Our proposal for a honeymoon itinerary in Andalucia is a valid alternative to the far away Caribbean or oriental destinations, dedicated to whom wants to associate to a touristic, artistic and gastronomic run, the pleasure to be in completly relax on a mediterranean beach wich has nothing to envy to Caribbean’s.
1st -2nd day Italian Malaga / Ronda 105 km
Your honeymoon itinerary in Andalucia depart from Bologna early in the morning (at 06:45). Arrival at 09:35. rental car and departure for Ronda. Arrival and accommodation at the centrally located Parador de Ronda, standard room with half board.
Sightseeing in Ronda place to visit if only for its particular position: it is located on the edge of a plateau that divides the two Rio Guadalevin with a depth up to 200 meters. The gorge is dominated by a 98m high bridge of the eighteenth century, the Puente New. Ronda is divided into three districts: + antique, La Ciudad, is located in the center of the plateau limestone; on the one hand it is protected from the Moorish walls and on the other hand faces a steep terrain. At his feet lies the San Francisco neighborhood, consisting of a network of roads fringed by farmhouses and, at the throat of “El Tajo”, it opens the modern El Mercadillo district, in which live the majority of the inhabitants Ronda. One of the major attractions is the Casa del Rey Moro in the city ‘old. This departs from the building, he dig into the rock, a staircase of 350 steps leads pendant within the throat. Do not miss the cathedral, the Palacio de Mondragon and the House of Gigantee with Arab decorative elements. And finally-the bullring> built in 1785 [the most oldest in all of Spain. Excursion to Olvera 49 km, city typically Moorish.
3rd Ronda / Arcos de la Frontera 84 km
Overnight at Parador Arcos de la Frontera, superior room half board
In Cadiz province, 30 kilometers from Jerez de la Frontera, on top of a rocky ridge, lies the ancient town of Arcos de la Frontera, a real architectural jewel crossed by a maze of small streets and surrounded by walls the Arab castle, the Castillo de los Arcos, built of sandstone.
Arcos de la Frontera is part of the so-called white villages Pueblos Blancos, Andalucia, and its historic center boasts wonderful Renaissance palaces topped by wrought iron rejas, white houses, towers and beautiful churches including the Basilica of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, the eleventh century, is worth a visit. Beautiful also the Count of Águila fifteenth century palace, a mixture of late Gothic and Mudejar, the convent of La Encarnacion, those of La Caridad and Mercedarias and Hospital San Juan de Dios.
The heart of the old city, which stretches between the Cuesta de Belen and Puerta Matrona, is Plaza de Cabildo where there is also a viewpoint that overlooks the rolling countryside at the foot of the hill. The best tapas bars are located close to Callejón de las Monjas: the alboronía and meat and fish stews are the typical dishes of the local gastronomy.
The surroundings are ideal for trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hang gliding and paragliding while the nearby Lago de Arcos is the right place for boating and swimming.
4th day Arcos de la Frontera / Cadiz 66 km
Overnight at Parador de Cádiz in standard half board
Cadiz, Cadiz in Spanish, is a pretty coastal town on a promontory on the Atlantic Ocean that boasts an important port, many museums, monuments, and a charming old town surrounded by the sea.
The history of Cadiz begins around 1100 BC when it was founded by the Phoenicians with the name of Gadir. After the discovery of Cadiz has experienced a great development, especially in the seventeenth century when it was the richest and most cosmopolitan city of Spain. Following the loss of the American colonies, the city has had a period of decline, but the people, gaditanos calls, were always hospitable, cheerful and welcoming, in fact Cadiz is famous for its bars, clubs and good food.
The historical center is located on a peninsula and is dominated by the dome of the Cathedral of Cadiz. The old quarter of Cadiz is famous for its picturesque charm due to the many noble buildings such as the Casa del Almirante and Casa de las Cadenas, Moorish architecture, and the maze of narrow streets that date back to the Middle Ages that open onto small squares dotted by bars and restaurants. Some parts of the eighteenth century walls are still standing as the Land Gate.
Cadiz is full of small shops where you can find the best Andalusian wines, sherry, ceramics, furniture and many other crafts. Some of the best shops in the city are located near Plaza San Juan de Dios and 2 large shopping streets are Calle Calle Ancha and Columela. The barrio of Santa Maria is known as the world capital of flamenco.
