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      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

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

      Tuscany 10 hours ago

      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!


    • 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.


    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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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      Train or rental car or plane?

      Montecatini Terme Apr 26, 2015 at 2:03 PM

      I'm trying to find the quickest and cheapest way to get from Montecatini Terme, Italy to Nice France and then on to Paris.


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      Trains in Florence

      Florence May 2, 2015 at 10:31 PM


      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.

    • B&B La Magnolia

      by CaTaSiag14 Online Now Jun 26, 2014 at 5:56 AM

      Would like to return to Lucca next september, does B&B la Magnolia still exist

      4 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 6:44 PM
    • Bicycle rental

      by singlemalt Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

      We would like to ride bicycles on the wall around Lucca. If this is possible, where can we rent bikes?

      3 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 11:39 AM
    • Buses from Lucca to Marlia

      by madruby Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 4:42 AM

      Is there a bus service between Lucca and Marlia?

      1 Answer Jun 6, 2014 at 12:26 PM
    • Restaurants

      by Leento Online Now May 30, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      Are there gluten free restaurants in Lucca

      6 Answers May 30, 2014 at 11:13 PM
    • Local transportation needed

      by thomas1950 Online Now May 15, 2014 at 12:38 AM

      I am going to be in Lucca with a party of 8. There is a restaurant that I would like to take our friends. It is located about 30 minutes away in the hills about 7km outside of Collodi. I know there is very expensive per-day car rental but is there another method of an evening (7pm to 11pm) round trip to this restaurant?

      3 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 5:14 AM
    • Local transportation needed

      by thomas1950 Online Now May 15, 2014 at 12:10 AM

      I am going to be in Lucca with a party of 8. There is a restaurant that I would like to take our friends. It is located about 30 minutes away in the hills about 7km outside of Collodi. I know there is very expensive per-day car rental but is there another method of an evening (7pm to 11pm) round trip to this restaurant?

      1 Answer May 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM
    • Tennis at Lucca

      by HDMG Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 4:47 AM

      How do I find some tennis games around Lucca? I am directed to a tennis club il Poggio in S. Anna, 1 km from Lucca. Who knows how I can find people looking for a game, and whether and how court rental can be arranged? (I shall be in Lucca for the last week of April.)

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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      Snack chip

      by thebunster Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      The last time I was in Lucca a bought a package of triangular shaped chips that tasted like licorice. They were delicious and I ate them all thru Italy. Does anyone know what they are called.

      3 Answers Apr 21, 2014 at 4:23 AM
    • Travel from Lucca to Florence by Bus

      by vbell Online Now Mar 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM


      I am trying to find out if there is a direct bus from Lucca to Florence? If so, how much and what are the times?

      The website is only available in Italian.

      Many thanks for any help you can provide.

      All the best

      4 Answers Mar 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM
    • Car rental

      by melindakopec Online Now Jan 31, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      Is there a car rental facility in Lucca?

      3 Answers Feb 1, 2014 at 7:52 AM
    • Ancient structure within the wall

      by PrairiePat17 Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      Carlos, a gentleman with a horse and carriage, took us for a ride throughout Lucca. He brought us to an area -- it seemed to be within the wall itself, with huge rooms through which we rode with the horse and carriage. Does anyone know the story about or the history of this area?

      1 Answer Jan 19, 2014 at 1:39 AM
    • Roman influence in Lucca

      by PrairiePat17 Online Now Jan 16, 2014 at 6:25 PM

      There are pillars in the basement of a building in Lucca with pillars with paintings that go back to the Roman rule. Where are those pillars and what do they represent.

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM
    • Pisa to Lucca

      by Susieact Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      We will be travelling from Rome to Pisa by train and then onto Lucca. Would you advise whether bus or train from Pisa is more convenient. Also where do the buses to Lucca leave from in Pisa as we had hoped to leave bags at station and sightsee a little in Pisa before travelling on to Lucca.

      Any advice will be gratefully received. Thanks

      9 Answers Jan 11, 2014 at 8:10 AM
    • ladies leather jacket

      by mailroom Online Now Nov 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      where in lucca could I find a ladies leather jacket?

      3 Answers Sep 18, 2014 at 3:25 AM
    • Where is the bus stop at the Florence Airport to go to Lucca?

      by gabbicha Online Now Oct 7, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      We are flying to Florence next April and then we have to go to Lucca historic center where we will stay for two months. I read that there is a bus that stops at Florence airport and goes to Lucca (I'd rather take a direct bus than the train). I enter a site with the time schedule but it is in italian and I do not understand it. Anybody could tell me where to take this bus and the time schedule? We are arriving at noon on April st.

      4 Answers Oct 8, 2013 at 8:38 AM
    • tsc jEWELS

      by gltman Online Now Oct 3, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      My son bought me some jewelry while in Lucca. Is there a jewelry shop that carries tsc jewels?

