Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style:
MORE Simple Ways to Enjoy Italian Ways on Your Next Trip to Italy
By Victoria De Maio
Copyright © 2018 Victoria De Maio. All rights reserved.
We travel for many reasons - to experience, enjoy, and learn about other cultures and ways of life. Doubtless, Italy is at the top of many lists. Dreamy photos and Hollywood’s romantic images perpetuate the stereotypes.
For those and many other reasons, I feel that it’s important to prepare you for the real and authentic Italy. And, the real and authentic Italy will never disappoint!
This is the second in a four-part series of Italy Travel TipZ excerpted from my book.
few tipZ about shopping and supporting the local artisan community.
Budget in euros.
YES! Get euros before you leave home.
Cash is always preferred and will often get you a discount.
ATM’s are common but check with your bank about possible fees.
Many stores/shops still close in the afternoons and re-open late afternoon/early morning.
Made in Italy - beware of cheap imitations, knock-offs and street vendors - support local artisans!
You won’t find the same local specialties everywhere, i.e., if you see something you love, buy it.
Look but DO NOT TOUCH! Non toccare is the rule in shops and markets.
Connecting and Communicating
A little savvy about the currency (euros), ATMs, credit cards, and your cellular plan as well as learning a few words will greatly enhance your experience...
Check with your cellular carrier before leaving home.
WiFi is everywhere and is usually free.
Everyone does NOT speak English - learn a few words.
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