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post #1 of 5 Old 08-03-2012, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Any Italians?

Just wondering since I'm going to be living in Rome come January if we have any Italians here :) I need some culture help :/

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Just wondering since I'm going to be living in Rome come January if we have any Italians here :) I need some culture help :/
I'm not Italian but I lived there for 8 years. How can I help you?
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-04-2012, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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well, I'm going there in January and I don't know what the weather is usually like or what to wear or what is appropriate dress. How should I dress as someone visiting churches and areas of holy significance? How about shoes? I have some nice Coach tennis shoes, are those appropriate? How about some wedges for dress?

Any particular areas I should really check out before I leave? Maybe somewhere that really isn't known to the public? I know I want/need/absolutely have to visit Monterriggioni (forgive my spelling), but besides that.

Uhmmm that's all I can think off of the top of my head :)

Oh! Is there any stables around Rome that I could ride at maybe once or twice during my stay?

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Weather can be pretty unpredictable, last couple of winters it actually snowed quite a bit in Rome. Just be prepared. How to dress.....only thing I can say is, whatever you like. Not really a certain dress code and italian girls dress pretty wild sometimes. Since it will be winter when you go, there's even less to worry, especially for seeing churches, the Vatican and such. You'll be covered up

What else to see there I couldn't tell you, I lived near Pisa, made it to the embassy in Rome, that's all.

Riding should be possible, definitely. Ask for "Centro equestre" or "Maneggio". I hope you speak a little Italian. Not very many Italians speak English. Or at least they won't speak it out of fear to being wrong.

I will see if I have anybody on my Facebook group from Rome who could help you at least with the riding.
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I can understand more Italian than I can speak. One of my best friends that I have known for about 5 years is Guatemalan and after hearing her rattle off in Spanish for 5 years I can pick out a lot of words and understand the general idea of what is being said.

I'm also taking some Latin and some Italian this fall before I go so not a whole lot of worries in that retrospect.

Where are these riding areas? Are just regular breeches and boots the norm? Or do I have to look a little more polished? They are indoors I assume.

How heavy of a coat should I pack? Should I pack my thick winter North Dakota Columbia jacket or a dressier winter jacket? I can take a lot of cold, trust me I live in North Dakota. We get wind chill temperatures of -60 degrees fahrenheit in the winter so how cold is cold for over there?

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