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  • Dear Banjoman, Both are good times being just out of peak holiday season therefore the hotel prices are more attractive. September would be warmer than May especially down South.
  • Dear Bruno, occasionally May Day is targetted for stike action however its not 100% sure. Best is to avoid the 1st but if you need to travel on that date make your bookings online and monitor their website for information. The website in english is …
  • I see that Potia Ramokgopa is on Facebook, Twitter, linkedIn and myspace. Try to send her a message on http://www.alibaba.com/member/za109341681.html and see if you can get a response. Perhaps try to flag her thru the social networking sites as well…
  • You need to go to your nearest Italian Consulate to apply. As you have not mentioned where you live nor what passport you carry, cannot help you further than that....
  • Dear Louis, being Canadian you have up to 90 days in Italy (Schengen) without a VISA. For work permits for non-EU citizens, the formal process of applying is complex and lengthy. If you wish to formalise it you should contact the local Italian Consu…
  • Dear Arizonan - am estatic that you enjoyed South Africa - its a fantastic country with huge potential. Unfortunately it is far from perfect and I know the risks are far greater than mature countries so greater care needs to be taken. The quality of…
  • Dear Alokarun, France is within the Schengen common border territory so you can travel freely across to Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and many more... There are no border posts between Schengen countries weither you drive or fly and your VISA…
  • Ciao JT, sorry I have not been there however the question begs as to why you would to spend time there with so much to see in Rome just down the road? Even if you do like going off the beaten track, I am sure you could choose better....
  • Incredible question! Check his passport, no other way.
  • Hi Marcie, You would be better off without the formal working permit application process however to get a year's visa for Schengen is not so easy. You will have to prove that you will have enough funds to support your stay as well as medical insuran…
  • Dear Marcie You do not mention what nationality you are which is extremely relevant. If you are EU and in the Schengen area you do not need anything. If you are non-EU you will require a work permit which is not so easy and it will require some s…
  • Hi Mathieu, yes the Palio is rather special. However I have not been as I do not like the really heavy crowds..... The center of the Piazza really gets choked. You may want to consider googling some hospitality options to get you some adjoining rest…
  • Dear Mathieu, August will certainly be very busy. Most of Italy's beaches in that area are pay beaches however there are some open beaches for the public as well which are indicated as you drive along the coastline. Driving is not so difficult howev…
  • Hi James. If you have an alternative form of ID you should be able to get away with it although technically you are required to show your passport. If you drive or travel by train your passport will not be required for show however if you fly the ai…
  • Consider it 200% to be a scam, nothing more!!
  • According to my information, if you are travelling on an Italian passport you do not need a VISA for Morooco for stays of up to 90 days. For travel on your Columbian passport you certainly do need a VISA obtainable only from a Moroccon Embassy.
  • I would suggest that you book directly from the official Venice website http://www.venetia.it/. You will get what you pay for.
  • Hi Sandy, ok will share my favourite place with the web. Its in Sorrento http://www.neffolaresidence.com/ and its perfectly situated on the very edge of the central Sorrento area. The accomodation is high quality with reasonable prices. From Sorrent…
  • Ciao Ralph, Taxi is certainly quicker if you are going to your destination directly and will work out to a similar price if there are 4 of you. I do suggest that you confirm the fare before you depart to avoid any "confusion" that occasionally happe…
  • It will be fine to buy the tickets just before departure
  • I suggest to plan to use the official website for booking all Italian trains (http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html) and the cost is €14 and it takes 31 minutes. A taxi would cost you around €60 each way. Once in Rome central take taxis …
  • Hi Roy, The issue right now is that they are busy renovating the station which adds a bit of additional flavour to the normal hussle chaos. The best sit down restaurant was in the right hand corner as you look at the platforms. I would suggest that …
  • Dear Jessiebugs24 The requirements for long term VISA (>3months) are far more stingent - especially when it includes employment as a work permit would be required. As these criteria change frequently, its best that you contact the Italian cons…
  • Dear Karthik, The signposts are easy to understand howver you should realise that they are generally in the original Italian names. I would suggest that you invest in an Italian/English phrasebook and or dictionery. eg Venice = Venezia, Florence = F…
  • Dear Joyce Yes Albania is just 63.46 kms outside of Rome - enjoy!!
  • Hi Lornawal, SA customs do have a limit on the value of "gifts" been taken in if they are not going to be taken out again. Typically in the past this was around R1200 tax free. There is no specific limit on titles etc on media other than if you were…
  • Dear DeeBee, According to the Southern Suns web site, the hotel shuttle is a free service (https://www.southernsun.com/SSH/VHB/c69f1466a7759010VgnVCM1000001b3d17acRCRD/14/47). I suggest that you contact them directly (ssortambo@southernsun.com) to…
  • Hi Risky1 Certainly there is some risk however the question is why? Harare does not offer much anymore and you would be better off enjoying the wildlife and adventure offers in the Vic Falls vicinity. You could do this from the Livingston/Zambia si…
  • Ciao BM, The Iseo lake is a very pretty area despite the far northern corner scarred a little with some quarry work. It is certainly quieter than the nearby busy Lago D Garda. I have been around the lake before but have not experienced the island…
  • Hi Deebee Its shame it has to get to this level of concern based on media exposure. The only time in my life (am wrong side of 50) that I have been robbed was outside a bar in Lisbon, Portugal where I was pickpocketed in broad daylight in front o…