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Trying to finalize our honeymoon Itinerary: Amalfi Coast, Rome, Tuscany, Venice

Trying to finalize our honeymoon Itinerary: Amalfi Coast, Rome, Tuscany, Venice

Old Feb 13th, 2006, 10:11 AM
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Trying to finalize our honeymoon Itinerary: Amalfi Coast, Rome, Tuscany, Venice

So far here is a rough draft.

3 days seaside - quiet countryside ( A.C.)
3 days Rome - city life
3 days Montebenichi - quiet countryside
2 days Montalcino - quiet countryside
2 days Venice - city life

Anyone that has done a trip like this do you think this is TOO much countryside and we should take off Montalcino and add Florence. I realize there are going to be many opinions city vs countryside but am still curious.

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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 10:16 AM
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Hi-I think your itinerary sounds great. On my first trip to Europe I spent way too much time in big cities so now when I go I balance city time out with plenty of country time-you just get such a different feel for the country you are in, you might have more encounters with the locals and will enjoy the relaxed pace of life. Granted, if you and your significant other love nightlife and the big cities you might prefer more time there but I don't think you can go wrong spending a lot of time in the Italian countryside!
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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Two days in Venice is not really enough, particularly since you won't get there before 1:00 p.m. at the earliest on your first day.

I would leave out Montalcino and add a day each to Rome and Venice.

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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Thank you for your responses....

Eloise~
I was wondering that myself. It will be about a 4 1/2 drive to Venice. We are looking for a place to stop half way for lunch but know we won't arrive in Venice until the afternoon which will leave us the remander of that day plus one more full day in Venice. I am going to look into taking away Montalcino.
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 10:37 AM
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I agree with Eloise. Also consider the 'city life' in Rome is much different than Venice. venice is much more relaxed, it's a great place to wander, explore and relax. Rome is full of life, activity and lots of site-seeing. If you've never been to Rome, I would consider adding at least a day. Consider travel time, settling into hotels, etc. when planning your days. At the very minimum, Rome deserves at least 3 full days.

ALso go for an openjaw air ticket (fly into Rome, or maybe Naples to go to AC, then out of Venice).
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 10:41 AM
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Here is another thought
3 days AC
3 days Rome
5 days Tuscany region
3 days Venice
We are flying into Rome and out of Venice.
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 11:13 AM
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This is looking good. I'm assuming you will stay in 1 place in Tuscany and take day trips. You'll be glad you added the day to Venice.

I personally like the hustle and bustle of city life and would want more time in Rome, but if you prefer the slower pace of the smaller cities and towns, that's fine too.


What time of the year will this trip be?
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 11:28 AM
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Depending on where you are in Tuscany, you can easily do a day trip to Florence. We stayed outside of Siena for a week and spent one full day in Florence. Sure, you can't see everything, but you can visit the city and enjoy some of the sights.

Looking at your itinerary I would consider adding a day to Rome, and doing 2 nights in Venice, but that is just IMO. I love Rome and find that 3 days would just not be enough, but of course 3 days is certainly better than nothing! Enjoy your trip!
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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We are going to be there the first two weeks in October.

As of now this is what our trip looks like
3 nights Amalfi Coast ( 1 hotel)
3 nights Rome ( 1 hotel)
3 nights montebenichi ( 1 hotel)
2 nights Montalcino ( 1 hotel)
2 nights Venice ( 1 hotel)

Thoughts?
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I like the 4 destination scenario much better---give Tuscany 5 days.
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