There are the most expensive and most
beautiful fashion shops in Florenz. Many considerable Modezaren have
their master houses (Gucci,
Coveri, Pucci, Feragamo etc..) Also most other mode designers maintain
here own Business. High price level.
Likewise in Florenz and even in smaller cities there is sufficient
the mark quality high-quality in middle
price situations offer. One recognizes it by the maintained show-
windows. The personnel is usually qualified
and strives sincerely. Are generally recommendable also the shoe stores.
Antique and troedelmarcets:
good deals cannot be usually made on all markets (more), but here
and there one can perhaps still purchase an
interesting object. Look and rumage is always worthwhile themselves in
dei Ciompi: daily and last Sunday in the month
Grande: 1. Weekend in the month
San Martino: 3. Weekend in the month
XX Septembre: 2. Weekend in the month
del Mercato: 3. Sunday in the month
Saturday in the month
Weekend in the month
(Florenz): 2. Sunday in the
the Monday of Easter and
10. October 2004
San Miniato: 2. Sunday in the month
Fattoria or Tenuta: is partly century-old, often rule
stand today usually under monument
Podere: part a large of
a Fatoria or
Tenuta as farmsteads, which "hafe rent" once the farmers according to the kind
is inhabited and
whose country it ordered.
Rustici: are individual
a fortress or a castle.
usually a weiler fortress-like put on is, often with
own church and military tower.
enterprise is after today's designation.
Holidays on the farmer yard, with/without keeping of
domestic cattle, with domestic animals, wine
and olive oil
Italians usually attach importance to tidy
clothes. If you go
visiting the cities, pay attention
not to be generously dressed. Particularly
when entering churches and in fine restaurants.
White socks and sandals are considered as very
teutonisch. nakebath is expressly forbidden,
whereby brown " without at the top" are more
and more waited. Also it is to be disturbed by law decree
forbidden in the time of 13 to 16 o'clock at
the beach with radio music or ball play. Alcohol, preferably
in the form of wine, belongs here to the
everyday life, but it does not send itself to be drunk.
Mon-Fri. of 8.30-13.20 and
admission systems electrical of 14.30-15.30 o'clock there all banks
have, leave you ask
cameras and things of metall
outside in the safe-deposit box.
Opening times taegl. of 09.00-13.00 h and of
16.30-20.00 h also Saturday (in the winter a half hour
in former times). Sundays nearly all
business is closed (expenditure EN newspaper and flower shops in the
morning). Monday in the morning
only grocer's shops are openly, then however on Wednesday the afternoon
are. Shopping centres are continuous opened
from 09.00 h to 21,00 h. in August is many business for several
weeks completely closed (Italy makes vacation).
In the months June until Septembers those
take place into the whole Toskana different commemorative events,
drag on usually over several weeks. (you pay
attention to the fastened posters)
drinks at the restaurants
Ital. ambassy in
Dessaustr. 28/29 D-10963
Berlin, Tel.: +49-30 - 25 44 00, FAX: 25 44-0120
German ambassy in It.:
Via San Martino della Battaglia 4 I-00185 Roma Tel.: 06 - 49 21 31,
FAX: 49 21-3319
German Consulat in
Florence: Corso dei Tintori 3, 50122
Firenze, Italien, Tel: (0039 055) 234 35 43
In the restaurants the calculation is always
made per table. Wish separate calculations,
you should refer before to it (Conti
separati). Also a firm component of the calculation are (pane
e coperto), thus the basic price for bread
and cover as well as servizio (service charge). For everything which it
pay, get a "Ricevuta" (receipt) please
waive, there it again and again to road controls
by the "Guardia di Finanza" (fiscal
investigation) gives. Capuccino after the meal is not necessarily
style-genuinly, which orders connoisseurs
Espresso (Cafè). Grappa and stomach-bitterly as (Amaro,
Ramazotti), after the Cafè have
drunk. In the Bars for the service at the table an impact is required
(very expensively into the elegant
Streetcafès of Florenz and Siena).
