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      Where to base for hiking in Asiago

      Asiago Oct 2, 2015 at 11:50 PM

      I would appreciate some help. I am planning a trip to Asiago next year and would like to base myself in a town which is within closest proximity to most of the hiking trails.

    • Public transport Bagheria - Porticello - Santa Flavia ? taxi?

      Bagheria Sep 29, 2015 at 10:43 AM

      Public transport Bagheria - Porticello - Santa Flavia ? where to find timetable? if there is not public transport, is it easy to take taxi?

    • is there a left luggage facility at the train station in Lucca? need to leave suitcase for a few hours while I explore the town. Thanks

      Lucca Sep 27, 2015 at 9:16 AM

      is therer a left luggage facility at the train station in Lucca? I would like to leave my suitcase for a few hours while I explore the town, and then will be moving on. Thanks.

    • trying to find shop details

      Sorrento Sep 27, 2015 at 12:35 AM

      Trying to find the details of a shop in the town it was on a corner in the side streets it sells perfume and soap and other bits the counter was at the end of the shop and had a door way at the fron and right hand side as u walk in thanks

    • Via Ferrata Guides

      Alpi Apuane Sep 13, 2015 at 11:18 AM

      Hi, My wife and I will be staying in Montecatini Terme Italy in less than two weeks. I was hoping to be able to do a local Via Ferrata in the Apuane mountains. Does anyone know of a local outfitter that offers guides or just equipment rentals?

    • Food market / Mercato / Piazza

      Poggibonsi Yesterday

      hi, I will be staying one night in the center and would like to go to the Food market on saturday monring. Is this right in the center and will it be on this saturday 10th October, 2105? Many thanks for a short comment.

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      Recommendations for one week visit

      Volpaia Yesterday

      We are seeking a week vacation in Tuscany and saw Castello de Volpaia. It sounds very unique. Anyone been there or suggestions for a rental for a couple for a week in Nivember?

    • sorrento to Minturno commonwealth War Graves

      Minturno Oct 4, 2015 at 2:19 PM

      Hi we are staying in Sorrento in a few days time and would like to viist a relatives grave at Minturno. Looking for advice on best way to get there. Considering car hire for the 4 days in Sorrento and maybe driving to Rome via MInturno and then using trains for rest of holiday and onto Venice.Is there a good alternative , Can we get to MInturno by train , bus and how eay is it to get from the train station to the war cemetry ? If we go by train can we travel onto Rome is there anywhere to leave luggage whilst at the cemetry?Any advice would be much appreciated , we are thinking of going to MInturno on our last day in sorrento as it seems to make sense to do this on our way to Rome ?

    • Erice by bus

      Sicilia Oct 2, 2015 at 6:25 PM

      have been searching the various websites for bus transportation from Palermo to Erice: appears that the only way to get there by bus is to go to Trapani and then get a cable car up to the town. Is this correct,or does a bus also go up to the town? Thanks yet again, this has been the most challenging trip planning that I have ever experienced, but this website has been amazing!

    • Safest/easiest driving route to Bellagio

      Bellagio Oct 2, 2015 at 3:05 PM

      We'll arrive at Malpensa airport early in the morning and expect to be somewhat tired. What is the safest/easiest route to drive to Bellagio? We will have a small car and aren't opposed to taking a ferry over if needed. We just want to avoid a very stressful drive. I've done a lot of research on this and have found conflicting information. When you provide an answer can you explain why one route would be better than the others? We've pretty much ruled out the train bus/bus as options.Thank you so much for your assistance.

    • passagiata

      Minori Sep 28, 2015 at 9:58 AM

      Do they have the passgiata (walk) every evening in the small towns on the Amalfi Coast?

    • New Year´s eve at Lecce

      Lecce Sep 27, 2015 at 1:42 PM

      I would be very grateful if somebody could tell me if is it worth to spend new year´s eve in Lecce, Italy. The city looks to be great, but if somebody knows about activities to do around the 30th of December till 2nd of January, it would be very helpful. Thanks


    • Christmas Market

      Pisa Sep 27, 2015 at 10:19 AM

      Does anyone know if there's a Christmas Market in Pisa? Looking to go Dec 8th for 3/4 nights. If there is a Christmas market, where abouts is it? Also, best hotel for tourist locations?


