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Let's start a 100 best things to do in Italy list

Let's start a 100 best things to do in Italy list

Feb 23rd, 2001, 07:39 AM
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Jessyca
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Let's start a 100 best things to do in Italy list

Okay- I'm going to Italy in March- Let's start a list. J
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 11:55 AM
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I'd like to
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anyone?
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:01 PM
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Where does one begin?
1. Emerge from the stazzione in Venice and thrill to your first--and lasting--view of the Grand Canal there before you.
2. Climb the 463 steps to the top of the Florence Duomo and gain a wonderful view of the city.....to say nothing of the bragging rights for having made the climb.
3. Sit on a nearby bench and marvel at Michelangelo's magnificent David in the Accademia in Florence.
4. Gaze in awe and wonder at Michelangelo's incredible Pieta in St. Peter's in the Vatican....and perhaps even feel a teardrop welling up in your eyes.
5. Get lost in the maze of narrow streets and small canals in Venice.
6. Talk to the Italians every chance you get!
7. Eat gellato at every opportunity.
8. Eat pasta at every opportunity!
9. Stroll the streets of Bellagio, Varenna and other small towns on Lake Como.
That's a start!
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:09 PM
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Wow Jessyca, what a great idea, as the Paris list will be at its 100 pretty soon I guess. So this is Nr. 10: Have a delicious ice cream at Vivoli's in Florence after a stroll through the Boboli gardens.
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:24 PM
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Thankyou Ursula!

10) go to an Italian night club with a handsome Italian man. (went to a club called the Fish Market in Mestere)
11) Attend a Roman catholic mass in Assissi(It took my breath away)
12)Take the chairlift to the top of the mountain on the Isle of Capri.
13)See the Duomo at night!
14)buy a beautiful watercolor painting in Venice and Florence -take them home and frame them.
15)Talk to people you'll never see again!
16)St. Marco's basillica in Venice- light a candle and say a prayer for a loved one.. Look out over Venice from the roof.
17) Lean over Juliet's balcony in Verona

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Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:29 PM
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Jessyca: Nr. 10 is mine!
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:31 PM
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18. Wander around Assisi
19. Wander Bassano del Grappa
20. Gondola through Venice, as close to midnight as possible.
21. Visit Villa Balbianello
22. Drive up through the Piemonte, up over the Queyras into France, following the footsteps of Hannibal.
23. Drive the Amalfi coast.
24. See the Last Supper in Milan.
25. Visit Pompeii
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:34 PM
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OOps- sorry on the numbers... Ursuala-- I thought maybe you wanted the Italian man and the night club! J
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:39 PM
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eat a truffle in spoleto
eat at a restaurant in frontone (you won't find it in most guidebooks, but it's incredible)
check out perugia, urbino, assisi, spoleto, gubbio
hang out in the piazza
get a shave in a barbershop
eat the fruit
get a bottle of wine and cheese and have a picnic

 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:40 PM
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Jessyca: The Italian man would be fine -especially in a nice restaurant - rather than the nightclub.
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:42 PM
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I'm being greedy and taking a second turn!
26. Look out the window of your seaside hotel room and see the beyond-belief view of the Positano hillside.
27. Walk down the streets of Rome and marvel at the fact that the city numbers its past in millenia, while we Americas do it merely by centuries.
28. View La Scala Opera House (preferably during an opera, but even without one is memorable).
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 12:51 PM
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29)Have a seven course meal at a restaraunt playing accordian music, and look over Florence.
30) Ride a scooter through Sorrento!
31) Listen to Andrea Bocelli while driving through the hills of Naples and Postino. WOW!
32)Take a lake cruise at Lake Como.
33)Stay in the Lake Como area and sit on
your front porch until the wee hours of the morning.
34) Italian men, Italian men, Italian men!
35) Venice as the lights start to dim over the canals.
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:00 PM
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any chemistry brewing between you and angelo yet?
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:01 PM
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Jessyca and Howard: it's not all for you! I haven't been to Italy for a while (besides that I'm Swiss and getting old, i.e. slow).

37) Go to the Campo in Siena (greatest piazza) and then to the patisserie Nanini (Gianna Nanini family/remember her hit years ago: Bello e impossibile??)
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:02 PM
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36 Go to tuscany to a villa and take a hands on cooking class form a Italian chef. 37 have a glass of wine on the porch of the Hotel Continental Santa Margherita Ligure 38 sit on a bench eating fresh foccia berad in portifino
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:04 PM
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you see, I'm getting old - I skipped nr. 36. sorry about that.
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:04 PM
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Visit Vieste and hike the Gargano hills
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:05 PM
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Tee hee... is that you Rex?? I wrote Angelo and he hasn't written me back. He MUST not know how cute I am!!!
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:25 PM
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Since we haven't been yet, but are going this summer, I will list some real touristy things to do
39- see the Colosseum at night.
40-throw our coins in the Trevi Fountain.
41-take the children to an outdoor puppet show in Rome.
42-Take the ferry to Ischia (to see if it will be a good place for my 50th B-Day Vacation)
43- Explore the town of Sperlonga
44-Visit an WW2 cemetary, and think of all those who died in that terrible but necessary war.
45-see all the marvelous sites of Italy through "virgin" yes.
46-sip very balsamic vinegar, (to see if it is as yummy as "they" say)
47-sit on the terrace of our Rome apartment at night, with a glass of something, and look out onto Rome.
48- swim in the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea , and give thanks I am in Italy for summer vacation, and not Maine (as much as I love Maine)
49-speak italian to italians
50-eat gelato everyday in order to find the *best* flavor.
Hope these aren't too ordinary, but for a newbie to Italy they will be fun.
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:29 PM
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They are great.. and I found that some of the simpliest thing there(AKA drinking a cappucino and looking at the Piazza) are the most memorable and wonderful. Have a lovely time!
 

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