It is only a matter of time untill something like that happens. It happened to us twice. Once in Vienna, and the last time in Rome. We were on vacanza, so it was not the end of the world, but it involved extra costs. In Rome we had to stay an extra three days ( so hard to take). The airline had a bogus reason but never went into details.
As we were in the airport to leave my wife found a notice in the airport regarding the rights of passengers in the EU. Click the link below to bring you to this page.
EU Passenger Rights
Much has been written on this subject, but if your are delayed or have your flight canceled check this site. Also check it if your baggage is lost or delayed. Last year Air Berlin would not let us bring our suitcase as carry on even though our connection was only an hour. Our baggage did not make it.
We went back to the airline (Eurofly USA div of Meridiana) through our credit card company and saved almost $1000. They did not contest our chargeback through the credit card company.
With all our trips to Italy, still like Alitalia the best.
The site below may be of help also:
May the help be with you!
What better memory than sitting down to breakfast and dinner while looking out over the lake. We had a wonderful apartment at Wright Art BnB on the lake. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner with the most amazing views. La vita è bella.
What you say is an APE, not an ape, but the ubiquitous little combination of a motorcycle and pickup truck that plugs along all of Italy’s roadways.
Credit photo and text above from the Washington Post.
The Ape hauls almost anything, from buildng materials to fruit and fiish. A clasic Ape in ToscanaNothing elegant about this baby, plain and simple, it does the job.This one was at an Airbnb in Montepulciano.
Not only did he sell fruit and vegetable, he serenaded the streets with his words on the health of his produce.
This fruit vendor was in Cefalù, Sicily. (fruttivendolo)
Some info from Wikipedia:
At the end of World War II, most Italians, badly affected by the war, lacked means of transport and, more importantly, the financial means to acquire and maintain full-sized four-wheeled vehicles. In 1947, the inventor of the Vespa, aircraft designer Corradino D’Ascanio, came up with the idea of building a light three-wheeled commercial vehicle to power Italy’s economical reconstruction, an idea which found favour with Enrico Piaggio, the son of the firm’s founder, Rinaldo. The very first Ape model and the mark immediately following it were mechanically a Vespa with two wheels added to the rear, with a flat-bed structure on top of the rear axle. The early sales brochures and adverts referred to the vehicle as the VespaCar or TriVespa. The first Apes featured 50 cc,125 cc or 150 cc and more recently 175 cc engines.
It is hard to imagine a 125 CC engine pulling a big load.