Heading to Italy!!! Any tips? So I am heading to Italy tomorrow for a 3-week adventure! It actually starts in Malta for 3 days (an island south of Sicily) and then we head to Sicily for a few days and then we travel up the Western coast of Italy. The destinations are as follows: Malta-->Sicily (Palermo, Taormina, Catania) --> Mainland Italy (Naples, Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice). Anyone have any tips? I know to look out for pickpockets. I am from the USA and I am just wondering of there are any little things I should know? I think I have the "big" things covered like safety and acting like a reasonable person when traveling abroad. But for example, my friend who travelled to Italy said that if I go to a cafe and order coffee, they do not make it to go, it is typically drank in the cafe. Moreover, they will charge you extra to sit down and drink it, whereas it would be cheaper to stand at the "bar" and drink. Or as another example: When dining out, don't bother to ask to take home my "leftovers" because that is not something that they do there. Anyone have any other good ones? I'll be sure to post some pictures in the Photo forum! I still have to post some from my 6-week trip to Ghana that I just returned from. Thanks!