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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Traveling only with German Blue Card wıthout Passport [duplicate]

I am a Turkish citizen and am a holder of the EU Blue Card in Germany. I gave my passport to the UK Embassy in Germany for my visa application, so my passport is not with me for a few weeks, but I ...
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How reliable the public transport in Cagliari, Sardegna, Italia? Do they have contactless travel?

I have to change flights in Cagliari on a Sunday evening and I'll have around 2 hours free between the two, so I decided not to just sit in the terminal but actually rush out to the city. I have ...
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Rent a car for a day and leave it in another city in Italy

I want to rent a car in Italy, is it possible to take it in one city and leave it in another one? In this case, from Bari to Naples. Also, is there a minimum number of days for a rental? Probably one ...
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Is it possible to do a low carb diet for a month in Sicily?

I will be working in Sicily, Italy for about a month. Specifically, in Messina. I very much enjoy my keto diet. I assume I will be socializing and going to restaurants with my coworkers. Will it be ...
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Travelling from London to Italy's Amalfi Coast. Better to fly or take the train?

Is it cheaper to fly to Naples and take the train from there? How is the Euro rail experience from London to Italy? Would there be a lot of train transfers? Also, if anyone has a recommendation for ...
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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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What is the quickest way to get from Naples to Ljubljana?

I'm trying to book a holiday where we need to travel from Naples, Italy to Ljubljana, Slovenia on July 6th 2020. I've looked at flying from Naples to Trieste, then getting a bus to Ljubljana, but I'm ...
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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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Postal services in Italy - Poste Italiane vs. Friendpost vs. GPS

There are at least three competing postal services in Italy - the government-ran Poste Italiane, and private duo of Globe Postal Service (GPS) and Friendpost, which primarily target tourist customers. ...
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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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Traveling to Italy on Schengen Visa applied on Old passport issued by Germany consulate [duplicate]

I plan to travel to Italy and I have a valid C-Visit Schengen visa (issued by German Consulate). however, the Visa is on my old passport which I had to change because all the pages in the passport was ...
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US Italian consulate Schengen tourist visa time

I am planning to visit Italy in December 2019. The visa appointment date for Schengen tourist visa at Italian San Francisco consulate that I got is just 12 calendar days before my travel date. All ...
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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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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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Wrongfully held at Italian passport control for over an hour (EU citizen): can I get financial compensation?

Background for anyone who may not know: I, an EU citizen, have the right to enter any EU or Schengen state (in this case Italy) using either a passport or national ID card. It doesn't matter whether I ...
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How hot in Italy on June? [duplicate]

How hot is it in Italy on June? Can I wear tank tops and short pants? Please consider that I'm from South East Asia with very hot weather. These are the places where I'm going: Pisa Cinque Terre ...
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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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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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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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Parking rules for motorbikes in Rome, Italy

I'm going to travel Italy by a motorbike. This is my first travel long distance using this kind of transportation. What are the parking rules and norms in Italy (especially, in Rome) for bikes? ...
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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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Italian Ricevuta / Travelling outside of Schengen

I am a Turkish citizen who studies in Italy. My permesso di soggiorno (residence permit) is expired and I made an application for renewal. I have my ricevuta from the post office. I left Italy 10 days ...
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Can I hold an Italian student's visa for my studies and a Schengen tourist visa for EU travel immediately after?

For starters, this is all before going to the embassy. I'm trying to get my immediate questions answered before I have to make the trip into the city. I am a United States citizen. I am going to be ...
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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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Leaving Italy without paying a bus fine

My wife and I got bus fines today in Bologna. We had only recently arrived and had purchased a ticket from where we were staying which was about 6 or 7 km from the city. The hotel receptionist ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Trenitalia, wrong name on ticket, problem?

A friend has purchased a Trenitalia ticket online. The wrong name was entered by accident. Is this a problem? Are names/IDs checked on Trenitalia trains, or are tickets transferrable? Does anyone ...
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Schengen Visa/Transit Visa question

My husband and I are going to Italy for a 15 day vacation from USA. We are NOT citizens of the states, but we work and live here. Our return flight is from Venice, Italy to Chicago, USA with a layover ...
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Multiple-entry Schengen Visa – can I enter the second time into another country? [duplicate]

I have a multiple-entry Schengen Visa issued from the Italian Embassy. I have entered one time from Italy; can I enter into any other Schengen country during my second entry?
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Traveling in the Schengen area without Italian permit to stay

I am a U.S. student studying abroad in Italy. I have my Italian visa. I recently had my fingerprinting appointment to acquire my permit to stay. I was told that I cannot travel within the Schengen ...
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What visa do I need to enter Italy? [closed]

I am an Indian national. I need to join a survey vessel in Sicily. I want to know what kind of visa do I need to enter sicily, Italy to join the ship. I need to go there in February, 2019.
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How can I re-enter Italy if I lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt?

I am currently in Ghana and I have lost my Permesso di Soggiorno receipt. What do I need to do to reenter Italy to get another Permesso from Police Headquarters? I have worked with agencies in ...
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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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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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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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Munich to Rome by train (avoiding tunnels)

I want to travel from Munich to Rome by train. There are several routes to take, for example Munich → Bologna → Rome or Munich → Bolzano → Rome or through Switzerland, etc.. I would love to know: ...
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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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Can I travel around the EU with an Italian resident permit (humanity), without a passport?

I have an Italian resident permit (for humanity reasons). Can I travel around the EU with this resident permit, without a passport?
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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 ...