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September 13

I need to hire a gondola in Venice

Mrs. Jabo has always wanted to see Venice. And now that we are going, I want to hire a gondola on our 30th wedding anniversary. [more inside]
posted by jabo around Venice, Italy at 10:39 AM - 10 answers has best

August 16

Anyone have any experience planning a trip to Italy using Tripmasters?

We are limited in our time frame of traveling to Italy and have decided to plan it ourselves. Has anyone used the site Tripmasters to plan independent travel? Any perspective since we have read the online reviews but want also some first hand advice. [more inside]
posted by proficiency101 around Italy at 10:17 PM - 4 answers

May 20

Taking bottled water home from a restaurant in Italy?

I'm in Italy for a little while and figuring out the restaurant customs — including purchasing a liter of flat or sparkling water at each meal. Today, I was still a little thirsty but had to run, and asked if I could take the half-empty (glass, but obviously commercial) bottle. The server said I couldn't, and I asked if the same was true for plastic bottles. She said that, in either case, it's not appropriate to take leftover water. What's up with that (assuming it's generally true)?
posted by Sidnicious around Italy at 2:35 PM - 30 answers has best

May 10

Looks like everyone is going to Italy this year

Sorry to add to the list of Italy travel questions. I've bookmarked and read all the recent ones so all the bigger places are covered. There's just one place that the previous posts hadn't mentioned... [more inside]
posted by monologish around Italy at 11:49 AM - 6 answers

May 7

Where should I propose in Rome?

Next week I will be in Rome with my girlfriend and I plan to propose, but I've never been so I have no idea where to try and make this happen. Looking for ideas! Some criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator around Rome, Italy at 11:32 AM - 16 answers

Help make our trip to Europe amazing, Rome edition

Our family will be spending a few days in Rome in July. We're traveling with kids, so our plan is for a mostly low-key trip filled with lazily exploring the city, relaxing in parks, and eating gelato. But we're also looking for other unique or special experiences we could do as a family that would really make our trip special. [more inside]
posted by quantum around Rome, Italy at 8:15 AM - 12 answers

May 1

Travel suggestions in Italy

we are driving around in Italy this month and would love suggestions for the must-see, the off-beaten-track, the delicious [more inside]
posted by supermedusa around Italy at 1:04 PM - 10 answers has best

April 20

Non-traditional things in Italy that made your trip remarkable.

What are your non-traditional things in Rome, Florence, and Venice that made your trip really remarkable? [more inside]
posted by scrittore around Italy at 6:21 AM - 54 answers has best

March 27

Help make our trip to Europe amazing, Cortona edition

Our family will be spending a few days in Cortona Italy in July. We're traveling with kids, so our plan is for a mostly low-key trip filled with swimming at the public pool, exploring the city and eating gelato in the main square. But we're also looking for other unique or special experiences we could do as a family that would really make our trip special. [more inside]
posted by quantum around Cortona, Italy at 10:12 AM - 1 answer

March 24

which restaurants in Rome are vegetarian-friendly?

We'll be in Rome for a short break in April. My wife and 10yo daughter are both vegetarians - I & my son eat meat. Can anyone recommend restaurants? [more inside]
posted by rd45 around Rome, Italy at 6:03 AM - 13 answers has best

February 12

anyone been to Venice recently?

I've gotten great travel help on the Green before, so hoping someone here has been to Venice recently and wants to give recommendations. Specific requests inside! [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes around Venice, Italy at 4:53 PM - 14 answers has best

January 31

Food, cooking, arts trip in Italy...

Please help me figure out how to craft a fabulous vacation for my two kiddos and myself to Italy this summer.. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob around Italy at 1:22 PM - 22 answers

September 14, 2015

A stylish disaster -- Should we avoid Milan during 2015 Fashion Week?

We booked a trip to Milan September 23-27th. After the fact, we learned it is Fashion Week! Should we try to avoid the city and just escape into the countryside? Will museums still be open to the public? Bonus question: Is the Milan Expo worth attending? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy around Milan, Italy at 5:54 AM - 5 answers has best

September 12, 2015

Roman Holiday: Level Advanced

Going on a trip to Rome with my dad. As a serious history/art history buff, he absolutely loves Rome and has been 5 or 6 times before. Looking for advice for some off-the-beaten-path activities for a two week trip in October. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter around Rome, Italy at 1:47 PM - 25 answers has best

September 7, 2015

Milan & the Italian Lake District in Winter

Is the Italian Lake District still lovely in winter? [more inside]
posted by dame around Milan, Italy at 2:03 PM - 3 answers has best

September 2, 2015

Info & Advice for Planning an Awesome Xmas Vacation to Italy/Vatican

My family has decided to spend the holidays in Italy and at the Vatican. I'm doing all the planning and booking and I need some advice both in general, and specific to the holidays/closures etc. We will spend about 2 weeks and plan to see Rome/the Vatican, Florence and Venice. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... around Italy at 12:00 PM - 17 answers

August 11, 2015

Opinions on Turkish Airlines?

I am researching nonstop flights from the US to Rome, for the purpose of booking a flight for my 18 y/o nephew. Turkish Airlines is coming in the most affordable so far. I have no familiarity with them, and want to know if they are generally well regarded, given that my nephew has limited travel experience and I would prefer that he fly with a reliable airline with good customer service. Anecdotes welcome.
posted by SmartWool around Italy at 8:42 PM - 26 answers

July 30, 2015

Three weeks in Italy in August: where would you go?

I am taking an impromptu solo vacation in Italy, three weeks starting Sunday when I land in Milan from NYC. Help me plan a brilliant, immersive trip! Where would you go in my place? [more inside]
posted by Dragonness around Italy at 2:08 PM - 12 answers

April 13, 2015

Two romantic weeks in Tuscany (Delayed Honeymoon)

My wife and I are planning a two week trip through Tuscany the first couple of weeks of June, and I'd love to get some tips. [more inside]
posted by syzygy around Italy at 5:16 AM - 7 answers

April 10, 2015

New and interesting in Rome and Venice?

My girlfriend and I are going to Italy in three weeks. We both love Rome, but neither of us has been in a while. I am a "foodie" (sigh) and am fluent in Italian, if rusty. Some things we're seeing: Palazzo Altemps, S. Luigi dei Francesi for the Caravaggios, Villa Borghese, MAXXI, the Quirinale. Is there anything new, or newly open, that we should be aware of? Any musical happenings in early May we shouldn't miss? [more inside]
posted by lackutrol around Rome, Italy at 8:39 AM - 6 answers has best