Italy is one of the most popular destinations for the honeymoon because it exudes romance.
Tuscany is an immense canvas that comes to life through nature, perfumes, wildlife and exclusive activities. A myriad of colors and pastels, from vibrant green to the colors of Siena clay. This region enchants those in love with its traditions, art, gastronomy, its medieval buildings, picturesque villages with narrow streets and churches, its natural surroundings with high hills, the Tyrrhenian Sea and olive fields.
Florence, the capital of the region and the birthplace of the Renaissance, is full of historic buildings, elegant shops, beautiful cathedrals and, above all, museums, such as the Galleria dell Academia, which houses the famous work “David”, by Michelangelo.
Discover unique landscapes, like the beauty of the sea in contrast to mountainous regions and magnificent fields of sunflowers that in summer color this romantic scene even more. Also enjoy the vineyards and good wines in San Gimigniano, Gaiole in Chiante and Siena, the famous medieval city.
Lucca is a lovely city surrounded by a Renaissance wall (1504-1645), and our suggestion: take a bike ride over the wall! Pisa, small town that lives around the tower. Be sure to take the famous photo by doing the pose of pushing the tower.
Siena is the city of Piazza del Campo, the fan shaped square, several charming streets, the Duomo with works by Donatello and Michelangelo and the famous Palio de Siena, the biggest Tuscan party that has been taking place since 1283.
San Giminiano is one of Tuscany’s gems. Its medieval architectural ensemble, restored from the 19th century, works as an impeccable setting for visitors who walk around the cafes, shops and restaurants of its alleys. Among the prominent buildings in the complex is the Duomo, a 12th century Romanesque church, also known for housing a beautiful collection of works of art, which includes the wooden sculptures by Jacopo della Quercia and the frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli.
To the left of the square where the Catholic temple is located is the Palazzo Podesta, also known as the “People’s Palace”, the seat of the city hall and the Museo Civico, rich in works of art compiled from the 14th century. On the right is the largest of the remaining towers of the city, from where you can contemplate the Tuscan beauties.
Arezzo, the setting for Life is beautiful, by Roberto Benigni: a tangle of alleys with cafes, antique shops and emporiums that sell pasta and wine.
Montalcino, comfortably installed on top of a hill, the peaceful town boasts the best vineyards in Italy: Brunello and Rosso de Montalcino. The city still maintains the same air of old. Houses in shades of sand, terracotta roofs, a great fortress, an old monastery, a square with a palace, hillsides that test your physical condition but, above all, wines are the biggest star.
The months of April to October (in autumn and spring in the northern hemisphere) are the best to get to know Tuscany. June and July concentrate the highest temperatures. If they want to enjoy the sunflowers, they start to bloom in mid July.
Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte hotel
Located in the magnificent Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, just a few minutes from the majesty of the Duomo, Hotel Savoy is part of the Florentine tradition of great palaces, being an incentive to discover the historic heart of the city.
During your stay in Florence, enjoy an aperitif on the outdoor terrace of Irene Bistro, admiring the vibrant decor and hum of the city streets, some of the best ingredients in the region. And at nightfall, immerse yourself in the splendor of your room.
Castello del Nero
Close to Florence and Siena is COMO Castello Del Nero, hidden among the Tuscan hills. In the center of this historic 740-acre property is a 12th-century castle covered with Renaissance frescoes and contemporary design.
The resort offers Michelin-starred dining experiences with Tuscan produce from the property to the table, as well as significant wellness therapies at COMO Shambhala Retreat. There are 50 rooms and suites at COMO Castello Del Nero, each designed to reflect an airy and simple aesthetic. The interiors are spacious and in cool tones.
Whether traveling as a couple, with friends or with the whole family, the resort is sure to have facilities for everyone to enjoy, from the heated outdoor pool to COMO Shambhala Retreat with therapeutic massages, yoga and fitness classes.
There are also a variety of facilities to complement Tuscany’s cultural heritage, including the Michelin-starred La Torre restaurant.
Belmond Villa San Michele
Located in the hills of Fiesole, this ancient medieval monastery perfectly represents the romance of Florence. The luxurious hotel combines works of art from the 14th century and the ethereal beauty of the region.
The façade, attributed to Michelangelo, is surrounded by lush gardens and forests. From the hotel property you can admire Florence and the Chianti hills.
The fabrics in warm tones and the custom-made furniture in the rooms are in harmony with the rich history of the building, making each space unique. Many apartments have private terraces and gardens. Be sure to enjoy a meal at heady heights at La Loggia Restaurant, taking in the view of countless roofs that form a beautiful patchwork in the landscape.
Inside, large arches help to compose an intimate area.