Italy Travel Tips: Transportation

Finding the best flight to Italy | or Anywhere in Europe

Andi BrownJanuary 25, 2018

Still struggling to find the perfect flight to Italy or another location in Europe? We now offer bundled booking options to Italy and beyond…

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Uber Controversies and Recent Bans

Andi BrownOctober 22, 2017

Uber has been a controversial name in the news as of late. As more and more legal and safety allegations arise, resulting in bad…

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10 Best Airports for a Long Layover

Andi BrownSeptember 16, 2017

Many people’s least favorite part of traveling is the airport experience. This experience seems doubly worse when a long layover is added to the…

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The 411 on the 2017 Airline Electronic Ban

Andi BrownAugust 17, 2017

“Do you have a camera or any electronic bigger than a smartphone?” the man asked me as he searched through my bag in the…

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Complete Guide to Train Strikes in Italy

Andi BrownJuly 8, 2017

Nothing can ruin your vacation quicker than landing in the middle of an Italian train strike. I know, I've been there. This complete guide…

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What happened on United 3411 and Our Responsibility to Respond with Decency

Andi BrownApril 13, 2017

Unless you live under a rock, you have heard about United Flight 3411 and watched the videos where a passenger was forcibly removed against…

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10 Must Haves to Survive a Long Flight

Andi BrownApril 6, 2017

We all dream about our adventure, what we are going to do and see and taste.  If only we didn't have to spend an…

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Driving Tips for Your Italy Trip

Andi BrownMarch 31, 2014

Don't let the Italians intimidate you.  It doesn't matter how fast or slow you are going, someone is going to be riding your butt. …

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Train Tips and Manners for Your Trip to Italy

Andi BrownMarch 30, 2014

Train travel is a very easy and low stress way to get around Italy but can initially be overwhelming.  Once you get the system…

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Travel to Italy Tip #8 | Use a consolidator for car rental

Andi BrownMarch 20, 2014

Mention renting a car in Italy and most people get shaky and their palms sweat.  Yes, I am always on edge the first day…

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Travel to Italy Tip #7 | Purchase train tickets in country

Andi BrownMarch 19, 2014

Italy's train system can be frustrating to say the least.  Between delays, cancellations and strikes a traveler can lose their cool.  My next tip won't…

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Travel to Italy Tip #6 | Travel second class when riding the trains

Andi BrownMarch 17, 2014

Now that we have gone through some important big money-saving topics it is time for a few nitty gritty travel tips.  Today I will be talking about train…

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Travel to Italy Tip #5 | Support smaller family run businesses

Andi BrownMarch 17, 2014

[caption id="attachment_1039" align="alignright" width="300"] Now that's what I call a Bed and Breakfast![/caption] I talked in previous posts about finding a home base and…

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Best places to homebase in Italy with a rental car | Part Two

Andi BrownJanuary 16, 2013

More on my favorite places to stay if you have a rental car.  Part One found here.  If you missed my favorite cities to home…

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Best places to homebase in Italy with a rental car

Andi BrownJanuary 15, 2013

I'm switching gears now and will be talking about the places I stay when I have a rental car and the ability to get…

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Best towns to homebase in Italy without a car | Part Two

Andi BrownJanuary 14, 2013

If you missed my first post, click here.  Below are a few more of my favorite towns to home base in without using a…

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Best towns to homebase in Italy without a car

Andi BrownJanuary 13, 2013

I love finding a place in Italy and parking it there for an extended period of time.  I believe this is THE best way…

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