My wife and I have just returned from a short trip to northern Italy. We visited Verona, Venezia and Bergamo. In Verona we went to the 'Museo della Radio', the Radio Museum. It is a collection of over 700 radios, mostly receivers.
In Bergamo I managed a short 2-way qrp qso with my friend Aage LA1ENA on 20m ssb with a short wire out the hotel window!