Visiting Florence, Italy for the first time in June. Should I skip the popular tourist attractions and just explore the actual city? [more inside]
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)?
Need help making a reservation on the night train from Naples to Venice. [more inside]
Where should we stay in the Italian countryside for 2 nights between Rome & Milan? [more inside]
Help with planing my trip to italy [more inside]
Sites regular and offbeat to see in Italy [more inside]
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]
Planning two-week trip to Italy this summer and would like to keep blogging but... [more inside]
Italy the week after Easter: deserted or still a mob scene? Help us save our honeymoon from the herds of the faithful. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some great restaurants in Venice or Rome? [more inside]
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]
Venice or Rome? [more inside]
What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
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]
What are some good Italian-themed treats for children? [more inside]
Can you help me figure out flights to Milan, Italy in two weeks? [more inside]
What can I buy my sister that she can use on her trip to Italy this Spring? [more inside]
Which external flash should I purchase for a Nikon D40? [more inside]
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]
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.
You are not my doctor: Rash on the back of my hand? [more inside]
Going to Ireland and Italy. Tell me what not to miss. [more inside]
I'm going to Rome for one week in February. How can I cheap out on lodging while there? [more inside]
Rail trips across France and Italy. Any recommendations, experiences, sights, travel wisdom for an over 30 couple who like to see the world from their window without too much hassle and in as much comfort as possible? [more inside]
Is it a good time to plan a trip to Rome? [more inside]
I'm looking for underrated, obscure European vacation stops. [more inside]
How can I get from Venice to Dubrovnik to Athens on a backpacker budget? [more inside]
I'm leaving for Europe this week and will be gone for about two and a half weeks. I've got a bunch of family in Germany so they'll be showing me around there, but I'm also planning on going to Italy for approximately five days, give or take (no rigid schedule). I was hoping some people could give me some first hand recommendations on what would really make my experience a blast. [more inside]
What are the best sites to search for jobs in B&B in Europe(particularly Italy and Greece)?
Can anybody tell me anything about Amiguano, Italy? [more inside]
What would you do if you found a memory card? Have you found our memory card in Rome, Italy? [more inside]
Internet Access & Video Upload Abroad (Rome, Capri, Taormina, Palermo) [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?
How does a 40ish year old male with enough money find his way around Europe without foreign language skills? Is it possible to hire guides to travel with, or at least to show them around on a city-by-city basis for this sort of thing? I'm thinking specifically France, Spain, Italy. Willing to use University students or some other creative possibility. [more inside]
Italian Elevator Use Filter: Why do the Italians living in my building always press the down button on the elevator when they want to go up? [more inside]
When in Italy I love to eat brioches, the typical bar breakfast. Where can I find these tasty sweets in America (Massachusetts or California)? [more inside]
Winefilter: What's a good book about Italian wine (and maybe a bottle, too) for my dad? [more inside]
Apartment-swap-filter. We're thinking of swapping our place in the center of Rome with a place in Manhattan for a long week around Easter 2009. Any information and/or recommendations on reputable house-swapping sites would be much appreciated. (Also: any stories on the sort of things swapping entails, and what's important to think about and get right in preparation.)
Anyone know a smaller Italian city to visit in July that is not Florence, Venice, Pisa, Sienna or Rome? [more inside]
Italian Cookbook: I'm going to live in Italy for 2 months this summer. Tell me what cookbook I should bring along! [more inside]
While traveling in Italy, I happened to notice Native American tattoos on more than one youngish Italian man. Was this just a coincidence, or is there a preoccupation or admiration of Native American culture among Italians? [more inside]
What is the best way to travel throughout Italy? So far we're looking at Venice, Florence, Pisa, Milan, etc. People have been recommending the Italy Rail Passes from here. Is it better to get one of these? Or would it be better to get a ticket at the train station for city to city? Or are there other options that I should know of? [more inside]
What is a good way to spend some downtime in central Venice? [more inside]
What do I wear in central Italy this July so that I don't instantly look like a North American (Canadian) tourist. I'm a 60-year old petite blond. [more inside]
I need ideas for mounting screening on windows during a 3-week visit to Italy. We're staying in a house in Tuscany for 3 weeks and I understand it's not common to screen windows in Italy, and that there a lot of mosquitoes. My only idea is to bring some window screening with me and to stick it up on the window frames with duct tape. [more inside]
For a friend: where does one purchase a used (read: relatively cheap) bike in Italy in the Trento area?
Travelling +strangers is better than travelling alone right? Well, that's a dilemma my friend (I swear, it's a friend!) is in this summer as he has time off but none of his friends do. He would like to go to Europe but be a bit social about it. Everyone mentions Contiki but I want to know if they might have any competitors that people feel are better. Do they? [more inside]
I want to make next career move in Italy (experience in marketing/sales/media - but open to any industry) -- and currently live in NYC. Best strategies? I was thinking maybe an international recruitment agency based here in the States (does this exist?) or American companies with offices in Tuscany (still cannot find a list like this). I do speak Italian at level B2, but I think a better bet would be for a job that wants me to primarily communicate in English and liaise with folks back home. Any ideas or tips?
I'm thinking of taking a day/weekend trip from Lyon (Rhône-Alpes) to... somewhere. I'd like the destination city to be pretty close. Any suggestions? [more inside]