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M, mazal tov on your engagement.
Unless you're desperate for beach time, I agree with foodguy that you should consider Umbria.

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i've never stayed here but i've eaten here many times. the restaurant is an old barn, everything is off the grill. they do a grilled cacciocavallo that is just amazing (ball of hard cheese, slice of prosciutto stuck in it, put on grill in roasting pan until it's just melting). also, great quail. and they do that umbrian pasta that's extruded ... bombolli or something like that.

thank you and thank you. i don't know why, but pisa isn't that appealing to me (on the scale of things i want to see in italy). i mean the tower and the baptistry are amazing, but i feel like i would just get sad looking at the ruined frescoes of the camposanto. if we do go i will be sure to try that restaurant.
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not to push you where you don't want to go, but even for an old agnostic like me, the cathedral at pisa was a deeply spiritual experience. the frescoes are far from ruined (at least when i was there last ... in the intervening century that may have changed). they are definitely aged, but that adds to the miraculousness of it. anyway. grilled quail.
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not to push you where you don't want to go, but even for an old agnostic like me, the cathedral at pisa was a deeply spiritual experience. the frescoes are far from ruined (at least when i was there last ... in the intervening century that may have changed). they are definitely aged, but that adds to the miraculousness of it. anyway. grilled quail.

Hmm, well I'll add it to the list then. What I'm referring to FYI is that the Camposanto was destroyed in WWII. Used to be the big attraction (more so than the tower) but it had a lead roof, which melted during a raid and completely ruined the until then very well preserved frescoes and sculpture. What is there now is part of a 7 decade long effort to restore it.
post #64 of 152
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If we go to Umbria I really want to see Orvieto.
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Pisa is in Tuscany, so that should work out wink.gif... didn't love it either though, but it's passable. I've just been there for a day, so take this with a grain of salt. We had quite good pizza there though that you ordered per meter and was placed on a pull-out plate at your table.
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Pisa is in Tuscany, so that should work out wink.gif... didn't love it either though, but it's passable. I've just been there for a day, so take this with a grain of salt. We had quite good pizza there though that you ordered per meter and was placed on a pull-out plate at your table.

If ever you are in Los Angeles, you really must try one of our sushi boat bars. Their conveyer systems are revelatory.

post #67 of 152
Are you serious? Looks like those crappy sushi lines. Why would you recommend that to me? frown.gif
Or is A' Float Sushi just a parody? Who knows, who knows. Reviews look mediocre at best.

Really, the pizzeria wasn't too bad. Was recommended to us from the private Bed&Breakfast (without the breakfast) guy where we stayed at.
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Pisa is in Tuscany, so that should work out wink.gif... didn't love it either though, but it's passable. I've just been there for a day, so take this with a grain of salt. We had quite good pizza there though that you ordered per meter and was placed on a pull-out plate at your table.
oh sweet jebus. forget everything i wrote. i'm doing too many things at once here. i meant assisi, not pisa. what a knucklehead. le stalle, though, is about 20 minute walk from the cathedral in assisi. pisa is ... nothing. don't bother.
post #69 of 152
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I really tried to remember the cathedral, but I couldn't. Assissi looks great!

@mordecai: Don't deny it. I'm really hurt now.
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yeah, and the restaurant is la stalla, not le stalle (singular, not plural). anyway. great place. i'm going to just continue writing recipe hednotes for the rest of the afternoon. carry on. it does appear that they have accomodations, though. at least i remembered that part right. and the grilled quail.
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So, a couple of years ago my wife, my mother and I took my childhood nanny, who used to be a nun, to Florence for her 80th birthday. Thankfully, she is in great shape and can still walk all day, albeit slowly, so Florence was perfect for her. We were staying at this beautiful old hotel just outside the tourist area, and having a great time. On the last day, we were all sitting at breakfast and my nanny, who is quite proper, turned to my mother and said "excuse me dear, but do you think it is a little odd that Florentines seem to have the need to examine what they have done in the bathroom." We all doubled over laughing knowing exactly what she meant. The toilets in this hotel were built so that when you crapped the shit sat on a ledge above the water like pristine little jewels, and when you were done crapping, they looked like works of art (at least mine did.) Then you would wipe, drop the paper in the water bowl leaving the craps visible and finally flush at which time a horizontal jet of water would knock the poop off the ledge down into the bowl and whisk it south to Naples.


german toilets used to always be like that. germans really like to look at thier poop
post #72 of 152
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oh sweet jebus. forget everything i wrote. i'm doing too many things at once here. i meant assisi, not pisa. what a knucklehead. le stalle, though, is about 20 minute walk from the cathedral in assisi. pisa is ... nothing. don't bother.

oh, lol. yeah, i would love to see assisi.
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german toilets used to always be like that. germans really like to look at thier poop
We can get quite anal.
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We can get quite anal.
i just read michael lewis' "boomerang" and he goes on at quite some length about the german fascination with scatology. the book is about the financial crisis, of course.
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There's a really cute Marcel Dzama painting of a woman in a full body green leather outfit pooping on a guy's head called "My German Vacation" or something to that effect. I cannot find it and it is driving me crazy.
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