February 21, 2013

Pet Passport

It is mandatory to have an up-to-date passport (health certificate) for your pet in order to allow travel between certain qualifying countries (mainly the EU & a few others). The majority of countries only require your pet to be micro-chipped, vaccinated against rabies and a
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Flying with Pets

There are regulations and laws set in place that you must comply with.  These are designed to ensure that your pet travels in comfort and safety. From UK Your dog or cat must fly in an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved crate/kennel.  Check with your airline
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Travelling with Pets

Taking your pet (animale domestico) abroad has become very popular in recent years with many hotels, self catering apartment and villa owners allowing pets in their accommodation.  However, before doing so, you must ensure that you have a pet-passport, relevant certificates
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Around Lake Como by Ferry

The ferry service is the best way to travel around Lake Como.  Many residents as well as tourists use this method of transport to avoid being stuck in traffic jams, especially in the summer months.  The ferries not only cater for passengers but some are able to accommodate your
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Around Lake Como by Water Taxi

A water taxi is a convenient way of  touring Lake Como and gives you an excellent close-up view of the magnificent lakeside villas. As well as the lakeside villa tours, it is a great way to reach some of the smaller villages that are not on the ferry routes. Water Taxi’s
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Around Lake Como by Bike

Cycling is an extremely popular sport in Italy and it is no wonder considering the prestigious Giro d’Italia takes place annually between May and June.  Italian drivers are very aware of cyclists on the road, however you will still get the ones that drive past  just that
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Around Lake Como by Walking

This is a great way to see all the hidden side-streets in the quaint little villages and towns of Lake Como (not to mention keeping you fit). You can walk almost anywhere.  However parts of the lakeside road can be dangerous as there are no continuous paths and at some points, no
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Around Lake Como by Bus

Travelling around Lake Como by bus is a good method of transport, relatively easy and more relaxing than driving. Buses are located in Piazza Cavour as well as across the road from the Como Lago Nord Train Station and some buses that run from Como San Giovanni Train Station. You
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Around Lake Como by Car

Driving in Italy can be quite an experience and you most certainly use all your mirrors.  Italian drivers tend to drive very quickly, tailgate and are generally quite aggressive.  If possible try to ignore the tailgating as much as possible and don’t panic.  After a period
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Car Hire

To rent a car, you must be at least 18 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for at least one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Hiring a car is a great idea if you plan to tour in and around the Italian lakes,
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Bergamo by Private Transfer

Private transfer service; taxi, minibus or coach relieves the worry of lugging your case on and off public transport and having to change trains, buses.   This can be pre-booked via the internet and a driver will meet you at the airport and take you straight to your destination.
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Bergamo by Car

You can hire a car at Bergamo )rio Al Serio Airport from one of the many international and national car rental companies located in the arrivals area; Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locautorent, Maggiore National and Sixt. It is recommended that book your hire car
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