Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Info on bus AKA autobus companies, routes and services in Tuscany/Toscana, Italy

Here are some links for bus AKA autobus companies, routes and services in Tuscany/Toscana, Italy:

BUS AKA AUTOBUS COMPANIES, ROUTES AND SERVICES

INFORMATION
LISTS
MISCELLANEOUS
* = Blog entry has been updated.

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The above links as of this date are/were current. If anyone has any suggestions for any other additional web sites and/or links for reference, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry.

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Please note: I do NOT represent or endorse any of these links nor do I receive payment for listing them in my blog.

Bus AKA autobus services in Tuscany/Toscana can be confusing. First of all, there is no unified public transportation for the region of Toscana/Tuscany. There are 10 provinces that make up the region of Toscana/Tuscany and there are 10 separate and independent entities/companies/consortia that provide bus/tram service in their respective province. Then, there are companies which are national or regional or local that provide intercity bus services.

That's it for Wednesday, 31 March 2010: mercoledì,31 marzo 2010

Ciao, Ben

Moving2Italy2 – #1 source of links About, For or On Italy for those individuals moving, traveling or already living in Italy.

Today’s quote is an Italian proverb, author unknown.

"Il buono e buono, ma il migliore e meglio."
"The good is good, but the better is best."

Please read my wife's blog about our life in Italy with photographs:

Friends and Family in Italy


Going to Spain, read my new blog:

Info About, For or On Spain – a source of links About, For or On Spain for those individuals traveling or already living in Spain.

Please note: The time listed below for this posting is Central European Time (CET)/ GMT+1.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Info about blogs on the Italian language

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 25 March 2010)

Here are some links about blogs on the Italian language:


BLOGS

LISTS
RELATED
  • Best Italian Websites – Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus, University of Northern Iowa – Source: web site
  • Janet's Abruzzo Edublog – "I would like to post my thoughts on ELT issues, share some of my own lesson ideas for learners and teachers of English to use and to keep up to date with modern trends by following leading ELT specialists via their blogs. I would also like to write about life in the spectacularly beautiful region of Abruzzo." – Source: web site
  • MAGAZINES PLUS! – "RESOURCES" – Source: Mary Glasgow Magazines – "Teenage subjects for teenage language learners"
MISCELLANEOUS
+ = Blog entry has a "Sound clip". Please turn on the speakers on your PC or connect headphones to either your PC or laptop.
* = Blog entry has been updated.

For your specific interest, please search the web for further information using Google .

The above links as of this date are/were current. If anyone has any suggestions for any other additional web sites and/or links for reference, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry.

Please note: If you want me to reply to your comment or request any further information by email, please include your email address in a separate comment. I will NOT publish any comments with an email address in it.

NOTE: If you want to leave a comment, please leave it in ENGLISH.

Broken links: Since November, 2005, I have written over 300+ blog entries with 1,000's of corresponding links/URLs for Moving2Italy2, covering a varied and wide range of topics. In the event if you come across a broken link or a non-functioning link/URL, please post a comment and report the non-functional link. I wish to thank you in advance for assisting me in the ongoing maintenance and the updating of this successful and informative blog.

Please note: I do NOT represent or endorse any of these links nor do I receive payment for listing them in my blog.

DEDICATION

This blog entry is dedicated to the spring semester class, 2010 of young women attending the "first faculty-led" 2010 session of Meredith College Study Abroad, Italy program of Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. This program is located at Palazzo Alberti in the city of Sansepolcro which is in the province of Arezzo in the region known as Tuscany AKA Toscana. My wife, Martha, who is a Meredith College graduate and I will have the opportunity today to visit Palazzo Alberti. We will have the pleasure and honor to meet these young women (Gianna, Hilary, Jessica, Kayley, Kelsey, Kimberlee, Lilly, Megan and Shannon) along with Dr. Betty Webb, Director of International Programs and her husband, Mr. John Rose, Dr. Janice Swabb and her husband, Ed, whom teaches the Natural History of Italy course, Miss Rebekah Williams, Residence Director and the local support staff. We met Signora Sara Andreini, Associate Director of Meredith in Italy on a previous visit,

That's it for Wednesday, 24 March 2010: mercoledì, 24 marzo 2010

Ciao, Ben

Moving2Italy2 – #1 source of links About, For or On Italy for those individuals moving, traveling or already living in Italy.

