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Jan 16th, 2008, 03:03 AM
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Fantastic info. Thanks
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Jan 17th, 2008, 02:53 PM
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bkmrking. how did I miss this before!
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Jan 24th, 2008, 12:48 PM
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Limo and Guides to Avoid.

This is an excerpt from a longer thread:

Author: depai
Date: 11/15/2007, 05:28 pm

There are many "horror stories" about ROBERT and his list of consumer fraud companies.

This will be my final post about this subject unless someone has a specific question...BUT this is the list of every company Robert operates at this time (I'm sure there will be more as soon as the next "sucker" is born...and you know how that is...one every minute as PT BARNUM I think said).

Italy Travel Services.com

Vatican City Tours.com

Limo ServiceS Rome. com

(The Services with the S is Robert, another legitimate company without the S is very good, or so I have heard).

Limousine service in rome italy.com

Limo services rome.com

italy hotels center.com

Rome sightseeing tours.com

Italy getaways.com

rome destination management consultants.com

Italy luxury coach tours.com

hotels rome center.com

ancient rome hotels.com

limo services sorrento.com

There may be others---and I'm sure they may change names often.

Run a google search on phone numbers 39-334-379-4127 and 39-338-742-5100, for NOW, but those #'s will probably change often also.

This company is a major scam. You will always get SOMETHING, but it will never be what you paid for, or the price you agreed to pay.

It will always be charged outside of Italy, to make prosecution almost impossible. If you want your dream vacation turned into a nightmare---deal with one of these companies.
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Jan 24th, 2008, 01:07 PM
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Mar 1st, 2008, 12:58 PM
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Porters at train stations:

Author: jabez
Date: 03/01/2008, 09:42 am

I used an "official" porter as recently as Oct. in Rome. Uniform, big cart,etc. While the one's I have used may have just been "self-employed", I tend to doubt it. While there may be scarce, I am fairly certain that the bigger stations have them.
In some cities,including Rome and Florence, you can now even reserve a porter for a specific time.This does not include baggage fees.A fee of 5 Euros is charged.I believe I usually get charged about 3 EU for each bag . A couple years ago we paid about 30 Eu. for 10 bags.
The porter never gets on the train. He goes with you to the train, if it is there,hell pass the bags up to you. If not, he'll drop them off on the platform.This includes small and big ones.

See this http://www.trenitalia.com/en/servizi...o_bagagli.html
for information on reserving a porter.
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Mar 2nd, 2008, 04:56 AM
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Money saving hints are at

Beating the Euro in Italy
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...2&tid=35112143
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Jul 31st, 2012, 10:12 PM
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ttt

As someone who has spent very little time in Italy and is getting ready to move there, I find this thread very informative (realizing, of course some of this might be dated) Maybe others would appreciate it, too. At least it's a starting point.
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