Two Delicious Honeymoon Destinations for Foodies

[ 0 ] March 6, 2015 |

After the craziness of wedding planning, the champagne toasts and slices of cake, and the last hurried hugs to all the family members waving farewell to the newly married couple, there are only two tasks left: relax and indulge.  The honeymoon is the perfect time to explore a new gastronomic paradise and we’ve got two destinations as delicious as they are gorgeous.

Tuscany, Italy: 

largeWhy Go There:  Tuscany’s cobblestone streets glow golden in the waning autumn sun and, in the spring, bright yellow sunflowers dot the grapevines and cypress trees.  Summer is blissful in the cooler hills and the tourists leave in the winters, making the cities all the more charming for their quiet and peacefulness.

What You’ll Eat:  Every season brings delicious fare.  The fall is for white truffles, flecked into hand-stretched pasta, and wild Tuscan boat.  In the winter, Tuscans bake panettone and prepare endless varieties of seafood for the Feast of Seven Fishes.  Artichokes, asparagus, and young pecorino cheese are a joy in the spring and bright and creamy gelato is sold everywhere in the summers.

Favorite Foodie Activities:  Tuscan markets are a joy to wander in, so always set aside a bit of time to explore where the locals shop.  Head out into the woods with a truffle hunter and his dog to find one of the world’s most expensive foods.  Taste wines directly from the vineyard at one of Tuscany’s many excellent wineries.  In particular, we love Castello Banfi, which has rooms available and many wine tastings.

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About Akila McConnell: Akila McConnell is a writer, blogger, photographer, travel expert, and self-described hungry adventurer. McConnell's blog "The Road Forks" is featured on Lonely Planet and chronicles her adventures as a world traveler and foodie.
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