How to deal with tips in Italy

tipsTips are pretty much mandatory in the USA, but not in Italy. In fact, we don’t tip, unless during some specific events like weddings or baptisms, in which the waiters of the restaurant can be a small extra like 5 euros.

But that’s it: bartenders, waiters in the bars, clubs and pubs don’t receive any tips.

Due to these facts, too many owners try to play their last card by letting you pretend that it is usual to tip when you ask for the check.

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The Sport Museum in Turin

sport museum in turinWelcome to Turin, folks! If you have almost visit every museum in the city, and you want to see something different and new, the Sport Museum is the right place where to go.

It is not only related to soccer-the main Italian sport well known all over the world- but to all the sports. So, ladies, don’t think about being bored, you will definitely enjoy it, as well as your kids!

Located in via Filadelfia, very well connected to the center by bus and taxi, the museum happens to be the first and the only one in Italy to be permanent.

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Discovering the Romanzesu village in Sardinia

romanzesu villageOnce you are in the area of the city of Nuoro, in Sardinia, if you want to visit something different and interesting, that can be liked from both adults and childre, opt for the Romanzesu village.

Simply called Romanzesu, it is an extensive prehistoric small place located in Sardinia.

It is considered a sacred site since it collects about one hundred stone huts, and five religious structures.

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Discovering the beautiful Ventimiglia

ventimigliaIn order to be able to completely understand the beautiful town of Ventimiglia, it is mandatory to be familiar with the Roman archaeology, as well as both the medieval and modern architecture.

There, in fact, not only you will be able to hear people speaking Italian, French and the local dialect, but you will also find the old part of the town, having the Roman theatre, that looks ready to hold a play.

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Arriving in Turin: what next?

If you are planning to go to Turin, especially if you are an Erasmus student, the first thing to do is understanding where to get off the train or the bus if you are coming from the airport. In fact, in both cases, you have 2 options: Porta Susa or Porta Nuova, according to where you have to go.

Porta Susa is close to Piazza Statuto, via Garibaldi-one of the main streets in the city- and you can reach Piazza Castello– the main square in the center- by catching bus number 13 as soon as you exit the train station. If you are on the bus arriving from the airport, you will find the bust stop right in front of you, near the metro station, so you can’t miss it.

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Don Bosco’s rooms in Turin

The figure of Don Bosco is related to the city of Turin and his room is one of the most visited places, even from people not so close to the church.

Don Bosco built is own room in 1853, creating a new wing beside the Pinardi House. In 1861 he understood the place had to be bigger, so he connected the area with the so-called Casa Filippi in order to double size the wing.

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Italy seen with an Erasmus’s eyes

italyItaly is a lovely place Erasmus students choose for their semester abroad, since they think everything is great here. Unfortunately, when they arrive, they realize it’s not like that. Why? Because of disorganization!

Italians are organized very bad! Once a foreigner student goes to the University asking for assistance, employees start to send him/her to one office to the other, since apparently no one knows how to manage this new person.

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Dalí’s exhibit in Florence until May 25, 2013

On Friday February 1, there was the opening day for the new and interesting exhibition dedicated to the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí.

Held in the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, located in Via Cavour 1, in the heat of the historical center of the city, the exhibit is called “The Dalí Universe in Florence”, and will take last until May 25, 2013, being open everyday from 9am to 7pm.

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Villas for rent in Positano holidays in Amalfi coast

Villas for rent in PositanoOne of the main destinations chosen by people to spend pleasant holidays is Positano. Thanks to its extraordinary features, this city,which is located in Campania and precisely in the province of Salerno, has been defined as “the pearl” of the Amalfi Coast.

This city has a mild climate and it is made up of long steps that connect the heart of the city with the beach made of grey sand.

The two most famous and haunted beaches of Positano are “Spiaggia Grande” and “Spiaggia di Fornillo” which have the advantage to be able to be reached on foot.

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