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]
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What is the average salary of a journalist in Italy? If it matters, specifically in technology or IT.
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I have a chance to go to Milan in mid-October. My husband's ticket will be paid for, so we'll just be out-of-pocket for my ticket and lodging for a week. It's been an expensive year for us so far, and I'm reluctant to lay out money for this trip unless it's likely to be spectacular and relatively inexpensive. I cringe at the thought of paying for a rental car and staying at an expensive hotel. On the other hand, the thought of a hostel is not very enticing - unless there's a private room and bathroom. So Mefites - can you recommend spectacular things to do in Milan and places to stay for a frugal traveller? Would this trip be worth it?
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Studying Early Childhood Education and need to study it in Spain. What are good programs that are affordable (also through Financial Aid)?
What are good foreign exchange or study abroad programs in Spain, Italy, or England for Early Childhood Education and Development? [more inside]
In one of the original Superman films, Superman flies over the world and at one point Italy. I forget exactly what happens, but I think he rights the leaning tower of Pisa and it shows two of the locals upset. One of them bites his thumb and then raises it to they sky in what must be a rude gesture. Is this gesture still done in Italy today? Bonus points if you are Italian and have done it or you are someone who has seen it in Italy within the last week or so. [more inside]
What books to read before trips to Italy (Cinque Terre) and Greek Isles? Seeking travel literature, history, fiction, poetry and food--not travel guides. [more inside]
Excuse my ignorance of just how big the Alps are, can I drive this route in April? Basle,Swi -> Ferrara,ITA. Exact Google Maps route: Route My car is nothing special so no off roading in snow possible! Thanks in advance.
Affordable accommodations in Milan in April? [more inside]
Help us get home from Italy! [more inside]
I'm planning to travel to Italy, probably alone, although a friend might join me, to celebrate my 40th birthday. I've never been there before. My dream is to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, and my main interests are related to those - art, archaeology, history, etc. Obviously, I want this to be a memorable experience. What should I do? Where should I stay, how should I travel, and what do I absolutely need to see? Please help me plan my trip! [more inside]