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2 Week Honeymoon-Sept 2016-Italy/Spain

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We are in the early stages of trying to plan a honeymoon and we are thinking Europe might be the way to go for us. We are from the US so we have taken more all inclusive or beach vacations (Caribbean, Hawaii, Costa Rica etc..) in the past and we are looking to a change of pace. We are looking for a good mixture of adventure/excitement and relaxation as well as city life, quite countryside/vineyards and beach/water activity (boat tours or kayaking) areas. I have just started in doing some research and I was hoping to get some additional insight, suggestions and information.

A little about us...We love exploring new places! We enjoy shows, music, entertainment, sporting events (a premier futbol game is a MUST) and experiencing new cultures. We love dining outside and taking in the beauty of the place around us. We are not the couple that wants to hit monuments or be an a museums ALL day but we prob. would enjoy visiting a few (but it wouldnt ruin our trip if we missed them). I feel like there is some much history in everyday living in Europe. We also like finding places that are little holes in the wall...those always seem to be the BEST!

I have a friend that says Barcelona is very unique and so much fun (Its her favorite place!! She says its a MUST!) Madrid necessary to visit?!? I really want to take my fiance to a futbol game. He is a HUGE soccer fan. So I figured the Spain part of the trip would be more the upbeat, entertainment, music/dancing part of the trip and Italy would be more the relaxed romantic part. I really want to spend a few days in Tuscany (or somewhere else) - doing wine tours, cooking classes and just having more down time together and taking in the town/countryside. I have heard that Sardinia is Amazing. Capri/Amalfi Coast is a must see and its even better by boat. Is Florence a must see??

We know we have about 12-13 full days (taking into account travel time) in Europe and we do not want to feel rushed all the time but we do want to have different experiences and see multiple different places. What are you thoughts? Places to add? Places to cut? Should we just do Spain or Italy if you think travel between the two takes too long for the days we have? Weather normally nice in Mid-Sept?

*I have been to Rome and Venice. I would not go back to Rome for this trip - too much history and how can you not want to see all of it when you are there. Venice was one of the most unique and beautiful places I have ever been. I really loved it but I do not feel like I would 'have' to go back on this trip if it did not fit logistic wise.

Thanks so much in advance for you help/suggestions!!! I have never done a forum before so I hope I gave enough information! :)

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