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North or South of Italy for honeymoon in mid August-September

North or South of Italy for honeymoon in mid August-September

Mar 16th, 2012, 03:25 AM
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First congrats my wife and Ilove Italy go there a lot. aa.com into Milan usually works out cheapest for us. Train seat61.com/italy to cinqueterre.com www.metropole.it our fav there. Train on to Rome Florence Venice-tourism.com we love the
bauervenezia.com for a splurge there. booking.com other great lodgings at discounts. eurocheapo.com budget tips. Have done the train to Barcelona expensive long slog way cheaper to Fly RT MXP(Milan) just do Italy.

Happy Trails!
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Mar 16th, 2012, 03:29 AM
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vueling.com usually best to Barcelona if you must
which I would not too much cramming.South Italy poorer
crowded hot Aug/Sept Naples smells ripe then avoid.
PM if needed.

Good luck!
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Mar 16th, 2012, 03:33 AM
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Thanks for that correction. I should tape it to my forehead because I've made that mistake before. I notice that some ferries leave at 1pm in the afternoon in August 2012 and some leave at 11pm. I'd probably think it worth it to spend 2 nights in le Cinque Terre and one at sea, leaving Genoa at 1pm and arriving in Barcelona at 10am the next morning, and saving myself a hotel bill in the process, but maybe not. Sardegna is closer and more appealing to me.

Bigger problem may be that the ferries to Barcelona don't leave every day.

There might be summer flights from Pisa as well as Genoa to Barcelona.
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Mar 16th, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Thank you all for the advice & tips. Sounds like mid Aug to Sep is extremely hot and crowded in Italy.

When should we go then if that time of the year is not ideal? I guess we can go for our honeymoon a little later

Thanks for the tip to ferry from Genoa to Barcelona. And we may even consider the flight, we'll see. At first, I thought there's only train from Milan to Barcelona.
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Mar 16th, 2012, 11:04 AM
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If you keep to the same destinations, you are likely to have much more pleasant weather in the last weeks of April, the beginning of May. Autumn is a very nice time to be in Italy, but toward the end of October the rains can really start to set in. If you very much want to swim, then June begins to be warm enough and summer lingers to the beginning of October.

Unfortunately, even at that those times you'll face significant crowds in Rome, Florence and Venice at the tourist sights, but to escape that, only the last 3 weeks of January are a guarantee of having these places almost to yourselves -- and then of course it is miserable to be in Lago di Como or there is certainly no suntanning in the Amalfi or le Cinque Terre.

The absolute worst time is the August holiday -- the last two weeks of August. This is when all of Italy and most of Europe goes on vacation, so you get mobs, maximum expense, and it is stinking hot to boot.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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thanks Zeppole! I guess mid Sep to Oct (20 day) will be best, to avoid the Fall rains at end of October.
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