In Italy, there is a legal requirement that all guests of hotels, B&Bs, rooms, etc. (including Airbnb) must be registered with the local police, so I guess it's not a matter of tourist tax but they are asking it because of this registration.
In the most recent version of the law, the host must fill in an online form to register the guests. From what I ...
I contacted the Airbnb support before replying to my host.
They called me in an hour, confirming that I need to provide copies of our IDs as the host needs to file for tourist tax with them in the local police department or something like that.
They assured me that it's needed and there's no way around it. Especially if I am not meeting the host in person.
The Freccebianca experience is summed up really well by Show Me The Journey:
There are lounges, including, as you asked, at Roma Termini
If you are travelling in 1st class, there will be a trolley service of complimentary snacks and drinks – prosecco is one of the options, espresso as well
As food is on a trolley only, no kiosk/restaurant (although travel ...
Lounge access depends on what kind of business class ticket you buy. The FRECCIALounges page says
Who can enter
You can enter with [...] an Executive or Salottino ticket or a carnet of 10 Business travel tickets.
Clearly saying a single business class ticket is not enough but the more expensive ones are.
BTW the same is true for the FRECCIAClub ...
Just adding some extra context.
Hosts must register guests to "Guests portal" in the official Police website https://alloggiatiweb.poliziadistato.it/PortaleAlloggiati/ so guests information is required. Hosts should check your ID upon arrival and insert those information in the "Guests portal".
It is illegal to ask for documents through email or photograph/...
You give no dates, but if the trip is in august you're definitely mad! That month is holiday time for lots if italians and the road from N to S is heavily loaded (read as frequent traffic jams) for the major part of the month. You may avoid highways but then the trip from Venice to Apulia would be much slower because of the slower roads and also because that ...
Generally you should get seats next to each other if you reserve in a single booking.
You could also try your luck making two individual bookings in rapid succession both requesting window seats. Normally seats are booked from one end of the train to the other so that might get you something like a 50% chance that you land in adjacent facing seats.
Most of ...
If you book early you should get "perfect" seat in the sense that you will sit next to eachother. If you want to sit in front of eachother then it's probably a bit harder and you then have two ways of accomplishing this:
You can try asking customer service (maybe a boutique at the station) if they can assign you specific seats. Some of the agent are more ...
40 minutes to change trains should be more than enough since all you have to do is move from one platform to the other within the same station - Italo and Trenitalia trains both arrive in the same station i.e. Milano Centrale. However, any delay will obviously impact your ability to make it. Unfortunately, since you are using two different companies, I do ...
Turns out things might have changed, if the sources in the other answers once were right.
The differences are these:
Better seats in a 1+2 configuration.
Dedicated 1st class conductor.
All cars are closer to the restaurant car.
More storage space.
Less noise (most likely).
Generally better WC access and state.
The 1+2 configuration ...
After reading and interpreting the information in the official website, my understanding is that yes you are allowed to leave and come back later in the afternoon to see Corte Vecchia. Indeed it opens only in the afternoon so you will not be expected to sit outside of its doors and wait if you are done with your morning visits of the rest of the museum. The ...
Bicycle could be a fun way to do it.
(according to komoot) Bolzano to Funes is about 45km with 1000m climb (from start to finish) and would take about 4 hours.
IF and ONLY IF
You are an experienced cyclist the mountains (even if the route is not that extreme) and want to carry all your belongings with you; you can't go both way in a single day and enjoy ...
Your first step would probably be to find out what the SIS says about you. Maybe someone else used your identity, or there is a mismatch.
According to the European Commission's website:
What is the procedure for requesting access to personal data in the SIS?
If you believe your personal information has been misused, needs to be corrected or deleted, ...