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Wife and I are headed to Pisa and Florence soon. Any recommendations (other than Brewdog and Beer House Club)? I haven't found much for Pisa...and too bad we won't be hitting Rome.
In Florence, check out:

Diorama - great beer spot (they also pair charcuterie and cheeses), super friendly
Berbere - pizza and beer
Archea Brewery - solid bottles in addition to the draft list
 
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Hey guys, going to Italy and France (really just Paris) for my honeymoon in November. Scheduling is kind of wide open, as we have 11 non travel days to schedule as we wish. We fly into Rome, and fly out of Paris. I can’t devote tooooo much time into beer (I got yelled at for turning every trip into a beer trip ), but would love to hit a couple good spots. Also, advice for restaurants would be gladly taken as well (no $200 a person sort of meals tho...)

I’ve taken notes from this thread (and tried reading other pages), but as we all know- beer has changed significantly in a year when this thread was last posted in. Also, I would obviously love to drink Cantillon/3F, but definitely would like to hear what local stuff is worth checking out.
 
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Hey guys, going to Italy and France (really just Paris) for my honeymoon in November. Scheduling is kind of wide open, as we have 11 non travel days to schedule as we wish. We fly into Rome, and fly out of Paris. I can’t devote tooooo much time into beer (I got yelled at for turning every trip into a beer trip ), but would love to hit a couple good spots. Also, advice for restaurants would be gladly taken as well (no $200 a person sort of meals tho...)

I’ve taken notes from this thread (and tried reading other pages), but as we all know- beer has changed significantly in a year when this thread was last posted in. Also, I would obviously love to drink Cantillon/3F, but definitely would like to hear what local stuff is worth checking out.
In Rome, go here to drink lambic and others beers and have a good time:

Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà

https://www.instagram.com/machesietevenutiafa/
 
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What The Ryan said. Also page one on this thread is still valid for Rome. Ma Che is definitely at the top of the list. Make sure to also check out IPAs from Vento Forte. I was very impressed with the ones I tried. I imagine they are better now. One other place that wasn't mentioned is Open Baladin that I thought was pretty good. I had RdG on draft and they had a bunch of local stuff on draft and a bottle selection.
 
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Echoing many others in here; Ma Che is unbelievably awesome. Bir & Fud too.
The Trestevare neighborhood in general is my favorite part of Rome. One of the best meals I’ve ever had in my entire life is there in fact.
Trattoria da Enzo Al 29. Highly recommended

If you’re going to go the Vatican, the owner of Ma Che & B&F has a spot there too.
https://www.google.com/search?q=be.re.+rome&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS671US671&oq=be.re.+rome&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.11776j1j9&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

They had tipo pils(drink as much of this as you can) & a good lambic selection.
 
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Thanks guys, you have bolstered my notes quite a bit! I think I’ve seen Bir & Fud’s name pop up several times, too. So I guess it’s a must hit, too.
 
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Hey guys, going to Italy and France (really just Paris) for my honeymoon in November. Scheduling is kind of wide open, as we have 11 non travel days to schedule as we wish. We fly into Rome, and fly out of Paris. I can’t devote tooooo much time into beer (I got yelled at for turning every trip into a beer trip ), but would love to hit a couple good spots. Also, advice for restaurants would be gladly taken as well (no $200 a person sort of meals tho...)

I’ve taken notes from this thread (and tried reading other pages), but as we all know- beer has changed significantly in a year when this thread was last posted in. Also, I would obviously love to drink Cantillon/3F, but definitely would like to hear what local stuff is worth checking out.
Wife and I loved these places. Plus they were convenient for seeing sights.
Bir & Fud
Via Benedetta, 23, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 589 4016

https://goo.gl/maps/TRCtzJzKyjm

This place is across the alley from Bit and Fud and had Cantillon.
Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà
25, Via Benedetta, 25, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 6456 2046

https://goo.gl/maps/LRTaHm3Myxu

Johnny's Off License Campo de' Fiori
Via dei Balestrari, 9, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 3107 4795

https://goo.gl/maps/csSxn1oEd8u

Great bottle shop, cool owner. Again, very convenient.


Not a beer place, but my favorite restaurant in Rome. Hard to get in, but worth it. Again, very convenient if you go to the Pantheon (my favorite place in Rome).

Armando al Pantheon
Salita dei Crescenzi, 31, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 6880 3034

https://goo.gl/maps/Was8yxFSBCB2

Edit: should have refreshed my phone before posting all this.
 
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You just gave me a pasta boner



Thanks guys, you have bolstered my notes quite a bit! I think I’ve seen Bir & Fud’s name pop up several times, too. So I guess it’s a must hit, too.
Bir & Fud is right across the alley from Ma Che...also if you have any room in your luggage they enjoy when people bring beers to share or give away. Especially cans.
 