For ital. Motorways can do you already
before urlaubsantritt (in Germany at the General German Automobile
Association, in Italy with that Banks,
motorway restaurants, Tabacchi shops) a "Viacard" in the value of
€ 25.00 or
acquire, those Them waiting periods at the duty act ions saves. At the
duty act ions are for
this marked special
traces (cash payment, Telecard, Viacard) intended. During cash payment
you drive into the
respective trace to
the cash little house (green traffic light light). If you erred once in
the trace, do not
continue to drive
absolutely and back. Heavily one punishes (penalty). They must
however with the ramp on the
motorway at the cash
little houses (press red button) a distance map draw, only then go the
pays the most distant distance to
this map. Price example,
the duty of the border
Chiasso to Milan = € 1.50, is raised briefly
after the border. For the tangent around Milan = € 1,90.
Direction Bologna over Parma La Spezia to
Pisa center/airport = € 18.00 or direction Bologna Genova
to Pisa center/airport = € 18.50, is paid
after Verlasssen of the Autostrada. You can before acquire the vignette
for Switzerland € 27.50 also at the General
German Automobile Association, them apply for 1 year however
always by 31 January D n. yearly, for
Austria gives it beside the annual freeway sticker to passenger car
€ 72.60 motorcycle € 29, also those for 2
months passenger car € 21.80 motorcycle € 10.90 or 10
passenger car €
7.60 motorcycle €
Ferries operate starting
from the spring starting from Piombino, a daily trip are nearly
hourly because of the long start however to
consider to create but.
soccorso - rescue /ambulance 118
- traffic police 113;
Vigili del fuoco
- fire-brigade 115;
ACI - automobile club
of Italy: 116 (free of charge) mobilely: 800,116,800;
mare - distress rescue 1530
These numbers can select you free of charge
from any telephone. Call your name u.
Telephone no., place of the happening and
reason of the employment.
In Italy there is a General German
Automobile Association emergency call station with 24h.-Service
which from the accident to autotheft with
emergencies abroad helps. Tel. No.: 02,661,591 or in the FRG +49 89
Check acceptance with
149 100, with indication of the
acc. no., post
code and map NR.
Credit at the motorways continuous, in
localities usually only of 08.00 -12,30 h and of 15.00-19.00 h
opened. With the "Self service" one can
refuel with €-notes at the automat and selects by push of a
between "verde/senza Piombo super " "petrol"
lead free to price € 1.13- 1.14 or "verde/senza
Super Plus" answer "petrol super" lead free
and "Diesel" € 0,93.
01.01. New Year Capodanno;
06.01. hl. three-kings Epifania;
Easter Pasqua; Eastermonday/Lunedi di
25.04. Day of release Festa della
01.05. Day of the work Festa del Lavoro;
15.08. Maria Ascension Day Ferragosto;
01.11. All-holy Ognissanti;
08.12. Maria Empfängnis/L'Immacolata
26.12. 2. Chrismasday/Santo Stefano;
friday of passion week, Christi Ascension
Day, Fronleichnam and whit-monday are not in Italy lawful Holidays.
In addition, numerous parties are held to honor of the respective
patron saint. Shops remain mostly open:
Okt. (St. Petronius),
Bari: 6. Dez.
(Firenze)/Genua (Genova)/Turin (Torino): 24. Juni
Mailand (Milano): 7. Dez. (St.
(Napoli): 19. Sept. (St. Gennaro),
Juli (St. Rosalia),
(Roma): 29. Juni (St.
2. Juli und 16. Aug.
Triest (Trieste): 3. Nov.
(Venezia): 25. April
Beside the large
airlines Alitalia, Lufthansa, Austrian airlines etc. fly also smaller
associating Eurowings and
Dolomiti air, the
larger (Milan) and smaller airports (Pisa and Florenz) on.
fliers such as Ryanair
HAPAG LLOYD EXPRESS "www.hlx.com" fly
starting from € 19,99 to Pisa
other one only to
Bologna or Milan also the German course "www.db.de" several
and daily connections
after Pisa or Florenz on. When booking also to the Italian IC/EC
In the summer
timetable there are good car train connections Germany to Livorno.
