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2-week Honeymoon

Agr313
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2-week Honeymoon

My husband and I are sitting down to plan our honeymoon in Italy. We are spending approximately 1 week in Southern France visiting my family, but will then hop a train or plane to Italy. We will be in Italy approximately 2 weeks-roughly mid-August until the 28th. Our only plan as of right now is to fly Out of Rome on the 28th.... so we must end there and are planning the in between. Any suggestions on routes (how long to stay where), (any particular must-stay hotels/must-eat restaurants, must-see sites)-all appreciated. Also, anything that can be skipped...also helpful.

We are thinking something along the lines of Milan(Lake Como)--Venice--Cinque Terre--Florence--Siena--Rome...

Seems a bit of an aggressive Itinerary, but we are afraid to miss out and are realistic that we may never get back...

Also, any other tips/tricks would be greatly appreciated... We have been reading the "Rick Steves" book that was lent to us by a friend, but we love off-the beaten-path type things too and though we would like to see the major sites, we would also love to explore the "local" gems that only locals can suggest.

Thank you for any help anyone can give.

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CA
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1. Re: 2-week Honeymoon

Stopping at every place on your list, you would be seeing a lot less than with fewer, spending most of your time in transit. That means at least half a day gone every time you move. Better be pessimistic and assume that every travel day is a day wasted.

If Venice is included, and it's so unique it's hard to resist, Easyjet has a short flight from Nice, and that would be a possible first stop. Big crowds.

Use the italian names for cities, check out train schedules on the Trenitalia web site.

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2. Re: 2-week Honeymoon

One "gem" I can recommend is Cortona, which is on the train line between Florence and Rome. You get off at Camucia-Cortona, take a cab up to the Hotel Italia [having asked for room 47], which is right off the main piazza. If there for lunch, have a table reserved at La Bucaccia, where Romano is the very genial and charming host. Dinner by all means at Locanda Al Pozzo Antico. Both are right down the street. This is a rather informal family-run place where you are treated like family. The hotel breakfast has beautiful views over the valley. Then off to Rome.

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