- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Venice for a honeymoon?
Venice for a honeymoon?
I was in Venice for 5 weeks for summer abroad. Loved it!! Very relaxed since they don’t have cars there. We also did weekends in Rome and Florence by train. At the end of the trip, we took a flight to naples and a bus to Sorrento (Capri is near there). That was amazing!! You may get bored by staying only there the entire time though, I would recommend seeing the other cities. But you could also spend time at Lido beach which is in Venice as well. Just have to take the vaporetto all the way to the end. Can’t beat the food!
Definitely! It’s so romantic — I mean, seriously, riding in a gondola? I doesn’t get more “honeymoon” than that! 🙂 I’d suggest tacking on some time at Lake Como too 🙂
Fiance and I went there when we were boyfriend and girlfriend almost exactly this time last year. It is an EXQUISITE city. So beautiful! We saw a TON of it one day while we were in Italy traveling, so if you want to see some other cities while you are there, you will probably have time to do so, depending on the length of your trip.
Venice is one of my favorite cities! We went backpacking through Eurpore about 5 years ago & I LOVED Venice! Very romantic and would make a great honeymoon!
The gondola is so fun & romantic!! We just loved it!!
I loved Venice, but I was there for a week and I thought it was a bit too long. Maybe do 5 days in Venice and then 5 in another city?
Ah I LOVE Venice, I am a “definitely go there”! I do agree with sloth though, with 10 days, you definitely have enough time to see two cities, and relatively in depth.
The first time I was there with my girlfriends in college, I thought it was one of the most magical cities on earth. Several years later I went there with my ex-husband. It just didn’t feel the same, maybe because the effect had worn off…It felt cramped, touristy and over-priced. I was bored and ready to move on to our next stop on Day 2. I think you will love it if it’s your first time, but I second the suggestion to maybe split the vacation with at least another city. Rome or Florence would be lovely.
I love Venice, but more than a few days is too many. You can easily take the train to other places from there though.
we’re flying to Venice for our honeymoon. Found cheap rates from LaGuardia for $858 pp roundtrip. We’re also taking a cruise around Greece leaving from Venice. Can’t wait – your pictures make me wish it was sooner rather than later! We’re not even leaving until 3 weeks after the wedding!
I studied abroad in Florence and absolutely loved it. Only got to spend about 2 days in Venice, and was highly disappointed that I missed out on such a beautiful city. It’s in my top 5 as far as where I’d like to honeymoon. I do agree with others…. if you have 10 days, you should definitely spend 5 in Venice and perhaps 5 somewhere else. I’m partial to Florence, but Rome was also nice, and Capri is very relaxing.
It’s definately touristy and not the cleanest of places…but if it’s your first visit it’s a must see! A week is definately too long…I have usually gone for 3-5 days max….I also agree that adding Como and maybe Verona would be nice.
I agree with the above posts, Venice is romantic, mysterious and amazing, but small. You can really enjoy the Venice experience in 3-4 days and then I would recommend going to another city for the latter part. You could always rent a car after Venice and drive thru the countryside and then up the Amalfi coast.
Thanks for all the good advice!
The last time I was in Venice, I was 20, with my girlfriend, on a Eurorail/ backpack trip and staying in a Youth Hostel. We had to share a mattress on the floor in a dormitory room with ten girls from Eastern Europe (who stole our toiletries while we slept in!). Also it was August, so it was crowded, hot and a little smelly in the city.
I thought it would be fun to return to Venice in May and “in style” this time and stay in a super-posh hotel for a few days. Sounds like you all think we should check out another city after that, so I will look into it. We have been to Italy together before, but only in the South.
Any recommendations on hotels in Venice?
Just found a cruise that goes from Venice to Croatia (Dalmatian Coast) for a week – has anyone done this? It would work perfectly for us time-wise, after a few spending a days in Venice, but Fiance is not sold on Eastern Mediterranean (as opposed to heading west to Monte Carlo…)
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