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What is this book that a mad monk recommended?

Reading The Count of Monte Cristo. Spoilers: [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Jul 15, 2014 - 4 answers

BookPlotFilter: how to determine a villain for a story?

So I've been pecking away at a book for a while, encountering the typical novice writer issue of not getting past 100 pages or so before things start to stall. Can you help me figure out who my heroes will do battle with? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Jul 7, 2014 - 16 answers

International Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

What is the best city in Western Europe in which to spend Christmas? My spouse and I have decided to spend Christmas and New Year's in Europe! We will be going to Athens for New Year's Eve, but we aren't sure where we should spend Christmas, and the days leading up to it. [more inside]
posted by cessair on Jul 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Book about Italian apprentice making fountain for stray cats.

Ok, I could have sworn I read this book multiple times when I was a kid, but nobody seems to remember it exists including my cat-loving, children's literature professor mom who gave it to me. I'll try to list every thing I can remember about it in the extended explanation. To summarize, it takes place in an Italian town where a young-fountain-making apprentice wants to make his own fountain so that all the stray cats around him will have some place to drink. As he is poor, he cobbles together the material from things he can find, and in the end I do believe he ends up making the fountain. My mom and the internet don't seem to remember this book, but I think it did exist. Maybe you guys will come up with something. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Jun 17, 2014 - 6 answers

Modern Greek or Roman fiction not centered on military or leaders?

Ancient Roman and Greek civilizations set my imagination ablaze, and while I've loved Homer's works right now I'm interested in works written in, say, the last century that take place in those times, or thereabouts. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Sep 24, 2013 - 25 answers

Can you help me plan my trip to Germany, France and Italy?

I will be in Berlin, Prague, Venice, Florence, Rome, Marseilles and Paris this summer. I've never been to any of these places before. [more inside]
posted by BitterYouth on Apr 22, 2013 - 22 answers

Italian gift ideas for fashion design grad

Seeking ideas for a graduation gift that we could buy in Italy for a fashion design major. [more inside]
posted by mediated self on Mar 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Let's go Italy!

Traveling to Italy, have questions. [more inside]
posted by outfielder on Jan 5, 2013 - 35 answers

Where's Caravaggio?

Caravaggio-filter: help me find all the Caravaggios in Rome. Is there a list? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jun 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Where to stay in Rome with kids

Thinking of going to Rome later in the year (me + Mrs Croc + 2 kids, 7 and 10) for a few days. Any advice welcome on locations to stay and things to see that will appeal to kids. [more inside]
posted by crocomancer on Apr 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Babyfriendly eating in Rome?

We're going to Rome in a month's time, and are looking for great places to eat that won't mind us bringing our baby along. Any other tips for enjoying Rome with a push chair/stroller are also welcome!
posted by Harald74 on Mar 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Quoting from History

IN which work does the Roman historian Livy state that the Roman empire started to decay when cooks acquired celebrity status? [more inside]
posted by cheez-it on Aug 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Where do I begin researching moving to Europe?

I'm exploring the idea of moving to Europe for a year or two -- preferably to Rome or Paris, and don't know where to start my research. Pretty much all I know right now is that I loved both places when I visited, and I want to give living in one of those cities a try. [more inside]
posted by kim in chicago on Jul 31, 2011 - 24 answers

I require awesome history books plz

It is a sad thing to realize that your primary history source of late is trashy romance novels. Help me fix this. [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Jun 18, 2011 - 22 answers

Will we get heckled if we kiss at the Ara Pacis?

How gay-friendly are Rome, Naples, and Capua? [more inside]
posted by yomimono on May 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me not get robbed in Rome.

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 - 35 answers

Where too after Rome in March for beach holiday

I am going to Rome for a weekend mid-march. After that I want to go for a week's holiday somewhere warm and with things to do (history, shops, etc). [more inside]
posted by trashcan on Feb 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Name that painting.

Can you name this painting (recreated as a sketch) from the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome? [more inside]
posted by Dalton on Dec 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Introductory books on Ancient Rome.

Looking for good introductory books on Ancient Roman history. [more inside]
posted by vanitas on May 17, 2010 - 16 answers

How can I get to Rome or Barcelona from Paris? With ash-filled skies above?

I need to get from Paris to Rome. Or Barcelona. Or any place really where the skies are blue and planes are flying. Help! [more inside]
posted by costas on Apr 16, 2010 - 38 answers

Hunting for Italian cosmetics: How to be bella in Italia?

I love cosmetics, and I'm in Rome. What should I buy here that I can't get in the United States? [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Dec 8, 2009 - 12 answers

A day or two in Sicily? Worth the trouble of getting there?

Is a quick trip to Sicily worth it? I've got a ticket to fly to Rome 4-11 December, and am considering a quick trip to Sicily (max 3 days, min 1 day) via a low-cost air carrier. [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Oddly enough, I didn't come to Italy for the churches.

I just landed in Italy. Help me find the Florence and Rome that no one writes about. [more inside]
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious on Dec 25, 2007 - 12 answers

When in Rome...

RomeFilter: What is there to do in Rome? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Jun 7, 2007 - 25 answers

Books about city life in ancient Rome

Any good books/sites you can recommend about city life in ancient Rome? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jul 28, 2006 - 11 answers

Smokivivs Maximvs!

This week on Rome: Did ancient Romans smoke? What did they smoke, by Jupiter? [more inside]
posted by WolfDaddy on Sep 5, 2005 - 16 answers

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