Wife and I are going to Italy in a couple of weeks. It's our first trip there, and one we wanted to do for a long time. Friends that have been there are telling us all the places to see in Rome, Venice, Florence etc. Thing is, other than being in Rome the first & last night, we aren't going to any of those places, and don't really want to! We're planning to get off the beaten path as much as we can. Is this a good/bad idea? I'm having doubts now.. [more inside]
posted by dukes909
on Apr 26, 2013 -
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 -
I'm going abroad this summer. What advice would you give to someone who hasn't been abroad in a decade? What resources exist for traveling? Specific areas: Sardinia, Italy (mainland), France, possibly London. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune
on Mar 14, 2013 -
Currently I'm in Italy. In March I'll be travelling to Scotland by train and making stops along the way. Then I'll be flying home to Toronto. My problem is that I have a lot of luggage that I needed for an extended professional stay in Italy, but which will only serve to encumber me when I go traveling. What is the best way for me to forward one large (standard checked baggage) suitcase home to Canada from Italy when I head out? I would especially appreciate any advice based on personal experience. [more inside]
posted by Evstar
on Jan 12, 2013 -
looking for recommendations for places to stay in Tuscany in August. Prefer a B&B. Planning to stay 3-4 days in Siena to day trip from there, but would like to spend a few days in the country side. Also looking for places to stay in Venice
posted by snztt99
on Jan 11, 2013 -
Italy travelfilter: The girlfriend and I are headed to Italy for a late in the year vacation and need help! We've done a lot of the major cities before and are looking for something more rural, but that makes planning a challenge, given our complete lack of experience with the Italian countryside. Help greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by slide
on Sep 24, 2012 -
Is there a small town, possibly a spa town like Merano or Wiesbaden, between Verona and Venice? That's not too expensive? And I don't need to hire a car for?
posted by Busoni
on Aug 30, 2012 -
HoneymoonFilter: in a couple of weeks, we're flying into Olbia, Sardinia where a rental car is waiting for us and flying out of Ajaccio, Corsica ten days later. I haven't booked or planned anything in between. Any itinerary suggestions or tips on what we shouldn't miss? Thanks.
posted by halogen
on Jul 15, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
My folks have gone to Italy for vacation. What are some interesting, well-crafted things that I could ask them to bring back? [more inside]
posted by archagon
on Apr 9, 2010 -
Looking for feedback on my plan for a May trip to Western Europe, probably Paris and one other country. [more inside]
posted by kdern
on Mar 28, 2010 -