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

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Leaving Italy without paying a fine for a bus fare violation

I'm in Florence on vacation with my parents and we've run into some trouble with the city busses. We took an ATAF bus and were confused on how the system worked. Apparently you stamp the ticket ...
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Where to stay in Cinque Terre? [on hold]

I'm planning to spend five days in Cinque Terre, to hike in the area and explore the five towns. Is there one town in particular that would be a good base and where I should look for accommodation?
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What if I did not validate an Italian regional train ticket?

I am aware that I need to validate ("convalidare") tickets for regional trains in Italy (at least those of Trenitalia). What, however can I do if I find myself on such a regional train with a good ...
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How can I know of strikes that affect public transport in Italy?

tl;dr: Is there a resource that warns me of upcoming strikes that affect public transport in Italy? Recently I was forced to change travel plans very last-minute upon learning of a railway strike. ...
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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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Is there any specific conditions when booking sleeper trains in Italy

I'm planning a trip for four people in Italy this upcoming June 2016. I'm trying to book tickets on a sleeper train from Florence to Tropea and then Tropea to Rome. Going through ACPRail.com and ...
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Can I use my single entry German Schengen visa to go to Italy instead?

My friends and I planned to visit Germany, so I got a single entry tourist Schengen visa to Germany. However, my travel plans have changed since then, because my friends are going to Italy instead. I ...
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Palazzo Strozzi - is the online ticket queue shorter?

I plan to visit an art exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and I have the option of purchasing my tickets online ahead of time with a surcharge. Clearly this makes sense only if the queue for ...
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Cannot find night train Rome-Siracusa after June 11 (2016)

I want to book a night train from Rome to Sicily for this June (2016). Suspiciously, the official website http://www.trenitalia.com/ lists night trains to sicily, e.g. Roma-Siracusa, only up to the ...
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How do I get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 in Fiumicino Airport?

The official site mentions a shuttle bus service, I also googled but the infos are not clear, so I hope to find some firsthand experience. I have a flight with a stop in Fiumicino, I will arrive in ...
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Schengen visa/Permesso di Soggiorno [duplicate]

I have been in Italy since November 2015 for work and have been granted a "permesso di soggiorno" for the duration of my contract (6-7 months). In parallel, I already have a Schengen visa valid up to ...
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As a British citizen , married to a non EU who has UK permanent resident card can travel together to italy? [duplicate]

My husband is non-EU , but holding a Uk residence permit card without bearing or written in Resident Card as member of EEA family member. Can he still travel with me in Italy ?
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Procedure to take layover in Italy, as non-EU citizen with US visa?

I hold a US Business visa (Indian citizen). I am travelling to the US from India and taking a layover in Italy for two days. So my travel plan is as follows: New Delhi to Rome Will stay in Rome for ...
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Honeymoon Travel to Italy [closed]

I am planning to travel to Italy in November for my honeymoon. I have a couple of doubts: I have the ITR for 1 year only, as I was doing my MBA before that. The eligibility documents lists 3 year ...
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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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Buying a sim card in Italy

I am planning to buy a sim card in Rome that will provide data and voice services for 2 weeks. However, the process of buying one seems complicated, the shop keepers seem to ask for a Codice Fiscale. ...
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What should someone from the US know when driving in Italy?

For instance, I know one should not turn on red lights, which is different from US/Mass. rules. What are other things which can confuse a driver from US while driving in Italy? More generally, are ...
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How late are restaurants open until in Italy? (Bologna specifically)

I am heading to Los Angeles in three weeks but I have an 8 hour layover in Bologna Italy. Unfortunately this layover is from midnight-8am. Is it worth it to leave the airport in search of some ...
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Roma pass vs. Colosseum/Forum tickets?

Going to Rome with girlfriend in a couple of weeks, and finalizing last minute details. I am confused about ticketing. When buying a ticket for the Colosseum, we can also get into the Roman ...
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Can I leave the Schengen zone and re-enter as a tourist after my student visa expires? [duplicate]

I am an American citizen and have had a student visa in the Schengen zone (Italy) to study abroad. I entered on the 8th of January and it expires on the 1st of June. I need to stay in Italy until at ...
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Travel to Italy without a Bank Account [closed]

I want to go on holiday to Italy for my university summer vacation for 7 days from Pakistan but I don't have a bank account. If I bring traveller's check will it work and if so how much money will I ...
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From Italy to Austria during winter, by car

In the first week of January, my family are going to travel from Milan (Italy) to Innsbruck (Austria), then to Munich (Germany) and finally back to Milan (maybe via Switzerland). All the hotels are ...
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Best SIM option for UK and Italy?

My partner is Italian and we live in the UK. We frequently travel to Italy. We'd like to have a phone that we can use to call Italy affordably from the UK, and use in Italy to contact both Italian ...
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Can you suggest cheapest way to perform the journey in Italy? [closed]

3rd June evening: starting Toulon(France) reaching Milan (Italy) 4th June evening : starting Milan reaching Venice MAstre 6th June erly morning : starting Venice MAstre to Florance 6th evening : ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa as a tourist in Romania?

