For Angela and Paolo Morra, this alluring country checked all the right boxes: art for her, history for him, and awe-inspiring landscapes for both. Plus, itâ€™s a quick flight from Rome, Paoloâ€™s hometown and the site of the coupleâ€™s June 2011 nuptials. Hooked and booked.
Once the Houston residents -- sheâ€™s an art professor, and heâ€™s a nuclear engineer -- touched down, it was go time. Their whirlwind tour included mosques and palaces in Istanbul, underground cities and â€śfairy chimneysâ€ť (huge, spindly rocks) in Cappadocia, ancient wonders in Ephesus, and otherworldly hot springs in Pamukkale.
Stay: 9 days
Flight Time: 11 1/2 hours to Rome; 2 from there to Istanbul
Travel Agent: Mysia Travel
Insider Tip: â€śUse a travel agent!â€ť says Paolo. â€śSince it was our honeymoon, it was nice to have someone else deal with all the planning.â€ť
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