How to spend 7 days in Italy? [more inside]
So my husband and I just flew back from a vacation in Rome yesterday, where we had a wonderful time. Now it's four in the morning and I'm wide awake. So while I'm sitting here pondering the stinky laundry I must tackle later today, I'm wondering if some of you can answer some of our random questions about things we saw and experienced, stuff that wasn't addressed in the guide books. Here goes: [more inside]
Going to Italy - Stay in Rome the whole trip or take a tour to several cities? [more inside]
We're going to Rome for ten days this fall. Whoo! Anyway, I know there's other Rome threads on here for restaurant and hotel suggestions, but who has suggestions for other cool stuff, like markets/fabric and crafty-type stores, artisan shops, antique places, kitchen and food stores; basically, any place where I can buy cool stuff? [more inside]
Any good books/sites you can recommend about city life in ancient Rome? [more inside]
Historical fiction children's book ID filter: scholars and bandits in 1930s China and bull-jumping children in Rome. [more inside]
[EuroTripFilter]What European city can we go to CHEAPLY for a few days from London? [more inside]
How do we know so much about Roman history? [more inside]
Help me plan a trip to Italy - Rome, Florence and the countryside in Tuscany and Umbria. [more inside]
What did the music of ancient Rome sound like? [more inside]
Any suggestions for places to stay in Cinque Terre and Rome for honeymooners on a budget? Can afford more than a hostel, but not more than about 60 euro a night.
Thanks to this week's featured article on Wikipedia about the Roman emperor Claudius, I have become obsessed with Ancient Rome, specifically the Julio-Claudian dynasty. [more inside]
Going to Rome tonight and staying a week. Recommendations for a couple in the mid-twenties for fun night time activities. [more inside]
ItalianTravelFilter: Looking for recommendations -- hotels/pensiones/b&b's in Rome, Amalfi towns or Naples!
Like others I am watching HBO's Rome. Does anyone know of a good concise, non overtly academic history of this period? Secondly, I'm also looking for a similarly styled general overview of the empire. Thanks.
I'm travelling to Italy in late August and am looking for hotel recommendations for Milan, Florence, and Rome. I'm looking for not the most expensive, but not the least expensive. Maybe 3-4 stars? I'm also looking more for an "Italian" experience than a big chain hotel. I'd be happier in something that is smaller and older (if well kept) or more of a boutique-type place. I'll be travelling by train and won't have much more than 2 days per city, unfortunately, so a central location is important to me. If there are any Italians or Italy travellers who might be willing to advise me, I'd really appreciate it!
I'm looking for a good book on Roman history. [more inside]
Help me rediscover a passage from an Ancient Roman writer. [let's go] [more inside]
What is the name for the people who were allowed to sit outside the Roman Senate and shout their opposition to whatever was going on inside?
As a lay...very lay...student of Roman Republic and Empire, and anticipating the upcoming HBO/BBC series Rome with relish, I'm reading everything I can get my hands on about both Republic and Empire. Currently I'm reading an abridgement of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire I just inherited. What next? [insert Latin for "more inside" here].
My wife and I are planning a 10-12 day trip to Italy in late Sept. and are looking for advice. We are torn between a guided tour-type trip where the majority is planned out for you or just getting tickets and hotel rooms and making the plans while we are there. Any advice or experience? [more inside]