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Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« on: May 16, 2021, 07:29:18 PM »
Finally today the wife and I can say we are going!! Been planned and booked for almost a year, and just today the airline confirmed we can go June 1st.  Just need a negative test before the flight! Spending a couple nights in Venice, then Rome and the last 2 weeks will be in Sicily! I think we are going to hit it perfectly, shouldn’t be packed!  Any ideas from people who have been to where we are going? Plan on a snorkel or dive trip and maybe a fishing trip once in Sicily.  Now I can start getting excited! 
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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2021, 07:55:23 PM »
Finally today the wife and I can say we are going!! Been planned and booked for almost a year, and just today the airline confirmed we can go June 1st.  Just need a negative test before the flight! Spending a couple nights in Venice, then Rome and the last 2 weeks will be in Sicily! I think we are going to hit it perfectly, shouldn’t be packed!  Any ideas from people who have been to where we are going? Plan on a snorkel or dive trip and maybe a fishing trip once in Sicily.  Now I can start getting excited!

Glass shops on the island outside Venice are cool. Coffee in piazza San Marco is a must.

Taormina is fun and decent shopping. There are some pretty cool ruins there. Meat market in Catania is an eye opener.

I’d do Portofino and Santa Margherita over Rome.

Dont drink any booze that has a volcano on the label.

Have fun!

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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2021, 09:11:48 PM »
Lots to see in that country, I’ve been to Italy several times and haven’t barely touched what’s to see.

Two days in Venice will be adequate, two days in Rome not so much. Rome has so much to see it’s mind boggling. Just hit the man attractions if you only have two days there.

Pic pockets AKA Gypsy kids are very crafty beware, one will be trying to sell crap to you while the others are relieving you of your pocket goodies.🤣

I carried a camera bag in front of me with my stuff in it all zipped up, plus wallet in front pants pocket, absolutely nothing in back pockets, or pockets with out zippers.😉

Never been to Sicily.

What’s the volcano booze Jay?

I know there ouzo used to have opium in it.🤯
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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2021, 09:53:31 AM »
Trophy- You should try and pick up some Zamberlan boots while your their,Prob half the price.  :tup:
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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2021, 11:01:16 AM »
Trophy- You should try and pick up some Zamberlan boots while your their,Prob half the price.  :tup:
good idea! In fact I think a few good brands are made there, thanks.
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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2021, 11:02:49 AM »
Lots to see in that country, I’ve been to Italy several times and haven’t barely touched what’s to see.

Two days in Venice will be adequate, two days in Rome not so much. Rome has so much to see it’s mind boggling. Just hit the man attractions if you only have two days there.

Pic pockets AKA Gypsy kids are very crafty beware, one will be trying to sell crap to you while the others are relieving you of your pocket goodies.🤣

I carried a camera bag in front of me with my stuff in it all zipped up, plus wallet in front pants pocket, absolutely nothing in back pockets, or pockets with out zippers.😉

Never been to Sicily.

What’s the volcano booze Jay?

I know there ouzo used to have opium in it.🤯
thanks for the advice, I ordered a money belt today, that will keep everything secure. 
“In common with”..... not so much!!

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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2021, 11:22:49 AM »
Money belts work, I have a small pouch on a string that sits under my shirt.  I've stuffed cards and money in my socks, generally anywhere except loose cargo or back pockets.  If it's super sketchy, I walk around with a hand in my pocket that has my wallet. 

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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2021, 12:07:45 PM »
I will have my head on a swivel, they will prob think I'm an a hole because I'll suspect everyone who walks by or near me!!   :chuckle:
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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2021, 12:13:24 PM »
When asked where in the U.S. you are from, tell them Amanda Knox is a neighbor and how kick butt her parties are.

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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2021, 12:21:29 PM »
Wow, that sounds like it's going to be fantastic. For me, that would be one of the ultimate foodie trips.  :tup:
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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2021, 12:22:49 PM »
When asked where in the U.S. you are from, tell them Amanda Knox is a neighbor and how kick butt her parties are.

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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2021, 12:24:46 PM »
Wow, that sounds like it's going to be fantastic. For me, that would be one of the ultimate foodie trips.  :tup:
Yeah our kedo diet will be over for the duration, in fact, we will slowly start eating some carbs about a week before we leave.  We don't want any stomach issues, might gain some weight, but their food doesn't contain most the BS stuff that we have in ours.  Fresh food markets will be a daily thing for us.
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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2021, 12:27:45 PM »
Of those listed I've only been to Venice and did the touristy stuff. Hopefully the lines aren't long for some of the bigger attractions. Enjoy the food. They're terrible drivers out there, some of the worst I've seen in Europe.

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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2021, 12:28:19 PM »
Wow, that sounds like it's going to be fantastic. For me, that would be one of the ultimate foodie trips.  :tup:
Yeah our kedo diet will be over for the duration, in fact, we will slowly start eating some carbs about a week before we leave.  We don't want any stomach issues, might gain some weight, but their food doesn't contain most the BS stuff that we have in ours.  Fresh food markets will be a daily thing for us.

If you gain a few lbs and have a blast doing it, nothing is lost (literally!). My wife and I want to go to Thailand and we've decided no diet there or we'll starve.  :chuckle:
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Re: Going to Italy in two weeks!!
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2021, 12:50:38 PM »
Lots to see in that country, I’ve been to Italy several times and haven’t barely touched what’s to see.

Two days in Venice will be adequate, two days in Rome not so much. Rome has so much to see it’s mind boggling. Just hit the man attractions if you only have two days there.

Pic pockets AKA Gypsy kids are very crafty beware, one will be trying to sell crap to you while the others are relieving you of your pocket goodies.🤣

I carried a camera bag in front of me with my stuff in it all zipped up, plus wallet in front pants pocket, absolutely nothing in back pockets, or pockets with out zippers.😉

Never been to Sicily.

What’s the volcano booze Jay?

I know there ouzo used to have opium in it.🤯
thanks for the advice, I ordered a money belt today, that will keep everything secure.
with all my travels i place my wallet in my front pocket,no one could possibly steal it.dont talk to any of the loiters in the airport.HAVE A SAFE TRIP.  :tup:
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