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You just gave me a pasta boner




Bir & Fud is right across the alley from Ma Che...also if you have any room in your luggage they enjoy when people bring beers to share or give away. Especially cans.
Yeah, I planned on bringing some creature comforts, Trillium, and maybe some bourbon.
 
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Wife and I loved these places. Plus they were convenient for seeing sights.
Bir & Fud
Via Benedetta, 23, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 589 4016

https://goo.gl/maps/TRCtzJzKyjm

This place is across the alley from Bit and Fud and had Cantillon.
Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà
25, Via Benedetta, 25, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 6456 2046

https://goo.gl/maps/LRTaHm3Myxu

Johnny's Off License Campo de' Fiori
Via dei Balestrari, 9, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 3107 4795

https://goo.gl/maps/csSxn1oEd8u

Great bottle shop, cool owner. Again, very convenient.


Not a beer place, but my favorite restaurant in Rome. Hard to get in, but worth it. Again, very convenient if you go to the Pantheon (my favorite place in Rome).

Armando al Pantheon
Salita dei Crescenzi, 31, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 6880 3034

https://goo.gl/maps/Was8yxFSBCB2

Edit: should have refreshed my phone before posting all this.
The reviews on Armando al Pantheon have convinced me that we have to go.
 
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Flights or trains might take you through Milan. If so then I'd highly recommend Lambic Zoon. My travels were from Milan and south from there, and to be frank I found most of it outside of Milan disappointing for beer. The best options on the Mediterranean were typically German imports. The Eataly in Milan is massive and they had a very impressive beer collection include some Loons.
 
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Looks like I was able to change the itinerary to exclude Venice and add Brussels :). Venice was just going to be so far out of the way, as everywhere else we wanted to go was in a pretty convenient line.
 
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Anyone with insights regarding Gaeta? Going in about a week and would gladly take some recs, even though most of the trip already has a quite fixed schedule.... Hoping to find some Baladin Xyauyu variant!
 
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Heading to Rome in a few hours for the first time so I’m stoked I found this thread and all these suggestions! Will definitely be making a stop at Ma Che and from the looks of it Armando looks like exactly the type of restaurant I was looking for. Any tips on getting in?!
 
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Heading to Rome in a few hours for the first time so I’m stoked I found this thread and all these suggestions! Will definitely be making a stop at Ma Che and from the looks of it Armando looks like exactly the type of restaurant I was looking for. Any tips on getting in?!
We could not get a res, but showed up at opening, hung out for less than ten minutes, and got a table. Don't dress too casual. Good luck and spend forever at the Pantheon.
 
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Wife and I loved these places. Plus they were convenient for seeing sights.
Bir & Fud
Via Benedetta, 23, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 589 4016

https://goo.gl/maps/TRCtzJzKyjm

This place is across the alley from Bit and Fud and had Cantillon.
Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà
25, Via Benedetta, 25, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 6456 2046

https://goo.gl/maps/LRTaHm3Myxu

Johnny's Off License Campo de' Fiori
Via dei Balestrari, 9, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 3107 4795

https://goo.gl/maps/csSxn1oEd8u

Great bottle shop, cool owner. Again, very convenient.


Not a beer place, but my favorite restaurant in Rome. Hard to get in, but worth it. Again, very convenient if you go to the Pantheon (my favorite place in Rome).

Armando al Pantheon
Salita dei Crescenzi, 31, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 6880 3034

https://goo.gl/maps/Was8yxFSBCB2

Edit: should have refreshed my phone before posting all this.
Literally did all of these and it was incredible. Drank my weight in Tipopils at Bir & Fud and then proceeded to do the same with Cantillon Gueuze at Ma Che. Stayed right off of Campo de’ Fiori so swang into Johnny’s Off License each night to snag a loon for a nightcap. Managed to grab a res at Armando and my God was that meal glorious. I’m a huge fan of the Roman styles of pasta, so having gricia and amatriciana cooked so perfectly was wonderful.
Only thing I can add was a meal at Da Enzo in Trastevere, classic hole in the wall trattoria with epic food and a pretty solid wine list from a bunch of winemakers in Lazio.

TLDR: Do everything quoted above if you’re in Rome.
 
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Literally did all of these and it was incredible. Drank my weight in Tipopils at Bir & Fud and then proceeded to do the same with Cantillon Gueuze at Ma Che. Stayed right off of Campo de’ Fiori so swang into Johnny’s Off License each night to snag a loon for a nightcap. Managed to grab a res at Armando and my God was that meal glorious. I’m a huge fan of the Roman styles of pasta, so having gricia and amatriciana cooked so perfectly was wonderful.
Only thing I can add was a meal at Da Enzo in Trastevere, classic hole in the wall trattoria with epic food and a pretty solid wine list from a bunch of winemakers in Lazio.

TLDR: Do everything quoted above if you’re in Rome.
Awesome. I need to go back.
 
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Any suggestions for neighborhoods to stay in Rome and Florence? Didn't love the areas I stayed in a few years ago, so open to ideas!
 
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