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

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What street foods can I eat in Italy?

Sometimes I don't want to go eat at restaurants. So, What are the typical foods that are available on streets in Italy?
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Do I need to stamp my Trenitalia/Trenord tickets?

Is buying a ticket enough? Do I have to stamp ("convalidare") it? What if all the stamping machines are broken? What if I didn't have the time to stamp my ticket?
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I lost my Italian residence permit abroad, how can I obtain a duplicate so that I can fly back to Italy?

Sweden is going to ban me from flying if I can't show them my lost permesso di soggiorno from Italy. It was issued in Florence because my old one expired while I was in school. How do I get a copy?
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Is there a luggage locker at Porta Susa station in Torino?

Is there a luggage locker at Porta Susa station in Turin, Italy, where one can leave a large suitcase for a few hours while waiting for a bus connection?
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Traveling with expired permesso di soggiorno and valid passport [closed]

Can I cross Schengen borders with an expired permesso di soggiorno and poste renewal receipts with a valid non-EU passport ?
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Staying at layover [duplicate]

Some months ago I purchased a ticket from Argenina to Istambul with a layover in Rome, planning to have my vacations in Turkey. For some reasons I am not longer sure whether I want to go to Turkey ...
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Visit Pompeii on may 1st

I've learned that in Italy, the 1st May is labor day so all museums are closed, but I can't find informations if the visit of pompeii will be closed too. Same thing for the mount Vesuvius, will ...
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Re-entry into Schengen with a visa this time [closed]

I am a US citizen and have been in Italy since September. I am coming up on my 90 days since I do not have a visa and have to return back in the US. However I will be enrolling in University classes ...
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Around Lund in winter: will two italians survive? [closed]

We are an Italian couple and we are planning to go to Lund for the 1st of the year. We go visiting some friends and then we will stay some additional days in order to visit nice places around. I know ...
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Is it worth getting a one-week public transportation pass for Rome?

My friend and I are first-time travelers who will be visiting Rome for a week in late September. According to Rome.info, a week pass could be gotten for 16 Euros. Is it worth buying a week-pass? More ...
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Non-EU spouse travelling to Italy with me (Italian citizen) [duplicate]

My wife and I would like to visit Italy in the next couple of months. What would she need to travel with me to Italy? Currently she has an EEA family permit (which would expire at some point), would ...
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Can I travel to Schengen countries that were not on my itinerary when I applied?

I have applied for a Schengen visa in the Consulate of Italy. I will be visiting for a 2 month period to attend a dance workshop. However, I plan to visit my boyfriend twice. He is studying in Germany ...
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Can I change the return date on a round trip plane ticket?

I booked a round trip ticket, say A <--> B. A --> B is used. Now, can I change the return date of B --> A? PS: The ticket is bought on an agency and its airline is operated by Alitalia.
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Schengen visa issued by Italy, can I visit the Netherlands? [duplicate]

I was granted a Schengan visa from the Italian Embassy. Now I want to visit the Netherlands. What is the procedure to change my visa?
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Tourist visa processing times at the Italian consulate in San Francisco

I will be travelling to Italy on Nov 30th and the earliest appointment I can get at the Italian consulate for a tourist visa is Nov 4th. The consulate website says it takes 7-15 days to issue visas. ...
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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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Free wifi situation in Italy

I am looking at traveling to Italy for a week stopping in Rome, Florence, and Venice. I would like to find out what wifi options there are and if there are decent free options. I found This blog post ...
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Is it possible to buy unlimited 3G/4G internet in Italy?

I'm going to rent house in Italy for several months. I do plan to work there so I need a lot of internet every day. I will probably spent 10 Giga every day or even more. But ~70% of the houses in ...
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Not sure whether UK border will allow me travel [duplicate]

I am an Indian national and having a Permesso di Soggiorno in Italy. It is issued under study status for two years Master course and first year soggiorno is going to expires on 13 Nov2015. By October ...
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Italy transit visa for Syrian who holds US B2 visa [duplicate]

my father is Syrian and holds US be visa, and i booked him flight from Beirut to US through Italy and Canada, does he need to apply for transit visa for Italy and Canada layover? Thanks Sami
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Can I enter **FIRST** to a different schengen country from my d-type national visa

I'm a non-EU country citizen and going to start my study at end of this month in Italy. I'm a valid D-type national Italy visa holder, it's multiple, valid for 5 months (>150 days long-stay) from now ...
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Cancelling a Schengen Visa via the Italian Consulate

My wife has a Schengen visa issued by the Italian consulate in the UK. It expires at the beginning of December, and as we want to travel to Europe for the Christmas holiday, we were hoping to cancel ...
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Do I need sunglasses in the Dolomites?

I was recommended to have sunglasses when hiking in the Dolomites, as the surfaces are of rather light color and reflect a lot of light. I was hiking in other areas of the Alps and cross-country ...
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Can one take an Italian rental car into Slovenia and Croatia?

