I understand there is a bus named Volainbus that shuttles from the airport to the Florence train station every 1/2 hour for 6 euros one way. 1st question, how long is the 10 euro round trip ticket good after you validate it? 2nd question, is there a city bus that takes the same route for less? We went to Florence by train from Rome 2 years ago, so we are not familiar with the airport.
I read on tripadvisor that you must use an Italian credit card (??) to make reservations on trenitalia. Does this mean that I cannot use AMEX to purchase a ticket prior to my trip? I would like to buy in advance because I understand that it is cheaper.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Staying in Orvieto and thinking a day trip to Lake Bolsena might be fun (Reminds me of Lake Tahoe).
I'm familiar with the Fleur Kinson book but happy to hear VTer experiences (or nearby suggestions).
I´m going to Cinque Terre in the middle of May and has been looking for at hotel in one of the five villages, preferable Monterosso. But that was a difficult task so now we have been looking outside the park, ie Levanto.
Is it okay to stay in Levanto or is it wrong decision to stay there?
Is Cinque Terre easy accessible from Levanto? Is the Cinque Terre rail pass valid from Levanto to Cinque Terre? Is Levanto a nice city?
Anyone who have a hotel to recommend in Cinque Terre and/or Levanto?
A hotel which is not listed on the big booking sites…
I have bought 2 non refundable Economy premium train tickets from Rome to Milan for May 10th 2015 leaving Roma termini at 9am and arriving to Milano Centrale at 11:55 .
Problem is my travel plans changed and i wont be needing anymore.
The price of both tickets is 98 euros. Ticket price includes a snack on board and 2 seats next to each other.
Would there be anyone interested in buying them from me ?
We're going to stay in Venice for 4 full days and I wish to surprise my wife with a (half day or full day) culinary tour while we're there. We saw a video about the various local cicchetti we could try that are really affordable and delicious. But we don't speak Italian and we're from Japan so we have no idea about tipping at all. So a guided tour about things to eat in Venice and wine to sample would be amazing.
Do you have any recommended or tried & tested food tours in Venice we could do?
My wife and I must travel from Pienza to Chiusi so we may catch a train to Florence and on to Venice.
We have been unable to find any bus or timetables.
Can anyone help here?
We wish to visit a place that has a different vibe from Venice and Florence -- A city that is NOT mainly museums and churches. So Verona or Bologna (most definitely Rome) is 'out', we'll visit them next time. We want somewhere relaxing, but not as far as the Dolomites.
Backgrounder: My wife and I are going on a 14-day vacation in Italy this August. After much brainstorming, we've FINALLY decided on an itinerary which would begin with 3 romantic nights in Venice, then 3 exciting nights in Florence, and capped off with 4 comfortable nights in Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore). But we still have an extra 3 nights (or 4 days) left.
Do you have any suggestions?
(By the way, we'll fly into Venice from Japan and fly back home from Pisa)
I am going to be in Italy for about a week and was wondering
1) what is the best way to travel from Rome to Venice
2) where would you recommend to stay in Venice
3) will 3 days be enough for Venice (I wish I had more, but...)
Thanks in advance!
Checking option of ferry to Sardegna and back, this week-end.
Staying in Florence.
Will be greatful for any personal experience and tips.
I have one day in florence. I would like to see florence by feet. Could someone suggest a walking intenerary for a day in florence?
Could somebody recommend a not-too-expensive hotel near the Malpensa airport?
Our flight arrives at 1.00 in the night, and I am looking just for a place to spend the rest of the night and get quickly to the airport in the morning.
Thanks for your suggestions.
We are arriving in Rome (FCO) from Boston but staying in Siena that first day (we are staying in Rome at the end of our trip.) Does anyone have experience with a limo service in Italy?
Please recommend an airport (FCO) hotel for our last night in Rome. We would prefer one with shuttle service, but not necessarily a requirement. Thanks,
we plane a family travel to south Italy 1-13/4
it would be great to get some local recommendation on where to go
where to stay, how to know the real place and people.
My wife and I are planning to go on a 2-week casual trip to Italy this August. The time might not be ideal (hot and crowded) but we have 5 months in advance to prepare for that. We will be coming from Japan and this will be our first time in Europe. We haven't booked our flights yet, so our plan is super flexible. This is what we have planned so far:
- Fly into Venice (3 nights)
- Train to Sirmione (3 nights)
- Train to Florence (3 nights)
- Train to ?????? (4 nights)
- Fly back home
We want to stay somewhere we can rest our feet and just laze around near the water. We planned to go to Greece (Mykonos or Santorini) but it will eat so much time, money, and effort. So we decided to just stay in Italy instead, maybe Cinque Terre. But people said that we'd get "bored" there. Hmmm...
