Northern Italy is pleasant, sometimes light rain, or mixed clouds nd
sun. You might get some snow in the mountains (like the Dolomites.).
Southern Italy is warm, sometimes actually muggy. Not unpleasant.
Trip insurance (health) is a good buy - a few years ago I was
traveling with a small group and one member had a stroke - they had
purchased trip insurance shortly before departing on the trip, and it
covered the bulk of their expenses, including about 10 days in a
hospital in France, train back to Paris, medical attendant back to the
states on the plane (required by the airline), etc. Of course the
trip cancellation insurance was also worth it.
On Tue, 15 Aug 2000 05:16:47 GMT, "Evelyn Vogt Gamble (Divamanque)"
>I bought "trip insurance" which includes health coverage while I'm in Europe,
>along with "trip cancellation" insurance, which will reimburse any
>non-cancelable charges I have paid. A lot of people don't bother (although
>many assume their U.S. health policies cover them abroad, which is not
>necessarily the case). However, my trip is far enough off, in point of time,
>and I will have laid out enough money so it seemed worth the premium (which is
>really quite reasonable - based upon the age of the oldest member of your
>party, and how much of the potential cost of cancellation you wish to cover.)
>There are several companies on the net, or your personal insurance agent can
>probably arrange a policy for you. (Or your travel agent, if you are using one
>- although I've been told it may be more expensive through them.)
>> My wife and I will be traveling from the U.S. to Italy in October and I was
>> wondering if anyone has bought specific health insurance for traveling or
>> how would the coverage of an HMO be in europe? (I assume not at all!!) I
>> plan on not using it ;) but I like having some peice of mind. Are there
>> some policies you would recommend/not recommend?
>> What's the weather like in Italy in October?