I need a no-contract SIM for Italy that offers texting and unlimited Internet. I have a similar set up with Virgin Mobile France for 16€/month, I just want a SIM for the times travel to Italy, which is maybe once every other month for a few days. Are there any other mobile providers in Italy besides TIM?
posted by matrushka
on Jul 12, 2012 -
I missed my flight back to the states, and have an unexpected day to kill in/around Milan. Does anybody have suggestions for where to go / what to do? [more inside]
posted by Metasyntactic
on Jul 8, 2012 -
I'm looking for a cheap, relaxing place to do very little (maybe sightsee a bit, eat, nap, take photos, etc), in northern Italy or Sicily, for a week in August (say, the 8th to the 15th). Total expenditure under €500 for the week would be awesome. Details within... [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Jun 25, 2012 -
Two of us are spending a week in Italy soon -- Rome, Florence, Venice. Help us find some cool places to stay! [more inside]
posted by chasing
on Jun 10, 2012 -
Italy Travel Filter: How do we get from Bologna to Codroipo by train? Added bonus: how do we then get from Codroipo to the Marco Polo airport? [more inside]
posted by Windigo
on May 22, 2012 -
Staying in Italy for 3 1/2 months from June to October 2012. The Flashdrake and I need SIM cards for our mobile/cell phones while we are there. I must have data access as well, at least 1GB a month.
The TelCo industry changes so rapidly however, that I hoped that MeFites might help with current options.
In the past we have had not problem with SIM cards overseas, particularly finding the Lebara
plans great in Europe as they permitted us to call each other for free. [more inside]
posted by Flashduck
on Apr 28, 2012 -
I will be backpacking in Rome, Florence, and Pisa this summer. What are the best walking tour operators in those cities? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo
on Apr 27, 2012 -
A dear family member suddenly passed in Italy. I live in the Mid-Atlantic USA. I really need to travel to Italy on very short notice for the funeral. I am not a frequent air traveler to begin with, but have never been abroad in my life (though I do have a passport). I have no idea how this works. I want to know anything I should know about getting to and from my destination (e.g., negotiating customs). I also want to know how bereavement fares work, whether I should bother trying to get one, who people have had good experiences with, etc. [more inside]
posted by Keter
on Apr 25, 2012 -
What are the must-see places to visit around Sorrento and the Amalfi coast in Italy? [more inside]
posted by cider
on Apr 15, 2012 -
Two weeks in Italy, from Rome north to Tuscany and back. Where to go? What to do? Where to stay? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Apr 9, 2012 -
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 -