My family has decided to spend the holidays in Italy and at the Vatican. I'm doing all the planning and booking and I need some advice both in general, and specific to the holidays/closures etc. We will spend about 2 weeks and plan to see Rome/the Vatican, Florence and Venice. [more inside]
I have the awesome problem of deciding what I want to do with two and half days in Italy, in August. [more inside]
So what are some good beer makers for me to look out for in Italy, and what particular bars or restaurants have good beer selections in Rome and Venice? My preferred styles are IPA, Belgian ales, stout; but anything that has some depth of flavor is good, especially if it is rooted in local/regional brewing traditions. Just not flavorless lager! [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are going to Italy in three weeks. We both love Rome, but neither of us has been in a while. I am a "foodie" (sigh) and am fluent in Italian, if rusty. Some things we're seeing: Palazzo Altemps, S. Luigi dei Francesi for the Caravaggios, Villa Borghese, MAXXI, the Quirinale. Is there anything new, or newly open, that we should be aware of? Any musical happenings in early May we shouldn't miss? [more inside]
Going to Italy this weekend on short notice for a surprise romantic getaway. In last-minute planning mode, need the wisdom of the traveled Hive Mind - where should we go? [more inside]
Where and what shops should I look at for purses in Venice/Milan? [more inside]
I'm allergic to molluscs: scallops, mussels, clams, squid, oysters, whelks, etc. I'll be spending some time in Venice and the Cinque Terre area soon. Is there anything I should look out for to avoid accidentally eating molluscs? [more inside]
My friend will be visiting Rome and Venice on her honeymoon in a few months. She loves the Italian card game Bang! and has joked that she expects to play it in Italy. Is there a way for me to actually make this happen for her? [more inside]
It's happening!! Mr. Concolora and I are flying out to London tomorrow to start our three week tenth wedding anniversary European extravanganza and I'm about to pop with excitement. We're going to be in London, Paris, Dijon, Verona, Vicenza, Venice, and Rome and we'd love some recommendations on where to eat. Snowflakes inside! [more inside]
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]
Traveling to Italy for eight days starting the evening of 12/25/2012. We'll be in Rome, Venice and Milan. Please tell me "must-sees" or "must-dos" while I am there with my husband and 8 year-old son.
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?
Two of us are spending a week in Italy soon -- Rome, Florence, Venice. Help us find some cool places to stay!
Two of us are spending a week in Italy soon -- Rome, Florence, Venice. Help us find some cool places to stay! [more inside]
Help finding housing in Venice for 2 weeks, June-July! [more inside]
Going to Venice next June. When is the best time to buy plane tickets? [more inside]
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!
Travel filter: Venice and Rome in 8 days? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Venice for the next week and a half! Please give me some recommendations for food and sightseeing. Thanks!
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.
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]
Venetians, Romans, Florentines, lend me your suggestions! More specifically, nice places to relax and tasty vegetarian eats in the aforementioned cities. [more inside]
I'm going to Venice, Italy with my family. Can you recommend a good hotel (doesn't have to be cheap) and also, can you tell me what do I have to look for when searching for one? [more inside]
European road-trip for the holidays (filter). [more inside]
I'm looking for books about Italy, specifically Rome and Venice, and also books set in Rome and/or Venice. What would you recommend? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some great restaurants in Venice or Rome? [more inside]
How can I get from Venice to Dubrovnik to Athens on a backpacker budget? [more inside]
I plan to drive from Venice, Italy to Valenica, Spain in April or May 2009 using the following route. I will stay for a few days or weeks in little spots along the way. I should have about six weeks in total. I mostly want to see a little of Spain and Italy, the French Riviera, Montpellier, Marseilles and finish at Valencia. Apart from that anything else I should try to see? Any parts of the chosen route I should avoid? What's driving like along that route? Any rental car companies which will let me pick up in Italy and drop off in Spain?
What is a good way to spend some downtime in central Venice? [more inside]
I'm looking for a red wine like the "house reds" we drank in northern Italy. [more inside]
Your ideas for nontraditional, off the beaten path, interesting, insightful things to do or see in or close to Venice, Florence, and Rome, Italy?
What are your favorite nontraditional, nontouristy, alternative, culturally-insightful things to do in or near Venice, Florence, and Rome? I mean the deeper anthropological kind of culture, not museums, opera, etc. I'm not looking for the usual must-see tourist destinations or the things that epitomize a city. I want the fascinating little finds you accidentally stumbled on and loved, but which few or no tours would have found because they aren't "sights". If it can give me a glimpse of how contemporary Italians see the world, to appreciate a bit more what it's like to be them, that's a turbo bonus. No points off for plain old fun activities either. [more inside]
Can anyone identify this statue, taken somewhere in the Venice (Italy) lagoon.
The boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Italy in late October. We are still struggling with one thing, though: what to do during planned day trips to Florence and Venice. If you had to recommend one or two destinations or experiences that really epitomize the spirit of these two cities, what would they be? [more inside]
How to get from Venice, Italy to Trieste and back again, and do I need a car in Trieste? [more inside]
Going to Italy - Stay in Rome the whole trip or take a tour to several cities? [more inside]
following up on this great thread about venice; i'd like to attend this year's film festival, and wondered if anyone - especially a foreigner - had attended this festival and has any specific tips about affordable accommodation, and any other tips you may have.
Travelling to Italy in May - looking for advice on Venice, Bologna, and Florence. [more inside]
My brother is in Italy (Venice and Vicenza area, mostly) for the next two weeks. What goodies should I demand he bring back? I'm not into coffee or wine.