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Warmish places to go in Europe?

Where in Southern Europe should we go for a few winter months? [more inside]
posted by walla on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

A day or two in Sicily? Worth the trouble of getting there?

Is a quick trip to Sicily worth it? I've got a ticket to fly to Rome 4-11 December, and am considering a quick trip to Sicily (max 3 days, min 1 day) via a low-cost air carrier. [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Italy when no one is there?

Going to Italy at the end of January. Not the most ideal time to take a vacation. We are going to Milan, Tuscany, and Venice. How can two people make the most of it?
posted by parmanparman on Nov 4, 2009 - 22 answers

Buon Natale a Roma?

Rome and Italy for X-Mas: bad idea or not? [more inside]
posted by i less than three nsima on Oct 8, 2009 - 8 answers


Help me remember the name of a poet/playwright from northeastern Italy. [more inside]
posted by Partario on Oct 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me fight Italian car rental scammery!

I am being badly ripped off by Maggiore, an Italian rental car company (with a strong assist from a cab driver in Lucca). Please help me. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 28, 2009 - 22 answers

Walking resources for Pollino National Park, Italy?

Where can I find resources on walks in the Pollino National Park in Basilicata, Italy? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Sep 26, 2009 - 1 answer

Help finding and renting apt west of Ancona, Italy.

Good inexpensive family apartments for rent inland from Ancona, Italy in end-October? Need some assistance. [more inside]
posted by avocade on Sep 22, 2009 - 6 answers

What books should I read about historical Rome and Venice?

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]
posted by garlic on Aug 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Mel Gibzetti

In the recent documentary not quite hollywood , the talking heads mention the Australian influence on Italian genre films, where an entire genre of Mad Max–style rip-offs emerged. What are these movies, and can I get them on netflix? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Aug 23, 2009 - 6 answers

What are some of the best Italian movies of the last 30 years?

What Italian movies am I missing out on? I'm familiar with the post-war classics, but it's hard to come by more modern stuff in the States. [more inside]
posted by katemonster on Aug 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Good publisher of Italian classics?

Good publisher of Italian classics? I ask only this: the text is as it was first written, the book is free from the pollution of study notes. I suppose I'm looking for the Italian equivalent of England's 'Oxford University Press', or Germany's 'Reclam'.
posted by vespr1610 on Jul 23, 2009 - 3 answers


I'm looking for a video of an Italian vespa commercial from the early 60s (probably aired on the show Carosello), which featured the scooters driven by the boys and all the girls sitting side-saddle behind them. It had snappy music that was punctuated every few seconds by the single lyric "Ves-PA!" (The commercial I'm looking for isn't this one... It was instead made earlier and the kids should be dressed more formally.) Can you help me find it?? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel on Jul 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Holy juxtaposition

What's the story behind the (contemporary) sculptures scattered in and around the Forum in Rome? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jul 15, 2009 - 2 answers

RV'ing in Italy

Ok, I conquered the US, now I want to go RV'ing in Italy!! Anyone with experience? [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Jul 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Good books about the Italian Renaissance?

Can anyone recommend good books about the interaction of Italian City-States during the Renaissance? My brother is writing a 200 page paper over the next three years, and his topic is Rome, Venice, Florence, and Milan and how their interactions shaped the Italian Renaissance. He doesn't have any good books to go on, and I'm at a loss to help him (I'm not a history person) Any help would be appreciated.
posted by nickhb on Jul 3, 2009 - 18 answers

Time to gut airline pricing.

Arline prices: a specific question (Italy, late September, how to minimize cost?). And a general (airline econ 101). [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Jul 1, 2009 - 6 answers

8 Hours in Milan?

Things to do close to the central train station in Milan? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc on Jun 28, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I make the best cannoli filling ever?

Headline says it all: how do I make the best cannoli filling? Ricotta+powdered sugar+vanilla? How much of each (or other ingredients) should I use? I made it last night with 1.5 lb ricotta, 1 c powdered sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla, using a recipe in some old Italian cookbook, but it came out a bit chalky and not as thick/creamy as it is when it comes from a restaurant. Any specific pointers (or any particularly great add-ins)? Lots of Google hits, but I'm trying to filter out the noise. Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal on Jun 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Seeking recomendation for immigration attorney in Los Angeles for Italian citizenship by descent case

Please recommend an attorney -- preferably one in the Los Angeles area -- for an unusual Italian citizenship by descent case. Looking for one with knowledge of complicated 20th Century treaties regarding the former Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Italy, and Greece, and experience dealing with a lack of some typical primary citizenship evidence. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Jun 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me plan my destination wedding in Italy (and avoid getting scammed).

Help me plan my destination wedding in Italy (and avoid getting scammed). [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Jun 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Divorce Attorney in Rome

Recommendations of Italian divorce attorneys in Rome? [more inside]
posted by tommassit on Jun 18, 2009 - 0 answers

Italy or bust

Traveling the Italian coast [more inside]
posted by sundri on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Advice on my trip to Italy

So I'm going to Italy for a class and then I'm planing on traveling around for a little while afterwords in the month of August. I'll probably stay mainly in Italy, but I would like to go to Greece and maybe visit my cousins in France. I've never done something like this so I really could use some help with my trip. Is there some guide for people for backpacking in Europe? What are just some overall recommendations on traveling like this? [more inside]
posted by Rustbeard on Jun 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Walking from Firenze to Roma!

