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Post by stolenwine » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:24 pm

i can't believe we don't have an italy thread! i am a big fan of italy. we're thinking of going there again but i can't decide where! amalfi coast looks amazing but i'm also curious about the southern areas like puglia and sicily and sardinia and the aeolian islands. does anyone have recommendations? the water and scenery look so beautiful!
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Re: Italy

Post by let it ride » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:28 am

well, i've never been but always really wanted to, and it ended up being the chosen destination for mine and jonny's honeymoon in august this year!

we're going to stay in praiano on the amalfi coast. it looks close enough to positano/sorrento/naples/capri/pompei etc. etc. i can't wait to go!

where have you been before in italy?
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Re: Italy

Post by stolenwine » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:45 pm

oooh, astrid, all those places look so lovely! can't wait to see your holiday photos! another great thing about italy is that you never have to worry about getting decent veggie food. yum! we went to florence, via reggio and lucca last year. it was awesome and the weather was amazing the whole time too. it was one of the most relaxing holidays i've ever had.
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Re: Italy

Post by kildare » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:39 pm

I just spent 2 days in priano. Are you staying in hotel casa angilina?

The scenery is amazing, as was the hotel. The town was very small, not more
than a few hotels and about 5 restaurants. Doing nothing for a few days was fine
for me but if you want to explore more you would probably need to rent a car.
There was a few buses to possitano (only 1mile away), amalfi and sorrento.

I also done a few days in an even nicer hotel in sorrento if you are looking for recommendations.

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Re: Italy

Post by let it ride » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:46 pm

no, not that hotel, we're staying at a different one. yeah we picked it because it's in the middle of it all, my mum was there this summer and she said it was perfectly fine to get buses and things. it looks gorgeous, i can't wait!

we thought that area of italy did the things we wanted from a honeymoon:

*nice hotel
*being able to be in the sun, read, swim etc.
*fun day trips to go on
*food
*pretty scenery
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Re: Italy

Post by stolenwine » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:56 pm

kildare, have you been to any of the aeolian islands? they look pretty amazing. i'm not sure which one of the islands is best to go to though, so if you have any suggestions, suggest away!
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Re: Italy

Post by kildare » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:00 am

Yeah, it was great. You´ll enjoy it.

Here is the view from my hotel room.

To the left in the distance is capri.
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Re: Italy

Post by let it ride » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:18 am

ahhh, that looks so beautiful! eee, i'm so excited!
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Re: Italy

Post by kildare » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:26 am

I´ve been to a few places in italy but not any of the aeolian islands.

I´m already thinking of next years holiday. I´ve always fancied a bit of walking
in the dolomites but haven´t got round to it yet.

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Post by stolenwine » Tue May 12, 2009 11:35 pm

kildare wrote:I just spent 2 days in priano. Are you staying in hotel casa angilina?

The scenery is amazing, as was the hotel. The town was very small, not more
than a few hotels and about 5 restaurants. Doing nothing for a few days was fine
for me but if you want to explore more you would probably need to rent a car.
There was a few buses to possitano (only 1mile away), amalfi and sorrento.

I also done a few days in an even nicer hotel in sorrento if you are looking for recommendations.
yes, hotel recommendations, please! we're thinking of staying in priano at casa angelina but we've got nearly a week in italy so we might do a couple of nights in sorrento as well.

so, you recommend casa angelina then? what room type did you get? some of them look a bit small but the views look totally stunning. restaurant recommendations would also be good if you have any! what's priano like anyway? is it good for beach/sea/relaxing?
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Re: Italy

Post by kildare » Wed May 13, 2009 1:47 am

The hotel was lovely. Minimalist style with white everywhere. B&O TV in the room etc.
Sometimes I don't think the minimalist style works, but with the huge window
in the public rooms and the stunning views it looked great.

I think the room I stayed in was the least expensive one with a sea view, which was really
quite big actually.

The pool was quite small and not much use for having a bit to cool off. Couldn't really swin in it.

