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There is a lot of great advice here. But to answer your question, you can walk in and buy the tickets. You can purchase the tickets either through the automated ticket machines or at a counter. Probably a good idea to see when the trains run so you wont spend hours waiting at the station.


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Long distance or high speed trains are very easy to use, while the regional trains may be less user-friendly. All high-speed trains fares go up as departure approaches and seats and fares seem to just about equally sell out across companies (a few hours before departures in many cases). There are three competing companies operating high speed / long ...


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I'd be sorely tempted to use the Villa Opicina tram in Trieste for this journey. It's a pretty extraordinary journey, but you'd have to be very comfortable with multiple transfers and careful timetable co-ordination. Train to Trieste (Frecciabianca booked in advance to Venice Mestre, regional train ticket bought at the station from Venice to Trieste) Take ...


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The four main providers are: TIM, Vodafone, 3 and WIND. Generally the provider is required to request your codice fiscale when opening a contract or giving you a prepaid SIM. Some vendors will refuse to give you a SIM if you do not have a codice fiscale, others will take a copy of your passport and simply 'calculate' your codice fiscale (alternative ...


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Coverage in Italy is good across all three main operators: TIM Vodafone and Wind. I would suggest Wind for it's value for money. With Wind you can get 100 minutes, 200 sms and 1GB for 10€ + 1€ (activation cost). They call this All Inclusive Ricaricabile. They also have an Internet-only offer giving you 3GB for 9€, which will however expire soon (8th ...


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If your permesso di soggiorno is a residence card in the common EEA format that looks like this, then you're exempt from needing a Direct Airside Transit visa for the UK. (Source: www.gov.uk). Your wife and child will probably need to hold residence cards of their own.


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You can use the visa until the very last day of its validity, provided you also fulfill all other conditions (including the number of entries, maximum stay in the Schengen area, having a valid purpose, financial means, etc.) Do note that in the Schengen area, your visa must also be valid until the last day of your stay. Consequently, if the visa is set to ...


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Very much like in this question your visa is valid from 00:00 on its start date, to 23:59 on the date of expiry. So yes you can travel to the Schengen area, as long as you leave before the visa expires. Having said this, you might have exceeded the maximum number of entries allowed on a single visa. Your visa might in fact be either single-entry, or ...


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You are indeed looking way too far in advance for European rail planners. Train timetables in Europe change twice a year (mid-December and mid-June) and are published a few weeks before, depending on the operator. Booking generally opens three months or so before the date of travel. As of today, you won't even find a Rome-Milan train in July on ...


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The cheapest, but not simplest option is to use public WiFi. For cheap and simple, get a French or Italian SIM, one with low roaming rates to all of Europe. Details The EU roaming rates are pretty low, by law. Switzerland is not part of the EU, and the telecom cartel is quite strong there (the biggest provider for this 8 million people country is valued ...


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The good news for you is that roaming charges within EU member states are legally capped at a very low level (19ct./min and 6ct./text), so a French SIM card will work quite well in Italy and vice versa. Furthermore, prepaid SIM cards are extremely cheap, as in 20€, including a simple phone and 5€ of credit. Unfortunately, Switzerland does not belong to the ...


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I can tell you about Switzerland. I was in Switzerland last year and I bought a SIM card from swissCom. The call rates and data charges were pretty cheap. The SIM card costed me 20CHF and was credited with 30CHF (it's actually 20CHF but due to some offer, I got 30 CHF credited to my account). For more information here's a link to Swisscom.


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You should buy a SIM card in one or more of the countries. You may find that the first one you buy can be used in other countries, or you may have to buy a new one in each country. Be prepared to spend roughly 20-30 Euro for each SIM card. And make sure you have a phone that actually takes SIM cards and is unlocked. If you're coming from the US it may be ...


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Actually you don't apply for a specific date (length) on the visa, the length of the visa is determined by the country at which you apply. Just to give you an example, I had a trip for 5 days, and was given a 30 day visa. My friend, who applied for a week's trip, was given a 3 year visa (we both applied at the same embassy, but for different purposes). ...



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