Honeymoon in Italy Without Breaking The Bank

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With so many romantic sights to see, wonderful places to explore and fantastic foods and drinks, Italy is one of the world's top honeymoon destinations. Find out more how to enjoy Italy on your honeymoon without breaking the bank.

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Honeymoon in Italy Without Breaking The Bank

  1. 1. Honeymoon in Italy Without Breaking the Bank The trip of a lifetime…
  2. 2. A honeymoon in Italy has it all. Cities filled with ancient treasures and contemporary art, cozy wine bars for late night canoodling and panoramic vistas for the perfect romantic photograph.
  3. 3. Hop on a train and in a few hours you can be sipping limoncello on the Amalfi Coast, exploring the tiny streets of an Umbrian hill town or in a vineyard in the Tuscan hills.
  4. 4. When to Go
  5. 5. The summer months are guaranteed to be sunny, but also crowded and hot. It is also the most expensive time of the year to visit Italy.
  6. 6. Summer lingers in Italy often into October. Popular beach destinations will be markedly less crowded in September.
  7. 7. Plan your trip in the spring for flower-filled parks and elaborate Easter celebrations.
  8. 8. In the winter months, you will likely have whole rooms in museums to yourself. Gallery at the Vatican Museum in the Vatican City
  9. 9. For a romantic evening, sit in front of a roaring fire while sipping wine from the vineyards that you can see from your room.
  10. 10. Where to Stay
  11. 11. In the Italian hotel star system, stars are granted for services offered, not quality of an establishment.
  12. 12. If you are traveling outside of the hottest summer months, you do not need a place with air conditioning. Pack light and elevator may not be needed.
  13. 13. In the countryside stay at an agriturismo, which is a working farm with accommodation.
  14. 14. Agriturismo’s often have restaurants serving food made with products from the farm.
  15. 15. What to See
  16. 16. So many of Italy’s treasures are free. Go to churches for some of the most extraordinary works of art. Basilica di San Marco in Venice
  17. 17. In Rome, seek out works by the painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini that are scattered all over town. Castel Sant’Angelo
  18. 18. Sit on the famous Spanish Steps and watch the world go by.
  19. 19. Find a shady spot for a picnic in the tranquil, leafy Villa Borghese.
  20. 20. In Florence, the Loggia di Lanzi in the Piazza della Signoria has Renaissance and ancient Roman sculptures.
  21. 21. Cross the Arno river, stopping for a romantic kiss with a view on the Ponte Vecchio.
  22. 22. Head to the Piazzale Michelangelo for a breathtaking view of the city and the nearby countryside.
  23. 23. Venice is like being inside a painting. The tiny alleys, called calle, and hundreds of small bridges spanning the canals are made for leisurely wandering with no real destination.
  24. 24. Instead of a Gondola ride take a traghetto at €12 per person, a gondola piloted by a gondolier wearing the traditional stripy sweater and will be based on the amount of people.
  25. 25. When in Capri near the Amalfi Coast, the flower-filled Gardens of Augustus have one of the best views of the famous Faraglioni rocks with an entrance fee of €1 per person.
  26. 26. Meander down the serpentine via Krupp to the pebbly free beach at the Marina Piccolo.
  27. 27. What to Eat
  28. 28. For your morning cappuccino and afternoon espresso, standing up at the bar is usually half the price than sitting down at a table.
  29. 29. If you would like to sit down, the main piazzas are always exponentially more expensive than a simple bar around the corner. Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome
  30. 30. The days of a full Italian multi-course meal are becoming more and more rare. A plate of pasta and a glass of house wine for lunch is perfectly normal.
  31. 31. Pizza for dinner is another authentic Italian experience.
  32. 32. Gelato is a sweet treat that costs no more than a few euros for even the largest scoop, and remember it is encouraged to try at least two flavors.
  33. 33. For more information about travel to Italy, visit our website www.touritalynow.com or call our travel experts at 800.955.4418.

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