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Important updates for Italy Money

Tax refund for purchases made in Italy by non-resident visitors
According to the Italian law, based on the European Community provisions, as a non-resident visitor, you can claim a refund for goods and services tax paid for goods intended for personal or familiar use purchased in Italy. For more information see:
Agenzia delle Dogane [Italian Customs Agency] official web site
www.agenziadogane.gov.it/

Companies specializing in refunding sales tax
Premier Tax Free
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Global Refund
www.globalrefund.com

Travelers Checks
Will shops in Italy accept traveler's checks?
In major Italian cities and tourist areas traveler checks are accepted. The rate of exchange is calculated on the daily rate of exchange shown on the newspapers.

ATMs and Debit Cards
Can I use my Credit Card/Debit Card in Italy?
Yes. Most reputable establishments will accept major credit cards. Those establishments accepting credit cards will post the logos in their front windows, just as they do in the USA and Canada.

Are there ATMs in Italy? Will I need to know Italian to use the ATMs?
Yes. The ATM (Automatic Teller Machines) in Italy are known as Bancomat. There are many to be found in the large cities and even in small towns. The machines operate just as they do here; at the beginning of the transaction, it prompts the user for the preferred language.
Using a credit card, or even better, a debit card or your local bank ATM card is very easy. One must first locate either the Cirrus or BankMate symbol (on the Bancomat and on your card) to insure the card is usable on that particular unit. Cirrus and BankMate are the two most popular and widespread banking systems in the world so they are the best to have. If you are unsure about the compatibility or the banking systems, contact your credit card company or local bank.

After discovering the system is compatible, simply withdrawal money as you would at home. Of course, in Italy the money will be dispensed as Euros, but when you return home, your bank will have converted the Euros into dollars using the most beneficial exchange rate possible. Be careful though when using credit cards, as many banks are now charging large fees of 2.5% to 4% for cash advances which negate any advantage of using the Bancomat in the first place. One's best bet is to use your regular ATM card and simply withdraw money from your account just as you would do at your local bank.

Banking Hours
Banks in Italy are open Monday through Friday from 8:35 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. and from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.; in many tourist areas they are open no-stop from 8.30 a.m. to 4p.m. and closed all day on Saturday and Sunday and on national holidays. The afternoon one hour opening may vary from city to city. Travelers checks can be exchanged for Italian currency at most hotels and shops and at the foreign exchange offices in main railway stations and at the airports.

European Union EURO €
The new monetary currency is the Euro which is divided as follows: bills of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500; coins of 1, 2, 5, 10 Euros, 20 and 50 cents.
Welcome to the Euro Official Site of of the European Union (EU)

Currency Conversions
What is the exchange rate?
To find the current exchange rate between US Dollars, Canadian Dollars and Euros, please visit
The Universal Currency Converter

How to Get Euro
Once in Italy, how do I convert my dollars in euros?
Tourists reaching Italy without foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM machines, or exchange office (Ufficio di Cambio) at airports, seaports and railway stations in the main cities.

Regulations

Hefty fines are imposed on Tourists purchasing counterfeit goods while visiting Italy
As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and security of travelers, the Italian Government Tourist Board strongly recommends that tourists do not, under any circumstances, attempt to purchase any counterfeit items, as this may end up costing them well more than an authentic product.

As of May 2005 a new legislation was implemented (which carries fines of up to 10,000 Euros for people caught purchasing counterfeit products, and criminal charges for anyone caught selling counterfeit goods.) It aims at a national wide crackdown on the sellers and buyers of counterfeit items, i.e. purses, sunglasses, watches, belts, etc bearing luxury labels such as Prada, Gucci, Fendi only to name a few.

Customs Regulations
Luggage is examined on entering and leaving Italy. Free entry is allowed for personal effects: clothing (new and used), books, camping and household equipment, fishing tackle, 1 pair of skis, 2 tennis racquets, computer, CD player with 10 CD's, tape recorder or Dictaphone, baby carriage, 2 still cameras with 10 rolls of film for each camera, 1 movie camera, binoculars, personal jewelry, portable radio set (subject to a small license fee), 400 cigarettes and a quantity of cigars or pipe tobacco not exceeding 500 grams (1.1 lb).

