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Hello, I will be going to Italy soon and I was hoping to check a game store or two. Any good stores in these cities? Hopefully, somewhat centrally located.
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I had the pleasure of being in Florence a few months ago, and visited a very well equipped board game shop and got home with Paths of Glory.

But first off, this thread is really worth having quickbared if you are going to europe: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/120302/flgs-of-the-world...

But the shop I visited was the following:
Stratagemma Roleplaying E.C.
Via Dei Servi 15/R
Firenze
+39-055215912

When you are in Florence you have to see the cathedral anyway, and this shop is located in a side street something like 2 mins walk from the cathedral. My hotel had a view to the place, so actually went for a scouting mission and then purchased on the second visit.

Pricingwise they are very European, so don't be surprised if the price is a wee bit higher than in the US.
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Hi and welcome to Italy;

in Florence there is Stratagemma (www.stratagemmaonline.com) wich, as far as I remember, has a good selection (I was there more than an year ago, to be honest)

I hope you will enjoy your stay

Carlo
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Hi MGS,

Roma, try: Here, it's a medium/heavy store, with some good products.

Milano, try: Here, it's not the top, but has some games!

Good travel and welcome in Italy!

Filippo.
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Also in Rome:

Avalon Roma
Viale delle Milizie, 86
00192 Roma
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(a few steps from Vatican Museums)

Enjoy your stay
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Hi Ronaldo,

I quote the replay I've given to Oldfritz when he asked info for his Italian trip. With this link to the article you can reed all the info he received. If you want some more info, on restaurants I would advice and other, drop me a geek mail so we take an agreement on how I can send them to you.

BlackSheeper wrote:
Oldfritz wrote:
Hi, I´m going to travel to Roma. I would like to know where there are any shops with games/wargames.
At present you basically have 4 possibility:
Strategia & Tattica in Via Cavour 250
Strategia & Tattica 2 in Via Massaciuccoli 78
SoloGiochi in Via Catania 83
Avalon Roma in Viale delle Milizie 86

The nearest to the touristic part of Rome is Strategia & Tattica that is located above the underground station of Cavour, at about 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum. Via Cavour is that large way that departs from Via dei Fori Imperiali, so it is easy to find it.
Avalon Roma can be said to be near to the Vatican, but it is not so easy to explain you where to find it.
SoloGiochi is at ten minutes walk from the underground station of Piazza Bologna.
Strategia & Tattica 2, that can among the four is the only one in which you can have the chance of playing at evening, will be near to one future underground station, but not before one year from now.
If you want more info, like restaurants and so on, drop me a geekmail.
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In Milan, the best shop (at least for me) is in Viale Romagna 50. You can find more info on www.fantamagus.com. Good selection of games (most Euro).

In Rome you can find giocofollia (www.giocofollia.com). Piazza della Balduina 35.
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Thank you for the input. Could you guys give me some tips on things that I could see there that are not common in stores over here?

I wonder if the Italian version of Fairy Tale is still around. Do they carry games like Fatti di Calcio? Are there other cool Italian or European games that didn't make it over here? I can read Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. An rpg, maybe? I like story games type RPGs.

Thanks again
 
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Filippo Chiari wrote:
Hi MGS,

Roma, try: Here, it's a medium/heavy store, with some good products.

Milano, try: Here, it's not the top, but has some games!

Good travel and welcome in Italy!

Filippo.
the website for strattegia seems to be down. Have they changed to a new site or gone out of business?

Going to Rome in april and it looks like it is the closest one to where I'll be.
 
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Stores in Naples?
 
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Ronaldo wrote:
Stores in Naples?
On Naples I've no idea, but on Rome I've the update that has closen the historical shop of Strategia & Tattica in Via Cavour 250.
Anyway, from Naples you can reach Rome in a couple of hours by train and, on sunday is often open Strategia & Tattica 2 in Via Massaciuccoli 78.
 
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ad79 wrote:
Filippo Chiari wrote:
Hi MGS,

Roma, try: Here, it's a medium/heavy store, with some good products.
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Filippo.
the website for strattegia seems to be down. Have they changed to a new site or gone out of business?

Going to Rome in april and it looks like it is the closest one to where I'll be.
Stategia e Tattica has definitively close in July, the other three shops that I reported are working. If you need more info send me a geekmail.
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This is just to let you know that part of the old staff of Strategia e Tattica has opened a new shop:
Strategia Nova
Via Niso 54
00181 Roma

It is located about mid way between the underground stations of Furio Camillo and Ponte Lungo. I find better to reach it from Furio Camillo.

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Filippo Chiari wrote:
Hi MGS,

Roma, try: Here, it's a medium/heavy store, with some good products.
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Filippo.
the website for strattegia seems to be down. Have they changed to a new site or gone out of business?

Going to Rome in april and it looks like it is the closest one to where I'll be.
Stategia e Tattica has definitively close in July, the other three shops that I reported are working. If you need more info send me a geekmail.
 
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In Naples there is Volver is a pub/eurogames store located near piazza Dante in the hearth of the city
 
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Hi,

Some fresh news about Roma


I was in Roma in July, 2012

And I was in this gameshop.

