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Honeymoon in July - Southern Italy - Please advise thoughts on...

Honeymoon in July - Southern Italy - Please advise thoughts on...

Nov 1st, 2004, 11:18 AM
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Honeymoon in July - Southern Italy - Please advise thoughts on...

We are looking to travel Southern Italy for our Honeymoon in July. We would like to be on the coast. We are still young and would like a place with nightlife, a bit of history, and beautiful beaches. Can you please recommend some areas to stay/visit and hotels. What are your thoughts on Sardinia? Worth it? I appreciate all opinions, thoughts and responses!
Nov 1st, 2004, 11:31 AM
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Sounds like fun, but any of the best beach locations will be crowded in July. How much time will you have?
I am told that Sardinia has the best beaches, but a combo of Positano and Capri sure is romantic and easier logistics. Do not overlook Taormina Sicily--a magical place.
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Nov 1st, 2004, 11:48 AM
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Thanks Bobthenavigator! We are choosing to go to the Southern part for family reasons. I would love to see the NOrth, but it's just not possible. I just need some help planning the see the best areas for my needs!
Nov 1st, 2004, 02:26 PM
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I do not understand--what is not south?
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Nov 1st, 2004, 02:28 PM
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If beautiful beaches are a priority, the best are in Sardinia. All resorts on the coast, including Positano, Capri and Taormina will be crowded in July. Positano's nightlife isn't all that great--a couple of bars and a disco down by the beach. There are more clubs and nightlife around the Costa Esmeralda. You might also check into Sperlonga which as a nice sandy beach and that stretch of coastline between Gaeta and San Felice di Circeo gets a good deal of nightlife in the summer because many of Rome's clubs and discos move to their "summer location" along that coast.
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Nov 1st, 2004, 06:40 PM
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Bobthenavigator - sorry if I didn't make sense! In an earlier post, you recommended the north -Venice, etc. I just remembered your thoughts...and your current recommendations are greatly appreciated. I never took into consideration Toarmina - I am going to seriously look into it!!!

Grinisa - thank you for the recommendations also! A family member of mine has a condo in Sperlonga. Maybe if I am lucky enough, I can use it for a few days! I didn't know it was that popular.

Next question: Are there any resonable priced hotels at Costa Esmeralda? Any recommendations?
Nov 1st, 2004, 07:49 PM
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Forget it all!!!!!

Just spoke with FH and he perfers to see the history of Italy!!!! Which I believe means northern Italy (Venice, florence, Rome). Also, as many have recommended, the South will be too packed! Now I have to start all over and start researching Nothern regions! Please disregard this whole post! I am soo sorry for the confusion!
Nov 2nd, 2004, 04:33 AM
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You could combine a trip to Rome with a visit to Sicily and have the best of both. However, if you or your FH haven't been to Venice, Florence and Rome, that is where I would recommend starting. We are considering Sicily for next fall and I keep being waylaid with my thoughts of Venice even though I have been there several times and have never been to Sicily.
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Nov 2nd, 2004, 04:42 AM
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It is not just north or south, it is coastal resorts versus art cities. If you do north, be sure to include a lakes destination for your fix on water and natural beauty. Remember, allow at least 3 nites per destination.
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