All items mentioned above may be imported duty-free only on condition that they are for personal use and are not be sold, given away or traded. A maximum of two bottles of wine and one bottle of hard liquor per person may be brought in duty-free. The bottles must not be open. A maximum of 4.4 lbs. of coffee, 6.6 lbs. of sugar and 2.2 lbs. of cocoa are allowed duty-free.

Overseas tourists arriving in Italy after visiting other countries are allowed to carry with them souvenirs purchased in other countries up to a total value of $500 and only a verbal declaration is required. Purchases may include up to a half litre of perfume.

Exports from Italy
There are no restrictions on gifts purchased in Italy except for antiques and works of art. These require the authorization of the Ministero dei Beni Culturali e Ambientali.

Canadian Regulations on Purchases Abroad
Any person residing in Canada returning from a trip abroad can qualify for personal exemption. All articles acquired abroad, whether purchased or received as gifts, or purchased at a duty free shop, either abroad or in Canada, must be declared by the traveler on return to Canada.

U.S. Regulations on Purchases Abroad
Each U.S. tourist may bring back to the U.S. duty-free $400 worth of goods purchased abroad. The goods must accompany the traveler. A flat rate of 10% is assessed on the next $1,000 worth of goods purchased. Parcels containing gifts may be sent from abroad to the U.S. duty-free, providing the total value of such parcels received by one person, one day does not exceed $50. Each package should be marked "Unsolicited Gift". The amount paid and the contents of the package should be declared.

Passport Regulations
A visa is not required for a U.S. or Canadian citizens holding a valid passport unless they expect to stay in Italy more than 90 days.

N.B.: No visas (and no extension to previously issued visas) may be granted to tourists who are already on Italian territory.
For other questions on passport or visa regulations check the official websites:



Embassy of Italy - Washington, DC
www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it

Embassy of Italy - Ottawa
www.ambottawa.esteri.it

Italy Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Entrance and stay in Italy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Italian MFA - EN - Home

Registration for Tourists
The formality of registering with the police within 3 days of a tourist's arrival in Italy is attended to by the hotels one stays with. If staying with friends or in a private home, the visitor has to register in person at the nearest police station within a 3-day period. In Rome there is a special police information office to assist tourists.


Telephone & Mail

Italy operates on GSM technology on mobile phones, You must contact your carrier to get details and request the unlocking code. Note: Many US carriers will require 3-months ownership on your phone to prevent distribution overseas. You will need a converter to allow electrical plugs to operate on sockets between 100-220 V & 50-60 Hz. You will also need an adapter to fit in electrical socket to charge.
Many new SMART PHONES come from factory with the converter, you will find the information on your charger or owners manual.
You must get your phone unlocked using the European "SIM" card, this SIM card must be installed in your phone to unlock. Special note: using the internet site such as "JAIL BREAK" to obtain a unlock code is illegal with penalties from $200-$2,500. Congress passed BILL H.R. 1123 requiring a Commercial Mobile Radio Service/Data provider to unlock your phone providing it is initiated by the legal owner and allows your current provider to damages for using an unauthorized code.

If you don't want to unlock your phone and just use the WiFi to surf the web. you must go into settings and change settings "not allowing roaming & data service". you can go to YouTube and obtain video's of Tips & Tricks with most phones.
You can also set up your smart phone to make calls using the web from a FREE WiFi connection.

Internet Cafes
No matter how responsible you try to be with your phone card, you can run up quite a bill when you call your parents/ your kids/ your significant other.
E-mail may be an alternative and less expensive mean of communication.
Whatever e-mail service you use in your daily life, I would set up web-access mail for your trip (like the mail offered by Yahoo!, Hotmail, Google etc.). It is the easiest to use abroad since the only software and configuration you need are built right into the browser. Set this account up before you leave home, so you don't waste valuable time abroad.
It is getting easier and easier to find Internet cafes in Italy.

