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 -
How do I (from the U.S) secure documentation proving that my destination wedding in Italy actually took place? [more inside]
posted by mockjovial
on Dec 15, 2010 -
What is the average salary of a journalist in Italy?
If it matters, specifically in technology or IT.
posted by junger
on Dec 6, 2010 -
Novel Filter: If I were a lady living in the late 1600s in Venice and you were a gentleman wishing to woo me and we could only meet at night what type of (night-blooming) flowers would you bring me? [more inside]
posted by ilikecookies
on Nov 20, 2010 -
Looking for information on Montalto Pavese, in an area called 'Oltrepò Pavese'.
More specifically, the houses, the typical construction and what type of local stone. Any specs on wall construction, carpentry, etc.
Are the local builders/trades still available for stonework and general construction?
Less specific, any knowledge of terrain, food, local towns, tourism and the potential for a tourist/guest house/rental.
posted by ebesan
on Sep 1, 2010 -
I have a chance to go to Milan in mid-October. My husband's ticket will be paid for, so we'll just be out-of-pocket for my ticket and lodging for a week. It's been an expensive year for us so far, and I'm reluctant to lay out money for this trip unless it's likely to be spectacular and relatively inexpensive.
I cringe at the thought of paying for a rental car and staying at an expensive hotel. On the other hand, the thought of a hostel is not very enticing - unless there's a private room and bathroom.
So Mefites - can you recommend spectacular things to do in Milan and places to stay for a frugal traveller? Would this trip be worth it?
posted by TorontoSandy
on Aug 8, 2010 -
In general, for a family vacation, would it be easier to fly into Rome Fiumicino and out of London Heathrow, or fly into England and out of Italy? [more inside]
posted by Ashman
on Aug 5, 2010 -
Received parking ticket while in Italy, and didn't pay it. Received a notice from the Florence Police department several months after returning to the US, and still didn't pay it. Now I'm going back to Italy in 6 weeks. Any risk of problems? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 1, 2010 -
Help me find a (reputable) person or agency who can procure genealogical records from Italy (specifically Sicily) -- preferably who can communicate in English [more inside]
posted by frmrpreztaft
on Jun 24, 2010 -
I plan to visit Rome during the end of June primarily for a wedding and to meet up with an ex-girlfriend.
I am on a very tight budget and with about 4 days alone, I would like to use the time to partake in some interesting (albeit cheap) activities.
I plan on staying at Hotel Taormina
due to it's location and reasonable price (43 GBP a night) although I'll take suggestions.
Cheap watering holes relative to the hotel and advice on getting from Ciampino airport to the hotel (or one you suggest) would be helpful.
posted by asharchist
on May 25, 2010 -
Is anyone experienced with arranging a hut to hut trek in the Dolomites in Italy? Is there an easy way to reserve space in the huts? [more inside]
posted by Xurando
on May 9, 2010 -
So we're arriving in Rome at 6:50PM, is it reasonable to expect to get to Florence that same night by train? We're also considering a side trip to Stockholm, any secrets to getting there and back? [more inside]
posted by advicepig
on May 8, 2010 -
I am chaperoning a high school trip to Europe this summer. What are your tips and suggestions to making this trip a great experience for everyone involved? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon
on May 8, 2010 -
Happily defying the basic convention of "write what you know," I'm working on a long piece of fiction about Italy in the 1930s. Predictably, I need to know more. Help! [more inside]
posted by entropone
on May 5, 2010 -
So, my father, sister and I are planning a trip to Europe in mid-June. We need to work out quite where. I need to be able to fly in from London, the others to train or fly to wherever from Lyon. We need to go somewhere where we can stay for about 6 days, and there will be enough to entertain us there or in nearby town. I was wondering about Malta, my sister thought Genoa, my father thought St Tropez (our budget is not endless so perhaps not) Any suggestions?
posted by curious zoe
on May 3, 2010 -