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

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  • I have been to Italy more than 5 times

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  • I have been to Italy a few times

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  • I have been to Italy just once

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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by julia90 View Post
    di che parte sei?
    Io sono della provincia di Firenze
    Sono della provincia di Massa Carrara.

    I am from the province of Massa Carrara. However, my father's ancestors are from la provincia di Parma. So, mezza toscana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia90 View Post
    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
    Yes we consider ourselves Central Italians who had the misfortune to be annexed to the Southern State of the Two Sicilies. Characterially we are very different from Neapolitans and we have also porchetta which is a typical central Italian dish.
    Characterially Abruzzesi are mountanious people and like all the mountanious peoples we are pretty introvert and the Marsican bear is often used to rapresent our character (introvert and very few talkative).
    Anyway the favourite hobby of Abruzzesi is to hit Neapolitans and people from Bari so be careful to compare us with them We consider similar to Machisans, Latials and southern Abruzzo is close to Molise. Also the landscape of Abruzzo is very similar to Marche and Lazio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    Sono della provincia di Massa Carrara.

    I am from the province of Massa Carrara. However, my father's ancestors are from la provincia di Parma. So, mezza toscana?
    You are a tuscan of the border then. almost ligurian (and indeed you are descendant of ligurians who in ancient time lived there: Liguri Apuani).
    Your dialect has north italian way to speek too. But i don't know, Do you speek with Si impersonale, or with tuscan c, t, p, ?

    I remeber a typical feature of Versilia speech (and i don't know if Carrarese o Massese too), famous in televison also thanks to Mario Il Bagnino di Panariello . "Marianna'n Gane!!" "Beatrige ghe dige!" the use of g in some part of the speech, this is a feature present only in that place, and not in the rest of italy.
    Last edited by julia90; 02-03-11 at 21:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybilla View Post
    Characterially Abruzzesi are mountanious people and like all the mountanious peoples we are pretty introvert and the Marsican bear is often used to rapresent our character (introvert and very few talkative).
    Indeed that is what i perceived there, the people are "introvert".
    I also know some abruzzese who live here in tuscany, and they are introvert; me and my family were hospitated in our abruzzese family friend town in the abruzzo mountains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybilla View Post
    Anyway the favourite hobby of Abruzzesi is to hit Neapolitans
    I saw that many Neapolitans live in abruzzo, when i went there; me and my family hipotized that the transferred there because there live few people, if you compare it with Neapolis hinterland.
    They searched tranquillity.

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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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