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    • Good restaurant for large group of wine lovers

      Pisa Jun 12, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      Looking for some suggestions for an evening meal in Pisa for a group of 23 wine "students" (mature group ages between 40 & 80) on first night of a brief Chianti tour. We arrive about 7.00pm on a Saturday night in October and will be staying in Castellina. We will have been travelling for all afternoon from the UK by coach & plane, So one option is to eat in the Pisa area before the journey up to Castellina. All ideas welcomed

    • Castiglioncello as a day trip?

      Castiglioncello Yesterday


      Would Castiglioncello be a good day from from Florence? If so, what sorts of activities would you recommend doing during the day?

      I am a big fan of the water, would there be enough time to see the village and go snorkelling?


    • New Stores

      Florence Jun 17, 2014 at 6:24 AM

      Hi - I was in Florence last year and wanted to know if any new stores had opened since then.

    • purse from florence

      Florence Jun 13, 2014 at 8:29 AM

      try to find out about john f from Florence Italy who sign and made a black clutch purse from my great grandmother nobody seems to know john f

    • directions

      Siena Jul 4, 2014 at 9:38 AM

      how to get to Florence airport from Siena

    • travel from pisa to montieri

      Montieri Jun 11, 2014 at 6:11 AM

      travel from pisa to montieri

    • B&B La Magnolia

      Lucca Jun 26, 2014 at 5:56 AM

      Would like to return to Lucca next september, does B&B la Magnolia still exist

    • Gardens in Grosseto

      Grosseto Jun 25, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      Giardino la Ferriera was an important garden in Capalbio designed by Giuppi Pietromarchi. Can you tell me if it is available to visit? As well as a name and contact information please.
      Thank you, Julia Guest - West Vancouver BC Canada

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      short tours out of Florence with my 84 yr old dad

      Florence Jun 14, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      I am planning to take my dad to Italy for his first time (tho not mine) in October this yearl. He's a spry and healthy 85-year old man (who forgets how old he is so I need to be a bit careful not to tire him out.) I am doing a two week Home Exchange with an apartment in Florence so we will have a home base from which we can take a couple of trips. And we won't have a car. He very much wants to go to the Amalfi Coast so I'm wondering if it might be best to book a tour from Florence. There's a tour company called that has a 4-day tour that I'm exploring, but I wonder if anyone could recommend other tour operators I could investigate? OR if people think it might be just as easy to go to Amalfi and get a hotel for a couple of nights and make our way around on our own?

    • Seeing the David

      Florence Jun 12, 2014 at 9:11 PM

      We are online trying to buy tickets to the Academia gallery to view the David statue and it seems pretty confusing. The tickets seem to be more expensive than I thought they would be - over 20 euros per person. I just want to make sure we are not accidentally paying for more than we want - like the Uffizi gallery, or lunch, or something.

      Thanks for any info.

    • Vespa ride through Tuscany

      Florence Jun 26, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      My wife and I will be in Rome (4 days) & decided to take a break to go to Florence for at least most of day 3. I am planning to book a vespa tour that rides through Tuscany for 4 hours w/ meal included. I just wanted to know if anyone has done something similiar and whether it was worthwhile considering the time away from Rome? Thanks for your help.

    • Santa Maria Novella

      Florence Jun 25, 2014 at 4:51 AM

      Are there still some renation works there?

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      Luxury Travel

      Florence Jun 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      Good Evening everyone

      How much and how often would you recommend tipping waiting staff in a 5* boutique hotel?

      Thanks in advance

      Laura Davies

    • Picking up a rental car in Siena

      Siena Jun 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Coming in from Florence by bus, where is the car rental area? And, is it better to stay in town without the car first and rent it as we go outwards towards country areas? Was thinking Siena would be a good base and use the car when we wanted to explore other
      towns and return each day to Siena. Got any better ideas? thanks

    • Is Ethiad/Darwin Airlines reliable to fly Zurich-Florence?

      Florence Jul 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      I have to travel from Zurich to Florence, and the only low-cost option seems to be Ethiad Airlines (previously, Darwin Airline). Has any one flown with this company? Is it reliable?
      Thank you!

    • in the heart of Florence Hotel of B&B with nice Breakfast.

      Florence Jun 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

      Can you suggest the best location that's right at the center, in the heart of the Florence, I'm a city girl, I like all the actions, entertainment, shopping and restaurants. I think up to $350 per night hotel or B&B works for me. I'm going with my husband from July 20-July23. Thank you, Rita

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      Day trip to Pisa from Florence

      Florence Jul 2, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      I have 2 full days in Florence and 1 full day for Pompeii. I would like to find out:

      - the best route to get to Pisa. I will be staying near central train station. what are the station name for Pisa?

