Honeymoon In Italy - Itinerary Help?

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Dec 15th, 2017, 08:54 AM
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Honeymoon In Italy - Itinerary Help?

This will be our first trip to Italy. We prefer the smaller towns and the coastal feel to the big cities, although we understand some of the big city tourist stuff is a must. We will have two weeks, most likely at the end of April 2019.

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Dec 15th, 2017, 09:00 AM
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Your inquiry is too broad. You should read some guidebooks, watch some YouTube videos or travel programs on TV to narrow down what interests you. You have lots of time to think about what you want to see and do.

FYI, in 2019, Easter will be on April 21st. Also, April 25th is a national holiday in Italy.
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Dec 15th, 2017, 09:33 AM
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Nothing, not even famous big cities, is a must.
Things that interest you are the musts!
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Dec 15th, 2017, 09:54 AM
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Italy has two big islands and loads of small ones, I'd start by reading up on sicily
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Dec 15th, 2017, 10:03 AM
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No musts!
And you can do both (big deal cultural city plus small or coastal town), you just can't do it ALL.
Continue your research, and then come back when a fuzzy plan is starting to take shape.
A couple suggestions that I think would make for good two week trips in April:
Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi coast
Sicily
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Dec 15th, 2017, 10:05 AM
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Just north of Capri is a little island with termal spas, might be nice
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Dec 15th, 2017, 10:19 AM
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Rome and Venice and Florence would be musts IMO but need not spend lots of time to see the 'musts' in the musts. You may want to add Amalfi for seaside beauty and relaxing - in April still not mobbed.

Trains are best for cities where cars are even banned from centers. Maybe take trains Venice-Rome (maybe skip Florence given your interests and time) and rent a car for rural areas (though useless on Amalfi Coast where ferries are neat and local buses) - anyway for lots on trains check www.trenitalia.com; www.budgeteuropetravel.com and www.ricksteves.com. Book tickets yourselves online and nab discounts if book early enough to get those limited in number discounted tickets.

Another option Venice-Florence and then rent car for driving around Tuscany and coast and return in city outside of Rome like Orvieto.
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Dec 15th, 2017, 11:24 AM
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If you have more than a flying visit to Rome, Florence, and Venice, you'll have little time for the seacoast and small towns that you say you prefer. I would choose one of those cities for this visit and spend the rest of your time on the vacation you're dreaming of.

And I agree that a guidebook would be helpful in making a decision. The DK Eyewitness guidebook to Italy is one good guide. It has lots of photos to help you make a choice. It's really better for planning a trip, though, than for relying on while you're traveling.
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Dec 15th, 2017, 11:36 AM
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If that "little island" is Ischia, it's a lot bigger than Capri.
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Dec 15th, 2017, 11:43 AM
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Ischia is also as interesting as Capri and has a lot less foreign tourists. I spent a day on each and actually preferred Ischia.
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