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Travel info

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in Italy

Tourism information centers (Photo by Unknown)

Visitor information for Italy

 
Get a great guidebooks or three (I happened to write or contribute to all of these above) (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Everything you always wanted to know about travel guidebooks by a professional travel writer who spent two decades writing them

 
Tuscany is lovely in every season (Photo clockwise from upper left: courtesy of Massimo Telò, Visittuscany, Camerone, KoenM)

The best time to go to Italy — Seasons, weather, and other considerations

 

Major festivals in Italy and public holidays (so you'll know when things will be closed)

 
Global time zones (the red lines divide them) (Photo from CIA World Factbook)

Time zones in Italy and dealing with the 24-hour clock

 
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The interactive maps on ReidsItaly.com

 
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Advice, resources, & tours for women, LGBT travelers, the disabled, seniors, pilgrims, families, and students in Italy

 

Sights, museums, restaurants, shops: When the are open, when they are closed, and when they take a <em>riposo</em> (siesta)

 
 

More on Visas and paperwork

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The difference between customs, IVA/VAT taxes, and duty-free shopping

 
Comparing travel and health insurance policies at Squaremouth (Photo © Squaremouth.com)

Do I need to buy travel health insurance for a trip to Italy? What about emergency medical evacuation?

 
VAT is the built-in national sales tax in France (Photo altered from Images Money)

Taxes in Italy and how you may be able to get some of that 22% IVA (VAT) refunded is you spend more than €155 in a single store

 
A U.S. Customs form (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

What you can and cannot bring home with you from your travels

 
U.S. Passports (Photo by Craig James)

The global ID card—and, technically, the only thing absolutely required for travel abroad

 
The backup info sheet (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

The sheet of backup information is the message in a bottle you send to yourself in case you get into trouble and lose all your important travel documents

 
Passport stamps are actually temporary tourist visas (Photo by Elliott Scott)

Visitors from most developed nations will receive an automatic tourist visa upon entering Italy

 
Embassies &amp; consulates (Photo unknown)

Embassies and consulates in Italy

 
Shop for travel insurance with a comparison site like InsureMyTrip or SmartMouth (Photo courtesy of InsureMyTrip.com)

Travel on the safe side with trip insurance: when to buy it, what it does and does not cover, and where to get it

 
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Naples consulates
Naples: Chiaia

How to contact your home consulate in Naples if you need citizen services (like a new passport application)

 

More on Travel seasons

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When to go to the Amalfi Coast

 
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When is the best time to travel to Rome, Italy? (Hint: It's not August)

 

No, "tourist season" is not when you get to hunt them. And yes, in winter the city really does flood regularly.

 
Tuscany is lovely in every season (Photo clockwise from upper left: courtesy of Massimo Telò, Visittuscany, Camerone, KoenM)

The best time to go to Italy — Seasons, weather, and other considerations