Honeymoons are a rite of passage for newly married couples. Why? Well, once the last slice of cake has been eaten, the confetti swept away and all the guests have all left, not only is there the elation of having celebrated such a momentous occasion, but Mr and Mrs can now head off into the sunset to not only relax – wedding planning can be stressful – but to digest and dissect their big day.
Which is why I remember my honeymoon in Italy with such fondness. We talked about our wedding day constantly and told each other stories and tidbits, as well as luxuriating in a beautiful romantic hotel. Enjoying our new-found status and acting like we were in the first flushes of love. It’s such a romantic European destination.
But then, there are so many honeymoon locations in Europe that offer up gorgeous settings for newlywed couples to amble hand in hand, to gaze at one another over candlelit dinners, to sigh at breathtaking views and, of course, to unwind in decadent hotel rooms. And here are just some of the ultimate romantic cities in Europe – from old-world opulence to modern-day glamour, these European honeymoon ideas will impress.