May 21, 2018 at 8:03 am #323
Im getting married after 30 years together, yes call us rash impulsive love birds.
Plan a, is Venice for 3 nights 5*, then hire a camper van and go off to the Dollies for a few days walking.
However I hear Venice stinks, is busy and full of mossies in August. Is this true and can anyone think of somewhere else. Want a bit of Romance.
May 21, 2018 at 8:03 am #324jaz21 Posts
Italian Lakes for romance, surely?
May 21, 2018 at 8:05 am #328Suee10 Posts
Up Como way? Yes! Venice is a tourist $%& hole.
We used have a few weeks for a few years, early summer, in a villa in the Tuscanan hills between Pisa and Firenze, for free.
the BiL was caretaker for an Aussie artist there. That was cool
Where’s it all gone wrong?
May 21, 2018 at 8:03 am #325milly8910 Posts
Sardina is lovely
May 21, 2018 at 8:04 am #326keith9 Posts
Venice is nice, but it does smell a bit and is a bit of a tourist rip off. I think Rome is better value, if you haven’t done it before. The Vatican museum (book the special evening entry) is amazing and the quantity of roman buildings and things like the catacombs are really interesting. 2-3 days there would be fine, and then escape to the country!
Of course if you want to buy posh glass, go in a gondola and look out over the lagoon with Procecco in ones hand – Venice is the place. If you take the road from Venice up to the mountains your could consider stopping in Padua to see the Scrovegni Chapel (Giotto).
May 21, 2018 at 8:04 am #327amyway9 Posts
Barnsley; fish supper followed by a walk on’t moors.
May 21, 2018 at 8:06 am #329burton23 Posts
I’m getting married in August and have planned a European Honeymoon, although we set off on 1st September.
We are travelling to Paris by train, with lunch in London on the way. Couple of days in Paris, then train to Barcelona. A favourite place we go to every year. Four days in Barcelona, then a ferry to Ibiza. Five nights in the north of Ibiza, then fly home.
May 21, 2018 at 8:06 am #330housemouse10 Posts
Siena? Lovely spot and not as manic as other Tuscan venues.
May 21, 2018 at 8:07 am #331nab22 Posts
If you’re combining with the Dolomites, then I agree with others that the Italian Lakes sounds like a good option, maybe combined with Verona.
I’ve only been to Garda, which I think is the busiest of the lakes, but still beautiful. Don’t know the best resort on the lake, but Sirmione is very picturesque. Opera in the arena in Verona may or may not appeal. The classic show is always Aida, but they do 2 or 3 operas throughout the summer.
I liked Venice, but I went in March, and I went nearly 20 years ago, so no idea what August will be like.
May 21, 2018 at 8:10 am #336
Thats sounding neat. Verona, Romeo and Juliet. I have heard the opera there is something else. Thanks.
May 21, 2018 at 8:10 am #337nab22 Posts
Yes, there is a Juliet’s balcony in Verona, but can’t remember the back story to it.
The opera is an amazing location (but take a cushion). I saw Aida, which is the classic for Verona, but I think some of the other operas are more accessible. They’ve got Carmen this year, which is one of the best if, like me, your main knowledge of opera tunes comes from the adverts.
May 21, 2018 at 8:07 am #332nikky4 Posts
We went to Dubrovnik for our honeymoon (a year ago next week, as it happens), and fell in love with the place.
The scenery, the people, the food (Orsan at the yacht club is just perfection) and the local wines all added up to a perfect trip.
May 21, 2018 at 8:08 am #333
We really wanted to go to an Agro Tourisomo at San Gim called Torre del Chuisi, but appears to have shut down. Pool, 16 beds , 16 sun loungers, class a food, stunning views, not sure what has happened.
May 21, 2018 at 8:08 am #334china man2 Posts
If you can afford it, Corsica, perhaps the most beautiful 8680 square kilometres in the world (yes, I googled the size!) Mostly for the hills and the coast, but there are plenty of gorgeous towns to explore and the food’s great too.
On the other hand, Venice is amazing, with huge amounts to see and do, and plenty of good food (though admittedly not the best in Italy). But it is overpriced and busy. (I can’t comment on the smell, I’m anosmic.)
But, yeah, it’s still amazing, so it would probably be a really good choice anyway. We’ve had two holidays combining Venice and the Dolomites, and they were two of the best holidays we’ve had; don’t avoid it just because it has become trendy to put it down!
May 21, 2018 at 8:09 am #335Neil W5 Posts
August most of N Europe will be on holiday, in S Europe.
Tour around lake Constance ? There is a spa hotel with its own still on the N side, Konstantz is nice and Lichtenstein.
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