PRACTICAL INFORMATION

How do I calculate Italy time versus home time?
Italian time is 6 hours ahead of US time.  
We recommend changing watches as you board your flight, so that you will adjust more easily to the change. Cell phones will normally switch automatically.
 
How do I know what clothing and shoe size to purchase in Italy?
Athletic and sport shoes will carry conversion labels on the inside of the shoe. We suggest you carry the conversion table when buying clothing; better yet, try on clothing and shoes before buying.
 
CONVERSION TABLES
SIZES
Italy           40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66
France        36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62
Spain  38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64
U.S.A. 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32
 
MENS SHOES
USA: 8  8.5   9  9.5   10  10.5   11    11.5   12
Eur:       40.5 41 42 42.5   43  44   44.5   45      46
 
WOMENS SHOES
USA:                        3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10
Eur:                        35   36  37  38   39  40  41   42
 
Whom do I ask for directions?
You can obtain information from local police officers that are normally found at street crossings. If none are found,  you can ask a store merchant.  
Avoid asking other people in the stores. You may also ask directions at taxi depots or bus drivers, or any public official.
DO NOT ACCEPT transport from anyone at anytime. Instead, if unsure, contact your Group Leader or Tour Leader via cell phone. 
 
How should I behave with people who sollicit charity?
This is solely at your discretion; only be careful and do not stop for long.
 
What is the conversion of miles to Kilometers?
One English mile is equivalent to 1.609344 Km.