(Closed) Florence, Italy to see Radiohead… and sure, go on our Honeymoon too

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

How exciting!! That sounds like a real dream honeymoon. Congrats! 

If you saw them in a small, intimate venue in Italy and got to speak to Thom Yorke all in the same night, you would be able to cross off 1-3 on your bucket list! Whooo!


Post # 4
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Never been to Italy but just wanted to say How Exciting!

Post # 6
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@KristenGotMarried: Love your plans! Have a great time. I’ve been to Italy (Venice, Florence and Siena) and highly recommend Siena if you are taking the train to south to Rome anyhow. I studied about Siena in high school and it was on my bucket list to go there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Siena is a little south west of Florence, about a 1.5 – 2 hrs. train ride through the beautiful countryside. Siena is a gorgeous, friendly city surrounded by an ancient wall that once protected the city. You can still see slots for archers, etc. Don’t bother renting a car here — the roads are winding, and the drivers are crazy fast, second only to the crazy traffic in Rome! Much better to take the train to the city, and once you’re there, walk around or take a taxi. Siena is famous for its Palio horse race in the main piazza of the city (featured at the start of the latest James Bond movie) and the city is divided into sections of teams. For instance, you walk into the Onda “Wave” team section, you’ll see a fountain with a dolphin in it and dolphin sconces lining the street. Each section is represented by a horse and a jockey. Families are born into their section. There are allies and enemy teams! The whole race has a very interesting history and is not a reenactment, it is the real deal! If you’re lucky enough to travel there in July or August, you may see the race or events leading up to it.

Have a wonderful honeymoon!


Post # 7
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Florence and Rome two of our honeymoon destinations. We prefer Florence. Florence is smaller, easier to get around and more relaxing atmosphere. For us, we had better luck with food in random restaurants in Florence compare to Rome.

Post # 8
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@KristenGotMarried: Oooooh jealous!!!!! I just missed Radiohead in our hometown. ๐Ÿ™ Sounds like an amazing honeymoon!

We might be in Florence around the same time, haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

In March of 1996, I saw Radiohead at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. After the show I was standing at the bar below the theatre and Thom Yorke was RIGHT beside me. I was stunned, but managed to have a brief conversation with him and even got a hug from him until other people, including my stupid ex-husband, realized who it was. That was incredible! Then, right before OK Computer was released we saw them at The Troubador. It was fairly intimate, I think less than 400 people there and we were super close to the band, so that was pretty amazing. I would love to see them in Europe! I’m super jealous, so yay for you! 

Post # 10
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Just wanted to say that’s AWESOME!! I love Radiohead and they are amazing live!

Post # 11
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

oh how fun!! I saw them at lollapalooza a few years back and they were wonderful! 

also you sound like my SO and I– we try and mix concerts into every trip, why didn’t I think of seeing what we could fit on a honeymoon?!

Post # 12
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@KristenGotMarried: That’s awesome! I’m so jealous! I love Radiohead!

While in Florence, I’d recommend going to see Michelangelo’s David. It really is a great work of art. I’d also recommend going shopping on the Ponte Vecchio. 

While in Italy, be sure to eat lots of gelato! Try all the unusual flavours. My favourites are stracciatella, pistachio, and cinnamon.

Post # 14
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

OK Computer is my all time favorite album too–how exciting that you’re seeming them in Florence! I’m really excited for you!

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