The picture-perfect port city of Genoa is an incredibly romantic honeymoon destination. Although often overshadowed on European itineraries by the likes of Rome and Venice, this understated city is too beautiful to go unnoticed. The lovely city is a labyrinth of hidden gems, excellent cuisine, and pretty sights.
5 Places to Stay:
This villa is incredibly beautiful, boasting spectacular views of the sea. The hotel staff are incredible, as is the lovely restaurant where dining is just as magical as Genoa itself —dining on the terrace is incredibly romantic!
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This lovely hotel is the perfect honeymoon destination, and not just because of the amazing romantic honeymoon packages for their newlywed guests. Here enjoy an unforgettable dinner in the restaurant or enjoy their room service. Take advantage of their spa treatments or relax on their secret beach. There is not a lot that can surpass this perfection.
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This villa is perfect for the country getaway! Enjoy spectacular coastal views with breakfast, explore the nearby villages during the day, and return to a glass of wine on the candlelit terrace. This charming villa greets you with birdsong and an incredibly luxurious interior. Enjoy!
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The family-owned villa is perched above the beautiful town of Moneglia and is conveniently located around some of the most romantic destinations in Genoa. It’s the perfect place for relaxation in-between the adventures that you’re sure to find outside – and when you’re ready, be sure to take advantage of their cookery classes, wine tastings and escorted tours.
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In this hotel, spend your time in your own private apartment, complete with its own garden and terrace. The peaceful villa is perfect to come home to, or just spend the day by the pool amongst the roses and the birdsong. Plus there’s always the incredibly heavenly views all around. The villa is also conveniently close to some of the best places in Genoa.
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5 Places to Visit:
The surreal views of Genoa are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. With a maze of historical sites (some of which are credited as UNESCO sites) and incredible architecture, Genoa has some amazing places to visit.
Europe’s Medieval City Centre
The best way to embrace the historical beauty of Genoa is to look at its most spectacular architecture, like the 800 year old Lanterna lighthouse. Genoa’s cityscape is hidden within the labyrinth of beautiful buildings and alleys with winding cobblestone streets – you never know what surprise lies around the next corner!
For one of the most stunning views in Genoa you absolutely must consider visiting the Spianata Castelletto! The hilly area offers incredibly gorgeous sights, including that of the belvedere and the churches and castles of Genoa.
Piazza De Ferrari
Surrounding one of Genoa’s most ornate fountains, this piazza is not only shadowed by magnificent buildings and remarkable history but is also full of the magic of Genoa. Several important buildings are located in this square, linked by the heart of the modern commercial centre. The Piazza De Ferrari is simply spectacular.
Cathedral San Lorenzo
This beautiful cathedral was built in an area where archaeological excavations have revealed historic Roman structures – only one of the many hints of exquisite history, spanning over centuries of beauty. It is a very romantic destination in Genoa to visit during your European honeymoon.
The bustling tourism centre allows visitors to stroll through the harbour and stop in at any number of museums and tourist attractions. The Old Harbour is also the place in which to visit Genoa’s famous aquarium and water features. This destination is such a popular spot to visit whilst in Genoa, and we can see why!
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Art Tours & Private Visits
Genoa has some of the most beautiful and important art and culture collections in the world. The best way to view them is via private and exclusive visits, which are available through Art Tours. Consider taking a day to immerse yourself in the beauty of Genoa’s arts and culture.
Genoa is spectacular – it’s really quite hard to do it justice. The entire city is incredibly perfect for newlywed couples. For the best way to explore the city, consider taking any number of their walking tours, such as those offered by Genova Guide Tours. Discover the alluring charm of the city and the traditional shops and restaurants on a walking tour of the city.
Explore Castles and Palaces
For the most enjoyable romantic honeymoon, it is a must to stop in at any number of Genoa’s historical castles and palaces, including the Mackenzie Castle manor. Take an exclusive and private tour with Tuscany Pass to get the best experience on your honeymoon.
Trip to Portofino
Portofino is located on the eastern stretch of the Italian Riviera, and easily accessible from Genoa – plus, on the way, you can enjoy some spectacular views of Italy! The Italian fishing village and vacation resort is famous for its picturesque harbour and historical villages. Take a day and explore – and if you need help, check out Get Your Guide for the perfect tour.
Day Trip to Cinque Terre
The five incredibly gorgeous villages that make up the Cinque Terre is definitely worth the visit. Consider taking a day trip, either with a tourism company like Viator and their Private Day Trip Cinque Terre, or a self-guided tour. The peaceful fishing villages and friendly crowds are easily accessible by train, and very easy to visit all in the one trip. Take a day and have fun exploring!
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If you’re considering a European honeymoon, or looking to immerse yourself in history and incredible architecture during your honeymoon, Genoa in Italy is an incredibly wonderful option. Take a stroll through the ancient cities, explore the gorgeous coastal towns, and bask in the sunlight by day and the candlelight by night. Enjoy everything that lovely Genoa has to offer.
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Follow the twisting maze of laneways to discover Genoa’s pure beauty – a memorable honeymoon destination overflowing with an enriched history and stunning architecture.