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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

Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:32 PM
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51. Listen to the church bells in Verona in the late afternoon
52. Walk on the walls of Lucca then have a glass of wine at an outdoor table in the old Anfiteatro
53. Go to the opera, preferably outdoors
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:34 PM
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51. Go to any open-air food market.

(Jessyca: what means AKA? I am German speaking that's why I'am asking)
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:36 PM
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food market is

(it's getting late almost midnight,bye for now)
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:41 PM
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58 pickpocket a gypsy 59 make fun of david 60 have hannible Lector your tour guide.
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 01:43 PM
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AKA - means also known as... wrong terminology... (what I meant is Ex.- For example. Ursuala are you in Germany?? Hey, we're all coming to visit. It's on 2:38 pm my time. Sweet dreams.. Or Buono Notte, caro!
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 02:02 PM
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55. Visit Villa Borghese. The Bernini statues will bring tears to your eyes.
56. Climb up on the wall along the Arno near Ponte Vecchio & smooch with your lover.
57. Sit at a cafe in Bellagio eating risotto & watching the boats go by.
58. Rent a small motorboat, cruise south on the Amalfi Coast to find your own little private grotto or beach.
59. Get to know some of the locals. Their stories are the best & you will never want to leave!

Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 02:22 PM
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I haven't been yet (Oct.) but this is what I'm looking forward too:

60. Gaze up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel...
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 03:18 PM
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61. Go on the Scavi tour at St. Peter's.
62. Climb to the top of St. Peter's and look out on to the Square.
63. Tour Pompeii.
64. Ride along the Amalfi Coast, on a scooter or motorcycle (preferably holding on to an experienced driver).
65. Buy your favorite Italian designer shoes at 30% discount compared to US department store.
66. Eat tartufo at Tre Scalini at Piazza Navona.
67. Stay clear of the pigeons flying above in Piazza San Marco.
68. Enjoy the view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo.
69. Don't forget to stamp your ticket before getting on the train.
70. Meet your future husband.

Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 03:24 PM
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Did you meet your husband there? Do tell?
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 03:44 PM
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Lay on a beach somewhere in the Cinque Terre and let your eyes wander over the young italian boys in small bathing suits. I'm sorry, am I drooling?
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 04:22 PM
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72. Go inside the Pantheon in Rome. Look up, way way up. Marvel at how the ancient Romans built this perfect and marvelously proportioned building.
73. Visit the catacombs in the outskirts of Rome.
74. Walk along the ancient Appian Way, looking at the centuries-old artificats built into humble farmhouse walls and gates.
75. Walk along the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno in Florence, window shop, find a piece of gold jewelry and buy it for the memories later.
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 04:24 PM
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Eat a perfect insalata caprese at a little cafe somewhere off of Piazza Navona in Rome.
Cry at Michelangelo's captives.
Walk at night through the crowds near the Duomo in Florence and find a great bench to just sit and watch the folks. ( is that one or two?)
Sail the Bay of Naples.
Hey, it's Italy. Almost anything.
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 04:55 PM
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Tour the caves beneath the wonderful town of Orvieto.

Visit the ceramics factories in Deruta & see the biggest vases ever.

Stay on Isola dei Pescadore (SP?) at Lago Maggiore & sip local wine as you enjoy the sunset from your terrace.

Take a walk down a cypress-lined dirt road in Tuscany.

Visit Scuola di San Rocco in Venice & marvel at the art.

Lay a rose on Verdi's grave in Il Fari, Venice.

Take the gondola up Paso di Falzzarego (SP?) in the Dolomites.

Ski the Sella Ronda route through Val Gardena.

Stroll the isolated town of Civita di Bagnoregio & contribute to the preservation society to save the town.

I could go on forever.....
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 06:57 PM
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Meet a sweet Italian girl and have muffled sex up against a door in an alley. Don't wake the residents until the very end. Run away giggling.
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 10:39 PM
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Standing in the Pantheon in Rome at night as a Passion Play begins - 100 voices sounding like a thousand perfect angels rising to heaven through the top of the perfect dome.

Being mesmerized by the mystical waters of Venice with someone you love

Sitting in a hill town, sipping a perfect cappuchino and wishing you could live in Italy

Old Feb 24th, 2001, 02:16 AM
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Marvel as you approach San Clemente Church in Rome at it's unusual (for Rome at least) secluded courtyard and fountain and then descend into the depths to visit an ancient Roman building, a Mithraeum, a 4th century church with frescoes, all under the 12th century basilica. All these layers bring home the multi-layered nature of Rome.
Old Feb 24th, 2001, 02:28 AM
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#100 Toss two coins in the Trevi Fountain to assure your return to Rome to do you 100 favorite things in Italy
Old Feb 24th, 2001, 02:50 AM
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101 stroll through the streets of Siena and admire the beautiful knockers I mean door knockers 102 Be grateful to pay 1000 lira to go to the bathroom in the Casa di St Cathrine. 103 watch the Palio from the Torre del Mangia in the piazza del campo
Old Feb 24th, 2001, 03:30 AM
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104. Go to the Bargello museum
105. Go to the Uffizi almost at sunset and watch the sun set. Then visit the Boticellis.
106. Eat pizza at Cicca Bomba in Rome
107. View the Sistine Chapel first thing in the morning before the crowds descend. Marvel at the genius of Michaelangelo
108. Walk the hills in San Gimigano as the mist is over them. Thinking how surreal it is that you are actually in the Tuscany region (as well as fortunate!)
109. Have grappa at least once!
Old Feb 24th, 2001, 07:07 AM
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Big , heavy sigh as I read all these wonderous things to do!
Thanks Jessyca, for starting this delightful thread, and thanks also, yes, we will have a blast!

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