ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 12:24 am
I don't know when you're going, it is immediate? One more word, Sardinian breads.. I've saved an article nigh on twenty years now.. how to describe, eh, works of art, made into fanciful and somewhat delicate shapes, probably for some festival. I like the cheeses too. Don't know anything about maggots, thank you.

In case you're leaving quickly, go well.
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 01:01 am
Izzie wrote:
Hey

I've heard that Sorrento is one of the most beautiful places in the world - the Amalfi Drive and up into the mountains.


The least I can say is that I confirm that.

Qui dove il mare luccica
e tira forte il vento
sulla vecchia terrazza
davanti al golfo di Surriento


Places like Positano, Amalfi, Sorrento just take my breath away..
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 3 May, 2008 03:45 pm
The Hingeheads should be in the air by now. Buon' viaggio, you two, and post when you can.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2008 08:50 am
We're in Pitigliano right now if you're tracking us - the first walk starts tomorrow. My Italian is perfect 'due birre, por favori' is working a treat.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2008 08:56 am
Pitigliano, I've read about Jews being hidden in caves there during particularly tough times.

Wondering where you landed..

(pEr favore)
Francis
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2008 09:08 am
Altre due birre per favore, (on me)... Laughing

Are you going till Bolsena?
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Gala
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2008 10:32 am
As a non-touristy type myself, I highly recommend Orvieto.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2008 10:44 am
Just bookmarking...I love Italia!! Hope you enjoy your trip, Hingehead!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2008 12:53 pm
A little info I looked up on Pitigliano -

http://www.pitigliano-ferien.de/pr.jerusalem-e.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitigliano

I can't remember where I read about the Jews being hidden in the Pitigliano caves during the Mussolini time. (Might have been Spy in the Vatican by Branko Bokun, might have been any of several other writers.)
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Izzie
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2008 01:27 pm
Hey - hope the flight was good and you managed to keep occupied between zzzzz's. Wishing ya both a fab time - pics would be great if you get a chance. ENJOY ENJOY! Smile
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 10 Jun, 2008 10:26 am
Internet is not big in Italia, and I guess it's low on the list of things to do, but we're in Macerata now a ton of tales to tell about Sardinia, Sicily, toes, arches, heels and spurs.....

Ciao!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 10 Jun, 2008 10:45 am
looking up Macerata....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macerata
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 10 Jun, 2008 10:57 am
hingehead wrote:
Internet is not big in Italia, and I guess it's low on the list of things to do ...


Same percentage of users as in Australia :wink:

But do start telling ....
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2008 11:30 am
Sorry guys, I always seem to be in a rush to do something else in someplace else.

We just spent 3 days in Venice. Magic, even with the green 8's.

Now in the middle of a 3 day stint in Trieste then a week in Rome.

I may have to revisit the entire trip in real time on this thread - with pics - when we get back so I can answer the questions and wax lyrical about our adventures. And talk to Walter more about internet usage and how it is measured!

Ciao, HH
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2008 11:45 am
Oh, good, pictures! Have fun in Rome..
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mac11
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2008 12:34 pm
How exciting! I'm planning a trip next year, so I'm following with interest.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2008 01:22 pm
Mac, have you read about Matt Gross's recent week in Rome in the NYTimes Frugal Traveler blog? I now have another whole batch of trattorias I want to try.. (you too, Hinge, if you catch this post pre Rome).


Here's the link --

http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/wandering-beyond-classic-rome/index.html
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Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2008 01:56 pm
Keep enjoying Smile
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Raphillon
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jun, 2008 03:36 am
Just seen this one, sorry.

About Rome I would advice you not tu rush. Rome is HOT in summer and it is far better to enjoy what you are able to see than to run around looking at averything, enjoing nothing.
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mac11
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jun, 2008 09:06 am
Thanks for the Frugal Traveler link, osso. Very interesting!
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