I am a US permanent resident applying for a short-stay visa to Romania where I intend to stay for a month. I also wish to travel to Italy for a week in the third week of that month, but the Italian ...
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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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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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Schengen visa rejected for Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided [duplicate]

I am an Indian and me and my have applied for Schengen tourist visa from vfs-Delhi center for my honeymoon trip.Our visa got rejected stating " Justification for the purpose and conditions of the ...
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Using multiple-entry 'turismo' schengen visa for business

I am an Indian national, currently living in the United States under a non-residence visa. I recently applied for and received a short-stay multiple-entry Schengen visa from the Italian consulate ...
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Should I cancel my existing Schengen visa in order to get a new one with a few more days of validity?

I have a current Schengen visa from France valid from 15-4-2016 till 15-7-2016 and have a trip in summer to Italy and France from 7-7-2016 till 15-7-2016 which is the last day of my visa validity. I ...
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Where in the world is this harbour town?

Does anyone know where the place depicted on this TV is? I'm hoping it's not a digital confabulation because it looks very nice and I'd like to visit: Image depicted is a product image of an LG ...
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Refusal of Italian Tourist visa for 17 days [duplicate]

I am an Indian working in Central Government and have applied for an Italian tourist visa for 17 days (to visit Rome-florence-paris-Vience-Rome-India). But my visa application got rejected with the ...
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Low-cost hotel/motel chains in Italy

I will soon drive through the North in Italy and due to some unexpected events I will need to be back much earlier than expected. So I want to sleep somewhere along the way and I am trying to find a ...
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How easy is it to park in Rimini in August?

I'm searching for a hotel in Rimini, Italy, for a couple of days in the beginning of August. Most of the hotels state "Parking available", but I suspect what is meant is simple street parking (at ...
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What time to reach Italian Train stations to board train(s)?

I have following train schedules (departure times; all are on different dates): 08:05 Train Rome to Bari (Trenitalia.com, Frecciargento 9351) 06:00 Train Rome to Milano (Trenitalia.com, ...
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Can I visit my cousin in the UK with my Italian residence permit? [duplicate]

I am from Africa. I have a residence permit. I live in Italy. I am a cook I work just 4 months in a year. Can I visit my cousin in the UK?
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Visiting Italy on tourist visa and applying for Family reunion visa

My mother is a Sri Lankan citizen and she is currently in Italy on tourist visa valid from January 1, 2015 to February 28, 2015. She applied for family reunion (while in Italy on tourist visa) ...
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How much financial proof do I need to show for a Schengen visa for a 14-day trip to Italy?

My wife and I are planning a 14-day trip to Italy. How much financial proof would each one of us have to show for proof of sufficient funds for expenses as needed by Schengen visa? The calculation ...
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Will May be snowy in the Dolomites?

We will be staying in Badia in South Tyrol at the end of May this year. I realize that it's the off season and lots of things are closed between winter and summer, but I can't seem to find any details ...
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Does MasterCard work in Italy?

I have a Mastercard and I want to know if they work in Rome or not. Mainly I want to buy food, pay for entrances, and transportation, and buy gifts and some stuff.
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how to read the weather in this picture [closed]

First of all, I'm sorry if this question sounds unrelated to this website, but my justification that I am reading the weather of the city that I will visit after tomorrow It is Rome, between Feb,16 ...
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Italy Regional Trains itinerary and routes

I will be going on vacation to Italy in late March and April. I am trying to plan my trip, as I'm not yet entriely sure what cities to visit. Lot's of webpages mention regional trains, saying they ...
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Lonely Planet: pocket version or the big version?

I want to buy a travel guide for Rome, I found Lonely Planet. There are two versions, the pocket version and the full version. The pocket version is 13 euros, the big (full version) is 23 euros. ...
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Lost camera on a Trenitalia train

I left my camera on the Trenitalia train from Rome to Venice on 09/11/15. Departure time from Rome 12:50 arrival in Florence 14:22. Roma Termini - Firenze S. M. Novella > TICKET: Super Economy ...
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Is 1hr layover in Rome enough for a flight from South America to Paris?

I have to travel from South America to Paris in July and I have a layover stop in Rome of 55 minutes. The airline already told me that the bags will be checked directly to Paris but I still don't ...
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How to get from Venice to Rijeka, Croatia by sea?

I want to travel from Venice to Rijeka, Croatia by ferry. We will be there in July. Is this possible, or do we need to stop at Pula and take a bus? Is there a website that can help me?
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Arriving in Venice - Single American Woman

I am traveling to Italy at the end of April/beginning of May and I am traveling alone. I have never been to Europe or traveled anywhere internationally (Canada and Mexico excluded). My flight takes me ...
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What are the differences betwenn first and second class compartments on SNCF's Intercités de Nuit?

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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holiday from Munich [closed]

We are visiting family near Munich. We would like to have a six day holiday, but we don't know where to go from Munich. We like smaller beautiful towns rather than big cities. Towns with quaint ...
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Europe long term visa (France, Italy, Spain) [closed]

We are retired Americans. We would qualify for a long term stay visa most likely France. We would like to travel to Spain, Italy and France. Am I understanding right, in that even with a long term ...