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Sicily or Tuscany/Cinque Terre

Hello!

My FI and I are just starting to look into our options for our honeymoon.  We will be traveling early May next year for about 10 days.

Right now, we're looking at either spending the entire 10 days in Sicily (where our great grandparents were from) or spending 10 days between Tuscany/Cinque Terre. 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Katie

Re: Sicily or Tuscany/Cinque Terre

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    I think it just really depends on what you want to do.  I can tell you that my friend who I met while living in Italy honeymooned in Sicily and she.... didn't like it too much. She married a southern Italian, so she's used to the way they are. She found Sicily to be really, really difficult. It was a toss up between the packs of wild dogs, the difficulty in getting around and the um... scary stuff.... that was happening there.

    Anyway, I'd go for Tuscany. You will have plenty of time to go and visit some of the other Italian regions nearby. You could make it down to Rome or up to Venice for a day or two if you like. I wouldn't recommend trying to do Cinque Terre, Venice, AND Rome, but that's up to you.  If you are in Florence, you can take a train directly to Riomaggiore.  Hopefully they would be back on their feet by then (really devastating mudslides this past fall).  If you want to stay in Tuscany, you could look for an agriturismo (bed and breakfast in the country) and they often offer extras like cooking classes, wine tasting and education, art classes, etc.

    Hope that gives you some ideas!
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    I can't see this oringinal post because the knot is being wacky.But if its a question if you should go to cinque terre over sicily. That is NO question at all, Cinque Terre all the way
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    i found tuscany and sicily to both be outstandingly gorgeous, fun, romantic etc...

    but they're different. do your research and see which fits better for your wants and budget.

     

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    I love Cinque Terre and Tuscany.  I would love to go back to them both at some point in time.  I did a semester abroad in Rome and did Cinque Terre, Tuscany, and Venice within Italy and Cinque Terre/Tuscany were two of my favorite trips.  I had no interest in going to Sicily, so I have no opinion on what to do or how it is.

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    I went to Sicily in 2009 with my father and LOVED it.  That's where our family's from, so we went to the town my grandfather grew up in.  The ruins in Agrigento were great and I loved Taormina (such a cute town).  Palermo was so-so.  definitely rent a car if you go there.
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    Tuscany and Cinque Terre 100%.  I lived in Florence though, so I am an biased.  Cinque Terre is beautiful.  It is amazing to hike from town to town.  But, there aren't a ton of activities in Cinque Terre other than hiking and relaxing on the beach!  Tuscany has some amazing vineyards, and lots of cities that are readily available!
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    Cinque Terra hands down! I have been to both places and did not care for Sicily too much. We were there for five days and the only place I liked that we visited was Taormina due to the scenary. Taormina is where all the cruise ships port, too, so it was very crowded. Hated Catania and Palermo- dirty and unsafe. Absolutely loved Conque Terra and Tuscany. So much to do and see nearby if you didn't want to stay in Cinque Terra the whole time- Rome, Florence, Pisa (daytrip), etc. Good Luck!
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    Cinque Terra hands down! I have been to both places and did not care for Sicily too much. We were there for five days and the only place I liked that we visited was Taormina due to the scenary. Taormina is where all the cruise ships port, too, so it was very crowded. Hated Catania and Palermo- dirty and unsafe. Absolutely loved Conque Terra and Tuscany. So much to do and see nearby if you didn't want to stay in Cinque Terra the whole time- Rome, Florence, Pisa (daytrip), etc. Good Luck!
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