As the old sentiment suggests, the honeymoon period is the fairytale phase of a relationship to be whisked off your feet with big romantic gestures. There’s no better place to do this than in Italy. The perfect cure for post wedding blues, a romantic getaway to one of the most beautiful places in the world is the ideal way to celebrate tying the knot.

Renowned as one of the most romantic places on earth, Italy is the perfect destination for a honeymoon. Even though Italy is a beautiful place to honeymoon all year round, the best time to visit Italy for a honeymoon is during the Italian Spring (April-June) and Autumn (September-October). Here’s why:

Comfortable Weather

Even though summer is the most popular time to visit Italy, the best months to honeymoon in Italy are April, May, June, September and October. The weather during these months is much more comfortable than the summer and winter time and makes it ideal for sightseeing and activities. In Spring, the highest temperatures are usually around 25°C with pleasant and breezy weather. After the hot and humid Summer, Autumn cools down and you can expect temperatures of no higher than 28°C with pleasant sunshine and some rainfall. Winter in Italy brings its own magic but with temperatures as low as  -5-15°C and dry cold weather, unless you are planning a skiing trip, the more moderate seasons are better times for honeymooning in Italy. Make sure that you check the specific weather of the region in Italy before you visit as it does vary quite a bit between north and south.

Honeymoon Activities

Whether you are a couple whose dream honeymoon revolves around romance, adventure, luxury, food, wine, culture or a bit of all, there’s an unforgettable honeymoon in Italy waiting for you. From the famous gondola rides in Venice, the luck of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, a romantic hot air balloon ride in the rolling hills of Umbria, or witnessing a glimpse of the ultimate love story of Romeo and Juliet at Juliet’s balcony in Verona, planning the perfect honeymoon in Italy is easy. Some activities like hot air ballooning are seasonal so make sure to visit at a time of year when you can experience your bucket list activities.

Less Crowded

Did you know that Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world? Every year over 62 million tourists flock to this dream destination, and most of them visit in June and July during Italy’s summer. The buzz of Italy’s peak season is captivating and exciting but possibly not the best time for a romantic getaway. That’s why the months shouldering the peak season are the best time to honeymoon in Italy. Roam the quintessential cobbled-streets without the crowds, admire Italy’s world-famous sights with fewer visitors and soak up the magic of being in love in Italy.

During your honeymoon, you might want to experience some hidden gems in Italy or visit the less touristy small Italian towns, ideal for romantic escapes.