Originally Posted by mafoofan
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.
Originally Posted by gomestar
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.