Despite the rumors, Uber is totally legal in Italy
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Italy, Life in Italy, Practical Information
11 Dining Habits that Make You Look Like a Tourist in Italy
Eating out in Italy is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an important part of the country’s culinary culture. But making a mistake at the dining table is also a surefire way to out yourself as a tourist. There are unwritten rules about how and what to eat when dining out in Italy. In order to […]
Bus tickets on the bus? Nope. Think again.
Explore Italy, Italy, Practical Information, Public Transportation
How To Buy Train Tickets in Italy
Your guide to the websites, ticket counters and private shops that can help you book your Italian train travel.
There are plenty of scams, but here is your complete guide to avoiding them while taking a taxi in Rome
Ah, tipping. Gratuity. A little something extra. But exactly how much extra should you be leaving when you’re tipping in Italy? If you are coming from a country where tipping is common, you may be prepared to leave a lot of extra cash behind when tipping in Italy. While tips are (almost) always appreciated, leaving […]
The first time I got my haircut in Rome, I went armed with elementary Italian. I had been scoping out the salon for weeks, slowly passing by and peering inside to make sure the clients were coming out with decent cuts. Then, as I sat in the chair myself, I told the nice woman cutting […]
Practical Information, Public Transportation, Rome
Fiumicino or Ciampino: Which Airport to use to get to Rome
Rome has two airports: Fiumicino (FCO), which is also sometimes referred to as Rome’s Lenardo da Vinci Airport, and Ciampino (CIA). So which airport should you use to fly into Rome? Rome’s Ciampino Airport: Ciampino is essentially a glorified bus station. It is a nice bus station… with planes. While it is incredibly small and simple […]