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    • AREA to stay in Elba

      Isola d' Elba 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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    • Giuseppe Zanotti shoes

      Florence Apr 11, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      Hello, I was wondering if Giuseppe Zanotti's store at The Factory Outlet is any good and how much are the discounts usually. Is it worth going?
      Thanks!

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    • Bicycle rental

      Montecatini Terme Apr 5, 2015 at 10:10 AM

      Is there any possibilities to rent bicycles in this town ?
      We shall stay for one week, at the Ambrosiano Hotel., between 10 - 17 of April.
      Thanks.

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      Ferry to Sardinia

      Livorno Mar 29, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      Hello folks,
      Checking option of ferry to Sardegna and back, this week-end.
      Staying in Florence.
      Will be greatful for any personal experience and tips.
      Thanks,
      Avi

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    • getting around siena

      Siena Apr 3, 2015 at 4:39 AM

      hello everyone
      i will be in siena in a month and a half to study in the universita per stranieri di siena and i will be staying at the anghel residence in via paolo frajese 73 it is far from the uni that is in piazza carlo rosselli? can i take a bus from the residence to the uni?it will be my first time in italy thank you

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    • Things to do

      Florence Apr 15, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      I will be in each of these cities for 2-3 days each. What are your must see, do, or try activities in each city? Thanks for your ideas!

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    • Marble Shop in Carrara

      Carrara Apr 11, 2015 at 6:04 PM

      We visited a marble shop in Carrara many years ago when we were stationed in Naples, Italy (1990). The shop had a small cafe attached to it - and I remember the owners had a pet monkey that was on a leash which they chained to one of the chairs. Does anyone know what shop this is? If it still exists? Thanks.

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      Different bus from Amerigo Vespucci (airport) to Santa Maria Novella (train station)

      Florence Mar 30, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      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.

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    • Travel from Pienza to Chiusi

      Tuscany Mar 29, 2015 at 10:44 PM

      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?
      Thanks......don

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      Our 2.5 Day Itinerary in Florence (First timers - Need advice!)

      Florence Apr 14, 2015 at 7:14 PM

      Greetings dear travellers! Me and the wife are going to Florence (for the first time!) this summer. With so many things to see, eat, and do, I can't help but make a detailed itinerary. We're newlyweds and kind of in a budget trip, so you might notice we're just hitting the panini stands and pasta/pizza to-go shops a lot.

      Now I need some advice from seasoned travellers and Italian enthusiasts to know if our plan is possible, especially the museum/gallery trips and walking distances. Also, if you have some "YOU MUST DEFINITELY DO/SEE THIS..." advice, that would be awesome! By the way, we will be coming in by train from Venice and we're off to Cinque Terre after.

      Without further ado, here's our 2.5 day Florence itinerary:

      Florence (Day 1)

      • Arrive at train station
      • Check in at apartment
      • Lunch at Amorino Panino e Vino
      • Il Duomo di Firenze (Cupola, Campanile, Baptistery)
      • Dinner at I Due Fratellini
      • Buy wine from Enoteca Alessi
      • Lounge around Piazza della Signoria

      Florence (Day 2)

      • Galleria dell'Accademia
      • Tuscan Food Cooking Tour (starts 10am):

                - Historical food market in Florence

                - Tuscan countryside cooking lesson with chef

                  (arista, pizza, pasta, tiramisu, and gelato)

                - 4-course Tuscan lunch with Chianti wine

                - Receive a diploma, book and apron

      • Shop at Mercato San Lorenzo
      • Dinner at Sandwichic

      Florence (Day 3)

      • Galleria degli Uffizi (and its café terrace)
      • Lunch at Mangia Pizza Firenze
      • Cross the Ponte Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti

                - Galleria Palatina and Boboli Gardens

      • Walk along the river to Piazza Poggi
      • Enjoy the sunset at Piazzale Michelangiolo
      • Dinner at All'Antico Vinaio
      • Lounge around Piazza della Repubblica

      Florence (Day 4)

      • Train to Vernazza
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      one day in Florence

      Florence Apr 15, 2015 at 7:40 AM

      We shall be in Florence one day in mid June ' arriving withe train/
      We need all the best tips to orgenize this visit for the best !!
      Thanks.

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    • Florence and Pisa

      Florence Apr 17, 2015 at 2:01 AM

      Hi all, first of all I love this site, so helpful, thank you.

      I am on a cruise ship (first time) and docking nearish to Florence & Pisa. I am not into organised timed excursions, as I like to amble around and take my time. Is there a way to visit both these places independently of the cruise ship? Bus train etc? Also any recommendations? Thank you in advance x

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      Advice for San Gimignano day trip from Florence

      Florence Mar 31, 2015 at 5:53 AM

      We would like to tour a winery in the San Gimignano area and have some time to visit the city. Does anyone have advice for a bus tour or private tour from Florence? I will not rent a car and travel there.

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