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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 means of missed connection and suffered costs. Airline compensation fees for missed ...


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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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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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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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Moleskin is only a US brand name; the word literally means: the skin of a mole used as fur. a thick, strong cotton fabric with a shaved pile surface. Its translation in Italian has little relation to what you wanted. Always describe your problem, not the solution - Blister translates to Bolla, which would have enabled the guy to understand what you need....


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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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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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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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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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Yes, but not directly from Termini The Roma Pass is only valid on the bus services operated by ATAC. ATAC operates two services to Ciampino Airport. The first service is bus line 720, departing from Laurentina Station on Metro line B. The second service is bus line 520, departing from Subaugusta Station and Cinecittà Station on Metro line A. The Roma Pass ...


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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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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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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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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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Schengen visas (which are what Italy issues) can be issued with a validity of up to 5 years. It is up to the issuing consulate how long a validity they will issue visas with. Visas with long validity are only supposed to be issued to travelers with a known travel history and a demontrated need to make frequent and regular visits to the Schengen Area. ...


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This should be okay in both directions. Rules that require additional future validity of passports never apply for entering the country that issued the passport. It would be pointless for them to do -- countries have such rules to make sure they can send visitors back to their home country, but that only works if the passport is still good for the home ...


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Slovenia and Italy are both in the Schengen zone. You may be subjected to a "random" document check, but there is otherwise no systematic border control. I suppose it's possible that the random check would go beyond documents and look at other conditions of entry, but in my experience, such checks are limited to documents.


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There are lots of ‘best time to visit Venice’ guides out there online. Eg https://www.tripsavvy.com/best-time-to-visit-venice-1548173 You can expect fewer tourists, some decent if cooler weather, and some events to look out for (or avoid, depending on your preference). Acqua alta is most likely to happen in November - December http://en.turismovenezia.it/...


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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 ...


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Croatia is not in the Schengen Area and a Croatian Embassy/Consulate cannot issue a Schengen visa. It can only issue a national visa which allows you to enter Croatia. To visit both Croatia and Italy per your plan, you would need a valid multiple entry Schengen visa, in this case issued by Italy, which would then let you enter Croatia, as per its visa policy....


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Yes, not only customs, but also immigration checks. Entering Italy from a non Schengen country, you are subject to immigration checks (passport control). Entering Italy from a non-EU country, you are subject to customs checks. It is for your question irrelevant that you are a US citizen or that you are staying 5 days.


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All towns will have an ATM, though it may not be accessible 24/7. I would expect most restaurants and shops to accept cards, though small ones may not. It would be reasonable to expect to mostly use a card, but don't rely on it.


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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 ...


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August and September is often the time of the year that new books are launched The bookstore probably just had a literary event.


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