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    • goodfish's Profile Photo

      Important notice: new bag restrictions

      Pompeii 3 hours ago

      coopculture.it/en/heritages.... is informing visitors, tour guides and school groups that for security reasons, backpacks and handbags larger than 30x30x15 cm (abt 12 x 12 x 6") are not allowed inside the excavations at Pompeii as well as Herculaneum, Oplonti, Stabia and the Museum of Boscoreale. Larger bags and luggage may still be checked at left-luggage facilities at the entrances. Reference the site for information. 

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    • Any experience renting a dinghy at Palmasera rentals?

      Cala Gonone Yesterday

      I have been getting price quotes for a one day rental this summer, and Palmasera is 20 euros cheaper than the others. It looks like they are a new business with very few reviews. Anyone on VT that has used their boats? Thanks!

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    • Evenings in Griante

      Cadenabbia di Griante Jan 11, 2015 at 5:42 AM

      We are hoping to travel to Lake Como this summer and are looking at the possibility of staying in Griante. Is there enough buzz in the evenings. We do not look for entertainment but like to potter about, perhaps a few shops and of course spend the evening dining but do like a 'buzz' and people watching. Is this typical of this area.

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    • S'Ardia horse race questions

      Sardegna Jan 6, 2015 at 8:46 AM

      Can anyone tell me what time is it good to get to this event in order to get a good place to stand to see this race? What time does the race start? Where is a good place to park?
      TIA !

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      Feeding the planet

      Milano 6 hours ago

      We would like to understand before making plans to travel for the EXPO in milan : Is that international event will be dealing with the industry of food and other feeding question ? or will it be like the previous 2000 (Hannover) and 1967(Montreal) which mean an international meeting of culture in order to learn about the countries and to hear also their traditional music etc.. That is a big difference and it will be important to know the facts before deciding !

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      Nice hotel in Sirmione.

      Sirmione Jan 18, 2015 at 9:49 PM

      Could you suggest me a nice three star hotel in Sirmione? It should be possibly not far from the town center.

      Thanks!

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      Naples to Pompeii to Benevento

      Pompeii Jan 15, 2015 at 7:05 PM

      I'm arriving in Naples Sat. 8 Feb. from Bilbao, Spain around 1pm. I would like to visit Pompeii & Herculaneum on Sunday, but I have to be in Benevento that night for work on Monday. Should I train to Pompeii for Sat. night? It looks like I'd have to take a train back to Naples, then to Benevento, taking about three hours. How late do the trains run, and what time should I plan to leave Pompeii on Sunday?

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    • Traveling to lecco

      Lecco Jan 7, 2015 at 1:05 PM

      I am planning to go to Lombardia for a week this July and planning to use Lecco as a base for 3 to 4 days. We'll be traveling during the day and returning in the evening. Is the place nice with restaurants and bars?

      Any suggestions will be very helpfull

      Thanks

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    • Postonja Caces

      Trieste Jan 3, 2015 at 6:38 AM

      Can you visit the Postonja caves from Trieste, if so how?

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    • water bus tickets

      Venice 10 hours ago

      Hi, we will be in venice for 17 days and wondered how to get the best value waterbus tickets, someone said we can ill forms in when we arrive at piazza roma, is this right, thank you

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    • Train travel

      Italy 18 hours ago

      I'm planning to travel by high-speed train from Rome to Bologna, then with Bologna as my base, do day trips by train for the next 3 days (Parma, Modena, Reggio, etc...), then take a train to Florence where we will stay until we pick up a rental car for the 2nd part of our trip. Question: Is it best to buy individual train tickets, or is there a better option (some 7 day all you can pass?) that makes sense?

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      Opening hours for churches

      Assisi Jan 21, 2015 at 2:12 PM

      Dear friends hallo again. Since we will be visiting Assisi as well, for a day trip, we would like to visit some of the churches. But, unfortunately, we don't have any luck at finding the exact opening hours for some of them. And when we find them at some sites they don't seem to match one info with the other. So, in short, any help upon this would be mostly appreciated. The churches are:
      1. Eremo delle Carceri
      2. Tiempo di Minerva
      3. Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
      4. New Church
      5. Oratorio dei pellegrini
      7. San Pietro
      8. Parish of Santa Maria Maggiore
      9. Church of santo Stefano
      10. Santa Maria delle Rose

      Thanks again for your precious help.

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    • What time do people go out?

      Milan Jan 17, 2015 at 1:49 AM

      Where I live the nightlife usually starts at about 12 PM. When is it normal to go out? I heard that in Barcelona people would start going out at about 1 AM, so just wondering how it works in Milan.

