Greater Than a Tourist- Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
50 Travel Tips from a Local
By Elaine Micallef
Are you excited about planning your next trip?
Do you want to try something new?
Would you like some guidance from a local?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater
Than a Tourist book is for you.
Greater Than a Tourist - Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy by
Elaine Micallef offers the inside scoop on the Lazio area. Most
travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is
nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist
series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has
lived at your next travel destination.
In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you
throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses
or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge
from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel
Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know
the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book,
you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.
"The most dangerous risk of all - The risk of
spending your life not doing what you want on the bet
you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later" - Alan Watts
Having spent half a year teaching yoga in a tiny
town called Pescosolido in the province of Frosinone, I
came to know much of the area and nearby places. On
most days I would teach my morning class and then
spend the rest of the day exploring. Setting off on my
daily adventures as I hiked, walked or drove, I easily
came to love this place. Inside my heart, there is a piece
of that place which I will hold forever. In exchange, I
left a part of my heart there, endlessly running wildly in
those vast meadows and mighty mountains. My hope is
to pass on to you some hints and tips so that you too
can feel this sense of exchange between your heart and
this place. Not in a sense of pain, but in a sense of
unity, freedom, and connection.
1. LANGUAGE BASICS
Before you set off on this adventure you want to
make sure that you get some of the language basics.
You'll be fine at airports, hotels, bed & breakfasts and
touristy places as people working in such areas have
pretty good understandable English. Once you venture
off from touristy places you might want or need to
speak to the locals for some directions or some general
assistance. In any such case, it's a fantastic idea to get to
know some basic words as Italians from small towns in
Frosinone really don't speak much English. Knowing
the basic is enough as Italians are genuinely friendly to
foreigners and will speak slowly using hand gestures to
try to make you understand what they're trying to
communicate. If you're good with the language, you're
good to go. If you feel you can learn a bit more basics
then I suggest you get your hands on a copy of one of
the Lonely Planet Phrasebooks which you should be
able to find basically in any bookstore or online. Here's
your first Italian phrase, "Parli l'Inglese?"; which you'll
hopefully get the answer to as, "Yes, I speak English".
2. FROM THE AIRPORT TO YOUR ADVENTURE
Not just one, not just two, but three! You've got
three airports that you can arrive at which are all more
or less the same distance to where you want to get to.
Two of them are in Rome and one is in Naples.
Naples International Airport (NAP) in Naples is the
furthest one away from Frosinone, only by half an hour
when compared to the next airport. Yet, having said
that, this depends greatly on where you want to go, in
Frosinone. If you're looking to head directly to the
mountains, then this might even be your closest airport!
Take parts of this book to get ideas and write down
notes on where you want to visit so you can get a
clearer idea on which airport you should get to. Note,
however, that any airport of these three will do just
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) in
Rome is the second furthest away, located less than half
an hour drive away from some beaches. After arriving
at this airport in Fiumicino I went to Ostia, a famous
beach with the locals, just 25 minutes away from the
airport. This will, of course, depend on how long you're
travelling for, but if like me, you just long to feel that
sand between your toes and that sea breeze in your hair,
then you should definitely consider this as an option
whilst you're still booking your flights.
Ciampino Airport (CIA) in Rome will have you
approximately 20 minutes closer to Frosinone which is
so little that truly it doesn't matter which flight you get
on to. Get the flight that will be most economical and
don't worry about anything else. Ciampino is the
smallest out of the three airports which might be good
for anyone who gets confused in airports or just doesn't
like the huge waiting queues or the complicated airport
The road to Frosinone from all three airports is then
pretty easy. You can get a bus, a train or you can hire a
car from the airports, which is what I recommend if you
want to drive up those mountains and see as many
places as you can in a short period of time!
Read all 50 Tips in the book
Greater Than a Tourist- Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
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TOP REASONS TO BOOK THIS TRIP
Hikes: The hikes here will leave you fully immersed in
nature as they offer you splendid scenery to take with
you in your memory forever.
Road Trips: Italy and road trips sound like a dream
come true. Frosinone is a vast piece of land that will
take you through hills and mountains as you drive along
lakes and cute little villages revealing a really fun and
ever-changing landscape all along your route.
Agritourism: Offering countless fun activities that take
you back to how our ancestors used to live, you're
bound to find activities that fit your style and needs at
any moment of your life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elaine is a health and wellness coach from Malta, a
tiny island south of Italy. Practicing and teaching yoga
has taken her to travel and see much of the world. What
she found was how we are all beautifully connected to
each other. What she seeks now is to bring that unity to
be felt and seen by all beings of this universe.