Yes, Americans Need a “Visa” to Travel to Italy in 2021

Starting in 2021, US citizens will need a visa to visit Italy. Before anyone freaks out, the new rule is actually more of a visa waiver program than a visa requirement and will be known as  European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS. I am American and I have…

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How to Master Train Travel in Italy

There are a lot of reasons to travel by train in Italy: the romance, the convenience, the cost, and the scenic settings are the first that come to mind. However, the best thing about train travel in Italy is that it works like a charm – saving you time and…

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How to Find an Address in Rome

A complete guide to how to read street signs and address in Rome, Italy.

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Can You Bring Cheese From Italy to the US?

You can bring some Italian cheese to the US in your suitcase. Here are the rules about what to buy without upsetting Customs and Border Control.

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Malpensa Airport to Milan: How to Get from MXP to the City Center

How to get from Milano Malpensa airport to Milan city center using taxis, buses, trains and more.

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Reliable Airport Transfers in Rome with Kiwi Taxi

A review of Kiwi Taxi Rome airport transfer service

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How to Shop at an Italian Fresh Food Market

One of my favorite things about Italy are the amazing fresh food markets that you find in every town (or in each neighborhood in larger cities). Wandering through a market is one of the best ways to mingle with locals going about their daily lives, as well as to experience the…

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Giving Birth in Italy

I am trying not to inundate the blog with information about what it was like to be pregnant in Italy, but at the same time, I know that when you ARE pregnant you are usually scrimping around for whatever information is available. SO, let’s talk about giving birth in Italy.…

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