Search results

  1. Rosie

    All Inclusive

    I totally agree with Chillout! Getting the all inclusive package will just keep you away from the real Italian experience! I too suggest you get the breakfast at your hotel, you will wake up there and leave the hotel sometime in the morning anyway, so havnig breakfast right then and there is...
  2. Rosie

    Feta Cheese Pasta

    Oh, that sounds so very yummy! I don't know if I would add thyme to it... maybe rosemary, garlic, salt pepper and basil! I would definitely add some basil! I do something similar with broccoli. I love broccoli, I eat it either boiled or steamed, but my significant other kinda hates it. So, the...
  3. Rosie

    Is Renting A Car When Visiting Rome Worth It?

    No. Ok, I wanted to just write that, but I feel some kind of explanation is needed! Driving in the big cities is like suicide! It's so chaotic, you have no idea! I see someone suggested you could drive if you venture outside of town, well that could work, on the open road and driving through...
  4. Rosie

    A Beginner's Guide To Driving In Italy

    OMG, I read the whole article and can't stop laughing! :) :rolleyes: Seriously, @ everyone, please read this article! So far, this is the high point of my week!! On a more serious note, the guy is absolutely right! Everything is chaos, there are street signs most drivers ignore, the way...
  5. Rosie

    Italian Stereotypes

    I'm not claiming I'm an expert, but I'll try to explain what I have observed in almost 7 years of living in Italy :) I think many Italians are perceived as arrogant because of the tone they use in their conversations, the hand gestures (that is just too much for someone not used to flap their...
  6. Rosie

    Italian Coastguard Rescues 1,500 Migrants Adrift At Sea :)

    Gabe is right, this situation is really "getting on everyone's nerves", if I may say so. It's good that they have rescued all these people, they are human begins after all, and the truth is most of them are really fleeing their country because of war and other problems they are having. So they...
  7. Rosie

    Most Dangerous City In Europe For Traffic Accidents

    Oh dear, that's terrible news! The truth is that Italians do have a chaotic way to drive, not only in big cities, but in small cities as well. I've never been to Rome (yet!), but I have visited Milan several times, and since it's a 50 minute train ride away, I have always traveled there by...
  8. Rosie

    Italian Doctor Researches Head Transplants

    This is a very freaky piece of news, so hold on to your chairs! Dr. Sergio Canavero has done extensive research on how would a head transplant be successful, and he says he will probably even do this procedure in 2017. This is one of the articles that talks about it, but if you google Dr...
  9. Rosie

    Favorite Italian Food (that's Not Pasta)

    Nobody mentioned the lasagna? Hm.... that's odd :D I absolutely LOVE lasagna! I've had it just yesterday, at lunch with an Italian friend of mine, she makes the best lasagna EVER! Takes a while to cook it, and yes, it does involve pasta... but it's not a typical pasta dish so it counts...
  10. Rosie

    Italian Stereotypes

    If they don't use hand gestures, they're not Italians! LOL :D As far as stereotypes go, I'm so used to everything by now, I rarely observe them anymore! But I'll try to give you a few examples. Outside Italy, Italians are seen as cheap, arrogant, always willing to "nail" pretty women and, of...
  11. Rosie

    Hello, I Will Be Visiting Italy And I Need Suggestions.

    Well, I think that anywhere you go, you will risk paying a lot more for a touristy meal that is of a lower quality, compared to the local, small, less known restaurants :) It's only normal, touristy places are always packed, especially during peak season (mainly during August), so they have to...
  12. Rosie

    Gangster On House Arrest Could Not Resist Eating A Pizza

    Ha! Incredible, how pizza can be so addictive and can make your head spin! As far as ordering the pizza by phone, I don't know why he didn't just do that, but I have a hunch. It's the whole "eat a pizza in Italy" experience! I do order in sometimes, but to be honest, I would much rather get...
  13. Rosie

    Lesser Known Italian Dishes?

    A pancake - yumm - boiled and drained in pesto - uhm.. I'm not so sure it's yumm anymore! :D But I guess life's too short not to taste it at least once! Liguria is pretty close to where I live.... so now I know what I'll be ordering next time I visit! Although, not every restaurant / food joint...
  14. Rosie

    Learning To Cook - Tips From My Italian Husband

    Well... no :P I'm still discovering the "wonders" of the Italian cooking secrets. You mentioned the spaghetti sauce and sugar, I only learned about this trick about 5-6 years ago, and it wasn't even an Italian persona who told me about it :D But it really is one of the most well-known cooking...
  15. Rosie

    Can You Tell The Difference Between Packet And Fresh Ravioli?

    There are definitely differences between fresh ravioli and packed ravioli. But it's not only the ravioli, it's pasta in general. Italians are famous for being the country of the pasta! I mean, to them, a plate full of pasta is irreplaceable. And, as much as it still amazes me, many Italians...
  16. Rosie

    Dna Reconstruction

    Well, first and foremost: YUCK! Why was this kept as a souvenir for so long? It's very unhygienic :D And second, such stories remind me of what an incredible world we live in. Sure, there are many, many problems going on in this world, as we speak, but at the same time, humanity has done so...
  17. Rosie

    Lesser Known Italian Dishes?

    Well... I don't know if this is an Italian dessert per se, but many Italians seem to enjoy the crêpe! Literally, it means pancakes :) Those thin ones, not the American pancakes eaten with syrup. In fact, there are quite a few crêperias that have opened over here lately, I've only been to one of...
  18. Rosie

    Has Anyone Ever Couch Surfed Before?

    I haven't done it, but i did hear about this concept. Actually, I heard about couchsurfing for the first time on this very forum! :) A few years ago, in my early 20s, I was very adventurous. If I would have known about it sooner, I guarantee you I would have tried it out! Right now though...
  19. Rosie

    An Infamous Prank Played By A Couple Of Italians, In Honor If April Fools Day

    I agree! I actually saw the video a few days ago, and my jaw dropped! The people who pulled this off clearly have a very good imagination! I don't think many people would be able to do such a thing and with such 'success'! They used some great props and were very good actors. Now that I said...
  20. Rosie

    Whats Bad About Italy?

    edit: Warning! Extremely long reply :D haha Many people say that, but I personally don't know what to think. I am an immigrant myself, but I have always respected this country and the people living here, from the moment I first put my feet on Italian soil, so to speak :D Many times I've...