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Tips & Tricks

Euros will the currency that you will be using the entire time you are in Italy. We recommend going to your local bank and exchange some currency for when you first arrive in Italy. The exchange rates in Italy are much better, so we suggest getting the bulk of your…

Italy is seven hours ahead of Central Standard Time (CST), Six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST), and Nine Hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time (PST).  So if it is 12:00 pm in Houston it is 7:00 pm In Italy.

One of the great things that L&B can provide is a “Skip the Line” option. Which means at the bigger tours such as the Coliseum and the Vatican you will not have to wait in those long lines but get to jump straight to the front and start the tour…

Everyone knows that if you go out to eat and receive good service you leave a tip to show your appreciation. The same goes for the tour guides and drivers but instead of using a percentage of the total, you tip per person. At the conclusion of the tour we…

In Italy the standard Voltage for wall outlets is between 220-240 Volts (US/Canada 110-120). So it’s a little different than what you’re probably used too. Most Outlets in Italy use the standard “Type L” Italian CEI 23-16/VII and if your appliances do not match, you will need to have Travel…

We do not provide the customer with Airline tickets but we do have a few tips and tricks to find those reasonably priced tickets. Once you have booked the airfare we then coordinated with you for Arrival and Departure dates so we can provide you with a private Chauffeur to…

Depending on which Airline you have chosen for the trip will determine the fees and Baggage limits for the flight. Most Airlines allow a carry-on and one bag under 50.5 Lbs. (23kg) free of charge per customer. For every additional Bag and any bag over 50.5 Lbs. a fee will…

  We all know Italy for its food. Italians are passionate about eating a well-balanced Mediterranean diet that is seasonal and fresh. You will find that fruit and vegetables are generally only available in season on local menus, and that the flavor they contain may be much more intense than…

MUST KNOW ITALIAN! If you make even the slightest effort to communicate with your Italian hosts as you enjoy their country, you will get SO MUCH MORE out of your experience than you would have otherwise. Like most native populations, Italians are proud of your language and culture, and although…

So you’ve decided you are GOING TO ITALY! How Exciting! Many people dream of visiting Italy and experiencing la bella vita, and while you certainly can’t avoid it anywhere in the country, there are some things to think about before you take off that will make your time that much…

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