Postal Service
General Delivery Service
Mail can be addressed c/o Post Office by adding "FERMO POSTA" after the name of the town. The addressee can claim mail at the Central Post Office upon identification by passport.

Example:
Mr. Paul Motter
c/o Ufficio Postale Centrale
FERMO POSTA
00187 Rome, Italy

Stamps
Stamps may be purchased only at tobacco shops and at the Post Office. Always check at the counter for the exact fare to the country of destination

Post Office Hours
Post Offices are open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
On Saturdays are open 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays
Please note that in small town or villages the post offices are open
Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sat 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Validating Rail, Bus & Subway Tickets
Please note that in order to avoid heavy fines, it is vitally important to remember to validate any rail, bus and subway tickets purchased for use on the Italian public transport system.

In the case of rail travel, machines for date-stamping your ticket are located on station platforms and are usually yellow in color. It is extremely important to validate your ticket before boarding to avoid fines.

Tickets for buses and the subway tend to be time-limited (often one hour) and it is therefore necessary to complete your journey within the allotted time and purchase a new ticket for any additional travel. Machines for date-stamping your ticket are located in the foyers and beside barriers in the case of subway travel and on board buses. Daily, weekly and monthly passes are also available. Tickets for buses and the subway cannot be purchased on board and must be obtained prior to boarding from newsagents, tobacconists, ticket kiosks or bars.

Vaccination Certificate
No vaccinations are required to enter Italy or to reenter the U.S. and Canada.

Emergency Telephone Number
For Medical Emergency dial 118

Healthcare and Medical Assistance
Tourists requiring urgent medical care should go to the nearest hospital emergency room (airports and many train stations also have medical teams and first aid facilities). Those with serious illnesses or allergies should always carry a special note from their physicians certifying in detail the treatments in progress or that may be necessary.


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Pharmacies (Farmacia), generally follow shops times (approx. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday, but in large cities many are open no-stop. Night-time service is provided on a shift basis. Business hours and night shifts are displayed outside of each chemist's (they are also published in local papers). Before departure, it is advisable to procure a document certifying coverage by the national health-care service.

Health Services and Insurance Policy
Italy has no medical program covering U.S. and Canada citizens. Therefore, U.S. and Canadian tourists are advised to take out an insurance policy before traveling. First Aid Service (Pronto Soccorso) with a doctor on hand is found at airports, ports, railway stations and in all hospitals. Medicines can be obtained only from the pharmacy, whether they are on prescription or over the counter.


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If you have a health plan here in the USA, you must request a complete travel package, which will provide forms and contact phone numbers to your health provider here in the USA, remember, these pre-approval contact phone numbers must be called to be able to receive reimbursement & the forms are required to be completed by the treating physician to identify the treatment and medical services provided. Your failure to perform the pre-approval can be very costly.
Many travelers with pre-existing conditions or intend to enjoy the wines should read the fine print, if you choose to purchase a travel medical policy, most of the companies will not pay on a claim for pre-existing conditions or if you have even one ounce of alcohol in your blood stream.

A second alternative is trip evacuation coverage, meaning emergency transportation to a medical center or hospital may be covered, in some cases back to the USA on an air ambulance., however, this must be pre-approved or as reasonably possible pending life threatening condition.
Remember this service must be set up by the insurer.

Word of advise, The ship will always include the name and phone number of the port agent at every port of call. Always keep the phone number of the PORT AGENT while in port at every port, they are your life line to the ship when cruising!

Home owners Insurance (Hazard Insurance)
Theft or damage coverage on laptops, tablets, smart phones are excluded as in (never covered) by the airline, cruise line, hotel etc.
The option is your home owners policy or renters insurance. Most insurance companies will add special coverage to an existing policy.
Receipts of purchase with make/model number are necessary, these items will be prorated accordingly.
You should get a police report if stolen.
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(Port of Rome) Civitavecchia To Rome Central By Train cost between 8 Euro's to 24 Euro's and travel time between 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour and 33 minutes. Some of the fast trains do the run in 46 minutes but cost more. Most of the trains have food and drinks for purchase or you can pack your own and dine onboard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5YbgZZSUmI


Rome and a Civitavecchia Sail Away on the Royal Princess
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgJbMV7dZfw


Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) to Rome Centre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylLlJ4JmU4s

Airports
Rome has two airports - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino.

