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      Sorrento May 28, 2015 at 1:33 PM

      I will be in Sorrento second week June .
      I would like to purchase some Capodimonte pieces
      Is there a recommended shop that I can purchase genuine pieces at a good price

    • travelling

      Positano May 4, 2015 at 2:47 AM

      Hi can anyone help with instructions to get from positano to La Spezia ,chique terra . Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

    • Public Transport

      Sorrento May 4, 2015 at 1:18 AM

      Staying at St Agnello - would like to visit Positanio - Leics has said that public buses can get packed - will they be packed this week

      Thinking of visiting Capri - don't like small boats so what are the options of taking a large regular ferry boat -and then getting the furnicular to Capri town - are these liable to be full this week

      All answers gratefully received. Many thanx

    • Spending money?

      Sorrento May 31, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      Hi, I will be travelling solo to Sorrento for one week, half board, and was wondering approximately how much spending money I need ? I'm hoping to do lots of day trips while there, to Capri, Pompeii, Naples etc.

    • Ravello Bus stop to my hotel

      Ravello May 23, 2015 at 1:35 PM

      When I get off the Sitae bus how far is it to my hotel the ll Ducato ll Ravello?

    • Taxi from Naples port to Airport

      Naples May 22, 2015 at 8:52 AM

      I will be coming back from Ischia to Naples by ferry (beverello port) soon and I need to get to Naples Airport. Is there a taxi stand or are taxis readily available from the port? Also how much shouldn't cost? Thanks

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      Paestum Ruins

      Paestum May 19, 2015 at 12:05 AM

      Thank you members for your information on transport to Paestum from Salerno. I had a look at the area around the station in Paestum and wonder is it safe for me to walk to the ruins on my own.

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      B&b in the old town of Sorrento

      Sorrento May 18, 2015 at 3:08 AM

      Hello i am looking for a B&b in the old town of Sorrento not to expensive whiv=ch i know is hard in this part of the world
      somewhere clear and in a good locaton handy for trains,ferrys ect
      Many thanks

    • budget hotels in Sorrento

      Sorrento May 9, 2015 at 7:58 AM

      Hi, I'm coming down to Sorrento from Rome for a day or two and am looking for a good place to stay for relatively cheap, and ideally relatively close to the train station. Any ideas?

    • Amalfi coast

      Positano May 5, 2015 at 10:37 PM

      Our family, parents with 3 teenagers, will stay in Positano early July. What is the best way to visit neighbouring Amalfi coast towns? Private boat, ferry, bus?
      Where is the best place for swimming or snorkelling?

    • 4 days from Rome to Amalfi Italy

      Amalfi May 6, 2015 at 3:34 PM

      I am in Rome Oct 7 at noon and need to be back early afternoon Oct 11th to join another tour, can someone suggest a tour of Pompei, Amalfi, Capri, Sorrento (or suggestions) 3 or 4 day tour of that area? Is Naples safe to tour?

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      Pompeii true or false

      Pompeii May 14, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      Is it true that the preserved remains of a couple embracing was found at Pompeii or is that just the fantasy of movie makers? Thanks , Louise

    • Rome to Amalfi Italy transportation

      Amalfi May 13, 2015 at 7:36 AM

      I am travelling from Rome to Sorrento and wanted someone to check to make sure the information for our vacation there is accurate. My travel is in October 2015.

      Fiumicino Airport to train station options - You can reach the Railway Central Station with a bus, train or cab from the airport.

      Train - One Way Fare: about €14 Adult, The Leonardo Express Airport Train is a dedicated airport train taking 30 minutes to reach the centre of Rome (Termini Station) with a frequency every 30 minutes. The Leonardo Express is the fastest and most frequent and most comfortable public transport transfer between Fiumicino Airport and Central Rome (Termini Station). The service is a dedicated airport train and runs non stop, every 30 minutes. The capacity and ticketing facilities means no prior booking required, journey time of 30 minutes with trains every 30 minutes, the first departure from Roma Termini is at 5:50 and last at 22:50 and the first departure from the airport is at 6:38 and last at 23:38.

