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post #46 of 190
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Why assume you weren't taken at face value and simply deemed wrong?

Because there was a response to my 'douchey tone' and not any actual content of my message.

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I see now where I might come off as a douche, but mentioning my preference for Abruzzo was strictly personal and not haughty. People familiar with the subject matter would probably not misinterpret the statement.

The 'canned and condensed' version is what most people want to see because it provides the best experience:time and is easy to relate to others. There's nothing wrong with that.
post #47 of 190
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Because there was a response to my 'douchey tone' and not any actual content of my message.

You said Naples was a shithole and said that taking advantage of the food there would be typical of fat Americans. I countered both claims.
post #48 of 190
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Because there was a response to my 'douchey tone' and not any actual content of my message.

content of your message? You refered to Rome as simply a "notch in the belt" but quickly recommended going to what sounds like a nude beach to observe working women on their lunch breaks as part of the real "Italia".

Great father/son activity there. In my experience the OP would also have to rub one off while staring at the tanning women to be even closer to the "real Italia".
post #49 of 190
I travel to enjoy myself. Rome is very enjoyable, touristy areas included. If you avoid seeing the Forum under some notion of wanting to 'see Italia, not Italy', you'd be making a stupid mistake. Just don't stay near the Coliseum or train station.
post #50 of 190
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I travel to enjoy myself. Rome is very enjoyable, touristy areas included. If you avoid seeing the Forum under some notion of wanting to 'see Italia, not Italy', you'd be making a stupid mistake. Just don't stay near the Coliseum or train station.

+1.

Personally, I'm a big fan of the Hotel Trastevere. Great place, great prices, and wonderful neighborhood.
post #51 of 190
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You said Naples was a shithole and said that taking advantage of the food there would be typical of fat Americans. I countered both claims.

No, you didn't even read what I wrote. I specifically said 'seafood pasta' and you didn't pick up on it for an obvious reason.

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content of your message? You refered to Rome as simply a "notch in the belt" but quickly recommended going to what sounds like a nude beach to observe working women on their lunch breaks as part of the real "Italia".

Great father/son activity there. In my experience the OP would also have to rub one off while staring at the tanning women to be even closer to the "real Italia".

Have you been to Pescara?

Rome is a notch on the belt for most people on their first trip. There's pictures to take home and stories to tell, but no explanation for the existence of the setting in the first place. I just don't see how a person can visit italy for 10 days and actually understand the culture and history of such locations. Visit Rome, visit Florence, make sure to place yourself in the middle of the locales and sights. Come back home, show the pictures, tell the stories, and then think and eventually understand why you walked down old stone roads and stood under painted marble domes in Rome but walked along an industrialized coastline in Naples and had air conditioning in Pescara.
post #52 of 190
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No, you didn't even read what I wrote. I specifically said 'seafood pasta' and you didn't pick up on it for an obvious reason.

Why are you so grumpy? This started as a conversation about what there is to do in cities like Naples and Rome. Out of no where, you began attacking tourist behavior and asserted your dubious 'Italia-not-Italy' distinction. There is value in seeing the historic sights in Rome, regardless of whether it is what the Italians do. Yet, you rant about gawking at naked women on a beach.

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Rome is a notch on the belt for most people on their first trip . . .

That's because Rome is a phenomenal city. All the domes, columns, and other assorted ruins, are good enough reasons to visit on their own.
post #53 of 190
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That's because Rome is a phenomenal city. All the domes, columns, and other assorted ruins, are good enough reasons to visit on their own.

fuck all that, I'd go back just for the capuccino (they just don't do it right here) and the gelato (San Crispino is the king IMO).

also, foof, that one picture on your blog w/ your wife near those ruins brings back great memories for me, my girlfriend's work studio was steps away (its the end of one of the tram lines, Argentina something). And those damn cats...
post #54 of 190
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I've been to Rome about 4 years ago and it was a blur - have some great memories of the Vatican.
post #55 of 190
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Have you been to Pescara?

Rome is a notch on the belt for most people on their first trip. There's pictures to take home and stories to tell, but no explanation for the existence of the setting in the first place. I just don't see how a person can visit italy for 10 days and actually understand the culture and history of such locations. Visit Rome, visit Florence, make sure to place yourself in the middle of the locales and sights. Come back home, show the pictures, tell the stories, and then think and eventually understand why you walked down old stone roads and stood under painted marble domes in Rome but walked along an industrialized coastline in Naples and had air conditioning in Pescara.

not me personally. I absolutely want to return to Rome, but I agree that its worth exploring more of Italy after the big cities are seen. I plan on doing this when I return, I'd like to do Naples, Sicily, and then the Piedmont region.
post #56 of 190
Como or Bellagio, Venice, Rome
post #57 of 190
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Why are you so grumpy? This started as a conversation about what there is to do in cities like Naples and Rome. Out of no where, you began attacking tourist behavior and asserted your dubious 'Italia-not-Italy' distinction. There is value in seeing the historic sights in Rome, regardless of whether it is what the Italians do. Yet, you rant about gawking at naked women on a beach.

Oh, how benevolent of you to stand up for the poor tourists! Never has a man better understood his noblesse oblige.

There's a popular epigram about Italy: 'When in Rome...'

Digressing, I never said there's no value in visting the places often populated by tourists and some of Italy's dregs. I said the opposite: I said to visit them while all the while making jokes about the undesireable parts.

And I'll ask again: have you been to Pescara?
post #58 of 190
Ché bello sacco di doccia !
post #59 of 190
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Ché bello sacco di doccia !

Haha, that doesn't translate well at all.

'Douche bag' isn't translated...just say it in English. It should be 'Sei un douche bag'. Add other expletives if you want or just say it, but I don't think I've ever actually heard someone call anyone else a douche bag.
post #60 of 190
someone needs to make a fffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu about why, pronto.
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