Be prepared for your holiday to Italy
Your holiday accommodation is organized and time of departure approaches. But what should you be aware of before heading south? We have gathered the most relevant information and practical information you need to relate to, before your departure to the boot-shaped country.
Does my insurance cover any accidents or theft?
Before you leave your home, you should take a closer look at your household insurance. Consider whether if it would be wise to complement your private insurance with an enhanced travel insurance. Your regular insurance covers probably many accidents, but should anyone be sick at home, or should you become ill, while on holiday, only few standard insurances replace your loss. Should anything happen to you or your family members, most often treatment occurs with co-payments, where the insurance company only gives you a refund after returning home.
Do I need a passport traveling to Italy?
Even if you, as an EU citizen, does not need to show your passport when you travel from one Schengen country to another, you must have your passport with. The passport serves as proof of identity, so when you are hold, you can prove who you are. If you travel through Switzerland is also mandatory to bring your passport.
Euro or credit card?
The euro is the standard means of payment in most of Europe. Though not in Switzerland. It's a good idea to have some euros exchanged at home. Payment of highways and toll roads along the way, can be paid by credit card. On your arrival at the accommodation you are often required to pay a deposit, and often required in cash. Check therefore at home if your holiday address requires a deposit in cash or cash payment of other fringe benefits. Be aware that you are ought to pay tourist tax in most Italian municipalities and often required paying upon arrival. How much this amounts is, differs from municipality to municipality. Also, be aware to have valid credit card with you if you need to rent a car during your holiday. If not, you do not get the car with. It varies from company to company, which cards are accepted and whether the rental company effectively blocks a deposit or, just trying to be sure that the card holder has credit.
Important to remember when car packed!
In both Italy and France, it is mandatory to have a safety vest lying in his car. This need to put you in case of accidents outside urban areas. It may inter alia be purchased at gas stations or from home through FDM. If you rent the car, it will the in the car, mostly in the back.
Are you permitted to drive in the historic city centers?
Most cities have introduced restrictions on car use in the historic centers of Italy. If you run into such an area outside the permitted time, you will be fined either by the local traffic police or a security camera. It is therefore a good idea to investigate the home of one's residence is located in an environmental zone.
Late or early arrival at home?
If you are already aware that you will arrive at your holiday house outside the normal hours, please advise us, so we can examine whether it is feasible or not. In general it is not possible to arrive there before normal check-in, as it must be cleaned after the previous guests departure and handed over to the new. If the your trip is delayed, please immediately contact the landlord or us. There is no guarantee that arrivals after normal check-in time is possible, and you should therefore calculate plenty of time to reach your destination and take into account that there are often long traffic jams throughout Europe in the summer season.
In case of deficiencies
If upon arrival it appears at the residence that there are serious deficiencies that differ from our description on the website, please contact the Manager or us on telephone +45 3315 1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In-Italia has telephone hours Monday to Thursday from. 8:30 pm. 17:00, Friday from. 8:30 to 15:00 and on Saturdays from at. 15:00 pm. 19:00. In July, we are open on Sundays from pm. 9:00 pm. 13:00.
What is important to bring from home?
Remember to print your residence permit, and driving directions and bring both documents to Italy. With regard to the equipment in holiday homes, kitchens are usually very basic equipped. It is often rare that you find a good sharp knife or a cheese cutter, like wine glasses also might be in short supply, despite the fact that you are in the wine country of origin. Things like salt / pepper, sugar, dish brush, soap and toilet paper should also be bought. Tea towels and dishcloths can not always be sure to find the residence. So perhaps you should add it to your suitcase?
What to buy back from Italy?
It is wonderful to memorize your holiday with local crafts or other specialties. And in Italy it is a tradition to commemorate the holiday with souvenirs from all regions of the boot-shaped country. You will find special items per area, often unique for the area and where it is known for. Are you on holiday in the area around Genoa
, you should bring the green pesto and trofie (pasta). Staying in Sardinia
it is a classic to bring back a bottle of Mirto
(Sardinian liqueur made of berries), from Venice
, it is inevitable to buy some Murano glasses, from Tuscany
you should treat yourself and your travel companions to the known Cantuccini cookies and dessert wine. In Vin Santo and Piedmont
bring some of the best red wines from Barolo
wine district, a must in your suitcase. In addition, you will find an abundance of leather goods, textiles and other delicacies throughout the country.