My wife has just accepted a good job in Naples. She's a British citizen and so, according to the Italian consulate, I'll be able to get an EU residency card and a work permit, healthcare, etc. wiout much trouble at all. (Sadly, she just recently turned down a job in the UK because the spousal visa process was so onerous as to be ridiculous.) A new adventure! But we know *nothing* of Italy and Naples n particular. Help! [more inside]posted by alaaarm around Naples, Italy at 8:24 PM - 13 answers
Two US citizens flying from Rome (FCO) to London (Heathrow LHR) in a couple weeks. The flight is at 6:35am. Our ride to the airport can only drop us off at 10pm the night before.
Will we be ALLOWED to wait in the airport during that time? [more inside]posted by sandra_s around Rome, Italy at 10:14 AM - 14 answers
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]posted by neushoorn around Italy at 1:12 AM - 11 answers
I'll be in Florence for 1 week. I'd like to ask for places with good internet access; good steak and other local dishes; good view of the Champions League games. [more inside]posted by shortfuse around Florence, Italy at 1:45 AM - 5 answers
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]posted by Pwoink around Rome, Italy at 11:18 AM - 5 answers
My mother, two adult sisters and I are traveling mid-may to see Pompeii and the Amalfi coast and are wondering where to stay. I saw a few older threads but in the age of Airbnb I'd love some fresher recommendations... We're easy, but we do want an ocean view where possible, and preferably a place to park. Any suggestions? posted by qzar around Italy at 8:57 AM - 3 answers
We're planning a trip to Venice. I am fascinated by the fact that they built an entire city in a lagoon and am somewhat flabbergasted that I haven't been able to find a single place in the city where I can see a model or an exhibit that explains the construction. Is there really no place where I can learn more about Venetian engineering? posted by Swiss Meringue Buttercream around Venice, Italy at 11:18 AM - 7 answers
October 14, 2013
Next week, my 10 year old daughter and I will be in Rome for 3 days; what should we see? [more inside]posted by oclipa around Rome, Italy at 4:25 AM - 8 answers
October 8, 2013
Hi Italy experts -
I've scored a great fare from JFK-MXP in just a few weeks for an upcoming anniversary. I've been to Italy a few times, but for some reason - either the season, the occasion, or just the area - I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the possibilities. [more inside]posted by anelsewhere around Italy at 8:26 PM - 7 answers
My husband and I are going for a long weekend in Genoa, Italy. I've been really lapse in my planning and now I turn to the hivemind! I've done a bit of homework, but not enough, can you help? [more inside]posted by like_neon around Genoa, Italy at 5:03 AM - 3 answers
September 28, 2013
Looking for guidance and travel tips on a trip I am planning - driving from Paris to Toulouse and then heading over to Italy. Where to stay on the way down to Toulouse for one night and what's the best way to get to Italy from Toulouse? [more inside]posted by dmbfan93 around Rome, Italy at 4:39 PM - 7 answers
September 20, 2013
I'm going to Rome. I have one free day to use as I see fit. What should I do? [more inside]posted by Andrhia around Rome, Italy at 8:11 AM - 25 answers
September 7, 2013
My family (myself, my sister and our parents) are heading off shortly for a vacation in Rome, Italy. My family likes to write a lot; my parents are actually taking on online writing course at the moment, and I have a fair bit of writing to do for work. In the States we'd go hang out at a coffeehouse to get our daily wordcount in. What's the best place to get writing done in Rome? [more inside]posted by fermion around Rome, Italy at 5:27 PM - 8 answers
July 23, 2013
My mother is travelling to Italy (lots of relatives there) and would like to have basic cell phone access while there. I need to work out the details before she leaves in September. [more inside]posted by lampshade around Italy at 7:42 PM - 10 answers
June 2, 2013
Contemplating an Italian vacation (in the range of two weeks or so) in the next year or two, for a family group of about 5-6 people. Google turns up several websites dedicated to renting apartments/houses, but I'd love to hear some personal recommendations. Is Air BNB the best? Vrbo.com? Perhaps there's no real difference between them. [more inside]posted by PussKillian around Italy at 6:48 PM - 6 answers
May 15, 2013
My brother left for Rome, Italy on Monday to do a summer job for a lab there and we (his friends and family) still haven't had any contact from him.
I'm worried that something might have happened to him and his wife and kids are worried sick. Is there any good routes to trying to find him in case he's been in an accident?
I don't have the name of the lab he's working for or I'd just call them :( posted by Ikazuchi around Rome, Italy at 4:19 PM - 20 answers
April 26, 2013
Wife and I are going to Italy in a couple of weeks. It's our first trip there, and one we wanted to do for a long time. Friends that have been there are telling us all the places to see in Rome, Venice, Florence etc. Thing is, other than being in Rome the first & last night, we aren't going to any of those places, and don't really want to! We're planning to get off the beaten path as much as we can. Is this a good/bad idea? I'm having doubts now.. [more inside]posted by dukes909 around Italy at 6:28 AM - 38 answers
April 23, 2013
Previous AMF questions have discussed walking into various mobile providers in Italy and just buying a SIM card. Glancing around internet currently suggests that SIM card sales are (more?) heavily regulated in Italy than previously, even to the point of not offering them for sale to someone showing a passport. Curious if any current Italy residents, expats, or students can provide info for the following:
US unlocked GSM smartphone owner heading to Italy for 10 days and would like to have reasonable phone and text options to call/text back to states to check on house and pets with housesitter. Data a plus but absolutely not necessary.
Any advice to smooth the process of buying a SIM card in Italy would be greatly appreciated. posted by teg4rvn around Italy at 10:51 AM - 9 answers
April 17, 2013
Four of us are coming in on different flights and terminals throughout a single morning - what landmark in the Fiumicino airport can we all meet by? posted by jander03 around Rome, Italy at 11:18 PM - 11 answers
April 16, 2013
I am ready to pull my hair out planning a Month long trip in August for my 14 year old daughter and I. I have plans and lodging set for 3 of the 4 weeks. I am looking in the Tuscany area of Florence, but do not want to stay in Florence. I want a small town, charm and comfortable. [more inside]posted by snztt99 around Florence, Italy at 7:10 PM - 10 answers