known as one of the most romantic places in the world, Italy offers newlyweds an array of things to do and see that no other place can. A land of good wine and food, beautiful art and rich history, there are many reasons that Italy is the perfect honeymoon destination.
With all of the many beautiful places to stay in Italy, you may have a hard time determining which specific city or area to spend your honeymoon in. However, there's no place with as much personality, beauty, and culture as Tuscany, Italy. So, why not make Tuscany your honeymoon destination as you experience this unique region for the first time as a married couple?
To help you truly understand what this fabulous region has to offer, here are four reasons that Tuscany is the ideal honeymoon destination.
1. Historical influence
Tuscany is well-known for its history and artistic legacy. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, you can explore many historical towns such as Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Volterra and Pisa. You can visit popular museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace, and no trip to Tuscany is complete without seeing the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You can climb up the tower before exploring the many gothic and medieval churches, as well as other historic buildings, in the city.
2. Rich wine
Tuscany is perhaps the most famous of all Italian wine regions. Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino are all produced right in Tuscany. During your stay in a Tuscan villa rental, you can take a taste of the many delicious wines from local vineyards. Choose from a few of the several wine tasting tours in Tuscany and savor the best of the region!
3. Delicious Cuisine
In addition to the rich wine to enjoy, Tuscany is also known for its specialty dishes. The dishes frequently depend on olive oil and bread, and are rich in fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. You can indulge in real Italian-style pastas, chicken and other meat dishes, soups and so much more. Tuscany is also home to a variety of cheeses, such as raviggiolo, caciotta, the goat's cheese, caprino, and pecorino.
4. Picturesque landscape
Many decide to honeymoon in Tuscany simply because of the stunning landscapes, rolling hills dotted with cypresses and the peace and tranquility that the countryside offers. Spend a day hiking the hills or trekking through the cities. Walk along the Arno as it winds through Florence and retire to your villa to grab a glass of wine and watch the sun set together.