The Exchange Rate Is Falling: How to Cash In and Travel to Italy

Today, the dollar-to-euro exchange rate hit a 12-year low against other world currencies, meaning that those dollars will go farther when you travel to Italy. Currently at $1.05 to 1.00€, the exchange rate is expected to drop even further, with some analysts predicting a 1:1 exchange as soon as next month. It’s probably going to stay that way for a while, too. …

Renting A Car in Italy: Don’t Forget Your International Driving Permit

Updated 2018 If you’re renting a car in Italy, be sure to bring an International Driving Permit (IDP) with you. In 2005, a law went into effect requiring all non-European Union foreigners renting a car in Italy to have an International Driving Permit (IDP). While yours truly has rented a car in Italy at least once or twice a year since …

Italy Travel Tips & Hints App: Bars in Italy

Our friend Martha Bakerjian, the Italy guide for About.com, recently published a new mobile app: Italy Travel Tips & Hints, available on iTunes and Android. The tips and hints included in the app are based Martha’s personal travels throughout Italy over the past 30 years, as well as questions she gets from her readers. There’s a section of things you should do …