March Travel -Rome/Florence: First time

Mar 5th, 2007, 10:32 AM
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I don't think places accept the Discover card.

At night go to a musical concert at one of the churches, they will have flyers all around. It is really a fun experience and easy to do solo.
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Mar 5th, 2007, 10:32 AM
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About hotels and your passport. Some people believe there is some law about them HOLDING the passport. There isn't. If the reception desks wants to hold it for a short time even it's because they want to get back to what they were doing. Be firm and say, I'll wait while you make a copy, thank you.
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Mar 5th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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I would rather have the hotel hold the passport in their safe, so I let them keep it.
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Mar 5th, 2007, 11:06 AM
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My passport and credit cards are glued to me. Unlike some friends who were in Lebanon recently. Travel brings surprises.
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Mar 6th, 2007, 05:42 PM
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One day left....Do I use the TSA locks?

need to know about luggage locks do they accept them in Italy will it be an issue. What has been your experience? thanks
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Mar 7th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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Leaving tomorrow! Does anyone her know anything about buying a cell phone for international use in Italy?
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Mar 7th, 2007, 07:24 PM
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I don't know about buying a phone in Italy but most newer phones in the U.S. will work there if you activate international coverage with your carrier. We have Cingular and it's $5.99 plus .99 a minute, there web site has a list of phones that work.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 08:43 PM
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Catching train at FCO to go to Florence:
If I am correct, I would take a small train to the Rome train station to catch the train to Florence. Am I then buying 2 separate train tickets. One at each station?
How long is the ride from the airport to the Rome train station.
How do I know when to get off the train?
The same going to Florence what stop do i get off at?
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Mar 7th, 2007, 09:42 PM
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Miz I am going to Italy in April so some of your questions have been very helpful to me.

Did you book your reservations for the Uffizi and Accademia on the internet or did the hotel do it for you? Have a wonderful vacation.
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Mar 8th, 2007, 04:30 AM
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I am leaving today. No I got my hotel to book for me.
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Mar 8th, 2007, 04:32 AM
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Leaving today can someone please give me info on my latest train question.

Also plug for my camera charger. I have an adaptor there are 2 straignt prongs that are round (cylinder like) not flat like ours and the adaptor has written on it : SO Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Caribbean


will this work for Italy?
Thanks I am getting dowen to the wire.
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Mar 8th, 2007, 07:30 AM
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<<Catching train at FCO to go to Florence:
If I am correct, I would take a small train to the Rome train station to catch the train to Florence. Am I then buying 2 separate train tickets. One at each station?>>

You can buy BOTH tickets at the airport station.

<<How long is the ride from the airport to the Rome train station.>>
30 minutes

<<How do I know when to get off the train?>>
The Leonardo Express only goes between FCO and Roma Termini, the Rome main train station--makes no other stops

<<The same going to Florence what stop do i get off at?>>

If you take a ES train from Roma Termini, chances are the next stop will be your stop, Firenze SMN (Santa Maria Novella).


<<Also plug for my camera charger. I have an adaptor there are 2 straignt prongs that are round (cylinder like) not flat like ours and the adaptor has written on it : SO Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Caribbean. will this work for Italy?>>


maybe. There are a few different sized round pronged plugs
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