Key Takeaways

  • When calculating an Italy honeymoon cost, take into consideration the price of flights and travel in and around Italy before heading off.
  • Plan your accommodation and budget accordingly.
  • Do research about domestic transportation methods and which will suit your perceived trip plan.
  • Make sure to try out as many activities and culinary experiences as possible. 
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If you’re reading this, you may be in the midst of deciding on a dreamy post-wedding destination or a couples’ holiday in Italy. Or perhaps you’ve already locked in Italy as your chosen honeymoon getaway, and you’re searching for more information on what to expect regarding pricing. But just how much does a honeymoon in Italy cost? 

Of course, the cost of a honeymoon in Italy varies greatly depending on several factors, including the time of year you travel, where you choose to stay, and for how long you visit

Below, our honeymoon travel planners have broken down the average costs for a leisurely (nothing too fancy, but not a budget trip either) seven-day honeymoon exploring some of the best places in Italy for a honeymoon.

Flights to Italy

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How far in advance you book your flight, the airline you choose, and what time of year you travel will all affect flight costs. 

For a round-trip ticket, economy flights from the USA to Italy generally cost between $600 and $1400 per person. If you catch a flight deal in time, you can purchase tickets for as little as $200 per passenger, which can count as one of the top reasons to visit Greece and Italy

As the U.S. is a vast country, here’s an example of putting flight costs into perspective: A nonstop return flight from New York (JFK) to Milan (Malpensa) costs around $700 per person.

Milan Malpensa Airport is the primary hub for air travel in and out of Italy. 

Accommodation for Your Italy Honeymoon 

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From boutique hotels and rustic farm villas to lavish spa resorts for your Amalfi Coast honeymoon, the Italy honeymoon resorts will not disappoint.

Remember that accommodation will likely be more expensive in the summer months of July, August, and September due to the peak tourist season, and therefore will increase the cost of your Italy honeymoon package. 

Beautiful mid-range accommodation costs $100 to $150 per night. Expect to spend around $875 on hotels for a week in Italy

Before your trip, be sure to inform the hotel that it’s your honeymoon, as some of Italy’s most romantic hotels in Venice, Rome, the eternal city, and Milan offer newlyweds unique perks.

These often include special rates on rooms and activities as well as possible complimentary romantic dinners. 

Transportation in Italy 

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Uber is only available in Rome and Milan, so you’ll likely use Italy’s fantastic public transport systems.

Trains and buses are the most budget-friendly way to get around, with taxis being more expensive but most comfortable, allowing you to enjoy Italy honeymoon packages stress-free. 

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Transport cost in Italy varies according to your chosen city. Generally, a single bus or train ride costs about $1 or $2, while a daily bus pass is around $8. Taxi rides can be anywhere from $5 to $50.

If you plan on exploring the country via public transport, allocate about a $250 transport budget towards your Italy honeymoon costs.

Italian Honeymoon Sightseeing and Activities

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The best places in Italy for a honeymoon boast museum tours, gallery viewings, wine tastings, and guided outdoor excursions.

For a week-long Italy trip, it’s a lovely idea to have at least two or three fantastic tours booked and a plan to see a handful of specific museums and attractions. 

The average cost for tours and activities in Italy is around $50 to $120 per activity. Private tours, on the other hand, can be anywhere up to $600.

The entrance fee to museums and attractions is usually around $20 – $50. When calculating the cost of your honeymoon in Italy, plan to budget around $400 for guided tours and activities.

Read on: 15 Romantic Things to Do in Rome That Will Melt Your Heart

Some top honeymoon activities in Italy include:

  1. A hot air balloon ride over Florence to elevate your Florence honeymoon
  2. A gondola ride on the Grand Canal of Venice
  3. A day trip to the Tuscan countryside or Lake Como
  4. A hike up the Italian Alps
  5. A romantic photo at the leaning tower of Pisa
  6. A road trip across northern Italy
  7. A wish made at the famous Trevi Fountain
  8. A stroll around Piazza San Marco
  9. A Chianti Wineries tour stunning
  10. A visit to Vatican City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Sistine Chapel with its impressive Italian art, and the Vatican Museums

You can even skip the expensive wedding and include eloping in Italy as one of your upcoming activities, as you can discover the most romantic places in Italy in an instant!

