Top hideaways in Italy for an intimate honeymoon

Honeymoon 19 Sep 2018
Top hideaways in Italy for an intimate honeymoon

The wedding party is over and you look forward to enjoying a moment of quiet and post-wedded bliss. Italy draws you but you don’t feel like visiting the ultra-popular hotspots you have been hearing about. You are looking for relaxation and you want to focus on bonding with your one and only. The only detail you lovebirds want to concentrate on is each other.

How about a bit of silence, far from urban noises, and a spark of meditation? There are countless more unexpected travel gems in Italy that suit your research for a secluded and intimate honeymoon. We’re talking about abbeys and monasteries, the new love retreats: exceptional off-the-radar destinations that will make the best honeymoon escapes for you and your sweetheart.

Throughout Italy, there are so many of these intimate places that open their doors to anyone who feels like enjoying relaxation far from the crowds. Let’s start from Trentino-Alto Adige: the Sanctuary of San Romedio is located in the Val di Non, on the border of Sanzeno. Nature is luxuriant around here and there are many trails, such as the one right above the old aqueduct carved in the steep rocks.

In Piedmont, province of Biella, the Bose Monastic Community hosts you for free, only asking for an anonymous contribute for basic expenses: silence and discretion are requested, together with the respect for all confessions there and the rural and artisan work of the monks.
The Hermitage of San Giorgio, situated in Bardolino, Veneto, on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, holds an ancient Library with more than thirty thousand volumes. They only ask you to share with them their everyday life based on the motto “ora et labora” (pray and work) and their proposal of a spiritual path.

Something even more secluded? The Hermitage of Sant’Alberico is hidden in the folds of Monte Fumaiolo, in the Appennino Tosco Emiliano, at 1.147 meters above the sea: you can get there only by hiking through two unpaved trails! In the same Forlì-Cesena province, the Hermitage and Sanctuary of Montepaolo is isolated and immersed in nature, the ideal place to enlighten your soul far from traffic and noise.

Another Franciscan sanctuary is La Verna, located in the Tuscan Apennines: it is possible to find here several kinds of accommodation. Located in Tuscany too, but in the province of Siena, the Spineto Abbey is on the edge of the UNESCO world heritage site of Val d’Orcia and it is comparable to a relais. Not only spiritual but also rich in art and history are the Hermitage and the Monastery in the vast area of Camaldoli, of course immersed into the depths of the forest: here you can admire sixteen paintings by Giorgio Vasari and the precious ceramics by Andrea Della Robbia.