      - if I have 1 full day, how is it best to maximise to see Pisa? Do I get tickets in advance and is there any specific day that it is closed etc? Any specific tips would be helpful.

      How much time do I have to allocate to get back to Florence? This will be in mid October - any tips on when sunsets and attractions close would help. Thanks :)

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      Tours and Tuscany

      Montecatini Terme Jun 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      Hi! I normally tour independently. but after spending many hours planning a 3.5 week trip to Europe with my kids last year, I'm temporarily tapped out on planning. That being said, I am traveling with two friends with Gate One on a guided tour, and we are staying in Montecatini for four nights as part of the itinerary. On a Saturday there is an optional trip my friends are going on to Florence, but I have been twice already and am trying to find something pleasant to do that day that I have never done. Touring PIsa, wine tasting in Chianti, etc. all sound wonderful, but I refuse to drive myself (especially drinking wine), and there are typically only two types tours I am finding
      a.) a huge group tours that herd and hurry you around and give you only an hour or so at a stop or
      b.) private groups tours that cost $400 or more.
      I am not seeing anything in between.

      Does anyone have any tours they have been on that have been pleasant and fun? I am OK with traveling from Montecatini to Florence or other cities to start the tour, but if there are tours from Montecatini directly, that would be great.


    • Parking in San Gimignano

      San Gimignano Jun 11, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      We are staying for seven days in San Gimignano and will have a hire car. We do not want to pay 2 euro per hour parking as this will get quiet expensive. Does any one know of a free or less expenensive parking area.

    • How to get to Pisa Airport

      Montecatini Terme Jul 5, 2014 at 11:57 AM

      What is the best way to get from Montecatini Terme to Pisa Airport, by bus or by train?

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      3 days in Florence

      Florence Jul 3, 2014 at 7:11 AM

      I initially planned for 3 days in Florence including day trip to Pisa. Now I am extending 1 day so I have 3 full days in Florence (by cutting down 1 day in Venice from 3.5 days to 2.5 days). Is this a good idea?

      For 3 full days in Florence, how should I plan it out? I would like to see Duomo, architecure, well known art and do things the local way.

      I will be staying near the central train station, is everything walkable? Any recommendation for food?

      Any useful tips much appreciated :)

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      bicycle rental in Arezzo

      by gdli44 Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 6:21 PM

      I'm not getting email responses from bike rental companies doing business in the Arezzo area. I'd like to make direct contact with a bike shop in Arezzo. Is anyone aware of a shop that rents bicycles in Arezzo? I want to rent bikes for a 5 day September 2014 tour ending up in Siena.

    • Train schedules

      by Sinderela Online Now Apr 10, 2014 at 5:08 AM

      Hello! I am planning to travel from Rome to Arezzo at the end of June. Is there any direct train? I am looking for the train schedule but they are limited for that date (2-3). Is it just too early? Should I look again later on?

      2 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 12:29 AM
    • Bars to watch sporting events

      by Soccerball5 Online Now Feb 20, 2014 at 4:41 PM

      Tomorrow evening I would like to watch the USA-Canada hockey game, are there any good pubs or bars which show sporting events in Arezzo?

    • Arriving by Car for the day

      by SanFranNatives Online Now Jul 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      We would like to visit the Cathedral. Where is the most convenient parking (we are willing to pay) and ingress into the city of Arezzo. We will be coming from Florence. Also, do you have a suggestion for a non-tourist lunch--we speak Italian.

      1 Answer Jul 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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      Residenza Borghesi

      by tuna_on_rye Online Now Aug 13, 2012 at 6:01 AM

      I am staying at a place called Residenza Borghesi and was wondering if anyone knows anything about it (reviews, info etc)? Also, I have to drive to the place from Bologna. Is it difficult to find?


      3 Answers Aug 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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      Arezzo Restaurant

      by tuna_on_rye Online Now Jul 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      I will be renting a place with some friends in Arezzo, Italy in September and wanted to know if there are any restaurants that are must go's there. Like with with any thing else to do there.


      6 Answers Jul 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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      Rental car: automatic?

      by jserel Online Now Feb 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM


      We are wanting to rent a car to travel around Tuscany.

      Do you know if there are any automatic cars, or are they all manual?