Rome’s main airport (FCO) is well-connected with the centre during the day by an express train.
The express train between Fiumicino Airport and Stazione Termini (Rome's main train station) costs € 9.50 and the journey takes about 30 minutes. The train departs from and arrives at Termini station at track n.27 and runs from 6.30am till 11.30pm.


Ciampino Rome's smaller airport, is mostly used by charter flights and budget airlines.

To get to the centre from this airport, take COTRAL bus, get off at
Metro A: Anagnina station, then to Termini Station.
Cotral bus runs every 30 minutes, until 11pm. The only way how to get to Rome after this time is to take taxi.


Understanding Rome's Public Transport
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7FZFMkR7Os

Special TOURIST TICKETS, public transportation in Rome
How to travel with the public transportion in Rome (bus, tram, metro lines, train within the city) with the most economical options for visitors? Here is a list of all possibilities, plus the special buses and boats that lead the visitor to discover the most famous sights of Rome.

Read the following post below for more information.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TICKETS
NOTE: Biglietto are NOT VALID ON AIRPORT TRAIN to and from FCO to Termini!
Biglietto semplice B.I.T. (time integrated ticket)
Price: 1,00 Euro
B.I.T. tickets can be used on any means of transport in Rome; they are valid for 75 minutes and the visitor can take any transport mean to reach the preferred destination during the 75 minutes time. Tickets needs to be stamped when starting the travel; if the visitor takes the metro, then the ticket needs to be stamped a second time.


Biglietto giornaliero B.I.G. (one-day ticket)
Price: 4,00 Euro
Valid 24 hours on any means of transport, it must be stamped only one time (when starting the travel); in case the visitor use the metro, the ticket must be exhibited to the controller at the entrance of the metro line.


!WARNING: this ticket is valid untill the midnight (of the day it had been stamped)

Biglietto per 3 giorni B.T.I. ( 3-days tourist integrated ticket)
Price: 11,00 Euro


It is valid for 3 days in a row on any public means. It has to be stamped just once when starting the travel and exhibited to the controller at the entrance of the metro line.

Biglietto settimanale C.I.S. (tourist one-week integrated ticket)
Price: 16,00 Euro
It is valid for 7 days in a row and it has the same terms of use like the B.T.I., only the owner must write on the card his/her own name.


SPECIAL TOURIST BUSES: fares and tours
110 OPEN
Price: 16,00 Euro
Reduced ticket: 7,00 Euro (kids from 6 to 12 years old)
Free ticket: kids under 5 years old
The bus departs every 10 minutes from Piazza del Cinquecento (the square in front of Termini Railway Station). Tickets can be purchased at the Infopoint Trambus on the square or directly on board (in this case the price increases of 0,50 Euro). The 110 Open bus crosses about 40 of the most famous sights of Rome and it stops at: Quirinale,
Colosseum, Bocca della verita (Mouth of Truth), Piazza Venezia, Piazza Navona, St Peter's Square, Piazza Cavour, Ara Pacis, Trevi Fountain, Via Veneto, and back to Termini Station. It works like a ‘jump on’ / jump off’ tour, and the visitor can stop at any of the above mentioned sights, as long as the ticket is used just one day.
The whole tour lasts about 2 hours. A hostess on the bus offers a guided tour in different languages. The 110 OPEN ticket ist valid the whole day.
The bus operates according to the following timetables:
8:00-20.00
For info and booking call: 06/6840901


