We will be leaving our hotel near the S.M. N. Train station to spend our last night in a hotel near the Milan Malpensa airport for an early flight. We won't be in any hurry to get to Milan and I'm a bit confused on The best, easiest , cheapest train route. The hotel is the Malpensa Cardano Hotel on via al Campo 10. Thanks for any suggestions. Leaving soon for our dream trip to Italy and am beyond excited!
we are looking to go to Italy for 7 days and would prefer a city, is florence the best where we could easily visit rome, pisa, naples etc???
Does anyone know please? It's imperative for me to have a SIM card (for work as i can't make claims for international calls) as soon as I hit the ground running.
Thanks a lot!
My family is planning a trip to Florence in July and I can use some help organizing my itinerary. Below is what would would like to see or do. What should be grouped together on the same day and how much time should we expect to spend at each place.
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore-Just the Cathedral as the museum will be closed.
Crypt of Santa Reparata
Basilica di Santa Croce
San Miniato al Monte
Mercato Nuovo market
Museo Nazionale del Bargello
Santa Maria Novella
I would like to know what is the best way to go to Cinque Terre from Florence and what could be the itinerary for a day tour there? Thank you for sharing.
I am an intrepid senior & am trying to decide between a hostel (which in Italy do not seem to be regular hostels, as such) & a very clean, friendly B&B; I don't really care about breakfast. But As a solo traveler I want to be able to meet new people & I cannot afford fancy hotels. Also, what is the story about mosquitoes in Florence? Will I be able to be budget & still get a window screen??
Buongiorno!!! i am looking for stores in Florence, where i can buy some acсessories for the kitchen and home. Maybe you can recommend any? Grazie!!!
Hi what food are the must-eats in Florence? (Including street food)
hi, will be travelling to florence from september 13-18, will it still be hot and humid?
hi can anyone help me by advising how I get from Firenze santa maria train station to quercianella train station. thanks
There are so many Bed and Breakfast and we can't just make up are mind.it is accommodation for a couple. We hope a local VT living in Florence can recommend us. We are in search of a B&B , clean, good reputable for English speaking ,for a couple, located in the very central of Florence. The maximum we are willing to pay is 100 EUROS per day.
Hi. i'm going on a trip to tuscany this thursday. I have 4 days. I've got an hotel in florence. I'll get there around 14:30 PM. So I thought I'd visit florence for a day and a half, day 3 - san gimigniano and siena and day 4 - lucca. I won't rent a car so I'll have to use the bus. Do you think these are the best places to visit in my 4 day trip? (I went to pisa in the past so i'll skip it this time). where can I see the time for the buses, should I buy a ticket ahead?
also in florence I understand that it's better to buy ahead to Uffizi and Accademia. can I still buy it for this week? if I have to know exactly the hour I'd be there it could be a bit problematic... what do you think? thanks for any help
I've spend hours as hours researching car rental places and am still feeling nervous and have not gotten anywhere. I need to rent an automatic car (don't know how to drive manual) and would pick it up at the Florence airport. All the rental companies seem to have very high holds on your visa in the fine print . For example, to rent a car at thrifty they put a 1700 € hold /bond on your visa incase of damage or something else. While I hope to have no trouble with damage or accidents, it just seems outrageously high to me. Does anyone know a better alternative? A place where there isn't such a high hold or deductible? Or Is this just normal in all of Italy? Hertz for example doesn't have a high hold - just or days worth of car rental and a tank of gas.
Hi! I'm taking a train from venice to florence and trying to figure out where the best and most convient place is to pick up a rental car with minimal hassel. I will be taking Italo to florence Santa Maria station. If I am at Santa Maria station, can I take a shuttle to the airport and get a car there? Is that a good idea? If so how long does it take and how much time do i give myself to tell the rental car company what time i'll be there?
Any assistance and feedback is very much apreciated!
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?
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 :)
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 :)
Are there still some renation works there?
Good Evening everyone
How much and how often would you recommend tipping waiting staff in a 5* boutique hotel?
Thanks in advance
Hi - I was in Florence last year and wanted to know if any new stores had opened since then.
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
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 bus2Alps.com 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?
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
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.
I am chaperoning a groups of students age 13-18 to Florence. We only have a day to see the city. Which museum should we visit ? Only time for one
Can anyone with recent experience give me the availability of train, bus services from Rome to Florence. Is it difficult to get train tickets now? and what bus service should I take in case of need?
Hello everyone! I will be in Florence for 3 days at the end of June. I was wondering how safe it is at night for a single female to go wandering about the city centre. I would love to check out the sunset at Piazza Michaelagelo (I think that's the one) and am wondering if I do this will I be stuck in an unsafe situation trying to get back to my hotel.
I am also interested in getting out of the city for a day to explore a bit of the Tuscan countryside - any suggestions>? I won't have a vehicle so I guess I'm looking for opinions on guided bike/vespa tours.
Thanks so much!
My daughter is staying at LDM for a summer course and broke some of her shoes. Anyplace nearby to get inexpensive sandels?
My friend and I are going to Tuscany in September for 10 days and we were thinking of getting a small apartment in Florence. Does anybody have suggestions on good, clean, reasonably priced apartments? In the center of town would be the best.
Thanks !! Monique
We are planning a trip next year - end April for two weeks, approximately, to basically cover Florence, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast (if possible) and Venice. Ideally it needs to be in that order or at least Venice to be the last destination. Alternatively, a route that allows us to return to Venice as we need to embark on a train from Venice. We would love to see the countryside, some beaches, city, good food and wine and shopping of course! At end's wit now. We would avoid Rome and Milan as we have been there before. Appreciate some ideas! Thanks!