Italy What to Pack

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  • What to Pack
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Italy What to Pack

  • Comfortable Shoes

    Rome What to Pack

    Good, sturdy walking shoes are a must for this city! The cobblestone streets are uneven and can make for some difficult walking for even the best of walkers. Rome is very much a walking city so you want to be comfortable. Also, if you are touring the museums and churches, you will be on your feet quite a bit. So good solid sturdy shoes that you...

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  • General Packing Tips

    Florence What to Pack

    We went on July and it was very hot about 32 degrees, so all on our luggage was summer cloth, confortable shoes because you will walk a lot. If you go on winter well take all jumper, trousers, hats, etc is very very cold. Viajamos en Julio en pleno verano y hacía mucha calor sobre 32 grados, así ke toda la ropa de verano que echamos a veces no era...

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  • Map

    Rome What to Pack

    Mapeasy's Guide to Rome is a great thing to have in your kit during a stay in Rome. It is printed on waterproof and almost indestructible paper. It is detailed and accurate. There is a ton of information on it. It is designed to be traveler friendly and easy to use. It such a waste of time looking for a map in a place like Rome when it is so easy...

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  • Comfortable Shoes

    Florence What to Pack

    Good, sturdy walking shoes are a must for this city! The cobblestone streets are uneven and can make for some difficult walking for even the best of walkers. Florence is very much a walking city so you want to be comfortable. Also, if you are touring the museums, you will be on your feet quite a bit. So good sturdy shoes that you have broken in...

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  • Sunscreen

    Rome What to Pack

    Good luggage with wheels for the cobblestone. And extra compact bag for bringing home souveniers. Shoes! Good Shoes. There is lots of cobblestone in Rome. Fabulous scarf for those chilly nights. Pay attention to how the locals wear them. So chic. Sunscreen, Hat Good camera batteries and film. So much cheaper and easier to find at home. Washcloth....

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  • Arms must be covered in Churches

    Florence What to Pack

    Florence is a city you can take a suitcase to. The route from the train station to the Duomo area is all sidewalk, with a little cobblestoned areas, but easily travelled. Plus, it is walking distance. If you intend to visit the Duomo, or other churches while visiting, bring a shawl with which to cover your bare arms and shoulders. Or, better still,...

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  • Map of Florence

    Florence What to Pack

    Take a free map of Florence at the tourist information. It is good for orientation purposes and includes the location of the main museums and monuments. Florence has a few tourist information offices all over the town. One is located at the Plaza Stazione near the church of Santa Maria Novella; another one is located at Via Cavour near the Palazzo...

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  • What to Pack for Summer in Italy

    Travel light for getting to and from airports and train stations. You'll have to heft your suitcase up and down stairs, and into overhead compartments on the train. I had 1 carry-on size suitcase, 1 backpack, and a medium size purse with a long strap to wear across my body. No one wears fanny packs. I kept my money, passport, and credit card in a...

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  • 3 Weeks in Italy

    1 carry on size suitcase. That's it-1small back packpurse 2 belts1 sweat pants for plane2 very light weight cotton sweaters5 tees2 capri pants1 light weight dressy jeans (optional)1 light weight jacket4 tank tops8 undies1 robe2 bras 1 black skirt (Note to self-a straight skirt not one that blows up in the wind and gives shop keepers a free show!...

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  • What's in the bag

    High-grade bag with wheels that will stand up to abuse: can take a beating on Italian cobbles/pavers if rolling between train stations/hotels. Check your specific airline rules for carryon sizes/weights, and leave yourself some room for bringing home a few goodies! Less is more when bag-toting yourself. Taking the trains? Must be able to carry...

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  • Your Feet Are Everything In Italy

    DO NOT SKIMP ON FOOTWEAR! Italian vacations are by their nature walking vacations. The center of many towns are traffic free so walking is how they are seen.Buy quality, well fit, supportive and comfortable shoes are a most important bit of kit. Make it a priority.Buy them well before you leave and walk in them often. Blisters or sore feet can...

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  • Classic souvenir from Venice

    This mask as depicted on our photographs is a great souvenir to take home either as a gift to friends and relatives or for your own collection. We bought this souvenir along the shopping lane between Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. The mask costs just 15.00 euros per piece. It is a little bit difficult to pack in your luggage to take home as...

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  • Itenary printed from excel to carry with...

    You probably have already decided what you are going to do but... here is my two cents worth. I make an itenary in an excel spreadsheet which has everything that we are going to do each day. Each day contains information for that particular day. For instance on flight days I have the flight number an times of arrival and departure etc... On the...

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  • Leave The Tennis Shoes and Shorts at...

    Let me say that I love Americans and I love America. But come on! We are one of the richest countries in the world yet in Italy we dress like we are shopping at the Wal-Mart.A nice shirt and pair of pants with some shoes that do not make you look like a basket ball player will go a long way to getting some respect. The clothes you choose will go...

