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Hotels
   Park Hyatt Milan - 10-20 minute walk to nearby shuls. About 10 minute car ride to restaurants or 30 minute walk
   Westin Palace Milan

Info:
http://www.jewishmilan.com/

Restaurants
   My Kafe - Dairy (AMAZING drinks, food and ice cream!) Address comes up in they are but it's behind a bus stop and it's sign is somewhat noticeable.
   Re Salomone - Meat (This has been replaced by Baghetto)
   Denzel - Meat
   Carmel - Dairy 

Shuls:


Centro Modena
Ohel Yakov
Beit Yosef V'Eliyahu
L'Yosef Tehilot
Bet Halevi
   Naar Israel Synagogue - Chabad (Google Page)
   10-15 Min Walk from the Park Hyatt
      Piazza Castello 5 Milan, Lombardy, Italy
      Tel: 02-4548-3082, 328-963-1820

   Eichal David U'Mordechai (The Great Synagogue)
   15-20 Min Walk from the Park Hyatt
      Via Guastalla 19, Milano 20100, (S. Barnaba & S. Antonio Maria Zaccaria)
      Tel: 392 255 12029

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: July 23, 2018, 03:32:35 AM »
Anybody know if you need a international license to rent a car in Italy?

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: July 23, 2018, 03:40:13 AM »
Has anybody used the Amex platinum 4h grace period in Italy? Does it work in airport location?

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: July 23, 2018, 05:24:13 AM »
Anybody know if you need a international license to rent a car in Italy?
You dont

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: July 23, 2018, 07:04:54 AM »
You dont

If you have a non-EU license, then it's required. The Italian law requires either the IDP or a sworn translation of your driver's license.
Most rental agencies do not enforce it, but some do, and if you get stopped by the police, you can get a hefty fine.

See: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/drive-without-idp-at-your-own-risk
https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/rental-car-without-international-license-we-are-already-in-italy

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: July 23, 2018, 07:24:06 AM »
If you have a non-EU license, then it's required. The Italian law requires either the IDP or a sworn translation of your driver's license.
Most rental agencies do not enforce it, but some do, and if you get stopped by the police, you can get a hefty fine.

See: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/drive-without-idp-at-your-own-risk
https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/rental-car-without-international-license-we-are-already-in-italy
Is there anyone that ever actually got it? And is there any clear place where it states the amount of the fine? I've seen other places where it says it's a 250 euro fine...

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: July 23, 2018, 07:31:07 AM »
Now I'm gonna get lomdish. If the reason you need an international license is for them to be able to ticket you. How can they fine you?  :P

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: July 23, 2018, 08:13:01 AM »
Now I'm gonna get lomdish. If the reason you need an international license is for them to be able to ticket you. How can they fine you?  :P

It's called IDP -- P doesn't stand for a license but permit. It's more of a document that translates your license into English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, German, Arabic, Italian, Swedish and Portuguese.

If you want to find travelers that actually got the fine, the best bet is to seek them out on TripAdvisor or lonely planet forums.

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: July 23, 2018, 08:35:44 AM »
It's called IDP -- P doesn't stand for a license but permit. It's more of a document that translates your license into English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, German, Arabic, Italian, Swedish and Portuguese.

If you want to find travelers that actually got the fine, the best bet is to seek them out on TripAdvisor or lonely planet forums.
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: July 24, 2018, 12:59:17 AM »
All those who rented cars in Italy, did you use agents? Online the prices are very high. Please pm me with any helpful tips. Thanks

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: July 24, 2018, 01:16:52 AM »
All those who rented cars in Italy, did you use agents? Online the prices are very high. Please pm me with any helpful tips. Thanks
Or better , post here so all can benefit :)
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: July 24, 2018, 12:59:12 PM »
Thanks! I read that the driving can be scary due to sharp curves on mountains with narrow roads. Is this true or an exaggeration?
went a few years ago but don't remember it being particularly scary

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: July 31, 2018, 09:09:12 AM »
Anyone know the hechsher at Denzel?
Or of any other fleishig place with a good hechsher?
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: July 31, 2018, 10:55:31 AM »
Anyone know the hechsher at Denzel?
Or of any other fleishig place with a good hechsher?
From local community, see https://www.denzel.it/kosher
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: August 05, 2018, 09:23:03 PM »
Locarno and Lake Como are nice, definitely worth a visit.

If I only have a few hours on stopover, what's my best option? Where is there easy parking, family friendly, and scenic?
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: January 15, 2019, 12:18:20 AM »
Which is the closest shul to daven during the week?  We want to stay in the Westin Palace.