Planning your honeymoon to the Amalfi Coast? Check out these insanely beautiful and romantic destinations to enjoy with your new hubby (or wifey)!
If you are wondering whether Italy is a good place for a honeymoon, the answer is: hell YES!
I have traveled to over 20 different countries by now and Italy is, by far, the no.1 place I would choose for my honeymoon. (excluding a tropical paradise, that is).
You’ll get to enjoy breathtaking views, delight your taste buds with amazing Italian food all day long (keep those Caprese salads coming!) and enjoy the hospitality of the charming Italian people. What could be better?!
Is Italy a Romantic Country?
For our first holiday together as a couple, we decided to go to Italy. Even though we were not married, it COMPLETELY FELT like we were on our honeymoon. I can’t explain it.
There is just something in the air, the Tuscan sun, or the blue waves of the Mediterranean, that makes Italy feel like one of the most romantic countries in the world!
Whether that’s Liguria, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, or Sardinia, I am positive you will have a great time there.
So, if you’ve decided to spend your honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast you have definitely made the right choice.
Now let’s have a look at the top romantic places you and your new hubby (or wifely) absolutely NEED TO VISIT while you’re there.
Honeymoon to the Amalfi Coast – 5 Day Itinerary
I’ve structured this post as a 5-day guide and included some tips along the way, such as what is the best time to visit the Amalfi Coast, is it expensive, and so on. Enjoy! 🙂
Day 1 – Positano
A honeymoon to the Amalfi Coast must definitely include spending some time in this unbelievably gorgeous village!
It is one of the most beautiful places in Italy, with spectacular mountain rocks and houses bordering the blue Mediterranean sea.
Together with Capri Islands, Positano is THE most popular destination for honeymooners, so accommodation here is definitely pricey $$$. Especially if you are planning your holiday during the summer season (July, August).
However, if you do have the budget, GO FOR IT! It’s definitely worth it.
You could find plenty, more affordable options in the villages nearby (Furore, Praiano, Ravelo), but nothing compares to waking up to those Positano views every morning. Villa La Sirenuse is a great option and definitely on our list for when we’ll come back to Positano.
If you are planning a day visit (like we did), make sure to arrive early – LIKE VERY EARLY MORNING, especially in summer, as parking in Positano is a nightmare. By 8-9 AM, most parking spots close to the beach are already taken.
Should that happen, you need to be prepared (both mentally and physically) for A MILLION stairs leading down to the village and the beach. It’s great on the way down, but quite a workout on the way back. So make sure to pause once in a while and take in the views along the way 😉
Day 2 – Amalfi
Around 40 minutes drive from Positano you will find another gorgeous city on the Amalfi coast which definitely should not be missed – Amalfi.
Picturesque houses bordering the sea, a small beach, and narrow, centuries-old streets this little town will take your breath away!
If you are looking for white, soft sandy beaches for your honeymoon, you should know that the Amalfi Coast is not really the place for it. The beaches are generally pretty small and sometimes even rocky. But the beautiful views, great pizza, and gelato definitely make up for it!
Day 3 – Capri Island
Capri is the poshest and most famous honeymoon destination of the Amalfi Coast. Also a well-known celebrity vacation spot. So who knows, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’d bump into Beyonce on the streets of this gorgeous island.
Capri is well known for its breathtaking natural landscape (check out the Blue Grotto), limoncello, and upscale designer shops.
You can reach it by ferry (or private boat) from Naples, Amalfi, Positano, and Sorrento. We chose the ferry option and it was great. So don’t feel pressured by all the perfect pictures on Instagram – you don’t need to hire a private yacht to truly enjoy the island.
Day 4 – Praiano
Stop in Praiano for a long day at the beach and delicious lunch with an insane view!
The crystal blue water, the sun, and delicious food will make it very hard to leave this place.
I would HIGHLY recommend Il Pirata restaurant, right on the coast next to the beach. The food is AMAZING – had one of the best Caprese salads EVER – and the view is simply gorgeous.
When it comes to the best time to plan your honeymoon to the Amalfi Coast, it’s good to consider the high season and tourist crowds. This is usually in July and August, so I would avoid those months.
Also due to the heat – the temperatures get pretty high during the day, up to 36-37C (97-98F).
I speak from experience, as I wanted to celebrate my birthday on the Amalfi Coast so we were there in mid-July.
So unless you want to wake up every day at 6.30 AM to make sure you find a spot in the parking lot of Amalfi and on the beach, plan your visit off-season. May-June or September are great options.
Day 5 – Furore
Furore is a little village situated halfway between Positano and Amalfi. It’s a great accommodation option for a relaxing honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast
You can often find here more affordable accommodations yet still get spectacular views. This is where we rented our Airbnb villa and enjoyed the home-made lemon and orange jam of Don Maurizio every morning.
If you do decide to stay in Furore, renting a car would be the best way to explore the Italian riviera. But I’d only recommend it if you are an experienced and confident driver. 🙂
The road along the coast is VERY narrow so you need to watch out for the busses and the cars parked on the side of the road. And believe me, those busses can be scary and ruthless.
Here you will also find one of the hidden gems of the Amalfi Coast – the Fjord of Furore and the Promenade of Love – La Passeggiata dell’Amore.
What can be more beautiful than a romantic walk at sunset, with your loved one, one the Promenade of Love?! 🙂
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