Discussion in 'General' started by rd400racer, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. Wingnut

    Wingnut Well-Known Member

    Wife and I were all around Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan in Sep. 2019. Did a bunch of the tourist stuff around Rome. Which were extremely crowded but worth it. My favorite was visiting the Duomo in Florence. We attended a mass and there might have been 20 people in attendance but it was magnificent. Italy is just fantastic and I cant wait to go back. Hoping for post Covid travel..
  2. ibidu1

    ibidu1 Well-Known Member

    Seems like the majority of us went to Italy in 2019, that was the time the euro to a dump to the dollar. Italy was dirt cheap!
  3. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    Gah just spent an hour reading articles on Bologna restaurants... got room for one more? :D

    Seriously, the times I went as a tourist we ate everything not nailed down and lost weight because we walked our legs off... I'm jealous!
  4. dobr24

    dobr24 Well-Known Member

    Sign me up! That place looks amazing.
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  5. crashman

    crashman Grumpy old man

    If I were to retire in Italy I am pretty sure that it would be in Florence. I really enjoyed my time there. We flew in to Rome and took the train to Florence then did some excursions from there.
  6. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Yep I was there in 2019 too.
  7. Triple X

    Triple X Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised by all the recommendations for Florence.
    When I was there in 1978 it was very dirty.
    Def the worst place I went to in Italy.
    I'm glad it's gotten better.
  8. motion


    Couldn't be dirtier than Naples.
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  9. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    yeah, the trash pickup there is on permanent strike
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  10. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    If your not touring Europe courtesy of Uncle Sam, then Rick Steves is your go to guy for info. Yes he 2 first names. But dont let that stop you. Iv'e had good luck with his guides and out of the way places.
  11. Itey

    Itey Well-Known Member

    Milan Cathedral is in the middle of Milan. Its worth a look. The building was started in 1386 and finished in 1965.
  12. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    The city where the sewers have diving boards.
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  13. crashman

    crashman Grumpy old man

    Ya. We were there in May of 2019 and stayed pretty close to Ponte Vecchio. Clean, laid back, people were friendly and the food was good. But I guess alot can change in 41 years.:D
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  14. jrsamples

    jrsamples Banned

    Grandpa liked Naples and Florence...early 1945.
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  15. racesbikes

    racesbikes WTB a Size 50/60 Race Suit

    Me too...but we go almost every other year.

    We based out of Florence and did the big Tuscany circle, San Gimingano, Cinque Terra, Luca, then up to Venice, Rimini, the San Marino GP, then back to Florence via the Ducati/Ferrari factories.

    Probably move to Florence for most of the year within the next few years.
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  16. motion


    Are you 'Murrican? How are you getting an Italian visa? I would love to get a place way down south... maybe Sicily... for the warmer temps in the fall/spring.
  17. racesbikes

    racesbikes WTB a Size 50/60 Race Suit

    Are you looking for an Elective residence visa or are you intending on working?

    Do you or your wife have EU nationality?

    If you want to do it - don't hold back, like all things in Italy, a little money and who you know goes a long way.
  18. motion


    No work, no EU nationality. I have some connections there, so perhaps when the time comes things can happen.
  19. Triple X

    Triple X Well-Known Member

    That's where I was thinking.
  20. motion


    Don't worry... Naples is still a dump after all these years!
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