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  1. Prugna 328

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    Easy there silver. I know everybody is going to jump and say Modena/Maranello. Leaving these 2 out what is your next favorite? Mine is Venice right now but I have only seen 8 or 9 others.
     
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  3. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    Never been, but Rome. My My mom and Stepdad, Miai, and myself are going all over Europe the summer after this one coming up for my parent's 10 anniversary. I love History, and have since I was a little kid, Im going to have a blast in Europe.
     
  4. Prugna 328

    Prugna 328 Formula 3

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    When you mention to anybody here in the US that somthing is 100 years old you usually get wow thats old. In Modena I was standing in a church that I was told was over 1000 years old. You can feel the history in your bones. I think they said the construction of this church brgan in the year 900. Gave me chills.
     
  5. JMJ575M

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    I liked Florence best during my recent 10 days in Modena-Maranello, Florence and Milan.

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  6. JMJ575M

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    If that was the Duomo in Modena, it was begun in 1099. In Florence, we stayed at the Porta Rossa(no, not that Rossa) Hotel. The building has been continuously occupied since the 13th century. But it dates from before that(can't remember now when).


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  8. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    My friend Warren and I talk about that all the time. You'll walk around in my town and see some "historic" house from like 150 years ago and people are like "wow man, thats old." You go out to Italy and see a monastery made in the 1800s and you'd be like "oh that's one of the newer ones." I love that stuff.
     
  9. Senna1994

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    Santa Margarita...I don't mean Rancho either!
     
  10. darth550

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    I enjoyed Florence quite a bit.

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  11. MikeZ_NJ

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    I love Rome; that gets my vote.

    Its always been a dream of mine, though, to someday have a house in southern Italy. I stayed just outside of Naples one time, and it was absolutely gorgeous. Simple, relaxing, and beautiful. A little house with a garden in the back and a Vespa to cruise around in. Thinking about it makes me smile. :)

    Venice holds a special place in my heart, too, since I proposed to my girlfriend right in the middle of San Marco last November.
     
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  13. Bertus

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    Florence is very nice
    Bologna isn't bad either
    I liked Bergamo also, but this is not for the city, i know a girl there ;)

    And i very much liked San Marino, it's only a mountain but i enjoyed it very much, and the Misano race track is close by ;)
     
  14. matkat

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    Naples for me,dirty place to many people but beautiful great food and lots to do and see.
     
  15. WILLIAM H

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    Milan is very nice, Rome is wonderful, Florence is also beautiful.

    I want to visit Como & Genoa. I was in Venice as a child so I dont remember much

    Went skiing in the NW near Mt Blanc in Courmayeur. Gorgeous little town & the best hot chocolate in the world :)
     
  16. Kevallino

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    Haven't been to Italy yet but got the same feeling in Budapest and Vienna - just amazing to "feel the ghosts".

    Venice is first on our list at the moment and I want to get down to the Amalfi Coast as well. (I think) I want to drive that coast road in an F-car!

    Cheers
    Kevin
     
  17. dave_fonz_164

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    Being born in the south, my fav city is Reggio Calabria

    why? its facing sicily, calabria has some of the best and cleanest beaches and the Via Marina is often refered to as nicest 1km strecth in Italy
     
  18. enjoythemusic

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    Have no single "fave" per se. Love the Italian Alps and Lake Como, yet also enjoy Modena. Of course Maranello has a special place in my heart and Milano has a great fashion district! Venice has become a bit too commercial, yet during the music festival in the fall it is truly spectacular!

    Then we have the sourthen half... OH MAN, i really need to just pack up my material junk and move there. In fact that IS one of my plans within a few years :)
     
  19. hoffmeister

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    Chinqua Terra rocks!! Venice is a close second.
     
  20. mjgermane

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    It's been 6 or so years since I have been there, but I remember Milan being really nice. Rome was more of a dump than Milan, but there was a ton to do in Rome.
     
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  22. AJS328

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    Verona is beautiful. In the South I am partial to Gasparina in Calabria (my Grandmother's town). I've spent a lot of time there and it's like nowhere I've ever been.
     
  23. maranelloman

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    Any village in the Chianti

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    Santa Marguerita Ligure/Portofino
     
  24. Forza1

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    What state in the US would you say the weather there is comparable to(year round)? Also, does it snow, etc... I've thought of someday moving there, but I suppose I've never really taken the time to study up on it first.



    -DC
     
  25. AJS328

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    Italy actually has many different climates. A more important question might be which type of weather do you prefer?
     
  26. ralessi

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    I have only been to Rome, Florence, and Pisa and I loved all three, but Rome is the best for me. Loved the forum as well as the Vatican (not Rome, or even Italy for that matter) and all of the churches and generally everything about it.

    I will definitely own at least one place in Italy at some point! Not sure where yet though. I need to do some exploring.
     
  27. Jerrari

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    Didn't care for Venice....made me feel claustrophobic. It was also very dirty. That one main square was cool but I could do without all the f***ing pigeons. Loved Florence, but Rome was my favorite. You can't help but be in awe of the history of those ruins. Also great night life. Drivers are absolutely insane though. If you want to experience some EXTREME stress (and who doesn't), drive in Rome once. I think the ambulances just go out on the rounds in the a.m. looking for the carnage. As soon as the dollar gains back some of it's value, I'll be there again for sure!!
     
  28. V-10 Nut

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    Santa Margherita /Portofino were the most stunning places I've been in Italy.
     

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