Today’s quote is an Italian saying, author unknown.
"ultime parole famose"
"famous last words"

Please read my wife's blog about our life with photographs in Italy:

Friends and Family in Italy


Going to Spain, read my new blog:

Info About, For or On Spain – a source of links About, For or On Spain for those individuals traveling or already living in Spain.

Please note: The time listed below for this posting is Central European Time (CET)/ GMT+1.

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 25 March 2010)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Info on the usage of ATM, debit and credit cards in Italy and Europe

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 27 MAY 2015)

Here are some links on the usage of ATM, debit and credit cards in Italy and Europe:


PLEASE NOTE: The information being provided is primarily for debit and credit cards issued from institutions based in the USA except where noted below.

INFORMATION
FORUM/MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS
RELATED
MISCELLANEOUS
* = Blog entry has been updated.

For your specific interest, please search the web for further information using Google .

The above links as of this date are/were current. If anyone has any suggestions for any other additional web sites and/or links for reference, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry.

Please note: If you want me to reply to your comment or request any further information by email, please include your email address in a separate comment. I will NOT publish any comments with an email address in it.

NOTE: If you want to leave a comment, please leave it in ENGLISH.

Broken links: Since November, 2005, I have written over 550+ blog entries with 1,000's of corresponding links/URLs for Moving2Italy2, covering a varied and wide range of topics. In the event if you come across a broken link or a non-functioning link/URL, please post a comment and report the non-functional link. I wish to thank you in advance for assisting me in the ongoing maintenance and the updating of this successful and informative blog.

Please note: I do NOT represent or endorse any of these links nor do I receive payment for listing them in my blog.

CAVEAT/WARNING: Also, before you leave on your overseas trip, please inform the issuer of your respective ATM, debit cards and/or credit cards that you may be using their respective card in a foreign country and which foreign countries. Please provide your travel departure and return dates and the countries to be visited. Failure to do so may result in the debit or credit card charge being REFUSED by the establishment where you are attempting to use your debit or credit card or at an ATM machine!

BTW, it helps to have multiple ATM, debit cards and/or credit cards with you. One night at one of the bancomat (read ATM) machines, my wife's USA issued ATM card got "eaten" by the bancomat. It took over three weeks before she had received a replacement card. The reason for the delay was that a USA issued replacement card could only be sent to our USA address of record and NOT to a foreign mailing address. This may not be the same for your respective ATM card provider but for my wife's that was the procedure in place. Fortunately for us, we were ble to use my ATM card in the meantime.

That's it for Wednesday, 17 March 2010: mercoledì, 17 marzo 2010

Ciao, Ben

Moving2Italy2 – #1 source of links About, For or On Italy for those individuals moving, traveling or already living in Italy.

Today’s quote is an Italian proverb / saying, author unknown.

"Il denaro apre tutte le porte."
"Money opens all doors."

When you have a free moment or two, please read my wife's interesting and entertaining blog about our life in Italy with photographsFriends and Family in Italy

Going to Spain, read my new blog:
Info About, For or On Spain – a source of links About, For or On Spain for those individuals traveling or already living in Spain.

Please note: The time listed below for this posting is Central European Time (CET)/ GMT+1.

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 27 MAY 2015)

© Benjamin H. Licodo, 2005 - 2015, All Rights Reserved

Monday, March 08, 2010

Info on some of the food delicacies/specialties from the region of Abruzzo, Italy

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 31 DECEMBER 2011)

Here are some links for just a few of the food delicacies/specialties from the region of Abruzzo, Italy:

BACKGROUND/INFORMATION
FOOD SPECIALTIES/DELICACIES FROM THE REGION OF ABRUZZO
LISTS
RELATED
MISCELLANEOUS
* = Blog entry has been updated.

For your specific interest, please search the web for further information using Google .

The above links as of this date are/were current. If anyone has any suggestions for any other additional web sites and/or links for reference, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry.

Please note: If you want me to reply to your comment or request any further information by email, please include your email address in a separate comment. I will NOT publish any comments with an email address in it.

NOTE: If you want to leave a comment, please leave it in ENGLISH.

Broken links: Since November, 2005, I have written over 300+ blog entries with 1,000's of corresponding links/URLs for Moving2Italy2, covering a varied and wide range of topics. In the event if you come across a broken link or a non-functioning link/URL, please post a comment and report the non-functional link. I wish to thank you in advance for assisting me in the ongoing maintenance and the updating of this successful and informative blog.

