Hotel Spotlight: Palazzo Margherita, Italy

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Palazzo Margherita is located in the heart of Italy and is the perfect destination for couples who want a honeymoon that is slightly off the beaten path, not too touristy, and full of culture and luxury. It’s also only a 20 minute drive to white sand beaches! The surrounding countryside contains a lot of history, vineyards and ruins to explore. The hotel provides bikes, or you can walk into town, which is small and charming with lots of local restaurants and little bars. Almost every weekend there is a festival going on in town, and the hotel offers suggested 3-day itineraries for couples who want to make the most of their stay. If you want to stay in, the hotel offers cooking classes and boasts a cinema room, so you can watch an Italian movie while eating the delicious dinner you just made. So cozy!

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Aren’t the rooms just incredible? If you stay at the Palazzo Margherita, you’ll be sure to have a truly authentic and relaxing stay. Even better- my clients receive complimentary breakfast daily and a $100 hotel credit.  Want to learn more about this hotel? Email me!

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Hotel Spotlight: Monteverdi, Tuscany

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Castiglioncello del Trinoro, home to Monteverdi, is midway between Rome and Florence in the heart of Tuscany. The views alone are enough to make any honeymoon completely unforgettable! “Any view from this mountaintop retreat reveals a way of life that has remained largely unchanged for centuries. Sheep grazing on the hillsides provide the milk for pecorino cheese, while local vineyards produce the grapes that will become the finest wines in the world.”

Day trips are an option for any couple looking to explore the surrounding area, as Florence and Rome are accessible by catching the train from nearby Chiusi. “Whether you choose to stay on the mountaintop and hike the trails surrounding the village, or sit on the veranda and admire the vastness of the Val d’Orcia, or drive to a nearby village for shopping, art and history, or make an excursion to one of the greatest cities in the world, it is all possible during a stay at Monteverdi.”

Easy to see why this hotel has been a favorite for our honeymoon couples!

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Interested in staying here? Email me and let’s start planning!

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Real Honeymoon: Mallory + Jonathan

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Mallory and Jonathan spent their honeymoon in Greece: Athens, Crete and Santorini. They loved their experience and were kind enough to share it with us!

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Athens: Our timeframe was great! We got the sights done in one day. We definitely recommend getting to the Acropolis in the early morning before it gets crowded. I think we were there at 8:30am and by the time we left, it was getting very busy. We visited Areopagus, Ancient Agora, Syntagma Square, Ministiraki and Plaka. The flea market (Ministiraki) was very cool! We stayed at the New Hotel and it was great! The people were friendly and helpful and the place was immaculate. Their rooftop bar is pretty cool with a great view of the Acropolis and the location was perfect for getting around Athens. We would recommend it!

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Crete: Crete is much bigger than we realized and doing some research ahead of time is recommended. Domes of Elounda is a pretty neat hotel with fantastic views! We got an amazing Villa upgrade, which was incredible! Thank you, thank you, for that. It was unreal (2 bedrooms, three bathrooms, our own pool, kitchen, etc…). Amazing.

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Santorini: The ferry was excellent, thank you for recommending the business class seats. As advertised, they were way better! Canavas Oia Suites is a really neat place, obviously with amazing views and service. The Santorini Wine Tour was great, we had a really fun time on this excursion! We met other couples, we loved the guide and obviously enjoyed the wine. It was well worth it to do this excursion and I would highly recommend a wine tour to anyone that likes wine!

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Thanks for sharing your experience, Mallory and Jonathan! Have you always dreamed of going to Greece for your honeymoon? Email me and let’s start planning!

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Real Honeymoon: Justin and Chelsea

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Today, we’re sharing Justin and Chelsea’s amazing 2.5 week honeymoon in Greece, Croatia and Paris!

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“Justin and I were very excited for our wedding but very VERY excited for our honeymoon. There aren’t many times in your life when you can get away with taking a two and a half week vacation with the man you love and boy it could not come at a better time having spent the last 8 months planning and coordinating a wedding! If we could give one piece of honeymoon advice it would be to take it two days after your wedding and not wait. We liked having a day after the wedding to come home and gather our bearings and make sure we had everything packed and weren’t leaving anything and then take off! You’re on such a high from the wedding that even traveling to Greece from CA (15 hours) flew by because we were so busy going over and over the wedding weekends details and revelling in all the love we just felt.”