Restaurant in the hotel was nice but expensive, starters around 15 euros, mains 25-30euros
but then I did get a free glass of bubbly on arrival. Breakfast is 12.50 for continental,
and 25 for meats and cooked stuff. (again free bubbly if you can be bothered with it at
breakfast)

Very attentive staff, the gardener spotted us walking down the path and took our bags,
then white russian cocktail on arrival. Perhaps a bit too attentive, I like a slightly
more relaxed approach.

There was a small beach area shared by the hotel, a bar and a few houses. Very small
and a bit rocky. There are a few other coves/beach areas in the town. This is not an
area with large beaches as the cliffs are too steep. You could probably swin in the sea from
these areas but the water looked a bit choppy when I was there.

This is the kind of hotel and area were you don't really do much apart from relax,
read a book, go for a stroll have a coffee then read some more.

If your staying a sorrento have a look at "la minervetta maison" which was a bit
cheaper, bit more of a relaxed atmosphere and just as nice rooms.

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Re: Italy

Post by stolenwine » Wed May 13, 2009 9:52 pm

thanks so much for info, kildare! it's really helpful. minervetta maison looks so nice, but it's all booked up. damn!

is it easy to get to places like sorrento and positano from praiano? i read that there are buses but i'm not sure how frequent they are. i guess it would be nice to be able to go off to sorrento or positano or somewhere during the day if we fancied a bit more excitement. did you book casa angelina straight from the hotel itself? i'm trying to shop around for rates!
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Re: Italy

Post by stolenwine » Sun May 24, 2009 2:58 pm

where's good to stay near naples (without having to actually be in naples?) we fly out of there to go to milan and want to stay somewhere closer than praiano so we don't miss our flight. is pompeii worth staying a day/night in? is there anywhere else close by that's pretty and not very hectic? i've heard naples is really hectic and kind of dodgy so that's why i'm avoiding staying there.
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Re: Italy

Post by TheAlex » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:36 pm

I'd love to go to Corsica and the Dolomites, amongst other places.

I went to Venice and Padova on the way to Slovenia. Venice is gorgeous and unique, and I probably enjoyed walking the backstreets more than anything, people are so unadventurous that it's really easy to get away from the crowds.

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Re: Italy

Post by stolenwine » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:12 pm

does anyone have any recommendations about where to stay/go in sardinia? or i guess anywhere else in italy that'll have a beach/coastline? i have half a mind to go back to the amalfi coast but i think it's probably better to go somewhere new.
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Re: Italy

Post by stolenwine » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:04 am

i am the most indecisive person EVER. i can't decide where we should go for this holiday! now i am thinking about sicily. can anyone recommend somewhere? modica looks really lovely but probably not to spend a whole 7 nights at.
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Post by stolenwine » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:17 am

ok, don't go to modica unless you want to be CREEPED THE FUCK OUT. we had to flee earlier than planned because it really was THAT creepy and unsettling. i mean, i guess it's good if you're in the mood to be creeped out but it's not the most er, romantic/relaxing place in the world.

taormina on the other hand, is fucking lovely. i think it might be the best place i've been to in italy.
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Re: Italy

Post by Klove » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:07 pm

I am thinking of going to Rome for the October Bank Holiday weekend.

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Re: Italy

Post by cupcake_love » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:57 pm

i'm going on a super last-minute one-day trip to rome tomorrow on my own, and was wondering if anyone had anything exciting to recommend? i also need a place to stay, does anyone know someone that might know someone that could hook me up or does anyone have any recommendations of specific hotels or areas where i should be looking at staying?
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Re: Italy

Post by oldgreentieon » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:19 pm

cupcake_love wrote:i'm going on a super last-minute one-day trip to rome tomorrow on my own, and was wondering if anyone had anything exciting to recommend? i also need a place to stay, does anyone know someone that might know someone that could hook me up or does anyone have any recommendations of specific hotels or areas where i should be looking at staying?
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