For someone who blogs daily when on vacation, it is always important for me to have a place to stay with an internet connection. I have been known to PAY "whatever is necessary" for this service to get a daily blog posted when traveling. It has ranged from an hourly rate of a couple of euros to a one time 20 E fee for the whole stay to $14.95 a day in U.S. hotels!
In Bassano, we had both a TIM and a WIND store a block from our hotel. We both have Italian cell phones. Mine has service from WIND, and Brad's has service from TIM. We are proficient on going to the tabacchi to buy a card to add minutes of use to our phones.
We bought a Superinternet SIM, which gives me wireless internet anywhere in Italy. This little thingy that goes in a USB port cost 49 euro.
There was a 15 euro activation charge, and I was good to go. Adding minutes of use is done just like it is for my phone, OR can be done online. For the 15 euro, I had 20 hours of internet for my trip. More can be added at the rate of 50 cents an hour. It works ANYWHERE!
Whoo Hoo! No more extra hotel charges for internet, and I don't have to do it in the hotel lobby!