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Forum: Italy
Apr 26, 21, 6:29 am
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By JMN57

NY Times reports EU will allow vaccinated tourists this summer

See link below - no specifics but reporting that vaccinated Americans will be allowed to visit EU countries as tourists this summer. Crossing fingers that it opens up before my flights (June 10 to...
Forum: Italy
Apr 2, 21, 11:46 am
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By JMN57

AA "quarantine free" flights from NYC & Milan - starting April 4th

Of course, having a legitimate reason to enter that the Italian authorities recognize is still a high hurdle.


American Airlines offering 'quarantine free' travel between NYC and Italy | Fox News...
Feb 23, 21, 7:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By JMN57

Italian rentals (and much of Europe) come with...

Italian rentals (and much of Europe) come with mandatory liability coverage. In Italy, it is mandatory to also have CDW so you often have to often proof that your card provides that coverage to...
Feb 23, 21, 12:08 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By JMN57

Credit Card recommendation with specific features

Profile: US Citizen/Resident but with home in Italy
Perfect card: US card with no FX, Chip & PIN and international auto insurance (preferably primary) that covers Italy
Preferred network: ...
Forum: Italy
Feb 22, 21, 5:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By JMN57

Certainly understand and I do believe a top-notch...

Certainly understand and I do believe a top-notch pizza napoletana would be a lot more motivating than anything every offered Pavlov's dogs.
Forum: Italy
Feb 21, 21, 7:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By JMN57

Well, someone made it to Italy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1es7lEwMB2k

These YouTubers made it to Italy (she is Italian so certainly helped...)
Jan 30, 21, 2:47 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 15,823
Posted By JMN57

I'm using miles JFK-DUB & DUB-NCE on Aerlingus...

I'm using miles JFK-DUB & DUB-NCE on Aerlingus and they can be redeposited. The main reason, as we have a house in Italy, we generally book our TATL ex-EU as the fares are cheaper EU-US-EU rather...
Forum: Italy
Jan 22, 21, 1:17 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 5,274
Posted By JMN57

We're in a safe town in Tuscany - actually in the...

We're in a safe town in Tuscany - actually in the medieval centro - so it's pretty secure. There's a restaurant right across the street from us (4 paces) and we know the owners. The best security...
Forum: Italy
Jan 21, 21, 4:56 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 5,274
Posted By JMN57

Plans to go to Italy anyone?

It's been (understandably) quiet on the Italy board due to Covid but with vaccines out I'd like to believe that international travel will be possible sometime in 2021.

Personally, we left our...
Jan 20, 21, 10:27 am
Replies: 138
Views: 15,823
Posted By JMN57

We're rolling the dice that we will be able to...

We're rolling the dice that we will be able to travel to Europe in June. We have a house in Italy that we left last January and, of course, have not been back. So the plan is 5 days in Dublin...
Dec 11, 20, 4:18 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 29,992
Posted By JMN57

To reply to my own email. Called AA and got some...

To reply to my own email. Called AA and got some answers.

I have an $800 credit for an itinerary originating in MXP last year - that can be used against an ex-EU itinerary if it is priced in EUR....
Dec 11, 20, 3:27 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 29,992
Posted By JMN57

I tried to use some credits for an EU originating...

I tried to use some credits for an EU originating flight in 2018 and was told I couldn't. I ended up using those credits for another itinerary.

Now, I have some significant credits and am...
Oct 20, 20, 9:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,888
Posted By JMN57

Bumping the question. I also opened a Safar...

Bumping the question. I also opened a Safar account but the website is a little obscure when you have a 0 point balance.
Oct 9, 20, 10:27 pm
Replies: 565
Views: 50,647
Posted By JMN57

Great ideas but proof that governments are little...

Great ideas but proof that governments are little interested in solving problems and more invested in flexing their power.
Forum: Italy
Jul 29, 20, 3:25 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By JMN57

For those that don't know - it's al di fuori...

For those that don't know - it's al di fuori (outside) or simply fuori (out). Hopefully, a proper phrase can displace a wrong one (al fresco).
Forum: Italy
Jun 29, 20, 3:11 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By JMN57

During the lock down, my wife made a LOT of...

During the lock down, my wife made a LOT of farinata. It's something she cooked occasionally in the past (we like it a lot) but it was a good way to have something that was bread-like and fresh. ...
Forum: Italy
Jun 29, 20, 8:31 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By JMN57

Nothing wrong with focaccia, it too has Ligurian...

Nothing wrong with focaccia, it too has Ligurian roots, but the reason I raised farinata it is a local (Ligurian) specialty that isn't generally available throughout Italy while focaccia is (albeit...
Forum: Italy
Jun 25, 20, 6:54 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By JMN57

No suggestions on the pizza front but, when you...

No suggestions on the pizza front but, when you are in Genova, you might want to try farinata. It's not pizza but it is a chick pea flat bread (with spices - often rosemary) that is classically...
Forum: Italy
Jun 17, 20, 6:25 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By JMN57

Not that surprising. Italians leave the city in...

Not that surprising. Italians leave the city in the summer (as much as they can) so in July & August, demand is high at the beach, the mountains and countryside. And, since their city homes are...
Forum: Italy
May 20, 20, 10:23 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By JMN57

Honestly, I would suggest waiting. We have a...

Honestly, I would suggest waiting. We have a house in Italy. Before Covid, we had planned to be back for 3 weeks in late April/early May - that, of course, was cancelled. We also planned to be...
Apr 25, 20, 7:13 am
Replies: 70
Views: 8,410
Posted By JMN57

I've rented a lot of cars since I graduated from...

I've rented a lot of cars since I graduated from university ('78) so I've forgotten most (definitely forgotten the bad ones). My father was the 5th BMW dealer in the US (and we had Porsche, Lotus,...
Forum: Italy
Mar 23, 20, 10:21 am
Replies: 107
Views: 16,141
Posted By JMN57

Let's hope. We have a house in Tuscany and had...

Let's hope. We have a house in Tuscany and had planned to be there late April/early May - clearly that's not happening. We're hoping its possible to be there in July & August. We're in contact...
Forum: Italy
Mar 22, 20, 4:01 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 16,141
Posted By JMN57

They locked down March 9 - 13 days ago. The...

They locked down March 9 - 13 days ago. The average time from exposure to hospitalization is 12 days. That's AVERAGE so there's a distribution around that. What we're seeing is the result of...
Mar 14, 20, 7:55 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 38,039
Posted By JMN57

Wed 3/11 ORD-PHL AA 1830 787 - F (and I...

Wed 3/11 ORD-PHL AA 1830

787 - F (and I think PE) was full (everyone was upgraded). FA said Y was basically empty. I was in 1A so it felt like a private flight.
Mar 11, 20, 7:23 pm
Replies: 1,469
Views: 223,717
Posted By JMN57

There isn't free movement of people from EU to UK...

There isn't free movement of people from EU to UK without going through immigration & screening. The problem with the EU is once your in you can move freely from country-to-country without any...
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