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Sep 2nd, 2013, 02:53 PM
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Italian Honeymoon

Hello!
My fiance and I are planning a late October honeymoon to Italy for two weeks. We're incredibly excited however we're feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to solidifying our destinations and the time we want to spend in each. We are both quite active- we enjoy a lot of walking, biking, hiking, etc. We both appreciate history (museums, sight seeing, tours etc.) but also enjoy night life and consider ourselves foodies (we enjoy nice cafes, dinners out, etc). We will be spending a total of two weeks in Italy.
Our initial itinerary consisted of:
3 nights in Venice
3 nights in Tuscany
3 nights in Florence
3 nights in Rome

We're still unsure as to what is the "optimal" amount of time to spend in each destination. Should we stick with our current 3 day plan or adjust it? Should we spend only 2 nights in either Venice or Florence so that we could spend 4 nights in Rome? Should we consider a detour to Cinque Terre or the Amalfi Coast (would these destinations even be good in late October?) and if so, between what cities should we plan these detours? What destinations should we consider for day trips in smaller areas such as Tuscany?

Also if anyone has an opinion on the Boscolo vs. the Flora in Rome (both are Marriott properties) any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Any insight, advice, experience or guidance that could help ensure that these two lovebirds are planning the most romantic trip of our lives would be greatly appreciated. We just want to make sure we're maximizing our time in each city.
Ciao!
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Sep 2nd, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Stay with your 4 destinations, but get to Florence by noon that day and plan for 2 nites there---Rome demands more time.
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Sep 2nd, 2013, 05:32 PM
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I'm confused - you say 2 weeks - but you list only 12 nights. If you leave on a Friday night and return on a Sunday you should be able to get more nights than that.

And IMHO you need at least 4 nights in Rome and could use more everywhere. Do no try to add more places - you already have hte max for so few days.
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Sep 2nd, 2013, 06:45 PM
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"3 nights in Tuscany"

Where? And how will you be traveling around?
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