Hi - we are a retired couple, one English, one Italian ( who has lived abroad for 40 years,) intending to relocate to Liguria next year. We are hoping to rent, a permanent home, small 2 bedroom place but we don't drive and would need to be within walking distance of the sea , shops etc. We would love to hear from any expats with regard to rental prices, general cost of living etc - any help would be much appreciated. We live in Gozo, Malta at the moment...
Hi - another possible location is Liguria, Italy. Any hints on cost of living, rentals etc in and around Levanto, Deiva Marina, Rapallo ?
Need to find a good base from which to spend three days around the Cinque Terre area. We need (1) close to train station (2) clean (3) good breakfast. Prefer not to have to climb up to the hotel - ok if owners pick you up, and prefer train station. Having a nice location is a plus, like being able to walk to the beach, but if there is an inland place where we can catch a train that would be fine. Getting a tad tired of not getting responses from the top rated places, we don't really care to be in the maddening crowd (reason why we have not visited there yet) - but would like to see the area. This got posted only in Vernazza - but I don't really care where we stay as long as it's pleasant.
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What's the weather like in Portofino?
I forgot to ask
should I rent a car ?
or go by public Transport ?
I shall be going to Genua in Dezember.
Is Portofino a fulldaytrip or halfday is enough ?
I am trying to find a hotel which is close to the bus top so we do not have to drag our luggage too far. We will be taking the bus from the train station in La Spezia.
Is it free to enter?
I want to know how I move (by what / price of ticket...) from:
1- la Spezia to Pise and pise to la spezia
2- la spezia to genova and how to return
3- la spezia to Ferenze ( florence) & how to return
Iwant to do this in 3 days and the time of my visit (depart from laspzia to...) is at 17h
Thank you .
have any of you stayed in the hotel pasquale? I'm interested in room two cause of the balcony. Been there? Think higher up is better for better window views? room 5 has a baclony too??
I am docking at Savona Port (Italy) from a Costa Cruise at 9.00am and I have a flight booked out of Genoa Airport at 1.20pm. Anyone know how best to get to Genoa Airport? I have been told by Costa I dont have enough time to use the transfer bus they offer. Any idea how long it takes to get from Savona Port to Genoa Airport. I cannot afford to miss my flight back to Australia. Any suggestions and idea of cost would me much appreciated! Travelling solo. Need to get to airport in time!
Looking for transportation from Genoa airport to Manarola at 22:00. Any suggestions? I am told the last train leaves prior to my arrival time.
is there a manned baggage store in La Spezia train station?
I am looking for a small but nice and reasonably priced hotel near the city centre - any recommendations?
I'm arriving with the ferry in Savona from Corsika early in the morning (7.15 am), and I have a flight from Milan Malpensa airport at 15.15 pm. Does anybody knows, if the bus station is close to the port and what is the schedule to the bus from Savona to Milan,is it regular,which is the earliest, how much time do I need to reach Milan etc.
And when I arrive in Milan can I take the direct shuttle to the airport from the same bus station or I have to go otherwise? My time is very limited and I'm afraid not to miss my flight cause I don't know Italy at all... Thank you.
We are planning a two night stay in Vernazza in April but not sure that one night is enough. We will be leaving there and going to to Rome and wonder if one in Vernazza and one extra in Rome might not be a better idea?
I understand that Vernazza and the surrounding roads were devastated by the hurricane. What is the condition of the roads to Vernazza to the parking area. Alan Binder
Could you tell me where I can park while visiting Vernazza from Sept 18-20? we will be driving up from Pisa Airport. Alan Binder
Just trying to confirm there is somewhere to leave bags at La Spezia train station for a couple of days.
Can I get a boat from Portovenere to Genoa on Friday 13 September 2013
Can I get a boat from Portovenere to Geno on Friday 13 September 2013
we are thinking of driving to varigotti tomorrow for a day out on the beach. where is the best place to go with young children and also grandparents that don't like things that are too touristy and busy?
is there any sand and where can you park?
Hi everybody!! I will spend 5 days in Genoa next June 2014. I would like to visit Portofino and 5 Terre (a day trip) and my question is if it is a good idea or not .I travel by public transportation because I dont like to drive.
Another question: If I have 5 days in Genoa it is enought time to visit Genoa and to do 2days trips (one to Portofino and 5 Terre and the other to Turin (Torino). What do you think about? It is to much to do in 5 days? Many thanks for any advice!!
Could you suggest a nice and budget hotel or bed and breakfast in Camogli?
Hi, could anybody tell me which is the safest are to stay in Genoa for a 60 years old woman traveling alone? A lot of thanks for your advice!!
we are taking a cruise from genoa to south africa in oct and will stay at holiday inn, genoa port. what is the best option to get from the airport to the hotel please?
Is it possible to travel from La Spazia Italy to Monaco by boar>
If so what is the name of the line
What is the name of the artist/shop in the back streets of portovenere where the artist makes small ceramic boats and picture on wood of ceramic sails etc
Is it possible to park in monterrosa?
We are spending 3 days in Vernazza in October. What are the parking conditions and prices at this time?