When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.
This week’s venue is Bellevue Syrene, in the charming and unspoilt town of Sorrento, Italy.
Perched upon the cliffs and overlooking the gorgeous Gulf of Naples, Bellevue Syrene is the perfect destination for an incredibly romantic honeymoon. Built upon the ruins of a Roman villa, from the moment you walk through the grand doors, you can sense that it is entrenched in history. Although it has been renovated to an exceptionally high luxury standard, much of its fascinating ancient detail still exists.
Being welcomed on arrival with a bottle of Prosecco gives you a glimpse into the ultimate perfection that is carried out by the hotel and its staff, in which Bellevue Syrene takes so much pride. With each room having its own unique touch, they are all designed in an elegant way that mixes contemporary elements and more traditional pieces. Antiques, chandeliers, fresh cut flowers and hues of rose, violet and mint, make for ultimate Italian sophistication. With each room facing the sea and the Gulf of Naples, every guest is provided with one of the most magnificent views you could imagine.
Guests have at their disposal an array of hotel facilities. As newlyweds, enjoy a couple’s massage in Bellevue Syrene’s own Wellness Centre. Or, opt for the scent of the sea, and make use of the tanning beds with access to the hotels private solarium via lift or foot, through the cave-like passageway, carved by ancient Romans. For a romantic dinner, enjoy the taste of Italy’s finest food and wines from the Sorrentine Peninsula at La Pergola, the hotels restaurant, situated on the impressive panoramic terrace.
Sorrento is a place of art, culture food and wine, so there is always something new and interesting to discover. Should you decide to venture from the beauty that is Bellevue Syrene, we recommend taking a stroll through Old Sorrento. Getting lost in the cobble stone streets and alleyways is a sure way to take in the true essence of Sorrento. If your are wanting to venture out of Sorrento, hire a car and wind your way through the vibrant fishing villages, terraced vineyards and lemon orchards to the Amalfi Coast, or if you find yourself wanting to explore Italy a little further, with ferries available from the Marina Grande, a day trip to the turquoise waters of the isle of Capri is a must where the glamorous queen of Italian cinema herself, Ms Sofia Loren called home.
Coming in third place for Trip Advisor's Top Hotels in the World (2016), Bellevue Syrene is an incomparable and perfect Italian getaway for your honeymoon.