New answers tagged

3

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 ...


3

I recommend checking out the below links. Hopefully these will tell you what you need to know. You may need to use the Google Translate tool on link 1, but if you know the name of the service you may be fine. Link 1: ...


0

I'm Italian Never worry while in Italy or travelling in or out. Italy is on its way from a Middle Ages country where everything is allowed to a more modern country where everybody will respect the law. Just have fun every moment: no one will deprive you of the beauty of the country and disturb your stay. A minor infraction is nothing.


38

First of all, looking at the reviews for Osteria da Nico on Tripadvisor, regrettably you fell prey to a tourist trap. Regarding your question on pricing by weight: such is typical for foods such as meat (e.g. a steak) or especially seasonal fish but very untypical for regular courses (such as e.g. a Pizza). You can find the menu of a reputable Italian ...


7

There is no chance that you will have any issue with this. However, if the fine is very small (less than 50E), pay it. I went into trouble once on the way to Pisa from Florence. Nobody told us to stamp the ticket, and the conductor got us. He asked us to pay a fine of 25E and stamped all three.


27

According to the ataf website (which I can transalte for you in the part concerning administrative fines), you have 15 days to pay the fine before getting a written notification. After the notification, you will have to pay the full fine (rather than a reduced one) within the next 60 days. After that term, an additional procedure (possibly via court) will ...


5

You should stay in Levanto, which is just before Monterosso : it's much cheaper, and you will have a lot more options regarding accomodation (B&Bs, hotels, etc). There is a train station allowing you to go directly to all of the villages if you want to go by train. You can also take the boat, and hop from town to town : it's really a nice way to ...


54

There is no online database lookup when you leave Italy. At the most they will check your passport to make sure it is valid, and stamp it if necessary. Theoretically this could be done if you use the passport e-gates if they're at the airport you're using and you're eligble to use them. However, there is absolutely zero chance that Italian bureaucracy would ...


4

It's quite common for none of the validation machines to be working. Officially, you must seek out the train conductor immediately upon boarding and have your ticket validated. It isn't sufficient to write on the ticket yourself. Source: ...


8

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 don't have time to apply for a visa to Italy, but I have been told that I can use my Schengen visa to enter Italy. Is that true? This is true. A single entry into the zone occurs when a person ...


4

This page lists the advanced booking restrictions for various train operators in Europe including those in Italy. Booking Horizon: Italy High-speed, medium & long-distance 4 months Regionale 2 months (7 days for paperless tickets) Edit: I realise that doesn't explain bookings after June 11, but this page should explain issues due to the Summer ...


2

If you arrive at Terminal 1 on a through ticket, or have checked your luggage to final destination, or are travelling with hand luggage only, you should be able to do an airside transfer from terminal 1. Terminal 5 is only for security checks for departing passengers and after passing security, all airside facilities actually exist at Terminal 3, including ...


1

Yes, he can travel with you to Italy, but if he is not a national of a visa-exempt country, he needs a visa. The Italian consulate must grant the visa unless your husband's visit would be a threat to public safety or health, or against public policy. The visa is free of charge and the application must be considered by an "expedited" procedure.


1

I was in a similar situation (not exactly the same) around this time an year ago, I'd moved to the US for work and came back to India to get married. My wife and I wanted to visit the UK and Ireland for our honeymoon. We'd applied for UK visas separately as single individuals, didn't mention marriage or honeymoon in the application. I'd applied in NY ...


9

The information you found is outdated. There used to be a transit visa for the Schengen area but this is not the case anymore. And as you correctly surmised, the exemption for US visa holders only applies to the airport transit visa requirement. So you simply need a regular "uniform" short-stay Schengen visa if you want to leave the airport, no way around ...


9

Type B visas were abolished a few years ago. The site you've linked tois unofficial, despite its official-looking appearance. I am afraid you need a normal short-stay visa, type C. In any event, the application procedure for the two visas was essentially the same; you had to apply at a consulate. So the type B visa wouldn't have helped you anyway.


1

I did buy an Italian prepaid SIM in 2013 and do not recall that I was asked to provide a codice fiscale (I didn't even know at that time what it was and certainly did not have one assigned by the authorities). The process was smooth given that I knew beforehand the option I wanted and only basic Italian or English was involved. A passport / official ID was ...


3

The three main operators (Tim, Vodafone, Wind) have shops pretty much everywhere, as well as in/near the airport. You can buy a prepaid sim easily, don't worry, Italy is a very touristic country. You might need to sign some papers when buying the sim but that's all. Just make sure it works in your phone, and that your phone also works with the network ...


0

Codice fiscale is only for people that live in Italy and is not mention for the one that just visit Italy. It is similar as for Social Security code for USA any way you can calculate your Codice fiscale onlie http://www.codicefiscale.com/ provide all the information to the bottom one comune di nascita put the state you were born.


2

Inner city vs between cities are two different things. The easiest driving is between cities; once you are out of the city center, streets and roads are usually better organized, larger, and straighter. Highway driving is more or less the same; on multi-lane highways, stay on the right side of the road unless passing. Inner city driving, depending on the ...


1

At first, I was surprised by the exit signs on the motorway. Shortly before an exit, you will see two signs, an arrow pointing upward/forward more-or-less above the left lane and an arrow curved to the right more-or-less above the right lane. Following that, there are also markings with a right-pointing arrow and the name of the exit, directly on the road ...


2

This is from personal experience. When driving across country in the south of Italy towards "City A" from "City B". I would see a sign that had "City A" marked on it, but the sign would be constructed such that it looked like an arrow pointing at 90 degrees to the direction of traffic - which implied to my non-italian mind that I should be turning in ...


-1

I just googled and found Late Opening Restaurants in Bologna and several that I saw on that site listed being open to 3 or 4AM. But I'm not a local, so who actually knows? While doing my google search I also saw someone mention that the shops in the airport shutdown overnight - so you may be forced to get out if you want any refreshments anyway.



Top 50 recent answers are included