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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Makes 5-Star Award History

02/23/2017 in Anywhere

Business, leisure luxury hotel brand earns more Forbes 5-Star Ratings in a single year than any other hotel brand. 

2017 is a banner year for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.  It marks the second consecutive year the hotel brand, loved by fans of luxury travel, has topped Forbes Travel Guide ratings with a record...


Popular destinations in Italy

08/28/2016 in Anywhere

Amalfi Coast— stunningly beautiful rocky coastline, so popular that private cars are banned in the summer months.

Capri — the famed island in the Bay of Naples, formerly a favored resort of the Roman emperors.

Cinque Terre — five tiny, scenic, towns strung along the steep vineyard-laced coast of Liguria.

Italian Alps — some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe, including Mont...


Glamorous cities in Italy

08/28/2016 in Anywhere

There are hundreds of Italian cities. Here are nine of its most famous

Rome (Roma) — the capital, both of Italy and, in the past, of the Roman Empire until 285 AD.

Bologna — one of the world’s great university cities that is filled with history, culture, technology and food.

Florence (Firenze) — the Renaissance city known for its architecture and art that...


How to stay healthy in Italy

08/28/2016 in Anywhere

Italian hospitals are public and offer completely free high-standard treatment for EU travellers, although, as anywhere else, you may have to wait quite long to be treated unless you’re in a serious condition. Emergency rooms are called PRONTOSOCCORSO. Emergency assistance is granted even to non-EU travelers. For non-emergency assistance, non-EU citizens are required to pay out-of-pocket, there is no convention...


Love shopping? What to buy in Italy

08/28/2016 in Anywhere

Currency

Italy uses the euro (€, EUR). It is one of 25 European countries that uses this common European currency: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain (which are all eurozone countries of the European Union or EU) together with the six non-EU members Andorra, Kosovo, Monaco,...


Things you need to know about Italy

08/28/2016 in Anywhere

Italy is largely a peninsula situated on the Mediterranean Sea, bordering France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia in the north. The country, which is boot-shaped, is surrounded by the Ligurian Sea, the Sardinian Sea, and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, the Sicilian and Ionian Sea in the South, and Adriatic Sea in the East. Italian is the official language spoken...


How to stay connected in Italy

08/19/2016 in Italy

Internet access - WiFi

By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer’s ID: expect to be refused access if you don’t provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest’s room, although if the connection is offered in the...


How to get around in Italy

08/19/2016 in Italy

By train

Trains in Italy are generally good value; frequent, but of mixed reliability.
The railway market in Italy has been recently opened to competition, so on some high speed routes you have the choice between “Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori” (privately owned) and “Trenitalia” (state owned). On every other route, the state is the sole player, with either Trenitalia or a regional operator...


Best ways to get into Italy

08/19/2016 in Italy

Minimum validity of travel documents.

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, as well as some non-EU citizens who are visa-exempt (e.g. New Zealanders and Australians), need only produce a passport which is valid for the entirety of their stay in Italy.Other nationals who are required to have a visa (e.g. South Africans) and even some who are not (e.g. travelers from the...


Cool things to do in Italy

08/19/2016 in Italy

One of the great things about Italy is that its long thin shape means that when you get fed up with sightseeing you are but a relatively short distance from a beach. But when you get there you might be rather confused, especially if you come from a country where beach access is free to all.

In theory that is the...