(Closed) Italian Honeymoon!

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Have you checked if you can ski in June? 

In most of Europe June isn’t skiing season and the slopes are closed. They don’t have enough snow/any snow.

I went to Tuscany and loved it! Very pretty! Also places like Venice, Rome or Florence πŸ™‚

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I could pass on Venice, but I loved Cinque Terre and Tuscany. Florence and Verona were my favorite bigger cities. BUT my all time favorite place in Italy is Cortina up in the Dolomites, so I totally get your desire to go north! Not sure how June would play out for skiing though.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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lizem :  We’ve been engaged for a year and a half and it’s blown by – it will go so so quickly!  Following because future hubs and I are looking at Italy too πŸ™‚ 

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Bumble bee

I have visited these regions in Italy: Puglia, Campania, Lazio, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giuli.

I have not been to those northern mountains but like the pp that it’s my understanding they would offer hiking, not skiing, in the summer. 

My husband and I are kind of the opposite of you and your Fiance.  I like the south and he likes the north. I have a higher appreciation of “dolce far niemte” (sweetness of doing nothing) than him though.  He is more buttoned up than me and likes the structure in the north. And he looooooves the food of Emilia Romagna while the fish, seafood and amazing produce of campania is what I want to eat every day for the rest of my life. 

While you are researching and planning do keep in mind that the main tourist cities (venice, Rome, Florence) will be unbearably crowded during summer break.  If you want to include them, at least try to go while school I still in.  I wouldn’t step foot in any of them in July-August. Also the heat is likely to be miserable.  This applies to the more popular towns in Tuscany and Chianti too.  Crowds and heat don’t bother some as much as other though, so it might not be an issue for you. 

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Bumble bee

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lizem :  makes sense!  The heat is the worst in inland cities and vallies.  If you’re near water or in mountains there is relief.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I vouch for southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast and Napoli are gorgeous, although again in summer it will be busy (doesn’t really matter where you go TBH).

The food is delicious, the lifestyle is just so laid back and dolce far niente… But you can also jam pack stuff in as well – Napoli is a rich, gritty hub of fascinating history, archaeological sites and raw beauty. I loved the they called themselves the Anarchists of Italy 😍😍😍 I think if you want compromise between nothing and activity, this is it – but I’m a little biased!

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Bumble bee

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munchkin1917 :  I feel exactly the same.  This region offers the perfect mix of activity and interest. Plus the stunning beauty, food and vibes. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

The advice I’ve had from locals in Venice and Florence is don’t go in the summer. The heat and the queues are unbearable, and everything is more expensive.

As you’re getting married in March, would you consider going a little earlier? We went to Lake Garda in May a few years ago and had a wonderful time (a few rainy days but we had plenty of time to sunbathe). How long are you planning to be in Italy? Is there anything either of you have on your “must do” list? (This differs depending on what you like to do!)

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Bumble Beekeeper

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lizem :  I’d also consider Lake Como—I’ve never been myself, but am dying to one day!

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