(Closed) Italy- Ideas/Suggestions

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Not going for honeymoon but I’ve been there. Loved florence! If you’re going to the coast I really liked Sorrento and Capri. Capri has these grottos that you can take a canoe into… unbelievable!


also… so jealous that italy is a DRIVE away for you. Americans really get the short end of the traveling stick 🙂

Post # 4
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We got married and honeymooned in Italy…it was amazing! If you are driving from Florence to Rome you will drive very near where we got married. You can see it here at http://www.titignano.com/gb/index.html It is an old castle that has been turned into an agriturismo. You can spend the night there and have dinner. They have Michelin rated food…every evening is at least 5 courses and soooo delicious.

As for the honeymoon we went to Ponza. It is an island of the coast near Rome. It is known as the “insider’s Capri”. http://www.ponza.it/fotografie/11.asp We stayed at Grand Hotel Santa Domitilla (http://www.santadomitilla.com/default.asp?lang=2) You can rent a boat and go out everyday to the various coves and islands…go snorkeling and scuba diving and there are some amazing restaurants on the island. If you want more details PM.


Post # 5
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Venice is a city you can easily see in a day. It is one of the most unique places I have ever been. I highly recommend taking a day to visit!

Post # 6
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was just there in June and it was AMAZING.

Florence is a don’t miss. No question. I also recommend driving the Chianti Road between Florence and Siena. Beautiful. If you like softer red wines than Chianti, hit up Montalcino and Montalpuciano. Personally I thought Lucca and Pisa were fine, but I wish I had spent more time in Florence instead.

Rome is wonderful. Make sure to get the Roma Pass and reserve your Vatican tickets/time in advance to skip lines. Any good guide book will explain further about these things and the best times to show up.

Get a guide book (actually, get several – I liked the Rick Steves and Lonely Planet combination), especially for Rome, and use it (you’ll miss a lot in Rome and Florence without a guide book close at hand – history is everywhere). Anthony Bourdain just did an episode on Rome so check out his travel tips for great restaraunt.  

Watch out for tour guides hawking tours in the streets of Rome. Some are legit, but some can really screw you. And don’t take pictures of the guys dressed as Gladiators unless you’re prepared for them to come after you for $$.

Have an amazing time. Bring your computer to download pictures because you’ll fill your memory card up incredibly fast. I was just there and I’m already incredibly jealous of your trip.

Post # 7
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My folks lived in Italy for 2 year and I visited a LOT.  They lived near Naples, and we also visited Venice and Rome.  Lemme know if you have any q’s w/ a PM.

Post # 8
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

While you’re in Tuscany, if you can, I would highly recommend a drive over to Cinque Terre, along the northwest coast of Italy.  It is a beautiful region of gorgeous little villages with an authentic Italian feel (not too overrun with tourists I mean).  It really is amazing!  Florence, Rome – both amazing as well.  I haven’t been down the Amalfi Coast but Italy is so amazing that I don’t think you can go wrong there! 

I’m so jealous – I used to live in the UK and traveled ALL the time.  I miss it!!!

Post # 9
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have been to Rome and the Amalfi Coast.  Rome is great for sight-seeing, but the Amalfi Coast is just heaven.  The good news is you can’t go wrong with Italy!

Post # 10
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You must visit Cinque Terre. Utterly romantic. It will steal your heart. 


When we visited this was our itinerary: 

1. flew into Venice. Stayed 2 days. Would have maybe stayed 1 more. I loved it. 

2. Rented a car, drove to Cinque Terre. Stayed 2 days, and it rained. Would love love to go back. so amazing. 

3. Drove to Florence. 3 days (1 for a wedding of a friend)

4. Drove to Piza. Stayed the afternoon. It was really really touristy and cool but it was just weird w/ how many street vendors there were. It felt like a carnival. 

5. Drove to Rome. Stayed 4 days. This was a good length to see a good portion of Rome. 

Post # 11
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

didn’t honeymoon there but visited, and want to go back! i definitely loved sorrento and the island of capri. such beautiful water! Pompeii was pretty neat but not romantic…except the explicit pictures in the brothels…lol

Post # 12
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are taking a mediterranean cruise for our honeymoon, which saves us the trouble of packing and unpacking every night.  Here’s where we are stopping:


Amalfi Coast/Pompeii/Capri





Back to Rome

Post # 13
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Restaurant in Burlington

Didn’t go for our honeymoon, but are heading to Italy in a few weeks for our 3rd year wedding anniversary.  We’re flying into Milan, heading up to Bellagio in Lake Como, then to Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre and Rome.  Really looking forward to it and would highly recommend seeing some city and some countryside to get a balanced look at the country.  Have fun!!

Post # 15
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

As part of our Honeymoon we are going to Rome then taking the train into Cinque Terre.

We were torned between Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre. I googled the two and there are actually many comparisons out there. One blogger compared it to shopping. Amalfi Coast is Bloomingdales and CT is Kohls. HHAHAHA. We are def more Kohls. But Amalfi Coast is definitely on our travel list for another time. 🙂

IF you do CT I recommend A Casa 5 Terre for private rentals. Very highly reviewed on TripAdvisor. We’ve got a studio apt with a sea view in Riomaggiore for 65 Euro/nt for both of us.

Def agree about getting country in on your visit! Every where we are going we are planning to take a day trip out of the city.

When will you be in CT and Rome? We are leaving in 2 weeks! We will be in CT & Rome at the end of Sept.

Post # 16
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We vacay in Italy through Costco.  It was great.  Started from Rome (3 nt), Florence (2 nt), then Venice (3 nt). 

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