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    • goodfish's Profile Photo

      Important notice: new bag restrictions

      Pompeii Jan 27, 2015 at 11:33 AM

      coopculture.it/en/heritages.... is informing visitors, tour guides and school groups that for security reasons, backpacks and handbags larger than 30x30x15 cm (abt 12 x 12 x 6") are not allowed inside the excavations at Pompeii as well as Herculaneum, Oplonti, Stabia and the Museum of Boscoreale. Larger bags and luggage may still be checked at left-luggage facilities at the entrances. Reference the site for information. 

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    • Any experience renting a dinghy at Palmasera rentals?

      Cala Gonone Jan 26, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      I have been getting price quotes for a one day rental this summer, and Palmasera is 20 euros cheaper than the others. It looks like they are a new business with very few reviews. Anyone on VT that has used their boats? Thanks!

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    • Evenings in Griante

      Cadenabbia di Griante Jan 11, 2015 at 5:42 AM

      We are hoping to travel to Lake Como this summer and are looking at the possibility of staying in Griante. Is there enough buzz in the evenings. We do not look for entertainment but like to potter about, perhaps a few shops and of course spend the evening dining but do like a 'buzz' and people watching. Is this typical of this area.

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    • S'Ardia horse race questions

      Sardegna Jan 6, 2015 at 8:46 AM

      Can anyone tell me what time is it good to get to this event in order to get a good place to stand to see this race? What time does the race start? Where is a good place to park?
      TIA !

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      Feeding the planet

      Milano Jan 27, 2015 at 8:36 AM

      We would like to understand before making plans to travel for the EXPO in milan : Is that international event will be dealing with the industry of food and other feeding question ? or will it be like the previous 2000 (Hannover) and 1967(Montreal) which mean an international meeting of culture in order to learn about the countries and to hear also their traditional music etc.. That is a big difference and it will be important to know the facts before deciding !

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      Nice hotel in Sirmione.

      Sirmione Jan 18, 2015 at 9:49 PM

      Could you suggest me a nice three star hotel in Sirmione? It should be possibly not far from the town center.

      Thanks!

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    • Traveling to lecco

      Lecco Jan 7, 2015 at 1:05 PM

      I am planning to go to Lombardia for a week this July and planning to use Lecco as a base for 3 to 4 days. We'll be traveling during the day and returning in the evening. Is the place nice with restaurants and bars?

      Any suggestions will be very helpfull

      Thanks

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    • Postonja Caces

      Trieste Jan 3, 2015 at 6:38 AM

      Can you visit the Postonja caves from Trieste, if so how?

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    • Shopping near the cruise terminal

      Genoa Yesterday

      How far is it to the supermarket from the cruise terminal in Genoa?

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    • La sorgente de francesca.

      Fiesole Jan 29, 2015 at 11:56 AM

      How far is fiesole from la sorgente? What type of transport is there?

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    • Train travel

      Italy Jan 26, 2015 at 8:12 PM

      I'm planning to travel by high-speed train from Rome to Bologna, then with Bologna as my base, do day trips by train for the next 3 days (Parma, Modena, Reggio, etc...), then take a train to Florence where we will stay until we pick up a rental car for the 2nd part of our trip. Question: Is it best to buy individual train tickets, or is there a better option (some 7 day all you can pass?) that makes sense?

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    • What time do people go out?

      Milan Jan 17, 2015 at 1:49 AM

      Where I live the nightlife usually starts at about 12 PM. When is it normal to go out? I heard that in Barcelona people would start going out at about 1 AM, so just wondering how it works in Milan.

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    • Calle del Piovano Gritti

      Venice Jan 15, 2015 at 8:55 AM

      Can anyone tell me the location of calle del Piovano Gritti in Venice?

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    • around the corner from Ghirlandaio's Last Supper at San Marco convent.

      Florence Jan 13, 2015 at 6:43 PM

      There is a peita in the same room as Ghirlandaio's Last Supper -- I read that the room is the refectory of the hostel of the San Marco convent. I have recollection of it being on the wall to my right as I faced the Ghirlandaio. It looks like glazed ceramic,(a little chipped), white with blue background, in an archway of fruit garland. Does anyone know what it is and by whom?

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      Good food and a good time near the port!

      Genoa Jan 11, 2015 at 7:34 AM

      Hello everyone! I'm coming soon to Genoa and I was wondering where I can try quality Italian food, some restaurant recommendations? What about the nightlife? Is there a place where you can enjoy good reggaeton music near the port?

       

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    • Transit to Ski Tonale Pass or Presena Glacier

      Italy Jan 9, 2015 at 11:36 PM

      Hi, would like to make a Saturday ski excursion in and around Tonale Pass, more so the Presena Glacier. I can see a train from Brescia will get me as far as Edolo. But what after that?

