(Closed) Italian honeymoon

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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1279 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I went a few months ago, and loved Italy! This is what we did:

  • 2 nights in Monterosso (Cinque Terre)
  • 1 night in Florence (with a train stop in Pisa)
  • 1 night in Venice 
  • 5 nights in Rome

I personally feel that 3 days in Florence may be too much – it is actually quite a small place. The trip to Pisa would only take you a half day really if you go by train as there is not a lot in Pisa – just the leaning tower and the buildings opposite it.

I would recommend that you look at airbnb for accommodation, we stayed in a great place in Rome that was located in Trastevere (the best neighbourhood to stay – close to everything, not tooooo touristy, great food nearby) It was cost effective as well as really great accommodation. PM me if you want the place where we stayed or any tips on tours 🙂 

 

Post # 5
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I backpacked Italy for 10ish days (?? memory is getting foggy and it was only 1.5 yrs ago! lol).

We took a train to Venice from France and stayed 3 nights — BEST decision! People say Venice is overated, but I found it to be sooo romantic, just try and stay a little off the beaten path.  Be sure to visit the surrounding islands (Burano, Murano). 

We then took the train to Bologna and stopped in Verona for the afternoon– great little town to see (fabled home of Romeo and Juliet).  Bologna is not worth it — skip it.

We then went to Florence for 3 nights, and I honestly regretted this. It was July and Florence was sooo hot and really its all museums.  Personally, I like to visit cities that have some sort of natural wonder/sight and Florence is all city/buildings.

Then we went to Rome- soo good, but not exactly honeymoon material, very hot, very busy, and hard to navigate b/c its so spread out. 

If I were to honeymoon in Italy, I would do:

-Venice/Lake Como

-Cinque Terre

-Almafi Coast/Capri

We were backpacking, so we spent at most $1000 for Italy per person. Its reallllly expensive.  If you’re only interested in the “beaty”, I’d recommend looking into Croatia & Slovenia (beaches, little old cities & beautiful mountains); if you really want culture- Spain & Portugal will be were you can get that for a discount.

Good luck!

PM me for more details if you want 🙂

Post # 6
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Woo, Italy is one of the countries we’re visiting on our trip in April! We’re spending 2 nights in Florence and 4 in Rome. We originally planned 3 nights in each, but so many people on the boards have suggested cutting down the Florence time that we changed our plans!

Seriously, I cannot recommend Airbnb enough. Hotels can be insanely priced for pretty meh accomodations. We found an apt through Airbnb and are only paying $500 for 4 nights in Rome in an awesome location (double rooms in hotels in the same area were going for over $200/night!). We’ll have the place to ourselves and it has a washer/dryer and a kitchen (helps with the food budget and packing!)

Before you start booking things, check with your credit card companies to see about the foreign transaction fees and build them into your budget. Capital One is the best if you have one of their cards, they don’t charge them! Although if you’re using a travel agent and booking through them, you may be able to get around this.

Post # 8
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1279 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@emmanneliza:  I think if you have other things to do whilst in Florence – and getting out of the city to Tuscany and visiting Pisa is a great idea.

Don’t let them stress you out!! Enjoy it! 

Post # 9
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1583 posts
Bumble bee

@emmanneliza:  venice i my favorite place in italy and I’ve been all over. its just so unique! See if you can add that

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@carolyn.sp.79:  to your point,

mediteranian islands combine culture, beaches, and affordability. Majorca ans menorca for instance

 

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