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TRANSPORT

INFORMATION

TRANSPORT

VENICE

TAXI & LAND VEHICLES

You can order any TAXI BOAT from almost everywhere, since Venice was all connected along with one canal

For travelling outside Venice, bus stops and other land vehicles 

are centralized at

PIAZZALE ROMA

MILAN

TAXI

Ordering taxis here are easier and cheaper compared to Paris

No taxi application used during our stay there, but if you need to get a cab early in the morning, ask the receptionist to book it 15 minutes before your departure

MILAN

TRENORD STIBM TICKET

It's a TICKET PASS that can be used up to 10 TRIPS

Buying TICKET PASS

at any ticket offices or

SINGLE TRIP TICKET

at any ticket machine

1 TRIP = 90 minutes

at any public transportation

including trains, buses and trams

The Milano station is really huge that you might get lost

Platform directory signage can be so confusing and stressful

( up to 12 colors times two )

  • During our trip on Italy, we didn't purchase any particular advance pass

  • We haven't do any research about the pass, since we only stay at Milan for 2 days 

DINE

INFORMATION

DINE

BOOKING

Booking is MANDATORY

Pay attention for meal you've craving on Google, especially its date ( less than a month post means higher chance that menu was still listed ) 

TIPPING

Mostly not required, except they gave exceptional service

However, some servers might ask for tip

LUNCH / DINNER

MOST RESTAURANTS

have TOTALLY DIFFERENT MENU for

Lunch and Dinner

Busted few times about this

SUNDAY

Since we're not travelling during Sunday, we didn't know how it works in Milan.

However, some restaurants that we've listed are open on Saturday and Sunday in Venice

  • OUR MEAL HIGHLIGHTS [ SORRY WE ARE NOT A CHEESE FANS ]

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SEPPEI AI FERRI CON POLENTA - CUTTLEFISH
• VENICE •

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TAGLIATELLE ALL'ASTICE CON FRUTTI DI MARE
• VENICE •

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SPAGHETTI ALLA CHITARRA CON FRUTTI DI MARE
• VENICE •

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DARK CHOCOLATE X CARAMELO SALATO
• VENICE •

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

D-08

  • EURAIL TRIP

  • VENICE ARRIVAL

EURAIL

1

TRAIN

0

BUS

0

STEPS

10K

  • Arrival at Milano Centrale train station    14:40

  • During our train change, we store our luggage to our next 2 day's hotel at Milan, located just across the road            

  • EURAIL Train heading to Venezia S.Lucia    15:45

  • Arrival at Venezia S. Lucia train station    18:12

  • Check in and grab dinner at Rio Novo Restaurant. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for Seafood lovers!!   19:00

NOTE :

We stays in Venice for one single purpose, to take the DOLOMITES ONE DAY TOUR.

This is why we are not exploring this city more than 4 hours :)

ITINERARY

D-09

  • DOLOMITES

  • PEAKS, LAKES & MOUNTS

CABLE C

1

TRAIN

0

CAR

1

STEPS

11k

  • Check out from our hotel and keep the luggage there    07:50

  • Arrival at meeting point ( at Piazzale Roma ) to take our day tour    08:00

  • Trust me 10 minutes from our hotel to this place took you a lot of short breath and tight leg            

  • Meet our driver Stefani and get ready to go with her Benz car    08:20

  • It was so lucky for us, that we eventually get private tour since other 2 participants cancel their booking on the day            

  • The tour we've paid was only IDR 3.500.000 / person, while private tour usually cost twice higher            

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  • Arriving at Cortina, one of the beautiful city    10:40

  • Buying some breads and pastries for us and our driver. PS: there's a LV store here.            

  • Taking our first Faloria cable car in Italy at Cortina d'Ampezzo    11:20

  • Cost 24€ / Round Trip            

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  • Arrived at Tre Cimes    13:00

  • During winter the access to get to the top was closed :(            

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  • Arrived at frosted and snowed Lake Braies    14:00

  • During winter we cannot see the beauty of its reflection and green colors,           

  • but we got a chance to literally walk on top of it. This is the first time ever we've ever "WALK" on top of a giant lake            

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  • Arrived at frosted Lake Misurina   15:15

  • Thou it was frosted, it was not covered fully with snows, so that we are not taking chances for this lake :p           

  • Arrived at Valle di Cadore, the ice cream city   15:15

  • This is the city where ice cream world competition held annually, as well as the birth city of the waffle cone's inventor          

  • Arrived at Venice   18:00

  • Quick dinner and get our luggage, straight ahead to the train station           

  • Arrived at Milano Centrale   23:35

  • The great thing about Dolomites is that most of the places are historical, not to mention the view surrounds you with large trees and that tingling feeling of edge's canyon ride is just hard to forget and replaced

  • Aside of these places that we're stopping by at Dolomites, along the road there were still few places that we can see and enjoy. There's also a hot air baloon ride, but the price is too fantastic that we didn't intended to try :)

  • If you are planning to skiing or do any activities in Dolomites, June and September are most recommended by our driver, and of course, staying for few days are required

ITINERARY

D-10

  • MIILAN

  • IL DUOMO CHURCH

TRAM

2

TRAIN

2

BUS

1

STEPS

17k

The least impressed city during our first Europe trip.

Places are mostly dirty, a lot of drunken people in the street at night,

foods are definitely not the best to digged in, reservation is not handy, train station direction is too complicated, the distance to reach one to another area is way too far on foot.

It was relieving that we've only spent one day here, considering we put this on our bucket list just to dine and eat anything.

EURAIL

ITINERARY

D-11

  • EURAIL trip to PARIS

EURAIL

1

TRAIN

0

BUS

0

STEPS

1K

GLOBAL PASS

208 US$ / 4 days

Travel on as many TRAINS as you like on EACH of your 4 travel days

Day doesn't have to be consecutive

Perfect for visiting 3–5 destinations

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​ ✖ Seat reservations are not included

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​ ✖ City's METRO are not included

SEAT RESERVATION

 20 - 39 US$ / person

To ensure you are seated together with your relatives, always reserve under 1 account 

TICKET not always meant to be printed

If printing required, you can input the reservation code at any SNCF machine ​

VOITURE = Carriage number

PLACE = Seat Number

Reservation can only be made from website

[ not applicable through apps ]

Ensure your pass linked with your email address, because website login only accept email login

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Taking taxi to Milano P.Garibaldi station    05:20

Arriving at Train Platform    05:45

         We were asked to show our passport before departure            

                  The perks of having early morning train trip is that we are don't have to find places for our luggages            

VAT REFUND

INFORMATION

VAT REFUND

FRANCE

Thou most popular brands are originally came from here, doesn't mean this country is the cheapest place to buy

If you buy the item from any OFFICIAL STORE, the price with any EURO currencies will be the same like websites

VAT refund is varied depend on how much you've spent.

You can claim any other countries purchases as long as it was under the same European Union

However, the VAT from other countries will can only be given to you by cash

101€ - 8.000€

12%

ITALY

The highest VAT refund country that we've visited

Stores in Milan are not as crowded as Paris with no que line

Some people inform that there's cheaper place in Florence city which has a lot of branded items, but we are not having enough time to have a visit.

Purchases above 8.000 € will get 15% VAT refund

101€ - 8.000€

13.3%

SWITZERLAND

We are not recommend you to bought stuffs from either Switzerland or United Kingdom

Aside of its low percentage with high minimum transaction, the currencies are higher compared to Euro