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March 5

Covid/corona virus: info on potential Euro border/airport closings

Partner and I are booked to travel next Thursday from L.A. to Rome via Madrid, and home from Rome via London on March 22. Do aviation-afilliated Mefites know how likely it is that Madrid / Rome / London will close its airports or borders to commercial flyers during this period, OR point me to a website I can access that discusses this?
posted by goofyfoot around Rome, Italy at 6:46 PM - 17 answers has best

February 18

Any recommendations for our trip to Florence/Tuscany/Umbria this May?

My husband and I will be traveling to Italy for our anniversary at the end of May. I would love to hear about your favorite restaurants, vineyards, hotels, tour guides or anything else you recommend in Florence or throughout Tuscany or Umbria. We’re starting in Florence, then renting a car a driving around Tuscany and/or Umbria for 5 days. Currently considering: Pienza, Greve, Chianti, but nothing is locked in yet. We’ve both traveled in a Italy before but it’s been a long time. What should be on our list? Thanks!
posted by brbmaroon around Italy at 6:41 PM - 8 answers

February 10

Beaches it Italy in late May?

Is it warm enough to spend time on the beach in Italy in late May? If so, which beaches would be the best bet for warmest weather at that time of year? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell around Italy at 11:34 AM - 6 answers

January 13

italy/sicily car rental

i love to travel however there are few things I dislike more than organizing travel arrangements, and up there at the top of the awful list is figuring out car rental in such a way that it doesn't cost twice what the price tag says. [more inside]
posted by lapsang around Italy at 6:45 PM - 11 answers

September 21, 2019

Italian lost and found - how to return item from Florence to Rome?

I was in Florence this week and my bag was stolen - it only contained a sketchbook and something with my school program name. Someone messaged the school saying they found it and wanted to know if the group was still in Florence so it could be returned or picked up at a specific police station. I am in Rome now. [more inside]
posted by cessair around Italy at 5:25 PM - 2 answers

September 16, 2019

Airbnbs in Rome

My mom and her friends are doing a quick trip to Rome at the end of October and have solicited my help in the planning. Mom and friends are in their mid-60s and it will be their first time in Rome (and Italy). [more inside]
posted by something_witty around Rome, Italy at 7:38 AM - 16 answers

June 30, 2019

Planes, trains, and automobiles in and around Rome (and Florence/Naples)

I'm going to Italy (based in Rome) for a week and a half in July and am ridiculously excited. For the first couple of days, I'll drive out to the countryside from the Rome airport to visit friends, and then spend six days in Rome with planned side trips to Naples/Pompeii and Florence during two of the days that I'm there. I'd be grateful for your recommendations, but I am specifically wondering about some practical details. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog around Rome, Italy at 7:53 AM - 19 answers

June 17, 2019

Going to Umbria to lie in the sun and forget all my troubles!

I'm going to the Umbria/Tuscan region of Italy next week. I will be taking day trips to Gubbio and Perugia. Any advice for things to see or do? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue around Italy at 9:14 AM - 2 answers

May 23, 2019

Where can I take a quick nap.... in Rome?

I have to kill 8 hours in the Rome airport, and I will desperately need a nap. Where can I go? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue around Rome, Italy at 10:52 AM - 9 answers has best

May 19, 2019

What to do in Rome on Republic Day?

We will be in Rome, near Piazza de Popolo, on the Republic Day holiday (June 2). Will most things be closed? Is there anything special we should take advantage of? One of us is quite pregnant, so watching a parade in the sun is probably off the table.
posted by molla around Rome, Italy at 3:54 PM - 3 answers

May 16, 2019

What can't we miss on the route between Geneva and Venice?

My husband and I going to be doing a romantic roadtrip between Geneva and Venice this summer, taking a few days to stop at quirky sites or smaller towns as we go. (We'd take the train but don't want to be a slave to train schedules since we're short on time.) We normally just fly into big cities so this is our one chance to see Swiss/Northern Italian spots most easily-reachable by car! [more inside]
posted by egeanin around Italy at 9:44 AM - 2 answers has best

April 26, 2019

More on Rome—boutiques!

As per previous questions, my wife and I are going to Rome in a couple of weeks with our five year old. I’ve asked before about activities, but I’m curious what unique shops might be fun to visit. We’re planning to go to Al Sogno for a toy, but might be interested in housewares, textiles, silly hipster stuff, jewelry, gourmet items we can get through US customs, and alcohol. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock around Rome, Italy at 6:17 AM - 7 answers

April 23, 2019

Ten hour layover in Venice with a four year old?

In the process of booking a flight from O'Hare to London, and we potentially have the option to have a ten hour layover in Venice on the way over. We (two adults and a four year old) would arrive mid-morning after an eight hour flight. [more inside]
posted by EllaEm around Venice, Italy at 4:49 PM - 13 answers has best

April 13, 2019

Cheap Getaway Within Italy

I found a cheap fare to Rome at Easter and booked an overlong 13 day trip. Even cheap AirBnbs add up (yikes)...and I'm too fussy for bunk beds in youth hostels. I'll mostly be in Rome/Naples. Where can I go via train for 4 days to save a few bucks where lodgings/eats are less expensive? Just want to chill and blend in (i.e. more digital nomadism than tourism). [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover around Italy at 7:56 AM - 10 answers

March 28, 2019

Your best Rome adventures for a five year old

We will be traveling to Rome soon with our 5 year old. Thanks to the great answers on my prior AskMe, kid is now sufficiently hyped. SO and I have been to Rome before, but this is kiddo’s first time (and first time to Europe). Do you have any sure hits/can’t miss things in Rome for a five year old? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock around Rome, Italy at 6:13 AM - 14 answers

February 12, 2019

Hyping up Rome to a 5 year old

We will almost certainly vacation in Rome this May. It is one of my wife’s and my favorite places. It will be my 5-year-old daughter’s first trip to Europe, which is exciting for her, but she doesn’t know much about Rome, compared to Paris or London. Can you recommend some age-appropriate media to introduce her to the Eternal City? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock around Rome, Italy at 4:19 AM - 18 answers

February 10, 2019

which of the 4324737492 different Vatican tours is right for us?

A friend and I are spending a week in Rome, right near Vatican City. We want to see some cool, weird, old stuff, and we need specific advice on how best to do that in the Vatican. We're also interested in more general advice on where to go in Rome and Milan. [more inside]
posted by yomimono around Rome, Italy at 10:00 AM - 8 answers has best

December 27, 2018

Roman Forum tour recommendations

We’d like a tour of the Forum when we’re in Rome next month. Do you have recommendations? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy around Rome, Italy at 5:37 AM - 4 answers

December 14, 2018

Best 2 night side trips from Rome?

I'm taking my mom, who is Italian-Canadian and in her sixties, to Italy for 9 days as a birthday present. She has never been to Italy (or Europe for that matter). I've travelled around Europe a fair bit, but have somehow missed Italy, despite the heritage connection. We're flying in and out of Rome and, while we know we could spend 9 days there and never run out of things to see, we would still like to take a side trip and see a bit more of the country. But where to? [more inside]
posted by 256 around Rome, Italy at 9:33 PM - 13 answers

November 11, 2018

Milan after dark

I will be visiting Milan in December for work. I'll be pretty busy during the days, but should have my evenings free. This will be my first time in Milan -- help me make the most of it! [more inside]
posted by quantum around Milan, Italy at 7:51 AM - 1 answer