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Forum: Italy
Feb 26, 21, 10:53 am
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By PWMTrav

I haven't been to FT in months, and I saw this...

I haven't been to FT in months, and I saw this topic, clicked into it, just to be jealous of whichever of you jerks made it to Italy. :D Ah well.
Forum: Italy
Oct 24, 20, 7:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By PWMTrav

If you're an Italian citizen, you're obligated to...

If you're an Italian citizen, you're obligated to register your marriage with your comune of record in Italy anyway, so you may as well get going on that. Check your consulate's ufficio stato civile...
Forum: Italy
Dec 1, 19, 10:49 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By PWMTrav

I took OP's last response to mean that they are...

I took OP's last response to mean that they are grabbing a connecting flight 5 hrs after their train arrives vs 1 hr - meaning a flight departure 5 hrs later. But yeah, I agree with you, adjusting...
Forum: Italy
Nov 30, 19, 11:18 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By PWMTrav

Good choice. If your train arrives on time, that...

Good choice. If your train arrives on time, that gives you a couple of hours to go have lunch in Florence, and comfortably on time to the airport from there. It's a 10 minute walk to a number of good...
Forum: Italy
Nov 30, 19, 3:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By PWMTrav

No way. Firenze SMN to FLR is ~20 minutes in...

No way.

Firenze SMN to FLR is ~20 minutes in average driving conditions. You still need to get off of the train, walk from the platform, and out to the taxi, where you might wait in line. Then you...
Nov 6, 19, 3:50 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 10,547
Posted By PWMTrav

I'm not sure how you get from there to here....

I'm not sure how you get from there to here. Delta is by far the domestic airline I prefer to spend my money with - seems pretty well run along the dimensions I care about. If the FAs unionize and...
Forum: Italy
Oct 20, 19, 9:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By PWMTrav

Pretty sure you can still change them online. I...

Pretty sure you can still change them online. I definitely did via the web portal, but it was a couple years back.
Forum: Italy
Oct 18, 19, 9:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By PWMTrav

1. Depends on your plan - generally your base...

1. Depends on your plan - generally your base plan will apply in the EU, but you don't want to bill against that, see 2. Assuming you don't ordinarily live in Europe, I usually get this plan add-on...
Forum: Italy
Oct 15, 19, 11:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By PWMTrav

The site definitely works with US cards - did it...

The site definitely works with US cards - did it last week. I had a problem with Amex, but my Visa debit card shockingly worked just fine. Paypal is also another decent option.
Forum: New England
Aug 7, 19, 3:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By PWMTrav

I'm biased, but I'd go to Portland. Hands down...

I'm biased, but I'd go to Portland. Hands down the best food of any of the places mentioned, and your kids will be fine joining you just about anywhere in the Old Port. The peninsula itself is fairly...
Forum: Italy
Jul 17, 19, 11:18 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By PWMTrav

An example would be Barbagiuai ...

An example would be Barbagiuai (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbagiuai)- and in the process of finding a wikipedia link to paste here, I learned they're originally from Monaco :D Anyhow, I don't...
Forum: Italy
Jul 14, 19, 5:11 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By PWMTrav

You're not going to see a lot in a day trip. I...

You're not going to see a lot in a day trip. I think Ventimiglia is ~30 mins driving from Monaco, but it's going to be really crowded in August, and it's a pretty touristy place to begin with, in the...
Forum: Italy
Jul 12, 19, 10:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,805
Posted By PWMTrav

I like that place too. It's a solid alternative...

I like that place too. It's a solid alternative when you want a sandwich and the line at All'antico Vinaio is too long, or you want a sandwich on a roll vs schiacciata.



I definitely want to...
Forum: Italy
Jul 11, 19, 12:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,805
Posted By PWMTrav

A few places that sprung to mind, just to seed...

A few places that sprung to mind, just to seed the thread -

Osteria Cipolla Rossa
Sergio Gozzi (only open for lunch)
Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina
Baldovino (I think this place feels like it...
Forum: Italy
Jul 11, 19, 12:01 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,805
Posted By PWMTrav

These are great plans. Lunch at Sergio Gozzi is...

These are great plans. Lunch at Sergio Gozzi is the meal I most look forward to when planning my trip. The place is absolutely on the tourist radar now, though, so you really should arrive when they...
Forum: Italy
Jun 20, 19, 12:59 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,319
Posted By PWMTrav

That's up to you, depending on what you want to...

That's up to you, depending on what you want to do with your time. I tend to find that 4-5 days in a city goes by fast, and that the day trips I had in my head never end up happening. I personally...
Forum: Italy
Jun 19, 19, 8:25 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,319
Posted By PWMTrav

I think I counted 18 days, excluding travel days...

I think I counted 18 days, excluding travel days at the beginning and end. I'd keep it simple:

4 days Venice
4 days Florence
4 days Naples
6 days Rome

If for some reason you're bored in any...
Forum: Italy
May 30, 19, 3:21 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,189
Posted By PWMTrav

What do you like to do, or would like to do,...

What do you like to do, or would like to do, while on this trip? I don't know as much as I should given that my mom is from Genoa, but I know I can probably gather some opinions if you can narrow...
Forum: Italy
May 15, 19, 11:23 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 41,740
Posted By PWMTrav

You should be fine then. You're roughly centered...

You should be fine then. You're roughly centered - Uffizi to the south, Accademia (with the Duomo along the way) to the north. FWIW, going south of the river after dark is a perfectly good idea - get...
Forum: Italy
May 11, 19, 6:48 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 41,740
Posted By PWMTrav

Both hotels are well regarded. I don't think...

Both hotels are well regarded. I don't think you'd have a problem with either one, honestly. That said, what do you plan to do for that full day? Florence is pretty compact, but if you were planning...
Forum: Italy
Mar 30, 19, 6:27 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By PWMTrav

Depends on the time of year and what you consider...

Depends on the time of year and what you consider to be close.
Forum: Italy
Mar 30, 19, 6:22 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,514
Posted By PWMTrav

There are more knowledgeable people already in...

There are more knowledgeable people already in the thread giving good advice, so this is just my two cents: July is a busy month in Venice, but most tourists in Venice are there to stay in mostly the...
Forum: Italy
Mar 17, 19, 12:40 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 41,740
Posted By PWMTrav

I have no first-hand experience as we always just...

I have no first-hand experience as we always just take a taxi - honestly even when my daughter was under 2, taxis worked pretty well, so consider it if your 12 year old can help with a bag. But the...
Forum: Italy
Mar 3, 19, 10:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By PWMTrav

If you have 3 nights, pick a place and spend them...

If you have 3 nights, pick a place and spend them all there. If you're more city travelers, pick Florence, if not, any town that appeals to you based on what you want to spend your time doing. ...
Forum: San Francisco
Mar 2, 19, 3:31 pm
Replies: 293
Views: 83,677
Posted By PWMTrav

If you're on one ticket they should be checking...

If you're on one ticket they should be checking your luggage all the way through at ORD. Have them print your QF boarding passes there as well when you check in with AA, if you're unable to do that...
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