Photo by Community Member @brahmino
Photo by Community Member @brahmino

Walking down a cobbled road, pleasantly sun-soaked, you hear the buzz of an engine coming up behind. You turn just in time to see a brightly colored scooter zip by, its driver calling out a fleeting and joyous “Ciao!”

Have a different image of Italy? Not surprising — between its incredibly varied regions, irresistible cuisine, and good-natured inhabitants, Italy is possibly one of the world’s most beloved and intense travel destinations. Since our inaugural City Glimpses project on Steller is focused on Italy, we thought it was high time we and our community came together to talk about what makes Italy so special. Andiamo!

Join us this Thursday, February 25 at 2pm ET to dream about la dolce vita, share your most treasured Italian travels, and ask for pointers from other travelers!

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Share a photo from your Italian travels. Where was it taken and what made it special?

Q2 – 2:06pm EST
With such a rich history, which Italian landmark or museum is at the top of your list? Why?

Q3 – 2:12pm EST
The regions of Italy each have distinct markers. Which is your favorite? Why?

Q4 – 2:18pm EST
People are just as important as places. Is there a local or traveler from your Italian travels who stands out? Tell us their story!

Q5 – 2:24pm EST
Italians are known for their warmth… once they know you! How would you advise travelers who want to connect with locals?

Q6 – 2:30pm EST
Our City Glimpses project on Steller is about Italian spots off the beaten path. What’s one of yours? Share a photo!

Q7 – 2:36pm EST
Cooking is a cornerstone of Italian culture. Outside of gelato and bolognese, what dish or treat is a must-try?

Q8 – 2:42pm EST
How do you keep to your budget when traveling in Italy? What do you splurge on?

Q9 – 2:48pm EST
Do you have a traveling golden rule specific to Italy? Newcomers, any questions?

Q10 – 2:55pm EST
What sets Italy apart from other destinations? Be specific!