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Old Aug 31st, 2005, 08:08 AM
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Planning a honeymoon to Italy need advice

My fiance and I are looking into out "Italian options" right now and could use some advice.

We are traveling in mid-March, looking into Rome and Venice or Amalfi Coast. We're concerned about the weather in Venice at that time which makes the Amalfi Coast more attractive. Is it wise to spend all your time in one, two, three towns? Has anyone stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano?

Aside from the usual honeymoon activity, we really want to walk and explore, shop, eat, etc. We're not interested in alot of time on guided tours. We want to keep it relaxed and slow, but still absorb the local culture.

Any feedback on the weather in Venice or the Amalfi in mid-March would be great. Suggestions on how to do the Amalfi, hotels and essential towns would be great. If there is a more fitting honeymoon spot in Italy based on my description please let me know.

Thanks so much.


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Old Aug 31st, 2005, 10:47 AM
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The Amalfi Coast is primarily summer resorts - and March is definitly not the best time to be there. Unless it's after easter many thing will still be closed, or on shortened hours - its definitley too cold for the beach/swimming and sometimes the ferries don;t run because of bad weather - making Capri unreachable.

Venice would be a much better choice for March - it will be springlike - not winter cold - and since a lot of what you do is indoors a rainy day or two will be much less of a problem.
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Old Aug 31st, 2005, 10:53 AM
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Hi d,

>looking into Rome and Venice or Amalfi Coast.<

Do you mean Rome and either V or AC?

I agree, mid-late March is early for the AC.

>Is it wise to spend all your time in one, two, three towns?<

How long a visit?

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Old Aug 31st, 2005, 11:07 AM
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We're planning on 7 nights wherever we go. And we're considereing Rome and Venice together or just Venice.

It seems AC is not a good option. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.


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We were in Italy first two weeks of April this year. Had HORRIBLE weather in Venice. Almost ruined my feeling for the town. Had such high expectations for a glorious time and the weather just sucked. Cold, windy and rainy.

Luck of the draw because we had great weather at the other cities we visited. Met a couple in Rome (started out there) who had been in Venice the previous week and they had great weather. Had great weather in Rome!

Since Venice is further north (and I don't know where you are from) plan on typical Midwest March weather and be happy if you get more. I wore long sleeve shirts, a light rain coat and scarf and was sometimes still cold. If you plan your wardrobe better than I did, I think you could really enjoy Venice in March or April.

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Old Aug 31st, 2005, 12:42 PM
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Hi druss9499
>We're planning on 7 nights wherever we go. And we're considereing Rome and Venice together or just Venice.<

Seven nights in Venice is second only to 7 nights in Paris for a honeymoon.

You might want to consider:
Fly into Venice - 4 nights.
Train to Florence - 3 nights.
Fly home from Florence (FLR) or Pisa (PSA)


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I much preferred Rome and Florence over Venice. I'd go with 4 in Rome and 3 in Florence or all 7 in Rome. Both will be warmer than Venice and more conducive to walking and exploring. Just my opinion, of course.
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Old Aug 31st, 2005, 01:07 PM
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>I much preferred Rome and Florence over Venice.<

At least we agree on Florence.

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