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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #160 on: May 12, 2022, 08:38:55 PM »
Does anyone have any info or opinion on the year-round kosher hotel located around 2 hours+ away from Venice??
It's called "My Kosher Hotel" (located in Canazei)
I was there a few times and I absolutely love that hotel. The only downside is the difficult drive there. My TR can give you a general idea of the area
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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #161 on: May 13, 2022, 04:22:59 AM »
Does anyone have any info or opinion on the year-round kosher hotel located around 2 hours+ away from Venice??
It's called "My Kosher Hotel" (located in Canazei)
There was some discussion of it in a thread I can't recall.
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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #162 on: May 27, 2022, 11:10:06 AM »
Does anyone know anything about the Bais Hachaim in Mantua, Reggio Emilia, Montevada, and Padua?

Are they still in existence? Accessible?

Does anyone know of any driver in Italy who can take people to these (or some of these) cities?

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #163 on: May 27, 2022, 11:25:21 AM »
Does anyone know anything about the Bais Hachaim in Mantua, Reggio Emilia, Montevada, and Padua?

Are they still in existence? Accessible?

Does anyone know of any driver in Italy who can take people to these (or some of these) cities?

There are a few cemeteries in Padua. I think Mantua is accessible as well. Not sure about the others.

I believe there are some drivers listed in the Venice or Rome thread.

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #164 on: June 19, 2022, 05:33:31 PM »
Hi
is December a good time to visit italy? thinking about doing a week.

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #165 on: June 19, 2022, 08:26:04 PM »
Has anyone been to the kosher hotel in Capri? My mom stayed nearby and had meals there for Shabbos a few years ago, but they're telling me now that I need to be a guest at the hotel in order to eat there (it's over 1k a night and sold out besides).

They'll "allow" me to do takeout  ::) or I guess I can get food from Chabad of Naples...any other ideas?

I had half a mind to complain to the OU (which gives the hechsher).

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #166 on: June 19, 2022, 08:27:25 PM »
Has anyone been to the kosher hotel in Capri? My mom stayed nearby and had meals there for Shabbos a few years ago, but they're telling me now that I need to be a guest at the hotel in order to eat there (it's over 1k a night and sold out besides).

They'll "allow" me to do takeout  ::) or I guess I can get food from Chabad of Naples...any other ideas?

I had half a mind to complain to the OU (which gives the hechsher).

Actually looks like they have a kosher restaurant at the hotel (rather than it being a "kosher hotel").
https://www.capritiberiopalace.it/

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #167 on: July 03, 2022, 04:27:38 PM »
Do i need a international drivers license to rent a car in italy with a US license?

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #168 on: July 03, 2022, 04:33:50 PM »
Do i need a international drivers license to rent a car in italy with a US license?
Maybe legally, but in practice it isn't asked for.
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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #169 on: July 03, 2022, 04:37:58 PM »
Maybe legally, but in practice it isn't asked for.
Can i rely on that?

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #170 on: July 04, 2022, 12:02:34 AM »
Can i rely on that?
No. If you get pulled over you could be in trouble. Just get one, they're really cheap.

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #171 on: July 04, 2022, 08:12:20 AM »
No. If you get pulled over you could be in trouble. Just get one, they're really cheap.
I'm out of the US and dont have enough time to mail it in. Is there any other options?

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #172 on: July 04, 2022, 09:47:01 AM »
I just came back from a trip in Italy, didn't need a International driver license.
BTW I almost didn't see cops pulling people. I drove all over northern Italy. My partner speed away and no ticket at all.
So I wouldn't worry. But I personally would obey all rules anyway.

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #173 on: July 04, 2022, 10:33:17 AM »
I just came back from a trip in Italy, didn't need a International driver license.
BTW I almost didn't see cops pulling people. I drove all over northern Italy. My partner speed away and no ticket at all.
So I wouldn't worry. But I personally would obey all rules anyway.

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #174 on: July 04, 2022, 10:48:29 AM »
TR Please?
+1 Would be beneficial.

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #175 on: July 04, 2022, 01:27:31 PM »
I just came back from a trip in Italy, didn't need a International driver license.
BTW I almost didn't see cops pulling people. I drove all over northern Italy. My partner speed away and no ticket at all.
So I wouldn't worry. But I personally would obey all rules anyway.

ITALIAN MOTOR VEHICLE CODE - Art 135
Art . 135. Circulation with driverís licenses issued by foreign states .
1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the international conventions, the holders of a driverís license issued by a non -EU Member State or the European Economic Area may drive the vehicles for which they are licensed in the Italian national territory, provided that they are not residents in Italy for more than a year and provided that they also carry an international permit or an official translation into Italian of their home country license. Driver's license and international permit must be current and valid.
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8. The holder of a driverís license issued by a State outside the European Union or the European Economic Area that drives a vehicle within the Italian national territory without the international permit or an official translation, as referred to in paragraph 1, is subject to an administrative fine ranging from 400 Euro to 1,600 Euro.

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #176 on: July 04, 2022, 04:01:21 PM »
ITALIAN MOTOR VEHICLE CODE - Art 135
Art . 135. Circulation with driverís licenses issued by foreign states .
1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the international conventions, the holders of a driverís license issued by a non -EU Member State or the European Economic Area may drive the vehicles for which they are licensed in the Italian national territory, provided that they are not residents in Italy for more than a year and provided that they also carry an international permit or an official translation into Italian of their home country license. Driver's license and international permit must be current and valid.
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8. The holder of a driverís license issued by a State outside the European Union or the European Economic Area that drives a vehicle within the Italian national territory without the international permit or an official translation, as referred to in paragraph 1, is subject to an administrative fine ranging from 400 Euro to 1,600 Euro.

Something we need to know what is law is and what is actually practiced


For example, in Isreal, you have to have at all times a Tudat zehut or a passport. But are ppl arrested or fined for not having one? no
So the Q is is this enforced in Italy?

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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #177 on: July 04, 2022, 05:02:48 PM »
If all is well with your driving, they're not stopping you to check.  But if there's any reason they check you, you might have a problem.
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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #178 on: July 05, 2022, 01:32:10 PM »
TR Please?
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Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
« Reply #179 on: July 10, 2022, 06:53:09 AM »
Yep. Good advice.

I was charged for some damage to the vehicle (which was actually my fault) but they wouldn't give me any repair backup so that my Chase Sapphire insurance could reimburse me. After seeing that they weren't planning on sending anything (my guess is they don't repair it and just keep the extra charge as it was a minor scratch), I disputed the charge to give them a reason to provide backup. Next thing I know they email me that they charged me by mistake and they'll refund it...

Another thing to be aware of when driving in Italy, is the multitude of ticket issuing cameras. Aside from speeding, they also have ZTL's which are areas within most cities that are restricted for driving to only locals that have permits. If you do any city driving, you're pretty much guaranteed to hit one of these, as it is all over the place and very easy to miss (there's just a sign with a ticket camera on top). There might be some exemptions for hybrid vehicles, but I never figured out the exact rules.

On the bright side, FWIU, aside from giving it to a collection agency to constantly call you they don't really have a way to enforce these fines on Americans. You'll be charged an "admin fee" per ticket by the rental company though.
I recieved 2 of these tickets and was charged by the rental company like you said for the "admin fee". Now a year later I got the tickets from the italian govermont to my home mail in america.
Can I just ignore it? Will I have problems next time i go to Italy