Subject: Re: ATMs & health insurance
Hi Ziners,

Re ATMs: I have read some of the posts re ATMs. My ATM card is not a debit card (with a Visa or MasterCard logo). Some clerk at the bank is now telling me I may have problems in Italy. Any experience with this?

Re trip cancellation/health ins. I checked with my blue cross/blue shield and they cover me in Italy. Yes, including evacuation. But you get reimbursed. This is also

true of the insurance carriers some of the Ziners mentioned. I don't need trip cancellation insurance so my question is should I be getting the health ins just to be safe.

I checked with the carriers and they quoted me much cheaper rates if I get a $500 trip cancellation than if I choose none.

Maria Redondo Beach, Ca