When you travel in Italy, if you don’t have a mobile phone that works overseas you’ll probably end up using a public pay phone at least once during your trip – to make or confirm reservations at a hotel or hostel, to book a time to get into a museum, etc. But pay phones in Italy are not like the ones back home, so this little video from GeoBeats on staying connected should help give you a little tutorial on how to use public phones in Italy:
There is also a brief note about purchasing an Italian SIM card for your mobile phone (assuming yours works in Italy) and using the increasing number of internet cafes around the country. Most of the cities you will visit will make it very easy for you to both stay in touch and stay informed.
For more information on using the phones in Italy, along with other basic information for traveling through Italy, see the Italy Information page.
Photo by: Silvia F.