      1 Answer Oct 5, 2013 at 2:14 AM
    • Lucca To Torre del Largo by bus ?

      by Ravensworth Online Now Sep 6, 2013 at 4:26 AM

      Is it possible to get to Torre del Largo by bus from Lucca ?

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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      Looking for quiet hotel

      by Niagaragirl Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      My husband and I are planning to spend a couple of days in Lucca, Italy the last week of October, 2013. Does anyone have a suggestion for a nice quiet hotel not too far from the train station (we'll arrive from Florence by train).

      I've read some reviews of nicer hotels, but many say that because they are inside the city, there are noise disturbances. I appreciate your feedback.

      8 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 7:07 AM

      by thegang Online Now Apr 6, 2013 at 2:55 AM

      We are staying in a villa in Gragnano and planning to take the train to Lucca or Pescia and then the bus. Can anyone give me info about the bus route between Lucca and Pescia and roughly how much a taxi would be from Lucca and Pescia to Hotel Country Club in Gragnano (nearest bus stop I can find to the villa).

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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      apartment within the walls

      by M19 Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 6:20 PM

      We are trying to decide between ANFITEATRO - ELENA from Lucca Holiday Homes and Palazzo Froussard (property #994879) of HomeAway. . . Has anyone stayed at either? Thanks so much!

      3 Answers Apr 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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      Taxi and/or car & driver for Lucca area

      by Sunshine64 Online Now Aug 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

      A group of friends will be staying in a villa ~10km from Lucca in a few weeks. It has been suggested that we must have a car, but some of us are not interested in driving on our holiday. We might like to have more wine than we should :)

      I found the prices for Radio Taxi Lucca, and they don't seem that unreasonable, especially in going from Lucca TO the Villa. But the other direction has me more concerned.

      Does anyone have experience getting to and from Lucca this way? Or with using a car service such as Tau Touring? Is the taxi reliable/prompt when you call them from 10km out and ask for a pick up? Can you schedule in advance?

      All help greatly appreciated!

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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      by Ernie44 Online Now Mar 25, 2012 at 5:58 AM

      We will be in Italy in June of this year and will be traveling from Venice to Pisa by rail on a Saturday, we will continue on to Lucca where we will spend the night. I wanted to know if there will be any shops, or thing open on Sunday?


      3 Answers Mar 25, 2012 at 8:30 AM
    • Travel to Lucca

      by IslandJohn Online Now Dec 22, 2011 at 3:35 PM

      We will be flying into Milan and need to take the train to Lucca. Any suggestions on booking a train. Should we try to do this on-line before leaving?

      6 Answers Dec 23, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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      Daytrips from Lucca. Siena and Montecatini.

      by Maurizioago Online Now Sep 1, 2011 at 12:34 PM

      Is it easy to go from Lucca to Siena and Montecatini by bus as daytrips? How long would the journey be?

      4 Answers Sep 1, 2011 at 3:46 PM
    • Sardena to Lucca or Sicily to Lucca - Ferries?

      by mVigilante Online Now Aug 30, 2011 at 8:23 PM

      I am thinking of going to either Sardena or Sicily before staying for 12 days in Lucca. Any suggestions on which airport it would be better to fly into (Rome, Milan, or Pisa are my choices)? Then ferry to Sardena or Sicily? How are the ferries (no car) - would a stateroom be needed? do they sail in November (as the web only lists through October)?

      1 Answer Aug 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM
    • Venice to Lucca

      by sandrami Online Now Aug 29, 2011 at 7:12 AM

      What is the best transportation option to get from Venice to Lucca? All trains? Trains and busses?

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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      Villas near Lucca.

      by Maurizioago Online Now Aug 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM

      I'd like to visit some villa located some km from Lucca. I mean Villa Marlia and others. Are there any buses to these?

      2 Answers May 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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      Beach resorts.

      by Maurizioago Online Now Aug 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM

      What are the nicest beach resorts not far from Lucca in your opinion?

      3 Answers Feb 9, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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      Transportation to Livorno.

      by Maurizioago Online Now Aug 14, 2011 at 2:51 AM

      Is it possible to travel from Lucca to Livorno by bus?

      2 Answers Aug 14, 2011 at 7:48 AM
    • Day trips from Lucca?

      by blackie50 Online Now Aug 9, 2011 at 11:18 AM


      Could anyone recommend day trips from Lucca - travel time (by train or bus) no more than 1 & half hours each way. Like to spend 4-5 hours in the place if possible. Don't mind if its just mooching (wandering/looking) around in museums etc or at the beach etc.

      thanks for any advice

      4 Answers May 21, 2012 at 9:05 AM