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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

Saint Marks Basilica

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Basilica of Saint Mark is one of the outstanding architectural monuments of Venice. Many connoisseurs of historical architecture call it "a piece of ancient Byzantium in modern Europe". The cathedral is valued not only for its unique architectural style but also for the variety of religious relics and works of art kept in it. The year 829 is considered the date of the basilica's foundation. It was in this year that the holy relics of the Apostle Mark were delivered to the city. They are kept in the cathedral today. They are considered to be its main relic. The holy relics of the Apostle Mark attract thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

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Basilica di San Lorenzo

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
The Basilica of St Lawrence is located in Milan. It is a unique architectural monument. Its age is more than one and a half thousand years. The very first mention of the basilica dates back to the 4th century. The exact date of its construction is unknown. According to some assumptions, Bishop Ambrose was the initiator of the construction of the basilica. It has been rebuilt several times over the years. But it still managed to keep the overall architectural style.

A new bell tower was built in it in the 12th century. You can see it even today. Late Antique mosaics are preserved in it. They are considered the main value of the basilica. It was originally built in the Byzantine style. The remaining four towers are its reminding today. They make the basilica look like Hagia Sophia. It is … Read all

Riva Lofts Hotel

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The hotel Riva Lofts Florence is located in Florence. It is the owner of many honorary awards. It has been repeatedly called the best in the city for its unique atmosphere of comfort and unique interior. The hotel was set up in an old textile factory. It was built in 1834. Looms were located in the large rooms of this factory in the past. The premises were taken over by local artisans after the factory closed. They set up their workshops here. The rental of premises in a historic building was quite inexpensive.

However, the building remained in the status of a craft center for a short time. It was empty for a long time before the hotel was opened in it. Famous Italian architect Claudio Nardi worked on the design of the hotel. His daughter Alicia was his main assistant in this project. … Read all
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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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