Honeymoon hotspots, Basilicata

Since Mr & Mrs Smith is all about romantic getaways for couples, we know a thing or two about honeymoon hotels with style and substance. Idyllic beach retreats that offer the tropical-fantasy honeymoon package, luxury safari lodges, Venetian palazzos, Californian wine estates – whatever your dream honeymoon destination, you'll find inspiration below.

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Suite 13 at Sextantio Grotte della Civita, Basilicata, Italy

Suite 13 at Sextantio Grotte della Civita, Basilicata, Italy

Sleeping in a cave might not sound seductive, but when you’ve bedded down in the cliff-carved caverns of Matera, you feel differently. For the most romantic of entrances, arrive by night, when Matera twinkles with lights and a stone staircase dotted with flickering candles signposts the reception. Once inhabited by prehistoric creatures, then by monks and now by travellers in search of the most atmospheric bedrooms in Europe, these nougat-coloured caves have a church-like serenity, aided by dark wood pews, altar-style tables and thick white candles in the stone walls’ natural nooks and niches. Suite 13 has its own balcony overlooking the ravine, and the bathroom has its own fireplace beside the big-enough-for-two tub.

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