By F. Iglesias
It is never a good idea to carry a lot of money while in Italy or Europe. While the Italian Lakes district is a very safe area, pick pocketing is a common problem in all areas of Europe. Don’t carry lots of cash at a time, and make sure it is not easily accessible to pick pockets (the wallet in the back pocket is an easy target).
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Traveler’s checks are somewhat outdated these days, and a lot of places no longer accept them. Use a credit card; they are accepted in most places and have the best exchange rate. To pull out Euros you can go to Italian ATM machines, known as BANCOMATS. They accept all major debit cards.
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By Mohammed Abdul Nadeem
With its long stretched coastline, Italy is one of the major tourist destinations for all the Mediterranean cruise ships. These luxurious cruise ships travel all across Italian waters, and they also anchor in a few port towns. You will be allowed to go shopping and mix with the local flavour, while on your Italian cruise trips.
There are a number of good ports in Italy, but some of the Ports Of Call are very popular among the tourists who travel on cruises. Once you get to know about the ports where your ship will be anchoring, then you could find some more information about those places.
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By Ryan Stuckey
Italy is truly a feast for the senses for the average European traveler. An Italy itinerary will connect a person with the joy and passion of life – whether that is an authentic pasta and wine Italian meal in Milan, high fashion in Rome, beautiful architecture and history in Florence, or a romantic walk by the canals of Venice.
For the average person with two weeks of time available to see Italy, it can be a challenge to see as much as possible during this time. Thus, one must be organized and plan ahead to have an effective travel itinerary.
As an experienced traveler in Italy, I recommend the following action-packed and interesting itinerary so you can enjoy the best of Italy during your two weeks:
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By Paolo Matzi
If you are a tourist visiting Italy, you should familiarize yourself with the different modes of public transport in Italy. Knowing the different ways of getting around the beautiful country provides you with a peace of mind and having the grandest of time during your visit.
Italy is regarded as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. A lot of people are scrambling to visit Italy and stroll in its beautiful cobbled streets, visit the different tourist spots and simply enjoy the Italian life.
If you are one of those tourists, you might want to get to know the different means of public transport Italy before even booking the trip. Carefully planning of your whole trip will make your visit to Italy a memorable experience ‘ one with significantly less problems and with time that is greatly maximized.
Knowing public transport in Italy gives you an edge while travelling. No longer will you have to battle with unreadable maps or signs that you can’t understand. When you know how to get around the country, you will be able to get to where you want to be in no time.
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By Kristy Annely
Vacation rentals are furnished accommodations available on a temporary basis for tourists. Vacation rentals are becoming an increasingly popular option, as they give you more privacy, a unique and very personal touch to your holiday, and an opportunity to absorb the local culture from close quarters.
Italy provides a wide range of choices. Depending on your budget you can rent anything from a humble one-room flat to a private villa or a castle with a dozen bedrooms and a private pool. You can pick a farmhouse or a cozy cottage nestled in a small town, or an accommodation in the middle of a bustling city.
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By P. Scottyn
There are a lot of reasons why Italy is at the top of the travelers’ wish list. Awe-inspiring cultural attractions and historical monuments rank highly; so, too, does the wonderful climate, beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and friendly people… it goes on and on!
But as far as the budget traveler is concerned, arguably the best thing about the country is the sheer unmitigated quality of budget accommodation. Put simply, hostels in Italy are some of the best in the world.
Italy’s history is characterized in part by the excess of the lavish Romans, evident in architectural triumphs such as the Colosseum in Campitelli and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento which, although suffering the natural toils of time, still provide a fascinating insight into a great empire past.
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By Mike Romano
Italy is one of the great prides of Europe. It attracts thousands of thousands of visitors year in and year out. It such a beautiful country with great sceneries that a lot of nature lovers simply love this place. Some of the spectacular places that you can visit here are the great Alps and the scenic Po River. Italy is home to a number of scenic islands including the city islands of Sicily, Dino Island and Sardinia, and a lot more.
Aside from the natural beauty of Italy, it is also home to a number of cultural gems. It has a number of museums all over its major cities that attract people interested in Italian art and culture. Some of the great museums the country is proud of are the Uffizi Museum in Florence, The Aquarium in Genoa, and the Automobile Museum in Turin, among many others.
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By Pallavi S Kant
Most people say that Euro-trip is not satisfactory without Italy.
You can see the most spectacular beauty and architectural radiance in this country. This is the reason most people travel here. This country has amazing lifestyle and culture with adopt modern day developments. You can see the beautiful city of Venice and you can enjoy the food, music, and culture. This county is full of historical places which made it a perfect travel spot.
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When planning to spend your vacation in Italy, you must first consider your budget since there are a lot of things to do in this country. Having a tight budget can ruin your trip because you cannot enjoy all the attractions and spots. Here are few tips to make your Italy tour memorable.
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By Bronwyn White
It’s no surprise that Italy is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, with amazing sights like ancient cities, classic works of art, charming villages, majestic natural scenery and much more spread all over the country. It’s also a great place for seniors travel in particular, with a large range of great historical tours, wine tastings, education and language packages and cruises tailored to overseas visitors on offer.
Senior citizens enjoy a respected status in Italy. Culturally, they are considered not old, but wise and experienced having contributed long and well to society. This great respect for seniors translates to all sorts of benefits like discounts at restaurants and all sorts of local places, so be sure to ask wherever you are. However, in terms of overall discounts to well known attractions, we have heard in some instances that seniors travel discounts do not get offered to non-EU citizens, but be sure to ask.
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By Sylvia Behnish
You will almost certainly get lost in Venice, even with a map. It is said that even the Venetians get lost when they get outside of their own immediate neighbourhood. But getting lost is half the fun, as long as you don’t have to be somewhere by a certain time.
On our visit to Venice, we went about it in the worst possible way. We set out looking for specific attractions which were difficult, if not almost impossible to find and wasted valuable time searching. It is much better to meander through the city because chances are you will stumble upon one, or more of the attractions and will see so many other wonderful things as well. According to seasoned tourists, there is no city in the world easier to get lost in than Venice. I would concur that it takes no effort whatsoever.
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