5 romantic things to do in in Italy for gay couples
We always seek out exotic and unique places to celebrate our anniversary each year.
Our most memorable anniversary is our first one back in 2010, when we visited Venice. Of course Venice is a place you will instantly fall in love with, even if like us you visit out of season in February.
When it comes down romance generally, Italy is the ideal destination. We’ve teamed up with Quality Villas as part of a guest post collaboration to showcase our 5 favourite romantic things to do in Italy as a gay couple.
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Stay in a luxury villa
We love luxury travel and always seek out the best boutique luxury villas in every destination we visit. Staying in one of the many luxury villas in Italy is one of our favourite romantic things to do in Italy.
We stayed in a few villas during our travels in Bali and from experience, having a private villa all to yourself is definitely worth the splurge. Doing this in a romantic destination like Italy is the great way to celebrate a special anniversary.
Boat ride on the Amalfi coast
The Amalfi Coast is a 50km (31 miles) stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region, just south of Napoli. It’s packed with many Instagrammable moments, like the gorgeous coastal mountains that just plunge straight into the crystal clear water below.
One of the best ways to take in the Amalfi Coast is on a boat ride, cruising around the islands. There are many hidden beaches to visit as well as small pastel-coloured fishing villages, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves. This is one of the most popular romantic things to do in Italy, so it will inevitably draw many crowds, especially during the summer months.
For more inspiration, check out our 5 romantic things to do in the Amalfi Coast.
Visit Lake Como
Lake Como is a glacier lake in Lombardy, Northwest Italy. It has a maximum depth of 425 metres (1,395 feet), making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe. That lake retreat scene from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones when Luke and Padme are wooing each other? It was filmed right here!
Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and celebrities since the Roman times. It has many villas and palaces, which attracts the likes of Madonna, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Branson and George Clooney.
Well if it’s good enough for Madonna and Padme, then it sure is good enough for us, and why we’ve included it in our list of favourite romantic things to do in Italy.
Take a cooking class
We love cooking classes. It’s the best way to get to the heart of a new culture, so we always seek out the best cooking classes in every new place we visit.
An Italian cooking class is therefore a must! There are heaps of excellent cooking classes available in Italy. We use Tripadvisor as a starting point for research as it allows us to read what other like-minded travellers think about each one.
A gondola ride in Venice
Yes its cheesy, completely cliché, but for good reason!
There’s nothing more romantic than drifting through the many quiet and picturesque canals in a gondola ride with your lover to hand and a bottle of wine in the other. Venice generally is of course a must for any traveller, especially for gay couples. Our tip is to avoid the busy summer months as much as possible to avoid the crowds.
If you are a bit afraid to travel in Italy, do not know the language, or you are traveling with a large group, then it is definitely better to choose transfers in Italy.