Episode 45: Italy Q&A Part 3

Hosts Sara, Jessica & Michelle answer your questions about traveling with children, and crafting the perfect itinerary, traveling in Italy with photography equipment, scenic train rides, culinary schools in Rome, and people watching.

Italy Q&A Part 3

Traveling with Toddler

  • I am a fellow blogger and am visiting Italy with my family (a toddler and my hubby) in June for 6 days.I was planning on landing in Rome (landing 10th night and staying here till the 12th) then driving to Siena (staying here till the 14th and visiting two drivable distance towns in Tuscany). I am now confused on whether we should drive from Siena to Venice for a day and head back to Rome by train as we have a flight to catch on the 16th – will this be too hectic? Or go from Siena to Florence – omit Venice and head back to Rome on the 15th, stay another night here before catching a flight back to India on the 16th. Any advice would be helpful – we aren’t sure whether our trip is becoming too hectic with a 2 year old? – Ms. Adventures in Italy reader

Itinerary questions

Photography equipment while traveling

  • I am a photographer and I will be traveling with my equipment which I normally carry in a backpack. I read the tip about not carrying a backpack. So which would be the best way for me to carry my camera equipment? – Charlie, WhyGo Italy reader

Trains

People watching in Rome

  • Why do I see a lot of older Italian men with pretty young Italian women on Sundays in the Borghese Gardens? – Roy, WhyGo Italy Facebook page
  • Who are those guys selling all those handbags and sunglasses on the streets? – Roy, WhyGo Italy Facebook page

Culinary schools in Rome

  • I am taking a year sabbatical to accompany my husband on his posting to Rome in September.  I am looking at possibly enrolling in an Italian Culinary school in Rome (beyond the one-week type for the tourists) —  wondering if you have any recommendations?  Any thoughts on solid Italian language schools would also be welcome. – Eye on Italy listener, via tips@eyeonitaly.com

Eye on Italy Angolo d’Italiano:

  • non rompere le scatole
    • a nicer way to say: don’t create problems, don’t be a pain, (literally) don’t break my boxes
      • (still not ok for Grandma or strangers)

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Video of the week:

  • Boateng doing Michael Jackson impression

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