Florence, Rome & Positano: One Week Italy Honeymoon Itinerary

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Advisor - Gabrielle Palmer
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Gabrielle Palmer

  • Italy

  • Positano

  • Rome

  • Florence

  • Couples Travel

  • Honeymoons

  • Local Food

  • Local Culture

  • Entertainment

  • Sightseeing

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Curator’s statement

Embarking on a one-week honeymoon journey through Florence, Rome and Positano in Italy promises an enchanting and unforgettable experience for newlywed couples. Florence, with its Renaissance architecture and art, sets the stage for romantic strolls along the cobblestone streets. Rome, the eternal city, offers a blend of ancient history and vibrant culture, allowing couples to explore iconic landmarks like the Colosseum and share romantic moments at charming cafes. Ending the journey in Positano, the Amalfi Coast's picturesque gem, provides the perfect backdrop for seaside relaxation, candlelit dinners and breathtaking sunsets, completing the dream honeymoon with unparalleled beauty and romance.

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Day 1: Arrive in Florence, Italy

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Welcome to your honeymoon! Indulge in the romantic allure of Florence, nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, where every cobblestone street tells a tale of Renaissance elegance. Florence promises an enchanting blend of history, culture, and passion for an unforgettable honeymoon experience that surprisingly ended up being our favorite city in Italy!

If your stay is in a central location in Florence, the city is entirely walkable and you don't need to worry about renting a car. However, renting a vehicle would be a good option if you find lodging outside of the city. You can easily drive through the Tuscany countryside and the city of Florence, just make sure to always be aware of the foreign traffic signs and lane-changing Vespas!

After a long journey, you don’t want to book up your time too quickly. Check into your hotel, venture out, and explore the nearby area! Find a local restaurant and indulge in a fresh pizza or stop at a store or market and make your own charcuterie board.

Travel Tip: Make sure to request a car with an automatic transmission (unless you prefer manual) because they are not the default and tend to run out in inventory during peak tourist season.

Day 2: Florence, Italy - The Cradle of the Renaissance

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What could be better than waking up in Italy? Put on your best walking shoes and start the day off right with a cappuccino and pastry from your hotel or the variety of cafes scattered throughout the city. Once energized the Italian way, it’s time to explore!

  • Immerse yourselves in the timeless artistry of Michelangelo's David at the Galleria dell'Accademia

  • Head to Florence’s UNESCO-listed historic center and view the exquisite Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, or more commonly, the Duomo, which is the world’s third-largest church

  • Explore the Uffizi Gallery, home to art pieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci

  • Stroll hand in hand across the iconic Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge lined with charming shops, offering stunning views of the Arno River

  • Must Eat: Gelato - the best I’ve ever had was in Florence. My favorite was from this little gelateria called Caffe delle Carrozze

  • Hike up San Miniato al Monte to see the incredible Florence skyline - bring your camera!

  • Watch the sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo

Pro Tip: Ask for two or three flavors when you order gelato - you won't regret it.

Days 3: All Roads Lead to Rome

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City bursting at the seams with pasta, pizza, gelato, coffee, and wine. Rome is all big city and ancient ruins, served with a side of carbonara.

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators at the awe-inspiring Colosseum, and mark a world wonder off your bucket list.

  • Experience the heart of ancient Rome with a visit to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, once a hub of activity for the city.

  • Enter the Pantheon and learn about ancient Romans’ engineering skills and how they constructed a well-preserved temple that was first built in 27 BC.

  • Grab dinner at sunset with incredible rooftop views at 47 Circus Roof Garden.

Travel Tip: Take a train from Florence and be ready to immerse yourself in the City of Seven Hills.

Day 4: All Roads Lead to Rome - Part 2

Discover Vatican City, home of the Pope and headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. Visit the Vatican Museums, step inside the Sistine Chapel, and take in the enormous beauty of St. Paul’s Basilica. Prepare for crowds but for good reason. This is an opportunity to visit the smallest country in the world.

Stroll the Spanish Steps, throw a coin over your shoulder at the Trevi Fountain to guarantee your return to Rome, and enter the Pantheon to learn about ancient Romans’ engineering skills and how they constructed a well-preserved temple that was first built in 27 BC.

Enjoy some top-notch carbonara at Trattoria da Teo in the La Trastevere neighborhood.

Pro Tip: Stop at the Souvenir Shop in St. Paul’s Basilica at Vatican City to take home some holy water or even a key to the Vatican!

Day 5: Pit Stop in Pompeii

After exploring cities the past few days, you’re ready for some relaxation along the coast. On your way to paradise, make a pit stop to explore the ancient city of Pompeii where the well-preserved ruins vividly showcase a city frozen in the moment of a catastrophic volcanic eruption from over 2,000 years ago, providing an unparalleled and awe-inspiring glimpse into history for an unforgettable couples' adventure.

Travel Tip: Pompeii Museum has luggage storage at the entrance for a small fee, so you don’t need to worry about what to do with your bags while you’re sightseeing the ruins between hotel stays.

Days 6-7: Paradise in Positano

Indulge in the epitome of honeymoon romance amidst the enchanting cliffs and charming town of Positano, Italy - the heart of the Amalfi Coast.

At this point in the trip, you’ve earned a little R&R. Spend the next two days lounging in the sun, sipping on a limoncello at one of the many beach clubs along the coast. If you want to avoid the crowds and receive VIP treatment, La Scogliera Beach Resort in Positano offers a spectacular view with careful attention to detail for an unforgettable experience. An affordable but ideal place for those who want to stay close to the center of Positano and enjoy a quieter area than the town center, Fornillo Beach Club is an excellent option.

Dine at a celebrity favorite, Chez Black for a romantic meal by the sea. Relax in the sun and take in the final days of a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon.

Pro-Tip: Booking a car service when arriving and departing the Amalfi Coast is highly recommended. The roads are winding and narrow along the edge of the cliffs. Flying out of Naples, Italy will be the closest option from the Amalfi Coast.

Need to Know

Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out my guide, Two-Week Italy and Greece Honeymoon Itinerary.

This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Italy.

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