Contributed by John Donnelly from The Little Book of Lisbon Blog
There are lots of reasons as to why Lisbon has become my favourite city and it’s not simply because of its exterior beauty. A thriving community lives in the city centre which feeds into the heartbeat and provides its magic. Just off the main through fares you’ll find narrow residential streets, tiny shops and modest cafes which all serve the local residents.
Lisbon is an inclusive city. The locals are genuine, friendly and polite and in almost all restaurants, bars and shops people will do their best to communicate with you.
Lisbon is an exceptional venue for your wedding and mine wasn’t just a wedding day, it was a ‘wedding experience’ born out of my own and my wife’s love for Lisbon and wanting our family and friends to share all that love with us.
The districts within the city are quite different and I’ll explain them to you so that you and your guests get the most out of your wedding experience too.
Looking for the perfect après wedding getaway? There’s no better country to honeymoon in than beautiful Italy!
The picturesque countryside, abundant bars and cafés, lavish lifestyle and cultural amenities all make it the perfect place to holiday!
Featuring some of the world’s most major cosmopolitan towns as well as pretty, rural villages-Italy is a country that you could spend a lifetime discovering and falling in love with over and over again. (Let’s hope it works out the same for you and your partner!).
Here’s How To Honeymoon In Italy
With several direct flights from Ireland to Marco Polo Airport in Venezia, there’s no excuse not to walk the cobbled streets of Venice.
Stimulate Your Senses
With cute cafés on every corner, gondolas aplenty and an abundance of art in both shop fronts and clandestine galleries, there’s something new to try at every turn.
Explore Venice by Gondola to have a truly romantic honeymoon experience and see the city in all its glory.
Where to Eat
Dine in the delectable Cantina Arnaldi and sample the best food that Venice has to offer. The Medi dishes range from tapas style nibbles to hearty Italian meals, that are both reasonably priced and delicious.
Where to Drink
Everyone who has honeymooned-or holidayed, in Venice will know of Bacaro Jazz-the wacky, little bar that has lingerie hanging from the ceiling and features the best Happy Hour in the city.
When you’ve had your fill of Venice and its cocktails, hop on the train and head south.
Experience the art lover’s dream that is Firenze (aka Florence)
Galleries to Visit
The Uffizi Gallery is home to the Medici’s vast collection of art that was gifted to the citizens of Florence when the family died out. This is a must visit on your trip to Firenze.
Where to Eat
La Buchetta is the place to go for a top notch dining experience in Florence.
This romantic restaurant is the perfect setting for newly weds. Enjoy honeymoon dining with Tuscan style dishes are made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
What’s Your Honeymoon Style?
Will you be taking a romantic break in Italy? Or where will you be spending your honeymoon? We love to hear all about your wedding and honeymoon inspiration. Tag us in your honeymoon pics with #corkweddingshoneymoon to feature on our Instagram account.
Happy Honeymooning x