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Preparing your trip to Bologna: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Bologna - Porta Galliera 1. The best way to travel in the city is by underground. Buses will also take you to all main attractions of the city. It's worth noting that tickets for underground and buses are the same. You can purchase them before a ride in special machines.
2. Travellers, who plan to use a taxi, should negotiate the cost of a ride in advance. Do not forget to leave small cash reward to taxi drivers. As a rule, the due sum is usually rounded up to any convenient amount in a big way.
3. Local residents pay really great attention to the rules of etiquette. Thus, when you enter a state agency or even a shop, make sure to greet the people present. When you get acquainted with others, make sure you name not only your name, but also your profession.
4. All the hotels of the city are equipped with standard European wall outlets. Line supply voltage is 220 V. As a rule, in hotels travelers are provided with all necessary adapters for electrical appliances.
5. Leaving tips in all restaurants, cafes and bars of the city is customary. As a rule, a typical amount of tips is 10 - 15% of the total bill. You can also leave tips to guides, maids in your hotel, hairdressers and local residents, who have kindly guided you to places of interest you seek. Copyright
6. The most beneficial way to make calls to other countries is to use telephone tubes marked with «TELESELEZIONE» sign. As a rule, they offer the most advantageous tariffs. These public phones are operated by tokens and plastic cards, which can be purchased in any newspaper or tobacco outlet. Many bars and shopping malls also have pay phones, but their tariffs are usually less favorable.
7. It should be noted that a large part of shopping and entertainment centers can be closed during holidays. Only some restaurants and bars continue accepting visitors in accordance with their ordinary schedule regardless of holidays.
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8. Shops and shopping centers open at 8:00 - 9:00 and work until 19:00 - 20:00. The local markets are open early in the morning, usually around 7:30 and work until noon. In large shopping centers you can pay for your purchases by a credit card, but visiting markets is better with a large number of money in small denomination. This way it will be much easier to settle payments with sellers.
9. The best place to purchase products is one of the local markets. Prices in such markets can be up to one and a half times lower than in supermarkets. Clothing and footwear, on the contrary, should be purchased in specialty stores only. It is also believed that in Bologna you can buy the best Italian leather.
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5. In Italy, crime rate is very low. In places of mass concentrations of people and popular tourist places however, one can meet with pickpockets, and therefore should be as vigilant as possible.
6. It is prohibited to be on beaches in Italy from 1AM to 6AM. Violation of this rule attracts a fine of 150 Euros.
7. When visiting temples and cathedrals in Italy, it is worth choosing closed clothing or throwing a scarf over your shoulders. Otherwise, you may not be allowed inside.
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Travelling to Bologna - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Bologna. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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