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

1. When exchanging money at exchange offices, do not forget to check not only the exchange rate but also the service fee charged. The fee can vary significantly in different offices. Some banks charge a fixed fee for the exchange service.
2. The majority of state establishments open at 9:00 and work until 17:00. As a rule, there is a lunch break in the afternoon. Working hours of restaurants and cafes are also peculiar. Cheaper restaurants can serve visitors starting from early in the morning and until 15:00. After that, they close for a break and reopen at 18:00. Expensive restaurants can be closed until 18:00 and work until late at night.
3. Line voltage is 220V. All hotels and guest houses have standard European wall sockets. Don’t forget to check for compatibility all electrical appliances that you plan to take. There might be a need to purchase adapters.
4. When heading to a stroll in the city, there is no need to take large sums of money, jewelry, and documents. It is better to keep them in a safe in your hotel’s room. A copy of the passport and a hotel card are enough.
5. Vacationers are recommended to learn several phrases in Italian and take a phrasebook. Locals often do not want to speak foreign languages, even though some can speak them fluently. Copyright
6. Children, students, and retired people are eligible to discounts on public transport tickets, different excursions, and entrance tickets to various events. In order to be able to apply that discount, it is necessary to have documents that prove the special status of the applicant.
7. It is very comfortable to navigate in the city by public transport. It is also possible to call a taxi at any time of day and night. In the daytime, it is possible to get a taxi at a special stop or call a taxi by phone. It is not common to catch a taxi right on the street.
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8. The best way to attend various excursions and cultural events is together with a group. Individual excursions will be more expensive.
9. Savvy travelers should pay their attention to the numerous small cafes that are located virtually on every street of the city. These cafes usually offer a rich choice of salads, pizza, and beverages at very attractive prices.
10. Vacationers planning to shop a lot during their stay in Imola are better to visit shops with the «Tax-Free» mark. When making a purchase of more than 176 euro, you can get the tax back when leaving the country.
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What to visit being in Imola - unique sights

Two Towers of Bologna

From the series “Falling towers and buildings”
Garisenda tower was built in the 13th century. Its original height was also about 100 meters. The tower began to tilt due to ground subsidence a few years after construction. Therefore, it had to be significantly shortened. The tower is 48 meters high currently. The textile factory was located in the tower for more than 400 years. It became the property of the municipality after that. The tower of the Garisenda is closed to visitors for safety reasons, unlike its neighbor. The angle of inclination is too great. … Read further

Basilica di San Petronio

From the series “Famous unfinished buildings ”
The project of finishing the facade was redone. You may notice that only a small part of it is lined with rare pink marble today. The basilica is several hundred years old. But it was officially consecrated only recently, in 1954. The complete reconstruction of the temple started about 20 years ago. It continues today. Visitors to the attraction have the opportunity not only to admire the interior design of the temple but also to climb to the observation deck. An important religious relic was moved to the cathedral in 2000. These are the remains of Saint Petronio. They attract pilgrims from various countries today. … Read further

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