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      Tirano day trip

      Tirano Sep 25, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      Taking the Bernina Express to Tirano, intend to only do a day trip.

      I can't find sufficient information on leave luggage at the station - the official website said there is no lockers but there is a leave luggage counter. Have anyone used this before - and how does it work? Charges by pieces / hours?

      Is a couple of hours enough for a quick sightseeing of Tirano? If in case we couldn't find a leave luggage facility, is it convenient to lug this around from station to the town and back?

      Tips / advise appreciated. Thanks!

    • Can you recommend a good place to eat?

      Lago Maggiore Sep 25, 2015 at 6:34 AM

      Can you recommend a good place to eat?

    • Venice to Florence, stopping at the Ferrari Museum

      Venice Sep 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM

      What is the best way for us to get from Venice to Florence, but stopping for about 5 hours at the Ferrari Museum in the Modena area?

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      Budget accomodation.

      Bressanone Sep 23, 2015 at 4:01 AM

      Could you suggest me a budget accomodation in Bressanone?



    • transport from Positano to Peschici

      Positano Sep 20, 2015 at 2:59 AM

      efficient and economical transport from positano to peschici, gargano peninsula?

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      Staying in Pisa 7th-14th looking for live music venues

      Pisa Sep 9, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      Hi all
      I am staying In pisa from the 7th Ocober and am loking for live music venues and locals to give ideas of where to go and see. Look forward to your answers.
      Bill :-)

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      Drinks at Milano EXPO 2015

      Milano Sep 9, 2015 at 2:42 AM

      Greetings !

      Any virtual friends would like to join for some drinks this weekend at the EXPO ...


    • Vaporetto tickets

      Venice Oct 5, 2015 at 8:53 AM

      I understand from the Venice website that there is a special arrangement for tickets on the Vaporetto and other public water transit for persons with disability, both a discounted per ride ticket and free transit for the person accompanying the disabled person. But details are scarce. Does disability mean a wheelchair, or is a person using a Walker (frame) also eligible. What is the cost of the "Discounted" ticket and is it correct that one is needed for each segment of a trip? Any other information about persons in wheelchairs using the Vaporetto and other public water transit are welcome.

      Second question. Can anyone decipher the water taxi chart? For example, if 8 people, of whom 2 are disabled, want to take a water taxi from Burano to Piazzalle Roma, what would be the tariff? I can usually read fare sheets but am buffaloed by the one for the water taxi association.

      Thanks for any help.

    • Milan Central Station - baggage

      Milan Oct 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM

      I was hoping to leave my bags in a locker at Milan central station for the day while I go looking around the city. In view of the large number of refugees in Milan at the moment I realize that lockers at the station may be in short supply. Does anyone know of the situation regarding luggage facilities at the station at present or of anywhere else in Milan that provides luggage storage. Many thanks in advance to those taking the time to reply.

    • Florence to La Verna

      Italy Oct 1, 2015 at 4:47 AM

      My husband and I are doing The Way Of St. Francis. We are wondering if someone could recommend the best option for us on how to get to La Verna, the starting point for us, from Florence. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    • Transportation

      Assisi Sep 30, 2015 at 8:21 AM

      I am looking for the options/time of getting from Assisi to the Florence airport. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I prefer not to rent a vehicle so bus/train information would be ideal.
      Thank you in adnvance,

    • day trip to Agrigento.

      Palermo Sep 29, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      What is the best way to do a day trip from Palermo to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. We will not have a car. Thanks.

    • how come the restaurants close at noon? Aren't the italians hungry? What about tips...

      by alma27 Online Now Aug 19, 2015 at 12:14 AM

      If this belongs in some other place, pls tell me where should I post it ...
      We are going soon to the lake are in Italy + Dolomiti. And I'm confused regarding the opening hours
      I read that restaurants close from 13-18. Is that so? Till 13 o'clock they serve breakfast and then at 18 start serving dinner? Can someone explain this ?
      And stores close from 13-16... Everywhere? In city centers?
      What times do supermarkets open?
      And regarding the tips in restaurants, I know there's a "cuperto" per each person, and "servicio" too. Is that the tip or you have to a tip too? What percentage is common in italy for tipping in restaurants????