Calling all Italians: Walking from Firenze to Roma, advice needed! [more inside]
posted by vespr1610 on Jun 6, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I make Vernazzian foccacia?

How do I make foccacia like we had in Vernazza, Italy? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on May 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Florence, Italy. Good idea to skip the tourist traps?

Visiting Florence, Italy for the first time in June. Should I skip the popular tourist attractions and just explore the actual city? [more inside]
posted by kdern on May 23, 2009 - 28 answers

Help me go hiking in the Dolomite Mountains

A friend and I are traveling to Italy at the end of June and will be going hiking in the Dolomite mountains. We plan to head out from Bolzano on one of the lifts and hike from rifugio to rifugio (and then back) for about 5 days, with the route to be chosen with help from the tourist office there. Has anyone done this and have 1) any specific advice on which trails to take; 2) recommendations for inexpensive lodging for our one night in Bolzano; 3) suggestions for what we should bring with us (keeping in mind that we want to travel light)?
posted by sumiami on May 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Getting a night train reservation

Need help making a reservation on the night train from Naples to Venice. [more inside]
posted by bajema on May 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Where should we stay in the Italian countryside for 2 nights between Rome & Milan?

Where should we stay in the Italian countryside for 2 nights between Rome & Milan? [more inside]
posted by comah on May 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Help plan my trip to Italy

Help with planing my trip to italy [more inside]
posted by Rustbeard on May 13, 2009 - 4 answers

What t see, do in trip to Italy

Sites regular and offbeat to see in Italy [more inside]
posted by Postroad on May 12, 2009 - 17 answers

Who painted this Italian Painting?

What can you tell me about this Italian painting? [more inside]
posted by nyc_consultant on May 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me plan a few days in Italy, starting from Venice.

Business trip in Italy in June, ending with one day in Venice. I am going to stay a few extra days in Italy on my own... should I stay in Venice or go elsewhere? Have to decide about plane tickets in the next 2 hours! [more inside]
posted by kdern on May 8, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I blog in Italy?

Planning two-week trip to Italy this summer and would like to keep blogging but... [more inside]
posted by Postroad on May 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Easter Monday in Italy

Italy the week after Easter: deserted or still a mob scene? Help us save our honeymoon from the herds of the faithful. [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Apr 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Restaurants in Venice & Rome

Can anyone recommend some great restaurants in Venice or Rome? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on Apr 8, 2009 - 19 answers

Help my foreign friends enjoy their American experience...

Any ideas on a route (and some great points of interest) for some Italian visitors to take from Mt. Vernon, Ohio to Fargo, ND? It'll be their first time in the U.S. and would like to see as much as possible. [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Apr 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Venice or Rome?

Venice or Rome? [more inside]
posted by batcrazy on Apr 4, 2009 - 22 answers

Mobile software for the mobile traveller?

What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me find a creative venue in Rome, Italy

I am organising an internal training on innovation in Rome for about 20-25 employees. What creative / innovative venues do you recommend in or by Rome, Italy? [more inside]
posted by eurandom on Mar 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Italian Treats for Children?

What are some good Italian-themed treats for children? [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Mar 18, 2009 - 13 answers

I'm leaving on a Jetplane (or Two).

Can you help me figure out flights to Milan, Italy in two weeks? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Mar 9, 2009 - 5 answers

What can I buy my sister that she can use on her trip to Italy this Spring?

What can I buy my sister that she can use on her trip to Italy this Spring? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Mar 4, 2009 - 11 answers

What is the best external flash for the Nikon D40 camera?

Which external flash should I purchase for a Nikon D40? [more inside]
posted by Craiggy83 on Feb 24, 2009 - 21 answers

Da Palermo a Roma!

For vacation, I was thinking of starting in Palermo and making my way to Rome. I know next to nothing about this part of the world, so I don't know how good or bad of an idea this is. Any thoughts from those familiar with the area would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by verevi on Feb 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Tuna recipe from Italy?

I recall eating a meal in Italy that I THINK was just rice, canned tuna, and white beans drizzled in olive oil. Is this a real "dish"? I've put those four ingredients together and it doesn't taste the same. And it's a really monochromatic meal. Anyone have any thoughts on the "real" dish, or if not, how to spice up the one I remember? It was in Parma.
posted by Ollie on Feb 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Hand Rash

You are not my doctor: Rash on the back of my hand? [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jan 27, 2009 - 9 answers

PlanMyTripFilter: Help me Booze and Peruse

Going to Ireland and Italy. Tell me what not to miss. [more inside]
posted by milqman on Jan 25, 2009 - 29 answers

more bang for my meager buck

I'm going to Rome for one week in February. How can I cheap out on lodging while there? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

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