(Closed) Italian Honeymoon!

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 16
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Helper bee

Italy isn’t that huge of a country- if you’re taking 2 weeks could you do both? We are take 2 weeks in May-June and doing Venice, Tuscany and the amalfi coast 🙂

Post # 18
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Busy bee

Northern Italy sounds amazing! What about Lake Como? Florence is by far my favorite Italian city, but the Amalfi Coast is gorgeous and so romantic for honeymooning!

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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TheGridMonster :  

agreed: Venice is a series of crowded outdoor shopping alleys that pass over canals. 

Where time is an issue, Florence beats Venice every time. 

I would also add the Italian lakes at the foot of the mountains are spectacular and cool in summer. 

In summary, for a two week trip, I would do

5 days at Amalfi coast (including a day trip to Capri) 

5 days at Florence (Tuscany) 

5 days at a lakeside resort

and then I would say to work that I enjoyed it so much I didn’t realise I used up 15 days instead of 14 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

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lizem :  in 2-ish weeks:

Fly from home to Naples

 -Relax and eat the food on the sea in Amalfi coast for 4 days. See ravello and it’s gardens. Be these people  https://youtu.be/LwzzvEcYA6k

Train Naples-Bologna

 -Walk around a non crowded culturally rich, cosmopolitan city that is known to be one of the best food regions (many of the products we associate with Italian cuisine come from this area). Eat like kings. Go to the Morandi Museum. Tour the oldest university in Europe. Take short bus ride to visit Parma, Modena, etc. 3 days.

Bus Bologna-Cortina 

 -Get your mountain fix, hike, go rustic cabin it up. 4 days. 

Bus-Cortina-Venice

 -Check out Venice for 2 days, go to Burano island, eat fish broth risotto and razor clams at Al Gatto Nero, see st. Mark’s & Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Go on a cichetti crawl in Cannaregio, see the atmospheric Jewish quarter . Drink spritz. 

Fly Venice-Home. 

 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

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lizem :  
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lizem :  Yay!  I’m not sure if you were all that into Venice too or just your Fiance but it’s the closest accessible airport from cortina for your return home anyway so it’s a win-win.  This plan is a bit tight for 2 weeks but it gives you a linear framework to start seeing the possibilities.  If you can stretch those two weeks into two and a half it would be perfect. 

As far as your FI’s desire to walk around and eat, Bologna is hard to beat.  One of my favorite walking cities. Venice is pretty great for that too if you look in the right places. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

The Amalfi coast is my absolute fave place in Italy! Very romantic too, perfect for a wedding/honeymoon xo

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