ARCHEOBUS
Price: 13,00 Euro
Free ticket: kids under 5 years
Like the 110 Open, the Archeobus departs everyday(including holidays), every 20 minutes from Cinquecento Square (from 9:00 to 16:00) and it stops at the most famous Roman archaeological sights along the
Appian way (Circo Massimo, Mura Aureliane, San Callisto and San Sebastiano catacombs, Tempio di Romolo, Circo di Massenzio, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Casal Rotondo, Valle della Caffarella, Baths of Caracalla, etc).
The hostess on the bus describes the sights in different languages. The journey lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes and is valid the whole day.
If you purchase the ticket on board there is an over price of 1,00 Euro.
For info: 06/6840901


110 OPEN + ARCHEOBUS (JOINT TICKET)
There is the possibility of a join ticket for 24,00 Euro per person. The ticket is valid 2 days


Getting around RomeThe historic centre is not particularly large (only 2,5 km/1,5 miles from the Colosseum to Piazza di Spagna) and so is easy to visit on foot, as most monuments are to be found in the same area.
Public transportation

Rome's bus network is extensive and functions quite well, but the metro (subway) is much simpler for the short-term visitors to master.
Public transportation Tickets must be purchased in advance from tabacchis, newsstands, bars, or vending machines (exact change only!) at metro and major bus stops.

Metro

The Roman metro (called Metropolitana by residents) goes round rather than through the historic city. It has only two lines, A (red) and B (blue), which cross at Termini Central Station.
Trains run approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day (until 0:30am on Saturdays).

Buses and Trams
There are hundreds of bus lines, running from 5:30am till midnight. All buses and trams travel in both directions.

Electric buses
In an effort to minimize pollution in the small backstreets of the historic center, the city has established several electric bus lines to navigate alleyways barely wide enough for a Vespa.


Night buses
Over 20 night bus lines run from 00:30am to 5:30am. The main terminal stations are Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Piazza Venezia. From these two piazzas buses leave for all directions every 30 minutes. Night bus stops are marked with an owl. You can purchase tickets on board.

For lines tables and public transport maps visit official site of public transportation in Rome - ATAC S.p.A


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Rome: How To take the Metro in Rome
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Tram di Roma - Rome's Tram system
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwtKXE1Gdq0

Rome: How to Take the Bus in Rome
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Rome walking tour
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Rome.info > Rome tourist information

Rome: several churches & Spanish Steps
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When in Rome, start roaming.
Tips that will help you around Rome. Bus 64 be aware for pick pockets.
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Rome museum cards and tickets

A proper pass that allows the entrance to all the Museums in Rome does not exist, but lately several different cards for combined visits have been introduced in the city.
ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA CARD (Rome archaelogical card)

Price: €27,5 (€17,5 for UE citizens between 18 and 25 years old, and for the teachers; people under 18 years old and over 65 years old can enter for free in the Museums of the Archeologia Card circuit, a free ticket will be given to them at the entrance of every museum).

The Archeologia Card is valid 7 days in a row and for one entrance per single museum of the list that follows.
The card can be purchased at each site (excluding the tomb of Cecilia Metella and the Villa Quintili) and also at the Rome Tourist Board Office (APT) in via Parigi 5.
The card allows the entrance to the following sights:
Colosseum
Piazza del Colosseo
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00
Closed: 25 December, 1 January
Palatino and Palatino Museum
Piazza Santa Maria Nova 53 and Via di San Gregorio 30
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00
Closed: 25 December, 1 January

National Roman Museums
Palazzo Altemps - Palazzo Massimo - Crypta Balbi - Terme di Diocleziano
Viale Enrico De Nicola, 78
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00 – Monday closed
Closed: 25 December, 1 January
Baths of Caracalla
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 52
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00 – Monday: from 9:00 to 14:00
Closed: 25 December, 1 January

Cecilia Metella
Via Appia Antica 161
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00 – Monday closed
Closed: 25 December, 1 January

Villa Dei Quintili
Via Appia Nuova 1092
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00 – Monday closed
Closed: 25 December, 1 January BIGLIETTO 4 MUSEI

(4 Museums combined ticket)