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  • Pack decent, this is Italy :-)

    By all means, bring luggage with robust wheels or even a big backpack and maximum one piece of main luggage. No matter if travelling by car or with public transport, the distances between car park and bus and train station to the accommodation can be long. Especially in smaller towns the hotels in the historical centres won’t have a car...

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  • While you are sightseeing

    Bring a bag which can be put across the shoulder and which has inner compartments big enough to deposit camera and other valuables you (feel you) must have during sightseeing. This puts you on the safer side in the mass magnet cities in case someone on a motorbike wants to grab your bag or someone wants to slice the bottom of your bag. Fanny...

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  • Packing for Italy - visiting churches/...

    I have a couple of pairs of cotton 'Walking' trousers and a skirt that have zips allowing the trousers to be converted to shorts, and the skirt to be worn as long or knee length. I've found these useful on occasions, when sightseeing, then wanted to visit a church or museum, where covering up is expected. Personally, I now find a cotton skirt to...

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  • General

    A backpack, rucksack or a light travelling bag to carry on you back or on your shoulder when touring Italy. It will become very handy when you make some small purchases such as postcards, small souvenirs, mineral water etc. Italy can be quite hot during the summer months, therefore light clothing is recommended such as t-shirts, shorts etc. Sport...

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  • Refrigerator magnet from Vatican City

    This is a wonderful souvenir in the form of a refrigerator magnet to take home with you back to your country or to present to your friends and relatives as gifts! It is marvellous to look at and is rather shining and has a photograph of the Pope and a cross with an inscription "OVUNQUE PROTEGGIMI". It costs just 4.00 euros per piece and is...

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  • Excellent crystal from Pisa

    An excellent low price souvenir crystal or glass to be taken back to your country can be purchased from several souvenir shops outside Piazza del Duomo at the town centre. It costs an incredible price of just two euros per piece. It measures approximately 3cm X 3cm X 5cm including the base. This is one souvenir crystal that we have admired very...

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  • Guidebook on Florence

    Florence, new complete guidebook to the city by Giovanni Cassetta is an excellent guidebook to the city of Florence. The 112 page 12 cm X 22 cm guidebook complete with a superb map of the city of Florence contains lots of information and colourful photos regarding the various tourist attractions and tourist destinations in Florence.This...

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  • Good hiking boots or shoes

    Sandshoes, sneakers, sandals are OK for the easier, shorter sections, but NOT for the longer, more"difficult" parts. Yet you see some trying and suffering. Good boots or hiking shoes are a must - your feet will thank you. And some of the paths are a bit, well, worse for wear shall we say. Bathers, swimmers, cossie, maillot de bain (-: Water,...

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  • For 12 days 2 people, in Summer - Part...

    more:Electronics: camera, charger, extra battery, battery charger adapter. Alarm clock (I used my cell phone), memory cardDocuments: passports, driver license, health insurance card, credit cards (don’t forget to scan all this and send a copy to your email address), book, maps.Cloth: cap, extra pair of shoes (took the ones I had on and another...

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  • For 12 days 2 people, in Summer - Part...

    Ok here is the list.Products: 1 package of wet wipes , 10 band aids (different sizes), 10 Claritin, chap stick, 1 brush, package of 10 cotton pads, deodorant, ear plug (you will be thankful if you end up in a noise neighborhood!), floss, lenses case, make up (I took 4 eye shadow, 2 lipstick, face powder and mascara. remember mascara should go into...

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  • For 12 days 2 people, in Summer - Part I

    We both took 2 carry-on luggages ONLY! Believe me! you can pack all the necessaries things leaving even space for your souvenirs:1.Sometimes the “travel size” products are bigger than what you need! So it’s better to buy a carry-on container travel kid in Wal-Mart. It comes with at least 20 containers and it works great!2. if you flat down Shirts...

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  • A good bag!

    Take baggage or a bag that don't weigh too much. Its very possible to have to walk because of strikes (lo sciopero) in traffic (very usual in Italy). So you have to have a comfortable bag to carry! The heat is another problem especially in summer so you probably don't want to suffer and sweat if carrying an uncomfortable bag! Take clothes on...

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  • Mozzie repellent

    Of course you can buy it in Italy but you'll need it as soon as dusk sets in on your first night, and probably before then too. Its not only the mozzies as well, there are other biting insects that need repelling. A good insect repellent should work for all of them. Oh and make sure you spray it in the bed too!

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  • Pack light if you can!!!

    We had 1 large suitcase and 1 carry on each...of course if you can pack lighter, do so, as you will be lugging your bags through the streets, to and from the train stations ,and through the train stations. Bring at least one very good pair of walking shoes, you will be walking and on your feet constantly, on hot, crowded, cobblestone streets....

