Info on passport, useful phone numbers, climate, custom regulations, electricity, laundry, store hours, health, mail services, water.
Info on Money, Tipping & Tax Refunds. Italy is a wonderful place to visit especially if you love to dine and shop.
We invite everybody to think of their journey as a meditative, learning experience for the enjoyment of the soul.
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MEET OUR TRAVEL DESIGNERS
I was born and raised in Milan, in the north in Lombardy. I started studying foreign languages and came to the United States to San Diego, CA as an au pair. My plan was to stay for six months and really study English and I ended up staying. I really loved it, I loved the ocean and being by the water. It’s hard for me to compare Italy to San Diego because I love both and my family is still in Milan and some in Tuscany. When I go back I get a chance to go back to both Milan and Tuscany, and I try to go back as much as I can.
Italy is a country with great passion expressed in its architecture, art, and cuisine. This passion is also evident in the politcal expression of Italy. We sometimes receive concerns from travelers about traveling safely within Italy. We can assure them Italy remains one of the safest places to travel in Europe and around the globe. Italians are a people with great energy and conviction. These traits are central to the great achievements of Italy and Italians throughout history.
PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP
Cell phones in Italy work a little differently than in the US. Very rarely they come with a contract. 90% of them actually come with a pay as you go rechargeable SIM card.
PHONES & CELL PHONES INFO
Most likely you can use your current cell phone in Italy. Please ask your carrier for rates and details. Usually phone calls with a US phone cost around $1 per minute and messages 25 to 50 cents each. Otherwise, cellular phones can be rented for the duration of your trip.