i don't know if anyone will find this as entertaining as i did, but i certainly hope someone finds this useful. This is the pre-travel notebook of the friend of a friend, planning a trip to Italy.
Drink the H2O in Rome!
Florence - Reservations for Ufitzi-otherwise 3 hours line
con gas no gas (senza gas)
aqua minerale panna
bubbles : frizante
wine - vino
rosso - red
bianco - white
- pasta - heavy on the artichoke
primo piato - pasta
segundo piato - meat
contoriti - vegetables - spinach
dolci - desserts
bistecca Fiorentina - unlike any steak you've ever had .
Da Mario -rest - on Mercato Centrale y only lunch
Don't go to dinner before
7:00, even later if poss.
Milan - order risoto al Milanese
Bargello - no lines :) in a medeval town hall
A room w/ a view
- The Cathedral-red dome- Duomo
- Santa Croce - frescoes, tombs, panel paintings,sculp. --> off the rthand corner-miedeval manuscripts. leather school-prime place to get leather goods
- Santa Maria
of the trinity
torneau bronti chapel -
life of the virgin.
Italians understand bribes.
- Church of San Mario -
on Piazza San mario - museum thats
connected to it - converted monastery
Fra Angelico - painted cells of monks.
can see what a monk of monastery
San Minato al Monte
to get the view from the movie.
David - small museum
--> not that interesting of a museum.
--> unfinished works of art - interesting.
go early and get it over with
Vatican - got to go.
bus service that will bring you to the vatican city - so you see all the gardens - free! takes youto the bascillica.
mail things from the vatican. _most
reliable in the country.
vatican stamps are very pretty.
via del orse (not #80 30 - 35)
--> a roman
experience, very reasonable
--> a lot of food
antipasto della caza
stuffed peppers, zucchini
, freshest mozzarella
-spaghetti vongolle (w/ clams)
no cheese on the seafood.
pour on the cheese!
*just have a ticket
b4 you get on the train
stamp the ticket.
colleseumm | and forum - don't do it in the mid. of day.
spanish steps - asyaleas will be out.
Roman holiday moment.
The villa Borghese - parks
lakes & boats & roses - picnic
--> actual villa -
recently restored-great sculptures.
via condoitti - Madison Ave -
flagship store for everyone.
whatever they say to you - say it back - bon journno or whatever
shopping - window shopping
if you go inside it is expected you will buy something
- major shopping
where two meet
Cafe giacosa -
stop & take a break
cafe = espresso
capaciunio - only in the morning
near the Ufitz: -
Iced teas are really good! belté good brand
chocolate coldo - hot
chocolate - breakfast
--> end all & be all of
h. c. in the world.
a cup of mud - its
you want a grande
- you can get a lot of flavor
con panna por favore - whipped fresh cream.
- flirt w/men - they are hot.
Don't make eye contact - asking for trouble.
cafe freto - to the left of the Pantheon --> best place in the world for it!