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Italy: From Rome to Florence... and Beyond!

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 - 4 answers

This title is probably irrelevant.

I am looking for histories of medieval and Renaissance Italy. [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Sep 20, 2012 - 12 answers

Books on Years of Lead/Strategy Of Tension

Can anyone recommend good books on the Years of Lead and/or the Strategy of Tension in Italy ? They have to be in English. Many thanks
posted by devious truculent and unreliable on Sep 20, 2012 - 1 answer

What's on Italian minds?

Educate me about Italian current affairs. [more inside]
posted by Gusaroo on Sep 13, 2012 - 8 answers

What are the pluses and minuses of moving to Italy?

What are the pluses and minuses of moving to Italy? [more inside]
posted by davisnot on Sep 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Spa town between Verona and Venice

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 - 4 answers

Touring Turin?

Going to Turin for a couple of days in September... probably. What should we see and where should we stay? Or should we go somewhere else close other than Turin? This will be after Venice and Florence and before Milan.
posted by smackfu on Aug 16, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I get jaw surgery in Italy?

This is pretty random. I had jaw surgery and it didn't come out as planned. I did some research and found a surgeon who works in Rome and I'm interested in consulting him for a revision. He has decades of experience and a particular technique that I think is the right one to fix it. Also, I was born in Italy and I'm an Italian citizen. [more inside]
posted by kellybird on Jul 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Cool towns around Rome to visit?

Cool towns around Rome to visit? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Jul 23, 2012 - 10 answers

medical certification in italy

What kind of certification do you need to work in the medical field in Europe? Specifically in Italy? [more inside]
posted by skwint on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Now what?

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 - 3 answers

Looking for a no-contract SIM for Italy with data/internet and texting.

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 - 6 answers

Last-minute adventure near Milan

I missed my flight back to the states, and have an unexpected day to kill in/around Milan. Does anybody have suggestions for where to go / what to do? [more inside]
posted by Metasyntactic on Jul 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Too much alone time!

I'm having some anxiety about traveling alone. Please hope/help me! [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Jun 30, 2012 - 17 answers

A cheap, relaxing week in August in Italy

I'm looking for a cheap, relaxing place to do very little (maybe sightsee a bit, eat, nap, take photos, etc), in northern Italy or Sicily, for a week in August (say, the 8th to the 15th). Total expenditure under €500 for the week would be awesome. Details within... [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jun 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for SIM vendors in Milan, Malpensa Airport

Need help finding SIM card providers in the Milan / Malpensa airport. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Jun 12, 2012 - 1 answer

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]
posted by chasing on Jun 10, 2012 - 10 answers

This would be easier if I read Italian.

Italy Travel Filter: How do we get from Bologna to Codroipo by train? Added bonus: how do we then get from Codroipo to the Marco Polo airport? [more inside]
posted by Windigo on May 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Quirky Travel Journal Questions

Quirky travel journal questions - Italian Edition. [more inside]
posted by sarajane on May 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Short term sublets in Venice, Italy

Help finding housing in Venice for 2 weeks, June-July! [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on May 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Buying a briefcase in Italy - where?

Trip to Italy - where is the best location to buy a really nice man's briefcase? [more inside]
posted by BrooksCooper on Apr 30, 2012 - 6 answers

SIM /Data while travelling in Italy

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 - 4 answers

Walking tours in Italy?

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 - 2 answers

Shotgun of emergency international travel questions

A dear family member suddenly passed in Italy. I live in the Mid-Atlantic USA. I really need to travel to Italy on very short notice for the funeral. I am not a frequent air traveler to begin with, but have never been abroad in my life (though I do have a passport). I have no idea how this works. I want to know anything I should know about getting to and from my destination (e.g., negotiating customs). I also want to know how bereavement fares work, whether I should bother trying to get one, who people have had good experiences with, etc. [more inside]
posted by Keter on Apr 25, 2012 - 35 answers

I've never been to Italy

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 - 10 answers

Tips/stuff not to miss in Italy for a 2 week family trip?

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 - 14 answers

LHR or FCO

Returning from London or Rome? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Apr 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for good neighborhoods to stay in in Siena and Rome

Help me find good areas to stay in in Rome and Siena. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Mar 30, 2012 - 8 answers

How to WWOOF not quite forever?

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 - 5 answers

Post wedding eats in Florence, Italy?

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 - 6 answers

There will be many more questions.

Ciao Roma! I have two questions about traveling TO and THROUGH Rome this summer. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Romantic Italian get-away on a thread-bare shoestring budget?

