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chinaski
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336 posts since 15/7/10

25 Jul 2018 15:01
toin wrote: Going to naples, any recommendations? Will be there for a week so any stuff close by is also of interest

aside from visiting the cathedrals… these are definitely some of the best spots I’ve come across in Naples..



Pizza:

Pizza da Michele most famous classic pizza.. V popular, so bit of a queue if you want to sit down but worth it.

Pizzeria al 22 / Pizzeria Da Atillo: great pizza place with a wider menu in a great old school neighbourhood

Pizzeria Gino e Toto Sorbillo - good sit down option on Tribunali, bit of a touristy area so busy so will need to wait, but decent

For non-pizza option: Ristorante Il Gobbetto - tho need to book. Get the 8-plate antipasti



Drinking:

Best two places are:

Cammarota Spritz / Pisadog 19 in the Spanish Quarter - great for starting off w couple of €1 aperols & vibes

Piazza Bellini - west end of Tribunali, basically a big square of bars where everyone meets up, students/arty/etc. Brown Peroni €1, Nastros €2.

Theres a club called Spazio Interlab which is meant to be cool, but havent been yet


++ Via dei Tribuanli is a really amazing long street, everything in the old town converges here, mostly locals, loads of great spots for coffee + canoli + to watch the peds bomb past. The Duomo is also close to here and worth a nose around
Sholto
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480 posts since 25/12/12

25 Jul 2018 18:47
Apologies if its already been discussed this year, would really appreciate some recommendations for Bologna and the surrounding region, will be stopping off there for 3 days before heading to Croatia.

PRIMARILY INTERESTED IN: Quality nosh, quality vino
YLAup
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5016 posts since 5/9/11

26 Jul 2018 07:40
Bolognese and Bollinger
swede
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7638 posts since 21/3/09

26 Jul 2018 14:39
Italy is fuk's holiday destination of choice Cool
Egan
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399 posts since 17/10/11

27 Jul 2018 21:16
Any recommendations of restaurants in Dubrovnik and kotor?
Sholto
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480 posts since 25/12/12

posted 29 Jul 2018 19:32, edited 29 Jul 2018 19:32
YLAup wrote: Bolognese and Bollinger

danke - got anything more specific?

swede wrote: Italy is fuk's holiday destination of choice Cool

Getting the ferry across to Croatia from Italy, which I think may be another fuk fave!
Tobypricec
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276 posts since 6/1/15

29 Jul 2018 21:03
Was in Venice a couple weeks ago, had some good food at the below if anyones heading there;

Osteria alle Testiere
CoVino
Al Covo
Osteria Trefanti (thanks for the recommendation swede)

La Bottiglia - good for during the day, sandwiches etc
MoB
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36572 posts since 31/8/04

30 Jul 2018 09:50
Anyone got any recommendations for Philadelphia? Bars/Restaurants/stuff to do
swede
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7638 posts since 21/3/09

30 Jul 2018 15:02
glad you made it to trefanti toby Cool
Ulster_Blue
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5150 posts since 16/7/06

30 Jul 2018 17:24
MoB wrote: Anyone got any recommendations for Philadelphia? Bars/Restaurants/stuff to do

Do the two original cheese steak places, pats or genos. Get one from both, brilliant.
eazypz
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2932 posts since 16/4/10

12 Aug 2018 21:10
Recommendations for Florence?
Good wine bars and restaurants. There for a couple of days.
toin
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1650 posts since 1/4/13

posted 12 Aug 2018 23:01, edited 12 Aug 2018 23:01
Have to say I found Naples to be a bit of a letdown compared to the rest the country. Stunning architecture but it seems all the funds go to Rome, most of the city is filled to the brim with trash and crumbling downtrodden buildings. Can't say I was a fan of the locals either, traffic was mad and none of them spoke a second language. Went to 5 different clubs and they were all closed in Augusts due to the heat Roll Eyes

Found positano to be good though, cheap to rent a boat and enjoy the scenery.
TIMDOT
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862 posts since 6/8/14

posted 13 Aug 2018 00:57, edited 13 Aug 2018 00:57
eazypz wrote: Recommendations for Florence?
Good wine bars and restaurants. There for a couple of days.
Gelato (Go somewhere where it's not all piled up on display)-
GROM (near Duomo)
Gelateria Della Passera (near Pitti Palace)

Museums and churches in order of must see-
Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio, Museum Bargello, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Dell'accademia, Santa Maria Novella (very quiet at ~3pm), Laurentian Library+Medici Chapels.

Edit: They were working on a fresco in situ in the refectory of Santa Maria Novella and turned of all of the lights for the other frescoes. That's what made it memorable. Hard to miss the Duomo, not the best art in it.

Anyone been to somewhere in Italy where the locals were good?
eazypz
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2932 posts since 16/4/10

13 Aug 2018 16:44
Cheers mate.

Check out Puglia. Seems to be where a lot of Italians holiday too. Majority of it is little towns so english isn't always great but can always make do. If you want any more info let me know.

Loads to see and do there.

Went to this restaurant which was inside a cave/side of a cliff which was pretty good.
Jero
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110 posts since 27/7/09

13 Aug 2018 17:20
TIMDOT wrote: Anyone been to somewhere in Italy where the locals were good?

??? italians are amongst the nicest and more friendly people in Europe (except in the obvious super touristic places, but that's the same everywhere in the world)Puzzled
lothian
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398 posts since 2/11/12

13 Aug 2018 17:38
I can vouch for pugila, polignano a mare and monopoli are amazing.
MoB
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36572 posts since 31/8/04

13 Aug 2018 18:41
any recommendations for bilbao?
Ulster_Blue wrote:
MoB wrote: Anyone got any recommendations for Philadelphia? Bars/Restaurants/stuff to do

Do the two original cheese steak places, pats or genos. Get one from both, brilliant.
Cool

any recommendations for bilbao?
MoB
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36572 posts since 31/8/04

21 Aug 2018 14:03
MoB wrote: any recommendations for bilbao?

bump
Tobypricec
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276 posts since 6/1/15

4 Sep 2018 10:16
Good places for food/coffee in Vienna?
LFC
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3468 posts since 14/6/11

4 Sep 2018 10:23
Anyone recommend somewhere to go with a 1yr old please?

Not keen on holiday village type stuff as I hate people.

Plus the shorter the flight the better as he’s 100mph when awake.