      Are there shuttles that will get me to the Ski basin from the train station in Edolo as well as carried back?
      Any insights into making this little ski stint a fun experience greatly appreciated. Would be even better if there was a ski/bus tour out of Brescia directly to the ski basin but I just haven't been able to find it.

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    • Searching for a specifik hotel in Ischia!! Please help me!

      Ischia Jan 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM

      I'm searching for a hotel in the Ischia and I would really appreciate if you could help me find it.

      It's a 4 star hotel/resort when it's full there can be around 400-500 guests at least.

      The hotel is u-shaped and has bungalows in front of the main building, on the other side of a parking space,

      I think it's quite a big complex, when guests are going to stay in one of the bungalows one of the staff will take you to your room in something similar to a golf car.

      It has 5 floors

      It has a spa with emotional showers and jacuzzi baths/thermal baths,

      The hotel has two restaurants for the customers and two bars, one pool bar and one bar inside.

      The hotel is open right now but it is closing this week for 3,5 weeks for maintenance.

      Outisde of the hotel, very close, there is another restaurant that is not with the hotel but many hotel guests go there, it's like a disco bar restaurant/pizzera where people can both eat, drink and dance.

      The hotel has bed and breakfast, half board and full board.

      When guests arrive late in the evening and they have booked HB or FB, they get a cold dinner plate served for them.

      The hotel has glass doors in the entrance and the floor is blue and beige tiles, the reception desk is white,

      The reception area/lobby have a beautiful ceiling and arched roof between the rooms.

      It's a family run hotel and the owners are old over 60 or 70 years old and they still work there.

      It has 24 hours reception service.

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    • Staying hotel Cristina North west I think

      Limone sul Garda Jan 3, 2015 at 9:43 AM

      Hi, I'm coming to italy to celebrate my 30th in April,
      We fly into venice in the 6th
      We fly out of Rome on the 14th

      I had intended to stay 2 nights in venice , go to lake Garda for 2 nights, travel to rome kinda via Pisa and Verona and stay in Rome 3 nights
      Have I been way way way too adventurous , if so please advise me the best way to make the most of my stay.
      My partner has offered to drive whilst we are there what are car hire prices like or would it be better using public transport.
      Thankyou in advance any advice will be appreciated

      Zoe

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      Venetian Carnival 2015

      Venice Jan 3, 2015 at 8:28 AM

      Heey Venetian & Italian guys,

      I´m about to come to Venice for Venetian Carnival 2015 by the first week of February. I´m looking for housing for a few days, so please if there is some kind and friendly person, do not hesitate and write me. I will really appreciate it.

      If you don´t have conditions to offer me housing, just write me and we could hang out together during Carnival and have some fun there. More people on the trip means more joint experiences and more adventures, so be ready for that!

      Thanks a lot, wish all of you a Happy New Year full of success, happiness and traveling around the world.

      Greetings from Slovakia

      Michal

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    • blue grotto, Capri.

      Sorrento Jan 2, 2015 at 6:02 AM

      What time of day isbest to visit / enter the blue grotto ? I heard a span of a few hours - 11 am to 1 pm ? when sunrays penetrate deep and thats the real beauty .
      Also can one reserve the entry time ? to avoid ques and to catch the best timings ?
      --Thanks
      --Shirish Mahajan

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      swimming pool

      Milan 23 hours ago

      During my stay in Milan which will be soon I'd love to go to a swimming pool just for exercise. I will stay in a hotel at Via San Gregorio. Would you mind informing me of a public or any other swimming pool and if it is opened on Sundays?

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    • Honeymoon

      Amalfi Jan 25, 2015 at 6:20 AM

      Looking to find those things that many tourist don't do... or go.. would like to find those hidden gems that can only be known by the locals, or those that have ventured out and found these sites by accident... well, maybe not by accident, but "getting lost" can sometimes lend to amazing adventures... ideas ?

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    • Getting from monterosso train station to the ferry terminal

      Monterosso al Mare Jan 25, 2015 at 2:50 AM

      We are travelling by train from Ventimiglia to Monterosso by train, and then want to catch the cinque terre ferry.
      Can anyone tell me the ferry location and how we would get there? We are a party of 3 adults, with one elderly adult
      Thanks

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    • to carnival by car

      Venice Jan 20, 2015 at 5:59 AM

      Does somebody know whether Venice is closed for cars during carnival ??

