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Travel tips for Italy - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

Florencia desde el Piazzale di Michelangiolo 1. Italy - a country with huge tourist resources. When you visit it, do not try to catch everything. It is worth choosing one goal for the trip - shopping, sightseeing, sea rest or active tourism, and then devoting a few days to the others.
2. Tickets for public transport must be purchased in advance. They are sold in newspaper and tobacco kiosks. When buying tickets, you need to check their date and time to avoid a fine.
3. Smoking in public places in Italy is prohibited. Violation of this law attracts a fine of 200 Euros.
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4. Italy has a three-hour day siesta. At lunchtime many shops, especially in southern regions and small towns, are usually closed.
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
8. The name of the male and female toilet in Italy begins with a single letter - Signori and Signora. It is worth being careful not to get into an embarrassing situation.
9. Italians are very sociable people. They will gladly show strayed tourist the way, tell them about local sights and give some advice.
10. When they say goodbye, Italians, even with new acquaintances, usually kiss their cheeks. This gesture is part of the culture of locals and has no additional meaning.
11. Italian language is considered one of the easiest to learn, and therefore before the trip you can learn a few phrases for ease of communication in markets and in stores.
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12. In three-star hotels, air conditioning can be designed as an additional service, in which case an additional amount will be charged for it.
13. Central districts of Italian cities are completely paved with a stone, which is why it is much hotter in them than in the suburbs. When going on a tour or a walk, you need to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
14. On the streets of Italy you can meet fountains with drinking water. In them, you can quench your thirst or take water with you.
15. Rooms in hotels are usually small; families with children may be quite crowded in them. Breakfasts usually include coffee with fresh pastries. There are almost no rich smorgasbords in Italian hotels.
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Colorful and unique places in Italy

Dolomiti

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Dolomiti is the natural object of the world meaning. A lot of people know this mountain region as a nice place for skiing and snowboarding. Today this mountain group is a central object of the so-named national park. Its area is 15,9 thousand square meters. It has 18 peaks of 3 000 meters long. The highest peaks are covered with snow and lower areas are rich with beautiful pine and greenwood forest.

The mountain regions have a lot of touristic routes. Most people come here in spring in order to admire with the rare blooming orchids. Also, forests are rich with animals. It is home for brown bears, martens, hairs and rare varmints. Not everybody knows that the park has several interesting historical areas. Lagazuoi region is one of them. At the time of the First World War, there was made a … Read all

Amalfi Coast

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Amalfi Coast since 1997 is also a world heritage site. This region attracts with the natural sightseeing and the unique architecture. There is placed a world-known colourful Positiano Village. It was built at the edge of the mountain. Also, it is possible to get to the seaside from it. Painted houses are the old tradition of this places. People still colour their houses in bright colours. Panoramic photos, made from the coast, are placed in every regional guidebook.

Nevertheless the small size, Positiano is quite popular among tourists. There was saved an old church and a great number of hundreds of years old houses. There were opened mini-hotels with a traditional interior for tourists from the whole world. Amalfi is also a nice seaside town. The main symbol of the city is the Cathedral … Read all

Botanical Garden of Padua

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
In Padova you can find the oldest botanic garden of the world. It was set up in 1545. The garden was a special place for medicinal herbs production that was used at the faculty of the medical university. It was under the umbrella and locked with a high forbidding fence.

At the end of the 17th century there were built new greenhouses and other necessary buildings. On the cusp of 17-18th centuries, the botanic garden was drastically renovated. Nice fountains and several sculptural compositions in the antique style are decorating the garden too. This botanic garden occupies an area of 22 000 square meters. Their visitors can see the unique old trees and rare plants from the whole world.

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Trains with this feature will have a bicycle label. Tourists get a bike ticket for their reservation. It is possible to purchase this bike ticket in a mobile app right before departure or use the traditional counter. International trains in Switzerland will also offer this service but the price may differ. Tourists who plan to travel with their bikes a lot may be interested in purchasing an annual bike pass with 25 reservations worth CHF 50. Read this

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Advices for popular cities of Italy

Rome
1. Travelers are advised to make sightseeing on foot because amazing and unforgettable attractions are located here right at every step. 2. Those tourists, who want to make a trip to Vatican, should pick up clothes really carefully. No short skirts, dresses with deep neckline and shorts are available. 3. It is recommended to leave tips in local restaurants and cafes. The usual amount of tips is approximately 10% of the total bill. 4. A big break for lunch, which usually lasts from … Read more
Florence
1. The locals are distinguished by refined manners and attention to appearance. Tourists will also need to select a wardrobe carefully and wear clothes does not look sloppy. 2. For many travelers language barrier is a serious problem. There are not many people who speak English among the inhabitants of Florence. Each hotel has guides to help vacationers get in touch with local residents. 3. Don’t forget to pick up clothes carefully before visiting religious sites. Other way you can … Read more
Milan
1. The most popular means of transport are subway and buses. By using them you can easily get to any place of interest in the city. It should be noted that buses here stop not at all stops. You will need to raise your hand to stop the bus. 2. The majority of religious attractions are not allowed to be visited by tourists during service and lunch break, so before you go you should definitely clarify the convenient time for visiting the shrine of your choice. 3. It’s recommended to … Read more
Venice
1. Tourists are recommended to travel the city on foot as this is the best way to explore all major attractions of Venice. The channels are full of small boats, which are more like public transport in the city. A ride on a gondola or a cutter will surely bring a lot of fun. 2. It’s recommended to leave tips in local cafes and restaurants. As a rule, tips make up approximately 10% of the total bill. An exception is permitted only in case tips are already included in the total bill. 3. … Read more
Rimini
1. The city features a well developed railway system. Trains running to neighboring towns depart several times a day, so tourists have an opportunity to explore the nearest suburbs. 2. The hottest months of the year are July and August with an average temperature being about 28®C. The peak of the tourist season falls within summer months, as during the season the resort holds several exciting festivals. 3. The system of public transportation is represented with trams and buses, which are … Read more
Naples
1. The heat of the tourist season falls within summer months. That is the reason for tourists wishing to visit Naples in summer to take care of hotel booking in advance. The hottest months of the year are considered to be July and August. The most favorable season for a vacation rich in tours and excursions is late spring. 2. The main means of public transportation in the city of Naples is a bus. Almost all bus routes run through the Garibaldi square. The square hosts the main tourist … Read more
Sorrento
1. Going to the beach, be sure to take special shoes and a thick beach mat. The coast in Sorrento is rocky, so it isn’t always safe to go into the water without shoes. You can use the piers on popular areas of the coast. 2. The high season is from mid -April to mid-October. At this time there is the most favorable weather for the rest. Fans of beach holiday are recommended to visit the resort in July or August, when the average daily temperature is +35 ° C. 3. Expensive hotels are located … Read more
Turin
1.The fastest way to get from the airport to the downtown is a taxi; services will cost about 30 euros. It is also possible to travel by public transport, i.e. train, but in this case the trip will take much longer, about 40 minutes. 2. Tourists who are planning to use public transport have to purchase tickets in advance. You can buy them at special kiosks close to all stops of public transport. Heavy fines are charged for traveling without ticket. 3. There is an extremely mild climate in … Read more

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