Italy

A Smart Italian Audio Course: My Experience with “Think in Italian”

Your Italian Guide Mose Hayward Thoughtless Polyglot On my way to learning Italian I’ve tried out many books, apps, and podcasts. This review will focus on the audio-based course Think in Italian, which turned out to be something I wish I had picked up much earlier in my journey. It’s not a perfect course but […]

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Senior Savings on European Train Travel: The Ultimate Guide to the Discounts

Your Guide Beth Hoke Expert Wanderer Savvy seniors over the age of 60 can get a range of discounts on the European railroads. For frequent travel in a specific country, you can purchase a country-specific senior discount pass. There are also Interrail and Eurail discounts that work out OK for heavy travel in a short

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Neapolitan in 20 Minutes: Learn Just Enough for Any Conversation in Southern Italy

If you want to joke, flirt, and make a proper toast in the south of Italy, you could certainly speak Italian. Or English — or Galician or Russian, for that matter, as Italians are generally only too delighted to carry on a conversation without the slightest comprehension. But if you really want a truly local adventure, you must speak at least

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Reviewed: The Cheapest, Easiest Ways to Book Italian Train Tickets

Your Guide Mose Hayward Travel Nerd We’ve spent weeks testing websites to find out how to efficiently book the cheapest tickets for Italian train travel. We tested all kinds of routes and options, and looked at overall end purchase prices as well as the complaints about and defects with the national operator’s website, Trenitalia and

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Is a Eurail / Interrail Pass Worth It Any More? Price Comparison Results

Eurail and Interrail passes seem like a bit of an anachronism, now that there are ultra-cheap competing train services and some other smart ways to get around Europe—trains that are not available with these passes. And yet, the Interrail system (for European residents) and the Interrail system (for non-Europeans) have been around for so long,

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Here’s How We Solved the Problems with Booking On Trenitalia’s Website

Your Guide Mose Hayward Travel Nerd I’ve been booking trains in Italy for many years, and oh, the problems. Trenitalia’s official website is buggy to say the least, and the ticket machines in train stations are as confusing as the humans at the ticket counters. Worse, using foreign (American, French, etc.) credit cards can cause even

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