      5 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 10:56 AM
    • Where to go after trek in Dolomites

      by wildcatfan Online Now Sep 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      I am planning a trip to Italy for September 2015 for my husband and myself. We plan to fly to Venice, spend 2 or 3 days there, then trek in the Dolomites for 7 days. After the trek we would like to go somewhere else in Italy for 3 or 4 days, but we are not sure where would be a good choice that would be relatively convenient to get to from the Dolomites. We probably will want to relax after the trek, maybe visit a museum and some ruins or historical buildings. We enjoy old European towns, good food and beautiful views. While we like the ocean, I don't think we want to go to a beach resort on this trip. I'm also inclined to save Rome for another trip, when we can devote more time to it. I think I would prefer not to rent a car, but would consider it if necessary. I welcome all suggestions--this will be our first trip to Italy. Thank you in advance for your help!

      9 Answers Dec 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM
    • Trekking with children

      by nadavyoel Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      We plan to trek with 2 children (5.5/9 years) in the area of the Dolomiti, for 5-7 nights. Does someone have any experience with trekking with children? Can you send us links or trek instruction? Thank you, Yoel family.

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2014 at 12:27 PM
    • Scenic day hikes

      by Joaner Online Now Jul 15, 2014 at 7:00 AM

      Hi we will have 3 nights in the Dolomites in mid September . We are staying in Castlerotto. We are in good shape & are in our 40's . I'm a little overwhelmed with so much info. Trying to pick 3 scenic hikes , 2-4 hrs. long.Wouldnt mind trying a via Ferrata section that is not real demanding. We will hike in the mornings & drive some of the scenic drives/ passes in the afternoon. Anyone have some favorites or "must see" hikes?

      Thanks Joan

      3 Answers Jul 16, 2014 at 7:38 AM
    • Hut Availability in Dolomites end of june

      by Muireann111 Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      Hi I am going with my family 4 in all to the Dolomites this month and I am wondering if the huts will be booked out. should I book in advance or is it ok to wait and book on the night

      4 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 11:43 PM
    • Hut Availability in Dolomites end of june beginning

      by Muireann111 Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      Hi I am going with my family 4 in all to the Dolomites this month and I am wondering if the huts will be booked out. should I book in advance or is it ok to wait and book on the night

    • Hiking Recommendations

      by Jetsetjaime Online Now Mar 16, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      My husband and I are going hiking in the North/South Tyrol Regions, the last week of May and first week of June. We are moderate to advanced hikers. We'd like to start our trip by using Merano, Italy as a base to hike around the Dolomites. We choose Merano as a base, because we've stayed there before and liked it very much. Any recommendations on areas in Austria to concentrate on? We have hiked the French, Swiss and Italian Alps in the past, and would like to try our hand in hiking in Austria. Any recommendations would very much be appreciated. Thanks!

      5 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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      transfer ski resort february

      by VladaS1 Online Now Jan 9, 2014 at 5:26 AM


      we are searching for shared transfer to any ski resort from Bergamo orio al serio.

      Our dates are 5.02 ( we arrive around 22:00, ready to spend the night in hotel, so to travel on 6.02 any time) to 10.02 ( early flight, so we have to be back at orio al serio at 5-6 a.m)
      We are 2 people.

      2 Answers Jan 10, 2014 at 10:38 AM
    • Day trip recommendations around Vason, Trento

      by sana1010 Online Now Jul 14, 2012 at 1:36 AM

      Hi -

      My partner booked a vacation in Hotel Le Blanc, Vason (near Trento). We will have car to drive around for a week.
      Please share with us any recommendations for all the best places (or should we say - the most beautiful places...) around.
      We heard about Lago di Tovel. We know there are many other beautiful places. We only know Val Gardena area.
      Heard about Parco naturale di Adamello-Brenta. what are the "must see" places in it?
      Any recommendations for day trips (by car) or for day hikes (preferably those that combine uphill cable-car/lift and walk on top of the mountain or downhill...)are most welcome!

