Post # 1
i’m finishing up school and only time that my fiance and i can make time for our honeymoon after wedding will be beginning of december, for about 10 days.
we are in australia and therefore we have seen plenty of beaches. we much prefer to go to somewhere where we can soak up bit of everything (cultural stuff/food/nightlife/shopping/spa etc) rather than just chilling on the beach for a week.
for those of you who are familar with italy – would it be really that bad (some people told me so that it’s increadibly freezing and that everything closes at 5pm, blah blah) or does italy still have lot to offer during winter time?
we were also thinking of japan (akita area where it’s famous for spa/amazing winter scenery) -although radiation risk do scare me hence why i’m undecided.
any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
Post # 3
I am not sure about Italy but I think Puerto Rico and Thailand are awesome places to go in December. The weather is warm and both places have a ton of cultural activities and nightlife. Also, if you don’t mind freezing temps, Iceland would have everything you are looking for
Post # 4
My favorite city in the world is Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s a big city, there is so much to see and do (and eat!) there, and it will be summer as well.
Post # 5
We were in Italy in the off tourist season after Christmas and while some stuff that is mainly tourist driven and a little.more off the main paths like little towns on amafi coast and Capri were closed, there was still plenty to see. The only place that was miserable was Venice, it rained on us there and it didn’t live up to the hype for me. Its just kind of an old dirty city that is too expensive for people to maintain well. Rome, Florence, Sorrento and Tuscany were still amazing and most stuff was open. No, we didn’t get to see the vineyard and sunflower fields in full bloom but I still loved it. Also, lots of the towns will be decorated for Christmas in December and it was pretty! But you will want a coat, we were on a tour and bless her heart, one of the ladies from Australia had all summer clothes and ended up spending $500 on a leather coat in Florence because it was actually winter. But I’m a Texas girl and with my coat and pants was never too cold. I think one day it was 30 and that was as bad as it got, mostly 40-50s (f).
Post # 6
I spent the month of January in Rome several years ago and it was great! Not too crowded, everything was open (restaurants don’t even open until 8, 5:00is nothing), and the weather wasn’t bad. I had a wool coat and a light jacket, and i was glad for both because the temperatures fluctuated quite a bit.
We also went to Florence, Assisi, and Pompeii, and it was all really wonderful. I adore Italy with all my hear and I wish we could go there on our Honeymoon, but it will be in August, and I don’t want to be there for broiling sun and hoardes of tourists!