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    • Calle del Piovano Gritti

      Venice Jan 15, 2015 at 8:55 AM

      Can anyone tell me the location of calle del Piovano Gritti in Venice?

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    • around the corner from Ghirlandaio's Last Supper at San Marco convent.

      Florence Jan 13, 2015 at 6:43 PM

      There is a peita in the same room as Ghirlandaio's Last Supper -- I read that the room is the refectory of the hostel of the San Marco convent. I have recollection of it being on the wall to my right as I faced the Ghirlandaio. It looks like glazed ceramic,(a little chipped), white with blue background, in an archway of fruit garland. Does anyone know what it is and by whom?

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      Good food and a good time near the port!

      Genoa Jan 11, 2015 at 7:34 AM

      Hello everyone! I'm coming soon to Genoa and I was wondering where I can try quality Italian food, some restaurant recommendations? What about the nightlife? Is there a place where you can enjoy good reggaeton music near the port?

       

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    • Transit to Ski Tonale Pass or Presena Glacier

      Italy Jan 9, 2015 at 11:36 PM

      Hi, would like to make a Saturday ski excursion in and around Tonale Pass, more so the Presena Glacier. I can see a train from Brescia will get me as far as Edolo. But what after that?

      Are there shuttles that will get me to the Ski basin from the train station in Edolo as well as carried back?
      Any insights into making this little ski stint a fun experience greatly appreciated. Would be even better if there was a ski/bus tour out of Brescia directly to the ski basin but I just haven't been able to find it.

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    • Searching for a specifik hotel in Ischia!! Please help me!

      Ischia Jan 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM

      I'm searching for a hotel in the Ischia and I would really appreciate if you could help me find it.

      It's a 4 star hotel/resort when it's full there can be around 400-500 guests at least.

      The hotel is u-shaped and has bungalows in front of the main building, on the other side of a parking space,

      I think it's quite a big complex, when guests are going to stay in one of the bungalows one of the staff will take you to your room in something similar to a golf car.

      It has 5 floors

      It has a spa with emotional showers and jacuzzi baths/thermal baths,

      The hotel has two restaurants for the customers and two bars, one pool bar and one bar inside.

      The hotel is open right now but it is closing this week for 3,5 weeks for maintenance.

      Outisde of the hotel, very close, there is another restaurant that is not with the hotel but many hotel guests go there, it's like a disco bar restaurant/pizzera where people can both eat, drink and dance.

      The hotel has bed and breakfast, half board and full board.

      When guests arrive late in the evening and they have booked HB or FB, they get a cold dinner plate served for them.

      The hotel has glass doors in the entrance and the floor is blue and beige tiles, the reception desk is white,

      The reception area/lobby have a beautiful ceiling and arched roof between the rooms.

      It's a family run hotel and the owners are old over 60 or 70 years old and they still work there.

      It has 24 hours reception service.

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    • Staying hotel Cristina North west I think

      Limone sul Garda Jan 3, 2015 at 9:43 AM

      Hi, I'm coming to italy to celebrate my 30th in April,
      We fly into venice in the 6th
      We fly out of Rome on the 14th

      I had intended to stay 2 nights in venice , go to lake Garda for 2 nights, travel to rome kinda via Pisa and Verona and stay in Rome 3 nights
      Have I been way way way too adventurous , if so please advise me the best way to make the most of my stay.
      My partner has offered to drive whilst we are there what are car hire prices like or would it be better using public transport.
      Thankyou in advance any advice will be appreciated

      Zoe

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      Venetian Carnival 2015

      Venice Jan 3, 2015 at 8:28 AM

      Heey Venetian & Italian guys,

      I´m about to come to Venice for Venetian Carnival 2015 by the first week of February. I´m looking for housing for a few days, so please if there is some kind and friendly person, do not hesitate and write me. I will really appreciate it.

      If you don´t have conditions to offer me housing, just write me and we could hang out together during Carnival and have some fun there. More people on the trip means more joint experiences and more adventures, so be ready for that!

      Thanks a lot, wish all of you a Happy New Year full of success, happiness and traveling around the world.

      Greetings from Slovakia

      Michal

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    • blue grotto, Capri.

      Sorrento Jan 2, 2015 at 6:02 AM

      What time of day isbest to visit / enter the blue grotto ? I heard a span of a few hours - 11 am to 1 pm ? when sunrays penetrate deep and thats the real beauty .
      Also can one reserve the entry time ? to avoid ques and to catch the best timings ?
      --Thanks
      --Shirish Mahajan

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    • Honeymoon

      Amalfi Jan 25, 2015 at 6:20 AM

      Looking to find those things that many tourist don't do... or go.. would like to find those hidden gems that can only be known by the locals, or those that have ventured out and found these sites by accident... well, maybe not by accident, but "getting lost" can sometimes lend to amazing adventures... ideas ?

