The Ultimate Italian Honeymoon Itinerary: Florence and Venice

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The Pinterest boards. The Google doc. The Powerpoint of your ultimate Italian honeymoon vacay. Those antiquated ways of planning a honeymoon have now thankfully been revamped and modernized with Luna Moons, an awesome new online travel tool that aims to take the stress out of honeymoon planning. Through Luna’s Trip Planner, couples can customize pre-designed trip itineraries or create a custom one from scratch. Things like choosing a hotel and mapping out all the amazing sights you want to see can now be organized in ONE place, which means you can spend more time dreaming about your honeymoon and less time actually planning it.

As if that wasn’t cool enough, Luna Moons has partnered with one of our fave designers, Kendra Scott, on three trip itineraries inspired by Kendra’s 2017 Fall Collection. Get a sneak peek into one of Kendra’s favorite Italian trips, below, and start planning yours!

Itinerary: Florence and Venice

Kendra Scott

Day 1:

3 p.m.: Arrive in Florence and check in to the St. Regis Florence (a Luna favorite)

The historic St. Regis in Florence has welcomed travelers since the 18th century and has a unique and comforting historic charm. You’ll instantly fall in love with the elegant crystal chandeliers and the richly colored frescos. From the moment you step into the St. Regis, you’ll instantly understand why Kendra fell in love with the city of Florence.

The St. Regis Florence

7 p.m.: Head to the Duomo to catch a magical sunset

At the top of Kendra’s must-do list in Florence is watching the sunset behind the Duomo. If you’re looking for a romantic Italian evening, this is it. A dreamy Duomo sunset is the perfect way to kick-off an even dreamier honeymoon in Italy.

Florence

Day 2:

11 a.m.: Enjoy a relaxing morning then head to the Winter Garden Bar

Yes – you read that right. Start your morning at the Winter Garden Bar in the St. Regis to enjoy their signature Bloody Mary. The St. Regis has been known for the Bloody Mary since it was introduced at the St. Regis Bar in New York in 1934. So, yes, you will want to start your day with one of these.

2 p.m.: Stroll over to the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio

A sight that can’t be missed is the Arno River – take it from us and from Kendra. Visit the oldest bridge in Florence for THE most breathtaking views of the river. There are also shops all around the area for you to walk in and explore. After you browse, head over to the Palazzo Vecchio to see the 13th-century palace with breathtakingly elegant chambers and ornate courtyards.

The Ponte Vecchio

5 p.m.: Walk over to Golden View Open Bar for apertivo

Did you really visit Italy if you didn’t get an apertivo? The Golden View Open Bar offers a great apertivo and an even better view of the Arno. This romantic setting is sure to provide for an amazing start to your evening.

Day 3:

9 a.m.: Walk around historic Florence

Put on your walking shoes and grab your camera. You’ll want to spend the morning taking in all of the iconic sights in Florence. At the top of Kendra’s list? Galleria dell’Accademia where you’ll find Michelangelo’s David. In the same area, you’ll also want to see Piazza Della Libertà, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Ospedale degli Innocenti, and Piazza della Repubblica.

Michelangelo’s David

12 p.m.: Immerse yourself in the Florence art scene

Between the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery, you’ll be mesmerized by the beautiful art of Florence. Add the Bargello National Museum and the Palazzo Pitti to your list and you’re in for a day of art that will truly be once-in-a-lifetime.

From the Kendra Scott collection.

6 p.m.: Spend your final night in Florence enjoying a classic Italian meal

To round out your time in Florence, visit La Bottega Del Buon Caffè for a meal you’ll never forget. Michelin Starred Head Chef Antonello Sardi has successfully taken this Florentine restaurant to a whole new level of fine dining.

Day 4:

9 a.m.: Wake up and head to Venice

It’s a good morning in Italy as you venture to Venice for the second half of your trip! You’ll be catching a two-hour train to the legendary Venice to experience all it has to offer.

2 p.m.: Check in to the Aman Venice

At the center of Venice, you’ll be staying at a palace on a lagoon. The Aman Venice offers views of the hotel’s private garden or the Grand Canal – both excellent room choices. At the Aman Venice, you’ll find gorgeous high ceilings and romantic rooms that pour in natural light. It’s the quintessential Venice hotel.

Aman Venice

Day 5:

10 a.m.: Head to the Grand Canal for a gondola ride

A gondola ride is a must-do for everyone visiting Venice. It’s the most unique way to experience the city and it also provides for a romantic way to spend the day.

6 p.m.: Enjoy a culinary experience at the restaurant in the Aman Venice

Michelin-starred chef Davide Oldani is the Aman Venice’s creative consultant – he creates authentic and innovative Venetian dishes that will leave you impressed and give you a true taste of Venice. Even better, you can wear your new fall Kendra Scott jewelry to dinner!

Day 6:

10 a.m.: Take a day to relax with your honey

Wake up and rest easy – you’ve been doing a ton of exploring and it’s time to relax. Spend a day at the quiet Aman Venice Spa that’s tucked away in the resort. With a European-spa menu, this will be a spa day unlike any other.

The spa at Aman Venice

Day 7:

9 a.m.: Wake up and spend the day sightseeing

Both Luna and Kendra recommend a stroll around St. Mark’s Clocktower, the Rialto Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs, Saint Mark’s Basilica, and Doge’s Palace. You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time in the day to see all of these sights, as they are undoubtedly extraordinary.

6 p.m.: Enjoy an elegant dinner for your last evening in Venice

Kendra’s #1 piece of advice when it comes to visiting Italy? Eat as much as you can. To close out your romantic getaway, dine at Da Fiore, one of the most well-known restaurants in the city. It’s located in a renovated tavern and serves a variety of traditional Venetian dishes with a modern twist.

Venice

Day 8:

12 p.m.: Reminisce on your incredible trip and head home

The time has come to head home and check out of the Aman Venice. Though it’s sad to leave, it’s wonderful to be able to reflect back on the incredible week you’ve spent in Florence and Venice. You’ve made memories you’ll never forget!

If you’d like to explore this Kendra Scott itinerary and more, check out all three Kendra Scott itineraries on the Luna Moons website. Happy travels!

See more exclusive pics from Kendra Scott’s honeymoon itineraries as well as her style inspiration, below!

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