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What to Expect from Italian Hotel RoomsPeople traveling to Italy from another country are usually aware they have to prepare themselves for a few differences – different language, different currency, etc. Hotel rooms, on the other hand, are cookie-cutter boxes that are the same everywhere – right?

Wrong.

It’s not about better or worse, it’s about knowing what to expect when you check into a hotel in Italy. Even if you’re staying in hotels that are part of chains you recognize – Hilton, Best Western, Marriott – the

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Indie Trips that Include Italy

by Admin on March 15, 2013

Indie Trips that Include ItalyLots of travelers plan backpacking trips around Europe, utilizing the Eurail and various low cost airlines to get around. But there are plenty of other travelers who are planning even longer, round the world type trips, and want to add Italy and other destinations around Europe to the itinerary.

For longer trips, it’s smart to use companies who sell multi-stop plane tickets. BootsnAll has Indie, which allows you to search, price, and buy all online, within minutes.

We chose three longer

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Here’s a roundup of the latest news from Italy: May 22nd through May 23rd:

Milan Metro CuffIf, by chance, you happen to love jewelry, Milan AND public transportation, then I'd be willing to bet you'll love the Milan Metro Cuff almost as much as I do. (via @ehalvey on Twitter) Rome ResourcesThis is a fantastic round-up of Rome travel resources available online, from things to do to places to eat to how to get around. I'm proud to have a couple of
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The news of the earthquake in Emilia-Romagna is dominating most of the Italy headlines right now, but PM Mario Monti was already planning to cut his stay in Chicago for the NATO summit short before the quake even hit because of a bomb in the Puglia city of Brindisi. The bomb went off at a school, killing one girl and wounding several more.

Here’s a rundown of the news stories about the Brindisi bomb. I’ll keep this page updated as more

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Italy is quite a seismically active country, with not just several active volcanoes but also regular earthquakes. You may recall the devastating quake that hit L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region in 2009 – this time the earth shook in the Emilia-Romagna region near Bologna over the weekend.

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck very early on Sunday, May 20, toppling buildings and leaving thousands homeless. The death toll stands at seven currently, although that number could rise as rescue efforts dig through

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Here’s a roundup of the latest news from Italy: May 11th through May 21st

Less than half of Italians support gay marriage"Less than half" translates to 43.9%, which, frankly, is a higher number than I would have expected. Pizza ShirtI love pizza & all, but – just no. (via @MorettiBeer on Twitter) Another crackdown on ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicateThere have been yet more Calabrian mafia arrests, this time including some local politicians. Making Pasta for the Pope: Abruzzo’s Mastri PastaiI think the title is
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