Six months in the UK sandwiched between continental European travel for an American WWOOFer who'd rather not get visas if she can possibly avoid it. Your tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 25, 2012 -
Restaurant or cafe recommendation in Florence, Itay (preferably near the Uffizi, other minor snowflake details within)? [more inside]
posted by moxiequz
on Mar 19, 2012 -
My SO are trying to plan a short, romantic trip to Italy for our 3rd anniversary. Flying out from London for two nights in May, mid-week (if that matters). What small, pretty, fairly quiet town would you suggest? [more inside]
posted by sundaydriver
on Mar 18, 2012 -
I'm starting to learn Italian. Can you give me any tips and/or resources that helped you learn Italian? Preferably online/free; examples inside. Also, please give me fun Italian pop! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Planning a trip to Italy and Barcelona in May... tentative itinerary inside. Are we trying to see too much? [more inside]
posted by relucent
on Feb 12, 2012 -
I need to figure out what to do at night/early morning in Italy. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna
on Feb 3, 2012 -
I'm doing a last minute long weekend for my wife's birthday in Rome in a couple of days. I've got some good feedback on dining ideas, but I'd love any suggestions for other tourist stuff to do in the dead of winter. We've done most of the big sights, but special exhibits at the galleries or off the beaten trail suggestions very welcome.
posted by Lame_username
on Jan 30, 2012 -
When walking in the woods in the region of Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, and/or northern Italy, what type of predatory animals would one be most likely to encounter, and how does the likelihood of encountering them compare to the likelihood of encountering predators in the mountain West of the US? For instance, in western Montana/Idaho, I frequently see coyotes, I often hear Great Horned Owls and sometimes see them, and I know mountain lions and wolves are out there but it's very rare to actually encounter one. (I'm not asking about danger to humans, it's just a more general question about common types of predatory animals.)
posted by HotToddy
on Jan 30, 2012 -
[Italy filter] There are many enticing offers in Italy nowadays for internet accounts including "free" (in the sense of "included in the price") phonecalls, etc., all of them looking quite a lot cheaper than my present contract (Alice from Telecom Italia). But I'm nervous about switching accounts... [more inside]
posted by aqsakal
on Dec 1, 2011 -
I am working on a short persuasive paper (about 1000 words) for a Narrative in the Novel and Film class, in which I must argue for the inclusion of a film of my choosing in a future iteration of the class. The film about which I have chosen to write about is Il Conformista
, which would (theoretically) be used in a section of the class called "Terror, Surveillance, and Human Rights". I've been having trouble finding critical essays about the film that specifically look at the film's portrayal of Fascist Italy. What are some good sources for essays on this film, or on the portrayal of WWII-era Italy in cinema? (I am not looking for reviews of the film, of which I have plenty.)
posted by pxe2000
on Nov 27, 2011 -
I am looking for this T-shirt
, a cartoon of Mt. Vesuvius saying "Pompeii? I am sorry." I saw it in Naples, Italy while visiting, at a couple of stores - one of them was the store at the Archaeological Museum. Can anyone tell me where I can find or buy it online?
posted by Miko
on Nov 12, 2011 -
What just happened in Italy's Parliament? How do you win a vote but not get a majority? [more inside]
posted by Geppp
on Nov 8, 2011 -
Anybody been to the biennial international cheese festival in Bra, Italy? (Or touristed near Bra?) Italian Piedmont. [more inside]
posted by amanda
on Oct 24, 2011 -
How do I calculate the duties, taxes, and/or other fees that a person in Italy will have to pay in order to receive a gift mailed from the United States? [more inside]
posted by kellygreen
on Oct 13, 2011 -
Foodie trip to Italy- what restaurants shouldn’t I miss in Rome? What’s the best plan for a day of wine tasting in Florence? Where should we take pasta-making lessons in Bologna, and is there really nothing to do in Milan? [more inside]
posted by IWoudDie4U
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Italian travel problem: How do I get from Milan to the Cinque Terre during a train strike next weekend? [more inside]
posted by wondercow
on Sep 9, 2011 -
In 2005, on Delta Flight 627 operated by Alitalia, somewhere between Chicago and Milan, an Italian film was shown to the mostly empty cabin. After six years, I have been unable to locate it -- any help? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell
on Aug 30, 2011 -
My family is traveling to Florence in October. This is not our first Florentine rodeo, so to speak - we've done a lot of sightseeing and exploring on past visits. This time, we thought it might be fun to delve a little deeper and take a class (cooking?), workshop, special organized tour, etc. Four adults, fairly foodie, up for anything that isn't too physically strenuous. Any MeFi "Been There Done That" recommendations?
