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espresso machine purchasing advice wanted/needed

angella | Mar 11, 2005 03:16 PM

this year, i have two trips planned to italy. no permanent itin has been settled on as of yet, but we will be in sicily, tuscany, la spezia, venice, florence, trieste and possibly milan before heading to slovenia and croatia. we will have a car throughout both of these trips and therefore will be very mobile.
"while in rome, do as the romans do" right? well as it pertains to espresso, i would like to take this advice to heart but one step further. where should i go to buy an espresso machine? i've got my eye on a either a pavoni, synesso or rancillo brand. has anyone done this? i don't speak any italian. am i crazy to assume that i can go to the mother lode and bring home gold?

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