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anyone know of serviced apartments in milan? preferably something designed well in the 100 - 150 euro price range for a 3 week stay?

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check craiglist. they have a rome site, which pretty much covers all of italy.

http://rome.craigslist.org/

i use the vacation rental section all the time. never in italy, but the idea is the same.

good luck!

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a friend of mine is heading to florence soon for a massive shopping excursion. i need to know everything and anything from any supertrendy shopping experts on the city of florence, italy!

holler!

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me too. im going to be in tuscany for two weeks in july. i've heard the prada outlet there is rad. anythimg else??????

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I have been to Florence in October. Its an amazing city. You have to go to "The Mall". There you have the Gucci Outlet, Ferragamo Outlet, Tods & Hogan Outlet, Sergio Rossi, Armani, and a few more. The place also has a nice bar/restaurant, which you need because its in the middle of nowhere. The Prada Outlet one also has to see. Its a bit away from the Mall. There they have Prada, Prada Sport, Miu Miu, Jil Sander and Helmut Lang. The building looks like a factory, so one does not suspect an outlet, but inside its very nice and they have loads of nice stuff for very low prices.

In Florence you have to eat at least once at a place calles "Il Latini". Best florentine food and atmosphere, but be prepared to stand in line 20 minutes, they do not take reservations. Florence downtown is full of nice shops, where they even customize vintage jeans to your needs. These places are not too hidden, so you should find them around the Duomo. Have fun, you`ll have a great time!!!

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nothing to add on that, besides the village the MALL is located is called LECCIO close to REGELLO, 20 km away from florence

and the prada outlet - aka PELLETERI D'ITALIA factory is located in MONTEVIARCHI on the road to arezzo, 30 km away from firenze.

dont miss the LUISA VIA ROMA store - trendsetting store #1 in firenze.

also good outlets are close to milan: the dolce gabbana factory, and the FOXTOWN outlet center in the swiss-italian border region. in MENDRISIO. they got EVERYTHING 4 CHEAP.

especially if you go during saldi (sales) in january and june-july. i got pair of gucci shoes for 35 and a gucci jacket for 60 euros.

but a tip: rent yourelf a car and drive around - through toscana. magic landscape. pure beauty. get a little time-out and rest from eveyday hectic life.

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thanks for all the info. Were staying at a villa between gaiole and radda. gonna log some serious r and r. cant wait.

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Compai Collective, vintage and their own collection.

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Hey There....I am going to Rome next month for a few days.. I am rolling solo....So if u could suggest cool places for vintage shopping(if any exist), clubs, grabbing a bit, to meet friendly people,etc..... I am just looking to have a nice time out there.

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Out of Rome, Milan, Florence, and Sardina what would be the prime Italian city to rent an apartment in for a month in the spring? I am aware of each city's strong points so I want the overall king.

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never been to Milan so I would say Rome.

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I'd say Naples: great sightseeing (city itself, Vesuvius, Pompei, bay islands), beaches (mainland, Capri, Procida), food and last but not least: s-h-o-p-p-i-n-g.

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I have only been to Rome and Sardina, but had loads more fun in Sardina ... nightlife wasn't great, but there are a few private members clubs that are blaggable ...

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you should go to rome... the city is amazing and the weather is great during the spring...

milan if you're only interested in fashion and design and if you want to do daytrips to the lakes (lugano, como, etc)

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Going to be in Italy during the Chiristmas Break,

any good clubs or shops you can recommend?

and is it true that all the major Italian brands(D&G, Gucci,etc) start their winter sales on the

second week of January ?

Thanks.

dd

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it's been a while, but there are all sorts of little secret side shops that sell really really low-priced last season versions of great designer clothes (DKNY, Armani, etc.) i stayed at a hostel and the guy working the desk told gave me some side street tips.

the nightlife is GREAT, but you have to poke around a little. the squats especially... there are 4 or 5 huge squats, one of them in an old fort that looks like a medival castle.

for electronic music the blue cheese warehouse is nice.

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in milan the sales do start towards the 8th/9th of January and this is done by all major brands... dont miss out on the armani department store, 10corsocomo, slamjam.

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Thinking about going to Italy solo and most likely doing the hostel thing. Although, I never do hostels, usually a hotel type you know? Anyway, I want to meet people, experience whatever city I land in, have a good trip, etc…but solo.

So…first off, what city for the 20-30 year old fun loving crowd where I can connect with foreigners, locals, other l like minded individuals? Then, maybe what hostel or even hotel to stay at?

I’m not trying to find ‘dope sneaker spots’… I’m trying to experience italy.

ANY help would be very much appreciated…

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Florence has a young crowd but they are mostly students studying abroad. Its cool but kinda watered down Italian culture. I loved Rome! Dind't think I was going to enjoy it b/c it was such a big city but was more true Italian.

