Questions tagged [italy]

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

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Is there a way to check for traffic tickets on a rental car before leaving Italy?

I want to know if it is possible to check for traffic tickets on a rental car during the period of the rental in Italy. I am talking about tickets where the driver is notified by letter, such as ...
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How exactly do we apply for the $27,000 which is being offered to move to Italy? [migrated]

According to this we can move to certain small villages in Italy in exchange for 700 EUR per month for 3 year, if we agree to start a business there to help the locals: https://www.cnn.com/travel/...
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What is the Radroute bicycle path?

I've seen signs (like the one below in Southern Tyrol) in street view of "Radroute" bicycle paths around Germany but haven't been able to find any information in English. The signpost below seems like ...
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Changing trains at Firenze S.M.N. train station - how fast can it be done?

We are traveling by train (already reserved) from Rome to Lucca in a couple of weeks with a train change at Firenze S.M.N. Itinerary: Rome Termini -> Firenze S.M.N. : Arrives @ 11:50 (Frecciarossa ...
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Hazards on road trip through Italian Alps

I am planning to spend about a week in Italian Alps in late October. The idea is to hire a 4WD and drive along (ideally) the whole Italian-Swiss border slowly, stopping a lot to "smell the roses" (...
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How to Handle a “Bus Ticket” (fine) in Italy? [duplicate]

I’m an American. I had a brand new and valid bus pass, but received a “bus ticket” (fine) in Florence, because I didn’t realize I had to stamp my own bus pass at a machine. My question is, because ...
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Schengen Visa Italy: i94 meets 3 month criteria but visa expires 10 days prior

I am applying for Schengen Visa through Italian consulate in San Francisco. The 90-day criteria for leaving the Schengen area with valid US stay is fulfilled exactly by I-94 date but the stamped H1 ...
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ID check crossing the Italian-Swiss border by train

I struggled to find this info online. How often is my ID requested and checked when crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland (and back) by train (suppose that I have nothing to declare to ...
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ID check crossing the Italian-Swiss border by car

I struggled to find this info online. How often is my ID requested and checked when crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland (and back) by using my Italian car (suppose that I have nothing to ...
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Can I fly back to Italy with receipt of renewal of residence permit if I applied for the renewal 2 weeks before my permit expired?

I plan on traveling back to my home country for 10 days. I applied for the renewal of my residence permit 2 weeks before it was set to expire. Will it still be a problem? I am asking because in IATA ...
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Can I stay in other Schengen countries on a national type D visa for more than 90 days? [duplicate]

I have a Polish national type D visa, and would like to stay in Italy for more than 90 days in 180 day period. I was actually wondering if its possible considering there are not border checks betwen ...
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Why does Italy have night open bookstores?

Saw something I'd never thought I'd ever see - night open bookstores. And they were crowded. Looking at the opening hours one bookstore close at 20:00 and then open again at 21:30 and stays open until ...
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Change trains from Italo to Trenitalia at Milano Centrale

My situation is: I am travelling from Vicenza to Milano via high-speed Italo train. The train departs at 9:45 and arrives at Milano at 11:26. In Milano I want to board Trenitalia train to La ...
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Is it allowed/advisable to travel across Schengen countries with only your residence permit? [duplicate]

Is it allowed to travel across Schengen countries with only your residence permit? More specifically, I plan to travel from Austria to Italy (by train) and then back to Austria (by flight) after a ...
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Cell Broadcast message in Florence

Was in Florence a couple about a month ago and I think I got about 10 cell broadcast messages with the content FI32402. Searching google proved to be pretty pointless and I assume that the FI part ...
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What's included in Frecciabianca 1st class?

I'm going to travel with Frecciabianca in 1st class in a few days and I wonder what I can expect so that I can prepare correctly. Will there be lounge access at Roma Termini? Will there be free ...
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Is it possible to book adjacent seats on a NightJet train?

Me and my friend would like to book two second class coach seats on a NightJet train from Vienna to Venice at oebb.at. We'd really like them to be next to each other, ideally, facing each other. ...
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Easy to reach day-hikes in the Italian Appennini and Alpi with public transport?

I live in Bologna, and I want to go for a day hike or something in the next week or so, however, I don't have a car, and since it is august, most accommodation is booked in the areas of high tourism (...
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Airbnb hosts wants me to send pictures of all guests' IDs

This is my first booking using the Airbnb app and when I signed up I had to take pictures of me and my government ID. I invited all my friends who are staying with me and they went through the same ...
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Explore Alps without a car

I intend to visit some cities in the Italian Alps (for ex: Belluno, Bolzano) but my greatest wish is in fact to visit the little villages inside the valleys (Siusi, Funes, and so on). The problem is ...
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Schengen visa refused “an alert has been issued in the Shengen information system refuse entry by a member state” [duplicate]

I applied for a Schengen tourist visa through the Italian consulate in Karachi in July 2019 but got a refusal letter which says an alert has been issued in the Schengen info system for the purpose of ...
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Ducal Palace Museum complex at Mantua: is it possible to visit it in the morning and come back in the afternoon for a visit to Corte Vecchia?

I'm planning to visit Ducal Palace Museum complex at Mantua this summer. As far as I know, it's advisible to book a ticket in advance since they allow a maximum of 1500 visitors per day at Camera ...
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Should you book tickets in advance for the Ancona-Split ferries?

I live in a city with many international ferries departing each and every day. Here the prices changes all the time and you should book the tickets as soon as possible. Also the prices are different (...
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One Way Car Rental in Italy - Romantic idea or completely mad?

