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Northern Italy Road Trip Part III

Author: Jim and Donna C. (More Trip Reviews by Jim and Donna C.)
Date of Trip: October 2010

As promised a few references we used for planning and executing our trip:

Travel Guides, Supplies and Safety:
U.S. Department of State Travel Enrollment: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/registration/registration_4789.html
Guide books and travel items, Rick Steves out of Edmonds, Washington. http://www.ricksteves.com/about/travelcenter.htm
Travel Supplies: http://www.magellans.com/
Pickpockets and travel safety: http://www.bobarno.com/thwarting.htm
Travel tips: http://www.independenttraveler.com/

Tours & Tour Guides
Private tour of Venice: http://www.theveniceexperience.com/
Walking & education tours (Florence Docent): http://www.contexttravel.com/
Site seeing guides (Used in Lisbon on the cruise portion): http://www.ourexplorer.com/
Vatican Tour: http://www.vaticantoursinc.com/

Hotel, activity review & booking forward: http://www.tripadvisor.com/
Hotel, B&B & Agritourismo reservation site (Used in Europe) : http://www.booking.com/
Hotel booking and review (used from U.S.): http://www.orbitz.com/
Agritourismo locator (Italy): http://www.holidayfarm.net/en/welcome.htm

Airline, Auto and Transfer
Air Travel: http://www.britishairways.com/
Find the best seat on the airplane : http://www.seatguru.com/
International Driver's License: http://www.aaa.com/
Car rental: https://www.autoeurope.com/
Heathrow -- Gatwick Transfer Service: http://heathrow-transport.com/
Seattle Shuttle: http://www.shuttleexpress.com/
Rome transfer to Civitavecchia: http://www.limousineuara.com/en

Insurance, Cell phone, etc.
Travel Insurance : http://www.accessamerica.com/
SIM Card for Cell Phone : http://www.cellularabroad.com/
Luggage Forwarding: http://www.luggageforward.com/
Car rental Insurance information: http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/articles/rental_car_insurance.htm

Driving in Italy and weather:
Driving in Italy: http://www.bella-toscana.com/traffic_violations_italy.htm
More driving tips: http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/driving/
Italian Autostrada information: http://www.autostrade.it/en/index.html
Italy maps and distances: http://goitaly.about.com/library/bl_distances-italy.htm
Italy Weather: http://www.weatherbase.com/

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