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Kang of the Grundle

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« on: August 18, 2014, 04:51:26 PM »
I'm going to Italy at the end of the week and really have no idea what the situation is for skating. Are spots a bust, is the ground fucked, all the basics really. Which cities are particularly good for skating?

Also, any actual Italy specific travel advice would be great, I hate to say I don't know that much about the country. I've got close to three weeks so plenty of time to move around.

Sorry if there's already an Italy post, I couldn't find it.
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Re: Italy
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 05:47:59 AM »
Not skating related, but you NEED to go to Cinque Terre.  It's a small string of five villages on the northwest coast.  Very beautiful, pretty cheap (it's touristy, but way, way less than most places) and you're right on the ocean.  Lots of fun cliffs to jump off into the water.

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Re: Italy
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 05:57:34 AM »
Milan is the best city for skating, I mean it has this bad boy:



it's similar to Pulaski and Love but... you can skate it 24/7 bust free.

Go to Tuscany and eat and drink your life out.
Also the more you go south the more you should check before crossing the streets, even at lights.

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Re: Italy
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 05:06:57 PM »
I'll Definitely check out Cinque Terre.

And that plaza in Milan is just godamnnnn...

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Re: Italy
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 04:45:49 PM »
Milan is the best city for skating, I mean it has this bad boy:



it's similar to Pulaski and Love but... you can skate it 24/7 bust free.

Go to Tuscany and eat and drink your life out.
Also the more you go south the more you should check before crossing the streets, even at lights.

I used to spend all my days off there , skating , reading books and sleeping in the sun , bottom square of grass was my spot !

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Re: Italy
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 02:08:24 PM »
sorry to bump this thread.  doing italy east to west next june current plan is most likely vience, Bologna, florance, and end at one of the costal towns that has a ferry to Corsica (spending a week there after italy).  there is a lot of flexiblity.


is there good skating that i should map into my trip or should I just focus on eating/drinking wine/nerding out on history?

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Re: Italy
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 04:18:34 PM »
Unrelated, but Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden in Tuscany is on my bucket list of places to visit.


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Re: Italy
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 04:43:00 PM »
Milan is the best city for skating, I mean it has this bad boy:



it's similar to Pulaski and Love but... you can skate it 24/7 bust free.

Go to Tuscany and eat and drink your life out.
Also the more you go south the more you should check before crossing the streets, even at lights.

Rent Boy hit it !!
Milan is the shit, almost all the city centre is under the roof cos it`s like the fashion mecca of yurp and all the sexy bitches need to walk that expensive high heel shoes somewhere,so the pavement is smooth as baby`s ass and if it rains you have a lot of places to skate at and did I mention all the sexy bitches?!

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Re: Italy
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 07:30:08 PM »
Milan is the best city for skating, I mean it has this bad boy:



it's similar to Pulaski and Love but... you can skate it 24/7 bust free.

Go to Tuscany and eat and drink your life out.
Also the more you go south the more you should check before crossing the streets, even at lights.

Rent Boy hit it !!
Milan is the shit, almost all the city centre is under the roof cos it`s like the fashion mecca of yurp and all the sexy bitches need to walk that expensive high heel shoes somewhere,so the pavement is smooth as baby`s ass and if it rains you have a lot of places to skate at and did I mention all the sexy bitches?!

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Re: Italy
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 12:48:32 AM »
rome is amazing.

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Re: Italy
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 08:37:32 AM »
sorry to bump this thread.  doing italy east to west next june current plan is most likely vience, Bologna, florance, and end at one of the costal towns that has a ferry to Corsica (spending a week there after italy).  there is a lot of flexiblity.


is there good skating that i should map into my trip or should I just focus on eating/drinking wine/nerding out on history?
I was in Italy for a few weeks this summer, and it seems like the majority of the best skating is in Milan/Sicily (two places I didn't go).

Everywhere we went it seemed tough to find good spots without a guide, and it seemed like there were hardly any other skaters at all. The food/drink made up for it though.

The best spots we found were probably in the South, around Salerno, but people seemed to hate skaters there, too. Rome had some awesome stuff too if you get out of the old downtown area (where the ground is mostly impossible to ride on, anyway).