      3 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 5:19 AM
    • tennis anyone?

      by 1waytravel Online Now May 6, 2011 at 5:41 PM

      Will be 20 min. outside Arezzo for month of June. My son is #1 on his high school tennis team and I need to scout out any tennis hitting partner tips. Thanks!

    • a perch for Giostra dle saracino

      by 1waytravel Online Now May 6, 2011 at 4:45 PM

      Renting house outside Arezzo for june. Jousting day sounds fun. 7 of us -2 in late 70's. Any suggestions to accomodate? A restaurant overlooking the square? Hotel room with view over the square? Basically, they need to sit down. thanks

    • How to get to Avis office from train station

      by scarll Online Now Aug 18, 2010 at 4:58 AM

      A friend and I will be arriving in Arezzo by train and are renting a car from Avis for further travel in Tuscany. I am unable to find directions to the Avis office, or information on the best way to get to it. Is it within walking distance of the train station, or will we need to get a taxi. Thanks!

      4 Answers Aug 19, 2010 at 10:32 AM
    • Frescoes of Piero della Francesca

      by Barkay Online Now Jun 25, 2009 at 5:25 AM

      1.Is it REALLY necessary to book a ticket for a visit to the fresco cycle by della Francesca in advance by e-mail, as it is written at the site of Arezzo? (visit in September)?

      2. Is it possible to take pictures there (senza flash) or it is prohibited?
      Thank you very much for your help.

      5 Answers Jun 26, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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      Looking for Rental Centre Arezzo

      by Cubarbara Online Now Aug 27, 2008 at 5:47 AM

      Hello, I am a young 60, responsible woman from New Jersey, USA, lokking for a three month rental, April, May, and June 2009. All I need is a bed, bath and use of kitchen, a studio, apratment or share rental for around 400 Euro or less per month. I will be attending school for Italian and would like to be able to walk to Via Roma. Thanks for any help that you can provide. my email is

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2014 at 5:11 AM
    • Arezzo Terrecotta

      by Jerrismith Online Now Jun 29, 2008 at 3:11 PM

      We too loved that Terrecotta shop and bought several small things to take home. I am wondering if anyone took a picture of the shop they would be willing to share?

      1 Answer Jun 29, 2008 at 3:26 PM
    • Hertz Agency in Arezzo, Italy

      by Gloradel Online Now Apr 16, 2008 at 7:32 AM

      Do you know the directions from the train station in Arezzo to the Hertz rental car agency?

      2 Answers Apr 16, 2008 at 10:14 AM
    • arezzo

      by jpercy Online Now Feb 5, 2008 at 1:26 AM


      We would need any useful general information about Arezzo... any suggestions about restaurants, accomodation, museums???

      we stay in Firenze for less than one week, however we would like to visit Arezzo at least one day , one night?? It is enought??

      Thank you!!!!!

      2 Answers Feb 5, 2008 at 3:06 PM
    • Restaurant near Train station

      by LeighFarrell Online Now Sep 19, 2007 at 3:05 AM

      Greetings; We are meeting a friend in Arezzo. She is coming in from Firenze by train, and we would like to meet her at a restaurant very near the train station ( her idea ). Could any of you give us some suggestions? Somewhere informal and relaxed would be perfetto, somwhere she could easily walk from with her small suitcase. Grazie, Leigh

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      Bike rental near Arezzo?

      by afunone4you2 Online Now Jun 5, 2007 at 4:23 PM

      I am trying to find a bike or bike rental shop in Arezzo. It would hopefully be a road or mountain bike not a cruiser type if possible. Grazie!

    • Thrift Shops

      by jatstamps Online Now Aug 30, 2006 at 3:49 PM

      I've heard there's a thrift store that has old Italian ledgers hidden away in the back. Has anyone heard of this? I'm looking for old Italian writing for my art. Thanks

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      How to get to Arezzo from Firenze, by train or bus?

      by katezr Online Now Sep 17, 2005 at 8:55 AM

      We (a family with 2 small kids) want to go to Arezzo from Florence tomorrow morning, but we're not sure how, by bus or by train. Any ideas?
      Many thanks!

      1 Answer Sep 17, 2005 at 10:09 AM
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      by miedje Online Now Feb 9, 2003 at 3:00 AM

      Hi, I'll be visiting Arezzo this summer, does anyone here has some ideas about what's nice to do or see there? I'll also spend a day in Firenze, but is a day trip to siena or perugia also an option? And how are the trainconnections with those areas from arezzo? thanks in advance...

      5 Answers Feb 17, 2003 at 11:59 AM