      At Fiumicino Airport the train station is well signposted within the passenger terminals. It’s a 5-10 minute walk. The way is totally undercover using moving walkways, escalators/lifts. There are ticket machines, the official ticket desk and three or four other independent outlets that all sell tickets for the Leonardo Express train. Note: The station has three platforms and other local trains also terminate here. So do check which platform the next Leonardo Express train departs from, even if there is only one train in the station.

      Rome Termini Station - Termini Station as well as being the main railway station for Rome also houses the main local bus station and is the hub where the Metro system radiates out from. It’s also the biggest district of hotel accommodation for all budgets. It’s a very convenient place to stay. The station is like a small city with a large shopping centre, countless restaurants and facilities like left luggage.

      Rome to Sorrento - Rome take the high speed train to Naples cost about $43 Euro. Updated fares and cost at choose "Napoli Centrale" as your destination. No needs to purchase tickets in advance just buy them from the ticket machine the day of travel. Ticket machines have English language options are easy to use.

      Garibaldi / Central Station Naples - Central Station (Stazione Centrale) is the main Naples train station just to the east of the city centre. The Circumvesuviana Trains stop at a physically separate set of platforms to the main train station with their own separate ticket barriers. Circumvesuviana can be crowded in rush hours and when schools and colleges finish (2 p.m.). Best to avoid these times if you have bags. Although you never leave the Central Station building the Circumvesuviana platforms are called Garibaldi Station which can be confusing. Once you get off your train at Central Station you just turn left at the end of the platform and keep going following the signs above.

      Naples to Sorrento - Sorrento can only be reached by taking the private 'Circumvesuviana Line' from Naples. Tickets can only be purchased locally upon arrival. You can buy tickets at the station but note you have to pay cash, no credit cards, unlike the national railways. Circumvesuviana trains depart out of the Piazza Garibaldi station in Naples which is conveniently located in the lower level of the same building as the Naples Centrale Station. Go down to the lower level and catch the local, Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento Cost about 5 euros. Trains between Naples and Sorrento depart once every half hour and take about 55 to 68 minutes in duration.

      Sorrento to Pompeii - Getting to Pompeii and/or Herculaneum is very easy and inexpensive by train from Sorrento... Go to the station and ask for round-trip tickets on the Circumvesuviana: you'll want the Napoli-Sorrento line, trains run frequently (although not 24/7) and the trip will take about 30-40 minutes from either place. You'll want to get off at the POMPEII SCAVI-VILLA DEI MISTERI station (scavi means ruins), which is about 50 yards or so in front of the Porta Marina entrance. The POMPEII stop is for the "modern" city and it's a longer walk, although do-able, to an entrance from there.

      The train station in Pompeii is a short walk from the city center and to the archeological site, this station is very small. The entrance to Pompeii is about 50m away from the station and there's a Tourist Information office further down the street. If you need any maps, it can't get wrong once you get off the train and walk from the station to the center. Pompeii is very small easy to navigate on foot

      Circumvesuviana transport information - A 24 hr ticket at the Circumversuvian counter is available for €6.30 (per person). Remember to validate the ticket. Circumvesuviana trains don't have restrooms.

    • sorrento to ischia

      by longbeach123 Online Now Apr 8, 2015 at 8:12 AM

      how do I get to ischia from Sorrento in late october

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    • Ferry from Sorrento to Ischia?

      by pauldavias Online Now Mar 19, 2015 at 1:23 AM

      I am staying in Positano for 3 nights from the 20th to 23rd May, I then need to get to Ischia and was wondering what is the bet way to get there. Is there ferries running from sorrento on 23rd May?

      1 Answer Mar 19, 2015 at 1:50 AM
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      Hiking in Ischia

      by rsgoers Online Now Mar 1, 2015 at 6:00 AM

      Anyone done any hiking in Ischia? Can you please share your experience? Thanks!

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

      by MMM6 Online Now 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.

      4 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 11:03 PM
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      Hydrofoil Route

      by Susanelambert Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      What is the route that Alicost hydrofoil takes leaving from Positano and going to Forio in Uschia? Is it non-stop or does it stop at numerous ports along the way where we would need to transfer?

