Hello all, my fiancé and I are planning our honeymoon this year, and we need suggestions for places to go and things to see! We've been reading many forum posts and feel this community is extremely insightful and helpful and would really appreciate your input. This will be our first time really experiencing Europe. Suggestions for anything from specific cities to boutique cafes or gelato or macaron or paperies are highly appreciated.
We love good food/wine, and we love to walk around old city streets and go to local markets or little shops. Not very interested in seeing "touristy" areas or attractions such as museums or landmarks for this particular trip, looking more to "feel" and get immersed. A day trip to a vineyard might be nice but don't want to be too far away from culture as well.
We're planning to stay in AirBnbs mostly, and travel by trains between cities, and rent cars if necessary. Maybe have a day trip on scooters as well.
IDEAS SO FAR:
So far we would like to see the Amalfi Coast or Cinque Terre, Bellagio, and perhaps Naples, but nothing is solidified, and time is running out on purchasing plane tickets! Our first rough idea is to fly into Italy, work our way up north and then along the French coast, maybe Aix-en-Provence or Paris. Since we only have two weeks and so many places we'd love to see we were also thinking spending 2 nights per city to arrive, get settled, eat, then spend the next day immersed and walking around.
Edit: Disregard Spain. I don't think we'll have time to do 3 countries in 2 weeks. That then gives us maybe 3 cities each for Italy and France - is this realistic? We don't want to feel rushed but also want to get a quintessential Italian and French feel. We read in another forum post that Italy is a train-country, so we are wondering if we are too ambitious in trying to see many cities in our time limit.