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

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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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Renting a car from Milan to Switzerland

I would like to rent a car from Milan to Switzerland. Do we need to add on the border car pass or highway pass separately or the car rental suppose to be all inclusive?
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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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Car rental without a credit card in Italy?

Is it possible to use car rental services at airports in Italy without having a credit card? When I read the terms of conditions (e.g. Hertz, Budget, etc.) they state debit or credit card might be ...
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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 ...
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Hiring a Ferrari in Italy

I am planning a trip to Italy, and would like to hire a Ferrari for a day. I am aware that this will be expensive. What should I watch out for? When the deductible is 80,000 Euros, I'd assume it's ...
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Which is the best city to stay around Milan for trips to different cities around?

I am studying in Oslo at the moment and this is my first year living in Europe. I will be flying to Milan to visit the cities around, I heard that they are beautiful. Can someone suggest which city I ...
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Join the same tour by two people from different departures (countries)?

Is it possible for two people from different departures (different countries, I am from USA, another person from Chile) to join into the same tour group and travel together? We plan to travel to ...
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What is the penalty for exceeding the 90 day limit in Rome on an US passport

My daughter went to Rome to work as an au pair without a visa. She has overstayed and will be returning after spending 130 days in Rome. Could someone please tell me what will be the consequences? ...
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Extended stay visa for Italy

I am a Canadian citizen, currently living in Italy. My 90-day Schengen visiting period is due to expire in a month. However, I would like to stay for several more months (learn the language and travel ...
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Hiring bikes at Lago di Garda - Desenzano

The next few days, my boyfried and I are going to Italy, Lago di Garda. We are going to stay at Desenzano and were wondering if anybody knew where to hire a bike there? We'd love to experience the ...
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What to expect from the Ferrari Museum in Maranello

I'm planning to visit the Museo Ferrari in Maranello and I want to know if I would be able to sit in the racing cars (especially the F1-single-seaters). If I want to avoid the confusion of the big ...
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Beach North Italy [closed]

I am doing a road trip next summer and will be near Genoa in Italy. I am wondering does anyone have the name of some smaller towns/hotels on the sea around there? I searched TripAdvisor's Best Beach ...
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What gallery is Michelangelo's David in?

I want to go to see Michelangelo's David sculpture. All the sources on-line say it's in the Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Firenze. When I go to the official site it gives the option to buy tickets to ...
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Can I use a Prepaid Tmn sim from Portugal, outside Portugal (e.g. Spain, Italy)? [closed]

I bought prepaid Sim cards for 3 months for my husband and my phone so we could contact each other if necessary and so family could contact us in emergency. In Portugal the phones worked fine. Now we ...
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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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Crossing the French/Italian (Chamonix/Cormayeur) border via cable car

My partner and I will be travelling through Chamonix on the 25th of April, and we were wanting to travel via cable car through to Courmayeur. Are there cable cars that allow us to travel from Chamonix ...
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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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Should I get some Euros before I leave the US for Italy?

We will be in Italy this November. Should I get some "walking around money" before I go? I think my bank has reasonable rates. I know I take the risk of the Euro dropping or the dollar rising. ...
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When is the Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore open?

I don't read Italian, so I can't understand the webpage for the Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. I found two other websites (yelp and stay.com) that give conflicting opening hours. What ...
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Are many sites closed during New Years Day in Milan?

Are many sites, businesses, and transportation services closed during New Years Day in Milan?
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How to move between Venice and nearby islands?

How to travel between Venice and other islands, eg. Murano, Saint'Erasmo, La Giudecca? Is there any public transport lines between these islands? And do they come often?
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Italian equivalent to French St. Tropez or Spanish Marbella?

You got these rich people orientated tourist beach towns like Marbella in Spain and St. Tropez in France. My question is, which town/city is the Italian equivalent of Marbella or St. Tropez? I mean, ...
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Is there a dress code when visiting the Vatican in Rome?

I've heard from friends who have been to Rome that you must cover up when you visit the Vatican as they have a strict dress code. What does "cover up" mean? I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem in ...
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European countries “shut down” in August?

I am mainly interested in hearing about France (Paris, in particular) and Italy (Venice, in particular), though this may hold for other European countries as well, hence the broad title. I have heard ...
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Is the Great Dolomites Road safe to drive in October?

I will be in the Dolomites in early or mid October. I can drive a stick/manual car, but I have little experience driving in snow. Will the Great Dolomites Road be safe to drive?
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Northern Italy: east to west or west to east?