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  • Electricity converter

    Pack an electrical adapter. The voltage in Italy is 220-230. If you are coming from the States where ours is 120 you will find you need to convert the electricity and adapt the plugs. I learned the hard way in Morrocco that just because you can plug your American curling iron in doesn't mean you should use it. My hair burned right off. A good...

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  • All this Luggage.......

    Make sure you take things that can be mixed and matched with one another........and make sure it's linen! (LOL) Almost everyone in Italy wears linen, everywhere. Oh, and if your traveling to the Vatican make sure to wear clothing that cover. If you are wearing a tank top, halter top, or camisole-ladies bring along a cartigan or sweater and men...

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  • Pompeii/Herculaneum Sun

    There is very little shade at either of these sites - the truly savvy tourist had an umbrella to shade them from the sun.

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  • Frommer's Guide

    Frommer's Guide to the Amalfi Coast - This guidebook, devoted to the Amalfi Coast region, is an excellent guide to the area. Info on EVERYTHING, EVERY PLACE, how to get there and what to do. Lots of ideas plus maps. Lightweight enough to carry about.

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  • Pilllllllllllsssssssss

    Pills my friend, of all kinds, not because I'm a Doc. but the simple fact that you will drink a lot, sing a lot, eat a lot, sleep so few hours, will make you most needed for medicine!no joke, pack killing pain, headache, anti allergic and Malox and other good pills!and you will thank me later!!!!

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  • Pack to Verona

    First most important thing to pack with you in such an event is a hundreds of films for your camera, or Battery recharger and big memory cards for your digi camera, as in such a madness not less than hundreds of photos will be taken!

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  • The What To & The What Not To....

    Depending on your length of stay, try to pack as little as possible. Take clothes that MATCH so you are able to interchange them. Be conservative in your color choices: black, brown, grey, dark blue if possible.We travel in the Spring and Fall, so I alway do the layers so I can take off or put on what is necessary. This photo shoes a "no-no" the...

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  • Staying warm in Italy during the...

    Along with our regular winter coats, sweaters and quick-dry pants, skirts, and dresses, we took a couple of Capilene long pants and long-sleeve shirts. They were quick dry--drying overnight in most of our hotel rooms, but they kept us comfortable on a very chilly gondala ride one cold night. Trying to be more fashionable when our tour hit Milano,...

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  • When Travelling by Car...

    Even though you have a car to just dump all your belongings into it's still better to travel light. You won't need to worry about sorting through stuff to find anything and there is less things to be stolen! During that particular summer in Italy it was at the end of a heat wave so we made sure we had only the lightest of summer clothes. But I...

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  • Packing - it's easier than you think

    For most of those girls out there that like to shop- hang tight because you wont be able to put your wallet away. Chances are your going to come across a few bags of some kind that your going to buy so count on those to hold some of your collectibles and presents for everyone back home. If wearing flip-flops or shoes with heels makes you feel...

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  • Electricity

    In case you want to bring any electrical appliances with you, here is the system Italy uses : 230 volts and 50 Hz. It is a "Schuko" plug and receptable with side grounding contacts (see picture)An adapter will allow you to plug an appliance designed for one type of outlet into another type of outlet. Despite the fact that more than a dozen...

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  • BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU LOVE FOOD!

    If you are travelling to Venice, Rome and/or Florence then "Great Eats Italy" by Sandra Gustafson could be a big budget saver and introduce you to some wonderful restaurants.We used it on our trip to Italy in Dec 2004 and found it extremely useful. Our only bad meal was one of the times we strayed. Easy to read and with relevant and up-to-date...

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  • Packing List

    Take warm clothes suitable for skiing. Take lots of thin layers as it can get warm on the slopes and it is better to take one layer at a time off, rather than one big jumper. Take plenty of sunblock as the sun can be very hot on top of the mountains and it's power is intensified by the whiteness of the snow. Take plenty of films as the scenery...

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  • Pack if you don't have a great Azzu with...

    If you don't have the greatest guide a person can have in Pisa like Azzu ;-Dthen you'd better think of buying guidebook, and a map of the city, in that way you'll make it easier for yourself, and you will not be obliged to ask some body in every step you make there!

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  • Packing List

    I suggest you not to take too many clothes with. There are so many stores where you can buy cheap garments appropriate for traveling around: Mella Blu, De Bernardi, D&M, Emporio (not Armani) etc. This department stores you can find in the vicinity of the towns, mostly on the state roads. Be practical, don't spend your many by paying...

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  • Don't forget your camera!

    Nothing TOO big. Some of the hotel elevators are tiny, You will want something manageable Definately some good walking shoes for exploring as much as possible Bring your usual daily routine, you may not be able to find everything you use depending on where you are More than you think you'll need! Lots of film and or media cards, lots of lenses...

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  • Packing to Rome

    Don't forget to pack your camera with loads of films, and the digital one with enough memory, there is no other place on Earth like Rome that will automatically force you to take tons of photos, and don't forget your umbrella!

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