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

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Booking tours from Sorrento for Pompeii et al

How easy is it from Sorrento to book tours for Pompeii and/or other attractions (Positano, Salerno)?
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Train Journey into Croatia from Italy

We will be spending some time in Italy during early July this year, and we will be finishing up in Verona. The next part of our trip involves getting into Croatia from here which is proving to be ...
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Problems with picking up Italian Trenord tickets booked online - looking for first hand experience

I'm going from the UK to Merate, Italy next month. I'll be flying into MXP and really don't fancy driving, so I booked an advance train ticket to get me from Malpensa Aeroporto to Cernusco-Merate. So ...
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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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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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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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UK Visa-Direct Airside Transit Visa. Indian National having Permesso di soggiorno in Italy

I am an Indian national and having a Permesso di Soggiorno in Italy. It is issued under Attesa occupazione status and expires on 23 March 2015. My wife and my child (under 10 years) are connected to ...
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Visa for traveling to Italy

My visa will expire on 10 February. Can I still travel to Italy and come back before my visa expires?
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Calling within Europe

I am traveling this spring in Switzerland, France and Italy. I want to be able to make just a handful of local calls in each country. I will NOT be using my American cellphone to call the United ...
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Shipping my car from Egypt to Europe

I want to drive my car from Alexandria to the automobile country of Germany. The main problem is finding a ferry that can take me to Europe. I want to know what my options are. The country that I want ...
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Schengen Visa application while my UAE residence visa will expire before 3 months from the day of departure from the Schengen area

I am a Indian passport holder who is currently living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). I am planning for our honeymoon (August 28 – September 14) with the family in Europe – Austria, Italy, and ...
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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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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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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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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?

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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Cancelling a Schengen Visa via the Italian Consulate

My wife has a Schengen visa issued by the Italian consulate in the UK. It expires at the beginning of December, and as we want to travel to Europe for the Christmas holiday, we were hoping to cancel ...
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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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Can I transit to Madrid on my single entry Schengen Visa?

I originally received my Schengen Visa for my upcoming 11 days trip to Italy, however I have 6 hours layover in Madrid and was planning to checkout madrid during that time. I just realized that they ...
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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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Free wifi situation in Italy

I am looking at traveling to Italy for a week stopping in Rome, Florence, and Venice. I would like to find out what wifi options there are and if there are decent free options. I found This blog post ...
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South African Citizen, Applying for a Schengen visa while in London

I am a South African Citizen in the theatre industry. I am travelling to London next week for work (all visas for that are sorted). I need to apply for a Schengen visa to perform in Italy in three ...
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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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Italian consulate Schengen visa time

We are planning for a trip to Italy in September. I checked the Italian consulate in San Francisco for visa appointment, but the available dates are in August. Would that be a good option to wait till ...
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Wi-fi coverage in Taormina and Palermo

Does anyone know how good is the wi-fi coverage in Taormina or Palermo? We're planning a trip to Sicily and I want to make sure I can work from there.
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Can't find accommodation in Mantova, Italy. Where can I spend the night?

I'm traveling to Mantova, Italy, this weekend to attend the literature festival and I cannot find any accommodation. Inexpensive accommodation are fully booked and/or too far from the city center. ...
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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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Australian overseas--do I need visa to go to Schengen area? [duplicate]

I am an Australian passport holder, I did not get any visas before travelling, while travelling I coincidentally left the Schengen area after 90 days. I never got a visa to travel in Europe because I ...
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Schengen visa application without 3 months worth of bank statements [duplicate]

I would like to ask those of you who know about the subject of Schengen visa applications. I am applying within the next week for a Schengen visa, and my account statement is only 2 months old, so I ...
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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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Transit Visa For Italy [duplicate]

Do I need a Transit visa while traveling to India via Malpensa Airport (MXP) on H1B extension I do not have current stamp on my passport no my wife (H14) It is a 2 hr gap at Malpensa airport.
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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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Do I need Italian Transit Visa? [duplicate]

I am an Indian student studying in US. My flight route is JFK New York - Milan Malpensa Airport - Dubai - Mumbai. My flight has a stopover of 2 hours at Milan airport. I am a citizen of India and I ...
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Does Venice smell?

I keep getting told that Venice smells pretty bad as a reason not to go (a lot of people say it's pretty crowded too but that's another matter). Apparently it's the canals in summer. Is this true? ...
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Trenitalia e-ticket not received

How long does it take to receive a Trenitalia ticket purchased online? I purchased online and expected an email with the PNR and CP. Nothing received after 24 hours.
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Can I travel by road, from Greece to Italy, with only my Greek identity card?

I will take a trip to Italy by road this September, and as my passport has expired and needs to be renewed, I only use my ID card to travel by plane, but can I use it for road trip also? I will travel ...
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Is the couvert mandatory or optional in Italy?

I'll be traveling to France and Italy, and a friend of mine said that it's common to pay a tax (? don't know if there is a better word in English) called couvert, and in exchange of that you receive ...
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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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Italy visa: Ticket reservations for flights [duplicate]

I am applying to schengen tourist visa (Italy). The visa requirement page says Ticket reservations for round-trip flights originating in this jurisdiction to Europe (and ultimately to Italy) and ...
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Best transportation method in Sicily

I would like to go to Sicily and visit the main cultural and natural sites. Should I rent a car or use the available public transportation? I would prefer to use public transportation, but it is very ...
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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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France Schengen Visa; Want to Travel to Italy Next Month [duplicate]

I was recently issued a France Schengen Visa (multiple entries); however, I want to travel to Italy next month...will I need to apply for a Spanish Schengen Visa or can I use the France Visa to go to ...
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How to get from Courmayeur to Milano?

I don't speak Italian but I found some connections from Courmayeur to Milano. Option with train is long, uncomfortable (4 changes) and expensive in comparison to one-change bus connection, but I can't ...
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Europe: differences between colours of highway road-signs

I'm now travelling in France and - as any Italian - one of the first thing we learn when running on highways is that the road signs have a different colour. In particular, in this case it is pretty ...
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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 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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Requirements and process for Schengen visa at Italian embassy in Philadelphia

I am applying for a Schengen visa at the Italian consulate in Philadelphia. I will be travelling in Italy and France and will be there for a week. I have done everything on the checklist but just ...
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Transit Visa from Peru to Italy

I am traveling from Peru to Italy via London Heathrow on August 25. I will be at LHR on 26 August at 2 pm and departing at 8 pm. I'm an Peruvian national and have a valid Schengen student visa. Do I ...
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What are the major 'types' of insurance offered with car rental and what does each one mean in practice?

I'm travelling to Italy (Naples) with my boyfriend in a couple of months and we need to organize car rental for the trip. My parents told me to 'get comprehensive insurance' / make sure we're covered ...
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Strange hotel addresses difference issue

I am eager to know if someone beside me encounter this strange situation with hotels addresses. I booked the hotel Hotel Nettuno with address Via Cesare Piro 1 I, Forio di Ischia, 80075 Ischia on ...
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Does re-entering Italy restart the 3 month visitation limit?

I am going to visit Italy for several months. Italy allows visitors to vacation for 3 months. However, I plan to visit Italy a month and a half then visit another country for several weeks. When I ...