Both of the guidebooks I've looked at suggest starting in Milan and traveling through Verona and Dolomites to get to Venice, then swing down to Florence. I won't be seeing Florence or Tuscany, so I ...
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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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I am a south African with indefinate leave to remain UK visa. Can I travel with my British children to EEA country without a visa?

I am a south African with a indefinite leave to remain visa, married to a British citizen and have British citizen children. I am planing to go on holiday to Italy with my children only can I travel ...
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Wine price in a retail shop - Italy [closed]

We are planing to go beach-camping to Italy. Since We are trying to save as much money as possible, I would like to know what is the price range for wine in Italy. Because when We went to France (I ...
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Swimming pool options in Bologna

(photo by Krzysztof Gapys) We will spend a couple of days in Bologna which will be awesome of course. Such an old city with lots of culture. The weather though may limit our options during the ...
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How difficult is train travel in Italy?

We will be in Italy (for the first time) this week! :-) Our itinerary is: 17th - 20th Venice 20th - 22nd Florence 22nd - 22nd Pisa (quick view of the Leaning Tower) 22nd - 26th Rome So as you can ...
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Getting from Livorno Centrale station to Moby ferry

I am about to book a "Moby Ferries" ferry from Livorno to Olbia (Sardinia). Ferry departs at 22:00. The FRECCIABIANCA train arrives at 19:44. Is it manageable to get from the train station to ferry ...
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Is there animosity between people from northern and southern Italy? [closed]

In an episode of "The Sopranos", the protagonists and his entourage (Italian Americans from Napoli and Sicily) react strongly to examples of Italian achievement which happen to originate from northern ...
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Best way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg to Munich to Venice and back to Vienna, by car or train? [closed]

I've planned a trip to go from Vienna to Salzburg to Munich to Venice. So I'm basically going through 3 countries. What I don't know is how do I go there. Do I purchase train tickets or just rent a ...
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What unit of Euro coins/banknote does Rome use the most and what they don't accept normally?

I am travelling to Rome, planning to carry 200 Euro cash, so I want to know coins/banknote they commonly use, so I know what to carry. Do they even use 1 Euro daily? In other countries I know there ...
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How shall we travel from Milan to Rome in 8 days? [closed]

We are 5 people and are going to Milan on August. Our trip is 7 days and we will be leaving from Rome. We plan to stay 2 days in Milan, 3 in Rome, and 2 somewhere between (probably Florence). What is ...
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What is the best approach to getting seat reservations when interrailing in northern Italy?

We will be interrailing in northern Italy late July. We would like to plan as little as possible but we have a couple of hotels and bnbs booked already so we will have to be sure to get to each one on ...
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How to get to the airport in Venice, Italy early in the morning?

I am staying near St Marks Basilica. Need to fly from Marco Polo at 6:30 AM in the morning for an international flight, meaning that I have to be at the airport by 5. How do I get there, that early?
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Single room in a hotel for a party of 4 if we check out in the evening?

I'll be arriving in Milan, Italy by train from Rome around 12:00 and have to leave for the airport at around 21:00 the same day. I'm with my family of 4 and thought of booking a hotel room essentially ...
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Motorboat rental in Lazio, Italy

I am wondering, does anyone know where and how to get a reasonably priced motorboat rental? I would like to find a motorboat between 30-40 HP (so no license is needed) at Gaeta / Anzio / Formia / ...
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Is it possible to stay overnight at the Ventimiglia train station

Specifically, between midnight and 5 AM. I understand that the station might be closed, but Roma Termini closes in the night too, and we were allowed to stay overnight there after showing the ...
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Can I visit the castles/fortresses in the mountains around Turin, Northern Italy?

Three years ago I traveled from Turin to Paris by train, and saw amazing old castles all across the mountains. Are any of them available for a visit? I'm going to rent a car so the transport won't be ...
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Going to Italy for 2 days then back to UK for 4 days then to France for 2 weeks. Which embassy should I apply to for my Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I've got a dilemma. I am going on my holiday to France for two weeks in July but few days before that I need to fly to Italy for 2 days. So my traveling plan is: going to Italy for two days then back ...
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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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Eurail Pass from Lyon to Milan

I plan to buy a Eurail pass that enables me to travel from France to Italy. I plan to buy the France-Italy Rail Pass, but I don't know whether I would need to buy an extra pass because from my ...