5th -6th day Cadiz / Seville 121 km
De overnight at Hospes Las Casa Del Rey De Baeza standard room with breakfast
Seville is one of the most fascinating cities in the country. He experienced its heyday after the discovery of america as a port city on the Guadalquivir River and major shopping center, in which goods arrive from the overseas colonies. This made Seville one of the richest cities in Europe.
To see: the Cathedral of Santa Maria (XV century), with the rich courtyards including the Patio de Naranjos, the old room with the marble sinks flies the early Middle Ages and the Giralda tower, built in the twelfth century by Almohad, transformed into a Christian royal palace since 1248 and expanded until the sixteenth century. Not to be missed when visiting the rich inner courtyards, intonro to which you collect the palaces, gardens (the cathedral and the Alcazar were declared World Heritage by UNESCO); the Barrio Santa Cruz, the Jewish Quarter ocn the narrow alleys, tiled courtyards and wrought iron balconies; the Casa de Pilatos, a large mansion with a fascinating mixture of styles; the Hospital de la Ciudad (XVII century) is the main work of the baroque Sevillian; Des Belles Artes Museum, which collects the most important works of Spanish Baroque painting; the Plaza de Espana, in the Maria Luisa Park, with 58 decorations showing an event in the history of Spain. Outside the city the ruins of Italica Roman settlement with the amphitheater and the mosaic floors
7th -8th day Seville / Ecija (delightful stop) / Cordoba 143 km
Overnight NH Collection Amistad in superior room with breakfast
Already in Roman times this city was an important political and economic center. Here he was born Seneca. In 929 it became an important metropolis of the Islamic caliphate. In the historical center, around the Mezquita, you can still feel the atmosphere of the past. However in Cordoba quelcosa of that time it remained: the old town with narrow streets, white washed houses and the courtyards adorned with flowers and interior courtyards adorned with flowers is an idyll unicon the world. At its center is the Mezquita, once a mosque, now converted en chatolic church. This grand building with prayer hall supported by 856 columns was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Next to the Mezquita is the Juderia, the old Jewish quarter with narrow streets decorated with flower pots. It is also worth visiting the ancient synagogue and the museum of bullfighting, one of the most interesting in all of Spain. The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, the fortified residence of the fourteenth century, has some very beautiful gardens. The Provincial Archaeological Museum, housed in a Renaissance palace, contains works by artists Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. A little further away, in the neighborhood of the Christian churches, you can visit another focal point of Cordoba: Oalacio de Vianam a building with 12 inside courts and majestic gardens.
Excursion to Alcalá la Real. Cordoba and Granada are connected by the Route of the Caliphate that, along the N432 road, crossing a hilly area with small settlements and important fortifications and towers. Alcala la Real, a place dominated by the Moorish Castillo Mota, leave the N432 to pass through villages and small towns of this fertile mountainous region, the Vega.
9th -10th day Cordoba / Antequera or Montefrio (optional excursions) / Grenada 166 km
Overnight Hospes Palacio de Patos with breakfast
Suggested excursion to Montefrio on the way to Granada.
This town is surrounded by a unique mountainscape of its kind. Do not miss the ancient castle of 1500. The Castillo de la Villa, constructed on the ruins of an ancient fortification of the Moors. After about 20km you reach the A92 direction Granada.
Alternative excursion to Antequera. One of the most beautiful historic cities of Andalucia, is located in the heart of the Region at the foot of high mountains, and is recognizable for its amazing skyline, it features more than thirty steeples. The ancient town, dominated by the Arab Alcazaba and the Basilica of Santa Maria, experienced its moment of greatest development and wealth between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Granada. This city is already particularly for its geographical position, located between the highlands and Setten-ern side of the Rio Genil, behind rise the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada. City from 1000 Nights, had its maximum splendor between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, up to decay after the expulsion of the Moors. For 250 years it was a city completely autonomous and in this period arose the Alhambra. In its implementation, including the Arab-Spanish art better, they attended at least 23 sovereigns of the Nasrid dynasty.
