Can I take a bus to Mt. Vesuvius from Pompeii?
I will be staying in Florence for 4 nights in the month of May. I plan to sightsee Florence on 2 days and take a day trip to Lucca and Pisa on the 3rd day. On my 4th day I wish to visit Siena and some picturesque countryside which is often associated with Tuscany. Also in the afternoon I would like to do some Wine Tasting at a decent vineyard. I have heard Chianti is the place for wine and is between Florence and Siena. However, I would need to do this using Public transport. Please let me know if this can and should be done using Public transport or should I consider spending more to rent a car with a guide or a guided tour. I do not have any knowledge of any Tuscan town which could be combined with Siena for the above, so I am open to all suggestions.
We will be traveling through Italy this coming year, hitting cities like Venice, Parma, Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre, Sorrento, and Rome by train. I would like to purchase some nice olive wood cutting boards as gifts and hopefully ship them back to the states. Can anyone suggest where I might be able to purchase these type of boards that have some character and nice color? We will only have train and bus as our transportation.
I have an 80 year grandfather who wants to walk from the train down to one of the villages. Which village has the least challenging walk from Train to village?
What is the best way to get from the Florence airport to Sansepolcro
......like Italy and to dislike it?
More, what's the longest italian word? ;)
I'll be leaving Lucca on Mon 2nd June to go to Rapallo. I notice I have 35 minutes to change train at Pisa centrale and only 12 minutes to change if I go via Viareggio which confusingly has more than one station with the same name. I'm guessing that Pisa centrale is huge. Which is the easier option? Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
We are staying Barga in August 2014 and have 2 gilrs aged 6 and 4. Any tips on activities for children this age would be very welcome. Any swimming pools or parks with play grounds? Also, when is the jazz festival taking place?
In September, my gangs and i will have a short trip to Italy and France. We are changing one of our destination from Turin to Genoa / San Remo or Nice.
Please advise me that between
- Sanremo with a stop at Genoa en route transferring from Florence
- or Nice with a stop at Monte Carlo en route
which one is better for foods, sight, and value (we have tight budget)?
Thanks in advance
Could you suggest a nice budget bed and breakfast or hotel in Bergamo?
We are staying in Parma for a few days then heading to Vernazza for a few more days. We are planning on taking the train, however I thought it would be interesting to drive it. This would happen in about 6 weeks from now. The countryside should be beautiful and the viewing better by car rather than by train, I thought would be better. So here is my question, does anyone know of a hire car company, we could hire to take us there, and how much this might cost? I am just doing some exploring at this stage but very curious what people think of the idea. It might be way out of reason for the cost, but you never know till you ask.
Thanks everyone for their help and suggestions.
We have booked at the B&B suites Chiesa Greca, Piazzetta Chiesa Greca 11 , in Lecce.
We takes the bus from Brindisi Airport to Lecce. How can we best ask for a busstop? do you know the adress of the busstation? Is this far from the B&B suite ?
Thanks a lot
Hello :) We are headed to Roma this weekend and would like to visit the site of the Mormon temple that is under construction there, but I cannot find its location on Mormon.org. I know the church kind of likes to keep the location of its new temples under wraps until they are open to the public, so I'm hoping that someone who has seen the new site or lives in Rome and knows where it is could share its location so that we can visit while we are there. Does anyone know where it is?
Thank you so much :D
I'm not getting email responses from bike rental companies doing business in the Arezzo area. I'd like to make direct contact with a bike shop in Arezzo. Is anyone aware of a shop that rents bicycles in Arezzo? I want to rent bikes for a 5 day September 2014 tour ending up in Siena.
Any one used the dive centre at Marina Picolla Sorrento
Can I get from the port to the train or de bus station by walk?
What is the best way to travel from Venice to Bologna, train or bus?
I have found the Cinque Terre train time schedule found on cinqueterre.eu.com/en/cinque... and am confused about the times for (Column B) Sunday train times to La Spezia. It looks like there's only one train at 9:00am. Is that possibly true or am I reading the timetable wrong? Does the Cinque Terre regional train run out of Riomaggiore to La Spezia more frequently? I need to get to La Spezia to catch the 8:20am train out to Rome. Can anyone, does anyone have info to assist in my Sunday travel worries?
