Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Italian Honeymoon : Part 1 : Amalfi Coast

What a better way to start out my day then by looking through beautiful, sunny photos from our Italian honeymoon! I have received a lot of questions about where we went, where we stayed, where we ate and what we did during our Italian honeymoon, so I thought I would share all of it in a few parts over the next week. We spent ten days on the Amalfi Coast and it truly was a holiday we will never forget!
Where We Went: The Amalfi Coast {the southern coast of Italy}

Travel Time From London: 2 1/2 hours. Direct flights from Gatwick to Naples. 

Where We Stayed: Capo La Gala. located between Sorrento and Pompei. We booked our hotel through Mr. & Mrs. Smith Honeymoon Specialists and couldn't have been happier about our choice! We were recommended the hotel through friends who spent time on their honeymoon there and being such a relaxing location, we are so glad we spent the first few days of our honeymoon at Capo La Gala

How To Get There: My adventurous husband rented a small little Fiat and drove around the curvy roads of Italy throughout the week. The drive from Naples was surprisingly quiet easy and only about 30 minutes from the airport. 

 We spent three days at the hotel, and stayed in a lovely room with a balcony overlooking the ocean. The entire hotel is built into the cliffside and the sea is seriously, all around you. We spent most of our time sleeping, drinking prosecco and aperol spritzers, going to the spa, eating lots of fresh Italian food and indulging in gossip magazines and books that have been our bed side tables for months. It was such a lovely spot to relax after an amazing week of wedding activities! 
The breakfast at the hotel restaurant is seriously amazing! Every day there are tables overflowing with homemade Italian desserts, fresh fruits, quiches, cheeses and well, just about anything else you can dream of for breakfast. I consumed a ridiculous amount of fresh mozzarella on our honeymoon, and I think, most was consumed at breakfast! If you head to Capo La Gala, make sure breakfast is included in your room, as it is quite amazing and the hotel is very much by itself, you would want to enjoy breakfast with the view!  

 Homemade ravioli for lunch with the freshest tomato sauce made me very happy!
 The entire time we were on our honeymoon, I couldn't get over the gorgeous flowers that grew over the entire island! The lavender, lemon trees, bougainvillea, it was just amazing and made the entire island smell like a beautiful light perfume. I will forever think of our honeymoon when I smell these flowers. 
The entire hotel is decorated in a Italian chic nautical decor that I was LOVING! 
I had this Alphabet Bag clutch throughout our wedding and thought what other time would I possibly use it then on our honeymoon!  
When we booked with Mr. & Mr. Smith we became gold members and the little bonuses we got throughout our stay made it feel a little bit more special. The memberships that Mr. & Mrs. Smith offer are truly worth it. We received prosecco in our room and complimentary massages, it was JUST what we needed. The spa is small, but oh so lovely, highly recommend a massage and time well spent in the spa showers. 
Where We Ate: We ate breakfast and lunch at the hotel in the Michelin starred restaurant. We did venture into the nearby town Vico Equense one evening and had pizza and stopped at Gelateria Gabriele for gelato, well worth the trip! Sorrento is about a thirty minute drive and is also full of amazing spots. We took a cooking class one day {more to come on that!} so limited our nights of indulgent meals, as we indulged for a full day at the amazing class! 
Time spent as newlyweds in the beautiful coast of Italy was very much like a dream. The sunshine, the delicious food, it was lovely! It was a perfect relaxing way to start out our ten day adventure.

xoxo - Becca


  1. Your pictures are so stunning! I just pinned it so that I can plan my next Italian adventure since I’ve visited Italy twice and left a part of my soul there.!

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