The Alhambra, the red, whose name derives red ocher used by the Moors, is a huge complex consisting of fortified walls, towers, palaces, mosques and gardens. Initially it was divided into 4 parts: the Alcazaba fortress on the west side of the hill, the Palacio Arabic, the Palacio de Carlos V and the Generalife gardens in the east. Apart from the gardens the other buildings are surrounded by fortified walls interallate several towers. Among the most spectacular buildings of the Alhambra vu is the Palacio de Los Leones with the famous patio and the fountain of the lions. Do not forget the water features of the gardens that still transmit oriental atmosphere.
Do not forget also the Moorish quarter of Albacion whitewashed, with its narrow streets and the Mirador is a real jewel; erect Cathedral of the XVI-XVII century, the late gothic Capilla Real, and the Cartuja (Charterhouse) built in the early sixteenth century.
The visit to the Alhambra must be booked on the Internet quite a lot ‘of time before.
11th day Granada / Salobreña / Nerja / Frigiliana KM 97
Overnight at the lovely Hotel Los Caracoles in suite with breakfast
Beautiful day in returning to the analusa coast through villages perched with beautiful castles and unknown, as Salobrenha which is definitely worth a visit. Also stop to the beautiful Nerja, the sea to eat something and cool off, then come to Frigiliana, which is already in the province of Malaga and is the union of the three main religions in the fountain in the heart of the country. Alleys, Moorish gates, pebbles and bounganville make it beautiful and unforgettable.
12th day Frigiliana / Malaga 59 KM
Overnight at Parador Gibralfaro superior room with half board
The route is definitely short, but need to visit the city of Malaga before leaving for relaxation Bathing.
Also known as the capital of the Costa del Sol, Malaga is an important historical city and popular tourist destination thanks to its intense cultural life and the presence of the Picasso Museum and over 30 museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of wine and the Museum of Fine Arts.
The historic center of Malaga is rich in monuments, including the Alcazaba, the Roman Theatre and the Castillo de Gibralfaro, ancient streets and large avenues closed to traffic, ideal for relaxing walks and shopping.
Malaga is also known for its warm welcome and for its culinary specialties as the fritura malagueña, a stir-fry of fish, anchovies and squid and its “mountain wine”. In the evening you can have fun in the many Malaga bars and clubs, renowned for their lively nightlife. If you are looking for something different, head to Muelle Uno, a contemporary recreation complex in the port area, or in Soho, a new arts district bohemian flavor.
During the year in Malaga they organize festivals including the beginning of November, the International Jazz Festival, and in early March, the Film Festival.
13th -18th day Flight Malaga / Ibiza / Formentera
Drop Off your car at the airport for the flight to the Balearic Islands PLANNED 8 NIGHTS
Stay in Formentera to Maryland 3 * bungalow in all inclusive + ferry a / r
transfers to / from private port
Formentera is known as the last Mediterranean paradise precisely for having been able to combine tourism and environmental protection.
You can only reach Formentera by boat from Ibiza, but it makes it a quiet place where you can escape from the stress and overcrowding: an island where ride a bike or swim at any point of the 20 km. of white sand beach and an infinitely transparent sea, where you can enjoy all kinds of water sports. The secret of the existence of a crystalline sea and the long beaches of Formentera that make it different from other places of the Mediterranean, lies in Posidonia surrounding the Island, a natural filtering system that cleans the water and allows the sedimentation of sand on the coast. Authentic underwater wilderness that was declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Heritage Site.
The island tourist success, beloved both by residents and by visitors, is rooted in the fact that people still find something different in Formentera. The difference is the respect for nature, the survival of their culture and the desire to obtain exclusivity through environmental protection.
Other distinguishing features of Formentera are the freedom and its light, become since the ’70s, issues of attraction of artists and craftsmen who today are part of the differential heritage of the island. The own clothing style, the complements and jewels, or works of art are powerful claims of Formentera,
19th Day Formentera / Ibiza / Italy
Return to the airport in time useful for the flight of 12.50. Arrival in Bologna at 14.45 and end of your wedding trip in Andalucia
What do you say of it of this trip of wedding? You will have the opportunity to visit unique historical and artistic places to the world. To be able to taste the delicacies of the Mediterranean kitchen with Arabic influences. You will be witnesses of romantic and unforgettable sunsets. In short, your trip of wedding will be’ certainly unforgettable.
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