timetable also Inglish-language FS-Trenitalia "www.trenitalia.com"
information you click on the societies)
with the car:
The journey with the car is not necessarily
relaxing, offers however the large advantage of the
the north coming one must in each case not only the obstacle of the
alps, but briefly
forwards the goal also
still that of the Apennin overcome. Is paradoxically the two highway
roads over Switzerland
A2 (Godhard tunnel) and/or by Austria A12, A13 over the burner the A22
to drive problem-free,
than "tratto appenninico", circle and tunnel-rich pieces from Austria
Bologna and Florenz and/or coming from Switzerland over Milan, one can
itself for those
A7 to Genova decide and
then the coastal motorway take direction Livorno or Milan Bologna and
on the A15 after La Spezia drive (20 km more briefly). Escapes the
tunnels and the curves
one on both distances
however not. As alternatives over the alps: one drives the A7 over that
the A95 (mixing central forest) after Innsbruck burner; the
Tauernhighway after Villach Udine.
Motorways avoid and on
highways evade, should really only those consider, with those it
on a few hours more does
not arrive, but however on € 18-20,50 in that vacation
it is advisable for the
car a foreign
to lock foreign
(ADAC = General German Automobile Association
and carry the green verse map
Notes receive you in Italy at
with the EC map. maximum amount 200 € - 400 € per
day. In nearly
you can pay all
business, restaurant, gas
stations etc. with Mastercard, Diners, Visa etc..
Motorways: (becomes green describe)
The A1 (also Strada del Sol) the main traffic
vein, those the Toskana of the north (Apennin) to the south
pulls through and to Rome continues to lead.
The A11 connects Florenz with the coast, meets with Viareggio
and/or. northern of Pisa on
the A12 coming from Genova at noerdl. the toskanischen coast along, at
and ends with Livorno and/or noerdl. from
Cecina. The A15 cuts the Toskana to their nordwestl. Zipfel
and the A1 (noerdl. of Piacenza) with La
Spezia connects. By the way is in Italy with the overhauling procedure
up the use of the headlight
flasher to the motorway permits. Speed limit amounts to on the
motorways 130 km/h,
and with rains 110 km/h, by
many, with controls does not become over cry is not generally kept
however heavily punished. Minimum penalty €
103,00. Note: Starting from 23 June 2002 applies on all
Motorways (also not mautplichtige) in Italy:
Drive with headlight low beam by day - offence 32, - - €, all
Motorcycle and moped drivers must constantly
drive with headlight low beam. Also parts per thousand became by
decree border lowered of 0,8 to
0,5. Offences between 774 € u. 2582 € together with
driving ban from 15
to threaten 3 months. Immediately
also a warning
in the car must be carried.
At the end of May finds
probably most famous Oldtimerrace of the
world, the "mille Miglia",
exactly through the Toskana
Florenz Siena (FI-SI) and Florenz Pisa Livorno
(FI-PI-LI) (not chargeablely). The via Aurelia
(SS 1) along the coast of Monaco coming is to
a large extent as motorway developed, above all off
Livorno toward the south (Rome).
Are usually opened of 09.00-18.00 o'clock
(on Mondays always closed).
In Montaione there is a nice restaurant with
large terrace for everyone (Lo Strettoio). Something for younger
People is "Harpo's Disco-bar" in Gambassi of
terms in the summer in the park outside or the "Kaleido Discothek"
Open-air swimming pool:
Lain a beautifully open-air. Swimming pool
with child pool, meadow, own cabs, seats, bar u.
Restaurant is in Castelfalfi approx.. 10 km
In the proximity of Montaione there are riding
stables (e.g. Western riding), in Montaione finds you public Tennis
places (one of it is considered) forwards.
Registration in the tourist office (Comune = city hall). Very more
beautifully 18 hole golf
course as well as open-air Swimming pool are in Castelfalfi (approx. 10
km of Montaione).
The Palio (famous horse running) takes place
annually on 2 July and on 16 August in Siena .
Since 1981 finds in Fucecchio - at the
Autostrada (FI-PI-LI) proximity San Miniato, also in each case on 10.
Palio instead of. Here 6 quarters
each, against each other in each case 3 first ride a running in
2 starting from 15.30 h come then into the
final by la conquista del "Cencio". (to the conquest of the "rag")
Do not place your car in the park prohibition,
saltet punishments and immediate towing are at that
the usual post office and money service offers to (no
Mon-Sat of 08.00-13.00 o'clock. There
are stamps, (Francobolli) also in the tabaccostores (Tabacci).
