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Just Said Yes June 2019

Honeymoon to southern France and Southern Italy

Taylor, on July 23, 2018 at 11:45 AM Posted in Honeymoon 0 13
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Hi all! My fiancé and I have started the honeymoon planning process!!! We really like the sounds of Southern France and Southern Italy for 10-14 days, but can’t decide between the two. Is it feasible to do both countries?

We are pretty low budget people (don’t need to stay in fancy hotels or eat at $$$ restaurants), and are looking to avoid overly touristy areas. We are mostly there for the views, outdoor activities (hikes, swimming), beaches and food/wine. We don’t care so much for spending time in museums, but do appreciate culturally significant areas. Does anyone have any recommendations for towns or specific sightseeing? Any input welcome!

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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    I've never been to France, but I've been all over Italy, and I absolutely LOVE it! We went to Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Venice. I highly recommend Tuscany for an affordable, yet breathtaking trip!

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  • Jaycie
    Expert March 2019
    Jaycie ·
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    I don't much input of where specifically to stay, but in terms of find an afforable place don't forget to try and look at places through AirBnB!
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  • Going to the chapel
    Master July 2017
    Going to the chapel ·
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    Try this site for France.

    http://emanuelbrides.com/portfolio/uncategorized/collection-2015/

    We love 9 and 10.


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  • K
    Expert November 2018
    Kristin ·
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    Matera. I highly recommend Matera in Southern Italy and Alberobello. Two of the prettiest and coolest/most unique places I've seen. I feel like I hadn't heard much about either of them but they both have so much history and are just amazing. I went on a tour my friend picked that included them otherwise I never would have thought to go there. Several movies were filmed in Matera at least partially since it looks so ancient. Alberobello has these adorable round buildings called trulli. Definite hiking in Matera, beatiful (steep) hillside trail, didn't get a chance since I wasn't there long and the person I was with wasn't physically up for it. There are cheap flights from Italy to France, not sure about specific airports but I'm doing Rome, Florence, and Paris. There were some flights for $50 but we paid more to sleep in lol.
    https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-att-us&biw=360&bih=265&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=rp1vw9seb4xcsqwbsocwbq&q=alberobello&oq=&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.1.1.35i39l5.51740.53908..55819...1.0...196.893.0j5......0....1.......5..0j0i67.m1iz7qaiiz8

    https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-att-us&biw=360&bih=265&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=hf1vw6zcomketqxi7yoacq&q=matera&oq=matera&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.12..0l5.32672.33976..35161...2.0...356.1769.2-4j2......0....1.......5..35i39j0i67.eyymkbhawmy

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    I’ve never been to either but we were actually originally considering the south of France but changed our minds to do the amalfi coast in Italy. Depending on what time of year you’re going, both can be very crowded and touristy. We’re going the second and third weeks of June to Italy, and everyone I’ve talked to has said “GOOD!” to that since apparently the last week of June, and then all of July is horribly crowded.

    We opted against the south of France because we were concerned if we went in mid-June it wouldn’t be hot enough to enjoy relaxing on the beach or going in the ocean. Italy seems to be a bit warmer that time of year... from what I’ve heard we’re going in the sweet spot where it’s warm enough to enjoy but not so warm that it’s flooded with tourists yet :p

    Thats just the debate we went through with ourselves, not sure if it’s helpful to you but I hope so!
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  • Vanessasaurus
    VIP June 2019
    Vanessasaurus ·
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    Have you considerd a Meditterenean cruise! That's what we are planning on since it goes to both and Spain as well!
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  • Tpatb
    Master August 2019
    Tpatb ·
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    It’s definitely possible. We got engaged in France..my roundtrip ticket was $400 & we stayed in boutique hotels that were less than $200/night. I wouldn’t know abt any other cities however bc we visited all tourist spots..but it was less crowded as we went towards the end of August.
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  • Taylor
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Taylor ·
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    I think you sent the wrong link Smiley xd

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  • Taylor
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Taylor ·
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    Ohhh I didn't consider that it might not be warm enough in France! We plan on leaving shortly after our wedding (which will likely be the 2nd week of June), but I have heard about how busy it gets the last week of June too! Thanks for the warning.

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  • Taylor
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Taylor ·
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    That's also a great idea! Thanks!

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    Yeah no problem! I just noticed your wedding date and realized you’re a week after us haha. Our flight to Italy is actually on your wedding day, so it’s definitely around the same time haha.

    France may be fine depending on what you want to do. It may not be like “laying on the beach weather” though which discouraged us. Not that we’d want to do that the entire time but I’d be really upset if we didn’t get to at all. I think France is generally low 70s in June so you could luck out and get an extra warm summer but we didn’t want to risk it!
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  • M
    Just Said Yes December 2018
    Michelle ·
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    Never been to either but I heard Italy was beautiful and amazing (my aunt has been) she loved it there was sad to leave she said so much to see
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    So did you have to choose? Both of these places are gorgeous and fun, Taylor. Have you found a way to visit both in the time you've set aside for your honeymoon?

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