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    • Batates's Profile Photo

      from 14-18/6/2015

      Florence May 17, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      any parties in florance in that time from 14 to 18/6

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    • Livorno to Cinque Terre

      Livorno May 4, 2015 at 3:36 AM

      Our cruise was originally supposed to stop in LaSpezia, but they changed the itinerary to Livorno. We had our hearts set on going to Cinque Terre from LaSpezia. I know that Livorno is quite a bit further away, but we are in port from 7 am to 7 pm. Would taking the train up be a possibility?

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      Mugello Race

      Barberino di Mugello May 3, 2015 at 6:03 PM

      Hello, VT Nation:

      I've traveled to all of the MotoGP races in America and am now trying to gauge distances from Europe's MotoGP circuits to each town's epicenter (hotels, restaurants, motorbike shops, bars, clubs, etc.).

      For Mugello, is there just one little town outside of the track? And if so, how far is it and is it very exciting? If the track holds 50,000 people, I imagine all of those Rossi enthusiasts need to eat and sleep somewhere close by.

      Any help you could provide would be most helpful.

      Cheers!
      JS

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    • Shopping Guide or List of Recommended Shops for Leather?

      Florence May 12, 2015 at 9:18 AM

      I have been to Florence before and done the art and cathedrals thing, and while I love them, this time I will be concentrating on other things in Florence and Tuscany. I am planning one"Power Shopping Day" to buy myself a leather jacket and some Christmas gifts, and then hop a train or Viator excursion to Prada and The Mall.

      I have gathered a short list of great leather shops on Trip Advisor and also seen the recommendations for Maren Erickson there and on every board/forum.Here's my quandary--- would I save time going to reputable leather places going with Maren or take my list (which includes Michelangelo Leathers). I know from past experience that sometimes a paying a guide for a few hours is worth it. Time in Florence for shopping will be limited and I still want a few hours to hit the Prada outlet too. Suggestions please!

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    • Vintage Door Knocker

      Florence May 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM

      My husband and I recently visited Florence, Italy. He fell in love with the door knockers. Our anniversary is coming up and I would like to surprise him with an authentic Italian door knocker. Any ideas on where I can buy one? Thanks!

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    • Wait Times

      Florence May 23, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      How long is the wait to get into the Academia?

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      Restaurants in Venice and Florence

      Florence May 6, 2015 at 2:41 PM

      I asked this question in 'Venice' section and am repeating here.

      While in Venice, we are staying in the Ghetto region. Looking for suggestions for lunch and dinner in that area or close by as we aren't all that mobile; we want to walk no more than a km for a meal. Looking for mid-range rather casual restaurants. Also in Florence for a week. There we are located near the Bargello National Museum. Suggestions welcome.

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    • Scenic driving route + safe to leave luggage in car in towns?

      Tuscany May 25, 2015 at 6:33 PM

      Hi All! Two questions:

      1. We are travelling as a group of 8 people (me/husband, both sets of our parents who are in their 70s and my sister/bro in law). We are renting a van from Rome Termini and driving to Gaoli in Chianti, and I was wondering what the most scenic route is? I have read driving the A1 and stopping at Orvieto and Montepulciano would be good- is that what you guys would recommend? Any other places you would stop and if anyone can help be more specific on that route that would be reallly helpful! Of course I can use Google Maps but wanted to make sure to take the scenic route...

      2. Given we will be renting a van, there will not be a trunk. If we stop off at these towns on the drive to Chianti, we will have our luggage with us. Do you think it's safe for us to leave a van full of luggage parked in various towns during the day, so we can stop for lunch or to walk around, for example Orvieto and Montepulciano? I tihnk the luggage would be visible as there won't be a trunk. Of course we will try to minimize what people can see but there are 8 of us so would be hard to completely hide it all.

      Thanks in advance for any advice!

       

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    • What to do

      Livorno May 5, 2015 at 5:21 PM

      If we are stopping in Livorno and we don't want to do an excursion to Pisa or Florence, what is recommended to see and do in the area that does not take hours to get to?

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      A walk from Lucca

      Lucca Yesterday

      I am leading a walking group based in Montecatini Terme and I need to find a walk for our free day combined with visiting Lucca. We have to take the train to Lucca. Can anyone suggest a walk that would include walking around the walls of Lucca?
      Where can I get a walking map of the area?

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      Trains in Florence

      Florence May 2, 2015 at 10:31 PM

      Hello,

      Is it easy to get around Florence by train? By easy I mean do you have to reserve tickets or you can go to the station and buy your ticket cash? I want to be flexible.

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    • AREA to stay in Elba

      by benhatton Online Now Apr 9, 2015 at 4:25 AM

      Travelling to Elba with my Mum and Dad at the end of May, beginning of June.

      Due to the Bus time tables from Florence, we would be on Elba for 4nights.

      Ideally like to pick 1 hotel for the 4nights, and do day trips from that base.

      Tried to research the best area to stay in Elba, with no luck. Suggestions seem to be;

      Marina di Campo/ Porto Azzuro/ Cavoli.

      Obviously I need to narrow it down to 1.
      They are both 50yrs old, we would like to see all of the 'touristy' things that Elba has to offer, and also a couple of walks, and a beach.

      So in short, best AREA to stay in Elba.

      Thanks

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      by AngelaScotty Online Now Aug 20, 2014 at 12:51 AM

      i am going to Elba on the 5th of September, this is my second time visiting and i would like to visit a vineyard. Can anyone suggest one that is easy to get to on public transport. I am staying in Marina di Campo.

      cheers

      3 Answers Aug 21, 2014 at 4:58 AM
    • Taxi tours on Elba

      by jameslmorrison1 Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 12:40 PM

      Is it possible to have a taxi tour from the port around the island?