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Re: Italy
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 02:02:30 PM »
Unrelated, but Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden in Tuscany is on my bucket list of places to visit.





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Re: Italy
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2017, 10:51:22 AM »
Milan is the best but if you have time take a train to some of the smaller cities closer to the Veneto region. Bologna and Florence had some cool spots as well

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Re: Italy
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2017, 11:17:32 AM »
sorry to bump this thread.  doing italy east to west next june current plan is most likely vience, Bologna, florance, and end at one of the costal towns that has a ferry to Corsica (spending a week there after italy).  there is a lot of flexiblity.


is there good skating that i should map into my trip or should I just focus on eating/drinking wine/nerding out on history?

Hey man, this is one hour north of ferries to Corsica and you should check it out. It's unique.
http://quartersnacks.com/tag/pietrasanta/

I don't know about the other cities. I haven't been to Florence in years as well but there's some good stuff. Bologna got Elbo if you're into gnarly bowls etc. All cities will be packed with people though, especially Venice. Best thing there would be doing a tourist bit and see if you can spot something to skate later. Spot stuff via Insta. Bring big wheels. Enjoy.
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Re: Italy
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2017, 12:56:43 PM »
sorry to bump this thread.  doing italy east to west next june current plan is most likely vience, Bologna, florance, and end at one of the costal towns that has a ferry to Corsica (spending a week there after italy).  there is a lot of flexiblity.


is there good skating that i should map into my trip or should I just focus on eating/drinking wine/nerding out on history?

holy shit this looks amzing. im not sure what the Italian word for gnar is but please take one.

Hey man, this is one hour north of ferries to Corsica and you should check it out. It's unique.
http://quartersnacks.com/tag/pietrasanta/

I don't know about the other cities. I haven't been to Florence in years as well but there's some good stuff. Bologna got Elbo if you're into gnarly bowls etc. All city will be packed with people though, especially Venice. Best thing there would be doing a tourist bit and see if you can spot something to skate later. Spot stuff via Insta. Bring big wheels. Enjoy.


gratze please take uno gnarnino.
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Re: Italy
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2018, 08:49:23 PM »
sorry to bump this thread.  doing italy east to west next june current plan is most likely vience, Bologna, florance, and end at one of the costal towns that has a ferry to Corsica (spending a week there after italy).  there is a lot of flexiblity.


is there good skating that i should map into my trip or should I just focus on eating/drinking wine/nerding out on history?

Hey dude i didn't really skate in Italy but had my board on me, I seen a few spots in Venice, but it was always super crowded. In Florence I was only in the real city centre and i didn't see many spots and once again it was crowded as shit. There was a cool shop there I cannot remember the name but the owner was super helpful and was a skater himself. Im assuming Rome would have a lot of spots. Definitely recommend visiting the Cinque Terre as posted above, absolute post card scenery and the water is amazing!

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Re: Italy
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2018, 05:54:20 AM »
I have spent ten days in Rome skating. It was great. If you go there visit fisheye skateshop in trastevere for directions to spots (of which there are many). You might even be able to join one of the owners, papique, for a session and end up in one of his clips.



Also if you want to save a little bit of money: Have your espressos and paninis at the bar of the cafés and they will only charge you take away prices. When I was in Rome we would have 80 cent espressos all day. So good!

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Re: Italy
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2018, 11:48:05 AM »
I’m moving to Naples at the end of the year. Anybody ever been there?

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Re: Italy
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2018, 05:03:06 AM »
This is a very old website and I'm not sure how up to date is but that's a good spot directory:

http://www.skatemap.it/#

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Re: Italy
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2018, 05:38:42 PM »
Yo chico! I am from east coast Sicily if wanna pass by hollaa!
I must say we have lots smooth spots mainly street skating and few tranny ones instead. It's crazy that any village has something going on but needs kinda more creativity, the architecture it's kinda mixed up narrow streets downhill and shit like that.. Sicily used to be conquered by Greeks Roman and Arabic people in the past.
A lot of people have been here skating!
And I live under an active volcano in the countryside nearby this crazy double set!
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Re: Italy
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2018, 01:56:05 AM »
unrelated post but what is the best shoes for skating ? is nike sb ok ? or should i get a vans instead ?