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      Accommodation

      Minori Jan 17, 2015 at 5:51 PM

      Hi Everyone,

      I will be heading to Minori for my holiday this year and have been looking at self-contained studio versus hotel room as I do like to cook for myself and make my own breakfast and generally to have a fridge, or do any hotels have fridge and tea making facilities. Are there any safe sites to book through, your thoughts would be appreciated.
      thank you

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    • Montenero di Bisaccia

      Montenero di Bisaccia Jul 17, 2014 at 5:23 PM

      I am thinking of moving to Montenero di Bisaccia from the US with my family. Do you think it would be a good place to raise a family and are there a lot of services.

      Thank you

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM
    • Lecce to Matera for a day trip

      Matera Mar 2, 2014 at 7:41 AM

      Is it possible to take a day trip to Matera from Lecce using public transportation--either train or bus.

      4 Answers Mar 2, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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      Brindisi or Porte Cesareo?

      Basilicata Jan 27, 2014 at 5:30 AM

      Our coming holiday I would like to spend exploring "the heel" and geografically both Brindisi and Porto Cesareo suit well for short rides everyday. But my children (teenagers) are very specific about the beach. To be more specific, the sea. They like when you can snork. The water should be clear and there are should be some species to watch (no matter fish or crab), they also don't like it when it is shallow for quite a long time ( as it is along Venice Rivierra). Could you please help me with a choice?

      2 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM
    • Roads from Sorrento to Matera

      Matera Nov 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      Hi,
      We would like to drive from Sorrento to Matera in mid April and spend 2 nights there. How are the roads driving there and in Matera?
      I am becoming somewhat anxious hearing about the driving in Italy.
      Thanks for your help.

      5 Answers Nov 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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      Villa Rental in Potenza

      Potenza Sep 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      The usual websites lack information on rental properties in Potenza Italy and surrounding environs. Can anyone recommend a local that may have knowledge of possible properties to rent? Time frame would be next summer. Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Sep 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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      driving to Matera

      Matera May 6, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      Is it realistic to drive from Sorrento to Matera? How long would it take to drive.? There are 3 of us so we thought it might be more economical and time efficient to drive and see the sites along the way. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Will be there end of May. Thanks

      7 Answers May 12, 2013 at 6:44 AM
    • Travel directions

      Matera May 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      What is the best method of travel from Matera Italy to Naples Italy, and what if I want to travel on a Sunday.

      3 Answers May 13, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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      Matera hotels?

      Matera Aug 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM

      Are you familiar with Matera? We may be in the city for 2 nights to do some photo-shooting, and I'd like to know what hotels you can recommend that have cave bedrooms and spectacular views of the town (I'm cheating on a couple of the photos, to shoot them from my bedroom window!). I don't mind if it's pricey, but it has to be worth the cost. I'm leaning toward the Hotel Sassi, and recent reviews of the place are favorable.

      1 Answer Aug 25, 2011 at 10:30 PM
    • How to get from Matera to Lamezia Terme Airport?

      Basilicata Jul 21, 2010 at 12:28 PM

      Are there trains or buses that will take me to Lamezia from Matera?
      I know that there is a train from Bari but getting from Bari to Lamezia Terme airport is a nightmare.

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM
    • Buses from Potenza to Matera

      Basilicata Jul 16, 2010 at 11:56 PM

      Hi,

      Is there anyone who knows the latest bus timetable from Salerno or Potenza to Matera?

      Thanks,

      7 Answers Jul 17, 2010 at 3:04 AM
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      Traveling to Anzi

      Basilicata Apr 20, 2010 at 4:29 PM

      Is there any public transportation between Potenza and Anzi ? How frequent is it ? How expensive is it. Any info on the towns and area will be greatly appreciated.

      3 Answers Apr 27, 2010 at 3:17 AM
    • transport from Sorrento to Matera

      Matera Jul 31, 2008 at 4:11 AM

      I am going to Sorrento and then want to go onto Matera - are there regular buses to matera or trains to near Matera?? Most of the inforamtion is from Puglia side
      Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2008 at 10:16 AM
    • Going from Matera to Milan?

      Matera Aug 29, 2007 at 12:51 PM

      Does anyone know if all the trains you book for night travel automatically include sleeping quarters? Is there anyone who can give me some good advice on traveling by train. It appears there is more than one company, and prices vary.

      15 Answers Sep 14, 2007 at 8:52 PM
    • Traveling at Thanksgiving to Potenza

      Potenza Aug 13, 2007 at 9:26 AM

      We are hoping to visit our ancestral hometowns in Potenza during Thanksgiving week, Nov. 17-24. We're been to Italy many times but never to this region. Any advice for hotels, restaurants and must-see spots. Thanks for any information.

    • Maratea and santavenere hotel

      Maratea Jul 6, 2007 at 2:19 PM

      I was hoping that someone would place some info on Maratea but nothing yet. Also I looked up Hotel Santavenere and the rates that come up show1,500-$3,000 per night???Can this be true??Any help is appreciated--Thanks-Gene

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2007 at 4:35 PM
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      Getting to Calitri?