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2015 at 10:32 AM
    • Travel with small Children

      by njsamuels Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      We want to stay 10 days in Ischia with 3 children (1, 4 and 8 years)
      Is the island also nice for familys? We love small towns and nice beaches. (no big attractions needed) We stayed also once in Skopelos. Maybe this is similair?
      Second options is 10 days near Sorrento. But i am afraid its too bussy in juli? We want to see ravello, Postiano and Capri by car.

      1 Answer Dec 29, 2013 at 3:23 AM
    • Cinemas on Ischia

      by markporter66 Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Hi, can anyone give me information on cinemas on Ischia, staying in July. Are there any open air cinemas ?



      4 Answers Oct 31, 2013 at 3:38 AM
    • Return ferry from Sorrento to Ischia

      by lesleythomson Online Now Jun 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

      Please can you tell me the ferry times and prices Sorrento/Ischia/Sorrento. We want to do a day trip to Ischia from Sorrento during the week commencing 24 June 2013

      5 Answers Jun 10, 2013 at 2:42 AM
    • How long should I spend in Ischia?

      by sophievis Online Now Jul 6, 2011 at 1:12 AM

      Hi, I'm visiting Sorrento and want to spend some time in Ischia, but not sure how long to spend there.

      I know it's much bigger than Capri which I believe can be seen in a day or so, so I'm not sure how long I would need. I have a friend who visited Ischia just for a day and said that they only had time to see the port town and so didn't do justice to the island.

      What towns/villages should I definitely visit, which should I not bother with (using public transport)?

      How many nights should I stay? 1 night, 2 nights?

      Where is the best place to be based? we want somewhere that is fairly busy at night, ie, lots of restaurants etc rather than somewhere that is more remote and quiet.

      Hope someone can maybe help with this.



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      Visit the "Costiera Amalfitana" from Ischia Island.

      by Maurizioago Online Now May 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

      Is it easy to go to various places; see Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento from this island by boat?

      9 Answers May 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM
    • which bus can I take from ischia porto harbour

      by disneyk Online Now Nov 6, 2009 at 6:00 AM

      I will be going to riva del sole hotel at via giovanni mazelle35,forio from the ferry and woulk like to know which bus I could take.
      thank you

      1 Answer Nov 6, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    • Ischia Beach and Transportation

      by PLV1187 Online Now Aug 20, 2009 at 9:41 AM

      My fiance and I will be taking a cruise through the Mediterrean as part of honeymoon this October.

      Two questions:
      1. What is the best beach for laying out/swimming and enjoying the thermal springs?
      2. If we're traveling from the main port on Ischia would renting a moped or taking a water taxi be a viable option for transportation to the beach/springs?


      1 Answer Aug 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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      Has anyone been to Ischia before? (Places to go to and so on)

      by KatherineLind Online Now Aug 12, 2009 at 8:14 AM

      What are the places you would suggest going to on Ischia island, we're going there in early September and we wanna write down a few places to go to, if you have been to Ischia and know some beautiful places, please suggest them...
      And I mean places to go to not Hotels or places to stay in...
      like "beautiful cliffs, seaside places" and so on...
      We want to see the nature in there, and maybe the castles, churches ...
      and maybe some really cool museums ( in that case the adresses and the exact names of these museums)

      Katherine (Estonia)

      5 Answers Aug 14, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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      by Maurizioago Online Now Dec 15, 2008 at 2:30 AM

      I saw there aren't many pages on Ischia here on VT. Could you give recommend what not to miss on this island. I am open to all suggestions; museums, gardens, cafes, shops...

      I'm going there from 29 december to 1 january 2008.


      1 Answer Dec 23, 2008 at 5:40 AM
    • questions about Ischia in January

      by gurusy Online Now Dec 3, 2008 at 4:55 PM

      We want to visit Ischia for the first time this winter January 2-6 with our 19 year old daughter. Should we take our rental car over from Naples on the boat, or should we get one on the island instead?
      We know it will be quiet since it is cold, but we love thermal hot springs and it is the only time we can go. The side by Forio looks very nice so are considering Royal Palm Hotel or something in that area since we will have a car to go into porto Ischia if we get bored. Or should we stay in town so our daughter has more to do? Any other recommendations welcomed! Our favorite hot springs so far are in Oregon and California, USA.

