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  • Born and raised in Italy

    6 13.95%
  • I like it so much that I moved/bought a second house there

    1 2.33%
  • I have been to Italy more than 5 times

    4 9.30%
  • I have been to Italy a few times

    16 37.21%
  • I have been to Italy just once

    8 18.60%
  • Never been there, but intend to

    6 13.95%
  • Never been there and don't plan to

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    Question Have you been to Italy ?

    Contender for the most beautiful country in Europe (in the world ?) with France, Italy is a destination that should be on top of everyone's list.

    Usually once people fall in love with Italy they go back there again and again.

    Now let's see just how many of you have been there.
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    I have been to Italy just once but I plan to go again probably next summer. I didn't stay as much as I wanted last time so there are still many places to visit there.

    I'm not sure if I prefer it over France though. It's a tough decision...

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    Peschiera Lake Garda, a couple of years back, I loved the food the scenery, the relaxed attitude of the people, I'd like to go back some time.

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    i'm italian, i'm tuscan

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia90 View Post
    i'm italian, i'm tuscan
    Hey darling, here a connational of yours. Cheers from an other place in central Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybilla View Post
    Hey darling, here a connational of yours. Cheers from an other place in central Italy.
    in the middle lie the truest and most autentic italians

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia90 View Post
    in the middle lie the truest and most autentic italians
    Un altra Toscana qui.
    Yes, campanilismo reigns in Toscana too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    Un altra Toscana qui.
    Yes, campanilismo reigns in Toscana too.
    di che parte sei?
    Io sono della provincia di Firenze

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia90 View Post
    in the middle lie the truest and most autentic italians
    I agree becouse central Italians are true Italics without Greek and Celtic admixtures. Anyway I am from Abruzzo, which economically is South (sigh!) but geographically/ethnically we are centre, brothers of Latials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybilla View Post
    I agree becouse central Italians are true Italics without Greek and Celtic admixtures. Anyway I am from Abruzzo, which economically is South (sigh!) but geographically/ethnically we are centre, brothers of Latials.
    I've been there; i visited costal towns Montesilvano, Vasto, Chieti, Pescara; and also on the intern; i saw Sulmona, Roccaraso (it was the middle of august but it was freezing, i had a coat), Pescasseroli, Pescostanzo, and the national park of Gran Sasso, where i visited a zoo with Bears.
    I also ate arrosticini.
    Historically and dialectically abruzzo is south, but it's an anomalous south (more centre italy) beacuse; firstly the people are few (if you compare it with the mess of people in Campania) so you have more space; then they have a different caracter they are very quiet, then there doesn't exist mafia, camorra and blablabla all shitty things the south is full.
    You are right you are more central italians.

    One of your Compaesan l'Orso Marsicano

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    Many times.

    Love Tuscany, Venice and Sicily! Best places in Italy.

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    I studied for a while in Viareggio, Toscana. I saw Pisa, Lucca, Firenze, Perugia, Roma, which was all too little. There is much to see in Italy, and they have much to be proud of.

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    Everybody should visit Italy before Italians become an "endangered species".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Folkesson View Post
    I studied for a while in Viareggio, Toscana. I saw Pisa, Lucca, Firenze, Perugia, Roma, which was all too little. There is much to see in Italy, and they have much to be proud of.
    I know very well all of those places.
    I spent many summers in Viareggio.
    How did you find Viareggio? Have you had a great time?

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    It was a semester of Peace and Conflict studies, and yes, I had a great time. :)

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    Went there, Bergamo, lovely country.
    Felt like home.

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    Went to Florence, very very crowded, however it was a very great experience via the archituture, and of course there was "David" (although, I seem to recall that this is now a replica and the original is kept in another place.

    We want to visit Positano next time around.

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    Fabulous country. Was in Rome, Sicily, Florence, Milan and Eastern Lombardi.

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    I've been to Italy three times.

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    Have you been to Italy ?

    Italy is really a wonderful country with so much to see. Have been to Rome and Florence and enjoyed there a lot.

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    yes i have visited italy, i live there :)

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    I haven't been To Italy but plan on visiting in the upcoming month, sound like a great trip.

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    No, but I want to visit. Maybe even live there for a little bit if I like it.

    Well, I was there as a kid with my family , we drove through the country and took a boat from Bari to Albania so I dont remember much. And dont consider it experiencing the country itself.

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    From wikipedia (Italian):

    Da fonti classiche si apprende che il territorio fu abitato nell'antichità preromana dai Sengauni, detti anche Liguri Montani o Liguri Apuani.
    Al tempo della Seconda guerra punica, gli Apuani (che abitavano non solo la Lunigiana, ma anche la Garfagnana e la Versilia) si schierarono con Annibale e restarono fino alla fine gli unici Liguri che non si arresero mai ai Romani, a differenza di tutte le altre tribù che, ad una ad una, capitolarono di fronte all'espansione di quello che sarebbe di lì a poco diventato l'Impero Romano.
    Con la deportazione in massa nel Sannio dei circa cinquantamila Apuani che popolavano la regione (evento testimoniato da Tito Livio) si completa il difficile processo di conquista romana del territorio (180 a.C.).

    All North-West Tuscany was inhabitated by Ligurians types.


    A map of Tuscan Dialects:

    apuano Anche se per molti linguisti questa attribuzione del dialetto massese ai dialetti toscani, non ha altre giustificazioni che di ordine geografico, essendo evidente, a un analisi di tipo linguistico, la scarsissime influenze del toscano, salvo nella zona d'immediata frontiera, come la fraz. di Montignoso, dove si può invece parlare di dialetto di transizione tra il toscano di versilia e i dialetti gallo-italici apuani.

    As you say your dialect is of Transition From Gallo italic- to Tuscan;
    in the area of Versilia instead is definitely tuscan

    This is the way they speak in Versilia and also in Lunigiana maybe:
    Mario Il Bagnino by Panariello :-D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1665...eature=related

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    I've been there twice and loved it! I feel that Rome is a city where I would like to live for a few years...

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