Best Places in Italy for a Babymoon

A babymoon is that one last child-free vacation that parents-to-be can enjoy to bond with one another and look forward to the arrival of their baby. Couples often choose a relaxing vacation in a sunny spot, making Italy an excellent choice as it is well known for its laid-back vibe, sandy beaches and tranquil coastal resorts. If you’re thinking about a babymoon in Italy, then here is our guide to the best cities and resorts to choose from.

 

Cinque Terre

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The Cinque Terre are five fishing villages on the Ligurian Coast, not far from Tuscany, that are renowned for their natural beauty, relaxing atmosphere and pretty walking trails. The villages, namely Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, are framed by a backdrop of tree-capped hills and feature colourful villas that decorate the coastal cliffs, which sweep down delicately to the blue waters of the sea, creating a dramatic and pretty contrast. There is a regular boat service that links the villages and the tickets are not expensive, so you can enjoy the coastal scenes from the water. If you’re suffering with morning sickness and can’t contemplate a sea cruise, there is also a train linking the villages, as well as pretty walking trails. We recommend walking the path from Riomaggiore to Manarola, which is called the Via Dell’Amore or “Lovers Walk” – it is an easy trail to follow and in the middle is “The Lover’s Lock”, which is the sculpture of a male and female locked in a kiss, where locals and tourists like to duplicate the embrace, creating a loving photo opportunity.

 

Sardinia

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Sardinia is Italy’s second largest island and is famed for its white sand beaches, emerald blue–green waters, secluded beach coves and luxury resorts. It is the best place to head for if you want a relaxing beach-style babymoon, but we would advise against holidaying there in the height of summer as it does get very warm, which may be uncomfortable if you are planning your babymoon for your last trimester.

The north and north-east (from Stintino to Budoni) of the island offer ritzy vibes with many beautiful beaches, while the deep south (Chia and Pula) and the south-east have a stronger family atmosphere and make for a more economical vacation. Meanwhile, the western coast arguably has the best beaches, making this the region of choice for sun-worshipping babymooners. If water sports, sea life and natural scenery are your thing, head for Alghero in the north-west as it is renowned for its underwater caves and grottoes, as well as its exciting opportunities for snorkelling and diving.

 

Tuscany

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If the sun is making you uncomfy and you would rather discover the famous Italian countryside than recline on the beach, then you can’t beat a scenic babymoon in Tuscany. The region is renowned for its rolling fields of green and orange, decorated with vibrant vineyards, cypress trees and ancient farmhouses. It is a beautifully picturesque part of the world, with many opportunities to relax and immerse yourself in the Italian culture. As well as sightseeing tours of the region, including the Chianti Hills, you can enjoy food tours with cheese tasting, Florence’s vibrant art scene, Pisa’s quirky Leaning Tower and Tuscany’s hidden gems, such as San Gimignano and Lucca.

If you’re thinking about a babymoon in Tuscany, we would recommend staying in Florence as you can easily reach other cities and towns in the region from Florence’s main train station (Santa Maria Novella), and there is also plenty to keep you entertained in Florence itself, including the Accademia and Uffizi art galleries, romantic night tours, cooking classes and day trips.

 

Sicily

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Sicily sits off the “toe” of mainland Italy and is famed for its cultural cities, laid-back and friendly locals and fresh Sicilian cuisine. It is the perfect place for a cultural beach break and, if you’re a fan of the Godfather Movies, you can even enjoy a movie sites tour near Catania, as well as pretty sea views from the city’s coastal promenade. If you want something a little more beachy, head for Cefalu, which is on the north coast and has some lovely beach spots. From here you could enjoy a day trip to the Aeolian Islands, which are a group of volcanic islands where you can admire beautiful natural scenery or even relax in the sulfur geothermal baths, the waters of which are reported to have healing properties.

 

Milan

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If you still have some last-minute shopping to do before the baby arrives, head for Milan’s shopping district. The city is arguably the fashion capital of Europe and so the perfect place to stock up on designer baby clothes and toys. There are numerous luxury department stores, boutique shops and outlets, offering a variety of shopping opportunities to suit your tastes. The main shopping streets are Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea, which make up the elegant sector of the famous Fashion Quadrilatero. For bargain designer purchases, head out of the city to Serraville Designer Outlet, where you can browse over 180 stores offering up to 70% off designer goods, including Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versace.

 

Customized babymoons

Bellarome are specialists in tailor-made vacations to Italy, including babymoons and family breaks. If you would like us to put together a personalised babymoon itinerary just for you, contact a member of our expert travel team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500 or click here to send an online enquiry.

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