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Trabocchi ... Trabocchi Everywhere The Costa dei Trabocchi is a piece of coastline in Abruzzo, spanning Ortona to Fossacesia: Map shamelessly screenshot from GAC Costa dei Trabocchi since the map link isn't available To date, you'll find several trabocchi along the coast, around 31. Most of these used to be abandoned. However, in 1994 the Region passed a ...


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Assuming you are departing from Venezia Santa Lucia, there is a left-luggage office near track 1. Opening hours are from 6 am till 11 pm and cost is Charges 6,00 € the first 5 hours 0,90 € /hour from 6th to 12th hour 0,40 € /hour from 13th hour on If possible however, you should try to ask your hotel if they can store your luggage for you ...


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It's hard to prove a negative, but in general nothing stops you from getting a Schengen visa while your Type D visa is being processed. Upon receiving the Type D visa your old Schengen visa will be cancelled to avoid an overlap. Note that the consulate might not look too kindly on such a practice, as you will potentially overstay your tourist visa if the ...


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This site (rfi.it) gives arrivals and departures in a form similar to what I think you are expecting. Sample output for Roma Termini: There's also a list of regional timetables in PDF format here: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom/Informazioni/Orari-regionali-in-versione-pdf e.g.


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You can do this through the Czech IDOS website. Simply enter the name of the station in the From field, after switching the language in the bottom-right corner. Optionally choose the date and click on SEARCH. You'll get the full list of trains departing from each of Rome's train stations: Clicking on an individual train will show you it's full schedule:...


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I had a good look on the Trenitalia site, both in the English version and in the google translate version of the original to my own language, (Dutch) and did not find any links or other indications of 'per station' listings. But I did find this page, which promises times per line rather than per station. If like me you do not read Italian, you will need a ...


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Your father needs to send a notarized letter to the embassy stating his details, details of you and your brother stating that he authorizes you both to travel. The details should have your complete name (as listed in your passport) along with your passport details (like passport number / expiry date); and his details and a copy of his passport or other ...


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Here is a presentation regarding tourism in Italy. It's for 2011 and doesn't show the Colosseum specifically, but does have breakdowns per month for paid and free museum entry. For paid entry, November to February are the months with lowest visitor counts followed increasingly by March, April, May, September and October. August has the highest visitor counts ...


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Rome is always full of tourists. The best time (IMO) to visit is September, just after the most popular summer vacation time for most people Your best bet will also be October and November to mid-December or in January, February when the weather is "less nice" Do not go to Rome if there is a Christian holiday or celebration (Christmas, Easter...) For ...


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According to Google Maps the P1 line passes through that stop. You can see if you select the public transport option, it lists many more stops. I regularly use Google Maps to take public transports in Italy so I'm pretty confident that it's correct, and in fact you can see a reference to sienamobilità. In any case you should probably ask for confirmation to ...


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I will try to help you the best that I can, from my knowledge of the visa process and having successfully applied twice. However there are many circumstances that affect the visa process, and some countries are more accepting than others. 1.I have the NOC from the present employer (for 10 days leave), though I have just completed 3 months. Would this ...


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The whole of August is traditionally taken as a holiday for many Italians. This is less true now than it used to be due to economic conditions amongst other things, but still a good rule of thumb. This means that cities that are not typically holiday destinations for Italians are emptied and contain mainly foreign tourists, and seaside towns that are ...


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Any almost all North African and Middle Eastern countries Bidet serves simple purpose of washing legs which is a mandatory prerequisite for Muslim prayer


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For the cities you want to visit, the most central location would be Florence. You need to take into account the length of the journeys to go to these cities from your base. Regarding visit time, I went to all four : you need to spend at least two days in Cinque Terre (3 to 4 if you want to hike), two days in Venice, 2 to 3 days in Rome, and 2 days in ...


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You won't be able to travel legally with only the residence permit (permesso di soggiorno). You also need your titolo di vaggio per stranieri (refugee travel document). This passport-replacing document will allow you to visit other Schengen states visa-free for 90-in-180 days, and also apply for visas to visit any other countries, for example the UK or USA. ...


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You use it for cleaning your genital and anal areas. This may be BEFORE social (or sexual) meetings or after those areas become in need of cleaning (just a long day since you showered, after sex, exercise, bowel movements or urination, during your menstruation,,, basically when you feel you need it.) I suspect with the widespread adoption of panty pads, that ...


