In Italy everyone gets free medical care, even tourists. I wish I had known this when I bought insurance. It might have effected my amount purchased. Nevertheless, the medical transfer covered is important in the policy. I know about the free Italian health care because my room-mate had a reaction to an anti-biotic she was taking and the doctor and medication were free. Plus she got in immediately at the clinic.
We were in Apullia, Italy in the town of Polignano del Mara and we traveled everyday to other cities. We visited three UNESCO World Heritage sites within 1 1/2 hours of Polignano, to see Castello Del Monte, the Trulli homes, and the Sassi cave homes. The region is not visited by great numbers of Americans, so it remains very non- tourist focused and natural and the people are genuine and welcoming, but I would suggest know some Italian. The country side is filled with olive trees and vineyards and we visited both an olive mill, where we had a spectacular specially prepared lunch featuring many olive oils, and also a vineyard where we tried their wines and also had a great meal. The sea side is rocky and beautiful with towns clinging ton the cliff tops and there are larger cities with medeival city centers featuring Baroque churches and lovely balconied apartment homes. The skies are almost always sunny and you feel the same way. Loved this region.
Dianne R. would
recommend this plan to a friend or relative.