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    • Getting from monterosso train station to the ferry terminal

      Monterosso al Mare Jan 25, 2015 at 2:50 AM

      We are travelling by train from Ventimiglia to Monterosso by train, and then want to catch the cinque terre ferry.
      Can anyone tell me the ferry location and how we would get there? We are a party of 3 adults, with one elderly adult
      Thanks

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    • to carnival by car

      Venice Jan 20, 2015 at 5:59 AM

      Does somebody know whether Venice is closed for cars during carnival ??

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      Accommodation

      Minori Jan 17, 2015 at 5:51 PM

      Hi Everyone,

      I will be heading to Minori for my holiday this year and have been looking at self-contained studio versus hotel room as I do like to cook for myself and make my own breakfast and generally to have a fridge, or do any hotels have fridge and tea making facilities. Are there any safe sites to book through, your thoughts would be appreciated.
      thank you

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    • Lecce to Matera for a day trip

      by beejay421 Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 7:41 AM

      Is it possible to take a day trip to Matera from Lecce using public transportation--either train or bus.

      4 Answers Mar 2, 2014 at 10:11 AM
    • excursions from Bari

      by mmmcgolf3 Online Now Feb 24, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      matera or alberobello?

      2 Answers Feb 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM
    • Roads from Sorrento to Matera

      by ldjsue Online Now Nov 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      Hi,
      We would like to drive from Sorrento to Matera in mid April and spend 2 nights there. How are the roads driving there and in Matera?
      I am becoming somewhat anxious hearing about the driving in Italy.
      Thanks for your help.

      5 Answers Nov 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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      driving to Matera

      by mcwhiting Online Now May 6, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      Is it realistic to drive from Sorrento to Matera? How long would it take to drive.? There are 3 of us so we thought it might be more economical and time efficient to drive and see the sites along the way. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Will be there end of May. Thanks

      7 Answers May 12, 2013 at 6:44 AM
    • Travel directions

      by AudKachmarski Online Now May 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      What is the best method of travel from Matera Italy to Naples Italy, and what if I want to travel on a Sunday.

      3 Answers May 13, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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      Matera hotels?

      by SandiM Online Now Aug 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM

      Are you familiar with Matera? We may be in the city for 2 nights to do some photo-shooting, and I'd like to know what hotels you can recommend that have cave bedrooms and spectacular views of the town (I'm cheating on a couple of the photos, to shoot them from my bedroom window!). I don't mind if it's pricey, but it has to be worth the cost. I'm leaning toward the Hotel Sassi, and recent reviews of the place are favorable.

      1 Answer Aug 25, 2011 at 10:30 PM
    • transport from Sorrento to Matera

      by NZRaewyn Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 4:11 AM

      I am going to Sorrento and then want to go onto Matera - are there regular buses to matera or trains to near Matera?? Most of the inforamtion is from Puglia side
      Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2008 at 10:16 AM
    • Going from Matera to Milan?

      by SpecialKay1 Online Now Aug 29, 2007 at 12:51 PM

      Does anyone know if all the trains you book for night travel automatically include sleeping quarters? Is there anyone who can give me some good advice on traveling by train. It appears there is more than one company, and prices vary.

      15 Answers Sep 14, 2007 at 8:52 PM
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      Transport from Alberobello to Matera?

      by metteks Online Now May 9, 2005 at 1:46 AM

      Now I give up.
      All those different compagnies running the trains and busses give me headache.
      Isn´t there one page where it is possible to find out about all traffic in Italy?

      Well, I want to find out if busline between Alberobello and Matera? What compagny run it, and how often?

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      Travel to and 'after' Matera

      by lillyia Online Now Nov 20, 2004 at 5:07 PM

      Hello, Probably I'll visit Italy (Matera and Grotole) for this year's Christmas. I'll spend there about one week. My questions are in the field 'How to reach... .': I can fly to Milan or Rome. Can you help me - where it is easier to reach Matera? Is it better by train, or, probably busses are more convenient? After that I have to leave for Grotole. How is the public transport? Do you think I'll manage knowing almost any Italian? Thanks for your help, and greetings from Bulgaria. You are welcome if you are coming here. Have a nice day, Lillyia

      2 Answers Nov 21, 2004 at 12:50 AM