      3 Answers Apr 19, 2014 at 4:13 AM
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      Ferry Piombino to Portoferraio

      by jacquisuiza Online Now Sep 13, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      Is it necessary to book the ferry in advance? We are driving from Switzerland late september on a saturday and hope to arrive in the late afternoon. As we don't know how traffic will be I prefer not to reserve.

      2 Answers Sep 13, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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      Budget accomodation.

      by Maurizioago Online Now Aug 10, 2013 at 1:24 AM

      Could you suggest a nice and budget accomodation on this island; please?

      2 Answers Aug 14, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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      Where to stay in early october?

      by jacquisuiza Online Now May 26, 2013 at 6:43 AM

      I try to find the best place for the first week of october for our group of 7. 2 couples are about 30 y.o., me and my husband 53 y.o. and our 13 y.o. son. Me exepting they are all fanatic mountain bikers and will bring their own bikes. We do not need all inclusive but would like to have breakfast and nearby restaurants for dinner. Sea view would be fantastic, a beach where my son could do some windsurfing, public bus nearby, appartments for the youngers and hotel for us, a big house with enough rooms? Any idea?

      3 Answers Jul 19, 2013 at 1:50 AM
    • Ferryboats + accomodation

      by virtualcircus Online Now Aug 6, 2010 at 2:14 AM

      Hello everybody,

      I am going to Elba on 21 August with my 3 friends and I am wondering If there is significant difference between costs of ferryboat companies or is it similar.
      Regardnig accomodation: I checked few apartments but without possibility to book it. I went through many sites and apartments are same on every site.
      Does anybody know please If there is any site with booking or we could travel without booking and find it after arrival?

      Thanks a lot in advance for any reply!

      Bob

      3 Answers Aug 6, 2010 at 2:44 AM
    • lucy

      by lucydoodle Online Now Apr 17, 2009 at 5:52 PM

      We are a family of 5 - two adults, 16yr old, 12 and 10. Is this a good island to vi9sit with family and what types of activities do you recommend Thanks

      1 Answer Apr 19, 2009 at 10:19 PM
    • Places to stay in late March '08

      by kcervino Online Now Oct 29, 2007 at 10:57 AM

      Does anyone know a nice place to stay that would be open in late March on Isola D'Elba?

      I know we are travelling in the off season and we don't want to arrive to find there is nothing open. Any advice?

      Thanks.

      Kathy

      4 Answers Feb 16, 2008 at 3:36 AM
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      Visiting Elba Mid-Late October

      by Aarti99 Online Now Sep 13, 2007 at 7:52 AM

      I've read that the main tourist season is May and September. Does that mean things shut down in October? Will many hotels/ restaurants be closed? Will they charge higher prices for people visiting off-season?

      Thanks for any tips :)

    • shops/car hire elba

      by mh1 Online Now Apr 23, 2007 at 3:40 PM

      Never been to elba b4 but going camping there in july. Can you hire a car on the island? Are there reasonable size supermarkets? I am familiar with Corsica & Sardinia but know elba is a bit smaller! Any help appreciated.

      1 Answer Apr 24, 2007 at 9:41 AM
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      Is it possible to travel on public transport on Isola d'Elba

      by jenny59 Online Now Apr 24, 2006 at 11:44 AM

      We have planned a visit to Isola d'Elba mid June and are staying in Portoferrai for three nights. We are wondering whether it is possible to travel around the island using public transport or would we need to hire a car?

      2 Answers Apr 25, 2006 at 11:44 AM
    • Elba

      by palioklima Online Now Apr 10, 2006 at 10:22 AM

      I am coming to Elba for the first time from August 19 for through August 27. I like to stay in town (rather than in the counrtyside) so I can walk easily at night to dinner, but I don't like a town that it too touristy. Any suggestions?

    • Low-key part of Elba to stay / chill?

      by svennyb Online Now Jul 7, 2005 at 2:08 PM

      Hello! I'm ending a fairly crazy trip through Russia with 4 days on Elba. My quesiton is where would be best place to stay that would be fairly low-key in mid August (Aug 10-14 to be specific). I'd be prefectly happy on a beach and exploring on foot for 4 days. The more chill the better (how crowded will it be?) Can anyone recommend a part of the island? Any place in particular to stay?

      THANKS!!
      -Steven

      1 Answer Jul 8, 2005 at 12:33 AM
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      Visitng Isola d' Elba, Elba off the west coast in ITaly

      by daveandcheryl Online Now Feb 5, 2005 at 12:04 AM

      hello VT members, Does anyone have ideas on traveling, sites, pretty villages, lodging and hidden treasures for the BUDGET traveler on Elba? We will go there in April 2005, if we can. thanks!

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      Car ferries to the island

      by Princess-Kitten Online Now Aug 24, 2004 at 8:10 AM

      Hello! On our tour of Europe we're planning to hop over to Elba for a day from Piombino. I have phone numbers for Moby Lines ferries, but no idea how much the ferry costs or how many sailings there are per day. Has anyone used the ferry recently and can therefore give me some advice? Many thanks! Kitten x

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2004 at 10:49 AM
    • Stay on Elba?

      by italia-bound Online Now Dec 29, 2003 at 2:18 PM

      I'm taking a biking tour through Tuscany in early June that ends on the island of Elba. I've got 4 days to kill after the tour ends, until I leave from Rome. I've always heard that the Amalfi Coast was beautiful and thought about going down there after the tour, but it looks like a tough trip down there (almost a full day!). Should I just plan on staying in Elba? Are there good shops and restaurants? My alternate plan is to rent a car in Piombino and head back in to Tuscany to catch other sights that I might have missed. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks.

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2004 at 12:58 PM