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Bidets are in almost every bathroom here (Argentina), excepting public places. Their main usage is for anal (both sexes) and genital (women mostly) cleaning. They can replace or (more commonly) complement the toilet paper. Not everyone uses them, though. Other answers have covered the usage instructions. I wish to add some socially relevant points about ...


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In spain is pretty common to have a bidet in the bathroom as many others have already answered, the use of it it's up to you, I personally only use it after some liquid dump, those that let you shivering and your bottom on fire... I squat on the bidet, point the faucet to my bottoms and power it up with some cool water in order to clean it up, after soaked ...


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This is only a guess of course but based on the circumstances you describe and your drawing, these might be artificial reefs (barriera artificiale in Italian). These can come in a variety of forms including ships, tanks, cars, train cars and simple concrete structures. Here is a google images result of structures that are fairly similar to the one you have ...


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I'm Portuguese and every bathroom has a bidet. Only the really small ones don't. It is something I find in European countries with Latin roots (specially Portugal, Spain, France and Italy). From personal experience and of others, it is not commonly used, although useful on those few times. The main uses are to clean: Your feet: Sometimes you come home ...


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As living in Southern Europe, bidets are pretty much ubiquitous at any home setting. Outside homes, they are only normally present in women's wcs, as it is assumed they have got to clean up themselves especially in that time of the month. I pretty much do not feel confy with them, and use only in those nasty days I go too many times to the toilet; ...


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I won't add to the above answers, which have mostly covered the "What is it, how do I use it?" questions, so I'll go straight for the etiquette Bonus question: What is the social aspect of bidet usage in countries where they are widespread? Is it implicitly assumed everybody uses this device on a weekly/daily/hourly basis? It's like any other personal ...


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My understanding, having asked and been given a partial, embarrassed answer, would be that you assume a squatted position over the fixture, without lower body contact, then use the supplied water flow to wash your functional areas after discharging waste in the otherwise appropriate receptacle. Clear yet vague? Typically there is no paper supplied, so the ...


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Bidet Who Are You? The bidet is a sanitary installation which looks like a shallow toilet bowl with water taps. The purpose of the bidet is to clean up after you've done what you came to do in the toilet. The rationale here is that sometimes toilet paper isn't enough and you can't always shower after you went to the toilet. Enters: the bidet. I feel like I ...


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Since your parking venue in Fusina is Parcheggio custodito 24h, you probably have a simple solution, at least to solve the Blue Badge problem. Make a photocopy of your Blue Badge, and take the original and the photocopy to the car park attendant. Since the car park is staffed 24 hours per day, you can ask them to check your original and then annotate the ...


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I went to numerous museums in Venice (and Florence and Verona) last summer with a friend in a wheelchair, and she was never asked for documentation at any of them. Simply being in a wheelchair was proof enough.


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Turned out to be platform 6. Going in the other direction, the train to Como Lago from Saronno leaves from platform 2.


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If you have data on your phone, I highly recommend the trenit app for android or iOS. It gives you the train times in real-time updated after every station. Usually it tells you the platform but doesn't seem to be giving that for Saronno at the moment. The app is showing the train tomorrow as the 329 at 10:16 rather than the 325. If you miss it there's one ...


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The Italian consulate in Bucharest have an astonishingly awful website which fails to list any useful information. However their consulate in the US has a good website, which lists the following question in their FAQ: My US visa is expired as well as my I-94 and I cannot renew it in the US. Can I apply for a Schengen visa? No, you cannot. We can ...


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There isn't really a definitive answer to this question. It all depends on how many people book for said day, what time of day, and then who books in advance. Personally, I would buy tickets in advance, so that if there was a big queue on the day for the non-advance tickets, I would be fine. Based on the fact that people have only got to scan QR codes in ...


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Been there done that. Stay at an airport hotel the night before. DO NOT trust a taxi, day or night. Traffic can be really really bad, even early. Airport hotel gives you time for breakfast


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You must arrive within 6 hours. The ticket expires 6 hours after validation and if your ticket is checked on the train more than 6 hours from validation, you will be subject to a fine. You may get on and get off multiple times and use the same ticket. The validity of the Cinque Terre train ticket is specifically designed to allow you to visit multiple or ...


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I recommend checking out the below links. Hopefully these will tell you what you need to know. Link 1:Shows a categorical view of current planned strikes in Italy in the local public transport sector You will need to translate the page, if you are in Google Chrome, you will be automatically prompted to do so. If not, go to google translate website and ...



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