Europe

Finding Honeymoon Gems in Europe

written by | Posted on June 1st, 2011

“We also have a private tall-ship for day cruises to Capri,” he says, pointing out that honeymooners receive a bottle of prosecco, fruit, flowers and mineral water on arrival, “…otherwise, no special honeymoon packages, but rather tailor-made arrangements on request.”

Contact: (800) 525-4800; slh.com

sicily Think Sicily, a villa rental company, claims many of its villas in Sicily seem to have been made with honeymoons and romantic breaks in mind because they offer a combination of wonderful views, private pools, shady al fresco dining and an exquisite sense of intimacy while still being within reach of excellent restaurants and picturesque towns.

For example, for those honeymooning couples seeking seclusion and total privacy, there’s a property called Ballata, a beautifully furnished and fitted house with an inviting pool complete with jacuzzi, located on the west coast near Trapani, making it a perfect location for those wishing to explore western Sicily. The property has three sitting rooms with stylish sofas and chairs—two with fireplaces—stereo with extensive CD collection and satellite TV. The fully equipped kitchen with large dining table and the double bedroom both lead directly onto the terrace and the pool.

For those seeking a beachfront honeymoon environment in a seaside historic town, look no farther than Brezza di Mare, located right above the water on Cefalu’s charming sea-front, right at the center of one of Sicily’s most beautiful and historic towns. Even better, it was recently refurbished making it one of the nicest apartments in town.

The apartment itself is located on the top floor of a sea-front house and has a large kitchen/dining area, boasting views out to sea and large French windows leading out onto a sea-front terrace. At the end of the hallway is a second entrance to the kitchen and the comfortably furnished living area, which also has access to the sea-front terrace. Another door takes one from the living area into the master bedroom with its sea views and en-suite bathroom with sea-view shower. On the street outside the apartment, there are small food shops, a wine shop and, within one minute’s walk, Cefalu’s long sandy beach. Restaurants, bars and cafes are all around and the apartment is ideally placed for making the most of the town’s many attractions.

Contact: (800) 490-1107; thinksicily.com