(Closed) Italian Honeymoon is BOOKED!!!

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@msgraphics: This is awesome and I’m so jealous!! DH and I want to plan an Italy trip before we start having kids. Do you mind me asking about how much you anticipate spending overall on the entire trip? (I completely understand if you want to ignore my question – I know it’s personal). I’m just trying to get a gauge of how much more we need to save up.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@msgraphics: Thanks for all of the info! That seems about what I was expecting. I heard it gets too crowded and hot to go during the peak summer season anyway. Off season is the way to go! Have so much fun!!!! I’m pretty jealous!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

We are going to Italy too!! But we are just doing a tour. We aren’t up for exploring a country we don’t speak the language of on our own, yes I am fairly sure many Italians speak English, but signs and such aren’t! We are super stoked. We are off in January. The coldest month… but also got the trip for half what it would be in summer!!

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@msgraphics

 

My husband and I went on our honeymoon last year for two weeks in late November and had a fantastic time.  We stayed in Venice, Florence and Rome. 

Regarding your question about spending 200 a day, it’s a reasonable estimate.  We spent between 100-200 a day which included lunch, dinner and fees for visiting museums/historic sites/etc…  The hotels we stayed included breakfasts which were great. 

We did not have to deal with large crowds and did not wait in line in any of the attractions (vatican, rome colossuem, many basilicas, etc…).  Please be careful as there are people out there who would make claims that the lines are long, therefore, you should purchase tour tickets through them.  They will try to rip you off so if anyone approaches you, just decline and walk pass them. 

We did purchase tickets in advanced online because of the discounts for some of the museums we went to.  If you’re looking to save money, I would suggest you do the same. 

As for the weather there, there were some drizzle of rain here and there in Venice and Florence.  However, in Rome, it rained.  We brought rainboots with us which really helped.  A friend of mine suggested to me because of her own experience in Italy when she traveled in November. Don’t forget to bring umbrellas. 

Also, since the weather is unpredictable, please be prepared for delay flights.  We almost got snowed in while flying back to the US.  We were fortunate enough to get  rerouted but it took us a total of 24 hours of flying to get home to California.  We were just happy to be home after two weeks.  🙂

 

Happy planning! 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yay! I just booked our honeymoon to Italy last week too! We’re so excited to go and it’s only about a month away. We’re going for two weeks as well, and we’ll be visiting Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Capri. We’ve budgeted the same amount as you for our daily spending and the overall cost of the trip, so lets hope it works for both of us!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oooo we’re doing Rome and Sicily. Can’t wait! Am listening to a ‘learn Italian’ CD on my daily commute like a right geek to prepare!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Beautiful and quaint hotels, I love your selections and savy with booking!

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@msgraphics

 

We bought some of the museum tickets here and picked them up at the musuem when we got there.  Make sure you have your proof of purchase and ticket code if you purchase online.   If you are not planning by the day, perhaps buying them over there will be more convenient and will give you the flexiblity you need in case you have a change of plan.

We didn’t have enough time to study the Italian language and did fine.  Most of the people there spoke English so if you don’t know too much Italian you don’t have to worry. I think it may be more useful if you are visiting a non-torist area in Italy.

 

 

 

 

Post # 29
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Worker bee

$200 dollars a day seems like enough (except if you want to do tons of shopping :)).  The best places to eat are the Trattoria, try Buccatino’s in Testacio, so yummy! 

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