Price: 6,5 Euro (4,0 Euro for UE citizens between 18 and 25 years old).
This card is valid for 3 days in a row and for a single entrance to the following museums:
Palazzo Altemps
Piazza Sant’ Apollinare 48
Opening times: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 to 19:45
Closed: 25 December, 1 January
Palazzo Massimo
Largo di Villa Peretti 1
Opening times: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 to 19:45
Closed: 25 December, 1 January
Terme di Diocleziano
Via E. De Nicola 78
Opening times: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 to 19:45
Closed: 25 December, 1 January

Cripta Balbi
Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31
Opening times: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 to 19:45
Closed: 25 December, 1 January

The card can be purchased in any of the sights. CAPITOLINI CARD

Price: 9,0 Euro (7,5 Euro for UE citizens between 18 and 25 years old; 1,5 Euro for UE citizens under 18 years old and over 65 years old).

This card is valid for 7 days in a row and allows a single entrance to 2 museums:
Capitoline Museum (Musei Capitolini)
Piazza del Campidoglio 1
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00 – Monday closed
Closed: 25 December, 1 January, 1 May
Centrale Montemartini
Via Ostiense 106
Opening times: every day from 9:30 to 19:00 – Monday closed
Closed: 25 December, 1 January, 1 May
The Capitoline Museums often hosts important temporary exhibitions; the card does not include the entrance to those exhibitions, visitors must pay an over price of 1,60 Euro. APPIA ANTICA CARD

Price: 7,5 Euro (4,5 Euro for UE citizens between 18 and 25 years old, and for the teachers).

The card is valid 7 days in a row and allows a single entrance to the following attractions:
Terme di Caracalla
Via delle Terme di Caracalla 52
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00 – Monday: from 9:00 to 14:00
Closed: 25 December, 1 January

Cecilia Metella
Via Appia Antica 161
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00 – Monday closed
Closed: 25 December, 1 January Villa Dei Quintili
Via Appia Nuova 1092
Opening times: every day from 9:00 to 19:00 – Monday closed
Closed: 25 December, 1 January

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Wow you've done a lot of leg work. I appreciate your effort and I thank you for the tip about port agent phone numbers. Who do you ask for this number or does it change with each cruiseline?
Every cruise line have port agents that will be listed in the (patters) as some cruise lines refer, basically the print outs are place in your inbox at your cabin the night before, your cabin Stuart will have the print outs too.
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Most of us have smart phones such as an i-Phone or Galaxy S4, that being said if you learn some of the features on your phone, you will be amazed of the simplicity of travel, including downloading reservation, flight code bar, tour ticket, etc. also using maps to find very cool restaurants, shooting pictures & video's using the camera, finding last minute hotel deals etc.
Here are some suggestions on apps to download:
1) MyRoma (Restaurants, tours, hotels, public transportation)
2) Talk Translate or Google translate.
3) Viator (tours)
4) Skype (Internet calling/video)
5) Trip Advisor (ROME) Great for restaurants with reviews.
6) Hotel tonight (Last Minute deals)
7) Your airlines for downloading your tickets and updates of flights/gate changes
8) Expedia (travel deals)
9) Currency converter (calculator).
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[QUOTE=Dannyboy;1498596]Most of us have smart phones such as an i-Phone or Galaxy S4, that being said if you learn some of the features on your phone, you will be amazed of the simplicity of travel, including downloading reservation, flight code bar, tour ticket, etc. also using maps to find very cool restaurants, shooting pictures & video's using the camera, finding last minute hotel deals etc.
Here are some suggestions on apps to download:
1) MyRoma (Restaurants, tours, hotels, public transportation)
2) Talk Translate or Google translate.
3) Viator (tours)
4) Skype (Internet calling/video)
5) Trip Advisor (ROME) Great for restaurants with reviews.
6) Hotel tonight (Last Minute deals)
7) Your airlines for downloading your tickets and updates of flights/gate changes
8) Expedia (travel deals)
9) Currency converter (calculator).[/QUOTE
10) KAYAK (WEB SEARCH on TRAVEL)
11) OYSTER.COM (WEB-SEARCH for HOTELS)
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