I usually find these forums invaluable so I'm hoping I can get some input. My fiance and I are getting married in September and will be spending a 3 week honeymoon in Europe.
The first 10 days will be doing hut-to-hut hiking in the Slovenian Alps** (with days on either end to see Bled and Ljubljana). (**This was chosen instead of Mt. Blanc but if anyone has strong opinions and thinks we are making a mistake, let me know!)
We have been going back and forth about the second half of the trip--I've been pushing to fly to Naples, stay in Naples a few days, visit Pompeii, and go to the Amalfi Coast and potentially Ischia or Capri. We went to Rome/Florence/Venice in February and my thinking is that Southern Italy could be SUPER romantic with amazing food.
My fiance is set on Croatia--we could train to Zagreb and go from there or fly to Dubrovnik from Ljubljana--either is easy. We would probably try to stay in Split and Dubrovnik and do day trips from there--it's overwhelming to see all of the options on the Dalmatian coast!
So that's the question: Croatia or Southern Italy? I know it's a win-win but we're hoping that since the first half of our honeymoon is "low key" to make the second half a little more special. I worry that Croatia, while accessible, might be TOO touristy and with lots of families, and maybe less of the "culture" side.
Any advice? Thanks in advance!