Well, Ops, Neil, Flavor Dude, et. all - I'm going to finally get some good pizza albeit it will be 1000's of miles way in Italy. Fourteen days of pizzas and pastas and whatever else they eat I guess. No way this hound is eating oxtails and rabbit though.
I read about a pizza place, I believe its Rome, where this guy throws 6' pies in and out of the oven and lines and lines of people wait like vultures till they are ready. They buy their pizza by the pound and not by a slice. Can't wait to see that scene.
Getting tons of help from Hounds on the International site - overwhelming. G-D Bless chowhounds! Hotels are very expensive - tiny places go for $150 per - here that buys a much nicer hotel/motel room. Hoping the food will be reasonable - I hear it is if you do it right.