Honeymoon in Italy
Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice
We had the pleasure of spending our honeymoon in Italy. March was a great time to visit Italy. Since it was shoulder season, we got to avoid the crowds and get the authentic Italian experience. The weather was cool and pleasant, and tended to get chillier at night. We bought a package deal that included flights, hotels + breakast, trains, and airport pick up/drop off. We started in Rome, then traveled through Florence, Pisa to finish off our trip in ultra-romantic Venice. Keep reading for a quick look at our itinerary. For detailed information about each of these destinations, stay tuned for my next set of blog posts.
Rome – 4 nights
Rome is one of our most favorite cities. It holds so much rich history and charm. It's incredible to see how ancient history and modern day life combine in Rome. Because of this, walking around this city is a surreal experience. You can still see ancient aqueduct walls standing around Rome in addition to the newer buildings. Price-wise, Rome was very reasonable. You could get a wonderful 3 course meal with wine for about $15 a person.
Things to See and Do
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trestevere, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, The Vatican, Sistine Chapel, The Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza Santa Maria, Walking all around
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Florence – 3 nights
We took the high-speed train from Rome to get to Florence. Florence had a completely different vibe from Rome. It was still a big city, but smaller than Rome. The weather was a little cooler as well. At the center of the city and seen from almost anywhere stood the Duomo, which is an important attraction in this city. There are numerous art museums containing works from highly-famed artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and more. Unfortunately, we were too "museumed out" from our 3 hour tour of The Vatican the day before so we were wary of stepping into a museum again. However, we were able to see other beautiful places and truly enjoy Florence. Our only complaint with our trip there was that it was just too crowded. Florence was also the most expensive when compared to Rome, Pisa, and Venice.
Things to See and Do
Ponte Vecchio, Basilica Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Vecchio, Climb the duomo, Piazza de Michelangelo
Day Trip To Pisa
During one of our days in Florence, we took the train to see Pisa. It was about an hour away. We went early and were even able to get a ticket to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
For a more information, check out my detailed blog post about Florence + Pisa! Coming Soon!
Venice – 3 nights
We arrived via high-speed train to Venice then took a water taxi to our hotel. Venice is the most romantic city we've ever visited. It was so wonderful to be there during our honeymoon. There are no cars there. The only modes of transportation we saw were on foot or by boat. It's so easy yet fun to get lost there. Whether you're on your honeymoon, or just traveling thought, I would highly recommend visiting Venice. There are many famous museums here but, we didn't get a chance to visit any. We opted instead, to watch an opera at the theater La Fenice. We got lost in Venice many times but had an amazing time stumbling upon the different sights, sounds, and cuisine.
Things to See and Do:
St. Marks Basilica, Gondola ride, Rialto bridge, Walk around town, Take a day trip to Burano/Murano, Watch an opera at the Theatre la Fenice, Watch the sunset, Go to the park
For a more detailed itinerary, check out my blog post focusing on Venice! Coming Soon!