Postage to England costs for a
letter € 0.62 and for a picture postcard € 0,52.
For a trip after Florenz or Siena it is
worth to drive itself also with the course (no parking lot search,
in Florenz rather with
difficulty). Good connection starting from Castelfiorentino (station =
Stazione, 9 km of
somewhat with difficulty. They can in addition, if
them to Florenz to want, starting from
Empoli with the course drive (all
20 min.) Multi-storey car park at
the station. Nearly all villages and cities are
with public means of transport too reach:
if they are not because of a
line, with the bus, not rarely also over
crushed stone routes. Nearly are
the the cross-country penalty blue.
tickets belong to the things, in Italy are
still relatively favorable. Unfortunately the
BUS connections are not
always as frequent, as one itself trips
would wish (speak: one comes, but not with times further or back). In Italy
bought tickets must be cancelled before
To recommend the road map "Toskana Elba"
(1:200.000) of Kuemmerly+Frey.
If you would like to
spend one day at the sea, then are the nearest sand beaches
(to reach over saltworks di Volterra) is very
beautifully convenient the bay
of Baratti, below
worth seeing Pupolonia or the beautiful beach
of San Vincenzo 40-50 m
broad u. 5 km long.
Small beach however
comfortably, is Marina
the enormous rocks
at the strandpromenade.
Italy has moved just
another land in the EU a strict
non-smoker law for the catering trade. There are either smoker's
corners which specially
must be ventilated or, however, a strict
Offense is punished very high. The landlords must
pay up to 2,200
of punishment. Smoking guests must count with up to 275 euros of
punishment - pregnant and
children are present, the
This regulation is not quite new. Already up to now a prohibition of
counted to numerous public
spaces, however, this was mostly
ignored up to now, without bigger consequences were
to be expected.
Passport or identity card is completely
sufficient, whereby self-tl only still to Swiss borders
and there also only random test method is
controlled. For children under 16 years child document of identification
or entry in the passport of
country call number ( to Ital.) 0039 (first
0 of the ital. local preselection No. get remains)
for exemble 0039 0571 .. to Montaione.
country call number (Ital. to UK) 0044 . For examble
0044 171 ...... to London. If you
liked to telephone in Italy in the local area network, you must
always along-select the local preselection
from 01 March 2012 applies to Montaione / Gambassi Terme, a tourist tax of 1, oo € per day per adult max. for 6 days. Children
years are nothing. The tax is in respect of the
paid to the
A good selection been because of the road
included behind San Gimigano toward Pogibonsi, or in
Montelupo (direction Florenz), to one the
most important Terracotta made in Italy, a View of
manufacturie you find in the own workshop.
limits: Localities 50
km/h, highway/motorways 90 km/h,
partly also 110 km/h
sign-posting) and motorways 130km/h.
Caduta sassi = falling rocks
Deviazione = bypass
Divieto di Sosta/Sosta
vietata = park prohibition,
e.g. at entries Inizio
zona tutelata = beginning of the park
Rallentare = slow drive
Sbarrato = closed
Senso unico = one-way
Tutte le direzioni = all
Zona di silenzio =
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In the restaurant one can order without
concern "vino della casa " (house wine), which is usually quite good.
Otherwise one always recognizes a good wine
by the price and by opening (glass, cork, label). The chianti
classico (e.g. Gallo nero)
D.O.C.G. is a good wine, older classes should the print "riserva "
wines are the Brunello di
Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino or the Nobile di Montepulciano as well
as the Rosso
Montepulciano. As withwine "Vernaccia di San Gimignano" is very
recommendable. Enotecha = wine action).
Poggibonsi, Florenz, it
is worthwhile itself to visit also the market hall in Florenz.
Wednesday: Massa Marittima, Pisa, Lucca, Siena very
Thursday: Empoli, San
Friday: Livorno (fishmarket
dayly, early) Montaione small,
Pontedera, Colle di Val d'Elsa, very largely
Saturday: Arezzo, Pisa,
Lucca, Castelfiorentino, Volterra very
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