posted by nkknkk
on Aug 25, 2011 -
Can you give any recommendations for accommodation in Cavallino Italy? Best place to stay that suits a couple?
We're going to be travelling from the Venice train station..and I found Cavallino in a search for good beaches to go for a few days.
Other cool of the beaten path gems, restaurant etc. there?
Any advice would be great!
posted by talljamal
on Aug 23, 2011 -
What excellent red wine should my partner buy in Italy to bring home that he can't get here? We're fans of Luigi Righetti Amarone, but we can, uh, get it in Toronto. Seems silly to fly it home.
Likes: dry, full-bodied, spicy. also enjoy dry pinot noirs (lighter body).
Dislikes: sweet, fruity, herbal
Price: up to $100/bottle, but that would have to be out of this world amazing.
posted by lizifer
on Jul 11, 2011 -
Campaniafilter. My father grew up in Aquilonia, a very small rural town in the Avellino province of Italy (about two-hours drive from Naples). How can I see it on a budget from within Italy? [more inside]
posted by rafter
on Jul 1, 2011 -
Any recommendations for a school for an adult woman over 50 in Italy this July? Language and or art and or music and or cooking. Florence? elsewhere? Michelangelo school in Florence?
posted by Yayita
on Jun 7, 2011 -
Tutto bene! Traveling to Italy in September/October and looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by anya32
on May 28, 2011 -
European Vacation! Zurich, Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, Ljubanja, Bled, Trieste, Venice. Then Stockholm, Roslagen! [more inside]
posted by lundman
on May 22, 2011 -
Hi all. I am looking for recommendations for food in Venice (anything from a Paninoteca to a Ristorante). I've read that it is difficult to find good food in Venice, so I'm hoping the Metafilter hive mind can help me out. In addition, any recommendations for sightseeing would be great. Especially non-traditional/off the beaten path stuff. Thanks again.
posted by batou_
on Apr 25, 2011 -
I was in Venice for a few days at the end of March, and several times saw young people in the street participating in a weird ritual: they would read out a passage from a hand-made poster, the crowd would laugh, and someone would attack them with a foodstuff -- I saw a lot of flour, once a meat tray, and an unfortunate soul having canned whipped cream injected down his pants
. What? [more inside]
posted by ffrinch
on Apr 20, 2011 -
Do players of Italian soccer use the heel part of their foot for dribbling/passing more than in the Premier league or elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety
on Apr 17, 2011 -
I'm going to Rome and concerned about getting robbed/pickpocketed. Help me have an unstressful vacation! [more inside]
posted by vanitas
on Apr 15, 2011 -
Travelfilter: Florence Italy for 4 nights over Easter. Any tips on what we Must See, Must Eat or Must Do. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne
on Apr 11, 2011 -
One of my best girlfriends is living in Rome. I'd like to go and visit her. That's where the simple part ends. [more inside]
posted by Sara C.
on Mar 7, 2011 -
What was the name of that Italian kid's show, about a gang of kids in Venice, which ran on German TV ca. mid to late-80s? [more inside]
posted by slater
on Mar 2, 2011 -
Help us plan our trip between Zurich and Florence? What are your favorite spots? Should we take the train or rent a car? We have about a week, and it will be mid-February. Unfortunately we don't ski but are open to just about anything else. Thanks in advance, MeFites!
posted by walla
on Jan 18, 2011 -
Please help me negotiate the best salary. As an American working for an Italian company (in Italy)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 14, 2011 -