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Honeymoon Trip In July (Tuscany, Amalfi, Puglia, Sardinia)

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Hi
My wife and me will going on our honeymoon to Italy for 3 weeks in July and would love a mix of affordable recommendations as well as good lunch spots and top end restaurants for the occasional treat.
We will be spending 5 nights in Tuscany (staying near Pienza but willing to travel around the area) and will also be staying in Siena for an evening.
From there will are going to be driving down the coast to Naples (will only be in Naples for the afternoon so any must try pizza would be perfect!!!) so any recommendation for places to stop along the way will be very much appreciated, from there will be heading to Amalfi for 3 days before crossing over to stay in Puglia for 5 days where we will be staying Arabello.
Finally we will be staying on the costa Esmeralda for the final part of the trip
Please share any recommendations for restaurants and/or must-do's for our trip!
Cheers!!

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  1. We drove from Rome to the Amalfi Coast last year and stopped at a place not far from Herculaneum that was great - let me see if I can find the name of it. I have posted it on this board before so we should be able to find it.

    We loved sitting outside for aperitivo at Cafe Andrea Pansa in the middle of Amalfi (to the right at the base of the stairs leading up to the Duomo). We also had a great dinner at Lido Azzuro in Amalfi - right on the water.

    One of our best meals whenever we are on the AC is in Cetara at Acquapazza.

    If you want to have a leisurely day, take the ferry from Amalfi to Positano, then take the small boat over to Laurito Beach and have lunch at Da Adolfo.

    FWIW, I have been to the Amalfi Coast and around Naples several times and would never dream of driving there in July.

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    1. re: ekc

      We drive along the Amalfi Coast in July and it is busy, but do-able, the key is patience and trust that the local buses know what they are doing. If you plan on parking overnight it is best to book ahead.

      I also love Da Adolfo. It is an Amalfi Coast must.

      This a a pretty comprehensive list of pizza in Naples.
      http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/...

      I am a fan of the famous Da Michele. The trick is to get there at about 11:00 am.

      In Sardegna. the town of Palau is a very authentic spot with good shopping and cafes. Take the ferry over La Maddelena an interesting and breathtaking town.

      www.gillianslists.com

    2. I heartily recommend Il Rossellino in Pienza. A tiny mom and pop place at Piazza di Spagna 4. Closed Thursdays.

      1. I see you are new to CH. What you should realize is that there is a ton of information already on this board, and all you need to do is read it to find all the help you need.

        Use the search box at the top of the page to search regions and specific towns/cities.

        Here is just one example, a post I submitted last fall:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9250...

        Correct spelling is also important. I assume you will be staying in Alberobello, as there is no such place as Arabello.

        Enjoy your trip!

        1. Places:
          Florence
          San Gimignano
          Volterra (if time) especially the Etruscan tombs
          In Sienna walk up the tower!

          as for food, it's been too long since I was in that area......but you'll find almost anywhere good to great, especially for lunch! ( in off the beaten towns!)