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

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Where can I find arrivals / departures timetables for Italian train stations online?

I am looking for a place where I can find the arrivals / departures timetables for all Italian train stations (or at least the ones served by Trenitalia & Italo). Ideally a pdf of those paper ...
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I am minor and my father is abroad

Please I have a question concerning the Schengen visa to Italy. My brother and I are minors. We are planning to visit Italy on August. And we have a query... My father is abroad for work... And I know ...
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Finding Undisclosed Restaurants on the Adriatic Coast

Along the Adriatic coast there are some bizarre looking fishing piers called 'Trabocchi'. Some of these are apparently several hundred years old. San Vito Chietino, for example is mentioned in the ...
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Italy visa revoked [on hold]

I want to ask that what we can do if our Schengen visa was revoked from Italy after issuance? We booked the fights; suddenly they called and cancelled the visa without telling anything.
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Free access to Venice museums for the disabled, but with parking

I can see that a visitor to Venice is able to enter many of the attractions in Venice at a reduced, or entirely waived fee. Therefore, to obtain free admission, the interested parties can present ...
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When is the Roman Colosseum least busy?

I just spent a week in Italy, and found that the tourist crowds are more annoying than I had anticipated. I found I was simply unable to enjoy myself due to the crowds, so I ended up skipping some of ...
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Does the bus Monte Amiata Scalo → Montalcino stop at Castelnuovo dell'Abate?

I'm planning to stay some days at Siena. I would like to explore a little bit the area around this city using the public transportation system. I've noticed a bus from the Tiemme SpA company going ...
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Following in the Footsteps of Hemingway in Italy

History tells us that the author Ernest Hemingway was stationed in Italy during World War I. He was billeted in the town of Villa Ca Erizzo Luca where he drove an ambulance collecting human remains. ...
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Schengen visa application [closed]

I am a Srilankan residing in UAE for past 10 years. My family was in UAE for past 9/10 years. Now they are back in UAE on residence visa while I have continued my stay in UAE. 1.If the UAE residence ...
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UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa. I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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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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OK, we are all adults here, so what is a bidet for and how do I use it?

Confession time: I am from one of these barbaric countries where the use of the bidet is not widespread. So I have no idea... Question 1: What is the bidet good for? Question 2: How do I use it? ...
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Where to stay in Italy as a home base? [closed]

I plan on traveling to Italy next spring (end of March, beginning of April) and I was wondering if anyone had a good central city to stay in as a base for the major cities in wanted to visit? I want ...
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Can I travel around the EU with an Italian resident permit (humanity), without a passport?

I have an Italian resident permit (for humanity reasons). Can I travel around the EU with this resident permit, without a passport?
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Underwater pyramids off the Cinque Terre

Several years ago I was travelling around Italy and doing a bit of long distance cycling and swimming with a friend. One day we were swimming 2 or 3 miles along the coast of the Cinque Terre in Italy ...
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Saronno: what platform for MXP?

Going from Saronno station (near Milan) to Malpensa airport (MXP) on train number 325 departing 10:16, what platform (at Saronno) does the train depart from? We have only 5 minutes to make the ...
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Can refusal of an Italian visa affect an application for a Spanish visa? [closed]

I am a seafarer and I was planning to visit Rome on the 1st June. Unfortunately, my visa application got refused by the Italian Embassy last week because the port agent did not follow the correct ...
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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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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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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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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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Doing stops on Italian regional trains. How long exactly is the ticket valid?

tl;dr: How long exactly are Italian regional train tickets valid if I interrupt my journey at intermediate stations? I have an Italian regional train ticket and it says Vale 6 ore da convalida ...
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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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Is it normal for menus to be priced in grams in Venice, Italy?

I visited Venice recently. In one restaurant menus were priced in grams and not per portion. So this resulted in several times bigger bill when I have originally expected. Is this type of pricing is ...
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Where to stay in Cinque Terre? [closed]

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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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 www....
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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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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 Forum/...
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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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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 ...