Transportation to Italy
Transportation to Italy Zurich Reviews
Feb 25, 2008
Tips For Traveling Italy~
o ALWAYS VALIDATE TICKETS!!
o Bus tickets; the box is most often Yellow, You have to stamp the ticket.
o Train; they most often stamp the ticket as they walk through the train, Double check!
o If anyone wants to charge/ticket you, tell them to send the ticket to your home address. Do not even mention paying cash, It is all pocketed! They need to meet quotas. The ticket will arrive (if it ever does) you don’t need to pay it.
o Always check when the last bus, train etc, is leaving for the day. You don’t want to get stuck. Train times do change. La Spezia was bad for train times changing!
o If you are asking for Directions.. Ask At least 3 people! You will be able to figure it out from there!
o Italians Won’t change they way the cook. Don’t bother trying to order a meal a special way.
o DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING IN YOU POCKETS IN PUBLIC! IT WILL BE STOLEN..EVEN IF YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS, THEY ARE DAM GOOD!
o KEEP YOU PURSE WITH YOU AND ON YOU AT ALL TIMES, WEAR IT INFRONT OF YOU.
o In the bigger cities expect to be bumped and pushed in public areas. This is not rude.. its just Italian! They may even shout, PRONTO! AVANTI! Again… Not Rude Just Italian!
o Most Trains Stations have luggage lockers, Nice to Utilize.
o Vendors Have huge mark ups. Things they were asking $100 for I would get for $25 if they won’t go lower.. walk away.. this act often drops the price by 20-40 dollars.
o COFFEE!! If you want a coffee.. Stand up to have it! The minute you sit down the price doubles! Literally! Coffee in Italy is (should be) Cheap!
o Always use the washrooms in hotels, Restaurants, or on the train. Otherwise you are likely to be charged$$.
o If you see many Italian men congregating outside a restaurant, it is probably really good cheap food.
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May 05, 2006
I took an overnight sleeper train from Rome to Zurich. It's a pretty long ride (around 11 hrs), so I'd recommend taking an overnight train with a bunk. The bunks are pretty small and cramped, especially if you are not used to riding in trains, but it's better than sitting. You can check out train fares and schedules at:http://www.raileurope.com/us/rail/fares_schedules/index.htm