A country in southern Europe most known for its classical historic sites, food, and the Alps in the north.

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South African Citizen, Applying for a Schengen visa while in London

I am a South African Citizen in the theatre industry. I am travelling to London next week for work (all visas for that are sorted). I need to apply for a Schengen visa to perform in Italy in three ...
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Is the drive from Milan to Zurich considered difficult, generally?

I am travelling from Milan, Italy to Zurich, Switzerland and would like to drive, but I'm not sure how difficult the drive would be. Would someone be able to describe what it's like - the terrain, ...
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Italian consulate Schengen visa time

We are planning for a trip to Italy in September. I checked the Italian consulate in San Francisco for visa appointment, but the available dates are in August. Would that be a good option to wait till ...
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Wi-fi coverage in Taormina and Palermo

Does anyone know how good is the wi-fi coverage in Taormina or Palermo? We're planning a trip to Sicily and I want to make sure I can work from there.
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Can't find accommodation in Mantova, Italy. Where can I spend the night?

I'm traveling to Mantova, Italy, this weekend to attend the literature festival and I cannot find any accommodation. Inexpensive accommodation are fully booked and/or too far from the city center. ...
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“Lost and Found” by trenitalia?

I sadly lost my camera bag with my full camera stuff in the train which went to milano. But it was nearly impossible to get my stuff back or get some informations what should I do in Milano, because ...
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Australian overseas--do I need visa to go to Schengen area? [duplicate]

I am an Australian passport holder, I did not get any visas before travelling, while travelling I coincidentally left the Schengen area after 90 days. I never got a visa to travel in Europe because I ...
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Schengen visa application without 3 months worth of bank statements [duplicate]

I would like to ask those of you who know about the subject of Schengen visa applications. I am applying within the next week for a Schengen visa, and my account statement is only 2 months old, so I ...
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Transit Visa For Italy [duplicate]

Do I need a Transit visa while traveling to India via Malpensa Airport (MXP) on H1B extension I do not have current stamp on my passport no my wife (H14) It is a 2 hr gap at Malpensa airport.
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First entry to Italy on a Schengen visa issued by Greece [duplicate]

Is landing in Italy as the port of first entry allowed on a Schengen visa issued by Greece? Is there any official website to take a print for records?
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Do I need Italian Transit Visa? [duplicate]

I am an Indian student studying in US. My flight route is JFK New York - Milan Malpensa Airport - Dubai - Mumbai. My flight has a stopover of 2 hours at Milan airport. I am a citizen of India and I ...
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Does Venice smell?

I keep getting told that Venice smells pretty bad as a reason not to go (a lot of people say it's pretty crowded too but that's another matter). Apparently it's the canals in summer. Is this true? ...
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Trenitalia e-ticket not received

How long does it take to receive a Trenitalia ticket purchased online? I purchased online and expected an email with the PNR and CP. Nothing received after 24 hours.
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Can I travel by road, from Greece to Italy, with only my Greek identity card?

I will take a trip to Italy by road this September, and as my passport has expired and needs to be renewed, I only use my ID card to travel by plane, but can I use it for road trip also? I will travel ...
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Is the couvert mandatory or optional in Italy?

I'll be traveling to France and Italy, and a friend of mine said that it's common to pay a tax (? don't know if there is a better word in English) called couvert, and in exchange of that you receive ...
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Does it make more sense to stay in Lido or Venice? [closed]

We'll be in Italy in early October, and plan to stay about 1-2 nights in Venice. For me, Venice is one of those places where you just HAVE to see if you're in Italy. Kind of like the Great Wall in ...
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Italy visa: Ticket reservations for flights [duplicate]

I am applying to schengen tourist visa (Italy). The visa requirement page says Ticket reservations for round-trip flights originating in this jurisdiction to Europe (and ultimately to Italy) and ...
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Best transportation method in Sicily

I would like to go to Sicily and visit the main cultural and natural sites. Should I rent a car or use the available public transportation? I would prefer to use public transportation, but it is very ...
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Travel in the Schengen area with only carta d'identita italiana and permesso di soggiorno

I am a non-EU student in Italy. Recently I have left my passport at the UK embassy for visa. However I have a ticket to for Greece in the next days (with Ryanair) and I the embassy doesn't give me a ...
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France Schengen Visa; Want to Travel to Italy Next Month [duplicate]

I was recently issued a France Schengen Visa (multiple entries); however, I want to travel to Italy next month...will I need to apply for a Spanish Schengen Visa or can I use the France Visa to go to ...
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Europe: differences between colours of highway road-signs

I'm now travelling in France and - as any Italian - one of the first thing we learn when running on highways is that the road signs have a different colour. In particular, in this case it is pretty ...
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UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa, I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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How to get to Ljubljana (Slovenia) from Trieste (Italy) by Train?

My Italian part of my trip is almost over; currently enjoying Trieste. I have been using the train around Italy but when I checked the Trenitalia website to see if a train left from Trieste to ...
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Requirements and process for Schengen visa at Italian embassy in Philadelphia

I am applying for a Schengen visa at the Italian consulate in Philadelphia. I will be travelling in Italy and France and will be there for a week. I have done everything on the checklist but just ...
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Transit Visa from Peru to Italy

I am traveling from Peru to Italy via London Heathrow on August 25. I will be at LHR on 26 August at 2 pm and departing at 8 pm. I'm an Peruvian national and have a valid Schengen student visa. Do I ...
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What are the major 'types' of insurance offered with car rental and what does each one mean in practice?

