Alessandro Da Rugna
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How to make change (to get coins from a banknote) in Italy?
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Enter a bar or supermarket and ask if they can change your 10€ bill into 1€ / 2€ coins for the parking. Repeat again in some other place. Probably they will stare badly at you. You're not obliged to ...

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How can I check out the balance on my Vodafone Italy SIM card without a mobile app?
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Browse to http://contatori.vodafone.it/ using your SIM card data connection. You will find some useful graphs. Swipe to "La tua offerta" section. This will tell you how much data you can use up to ...

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Pay toll to Rimini
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Toll will be about 29 euros. When entering the highway from Gorizia the first toll station is "Villesse". Then you travel towards Venezia Mestre, Padova, Bologna and then Rimini. Exiting from "Rimini ...

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Is the price at a table inside and on the terrace the same in cafés in Italy?
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Generally speaking there is no difference between sitting inside or outside, you are paying more just because you sit at a table. This rule may be spelled differently on the price list, for example ...

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How does the Italian "Aperitivo" work?
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The question is rather broad, I'll try to answer each point. Each answer is based on my experience and can be very subjective. Aperitivo experience greatly vary. It's about meeting with friends or ...

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Is it a good option to visit Ghent and Bruges in the same day?
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You can walk either towns' centre very easily, visit some churches and places in some hours, this is definitely an option. I would personally spend more time in Brugge: give a little more than half a ...

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Good, safe place to spend a night by a roadside - Austria, Germany
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While in Germany if you're driving in the Autobahn you can park and sleep overnight in any Raststation‎. You also have toilets in the morning, they cost about 70 eurocents. I've already done it a few ...

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Airbnb hosts wants me to send pictures of all guests' IDs
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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 ...

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Covid-19 virus day by day chart?
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Just adding the official graph of Protezione Civile on the same platform as John Hopkins one: http://opendatadpc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/b0c68bce2cce478eaac82fe38d4138b1 Cases ...

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Is the price per person affected by searching a flight for more than one person?
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My experience confirms Flimzy answer, so I won't repeat that. I would like to add a suggestion to get a cheaper price per person: when such situations arise just buy tickets separately and then share ...

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Naples. Circumvesuviana train. Are tickets sold for a precise time?
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Generally speaking, for regional and local trains in Italy you buy a ticket and validate it before boarding ("obliterare" in italian). If you can't find any validating machine, board the train and ...

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Locations for usable free WiFi in Dubai City Centre?
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Big malls have free WiFi for sure. The Dubai Mall offers it free of registration, while Mall of the Emirates require a simple registration - the password will be sent to your phone with a SMS. The ...

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How much time do I need to wait for an Italian passport?
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This really depends on where you live and how busy the Questura is. You can register online for an appointment, then you must present in person. An officer will scan your fingerprints and gather the ...

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Where can I get a proper hot chocolate in Firenze-Venezia-Trieste?
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There are quite some places to try in Trieste. I suggest to try Chocolat first. From there you can walk towards Piazza Unità and check a local Torrefazione (they serve tea and coffee also). Behind ...

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Lake Misurina from Bolzano
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Trenitalia (main italian train player) changed their website again and looks like it's impossible to find any cheap solution. (they force you to use high speed high priced trains) It will take about ...

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From Italy to Austria during winter, by car
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Can you check with rental companies if they offer Snow Chains as an option? If not, you may buy them yourself (prices start from 50-60 euros). According to austria.info "Mandatory Winter Equipment" , ...

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Accommodation search in Italian Alps
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Have you tried the classic websites like: AirBnB Booking.com Hostelworld Associazione Italiana Alberghi per la Gioventù (membership card needed, 2 euro yearly fee) I don't know of others big ...

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What kind of car can I drive in italy with an IDP with a less than year old license?
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I am not sure the following applies, but here's a reference for new italian license holders (in italian): https://www.automobile.it/magazine/neopatentati/quali-auto-possono-guidare-neopatentati-1669#...

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What is a good data plan for Internet surfing in northern Italy?
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I suggest Vodafone or Wind as operators. Tre has a bad coverage outside big cities, you might ask people in your area about that. You can buy a "SIM dati" in any mobile phone shop, it's a SIM card ...

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