Category Archives: Getting Around in Italy

30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 10: Bologna

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. We retrieve our car by the train station in Mestre, and it’s easy to find our way out of town and onto the A4 … Continue reading

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How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket in Italy

If you think that Italy is still a land of fast and reckless driving, you might want to think again. With the encouragement of the European Union, Italy has stepped up its enforcement with lots of electronic cameras and a … Continue reading

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Italian train schedules and tickets online

“Can you let us know where there is a travel agency open?”  she asked our Italian friends. “Why?”  they replied. “I need a train ticket,” we said.  “But everyone uses the Internet.  You don’t get train tickets at a travel … Continue reading

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Driving in Italy

“Italians are lousy drivers.” I beg to differ.  Once you understand a little bit about the differences, you can actually become very much at ease with the driving situation in Italy. It’s true there often is more speed than necessary.  … Continue reading

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