In a few months time my wife and I will be in Rome. We are staying in a hotel close to the Trevi fountain. We have booked an early morning tour of the Sistine Chapel and have to be at the meeting point (on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi) at 7:15am. I was wondering the best way to get there at that time of the morning. Someone told me it is only a 20 minute walk from the fountain to the Vatican. Is that correct? Would it be safe walking in that area at that time of the morning?
Are there any direct buses from Florence to Cortona? Would it be a long journey between these two places?
I am debating which road to choose for the trip from the airport in Rome
To Orvieto., We landed at around 11:00 in the morning and want to enjoy the road.
Google maps show three options. Whether there is a road with views and places to stop for FUN
Rest and a nice cafe?
Thanks in advance,
Does anyone know for sure whether the Pinger phone/texting app is supported in Italy? We live in the US and will soon be in Italy (Rome and Siena) for three weeks. I would like to avoid international charges on my iphone. But I can't seem to find a website that tells me if Italy has Pinger. The app is free and it looks like you can call and text to the US from many countries free of charge with WiFi. But I can't find a way to know if Italy is one of those countries. Thanks for any help you can give!
Hi ! We are going to stay in rome for three days from 17may to 20 may . What are the major tourist attractions in rome we should cover ? How many places can we see in three days given that we are living in trastevere area
Venice is my final city for a 11 days holiday and I plan to spend 3 days. Would like some help with itenary.
- Can I have some suggestions on what to cover within these 3 days (first time in Venice)
- is staying on the island recommended? While this is more expensive, do I need to travel around? Looking for shortlist of accommodation in San Marco / San Polo and Marghera. On tight budget, so appreciate views.
- will be arriving on train from Milan. Is there a recommended way to get to city?
- what is the best way to head to airport on last day?
Any other helpful advice is appreciated. Thanks!!! :)
We would like to take a bus or train from Florence to San Gimignano and then onto Cortona. Any ideas which is the best way to travel to San Gimignano, bus or train? And can we then take a bus to Cortona from San Gimignano? Which city would your recommend we stay at a night or two, San Gimignano or Cortona? We will be traveling with our 3 children all in their 20's, in August of this year and will spend most of our time in Florence.
Thank you for any advice here!!!
How old should children bee to manage the walk to the old village in Tinscali?
Hi, what is the best way to get to Perugia from Rome? I've tried to look and found one train at 5am! Is there another way of getting to the city?
Hi, I am due to go on my year abroad for uni, and I would like to go to Urbino but I can't find any other way of getting to and from the airport (preferably Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport). Do you know of another way of getting there?
I have allocated 4 days 4 nights for Rome and Pompeii for my 11 days Italy tour, have some specific questions
1. Is it better to stay all 4 nights in Rome and make a day trip to Pompeii? I was thinking 3 night stay in Rome, then 1 night in Pompeii (heading Florence next). Which is better?
2. Is it better better to get the Omnia Vatican and Rome Card or the Roma Pass? I have checked the website and they look similar to me - looking for some feedback from people who purchased and used them previously
3. Any specials on certain days to take note of? I should be arriving on a Wednesday morning.
4. How are the trains route like - i.e. better to travel day time or night time? Are the train rides scenic (Rome-Pompeii-Florence-Milan-Venice)
Any useful tips would be appreciated. Thanks :)
Is October a good month to explore Italy?
I have got 11 days in total I have got a high level itenary below, seeking suggestions...
Day 1 Arrive in Rome, 3 night stay in Rome, head to Pompeii on Day 4
Day 4 Explore Pompeii, 1 night stay
Day 5 Train to Florence, 3 night stay in Florence with Day trip to Pisa
Day 8 Train to Milan, 2 night stay
Day 10 Train to Venice, 3 night stay
Is the above enough to cover the essentials being first time in Italy? I understand the above is more like a classic itenary, let me know if I can squeeze in more within those 11 days (if you think I should cut short some stay to include 1 more city, let me know)
Will post more specific questions on the cities forum.
Dear fellow travellers,
I need to get to Ljubljana from Trieste on Monday, the 14th April. I understand that I can get a train from Sezana. Can anybody advice what is the best way to get there from Trieste? How much would a taxi cost? Does anybody know if the scenic tram to Villa Opica at the border is working? Or are there direct buses from Trieste to Ljubljana after 3 pm?
Thank you in advance!