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

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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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Hill-top villages to escape the heat south of Florence

We will be visiting halfway between Florence and Siena (Italy) at the end of August. It is going to be very hot I expect so I am looking for high villages/towns we can visit to get some cool. My ...
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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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Well respected vineyards near Florence, Venice, or Cinque Terre? [closed]

I'll be going to Italy in a few weeks and unfortunately couldn't make the trip work when it comes to visiting a famous wine region like Alba or Tuscany. Are there any very good (i.e., generally well ...
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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 ...
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What to do with the water served with hot chocolate in Italy?

I was in Italy recently, and whenever I ordered hot chocolate, it came with a small shot-glass of water. The water appeared to be normal tap water, and wasn't particularly hot or cold. What is one ...
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Refusal of Tourist Schengen VISA - Twice - Italy Embassy [duplicate]

My Tourist Schengen VISA application was rejected for 1st time on 16-Apr-2015 with reason as “Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the Visa could not be ...
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Which one is better? Backpacking from Paris to Italy or Spain? (Finding a good route with low budget) [closed]

I'm backpacking from Paris to Milan (or Spain - Low budget). I want some places in this path to visit and stay specially nice villages. I have 6-7 days for this travel (after I'm going to Milan, ...
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Can I stay in Italy with valid study visa and expired Permesso?

I have South Korean passport and I have my study visa which will expire on the 19th of September and a permesso di soggiorno which will expire on the 3rd of Sept. So far from the last day of May (31 ...
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Linate airport (LIN, Milan, Italy): can I go the night before for an early morning flight?

I have an itinerary that starts with a 6:30 AM Alitalia flight from Linate (LIN) Airport in July. Given this early start time and that I would be checking bags for an international itinerary so I ...
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Strategy for a Schengen visa application: Attending a course + a bit of tourism

I'm an Indian national, and I will be travelling to Milan in July, for a summer University session at Bocconi University. During my stay there I'm planning a trip across the Alps to Switzerland and ...
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Turkish visa holder traveling to Italy

I am a Somali citizen. If I have a valid Turkish tourist visa can I travel to Italy?
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Is there any bus from Bergamo to Venezia (Italy)?

I'm arriving to Bergamo airport next week and I would like to go to Venezia (Venice) as soon as possible. I know there is a train from city center, but it's too expensive (35 € one way) and my ...
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Where can I report an airport security flaw / weakness?

I have just come back from a short trip to Italy and I was shocked to find some very lacking security practices at the airport I used to leave the country. I'm sure the things I noticed are all ...
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How to make change (to get coins from a banknote) in Italy?

So I arrived with my rental in Verona and it turns out that you need coins to pay for parking. What is the best way to exchange bills to coins? At 1€ an hour 14 hours a day I need a bunch - not just ...
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schengen visa refusal for italy [closed]

I applied for schengen visa C type for Italy for 20 days. My father was sponsoring my trip. I attached following documents along with visa application: medical insurance , passport, sponsor ...
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Scientific short stay work (Schengen) visa in France but enter Italy first? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa issued by France which is type C short stay scientific work visa (visa stamp has remark: scientific researcher), But i am looking to enter italy (Rome) and drive to France. ...
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Booking tours from Sorrento for Pompeii et al [closed]

How easy is it from Sorrento to book tours for Pompeii and/or other attractions (Positano, Salerno)? (edited on "may the fourth be with you" 2015) We are currently in Sorrento and have booked a ...
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Schengen visa from Germany but spending the majority of my time in Italy [duplicate]

I am scheduled to participate and perform in a music festival in Italy. However, I will be entering Germany ( munich) and staying there for a couple days before taking the train to Italy. I tried to ...
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When do roads close for a Giro d'Italia stage?

So I will take a look at Giro d'Italia when in Italy in May. In one case (stage 3) it would be possible to first see the start in Rapallo at 13:35 and then move on to Barbagelata and see a mountain ...
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Non-EU citizen applying EU Tourist visa with German Diplomat Spouse

I'm a non-EU citizen and getting married this year. After our wedding I am planning to vacation in Italy with my German diplomat husband-to-be. My passport will expire this month and I will apply for ...
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How am I supposed to combine items from Italian restaurant menus?

I'm from the Netherlands, where we would typically have an appetizer (soup or something else) and a main dish (usually some kind of meat, served with fries and vegetables), and when that is finished, ...
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Visiting two Schengen countries, coming back home in between, do I apply for single-entry or multiple-entry visa?

I am a resident of Turkey and I will go to Austria for 6 days beginning of June and then I will come back to Turkey. After staying 10 days I will go to Italy for 11 days at the end of June. Do I need ...
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What cities are close to Zurich that have great history around WWII?

A colleague and I will be in Zurich in early October on business. We may have only one "tourist day" for the whole trip. We're both into WWII history and would like to hop on a cheap train (assuming ...
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Schengen Visa exipres a day before departure. Do I need to re-apply for visa?

I applied for Schengen Type C tourist visa from 13th December to 24th December, 2014 in Italian Embassy, India. My flight from New Delhi will reach Rome on 13th of December and my return flight is on ...
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Long term Italian visa for Malaysian citizens

I (a non-Malaysian) got a 6 month research assignment in Italy and my visa was granted yesterday. I plan to bring along my wife (a Malaysian National) for the 6 month stay but unfortunately the ...
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I'm a Malaysian, lost passport in Italy and want to continue my trip on an emergency travel doc [duplicate]

I'm currently on a 4 weeks trip with my parents. I have all flight, accommodation and transport booked up for our trip in Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. We have just started our trip and I ...
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Airport options for trip to Genoa and Verona

I am planning a trip to northern Italy. I will start it with two days of Giro d'Italia in and around Genoa and then I will move on to Verona for a javascript conference. I was thinking that flying to ...
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Schengen visa 90/180 rule question

I am a student and I have to go to Italy for a conference in mid-May for a week. Then I have to go to Germany for another conference in late September for a week. A Schengen visa is valid for 90 days ...
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Authentic (non-touristic) places, where Italians eat, in Verona and Venezia [closed]

I don't like very touristic places, and I don't care about the international renown of a restaurant. I do care about their local renown, since I enjoy to be among the locals. (For instance, I like ...
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Health Insurance for schengen visa?

Applying for schengen visa requires Health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. I will be visiting Italy with my mother and father for ...
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How can we document the socio-professional standing required for a Schengen visa?

My family and I are planning a holiday trip to Italy from India. I was reading the list of documents required for our visa application and saw a requirement to document our socio-professional ...
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can a Russian apply for European visa twice if he didn't go to the countries he applied to in the first?

My girlfriend applied for a 1 year Italian visa because they had already given it to her before for some weeks so now they would give her the whole year. What ended up happening is that life got in ...
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I have an Italian EU passport that expires October 2017, and I am planning to move to Germany in May 2015, can I get an early renewal on my passport?

I am planning to move to Europe before the end of 2015 and wanted to know if it is possible for an early renewal of my passport. That way I don't have to stress about it for another ten years?