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  1. R

    Venice Venice - 200 Things To Do and See

    by Ruth L. Edenbaum, originally posted on slowtrav.com in 2005 This is not a complete list of things to do and see in Venice, but is merely a list of some of what is readily available, especially to those who choose to spend more than two or three days there. These are some of my favorite things...
  2. S

    Traveling to Tropea and further south

    Hello fellow travellers, I have done a lot of reading but would love to get some feedback of travellers who have travelled in that area. I will fly to Lamezia Terme (SUF) Airport, arriving at 8am on a Monday, leaving again on Saturday at 8pm, so I will have 4 full days and 2 “almost full days”...
  3. S

    Hello all from Rome

    Hi everyone! I used to be a member of the original SlowTrav forum back in 2006-2007, when I ran two holiday apartments for tourists in Trastevere. Then I was out of the sector for quite a while, working mainly for Italy's news wire service, ANSA. But now I've added a new job working again in...
  4. Pauline

    Podcasts Rediscover Italy Podcast

    An interesting podcast about Italy - Rediscover Italy, with hosts Cassandra Santoro and Laura Thayer. https://rediscoveritalypodcast.com/ They have just finished their first season and the second last episode was with @Valerie talking about Basilicata. It was a great episode! (I will add...
  5. Pauline

    Hiking Walking Easy in Europe

    In the 1990s Chet and Carolee Lipton wrote a brilliant set of books about hiking in Europe: Walking Easy in the Swiss Alps Walking Easy in the Italian Alps Walking Easy in the French Alps Walking Easy in the Austrian Alps In the 2000s these books were updated and combined into two books. New...
  6. Terry

    Northern Italy Munich and the Dolomites

    By teaberry from USA, Summer 2013 Four days in Munich, Germany and a week in Castelrotto, Italy, in the Dolomites, in July, hiking and enjoying the local ambiance. Heaven. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. The Trip that Almost Didn't Happen This is the trip that almost...
  7. E

    Florence Intensive Language Course in Florence Then Decompression in Sorrento

    By Earline from Tennessee, Spring 2006 March 16 through April 6, 2006. Mother and daughter share brain-frying intensive Italian language course in Florence for two weeks, then on to Sorrento and the Amalfi coast for some R&R. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Before I Get Too...
  8. Georgia & Zig

    Trip of Gifts - Italy, Greece and Switzerland

    By zig from Kentucky, USA, Fall 2006 An amusing journey with Zig and Georgia as they travel on a tight budget through part of Switzerland, Liguria and make a pilgrimage to Greece, Sept 25 - Oct 9, 2006. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. 9/25/06 - Travel Day - Kentucky to...
  9. C

    Travel 2021 Southern Italy

    Traveling to Italy in august. Anyone been lately? COVID protocols? Where to visit?
  10. Pauline

    Miscellaneous Italy Travel Basics

    Regions of Italy Italy has 20 regions. Each region is divided into provinces. Most travel articles refer to the regions in Italy. On this website we group information by region. Provinces of Italy These are the provinces for some of the popular tourist regions: Emilia-Romagna - Bologna...
  11. Ann R

    Florence A Week in Florence, Italy

    Over five million international visitors arrive in Florence (Firenze in Italian) each year. Over 90% of these tourists stop by for only a day. Most of the rest stay less than four nights. But it is the wise traveler who spends a week or more, setting up a home base in a Florentine apartment and...
  12. Pauline

    Food & Drink Pizza for Dinner

    Pizza in Italy is not junk food! Pizza is a very popular dinner for Italians and for tourists. It is inexpensive and is a quicker and lighter meal. In most restaurants, especially in smaller towns and less touristed areas, pizza is served only at dinner. Pizza for Lunch In most towns...
  13. Pauline

    Food & Drink Restaurants in Italy

    You will love the restaurants in Italy. Most are small, family-run places. Almost every meal is the best meal of your life. It would be easier to list the places where you had a bad meal, than to list where you had good meals. Meals in Restaurants Breakfast You won’t find a typical American...
  14. Restaurants in Italy

    Restaurants in Italy

    In southern Italy the espresso is very short and you get a glass of water.
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    Restaurants in Italy

    Primo - The perfect plate of pasta in Campania.
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    Restaurants in Italy

    Primo - Seafood pasta in Campania.
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    Restaurants in Italy

    Secondo - The other half of the fish.
  18. Restaurants in Italy

    Restaurants in Italy

    Secondo - Half of the fish.
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    Restaurants in Italy

    Primo - Pasta with tomato sauce for the vegetarian.
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    Restaurants in Italy

    Antipasto - Caprese - mozzerella with tomato.