Honeymoons - they're all about jetting off to the Caribbean for a fortnight and sunning yourself beneath a palm tree, right? Well, you could find the perfect retreat for your first break as newlyweds a lot closer to home if you book a romantic holiday in Tuscany.
This part of Italy is renowned the world over for its beauty and wealth of historical attractions. As a result, when you book a Tuscany villa for two, you're guaranteed to have the honeymoon you have always dreamed of.
Here are three destinations we think are worthy of special attention.
The medieval city of Lucca is one of the most beautiful in all of Italy and the perfect place to spend a few days strolling hand in hand. You can soak up the sun as you amble round the cobbled streets admiring the ancient buildings you pass.
The 16th-century city walls are incredibly well preserved, while inside you'll find Renaissance architecture - the sight of which more than justifies your decision to stay in Europe for your honeymoon. You can pick up souvenirs from one of the antique markets and as the sun goes down, tuck into authentic Italian spaghetti bolognaise as you admire the view of the 130 ft Torre Guinigi together.
This is one of the best-known cities in Italy, being instantly recognisable by its unique shell-shaped central piazza. While thousands flock to Pisa or Florence each year to admire the art and architecture, Siena has its own important artefacts, having once been one of the wealthiest independent states in the country.
Every summer, the city holds an acclaimed jazz festival, while there are classical concerts that take place throughout the season. What could be more romantic than sipping a glass of wine as you listen to the exquisite music filling the air?
The Tuscan coast
The Caribbean is frequently cited as being the most beautiful place in the world, but when you stand on the Tuscan coastline looking out to sea you may find it hard to agree. Just a few kilometres from the city of Grosseto lies a stunning stretch of shore with views out over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
There are some gorgeous beaches to sun yourself on here, or you could simply enjoy each other's company soaking up the rays in the garden of your villa. However, it's worth making time for at least one daytrip - to the stunning island of Elba that lies a short distance off the coast.