(Closed) Italy in early December?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Honestly, the weather is not that nice (fairly cold and rainy) in December, and I think you’d truly be missing out. Not that you wouldn’t have fun!!! But a lot of what Italy is so popular for is the sunny Tuscan villages, and the laid-back beaches on both coastlines (Cinque Terre, Amalfi, etc.). I’m guessing that you already get plenty of sun since you live in California 🙂 But if you’re traveling all the way to Italy, it would be so worth it to see the some of the beach towns and countryside in all their spring or summer glory. (Or if y’all are big travelers you could always go back another year during the summer!)

Buttt if you’re interested in sticking to the cities, Rome and Venice would still be fun in December, and I think they’re super romantic honeymoon destinations. I would also recommend Florence (you can’t miss Rome or Venice, but Florence is also a gem and not to be missed!), Milan, and actually Verona which is near enough to Venice that you could easily do it in a day trip. All of those cities are very unique and different, and it depends on what you’re interested in and how active/adventurous you plan on being on your honeymoon.

How many days are y’all planning on honeymooning?

Post # 4
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I lived in Rome during one winter. For DC I was nicely surprised by the slightly warmer winter temps, but coming from California you might be disappointed by the cold. (Although I guess it depends on where in CA you are.)

Seeing as how it’s a city though there is TONS to do and if you plan on spending your time eating and touring museums the weather won’t really be “bad” (but it won’t be ideal either).

I can’t imagine doing Venice in the winter though. That’s a place where most of the draw is walking next to the canals and eating outside. 

Post # 5
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hi! I live very near Italy (South of Switzerland) and know this beautiful country quite well. It’s not gonna be hot and sunny in December, on the contrary it might be cold. It actually depends on what you wanna do there though. If you want to visit cities of art (Rome, Florence,….) cold weather shouldn’t be a big problem, but if you want enjoy the sea, the Tuscan countryside,…then you should go between april and october.

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