Avalon Roma
Viale delle Milizie 86
Roma

The owner gave me a lot of good advices on games "made in Italy"

So, this store is still in activty, and this is a really good store.

SB
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NoMorgan wrote:
Hi,
Some fresh news about Roma

I was in Roma in July, 2012
And I was in this gameshop.

Avalon Roma
Viale delle Milizie 86
Roma

The owner gave me a lot of good advices on games "made in Italy"
So, this store is still in activty, and this is a really good store.
SB
If you asked in advance you could have learned that on 7 of July it has opened a new branch of the underground, the B1, that has the station of Sant'Agnese/Annibaliano that is near shop Strategia & Tattica 2 that in Via Massaciuccoli 78. So you saw just one shop instead of two, and the second is larger, has a gaming area and, at present, organizes gaming sessions on Wednesday evening.
 
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NoMorgan wrote:
Hi,

Some fresh news about Roma


I was in Roma in July, 2012

And I was in this gameshop.

Avalon Roma
Viale delle Milizie 86
Roma

The owner gave me a lot of good advices on games "made in Italy"

So, this store is still in activty, and this is a really good store.

SB
Yeah, I went to that store in March. Small but great store, the owner is very nice.
 
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Carlo M. wrote:
Hi and welcome to Italy;

in Florence there is Stratagemma (www.stratagemmaonline.com) wich, as far as I remember, has a good selection (I was there more than an year ago, to be honest)

I hope you will enjoy your stay

Carlo
I´m going to Florence next week. Can anyone confirm that Stratagemma is still around? What are my chances of getting a wargame there?

Thanks!
 
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I hope it is. Certainly, the best location of any FLGS in the world. I don't know about war games but they had a great variety. Wort collectors edition, traditional and indie RPGs and even subbuteo. Awesome staff.
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cmdrc wrote:
Carlo M. wrote:
Hi and welcome to Italy;

in Florence there is Stratagemma (www.stratagemmaonline.com) wich, as far as I remember, has a good selection (I was there more than an year ago, to be honest)

I hope you will enjoy your stay

Carlo
I´m going to Florence next week. Can anyone confirm that Stratagemma is still around? What are my chances of getting a wargame there?

Thanks!
As Italian I would say that they are quite low: they are till there but I would not be surprised if they are closed for vacation. But since I'm not from Florence I can't tell it to you for sure. Instead I can tell you for sure that next week three of the four shops I reported are closed for holidays.

Sorry for you.
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Thanks for your reply.

Actually, it´s not that bad if they are closed. Safes me from buying another wargame, that nobody will play with me

 
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cmdrc wrote:
Thanks for your reply.

Actually, it´s not that bad if they are closed. Safes me from buying another wargame, that nobody will play with me
Should you pass in Rome have a look to the dedicated thread and contact me, so we see if we can organize something.
 
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BlackSheeper wrote:
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Carlo M. wrote:
Hi and welcome to Italy;

in Florence there is Stratagemma (www.stratagemmaonline.com) wich, as far as I remember, has a good selection (I was there more than an year ago, to be honest)

I hope you will enjoy your stay

Carlo
I´m going to Florence next week. Can anyone confirm that Stratagemma is still around? What are my chances of getting a wargame there?

Thanks!
As Italian I would say that they are quite low: they are till there but I would not be surprised if they are closed for vacation. But since I'm not from Florence I can't tell it to you for sure. Instead I can tell you for sure that next week three of the four shops I reported are closed for holidays.

Sorry for you.
Just a quick report after my trip: I visited Stratagemma in Florence and that shop has a bigger wargame collection than both my FLGSs in Vienna! This was so worth the trip! I could have bought like 5 games that day - I ended up with Pursuit of Glory

It´s also worth to mention that the shop is located just around the corner of the cathedral.

Highly recommended!
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cmdrc wrote:
BlackSheeper wrote:

As Italian I would say that they are quite low: they are till there but I would not be surprised if they are closed for vacation. But since I'm not from Florence I can't tell it to you for sure. Instead I can tell you for sure that next week three of the four shops I reported are closed for holidays.

Sorry for you.
Just a quick report after my trip: I visited Stratagemma in Florence and that shop has a bigger wargame collection than both my FLGSs in Vienna! This was so worth the trip! I could have bought like 5 games that day - I ended up with Pursuit of Glory

It´s also worth to mention that the shop is located just around the corner of the cathedral.

Highly recommended!
Glad to hear that it was open in August and that it was so satisfactory. Always remember to report if you are caming in Rome.
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NoMorgan wrote:
Hi,

Some fresh news about Roma


I was in Roma in July, 2012

And I was in this gameshop.

Avalon Roma
Viale delle Milizie 86
Roma

The owner gave me a lot of good advices on games "made in Italy"

So, this store is still in activty, and this is a really good store.

SB
Thanks for the info.
Been there in September 2012. Nice little store. The staff is very knowledgable and helpful, also speaks excellent English.
A short walk from the Vatican museums, so if you are a tourist in Rome, you have no excuse for not visiting it!
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