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Apr 17th, 2005, 07:59 AM
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Internet Cafe in Rome, Florence, and Venice

My wife and I are traveling to Italy on April 30 for two weeks. Can some one tell me where to find internet cafes in Rome, Florence, and Venice. Is there a website? Where are they commonly located? How expensive are they and how does it work?
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Apr 17th, 2005, 08:10 AM
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Hi M,

There is one on Via Alamanni just NE of the train station.

You go in and ask for an Internet card.

You insert same into a box attached to the computer.

I believe that it was about 4E/hr.

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Apr 17th, 2005, 08:10 AM
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OOPS,

Just NW of the train station.
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Apr 17th, 2005, 04:17 PM
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For Rome and Florence, you can check www.internettrain.it for locations.

In Venice, the internet cafe on Campo San Stefano that we normally use was closed for renovation. We found one in the San Marco area on C. Drio la Chiesa, a couple of blocks behind the Danieli Hotel.
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Apr 17th, 2005, 05:36 PM
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http://www.cybercafe.it/index.asp

I found this site helpful in reserching internet points in Italy.
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Apr 17th, 2005, 06:25 PM
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In Florence there is an internet cafe directly across from the Pitti Palace.
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Apr 20th, 2005, 05:54 AM
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In Rome near on the Barberini Square the is a great one, Florence I also used the one in front of the Pitti Palace..This location will also download your digital pictures to a cd! Very useful, I lost a camera in Rome with over 350 pic's on it, in a cab... so my suggestion download them if possible. Here is a link for another one in Rome... http://cybercafe.it%2benglish/ have fun! Joanne
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Nov 29th, 2006, 06:08 PM
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There are a lot of internet cafe in Rome, hotels will have flyers. Somehow they ask for your ID, if you book a computer with internet.
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Nov 29th, 2006, 09:51 PM
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On our most recent trip, we only needed to find an internet point while in Rome. Our hotel (Fontanella Borghese) told us about several in the immediate area and which one had the best rates. We used one in a FEDEX office/store. I would think most hotels would have similar info.

We noticed there were many more internet points in Rome than we saw on our last visit there in 2003.
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Nov 29th, 2006, 09:58 PM
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Due to a new law you will need to take your passport with you to Italian internet cafes. Not sure whether a photocopy would work.
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Nov 30th, 2006, 04:38 AM
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In Venice there's an internet point at Piazza S. Apostole, near Ca D'Oro. Entering the square from the Ca, go right, over the little bridge, and it's on the right under the arcade.
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Nov 30th, 2006, 06:06 AM
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Nov 30th, 2006, 07:43 PM
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No, that's not true everywhere-Thursdays, only some places.

MervF-there are a number of internet cafes in and around Santa Maria Maggiore/Via Cavour/Termini/Piazza della Repubblica area in Rome-just off the top of my head, I used one on Via Cavour, and there was one right across the street from it. The internet cafes I went into on the Via Cavour did NOT make me use my passport at all-some do, some don't.

In Venice-there is an internet cafe on the Strada Nova-if you are coming from the train station, it will be on your right going towards Ca d'Oro, then there is another internet point just off the Campo SS. Santi Apostoli (actually about 150 feet from my apt. bldg.) on the narrow dark little Calle della 'Oca-directly across from the Bernardi Semenzati Hotel, (open until 10pm I think), and then there is another internet point just as you get off the vaporetto at Ca' Rezzonico, on the Calle Lunga San Barnaba-on your right-you have to look carefully to see it, as it's along that narrow calle leading to the vaporetto stop.

In Florence, there are several, due to the large student population: there is the Cyber Cafe "Into the Web" open from 10:30 -11:00-rates from around 3.00E/hr.-via de' Conti-close to the Duomo-another point near the Mercato of San Lorenzo and the train station, via Zannoni, (several close to the train station area), one on via Guelfa

The internet points are more expensive in Venice, less so in Rome and Florence-you just go in, tell the guy you want to use the internet, and he'll tell you to go to a particular screen, and how to log on, and when you finish, you pay the man and leave. The internet points in Venice generally make you show a passport, but the ones in Rome that I used this last trip did not.
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Nov 30th, 2006, 08:01 PM
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We were astonished at how ubiquitous internet access was when we were in Italy in October. Seriously, it was easier to find internet cafes in Italy than in the USA. Even in Riomaggiore, the smallest, most remote mountaintop town in Cinqueterre, we snagged 15 minutes on a dial-up connection.

Answer to your question: they are easy to find; prices vary, but not expensive (even free in several of the inexpensive hotels we stayed in); and all you have to do is ask for instructions -- even if you don't understand Italian, somebody will help you.

Piece of cake, I promise!
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Nov 30th, 2006, 09:07 PM
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Well under the new Italian law (to fight terrorism) any business that has computers for the use of the public is, again under the law, required to take your passport and record the information along with which computer you are using and the time etc.

They are legally required to buy a license from their city's government.

But being Italy not all places are confirming to the law, not obtaining the required license and recording the required information. When caught they are closed down.
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Nov 30th, 2006, 09:12 PM
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We were required to show our passport in some places, not in all. No big deal, though.
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Dec 1st, 2006, 08:41 AM
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In Florence, there's a pub the students frequent because it offers free wi-fi. It's called the Old Stove Irish Pub, and it's on the ground floor where our hotel was located at Via Pellicceria, 2. It's across from a little open air market. It also sells pretty good panini, too.

In Venice, we found the most reasonably priced internet service per minute, and definitely the most attractive place, was the Hotel Colombina, a four-star hotel, located at Calle del Remedio, Castello 4416. As at the front desk and they can set you up on their wi-fi. If you're a hotel guest, I imagine you get it at no extra charge in your room, but I'm not sure about that.
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