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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      Transportation from Napoli to Ischia.

      by Maurizioago Online Now May 20, 2008 at 10:20 AM

      A collegue of mine will have to go to Ischia at the end of may. I'd like to know how can she do that from Napoli airport. Thanks in advance for your info.

      5 Answers May 20, 2008 at 10:32 PM
    • Hotels in Ischia

      by dawnlinklater Online Now Apr 2, 2008 at 2:54 PM

      Hello - Can someone recommend a hotel about200 euros/night (during first 2 weeks of June) that would have a nice thermal pool and nice clean rooms? Also we would love a terrace overlooking the sea.

      1 Answer Apr 2, 2008 at 10:05 PM
    • Weather

      by jonnaland Online Now Jan 28, 2008 at 3:47 PM

      Also, what is the temp in March?

    • Hotel Name

      by jonnaland Online Now Jan 28, 2008 at 12:11 PM

      Hi, I'm staying in Ischia (lived in Naples 4 yrs) and I use to stay at a hotel that had 2 pools outside 1) thermal and a wall u crossed to reach the cool pool. It had beautiful gardens surrounding the pools. I've searched the net for hours trying to find it. Any ideas?

    • hotels

      by agrossi Online Now Sep 3, 2007 at 5:59 AM

      has anyone stayed at lord byron in forio?

      1 Answer Oct 7, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    • Best Way to Forio

      by palm1403 Online Now Apr 18, 2007 at 6:10 PM

      I'd like to take a morning boat directly to Forio - it seems I need to take one from Molo Beverello at 10:25 AM? I'm not sure if it's a hydrofoil or a
      ferry, but it seems better to go directly to Forio than to Ischia Port. I've been told it's better to stay near Mergellina port than Beverello, but I don't think there's a good schedule to Forio from there.

      Does anybody have any hotel or ferry suggestions to share? I leave for Europe in one week!

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2007 at 1:13 PM
    • Holidaying alone in Ischia

      by carolemylene Online Now Mar 21, 2007 at 6:24 AM

      Hi guys,

      I'm Carole, 36, and I'm thinking of booking a week in Ischia in July/August 07 in order to relax after attending a wedding in Madrid, Spain and after sightseeing around Italy.
      I'll be going alone to Ischia. Never been to Italy before and I don't speak Italian. Well, I'm half Spanish/half French so I'm not too bothered about the language bareer (Italian is pretty similar to Spanish & French) but is there any risk of being hassled there as I'll be out and about on my own?
      Thanks for advising


      5 Answers Mar 25, 2007 at 4:21 AM
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      Which side of Ischia to stay? Differences?

      by Maplewoody Online Now Jan 14, 2006 at 3:49 PM

      Is one side of Ischia better to stay in? Does one have more nightlife, ie...clubs & discos? Planning on going this June.

      Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


      3 Answers Jan 16, 2006 at 5:02 AM
    • quickest and cheapest route from Sorrento to Ischia + what to visit?

      by guys Online Now Mar 17, 2005 at 1:20 PM

      What is the quickest and cheapest route from Sorrento to the isle of Ischia and what are the best places to visit for a 1 day trip - that's not too expensive. Cheers

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2005 at 5:45 AM
    • Hyrofoil from Sorrento to Ischia

      by djsully Online Now Apr 22, 2004 at 8:27 AM

      Can anyone who's taken the hydrofoil from Sorrento to Ischia? How to get ticket or reservation? In advance or at time of travel? Cost? Schedule? Arrival port on Ischia? Thanks very much!

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2005 at 5:46 AM
    • Internet Access

      by KarolynUSA Online Now May 10, 2003 at 3:06 PM

      I will be traveling to Ischia, Italy and am looking for public internet access. I haven't been able to get any information. Please help. Thanks! karolyn

      1 Answer Aug 8, 2006 at 3:48 AM