Category Archives: Italy Travel Tips

How not to speed in Italy

When you travel on Italy’s super highways and through its small villages, you will notice that electronic speed controls are everywhere.  This is actually a very good thing which has altered driving habits in Italy and improved traffic safety. If … Continue reading

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What is a ‘Chiavetta’ and Why Would I Need One?

The Internet is an important part of Italian life, and there are various ways to access it. If you are carrying a smart phone, this will usually have access. If you are carrying a lap top or iPad, it’s possible … Continue reading

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Today’s Italy Travel Tip: Consider Travel Protection Insurance

Travel protection insurance is a good way to get some peace of mind when you book a villa in Italy.  This kind of policy can cover a number of unforeseen events that could prevent you from traveling, and can help … Continue reading

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Today’s Italy Travel Tip: Pick the Right Season

Italy is a joy to visit any time, but there can be certain advantages to choosing the time of year you go. The most popular time to visit is during July and August, the height of summer.   This is … Continue reading

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Today’s Italy Travel Tip: Italian Wine Classifications

When you buy a bottle of Italian wine, it will have a code on the label that indicates the class of wine that it is.  Here’s a quick summary: VdT – Vino da Tavola – This is the lowest and … Continue reading

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Today’s Italy Travel Tip: Get There by Fast Train

For getting around the countryside, there is nothing better than having a rental car.  But if you are going from one city to another, the train is the way to go. Trenitalia (www.trenitalia.com) is the site to check for schedules … Continue reading

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Today’s Italy Travel Tip: Have Some Fun Watching Italian TV

Recently, we were visiting the town of Gubbio in Umbria and came upon a production company making a TV series.  After asking a few questions, we learned that they were filming an episode of “Don Matteo”, a popular series on … Continue reading

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