Read also: Honeymoon in Venice; The Ultimate Guide, Honeymoon in Rome | A Romantic Escape to the Eternal City and Honeymoon in Lake Como: The Guide

Food and Drinks Costs During Italy Honeymoons

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As a country distinguished for its delectable cuisine, you definitely want to budget enough to eat your fair share of delicious food, like pasta puttanesca and pizza Inglesina

Assuming you’ll have light breakfasts (as is typical in Italian culture) and will eat out for lunch and dinner, budget around $150 – $170 per day for two people.

Plan to spend around $1000 on food and drinks for the week if you plan to eat out for most (if not all) of your meals. However, if you want to save money, you can book a villa with a kitchen and cook some of your meals. 

Travel Tip: Be sure to dine at divine local restaurants, as you’ll experience a broader range of authentic cuisine at better prices. 

For incredible food experiences, make sure you add a honeymoon in Naples to your bucket list.

Administrative Expenses

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Although travel insurance is not mandatory for U.S. citizens traveling for a honeymoon trip to Italy, it is advisable.

Travel insurance costs vary, but the general rule is you can expect to pay between 4% and 10% of the total trip cost. For example, if your trip costs $4000, expect to pay anything from $160 – $400. 

Italy is a country that uses a lot of cash. Therefore, expect to be drawing Euros from ATMs.

Foreign transaction fees at Italian ATMs are usually around 3% of your total withdrawal amount. Factor in about $100 in international bank fees, just to be safe. 

Miscellaneous Italian Honeymoon Costs 

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It’s always a good idea to have extra cash on hand to buy that gorgeous swimsuit you saw at the hotel boutique or to replace all those toiletries you forgot at home. 

For a week in Italy, set aside a comfortable $350 for miscellaneous costs. This amount should cover any unexpected purchases, and who doesn’t want to treat themselves on their honeymoon? 

Final Thoughts | How Much Does a Honeymoon in Italy Cost? 

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Okay, you’re this close to booking your dream honeymoon in Italy. Fantastic choice! But just how much does a honeymoon in Italy cost?

Based on the above information and the right honeymoon planning, expect to spend around $4,175 for a week’s honeymoon in Italy

This amount presumes you stay in lovely mid-range hotels and eat at stunning modest restaurants. On the contrary, you’ll pay between $2000 and $3000 for a budget honeymoon in Italy. For the ultimate luxury honeymoon, expect to pay close to $10,000. 

Now it’s time to pick a destination! Explore your options for a honeymoon in Cinque Terre, a honeymoon in Lake Como, or a honeymoon in Tuscany.

If you want to explore your options outside Italy, you can read about how to plan a minimoon in Greece, the Top 15 Greece Honeymoon Destinations for a Romantic Trip, a Guide to an Adventure Honeymoon in Greece, and Why Visiting Greece for your Honeymoon in 2023 is a Wonderful Idea.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Italy Expensive for a Honeymoon? 

    Italy is an excellent place to spend your honeymoon as it’s affordable. It’s actually one of the cheapest countries in Western Europe.

    If planned in a certain way, you can most definitely enjoy a very affordable honeymoon in Italy.

    Be mindful of the fact that the northern region of Italy and the cities are known for being more expensive than the smaller villages and off-the-beaten-path places.

  • Do I Need a Visa to Travel to Italy? 

    U.S. citizens do not need a Schengen visa to visit Italy and can stay there for up to three months (90 days) for tourist or non-business reasons.

    Some countries that require a Schengen:

      • Morocco

      • Russia

      • South Africa

    Some countries that do not require a Schengen:

      • Australia

      • Bahamas

      • United Arab Emirates

    For non-U.S. citizens, make sure to check the complete list of who needs a Schengen. An Italian Schengen Visa costs $88, so be sure to factor this into your final budget if it’s applicable.

  • When is the Best Time to Travel to Italy? 

    Italy is a phenomenal honeymoon destination (and not only) with a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Its climate is a primary reason Italy is such a great country to visit, no matter the time of year.

    If you’re after cooling off in the sea during hot, sunny beach days, head to Italy sometime during the summer months of June, July, and August, as many tourists do.

    If you still want the warmth but not the crowds that accompany summer, consider visiting in September.

    The low-tourist season months of March to May and September, October, and November are generally the best periods to visit Italy.


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