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

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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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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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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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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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Can tourists visit the Citadel of Alessandria?

A recent question about the Lille Citadelle reminded me of my travels in Italy a decade ago where I was wandering around the outskirts of Alessandria and found a huge old citadel that was seemingly ...
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Is it normal to have something added to the bill in a restaurant in Italy?

I was in a restaurant in Rome and after I got the bill I saw that beside the regular 8€ for spaghetti I ordered there was an additional position that said: una persona 1.5€ When I asked the waiter ...
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What is the best way to get from Venice Mestre to Lido di Jesolo with a roadbike?

I will arrive in Venice by train at the Mestre station, from there I want to get to Lido di Jesolo with my roadbike. What are my options? I was considering getting to Venice from Mestre on foot or ...
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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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Visiting Canada from Italy with a trip to Mexico

Note that this is likely a novice question. A couple is visiting Canada from Italy, presumably on a single-entry Visa obtained upon arrival in Canada. In between their arrival and final departure from ...
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Advice on a road trip to Dolomites [closed]

This year, at the beginning of September, I am planning a road trip with my GF. The plan is to visit some sites in the Dolomites, Italy. Also, I would like to visit Franz Josef Hohe (I was there once ...
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Search engine of Italian buses

Is there one search engine of scheduled buses in Italy, where I can search timetables of any bus company? Or, if not all of them, at least significant number of companies.
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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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Passo Giau parking fee

I'm trying to estimate costs of my car trip, and I'm wondering how much does it cost to leave your car at Passo Giau in Dolomites. If you don't know exact fee, just give me an estimate.
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Travelling from London to Italy's Amalfi Coast. Better to fly or take the train?

Is it cheaper to fly to Naples and take the train from there? How is the Euro rail experience from London to Italy? Would there be a lot of train transfers? Also, if anyone has a recommendation for ...
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Do I need to book in advance to see attractions in Italy in October?

I'm planning to go to Italy in around October. I've been told that since Italy is so touristy, it's a good idea to book entry to famous attractions beforehand. Otherwise I may have to wait hours or ...
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How will our November trip in Italy be affected by the quake in May, 2012?

We are flying into Venice, taking a train to Florence (via Bologna), side trip to Pisa and then flying out of Rome. Other than heartfelt feelings for those who suffered, can we expect delays, ...
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What volcanoes are there to see in Italy?

I would really like to see a volcano in Italy. The world-famous Vesuvius would be a good choice, but wikitravel describes it as "congested by pensioners", which is a no-go for me. There is the big ...
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How much should I budget for food in Italy? [closed]

In late November (Thanksgiving) my family will be in Italy!  It will be my wife, my 8 year old son and myself. We will be there for 10 days. Our plan is to visit Venice, Florence and Rome.  With a ...
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Traveling from Anaklia Georgia to Greece? [closed]

I will be in Anaklia Georgia from May 25- July 8 and Wanted to look into traveling to Greece at the end and then Italy from Greece (If possible it would be nice to squeeze egypt in there also). I am ...
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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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Trenitalia, wrong name on ticket, problem?

A friend has purchased a Trenitalia ticket online. The wrong name was entered by accident. Is this a problem? Are names/IDs checked on Trenitalia trains, or are tickets transferrable? Does anyone ...
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Florence Pass for museum, historical places and public transport?

I plan to visit Florence, Italy during May. I would be staying in the city for 3 days, visiting all the places that worth a visit, and do it in a cheap manner. So I wonder whether is there a ...
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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 Intercités de Nuit, and I am tempted to ...
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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 ...
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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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What are the popular tourist places to visit while stopping in Rome? [closed]

Me and my girlfriend are stopping in Rome for a week in June. Currently places that we were thinking of visiting that are popular tourist places are: Colloseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill ...
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Cheapest way to get from Zurich to Elba Island, Italy?

I have to be in Elba from 9/2/2012 until 9/8/2012. I checked for various ways to get there. It seems that flying is not really an option since I can't find flights from these airports that are close ...
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Are sunny, warm days a pipe-dream in Venice/Rome in late November?

We are taking our first family trip to Europe this Thanksgiving (Nov 16 - 27th). Our itinerary is 3 days in Venice, 3 days in Florence and remaining in Rome (leave from Rome). Anyone have an idea ...
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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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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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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 as soon as possible. I know there is a train from city center, but it's too expensive (35 € one way) and my experience is ...
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Best town to live and work over the Internet in Sicily / Italy [closed]

Two questions: Which city would you choose based on my preferences? What's the availability of internet and its fees? A relative on my parents' side is from Sicily. I have relatives in all of the ...
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Validity of UK passport required to visit Italy

I am planning a trip to Italy in January of 2012. I am just wondering if I will be allowed to enter the country as my UK passport has less than 6 months remaining until it is due to be renewed.
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Christmas Markets in Trentino-Alto Adige

I want to visit some Christmas Markets in Trentino-Alto Adige. Which one is the biggest (in terms of the number of cribs)? Which has the widest selection of food and wine? Which has the most ...
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Is it worth leaving the hotel in Verona on January 1st?

January 1st is an official holiday in Italy and I wonder if there are some museums, touristic sites, shops or restaurants open on that day. I am not looking for a particular list but going to make my ...
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How can I go to a thermal bath in Merano?

Do I need to book a room from a hotel? Are there any public ones? What is the cost? Should I expect nudity in saunas?
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Marco Polo Airport Transfer from Venice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice How can I go from Venice central train station to Marco Polo airport? What is the cheapest way? What is the fastest way?
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Traveling through Sicily on a budget and without a driver's license

I'm going to Sicily next week and want to travel around the island a bit, but I don't own a driver's license, nor have a lot of money to spend on transport. I've thought about hitch-hiking and trains, ...
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Finding a notary in France / Italy

I sometimes need to have documents notarized while travelling abroad. How can I find a notary in a foreign country? The U.S. embassies and consulates will notarize things for me, but this is ...
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Pass in the Alps that can be crossed by mountain bike?

I'm looking for a pass in the Alps that I can cross with my mountain bike. I know that if there's a road, I could just use it, but my question is a little bit more special. Ideally this pass ...
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Tickets for the Italian F1 Grand Prix at Monza [closed]

I'm looking for the buying the general admission tickets for the Italian F1 Grand Prix weekend. I have the following questions Can I hope to get a good view with the general admission tickets? Are ...
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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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Mountain bike routes in Val di Sole, Trentino?

What are some popular, intermediate-level mountain-biking routes in Val di Sole (Trentino, Italy)?
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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 ...