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> Anybody been to Perugia, Italia or Vicenza, Verona, Venice etc. etc.
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post Jul 1 2008, 12:57 AM
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I lived in Vicenza, Italia 2 anni molto tempo fa. This past summer went
to Perugia for over a month to learn more Italian.

Anybody been to any of these places in Italy or anywhere in Italy?
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post Jul 1 2008, 10:22 PM
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I've been to Venice and Verona, but skipped Perugia in favour of Assisi as I was running out of time on that trip by then. It has become one of my favourite travel memories now smile.gif


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post Jul 2 2008, 10:37 AM
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Yep, I've been all around Italy, what do you want to know?


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post Jul 5 2008, 01:31 PM
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I spent a day in Verona last year, and that was not nearly enough. What a beautiful city! Wish I could return and explore it some more. The architecture and local colors seem a little more dramatic than other Italian towns. There is a lot to see and enjoy in Verona, with or without the Juliet baloney. Seems each of the towns near Venice are very interesting and beautiful. We hope to return and stay in Padua or Verona again, and make day trips into Venice- which is more expensive and so heavily commercialized.
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post Jul 7 2008, 08:24 AM
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Cool, that sounds awesome, for sure, I've never been to Verona.


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post Dec 12 2008, 09:28 AM
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Yes I have been to Perugia, Vicenza, Venice, Milan etc.. but my favourites are Florence and Rome flowers.png


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post Dec 17 2008, 03:38 AM
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I've been to Verona and Venice. Venice and Florence are my absolute favorites in Italy! I'd love to go back to visit some of the smaller towns...what are some of your favorites?
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post Dec 17 2008, 11:31 AM
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I didn't like Florence so much...I stepped in human feces in a park! Venice, I loved that place the best and Rome, I don't really know why everyone loves it so much, I found it too hot, busy and dusty.


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post Dec 17 2008, 12:56 PM
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I agree, I did not enjoy my time in Rome at all (and I usually love big European cities). To me it was too hot, croweded, touristy, and spread out. I figure I'll give it another shot sometimes though...I just have too many other places to visit first!
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post Jul 2 2009, 01:37 AM
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If you are visiting the Verona, Vincenza, Padua area I would recommend a visit to the Eugenian Hills, a couple of years ago spent two weeks just outside Bastia. Arqua Parc is an old and quiet place to visit and wander round and there is a pleasan vinyard near Vo.

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post Aug 13 2009, 03:36 AM
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Last week drove out to Italy from England, spent first night of two day drive in Verdun, France and then drove past Lake Constance (not the best of roads if you want to travel fast), past Innsbruck and over the Brenner Pass and to Valla just near CastelFranco in the foothills of the Dolomites (a couple of months ago there was a tornado there and some buildings still show the damage). I think you need transport to get round the area, the area was quite heavily involved in both the first and second world wars and has history going back a lot further so with a bit of investigation there is plenty of places to visit and the Dolomites are there for those who like scenery (plenty of bars, shopping and not far from Verona, Padova, Venice, etc).
Coming back stopped for night at Augsburg, Germany then through Luxembourg where it seems the whole of Europe stops to fill up with the cheap fuel. The only down part was the amount of Dutch caravans and the problem getting past them with a right hand drive car (in fact if I never see another Dutch caravan it will be too soon).
I would recommend the north east corner of Italy, there does'nt seem to be a lot of foreign tourist's, public transport seems to be fairly scarce if you want to get to the villages so if you can put up with the Italian style of driving get a car...
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