      17 Answers Jul 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM
    • bus

      by GS99MILLER Online Now May 27, 2012 at 12:46 AM

      Is it possible catch a bus that has the word scholastic on the timetable. I need to go from croce d`aune to Feltre 15.15 in September. Is this just a school bus for children or can the general public use this service. Thank you

      3 Answers May 27, 2012 at 8:49 AM
    • Visiting Dolomites end of May-is anything open? question about hikes.

      by klemp Online Now May 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

      I'll be staying in Toblach/Dobbiaco for 3 days and four nights at the end of May and would like to explore some of the Dolomite region to do some moderate hiking (possibly stay over night in a mountain hut) and see Lago de Braies.

      First of can anybody give me an idea of what the weather will be like at that time in the mountains? I imagine snow is still possible so I would need warm clothing to hike and walk?

      Second, for hiking: I am not experienced but am in good shape and relatively young, so looking for moderate to moderately strenuous hikes-nothing too difficult or life threating. I've heard of some vie ferrata hikes which sound really fun and a good combination of light danger/excitement and safety-do you need equipment for these or can I just find one and go to it?

      As for locations I am looking at hiking to Tre Crime/Drei Zinnen and/or locations around Cortina (any recommendations?). I might be interested in staying in a mountain hut, but am not sure how reservations work or if I even need them, or can walk in and crash, etc. Could someone fill me in on how all of that works--I was hoping I can just go on my hike and crash at a mountain hut if I want to, but maybe that isn't how people do it? Also, Can anyone recommend a good hike route (where to start and go etc.) to Tre Crime coming from Dobbiaco/Toblach? Is there public transport I can take to cut down on some of the walking to get there?

      I will not have a car and am relying solely on public transport to get me back and forth to areas, so I am wondering what that will be like in late May--I imagine my options will be limited since Summer season hasn't kicked in? Are there any cable cars/buses I will be able to take to summits to get up to into the sky quickly, or do you think I'll have to walk to everything during that time?

      Lastly, I will be by myself. Should I be concerned about wildlife or other safety hazards while on hikes in the Dolomites (besides the obvious I said I don't plan on taking any strenuous or dangerous hikes on my own)?


      2 Answers May 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM
    • Val Gardena

      by AMerchant Online Now Mar 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

      We will be in Bolzano for 4 days in early June and plan a day trip to Val Gardena – only the following cable cars are working in early June:

      • Col Raiser (St Christina)
      • Rasciesa – Raschötz (Ortisei)
      • Alpe di Siusi-Seiser Alm(Ortisei)
      Which of this offer most scenic views of the Sella Group and Sassulongo?

      I understand that all cable cars in Selva will be closed till late June. Is there any particular place in Selva which will offer good views of the above mountains?

      1 Answer May 29, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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      Travel in May to the Dolomiti area

      by scallens Online Now Aug 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM

      We are planning a visit to the area in mid-May of next year. Kastelruth (Castelrotto) appears to be a good place to stay and venture out for day trips. Our main concerns are what the weather will be like at that time of year, will there be a good selection of restaurants open to eat in, will the cable lifts be running for accessing higher areas to hike, and will wildflowers be starting to bloom in the lower elevations. We will be traveling by car. Any planning assistance will be appreciated.

      4 Answers Oct 14, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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      Passo Tonale

      by annwag Online Now Jul 13, 2011 at 7:31 AM

      Hi VT's
      I need an advice.All of sudden I couldn't hiking, nonetheless I have decided going to my favorites destination this week. What to do nearby Passo Tonale.Is there any public transport towards, for example, Werona or other nice town?
      Thanks for a help.

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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      Summer Skiing in the Dolomites

      by vanessamumbai Online Now May 9, 2011 at 4:24 AM

      Where in the Dolomites may we do some summer skiing?
      How do I get there and where is a suitable town to stay if I want to ski for 4 days? We hope to get a self-catering apartment in a town with a good supermarket. Thanks!