Do you have any suggestions where we can stay and relax for 5 days (4 nights)? By the water (especially a beach) would be ideal. It'd be a plus if the last place is a train ride away from an international airport too, so we could use it to fly back to Japan. Thank you.
We will be arriving at Peschiera Railway station and we are staying in the San Marco Hotel on the Lake. Anyone out there give me info on how to get from the station to the hotel, preferably not by taxi. Is there a bus or how long to walk?
Ciao - Ho intenzione di trascorrere qualche settimana in Crotone questo autunno e sto cercando l'opportunità di imparare un po 'di lingua italiana. Qualcuno sa di una classe per gli stranieri insegnato a Crotone? Grazie.
Which is the best places to visit in Venice?
We plan to take the ferry from Porlezza to Lugano after traveling by bus from Menaggio. Can anyone advise me please if the bus stop is anywhere near the ferry wharf? Also the timetable suggests there is only one ferry per day, is this correct?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
I'm planning to visit Lake Maggiore and its surrounding on the 22-26 Oct this year. I understand it is nearing winter.
Are tourism affected by the weather there ? Such as, ferries no longer running, or shops closed, and all that we could see are the sceneries without being able to take any ferry ride out to the other areas.
Additionally, does any knows whether the Lake Maggiore Express be operating in that period of the year.
I've checked on the website, and the schedules are til June. We would like to see the picturesque scenery.
Any help is much appreciated.
Do you have any tipe for accomodation near the beach? Not in new hotels, I prefere old buildings or some apartments near sea.
Can you pls help me to find some nice and cheap location, where we can stay for our holliday. /About 10 days/. We need accomodation near sea/the best are send's beach, and we are twoo families with small children.
Give me some tips, pls. We are plannig to go in July.
Hallo, I would like to ask you, if it is possible visit Monaco from Milano.
I will stay four nights in Milano and if it is good idea to go to Monaco. Do anybody know, how far is it by train and how much it is cost?
Thank you for your help.
And in Milano we will stay near r.station, is any good restaurant there?
Thankś a lot
Hi folks.. We have decided to put aside a shorter trip this year to take a 3 week trip to Italy next spring. We will be flying in to Venice and then traveling by train down to the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento as our base). I was just looking for some suggestions on other towns to stop in on the way. As a help, we've already been to Verona, Milan, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Montalcino and Florence.
We will be traveling in late May. Here is my base plan for now: Venice > Bologna > Assisi > Sorrento > Rome
Thanks as always for your help... Tom
We are planning to go to Liguria either the week of 27 September or 11 October. I've read conflicting information about the amount of rain we might expect. Do you recommend avoiding this time of year? A little rain is OK, but we don't want the torrential rains.
I'm trying to get from Malpensa airport to Treviglio and have seen the name of a station Milano PGP(Passante) and then just Milano PG. Is this two different stations? or two different platforms at the same station? Seen trains leaving from both, so want to make sure I'm in the right place :) Thanks
All the travel guides mention that pick pockets or petty thievery is a problem particularly in Rome and Venice. Any suggestions as to how to secure your cash, cards, camera equipment, etc?
From 3-9 October, we will be staying a week in Vaison La Romaine, Provenece, then 9-16 October on the Italian Riviera. We currently have booked in at the Hotel Santa Margherita Palace. I have several questions:
1. What would be the best way to get from Provence to Santa Margherita?
2. My research indicates Santa Margherita to be well situated for day trips on the Riviera and to places like Pisa. Is this accurate?
3. We prefer not to drive. Will we be able to get around with taxis, boats or trains easily, or do we really need to rent a car?
4. For our flight back to the US, where is the nearest airport to Santa Margherita?
5. Any other thoughts or recommendations?
1) what bus/buses should i take if i would like to have a 1 day trip from Venice to Cortina? Please inform what is the website and specify the station name i should take from Venice to Cortina?
2) is the bus station at Cortina the town itself? if not, how do i get there? how much? And would i be able to see all the beautiful landscape/alps/mountains? Or i would need to go outskirts? If yes, how do i go?
3) is 1 day to spend at the town of Cortina too long? Would you recommend any stopovers along the way from Venice to Cortina?
4) I am going with a group of 7 people, if i were to take the 1 day tours or book a van from Venice to Cortina, which tour company or van company would you recommend? and which is cheaper?
thank you so much for answering these questions.