I am flying into Italy with my husband and 2 friends to go on holiday. We are landing in the north and leaving from Brindisi airport in the south. We plan to spend a few days in/near Venice, and then ...
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UK transit visa on arrival for Italian refugee or travel documents holder [duplicate]

I'm gonna travel from Stockholm to Rome via British airways but have long layover in London Heathrow. My question is: Do I need transit visa to go outside airport and just explore city? if I do ...
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East european visit by car [closed]

Next days we're planning some visits starting in Romania and going to Italy by car. The route is: Romania - Hungary - Croatia - Slovenia - Italy (and back). What things should we be aware of? As far ...
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I want to travel to Spain from Italy

i changed my name on my passport and now it's different a little from the name on my permesso di soggiorno. I have a letter of prove from embassy about the new name. I went to the questura but i was ...
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Denied boarding - Who is responsible and how do I proceed [closed]

My son in law is an Egyptian with a permanent residency permit for the UK. He was traveling from Manchester to Cairo via Milan. First leg of trip was with fly be second leg with air Italia. We ...
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Venice in late October / early November [duplicate]

I'm planning to go to Venice on 26th October. I've seen some pictures from Venice over winter where everything is completely flooded but I'm not sure which month they have been taken. Will the ...
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Land border crossing in Italy

I kinda had some problems with Croatian border police last days, they said I did not enough cash money(100€)to enter Croatia, but I did handle with some way and now I’m Slovenia. Now I’m planning to ...
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Can one use the 'permesso di soggiorno' to fly from Italy to Paris?

Can one use the 'permesso di soggiorno' to fly from Italy to Paris? I'm planning just to visit Paris for 4 days.
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Dolomites in September end using public transport

I am planning a 4 day trip to Dolomites, 2 days near Cortina d'Ampezzo and 2 days in Val Gardena in September end (25 - 28 Sep). I mainly plan to do these hikes: Lago di Braies, Lago di Sorapis and ...
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Requirements to visit Italy

Greetings from Mexico. I am planning a trip to Italy, it will be my first trip to Europe with a duration of 6 days. I have been researching about the requirements that I must meet in order to make ...
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Traveling to Cortona, Italy. Credit card, debit card, or euro?

I'm attending a summer school in Cortona for two weeks this summer. Major expenses are paid already. My question is if it's possible to pay all the dinning and grocery with credit card or debit card ...
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Traveling to Italy from USA with Italian Passport near Expiration

Traveling to Italy from the US with an Italian passport that will have less than 3 months left before expiration upon arrival in Italy and will also have a valid US Green Card with no expiration ...
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Can I register my exit from Italy when traveling to San Marino? [duplicate]

I am a non-EU passport and I do not need a visa for either Schengen countries or San Marino. I want to travel and stay in San Marino for a few days, and I would like these days to not count towards ...
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Can i travel alone within the eu with my article 10 family permit from italy?

I would like to go on holidays without my eu family member, i use to travel alone with my residence card from italy but am not sure of this particular permit(article 10)
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Passports with different names, check-in, ticket name, and immigration problem!

Just the account to find out answers to this problem, hopefully it can be solved :) So I will be travelling from Ethiopia to Amsterdam. I have an Italian and Venezuelan passports. Here is the case: ...
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Travel agency told me my hotel is overbooked, what are my rights?

Since this question will probably involve some laws, I will state that I am German and I was booking via an online site which is mediating for travel agencies. I booked a hotel on May 15 for a one ...
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Australians awaiting Italian permit to stay - can they go to the UK and return?

My (Australian) daughters were granted a Working Holiday Visa for Italy (12 months duration) which is in their passport. They followed procedure on arrival in Italy. They have been there just over ...
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Why are car rentals in Switzerland & Austria so expensive (yet so cheap in Italy)?

I'm planning a 4-week trip next summer and have noticed that renting the car (via autoeurope.com site) in Switzerland or Austria is much more expensive (approx 1200 USD) than Italy or Germany (approx ...
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Do I need to take cash on my holiday to Sardinia?

I'm from the UK. I recently went on holiday to Copenhagen and didn't have to use cash at all because I could use my debit card wherever I went. Will it be the same in Sardinia? Do all restaurants and ...
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How to book an early morning taxi to Rome Airport?

We are planning a travel to Rome and then to Paris during the first week of June 2019. Our flight from Italy to Paris is around 6:15 am. We are staying near Vittorio Emanuele metro station. What are ...
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What kind of car can I drive in italy with an IDP with a less than year old license?

I am staying in Italy for the summer and I already got an international driving permit to drive. However, I got my license last November (less than a year ago) and I want to know if I can drive any ...
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What should I expect from Italy Agriturismo accomodation?

We're planning a small 2 weeks vacation in Italy (1 week in Rome, already booked). We want to get away from city centers, and look at smaller town and villages to chill out, drive around. We could ...
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When can I expect Italian regional train tickets to be available for purchase?

I need to travel from Lecco to Rome by train, in July. I am used to buying a single journey on a single ticket, since I believe that I will get more assistance if I bought the journey that way and the ...
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Where should I take visa photo for Italy?

I am applying for Italy short stay visa at Washington DC. In the appointment confirmation email, it is stated for photo requirement as Recent passport-size photo (1.2”x1.5” or 4x4 cm) on white ...
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Which country's embassy do I need to get the visa from: Port of entry or Final Destination [duplicate]

This is a general question about the Schengen Visa. I am an international student traveling from Washington DC to Rome with a layover in Lisbon for an academic conference. My question is that should I ...
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How to apply for an schengen visa at the Italian consulate with invalid (old) F1 visa stamped?

I am in a bind. I have been invited by a University in Venice to attend a workshop in June 2019. I am planning to travel to Italy with my family. I used to be on an F1 student visa, but since ...
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Using smartphone train ticket in Italy

Is it legal to use electronic tickets from a third party app (e.g. "trainline") in a train operated by Trenitalia? I don't want to print the tickets.