We will begin our trip to Croatia by flying into Venice. We are now thinking about renting a car and driving first to Ljubljana and then throughout Croatia. Is this easy to do, or will we have to ...
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From Milan to Alps [closed]

I need to spent four days in Milan in September. But during this period I would like to make trekking in Alps. Would you advice several places in Alps for trekking not very far for Milan? What is the ...
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Hotel confirmations for Schengen tourist visa to Italy. Some questions

I made my hotel reservations in Rome, Venice, Florence and Pisa for my upcoming travel. I have a few questions: Can I make the reservations via hotels.com or expedia.com? I am worried because I ...
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Schengen transit visa for a Sri Lankan

Does a Sri Lankan national who holds a valid US visa need an airport transit visa to transit through an airport in Italy?
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General Visit visa enquire for Italy

Me and my wife want to go to Italy for 1 week holiday. What document do we need to have? I visited England before, will that help me to get tourist visa for Italy?
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Travel within EU Schengen area with lost residence permit card abroad

A friend in Prague just contacted me asking the possibility of traveling back to Italy. He is Pakistani passport holder and lives in Italy on student residence permit. He was traveling in Prague where ...
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Picking up Italian Trenord tickets booked online when departing from small train stations

I'm going from the UK to Merate, Italy next month. I'll be flying into MXP and really don't fancy driving, so I booked an advance train ticket to get me from Malpensa Aeroporto to Cernusco-Merate. So ...
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Travelling from Rome to Fano, Italy by train - Is bus from Ancona a better option?

I am going to be travelling from Rome to Fano, Italy in September and find that the Trenitalia route will take me to Ancona with an hour and a half wait for the next train to Fano. Since it's only ...
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Unable to get an appointment at San Francisco Italy Consulate

I am only a permanent resident of the United states so I need to apply for a Schengen visa. I'm going on a guided tour of several countries in Europe with a large group and we are staying the most ...
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Traveling to UK with expiring Italian residence permit (waiting for renewal)

I am traveling to the UK for a conference. I am flying from Italy on May 19th and flying back to Italy on May 24th. My permit is valid UNTIL May 24th. Therefore, my permit is still valid on the 24th ...
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Late night transport from Bologna airport to Reggio Emilia?

I will be arriving late night (scheduled time 23.30) at Bologna airport, and need to get to a hotel in Reggio Emilia. This is a business trip, so cost isn't a big issue - but what are my options? ...
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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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Portable Wifi Hotspot for Italy [duplicate]

What options are there for visitors to Italy in getting a sim card with a large amount of data (3G or 4G) or alternatively a portable wifi hotspot that I can pick up and drop off easily. I will be ...
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Prepaid Data Plan for cell phone in Italy

What is the best option for a prepaid data plan for a cell phone for a short stay in Italy (Sardinia)? I am looking for a Micro-Sim Card. I don't need to call and I need approximatively 300-500 MB. ...
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Mobile phones and mobile internet in Italy

Buongiorno! Suppose I step down from the plain in Fiumicino. What is the fastest way to get hold of Italian SIM-card with some talking minutes and some Internet? The latter is more important than the ...
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Travelling to other Schengen state with French Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I travelled to France last February using French Schengen Visa and my visa expired last April. I have acquired my new French Schengen Visa (in the same passport). Can I enter Italy or any other ...
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How long will Milan un-used metro tickets last before expiring?

I have several unused Milan metro single ticket after I visited Expo in June. When will the metro ticket expired? I decided to use in next summer with my family.
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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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Italy Schengen tourist visa Funds documentation

Why is Savings Bank Account statements not acceptable for the purpose of Tourist Schengen Visa to Italy ? The official website clearly mentions that only Current Account statements are accepted - I ...
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Visit Rome city while my 6 hours layover at Rome before leaving for Malta [duplicate]

I needed to travel to Malta on a business trip. Since there was no Maltese Embassy in my country so I applied through Italian Consulate (on behalf of Malta) for the Schengen visa. This was the first ...
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Where can I get a proper hot chocolate in Firenze-Venezia-Trieste?

I am right now in Firenze but will spend two days in Venice and two days in Trieste and I'd like to drink a proper, thick, tasty hot chocolate but everyone says they don't make it in the summer. Any ...
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What's the fastest ferry to get from Italy to Albania?

I'm looking for the fastest ferry that travels from anywhere in Italy to anywhere in Albania. The ferry should have a regular schedule and should be in service in September 2015.
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How to get from Genoa to Cinque Terre?

According to e.g. Wikitravel, there should be "regular local trains with high frequency" from Genoa (Genova) but it doesn't give any details. Which of the five villages can I get to by train from ...
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Valid for Italy student visa but entry point is France [duplicate]

I have a category D student visa valid for Italy. I want to enter from Paris and stay there for 3 days before heading to Italy. Do I or can I apply for a Schengen tourist visa so I could enter Paris? ...
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If you had only two full days to visit Venice Italy for the first time, what would you see and do? [closed]

Going with my sister (two healthy/active 60 year old women)to Venice for the first time in early September and don't really know what to expect. We will have two full days and a half day when we ...
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Traveling to Italy, then France, then Spain. In what country should I apply for my Schengen visa? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Italy, France, and Spain next year. I will be flying into Rome, Italy, and will be spending 2 nights there and 2 nights in Florence. Then I will travel to Côte d'Azur, France, ...
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Bank balance for Schengen visa?

My boyfriend and i are planning 10days trip to Italy. So basically he is sponsoring the trip. My bank account does not have sufficient amount. Also we are right now in two different countries. So is ...