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Answer Can I get financial compensation? Can you first quantify in euros how much damage you suffered from detention? If yes, consult a lawyer asking if there is any rule granting you compensation. If no, you can't demand anything. Quantification can be done by any means, like missed connection and suffered costs. Despite any formula, you need a ...


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I'd say the chance to get any kind of financial compensation is low. There is no compensation provision in Schengen Borders Code, and I doubt there is one in the Italian national law. You can pursue the court case against them, but note that even Article 8 gives the border officials leeway: However, on a non-systematic basis, when carrying out minimum ...


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(I read the question title "Munich from Rome" and therefore this is a northbound description, but the route should by symmetrical in the opposite direction) You can't do this entirely by train avoiding long tunnels, but you can take a combination of trains and buses, essentially take trains to the foot of the Alps, buses across the big passes, then get on ...


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I think you are out of luck because in my understanding, the officer was right and you were wrong. Well, the officer is always right to begin with, but in this case, he really is. You correctly state that as an EU citizen you have the right to move freely within the territory of the Member States and need nothing but an ID card. Ukraine is not a member ...


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I don't know about Sicily specifically but in most of Italy this would not be much of a problem. Italians are big on fruits, vegetables, meat & fish. Of course they are even bigger on pasta and pizza :-). A typical Italian restaurant menu has multiple sections: antipasti (appetizers), primi (lots of pastas), secondi (generally meats, fish), contorni or ...


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Inspired by @gerrit's answer, this one has one tunnel that is 5865 m long (and can be avoided with a 30 minute bus ride), but otherwise all other tunnels are much shorter. Roma-Firenze-Bologna-Milano: you will probably have to take regional trains, as the high-speed line has many tunnels: Roma-Firenze has 5 tunnels over 3 km (longest 10.5 km), Firenze-...


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"Radroute" is just a generic term pointing to a major way for bicycles. In this place near Reschen (South Tyrol) it most likely points towards a stretch of Via Claudia Augusta that follows the valley of the Etsch river towards Meran: http://www.viaclaudia.org/en/introduction.html Another map with the route can be found here: https://cycling....


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It is quite typical in Italy to have meat and carbohydrates as separate courses. For example, one of the primi piatti (often pasta) and then one of the secondi piatti (often meat or fish without many sides). It is very normal to have one or the other rather than both, maybe with an antipasto or a dessert. (http://www.taste-of-italy.com/2014/12/antipasto-...


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Since the highly upvoted and currently accepted answer involves buses, a slight change in transportation mode seems to be acceptable. Therefore I suggest flying. Looking several weeks out, Lufthansa has several offers for under 90 EUR round trip with nonstop flights of about 90 minutes each. Even with getting to and from airports and passing security, ...


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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.


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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 ...


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I live in the Swiss side of Alps (Valais / Wallis), as far as I know there is no bear here, I'm not sure about the possibility to meet a wolf, I'd not say it's 0, but close to 0% chance to meet one. There are no dangerous people, come on we are educated in Europe, the only dangerous people you would meet will be in dangerous districts of some cities. No ...


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yes it's possible, many rental companies offer such a service. If you perform a search on autoeurope.it (a rental car broker service which I usually use) you will find plenty of options and companies. Keep in mind that picking the car in one location and giving it back in a different one is usually more expensive than using the same location.


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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 ...


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Why not just pay the fine and learn your lesson for next time? If you think you're going to be travelling again, is it really worth the risk and the worrying every time you do so? I would guess the fine is not that much, probably less then Euro 50 or so? If you can afford to travel to Italy, you can probably afford to pay the fine. I totally get that it ...


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I visited Sardinia this summer and when buying the first batch of postcards, I asked the cashier in the souvenir shop for stamps. He sold me a couple, but when I was sticking them on later, I found that the stamps looked different from what I previously bought elsewhere. I looked online to find some information about them and found that people complain about ...


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Sicilian here. Consider it basically a non-issue. In Catania and Palermo there are even a few "Keto-Inspired" restaurants where you can require which caloric intake you're going for, but for the most part I can't think of any restaurant/tavern/pub that isn't serving beef/meat with salad. Actually, I think the opposite is way more uncommon.


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I don't think you have any chance here. Generalizing your problem: The basic premise, opposite of what happens now would be that, if you were delayed in a security queue by the officer you would get a compensation for that. The practical result of such rule would be that the border police would be pressured to avoid any delays to cut down any costs. And, ...


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To get an "official" answer I called the TraghettiPer Hotline. Deborah was so kind to let me send the 5. questions per e-mail for the purpose of publishing the answers here and this is the reply i got: Before starting to answer your questions, I would like to say that at the moment, as a sales decision from our web site www.traghetti-elbareservation....


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You cannot apply from the US as one of the requirements is: (screenshot from the requirements pdf available from the Kingdom of the Netherlands website) So as you have stated you do not have permanent residency in the US, your only option is to apply from Bangladesh and ask for expedited service (if applicable); or just apply once you have returned from ...


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If your trip is on or before March 29, the visa should be free of charge under the EU free movement regime. If the trip is after then, it might still be free of charge, or it might not be, and on top of that there's a chance that the current Gibraltar controversy leads to a requirement for you to have a visa as well. It's not really possible to say at the ...


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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 ...


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I have been at this station many a times. The important thing to note is the only way to get from one platform to another is at the front. There is no overpass or underground walkway, you need to get to the front where there are no train tracks. You can save a few minutes if you get as close to the front of the train as possible. The station is not wide, the ...


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It may be too early to see and book all specific options. Airlines may add routes or schedules yet and buses usually don't publish schedules more than a half a year in advance (often even less). Fly direct to Trieste (1:20) + bus to Ljubljana (1:44) Volotea flies direct, but only shows schedules through July 2nd 2020. They have a 1:20 flight on Monday June ...


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Yes you can rent in one place and return to the company in an other. This of course only works with a company with locations in both places which is willing to accept it. Depending on the company they may charge extra for the different location. Car rentals start from half a day, or even shorter, or a single day, again depending on the company. One thing ...


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Challenge accepted. Since you posted the question of how to get to Budapest from Munich a while ago (How to avoid the huge tunnel at Vienna when travelling from Munich to Budapest by train?), I will take it from there. You can take the train as described until Vienna. I suggest doing this on day 1, so that you can spend the night in Vienna. This is because ...


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It depends on the type of ticket you have bought. From the Trainline's Terms and conditions Print-Your-Own tickets Print-Your-Own tickets must be printed clearly on A4 paper and taken with you when you travel. If these tickets aren’t printed, they’re not valid and you won’t be able to use the excuse that your printer’s ink ran dry or your dog ...


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The villages and cities in South Tyrol (Provincia di Bolzano) are all reachable by public transportation, frequency will vary. Timetables/Fares are searchable here (Sorry, poor English translation). Perhaps a "holiday ticket" would be practical.


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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/...


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In case the comments to the question disappear if the OP is happy to pass through tunnels while asleep the NightJet from Roma Termini leaves at 1858 which for most of the winter is dark and arrived at München Hbf at 0819 the next day. It would be best to book a single sleeping compartment so you can be sure you can pull the blind down to avoid seeing ...


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