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Decent but non-expensive honneymoon in southern İtaly?

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1. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 7y

Hi there,

I am getting married in next july, and ıIwant to spend my honneymoon in southern Italy. I heard that Capri and Sardinia are great places but also mostly expensive.

Anyone knows any alternatives in that area ?

Thank you for help.

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

Sicily is a lot cheaper, and nice as well. Sardinia is not that expensive, btw. As long as you steer clear of the north-eastern coast (where Berlusconi and the movie stars have their little getaways), the island is quite affordable.

Another nice place to go (well, I think so at least) is Basilicata. Ultra-cheap (it's incredibly poor, the Italians generally say that Basilicata is Africa), but ultra-romantic. Matera is well worth a visit. If you have your mind set on going to an island, consider Lipari, although I don't think that will be much cheaper than Capri.

3. Posted by luca.qoo (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

In Italy you just need to avoid August because all the Italians have holidays at the same time and everywhere is expansive! In July will be ok, Sardinia is wonderful for the sea and beach, Capri is very nice and chic as well! It is up to you, i would suggest to consider more the Amalfi coast with Capri and Ischia because is the tipical honeymoon trip!

4. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 7y

thank you very much luca and thank yous so benti your insights are really helpful and enlightning. I am pllannig to go there in middle of july.

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

I loved Sicily, but for you it might not be as interesting.

I am crazy about any place with an islamic heritage, this is the main reason why Sicily blew me away so much. Since you are from Turkey this will be less exciting to you I assume.

I also liked Pompeii, I stayed with a small tent on a camping site and it was very very cheap there. It was also possible to rent an appartment at the same camping site, again quite cheap. From that camping site I took day trips to the Amalfi coast and there was also the offer to go on an excursion to Capri. From what I saw the Amalfi coast is expensive.

6. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 7y

thank you maia and wow.... i didnt know there were islamic ruins in italy. so it still sounds exiciting to me. I would also love to see pompei my parents went there and they told me it was really interesting over there

7. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

wow.... i didnt know there were islamic ruins in italy. so it still sounds exiciting to me.

Ruins? What kind of ruins? Some parts of Palermo look like they were taken straight out Tunisia, shops selling halal meat, people talking an Arabic dialect and street signs in Arabic too. No mosques, but plenty of old buildings that were converted from churches to mosques and back again.

8. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

wow.... i didnt know there were islamic ruins in italy. so it still sounds exiciting to me.

Ruins? What kind of ruins? Some parts of Palermo look like they were taken straight out Tunisia, shops selling halal meat, people talking an Arabic dialect and street signs in Arabic too. No mosques, but plenty of old buildings that were converted from churches to mosques and back again.

I see your point there, it sounds like andalucia in spain but smaller. surely promising and exciting if I feel strong enough to explore after wedding exhaustion I will also spend some time in palermo too.

9. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

If you are going round Sicily I recommend that you have your own vehicle, either a rented car or a motorbike/scooter. A visit to Catania and going up the Etna would also be a great idea.

10. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

If you are going round Sicily I recommend that you have your own vehicle, either a rented car or a motorbike/scooter. A visit to Catania and going up the Etna would also be a great idea.

I think it would be easier and look cozier with a vespa but unfortunetly I dont know how to ride a moto bike so I think I will rent a car from the air port like you said.