Ask me anything about Italy
I spent just over 3 weeks in Italy "Honeymoon"
Place we visted... in no exact order
Florence, Rome, Milan, Salerno, Capri, Pisa, Venice, Lombardy, Vatican
That's all I can think of right now..
Buy a TIM Card "Sim Card" - https://www.tim.it/tim-visitors-en
Take Business Class on Trenitalia - Yes it cost "a bit more".. but you can get single seats across from each other "great for a honeymoon"
Download mytaxi - Works great in rome "taxies are expensive" but can be very convenient..depending where you have to go..
Budget for water - Average is 3 Euro for 750ml at any resturant
Grocery stores have 1.5l bottles for .50cents etc... to 1 euro, convenience stores are usually 1-2euro "They will be cold compared to grocery stores"
95% of people you will talk to speak english
Do not leave any tips for anyone. Some will actually joke about leaving a tip or they will have a spot on the bill....
If you want a cheap food in florence - 5 Euro you can get an amazing sandwhich at All'Antico Vinaio.. went 3 times.. do not go during regular hours as the line up is nuts.. but it still moves quick. You can go to either one on the street "two are across from each other"
same place one just makes bread.
Gondola Rides are a waste of money, it's not something you have to do once in your lifetime.. Maybe in another country..
Be carefully of Jelly Fish on the coast...Ask me how I know lol
St peter's basilica - Is AMAZING - The view from the top is amazing
The line up is always long, so line up when the sun is not to bright or it's cloudy
Climb anything your allowed to "churches etc"
Anytime your see a drinking fountain in Italy, Drink from it.. you won't get sick and it's free
The peddlers or hustlers "whatever you want to call them" selling water and rose and toys and umbrellas and shit"
An aggravated NO, will get them to leave you alone.. You will understand what I mean, because they become annoying as f.... after awhile
Reminded about the following to budget for
Cover charge at restaurants..2 euro per person "average"
City tax.... varies by city & hotel rating.. average
3-5 euro per night/person...
This stuff adds up..
If your going to florence - http://www.firenzecard.it/?lang=en
It will save you so much time, also even if it's not posted you can usually go up to the guy at the front of the lines and ask if you can get in and show the card.
Sometimes they will say wait a moment, sometimes they will say no..
I think it was the Florence cathedral, that had no sign but we got in right away
Cheap way to get to the Marco Polo airport from Venice, is the Alilaguna
It's 15 euro a person or so