Fiancé and I just started planning our dream honeymoon trip to Italy and we could not be more excited. We are flying from Los Angeles to Rome at the end of August and have about 2 weeks, so we're trying to fit in as much as we can while trying to keep a good balance of exploring all the landmark sites and enjoying some relaxing down time together. We both love wine (we live in a California Wine Country called Temecula), Italian food, hiking and anything outdoors. We opted to do our own planning instead of going with a travel company like Trafalger since it was important that we get to decide where we go and how long we stay in each city, plus the idea of traveling with a bunch of other people during our honeymoon did not sound appealing to us. So one of our biggest concerns is the amount of travel required to get to each city. We plan on taking the high speed train as much as possible. And I love scenic driving, so I'm also interested in renting a car at one point during the trip.
So here is our current itinerary:
- Florence – 3 nights
- Venice – 1 night
- Lake Como – 2 nights
- Positano – 4 nights w/ day trips for Capri, Pompeii
- Rome – 3 nights
Our biggest concern is going from Lake Como to Positano in one day. We understand this entails a train ride to Milano Centrale, then a high speed train to Naples, and then a 1.5 hour drive to Positano, so we're spending almost a full day traveling. Unfortunately the hotels in Positano were mostly full for the first week of September so we had to book what we could get now.
Does this seam feasible? Is it too much? Open to any recommendations! Grazie!!