I would like to some day. I am saving for my family to visit Italy for a month. I just want to hear about people's experiences and advice for a trip like this.Answer Question
Answer by Jambo4 at 11:27 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by LadybugTash at 11:27 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
I lived in Germany for 3 years and while we were there we did weekend trips and traveled by train quite a bit. I did visit Italy for a weekend. I loved it and wished I could have stayed longer. My advice about Italy is that it is VERY expensive. I would say save up about three times a much as you would save for a vacation here in the states.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:29 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Oh, something else that you need to be aware of is to keep up with your receipts because in shopping areas, grocery stores, etc, there is normally a security guard who will ask you for it when you leave. You can be arrested for shoplifting if you do not have it. There is so much to do and see in Italy. I would make a list of everything that you wanted to do/see and make a plan from there. Allow some time for the big stuff, but also go into some of the smaller villages and explore there.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:36 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
One more thing, the driving in Italy is crazy! A one lane road will be turned into a two lane. A two lane will be turned into a four lane, etc. I would honestly relay on trains and taxi cabs to get around if I were you. If you do decide to drive then you will need to get an International Driver Permit. You can obtain one through AAA. Also, here is a website that gives basic info about driving in Italy.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:40 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
When I went to Italy, I went with my Italian neighbor to visit her parents and family. She was the one who told me about this. Not sure if that is something that is all over Italy or just that city, but its better to be safe than sorry.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:46 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by myree85 at 11:46 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Okay, the receipt thing is true for all of Italy- http://goitaly.about.com/od/planningandinformation/ig/Italian-tickets-and-receipts/Italian-restaurant-receipts.htm
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:51 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
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