In the south I enjoyed Sorrento. Not a crazy town but one of the coolest clubs I've been to as far as style is concerned. Carved into the side of a hill so it's like a huge cave that's 4 stories.

Depending on when you are going you might want to book ahead of time.

I don't have my book with me but will get back as far as hostels i stayed and enjoyed.

Have a blast.

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Thanks for the follow up man... Yeah, im thinking rome for sure. Almost thinking about doign hostels for like part of the week and then some designed out hotel to round it out with a bit more relaxation...

But thanks for the follow up for sure man...

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Hey all,

I'm travelling to Milan for a couple of weeks and then will be based in Florence for about 3 months. Wondering if people can tell me some good streetwear/other casualwear shops there are? looking for stores stocking stuff like BAPE, and other such labels... stuff that is more euro-exclusive to compliment my new nudie jeans!

Also, if anyone knows a place that stocks WESC clothing in these cities, i'd love to get my hands on some, as it's expensive and hard-to-find at home in Melbourne.

Thanks guys

Mike

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Slamjam! in Milan is the only place in Italy that stocks NBDH, Visvim, etc. to my knowledge.

http://www.slamjam.it

Either way, check the city info. pages; that is what this site was made for:

Milan -

http://superfuture.com/city/city/selected.cfm?city=5

Florence-

http://superfuture.com/city/city/selected.cfm?city=136

Edited by englandmj7 on Apr 3, 2006 at 03:13 PM

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How long are you planning on staying? I lived there for a year, so based on the length of your trip, I can recommend some places.

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I stayed in Firenze for a week a short time ago, also on my own, it's known in Italy as the "closed" city meaning it's inhabitants are not open to foreigners. It can be pretty crowded, not as much as Venice, but close.

The area around Firenze though is a must see, especially the small cities of Siena and Lucca, and to the seaside (Viareggio, Forte De Marmi), where you can catch a little bit of the old glamour of Italy's luxurious holiday sites, like art - deco casinos, Grand Hotels, and the likes. Also crowded in August (when Italians are having school break).

Also, to the north of "La Versilia" you have to see La Spezia, and the beautiful sights of "Cinque Terre" (this is defo a must-see).

If you go further north, Genova is a cool city which is not well enough known, it's a funky place not very tourism-oriented, I rate it only second to Rome of Italy's cool cities.

If you can, make the jump over to Sardegna, which is great for relaxing on the beach (in the south or west) or going posh on the eastern "Costa Smeralda" (not recommended - too many tossers there, you got a good chance of bumping into Victoria Beckham there).

For shopping, Milan is the cream of the crop, alongside with Rome. Don't expect any good stores in smaller cities like Firenze, it's all Versace, Prada, Missoni, and the likes there with very little smaller labels on sale.

I have never really been further south than Rome, but there's many cool places there as well.

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Northern Italy...outside of Milan, the lake district

Lago Maggiore is absolutely beautiful, check out isola bella

Lago di Como is charming, too, but the city of Como is nasty industrial. you can check out the original Bellagio on Como, tho.

Cinque Terra, yes, gorgeous.

skip pisa, or just go for a day. the only site worth seeing is the tower that leans.

near, Verona, Venice, Vicenza?? Check out Marostica where the life sized chess game is played once every 10 years. a beatiful, beautiful piazza. walk up the hillside to the castle/restaurant on top. visit Vicenza and the teatro olimpico

..........that's it off the top of my head, ciao!

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hi mate.

If I were you I would visit for sure this cities, from north to south: bologna, ferrara, venezia, roma.

Milano is a large city and not really exciting, Firenze is plenty with tons of tourists and very hot in summer.

Bologna is full of italian youth, it's full of interesting events, you CAN'T MISS Venezia cause for sure you've never seen anything like that, ferrara is an historical town with beautiful "MURA" (aka medioeval walls) and there's the Slam jam Store in the centre, Roma is wonderful and you can eat the original and unbeatable bucatini all'amatriciana and spaghetti alla carbonara.

Stay well, enjoy and if you need any other info I'll give you.

ciao,

m

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I'm heading to Italy in about two weeks, and so I figured I'd make a post.

I don't expect to get much having searched the other threads pertaining to similiar areas, but I was wondering if anyone knows of any good outlet stores / markets / vintage shops etc... for mens clothing in Rome or Florence?

Thanks!

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I'm heading to Italy in about two weeks, and so I figured I'd make a post.

I don't expect to get much having searched the other threads pertaining to similiar areas, but I was wondering if anyone knows of any good outlet stores / markets / vintage shops etc... for mens clothing in Rome or Florence?

Thanks!

http://www.enjoyflorence.com/english/outlet.html

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