      Calitri May 13, 2007 at 3:59 PM

      Does anyone have any good advice on getting to Calitri? Either from Avellion or elsewhere? I'd like to visit the town for the day, and try to see some of Avellino that same day, if possible. Are there buses or anything local that could get me to Calitri without having a car? Thanks!

      1 Answer May 20, 2007 at 8:32 PM
    • Hotels in Old Town

      Maratea Jan 3, 2007 at 8:47 PM

      We are looking for accommodation in Maratea but with all the little communities it is difficult to get a good understanding of the area and how far apart things are. We want something atmospheric and not too expensive. The Old Town sounds like what we are after, but is it far from the beach? An apartment with two double bedrooms or a bed & breakfast would be great or a hotel (assuming not too expensive). All the websites I've found so far are for accomodation which appear to be quite some distance from the Old Town and/or requires a car. Do you have any suggestions?
      Regards

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2007 at 3:15 AM
    • need info on area in general

      Maratea Jun 26, 2006 at 10:43 AM

      Is there someone who is real familiar with the Maratea area. Are there restaurants in other than hotesl and is there a piazza in town with a few shops and restaurants. If not does any one know the closest decent size city near Maratea.Also is it easier to fly into Naples or Lamezia Terme in Calabria-How about the Santavenere hotel? Anyone know anything about that--Thanks for your help-Gene

      1 Answer Jul 12, 2006 at 2:17 PM
    • Naples to Avigliano

      Basilicata Feb 11, 2006 at 12:10 PM

      Io e mio marito want to take a trip to see where our families were from and then spend some time at/near the Amalfi Coast. This will probably be our only trip to Italy in this lifetime and we only have 2 weeks. His family is near Avellino and mine is Avigliano/Potenza. Anyone know the best way for me to get from Naples to Avigliano (by way of Avellino) and about how long it will take? Is there actually much reason to stay in either town or will this most likely be drive in, look around and drive on to the next "hometown"?

      Thanks for any help!

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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      Transport from Alberobello to Matera?

      Matera May 9, 2005 at 1:46 AM

      Now I give up.
      All those different compagnies running the trains and busses give me headache.
      Isn´t there one page where it is possible to find out about all traffic in Italy?

      Well, I want to find out if busline between Alberobello and Matera? What compagny run it, and how often?

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      New Year in Basilicata

      Basilicata Nov 28, 2004 at 12:11 AM

      Well-travelled as I am, I've never visited Basilicata. Shame for an Italian, so I intend to spend next NYE in there with my Finnish girlfriend. Any advice on "hidden" places to see would be dearly appreciated. I speak Italian and will be driving. A presto, grazie, The Baron

      2 Answers Nov 29, 2005 at 5:30 AM
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      Travel to and 'after' Matera

      Matera Nov 20, 2004 at 5:07 PM

      Hello, Probably I'll visit Italy (Matera and Grotole) for this year's Christmas. I'll spend there about one week. My questions are in the field 'How to reach... .': I can fly to Milan or Rome. Can you help me - where it is easier to reach Matera? Is it better by train, or, probably busses are more convenient? After that I have to leave for Grotole. How is the public transport? Do you think I'll manage knowing almost any Italian? Thanks for your help, and greetings from Bulgaria. You are welcome if you are coming here. Have a nice day, Lillyia

      2 Answers Nov 21, 2004 at 12:50 AM
    • recommendations

      Basilicata Jun 28, 2004 at 11:17 AM

      Hello all, I have 3 questions for those more knowledgeable than I am: 1) :?: why is it that most Anglo-saxons hardly ever mention Basilicata/Calabria in forums etc. and expats too,even Brits, seem to avoid these areas in relocation? 2) :?: I am planning a visit there and would like to know which communes-towns are badly impacted by depopulation & out-migration of young locals, and if you think that a westerner might be welcome (or feel comfortable) to spend a few months there 3) :?: which coastal towns in Basilicata (both sides)and which on the Ionic side of Calabria north of Crotone have the loveliest sandy beaches? or the nicest to stay in for a while?

      2 Answers Feb 23, 2005 at 7:23 AM
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      ho bisogno dell'informazione

      Basilicata Dec 20, 2002 at 5:49 AM

      sono uno studente in america e devo fare un progetto della Basilicata, ma non posso trovare l'informazione. Se vive li o se non ha mai viaggiato in Basilicata, per favore...dammi l'informazione!!!! grazie...ciao English: I am an italian student in the US and must do a project on Basilicata. If you live there or have ever been there...please...give me information. thanks. bye!

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2003 at 3:34 AM