Long time lurker, first time poster!
My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon for late September 2022. We are spending the first half of our trip in Santorini (at a hotel I've always wanted to stay at booked with points). From Greece, we are looking at flying to another European destination for three nights before flying home. We have narrowed it down to the following:
Lake Como (likely Varenna)
Amalfi Coast (Positano, Ravello, or possibly Sorrento)
Neither of us have been to any of these destinations. We are looking for somewhere relaxing above all. I would like somewhere extremely walkable to many restaurants, shops, etc. I've read that you have to take a taxi to many restaurants in Positano depending on where you stay?
We are not looking to sightsee much - maybe some light hiking or paddleboarding depending on the destination. We are pretty content just exploring at our own pace. I would love to book a hotel with a large balcony or terrace in our room, but we are trying to stay budget-conscious (max $350/night), so I'm not sure if that will be possible.
I've read so much about Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast, but I haven't found as much on Annecy. It seems to fit the relaxing atmosphere we are seeking and looks gorgeous, but I am wondering whether it would be underwhelming compared to Lake Como? I would appreciate any input from someone who has been to both.
I've looked into flights, and all three destinations would work equally well for our itinerary (flying into Milan, Naples, or Geneva). We would likely stay the night in our departing city prior to flying out, and Geneva is the most appealing to us of the three.