      12 Answers May 9, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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      Can anyone tell me how to get from Rome to Dobbiaco (Toblach)?

      by appiaantica Online Now Jun 6, 2009 at 11:52 AM

      Can anyone tell me how to get from Rome to Dobbiaco (Toblach) in the Dolomites?
      I am trying to go there to visit the Parco Naturale Faies-Sennes-Braies and the Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee).
      I had assumed I would take a train from Rome to Bolzano, and then Bolzano to Dobbiaco, but I can't find any Bolzano-Dobbiaco trains.

      I checked the Dobbiaco tourism website, but I found it confusing.
      Any recommendations would be extremely appreciated!
      Thank you,

      6 Answers Jun 6, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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      How to get to Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee?

      by appiaantica Online Now Jun 6, 2009 at 10:05 AM

      Hello! I am spending the summer in Rome and would love to take a few days to visit the Dolomites and see the Lago di Braies. But I don't have a car! Does anyone have any advice how to get there? I figured I'd take a train to Bolzano, but then....?
      Thank you so much for any advice!

      3 Answers Jun 6, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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      Snow conditions at Dolomiti in early April

      by mountainpanther Online Now Mar 26, 2009 at 6:14 AM

      Hi :)!
      I'll travel to Dolomiti next weekend. Can anyone notify about snow conditions at Dolomiti, start of April?
      Which hills or which slopes are better to take for spring-skiing (staying in Val de Fassa)?

      Mille grazie:).

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2009 at 8:22 AM
    • dolomiti travel

      by shmulin Online Now Jan 14, 2009 at 10:38 PM

      On June we are going from Parma twards the Dolomity for about 4 days. Can you please help in planning the tour.

      3 Answers Jan 16, 2009 at 5:55 AM
    • Suggestion for Dolomite town

      by stranz Online Now May 19, 2008 at 2:06 PM

      We will be staying in Ortisei for 7 nights and are looking for another town for to spend another 2 to 3 nights. Perhaps something further up in the mountains, but in the direction to Treviso so our trip to the airport won´t be longer than if we were leaving from Ortisei. Does anyone know anything about Arabba or Corvara? Any recommendations? This would be in July.

      1 Answer May 19, 2008 at 3:17 PM
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      Apartments for skiing

      by robvirtour Online Now Jan 14, 2007 at 8:13 AM

      I plan to go skiing in the Dolomites next Christmas and would like to find a self-catering apartment for six people within relatively easy (driving) reach of the slopes and the Sella Ronda. I have already spent hours on the web but have not really found anything suitable. Any tips would be welcome!

      1 Answer Jan 15, 2007 at 1:52 AM
    • Which to hike in late June, Aosta or Dolomites?

      by ColeenandHugh Online Now May 14, 2006 at 3:21 PM

      My husband and I want to do some hiking while we are in Italy the end of June. We would like to do a 6 to 7 day trek or hike. Technical climbing is not what we want but we like to cover some ground and altitude when we hike. My husband also likes to hike with a bottle of wine. We love the idea of nice lodging at the end of the day. Any recommendations out there for which area may 'fit' better and have better weather the end of June?

      4 Answers May 15, 2006 at 6:38 AM
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      Snow on October?

      by Mazely Online Now Jul 22, 2004 at 6:32 PM

      I and my wife are going to spend two weeks around Venice and Firenze, next October. Since Venice is so close to the Dolomiti and my wife - as a good Brasilian - has never seen snow in her life, I was wondering if we could find any small city to spend one day there (the idea: we'd take the train in Venice and spend one day in this "snow" city, and then go back to Venice). Well, I've read about Belluno, that seems to be not a "small" city, and about Feltre and Cadore (all served by train). Which one - or another one - is supposed to have snow on late October, if any? Do you suggest any other place near those? (Answers in Italian are also welcome, we can understand it). Thanks in advance, Marcos Maselli

      2 Answers Jul 23, 2004 at 3:27 AM
    • two day trekking in Dolomiti-where?

      by vsrdjan Online Now May 31, 2003 at 3:08 PM

      Currently I am in Trieste. I would like to have two day trekking somewhere in Dolomiti. I have no car and probably will travel by train. I am fit and capable of walking/scrambling the whole day long. Where do you suggest me to go? Thank you

      3 Answers Jun 1, 2003 at 1:39 AM