Normally, house or green salads in the States have varied vegetables included, so I was not prepared for just a bowl of romaine lettuce.
This charge is often listed at the bottom of the menu. This way you won’t be surprised when you get the bill.
One of our best tips for traveling to Italy: don’t be shocked if there is a strike of some sort that may affect your travel plans!
I realize many people only have limited vacation time and you may want to travel when your kids are out of school, but if you can avoid it, I don’t recommend visiting Italy in the summertime.
You don’t need to be fluent by any means, but learning a few common phrases will aid you in your travels. Simple phrases such as ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, ‘excuse me’, ‘do you speak English?’ And ‘you’re welcome’ will go far!
You will definitely be able to use credit cards in Italy but have some Euros on hand for peace of mind and to make things easier.