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So what deals does Wind have? Or how to negotiate their website

This site is very easy to negotiate and you can keep up with new deals and any changes to plans with little hassle.

http://www.wind.it/it/privati/

Click onto tariffe



Then onto “Tourist Pass” If things change & you get stuck, look for “estero” which roughly translates into "abroad".

And bingo there you have it.Bonus,its in English!!!


Looking for a store?
Words you need to look for are Trova Negozio (find a store) or Negozio (store).This is normally located at the bottom of the page.It is easier to search if you know the postcode but you can just punch in the city you need if you don't have that info. Remember to write in Italian, Roma for Rome, Firenze for Florence etc.
As a General Rule
*Stores are open Mon-Fri & Sat morning *Staff in tourist areas will speak English *Just like back home,the service can be temperamental. *There are always going to be dead zones where the phone just doesn't work. Remember,it happens at home & it happens in Italy as well.


Before you le…

Vodafone Italy- How to get to the English page

Phone deals change as often as we change our underwear! Trying to keep up to date can be a fruitless activity. Thankfully this site is fairly easy to negotiate so you can catch the latest changes as they happen. http://www.vodafone.it/portal/Privati 
Click onto “tarriffe e prodotti”


Then click onto  “Chiamate Internazionali dell’Italia’’
Then onto “Holiday”

And guess what its in English! 

Looking for a store?

Words you need to look for are Trova Negozio (find a store) or  Negozio (store).This is normally located at the bottom of the page.It is easier to search if you know the postcode but you can just punch in the city you need if you don't have that info. Remember to write in Italian, Roma for Rome, Firenze for Florence etc.

As a General Rule
*Stores are open Mon-Fri & Sat morning *Staff in tourist areas will speak English *Just like back home,the service can be temperamental. *There are always going to be dead zones where the phone just doesn't work. Remember,it happens at home &…

Trying to negotiate the Tim Mobile page?

Tim Mobile
Trying to negotiate this website is almost as painful as trying to negotiate the carabinieri site. At least this website enables you to find an answer!  To begin the journey, click onto the  https://www.tim.it 




Click at the top where it says "offerte"


Then scroll down to "mobile" & click onto "estero" which means "abroad"

Then click onto Dall'Italia  which means "from Italy"



This takes you to Tim for Visitors

You will be glad to know it comes in English,Chinese & Russian! 


Or




Rome Police Overview

If the worst should happen, it is handy to have an instant directory of the nearest Police Stations. If you have been the victim of a crime, you can report the incident to any police station in Rome. It is vital that you report even the slightest event to enable you to claim for the item on your insurance. You will almost always find a police officer who can speak English and it does not take very long.

Some police stations, like the one near the Uffizi in Florence can be really unhelpful. Instead of taking the details of the crime, they will send you off to another station because they simply cannot be bothered. Annoying! If this happens, ask for the cop's name and number,the time you attended the station and the fact that you were asked to go elsewhere. Tell the other police station that you were told to go to them and do not forget to tell your insurance company too. 


Street crime can be a problem in the major cities. To protect your belongings, always be aware of your surroundin…

Rome Post Offices Overview

Post Offices are located throughout Rome and offer a multitude of services but remember, this is Italy and red tape is a way of life. Ticket systems are now in place giving you three particular service options. Unfortunately, the ticket system has not resulted in faster service at all. Expect lots of paperwork to send a parcel home and give yourself plenty of time.This makes life even more interesting as many post offices now close at 13.35 and not 17.30 as you would expect!

If you do wish to send a parcel of clothing or souvenirs home, you will find that boxes and packaging items are for sale. To save time, take the ticket marked "Pachetto" or "Pacco" before choosing the size of your box. You are taking a chance because they won't wait for you to choose your box if your ticket is called earlier than you expect. The choice to choose before or after taking your ticket is up to you! Always be sure to pay before packing. Let the postal worker know the destination o…

Rome Laundry Services Overview

Keeping your clothes clean is one of the great challenges of travel. Go through your hotel and you pay through the nose. You can wash in your room, which is a good option for a small amount of washing, but if you have left things for a few days, have heavy stains or if there are children involved, you will need to seek out a laundry service.
What does that mean?
Here are some basic signs you will see in a laundromat. Relax, if you are in the Trastevere the laundromat has English signage The one out in Testaccio however, is in Italian only.
Lavanderia a gettoni                                               Laundromat / 
                                                                                Coin Operated Lavanderia                                                              Laundry Lavasecco or Tintoria                                             Dry Cleaners Energico                                                                 Very hot wash Caldo                                  …