I'm travelling to Italy (Naples) with my boyfriend in a couple of months and we need to organize car rental for the trip. My parents told me to 'get comprehensive insurance' / make sure we're covered ...
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Strange hotel addresses difference issue

I am eager to know if someone beside me encounter this strange situation with hotels addresses. I booked the hotel Hotel Nettuno with address Via Cesare Piro 1 I, Forio di Ischia, 80075 Ischia on ...
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Does re-entering Italy restart the 3 month visitation limit?

I am going to visit Italy for several months. Italy allows visitors to vacation for 3 months. However, I plan to visit Italy a month and a half then visit another country for several weeks. When I ...
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Renting an apartment for 2-3 months in Italy

I've used the Habitaclia for renting apartments in Spain short/medium term (2-3 months). I am looking to do the same in Italy. I've tried AirBnB but it seems to be geared for even shorter durations ...
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How to get from Rome Ciampino to Lido di Ostia?

How to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Lido di Ostia by public transport? Are there any direct buses / trains? How much would a ticket cost?
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Visa on arrival in Italy for Chinese national travelling with UK spouse?

I am a UK national and my wife and son are Chinese nationals. We plan to go to Italy via Croatia. Croatia have confirmed that they will issue visas to my wife and son at the point of entry as long as ...
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US green card holder: Do I need a transit visa when my journey includes a flight within a Schengen country?

I am an Iranian citizen and US permanent resident. I'm traveling home over the new year break and I booked my flights with Alitalia like this: JFK -> ROME -> TEHRAN TEHRAN -> ROME -> ...
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Options for Scuba Diving in Northern Italy? [closed]

I'd like to go Scuba Diving in Northern Italy and would prefer a place with good visibility and great marine life. I'm an Open Water Diver.
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Public transport from Venice to Arabba

What are the options for public transport to get from Venice (city centre) to the ski resort Arabba on February 23rd (Saturday), return a week later on March 2nd? I saw a ski shuttle bus mentioned ...
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Description of overnight train from Paris to Italy?

I'm currently living in Paris and want to meet up with some friends of mine in Italy. I would love to experience an overnight train. I found a train to Milan on Intercit├ęs de Nuit, and I am tempted to ...
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Bus for 15 person from Bergamo to Venice [closed]

Looking for bus to transfer 15-16 person from Bergamo Apt to Venice. Any suggestions?
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What are the rules for renting a car in Italy?

I am traveling to Italy next month and part of my trip is to Florence. I would like to rent a car for the day to see the countryside in Tuscany. Some sites I've read say I have to have an ...
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Accommodation search in Italian Alps

Is there a server that aggregates accommodation offers (not necessarily only) for the Italian Alps? I mean something like Tiscover (which is mostly Austria focused and has very few offers for Italy). ...
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What's the cheapest public transportation option to get from Ventimiglia (in Italy) to Antibes?

I want to get from Ventimiglia to Antibes using public transport. I know that the TER train costs about 10 Euros. Is there a cheaper way (a bus maybe?)
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How much cash should I carry for driving a rental car in Italy?

My wife and I are traveling to Europe this May. We are renting a car in Florence, Italy for driving around Tuscany. We decided she will learn the language and I'll learn to drive there. I've been ...
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What visa should I apply for as an Au Pair?

On June 20 I am backpacking around Europe for almost 3 months with friends and then I will be living in Italy for 3 months as an Au Pair. I am unsure what visa I will need to apply for. Will I need ...
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What is a good data plan for Internet surfing in northern Italy? [duplicate]

I've checked the webpages of some their providers, but franly, just like in the case of those in my own language, I literally cannot find my way around them. So if you wouldn't mind sharing a word of ...
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Renting an apartment in Bergamo, Italy

What are good places on the web to research the apartment situation in Bergamo, Italy (and its surroundings) and are there any recommendations you can give to someone who is coming from another ...
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Is pipe water drinkable in cities of Bergamo and Milan in northern Italy?

Do the cities of Milan and Bergamo have drinkable tap water, or is the practice to buy bottled water?
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Is the Italian taxi industry still highly regulated/restricted?

I am researching a trip to rural Tuscany in the summer. It might be necessary to get taxis around. How common are taxis in Italy/Tuscany? Here in Ireland, the taxi industry used to be highly ...
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SIM card for weekend stay in Italy, mostly for internet access [duplicate]

I will travel to Italy in one month (to Venice) and I would like to buy a SIM card so that I can access internet during my weekend stay. What options are available and which ones do you recommend? I ...
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Are there sleeper trains going from Northern Italy to the Rhine Valley (Germany)?

I'm trying to get from the Cinque Terra to the Rhine Valley. So departing anywhere from Pisa (or even Florence) to Milan and arriving in between Hahn airport, Cologne, and Frankfurt would work. I've ...
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Visa for a Chilean citizen joining a tour from a US agency

I have a friend in Chile (Chilean citizen) with whom we wanted to go on a tour in Italy (January 2014). I am from the USA, and to make things easier, I was planning to order a tour locally from ...
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Paranoid about missing my return flight home from Rome. What to do?

I haven't been to Europe in 11 years. My wife and I (and our 8 year old son) will be taking a trip to Italy this late November. We will be traveling from Venice to Florence to Rome. We will be ...
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Schengen Visa - Change of Destination? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen Visa that I issued from the German embassy back in 2011 (it's still valid till mid-2014). I never actually went to Germany though. It says visa type: C, multiple entries, 90 days ...