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The Honeymoon Guide: The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Italy

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Italy is a country that will dazzle you with its culinary feats and amaze you with its charming and irresistible sightseeing, that’s why nothing quite beats a honeymoon in Italy.

From strolling through Rome, Venice and Milan to watching the sunset on the coast of Naples, here are the places to be in Italy for a honeymoon you will never forget.

Florence

Florence is a country that blends between great architecture, history and culture and should surely be on top of your bucket list, you can check out the infamous Duomo and Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture, as you indulge on a fine dining experience.

Even though the building are sort of ancient, the city still gives the sense of a small town.

You can also visit Ponte Vecchio that overlooks the Arno River.

Must See: Anything by Michelangelo, obviously!

Sorrento

Sorrento is a beautiful coastal town and its cliffs overlooks the Bay of Naples, the area is known for its spectacular hotels and mesmerizing views. How to spend your time there? Simple, laying down and relaxing at a resort pool but you could also take some time to explore the old town and maybe even plan a day trip to Pompeii.

Tip: If you can afford one night of luxury, stay at Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria.

Milan

We’re quite sure you already have Milan on top of your list, for it is the most glamorous and fashion centered cities in Italy, I mean talk about Milan Fashion week! So, back to your stay in Milan, you and your loved one can spend your time admiring the beauty of Duomo di Milano and Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper.

You can also treat her with a shopping day at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls.

Tip: Book your tickets early for da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ to see it up close.

Rome

The capital and heart of Italy! It is one of those must visit honeymoon destinations, the city will take your breath away with its ancient history and stunning architecture. Here’s how to make the best out of your stay there, first book your tickets ahead of time for the Vatican and the Coliseum in order to avoid the line, then make a wish in Trevi Fountain with your forever loved partner.

Tip: Having dinner al fresco at Piazza Navona is a must but hagglers will certainly annoy you, but then again it’s truly worth it!

Venice

A romantic honeymoon calls for a visit to Venice, it will amaze you! Once you get there, you’ll notice there are no street or roads! Only canals, all dotted along the beauty of the Adriatic Sea. So take a gondola tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and climb to the top of the Campanile Bell Tower for a breathtaking view of the city.

Tip: Learn all about the art of the Italian town by taking a glass-blowing workshop.

Naples

Naples is quite underrated, whether it’s only a weekend you’re going to visit, Napoli should be on your list where there are plenty of activities to do and things to see from watching the view from Castel Sant’Elmo to wondering around the Spanish Quarter

More tips!

  • Easiest way to travel between cities is by train, there are of course domestic flights but would be a bit higher than the railway.
  • Rent a car, but get insurance!
  • When you visit a new city, rely more on public transportation or rent a bike to get you around.
  • To visit more coastal towns, take a ferry from one dock to the other.

 

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6 Honeymoon Destinations For Beach Lovers

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After spending months planning for the wedding and stressing about every detail, it makes perfect sense to choose a serene and relaxing destination for the honeymoon, one where you and your loved one can just sit back, relax and unwind.

If you like the sound of this then you should certainly choose spending your honeymoon by the beach, it’s the perfect way to soak in the sun and enjoy the beauty of the wide blue seas. So for beach lovers and stressed out couples, here are the top beach honeymoon destination!

Capri

This island is located in Italy and has incredible landscapes and fancy beachfront restaurants, the beaches are made up of pebbles rather than sand. During your stay, you have got to check the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola and you can also pay for access to Bagni Tiberio beach club if you’re looking for more than just relaxation.

Fiji

Located more than 1,300 miles northeast of New Zealand, it might not be that easy to reach but its incredible beaches are certainly worth the trip. There, you will get to enjoy the white sand beaches, the sky-high palm tress and the turquoise waters, in addition to the romantic overwater bungalows. Most of the resorts there have private islands and relaxing beaches for those seeking maximum privacy.

Bora Bora

Sleeping above the ocean’s waters seems like a dream right? Well, Bora Bora has turned this dream to reality in the French Polynesia, couples can swoon over Bora Bora’s lavish overwater bungalows.

The best beaches there include Matira Beach and the private shorelines of a few top resorts, such as the Four Seasons and Le Méridien.

Santorini

The most popular destination in Greece and well, it is practically another synonymous with romance. Your trip to Greece will never really be fulfilled without witnessing a Santorini sunset.

For adrenaline junkies, you will definitely enjoy cliff jumping, hiking, and riding ATVs, and for those looking to just lay back and relax, there are plenty of beaches including black sand beaches.

Maldives

If Maldives is your honeymoon destination then congrats for you have picked one of the best and most dreamy places in the world! With 200 islands to choose from, The Maldives have everything a couple look for in a honeymoon, from its white-sand beaches to the blue skies and mesmerizing turquoise waters.

Martinique

Martinique is an overseas region of France, perfect for a  Caribbean experience. In its sourthern part, you will find calmer shorelines while the northern part has more rugged landscape. Specific beaches you’ll want to check out include beautiful Les Salines beach and quiet Anse Mabouya. 

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Egypt Wins Chairman of the Committee on Tourism and Sustainability (CTS)

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Egypt has won the chairman of the Committee on Tourism and Sustainability (CTS) for two years starting this month, according to the announcement made by the Egyptian Ministry.

Meanwhile Serbia has been elected as the Vice President of the committee that includes the following members, Algeria, Angola, Bhutan, Croatia, Egypt, El Salvador, Honduras, Philippines, and Serbia.

Also, a meeting was held in light of the biggest tourism fair the FITUR that took place in Madrid and was chaired by the Egyptian Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs Ghada Shalaby.

During which, Shalaby highlighted Egypt’s efforts in promoting sustainable tourism and the intention of meeting the development goals set by the United Nations. 

According to Shalaby, Egypt has already started addressing sustainability issues by starting an eco hotel initiative in 2017, and so far the number of green hotel have reached 83.

It’s also worth mentioning that the fair FITUR is the third largest tourism and that taking part in it is quite promising.

 

 

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Egypt Set to Participate in Spain’s International Tourism Trade Fair

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is set to take part in the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) held in Spain, headed by Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs Ghada Shalaby.

This 40th edition of the the fair will launch today in the the capital of Spain, Madrid and will resume until the 26th of January.

The fair is among the top most important international exhibitions across the world which makes Egypt’s participation quite significant, and also a great chance to develop and enhance the Egyptian presence on an international touristic level.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities further explained that a number of intensive meetings will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition’s opening day, which gives Egypt a chance to enhance its image and promote tourism.

The Egyptian pavilion that will be showcased in the exhibition is designed in the form of a Pharaonic temple, but in modern colors, equipped with columns, with hieroglyphic writing. This comes in light of promoting the cultural tourism in a style that suits and appeals to the Spanish tourists.

The fair will witness the participation of 31 participants representing 10 hotels and 20 tourism companies, and EgyptAir will also be participating in the Egyptian pavilion this year.

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