Please note: I do NOT represent or endorse any of these links nor do I receive payment for listing them in my blog.

Please note: I do NOT represent or endorse any of these links nor do I receive payment for listing them in my blog.

You may wonder why I am writing Abruzzo. After 2 1/2 years in Toscana/Tuscany our lease is up on our rental farm house in 6 months, my wife (dual citizen) and I are planning to move to Giulianova (TE) or into a town somewhere in the region of Abruzzo or the Marche. We are looking for a 2 bedroom and ideally, a 2 bathroom, apartment with an assigned parking space. We have been and stayed in Fano (PU) and Giulianova and enjoy the area. My wife would like to go to the beach and possibly have a view of the water from our new apartment. So, if you know of a long term rental (we would even consider a short term one, 8 - 9 months) or someone with a rental apartment, starting in September/October, 2010, please leave a comment on my blog, Moving2Italy2, or my wife's blog, Friends and Family in Italy.

BTW, we are experienced hosts and have operated a small guest house in Italy.

My wife and I will be in Giulianova (TE) from the 14th until the 17th of March 2010. Please feel free to contact us while we are there.

That's it for Monday, 8 March 2010: lunedì, 8 marzo 2010

Ciao, Ben

Moving2Italy2 – #1 source of links About, For or On Italy for those individuals moving, traveling or already living in Italy.

Today’s quote is an Italian proverb from the Abruzzo region, author unknown and it is in dialect.

"Chi ne becc' [mangia] ha gia beccat."
"He who does not eat has snacked."

When you have a free moment or two, please read my wife's interesting and entertaining blog about our life in Italy with photographs:

Friends and Family in Italy


Going to Spain, read my new blog:

Info About, For or On Spain – a source of links About, For or On Spain for those individuals traveling or already living in Spain.

Please note: The time listed below for this posting is Central European Time (CET)/ GMT+1.

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 31 DECEMBER 2011)

© Benjamin H. Licodo, 2005 - 2011, All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Info on some of my blog entries (URLs) for Roma/Rome, Italy

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 30 APRIL 2014)

Here are some of my blog entries (URLs) for Roma/Rome, Italy:


BLOG ENTRIES (URLs) FOR ROMA/ROME
* = Blog entry has been updated.For your specific interest, please search the web for further information using Google .

The above links as of this date are/were current. If anyone has any suggestions for any other additional web sites and/or links for reference, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry.

Please note: If you want me to reply to your comment or request any further information by email, please include your email address in a separate comment. I will NOT publish any comments with an email address in it.

NOTE: If you want to leave a comment, please leave it in ENGLISH.

Broken links: Since November, 2005, I have written over 300+ blog entries with 1,000's of corresponding links/URLs for Moving2Italy2, covering a varied and wide range of topics. In the event that you come across a broken link or a non-functioning link/URL, please post a comment and report the non-functional link. I wish to thank you in advance for assisting me in the ongoing maintenance and the updating of this successful and informative blog.

From 22 December 2009 until 10 January 2010, my wife and I were in Roma, dog, cat and apartment sitting. While we were there, her cousin, Bonnie, and husband, Pete, from Ocean City, NJ came over for a short visit. I had either updated my existing blog entry for Rome or created new blog entries for their respective visit.

Their visit and time with us along with a grand farewell and very tasty seafood dinner have provided us with many fond and lasting memories of our time in Roma and with Bonnie and Pete.

That's it for Wednesday, 3 March 2010: mercoledì, 3 marzo 2010

Ciao, Ben

Moving2Italy2 – #1 source of links About, For or On Italy for those individuals moving, traveling or already living in Italy.Today’s quote is an Italian proverb, author unknown.

"Roma non fu fatta in un giorno."

"Rome wasn't built in a day."

When you have a free moment or two, please read my wife's interesting and entertaining blog about our life in Italy with photographs:

Friends and Family in Italy

Going to Spain, read my new blog:
Info About, For or On Spain – a source of links About, For or On Spain for those individuals traveling or already living in Spain.

Please note: The time listed below for this posting is Central European Time (CET)/ GMT+1.

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 30 APRIL 2014)

© Benjamin H. Licodo, 2005 - 2014, All Rights Reserved.