italy :: general
Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:25 PM
focus on food and girls, youll be alright
Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:40 AM
put on your shiny black suit and orange tie and visit some churches. Or go to the beach!
you should be in paris for apc and stuff.
Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:53 AM
Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:22 AM
Can't pass a gondola ride (about 90 euros), can even do the main canal boat ride for about 60 euros. 2 scoop icecreams are only 2.5 euros There's also that St Marks square which is pretty. Avoid going there in Summer, its so hot.
Rome I didn't like much, a girl attempted to pick pocket me but failed. Again go to the local sights such as the spanish steps, colosseum, ruins, etc. They have a City sight seeing hop on, hop off bus (red) which has stops in various tourist spots around the city. Don't forget to go to the Vatican, definitely worthwhile.
Florence, this city I much preferred than Rome or Venice, again, check out the local tourism one day tours and they too have a City sight seeing bus. Feel free to visit the vineyards and try some wine tasting if that tickles your fancy.
I got sick of pasta and pizza very quickly after Italy.
Posted 16 June 2007 - 09:07 AM
Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:49 AM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 02:31 AM
wow. you have quite possibly got the worst sufu name i've ever seen. are you by any chance from jersey?
Posted 18 June 2007 - 03:10 AM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:00 AM
if you want detailed specifics on anything
feel free to pm me
Posted 20 June 2007 - 03:40 PM
Posted 25 June 2007 - 08:51 PM
I would like to go to the office wearing my SOFU 660 under suit like superman.
Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:05 PM
Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:14 AM
in milan make sure you go to the corso como outlet, i didnt get a chance but they have margiela etc for major markdowns
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:19 AM
I'm going to Italy (specifically Verona, Venice, and Rome) this summer for about two weeks, and I was wandering if there were any stores/places I absolutely have to visit while I'm there.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:30 PM
hope this will be helpfull. Ciao!
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:59 PM
Degli Effetti (near Pantheon) : CCP,Augusta,Paul Harnden,Carpe Diem,Rick Owens,Lumen et Umbra,Lanvin,Givenchy,Ann D etc
Motelsalieri : KKA, Devoa,CDG,Raf Simons,CP,Visvim,Alden,Avantindietro,Nude: Masahiko Maruyama etc and of course CCP
Dell'alta moda(outlet): mmm10,dior,lanvin,couple of rick owens and mostly italian stuff like gucci etc .All -70%
Dmagazine outlets(1.Via Bigli 2. Via Montenapoleone)
Dior Homme Boutique (only men)
MMM Boutique (Via Della Spiga)
Gio Moretti (Via Della Spiga)
Antonia - Excelsior
Edited by hurricane08, 13 December 2012 - 07:05 PM.
Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:33 PM
I'm going to Florence soon, for about two weeks. This thread is kind of old so if anyone has any new insight on good places to shop apart from the outlets and The Mall, any info would be appreciated.
Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:55 AM
Alright, update: Florence is not great for shopping aside from major Italian brands. The one shop I did visit and ended up loving was Desii Vintage, which is a well-curated American workwear-themed shop. They had a really fantastic collection of old selvage 501s, various sample-only runs of Thoroughgood, Red Wing, and Doc Marten styles, cashmere socks, Hill-Side accessories, wool coats, French military trousers, vintage Fruit of the Loom tees, etc. The staff was also very accommodating. It's definitely worth a visit even if you're only peripherally interested in that style of clothing.
The Florence WP Store was also okay. Despite not having a fantastic selection of stuff, and larger sizes of already-small Japanese brand goods being few and far between, the brands they carry are good: Beams+, Nanamica, Engineered Garments, and an extensive collection of Woolrich garments, to name a few. Surprisingly, they had a comparable, if not larger, women's section as well.
Generally speaking, I feel that Florence itself is not a great vacation destination. I can only bear to look at so many paintings of baby Jesus before the whole shtick gets stale. The food is also not great. Being such an intense tourist destination, restaurants assume they only have to feed you once, so not a lot of care is put into the menu. Stick to Milan for a much better eating and shopping experience!
Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:25 PM
also hitting up italy shortly.. most of my time up north - milan, venice, bologna. recommendations for any of these cities would be great. (trying then to decide to spend a few days at one of the lakes or skip over to cinque terre..)
anyway, contemporary italian furniture.. where am i to look? mainly interested in observation more than purchasing. visiting an atelier or two would be great. are there any towns or regions of note?
Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:18 AM
Anything about Milan ? Im there until Wed morning so any shops / good place unknown to see would be great !
Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:34 PM
Milano bump; any one got any thrift/vintage rec's for Milan?
My buddies and I are debating where to stop on the way to Dubrovnik. Rome/Milan or ...? Current plan is to stop in Monaco for the GP after Dubrovnik.