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“Going to Athens for two days was amazing because we used the first day to sleep a little after the long travel day and experience the night life on a rooftop bar in the main suqare. The second day we were able to explore Athens and see all the really cool historic monuments.”

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“Santorini was hands down the most spectacular and beautiful place I’ve EVER been. We stayed in Oia which is a side of the island that has the best sunsets and the most gorgeous hotels. We loved Santorini as the first place of our honeymoon because we could relax, unwind, enjoy the sun, and get into pure vacation mode. Going through EA Honeymoons was amazing too because every place we went had “special honeymoon gifts” from a couple’s massage to a day on a Sail Boat.”

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

“After 6 days of waking up, eating a massive delicious breakfast, laying out, going to drinks and dinner and repeating day after day, we went to Dubrovnik, Croatia. We did venture into town one day and wandered around the old city which felt like a hybrid of Costa Rica and Italy with the laid back beachy feel being right on the water and the cobble stone streets and old city. 3 days was perfect to see everything.”

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“Last we ventured to magnifique Paris! When people say that it’s the most romantic place in the world they’re not lying! It is the PERFECT place for a honeymoon and I’m so glad we experienced it together.”

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“What also made the honeymoon so incredible was having Katie who had planned it perfectly! She found hotels that matched the criteria we were looking for and we didn’t have to worry about figuring out all the details and coordinating while we were doing that for the wedding. The other amazing benefit was that everywhere we stayed knew and loved her so they treated us like royalty! Each place had champgane, or chocolates, or sweet notes welcoming us which always was a great way to start a trip. It was also so nice that if there was an issue that came up like Air France pilots going on strike two days before coming home (yes this happened) Katie was always available and quick to respond and kept us at ease and helped us get through anything.”

What an incredible honeymoon, right?! Sound like the vacation for you? Email me to get started on your next trip!

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Amalfi Coast

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Emily and Dane recently celebrated their honeymoon on the beautiful Almafi Coast and instead of me telling you about how it was, Emily wrote about the trip herself! Read about her favorite moments of gelato, getting lost, and an unforgettable romantic dinner.
 
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“As die-hard Michiganders, our vacations rarely include a trip out of state, let alone a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon on the beautiful Amalfi Coast of Italy. And so, we soaked up every moment of bliss, from the posh hotels and breathtaking views to the unending cups of cappuccino and fresh seafood. When I think of our most perfect honeymoon, the moments that come to mind include departing the JK Place Hotel of Capri on a GEM car, waving back as the entire staff gives us a heartfelt send-off and our arrival to Positano, greeted by a luggage courier who didn’t know quite enough English (nor did we know enough Italian) to instruct us to the hotel. With that, we started with a few scoops of gelato, and set out to find Le Sirenuse; which we did, but not without a few misguided turns and a lot of laughs.”

“We loved our chic and sophisticated accommodations at Palazzo Avino, which was only a few steps away from the quaint village center. Each afternoon we would visit the grocer for a small package of fresh salami and cheese to take with us back to our room for an afternoon snack before dinner. Finding ourselves without any euros one day, that kind grocer even sent us off with our goods and simply asked that we come back the next day with payment! I didn’t know that kind of doing business even existed anymore! But it does in Ravello, like something out of a favorite novel or movie. Speaking of something out of a movie, our last evening included a romantic dinner at Villa Maria’s and our own private concert back at Palazzo Avino. As the pianist sang “Have I Told You Lately” and we danced, I couldn’t help but shed a tear thinking of just how blessed Dane and I have been to have found each other, and to have started our marriage in the most perfect fashion, on the Amalfi Coast. Ok, I was a little sad to be going home the next day too ;)” 

If you’re interested in booking your special honeymoon to the Almafi Coast like Emily did, contact me here! 

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