My SO are trying to plan a short, romantic trip to Italy for our 3rd anniversary. Flying out from London for two nights in May, mid-week (if that matters). What small, pretty, fairly quiet town would you suggest? [more inside]
posted by sundaydriver on Mar 18, 2012 - 18 answers

A tutti piace l'odore dei gatti. Ragni.

I'm starting to learn Italian. Can you give me any tips and/or resources that helped you learn Italian? Preferably online/free; examples inside. Also, please give me fun Italian pop! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 12, 2012 - 13 answers

Favourite parts of Florence?

Tell me about your favourite places and or things in Florence. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 11, 2012 - 27 answers

Trying to make the most of our Italian vacation

Planning a trip to Italy and Barcelona in May... tentative itinerary inside. Are we trying to see too much? [more inside]
posted by relucent on Feb 12, 2012 - 20 answers

Yet another 'What do I do in Italy?' question...

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 - 10 answers

What to do in Rome when its really cold?

I'm doing a last minute long weekend for my wife's birthday in Rome in a couple of days. I've got some good feedback on dining ideas, but I'd love any suggestions for other tourist stuff to do in the dead of winter. We've done most of the big sights, but special exhibits at the galleries or off the beaten trail suggestions very welcome.
posted by Lame_username on Jan 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Predatory animals in Slovenia/Hungary/Croatia etc.

When walking in the woods in the region of Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, and/or northern Italy, what type of predatory animals would one be most likely to encounter, and how does the likelihood of encountering them compare to the likelihood of encountering predators in the mountain West of the US? For instance, in western Montana/Idaho, I frequently see coyotes, I often hear Great Horned Owls and sometimes see them, and I know mountain lions and wolves are out there but it's very rare to actually encounter one. (I'm not asking about danger to humans, it's just a more general question about common types of predatory animals.)
posted by HotToddy on Jan 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Changing ISP in Italy: any advice?

[Italy filter] There are many enticing offers in Italy nowadays for internet accounts including "free" (in the sense of "included in the price") phonecalls, etc., all of them looking quite a lot cheaper than my present contract (Alice from Telecom Italia). But I'm nervous about switching accounts... [more inside]
posted by aqsakal on Dec 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Essays on Il Conformista?

I am working on a short persuasive paper (about 1000 words) for a Narrative in the Novel and Film class, in which I must argue for the inclusion of a film of my choosing in a future iteration of the class. The film about which I have chosen to write about is Il Conformista, which would (theoretically) be used in a section of the class called "Terror, Surveillance, and Human Rights". I've been having trouble finding critical essays about the film that specifically look at the film's portrayal of Fascist Italy. What are some good sources for essays on this film, or on the portrayal of WWII-era Italy in cinema? (I am not looking for reviews of the film, of which I have plenty.)
posted by pxe2000 on Nov 27, 2011 - 3 answers

T-Shirt Hunt

I am looking for this T-shirt, a cartoon of Mt. Vesuvius saying "Pompeii? I am sorry." I saw it in Naples, Italy while visiting, at a couple of stores - one of them was the store at the Archaeological Museum. Can anyone tell me where I can find or buy it online?
posted by Miko on Nov 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Italy...and math?

What just happened in Italy's Parliament? How do you win a vote but not get a majority? [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Nov 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Is that cheese in your bra or are you just happy....?

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 - 4 answers

How do I calculate duties on a package mailed to Italy from the United States?

How do I calculate the duties, taxes, and/or other fees that a person in Italy will have to pay in order to receive a gift mailed from the United States? [more inside]
posted by kellygreen on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Seeking out new music

Looking to expand my knowledge of artists/bands from a couple of non-Anglo markets. [more inside]
posted by 1901gunner on Oct 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Buona nom nom noms

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 - 16 answers

How to get the company accounts of an Italian s.r.l?

How can I cheaply/easily get company accounts for an Italian company? [more inside]
posted by runkelfinker on Sep 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Italian train strike scheduled during my planned travel

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 - 6 answers

Best time to buy IAD-VCE airfare?

Going to Venice next June. When is the best time to buy plane tickets? [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Sep 9, 2011 - 6 answers

What WAS that movie???

In 2005, on Delta Flight 627 operated by Alitalia, somewhere between Chicago and Milan, an Italian film was shown to the mostly empty cabin. After six years, I have been unable to locate it -- any help? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Aug 30, 2011 - 2 answers

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