I Have Been to Italy

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    Italy Rules

    We took a cab from the airport in Rome to the train station to go to Florence. It involved about a half hour drive on a major freeway. The cab driver was using three different cells phone's at the same time...he held 2 in one hand and one in the other...and drove in and out of...
    chaus chaus
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2008

    I'm actually in Italy right now

    for an archaeology field school! We did Pompeii/Herculaneum/Rome beforehand and are now more east. :)
    LemonFairy LemonFairy
    22-25, T
    Jul 13, 2014

    Australiano In Italia

    3 times; in 95-96, 01 & 04. My outlaws [now deceased] were living in Veneto. Long way from Australia and a lot of money for 4 people to go back and forth 3 times but it was amazing being immersed in the Italian culture.
    schmatto schmatto
    41-45, M
    Sep 1, 2008

    Dinner In Italy Via France

    I was on an annual business trip to France and Switzerland with work -  Each year my ex-boss tried to make it up the mountain to eat dinner in the Italian Alps but failed (he would hate that word) due to snow. The year that I got to go we made it. Oddly enough...
    ZsasZ ZsasZ
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 15, 2008

    A couple of years ago,

    I visited Italy with my daughter and one of my sons. I originally had planned the trip as a gift to my daughter for graduating high school. She was discerning religious life. I knew that if she were to join an order, our future time together would be limited. (At best, I...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes
    51-55, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    Beautiful History

    I traveled to Italy 11 years ago, and had such an amazing experience there. 12 years ago, my family had an ESL student stay with us for a month from Rome. His name is Davide, and he became my little Italian brother. So a year later, we made the decision to go and stay with him...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    Aug 7, 2010

    Lovely Country

    Just got back from touring holiday around Italy. I went to Verona, Rome, Venice, Assisi, Siena and San Gimignano. the cities were great but all the coach travel was pants.
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    Oct 25, 2007

    A Summer In Sienna, Italy Even

    though i have had some really good summers over the years, my time in Sienna in my third year right after my winter and spring semester in Florence was one of my best ones so far because i got to spend a solid three months there with my aunt,uncles and 4 female cousins,all of...
    RedEyesBlackDragon RedEyesBlackDragon
    51-55, M
    Dec 6, 2015

    My first trip to Europe I had travelled through

    eight countries over the course of a month. Italy was one of my favourites.... lots of amazing sights and memories. So many stories to be told. There is one story that still makes me laugh. I met an Aussie lady, "S", and we became good friends, on this tour. She was a very...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl
    51-55, F
    Jul 11, 2014

    This is for my friend peteraba6.

    Beautiful Venice! After conversing with you, I am itching to go back again - more than ever! This photo was taken when I was wandering around in the Santa Croce neighborhood. Enjoy, my friend! :)
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2014

    Want To

    I haven't actually been the Italy yet. But it is on my list of places to go. I have been be to most of the countries within the EU, and italian is one of few I have yet to see in its entirety. Like France, It is hard to get a group of lads to go to Italy, it is more of a...
    Daveokay Daveokay
    22-25, M
    Mar 7, 2011

    The History and the Art

    I spent 2 months there.  Backpacked around by myself and then went to the UK for a month and out through Paris home.   I really needed to get out of a rut at the time.  I went to fill myself up on history, the art and the architecture.  The...
    byanothername byanothername
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Oct 23, 2008

    3 Months On A Study Abroad Trip

    Going to Italy was the first time I was ever out of the United States. I lived there for three months while studying my degree. It was probably the best 3 months of my life. The experiences and places to see and things to do were incredible. I wish I could've stayed there longer...
    farhneh farhneh
    22-25, M
    Aug 19, 2013

    Hill Walking

    I have been to Italy for the past two years running on hill waling weeks in Tuscany.  Both holidays were in beautiful surroundings - the first time in a hotel near Barga and the second time in Montecatini.  In between the walks we visited Vinci, Lucca and Florence. ...
    Charlston Charlston
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2008

    Skiing In Italy

    I have been to Italy 3 times skiing in Livigno and loved it! I want to go back again and travel down south and see more of the Country and the wonderful Italians. My Brother and my bst friend went there on their Honeymoons for 3 weeks each and the stories they have about this...
    daffodil daffodil
    31-35, F
    Oct 3, 2007

    Italians Are The Coolest

    I've been to Italy twice for business trips, mainly Milan You won't enjoy Milan, its not much fin being there But you will definitely fall in love with Venezia Rome is also enchanting The Lago Maggiore is breath taking The food is yummy The people are great, fun and...
    AwesomeCube AwesomeCube
    31-35, M
    Jul 23, 2012

    Australiano In Italia

    3 times; in 95-96, 01 & 04. My outlaws [now deceased] were living in Veneto. Long way from Australia and a lot of money for 4 people to go back and forth 3 times but it was amazing being immersed in the Italian culture.
    schmatto schmatto
    41-45, M
    Sep 1, 2008

    Just Popped In On My Way Round Europe

    Italy is a beautiful country, but beware. They love to rip off the tourists!
    WildLife2008 WildLife2008
    70+, F
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2008
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