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    • enough time for transfer ferry from Santa Teresa di Gallura

      Porto Torres 6 hours ago

      We arrive with Grimaldi ferry from Barcelona to Porto Torres on 22th August at 11.30am. We want to get a ferry from Santa Teresa to Bonifacio with Moby ferrys at 15h. We have seen in google maps that the journey by road from Porto Torres to Santa Teresa is about 1h44m so I guess that would have enough time to get the 15h ferry.

      Can anyone confirm this?

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      Hiking in Ischia

      Ischia Yesterday

      Anyone done any hiking in Ischia? Can you please share your experience? Thanks!

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      Which Port Map showing Terminal Albania proper location?

      Trieste Feb 27, 2015 at 12:23 PM

      Which of these maps and shows the correct ferry terminal for the ferry to Albania?


    • Accomodation near Marina di Sant'Elmo

      Càgliari Feb 8, 2015 at 8:49 AM

      HI, myself and my husband will be visiting Cagliari for 10 days at the end of April. We will be visiting friends who will be moored on their yacht at the Marina di Sant' Elmo. Ideally, we would like to stay very near the Marina, so that we only have a short walk to and from their boat each day.
      Does anybody have any recommendations of accommodation please? Ideally we would like self catering but price is a big factor too.

      Many thanks for all answers. Always appreciate the help here!

    • Bus transfer

      Treviso 4 hours ago

      Does the ryanair shuttle from treviso go to venice island

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      1st-time visitor

      Milan 15 hours ago

      I will be in Milan in mid-April and would appreciate any suggestions regarding neighborhoods and hotels to stay in and things to do. Grazie.

    • Parking in Ivrea

      Ivrea Feb 21, 2015 at 3:42 PM

      Is there any free parking by the Train Station in Ivrea?

    • Apartments

      Genoa Feb 17, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      Where is a safe place for myself and my daughter to rent an apartment in genoa for a few days in May. Can anyone recommend one, preferably two bedrooms or a sofabed in living room as we prefer to sleep separately. Many thanks.

    • date and months of sales

      Verona Feb 7, 2015 at 6:57 AM

      please guys want to know when is sales (saldi) begins in verona italy

    • leather goods

      Verona Feb 22, 2015 at 6:03 AM

      where in Verona to buy? especially croco. wallets...

    • Florence to Siena

      Florence Feb 21, 2015 at 5:06 PM

      Late April trip. Headed out of Florence on a Saturday around 10:30am to Siena with an overnight in Gaiole in Chianti. Planning on a couple of wineries on the way to Gaiole, and a couple on the way Sunday from Gaiole to Siena. How long should we plan for a winery tour/tasting? Are they open on Sundays? Suggestions for a decent itinerary that includes a lunch at a winery each day? Thanks!

    • Cinque Terre for those with limited mobility

      Vernazza Feb 9, 2015 at 2:44 AM

      Which of the Cinque Terre towns can be easily accessed from the train station, either by walking a short distance (preferably without many stairs) or by a shuttle bus from rail station to town? I will have the Cinque Terre pass that lets me use the elevators for the disabled. Also, do you know if the Via dell'amore is open now? We leave for Italy next week & would appreciate any info. Many thanks!

    • Bus from cruise terminal to train station

      Vernazza Feb 9, 2015 at 2:38 AM

      Can anyone tell me if there is a bus from the cruise terminal to the train station? If so, do you know where we would catch it and what change we should have ready to pay for it? Many thanks.

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      Transportation to Le Terme Taurine

      Civitavecchia Feb 8, 2015 at 10:55 AM

      I will be on a cruise ship in Civitavecchia on a Sunday. I want to visit the Terme Taurine on Via Terme di Traiano in Civitavecchia. I understand that shuttle busses run (or at least used to run) from the train station and the information center to the Terme. Is that still the case and will they be running on a Sunday in May? How often will the busses run and how are they marked? Thank you.


      Naples Feb 6, 2015 at 10:38 PM


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      trail from Monterosso to Vernazza

      Riomaggiore Feb 3, 2015 at 5:06 PM

      I understand hiking the trail from Monterroso to Vernazza is the steepest and most difficult one.  Would it be silly to use a walking stick?  I get nervous when there are no guard rails either, and if the trail is slippery in May.  I want to do all of the trails, even to Corniglia.

    • Place for Rent

      Trieste Feb 2, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      I am travelling to Trieste in March 15 on a work permit. I need a 3 room (1 bed, Hall, Kitchen) room near Corso Italia. I tried to get myself registered in but it was not so successful. Please help.

    • Cariati and places around

      Calabria Feb 28, 2015 at 6:37 AM

      I'm going to visit Calabria (I will stay in resort in Cariati) with my family in July. Could you help me to find some interesting places to sea around (having a car). Would be great to get some advices about attractions for children (3y and 8y). Thanks in advance. Rafal

    • One Day in Naples

      Naples Feb 20, 2015 at 5:26 PM

      Actually it is one full day and one half day (we are taking the train from Florence, arriving at about 11 AM, will take our luggage to the hotel and I figure we'll have from 1 PM on). Our full day my wife and I are taking a tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius so that will occupy pretty much the whole day (9:30 - 5:30). The question is what to do the half day? Based off travel books I have come up with going to the historic area and having pizza for lunch, visiting the Royal Palace, taking a tour of the Opera House, and in the evening visiting the Archeological Museum (our hotel is very close by). I'm assuming the Palace and the Opera House will each take about an hours. Is this reasonable, or are there better sights?

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      The ferry line "Trieste - Durrës"

      Trieste Feb 16, 2015 at 10:17 AM

      Which ferry port of Trieste sailing Adria Ferries from?


    • date and months of sales

      Verona Feb 7, 2015 at 6:57 AM

      please guys want to know when is sales (saldi) begins in verona italy

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      Monterroso to Vernazza

      Monterosso al Mare Feb 3, 2015 at 5:13 PM

      I understand the trail between these two places is the steepest and most difficult. Would it be good or silly to use a walking stick? I get nervous when there are no guard rails or if the trail is slippery in May. Thank you.

    • Walking up Vesuvius from Ercolano

      Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio Feb 3, 2015 at 8:02 AM

      We wish to walk from Ercolano to the summit of Vesuvius using the network of paths in the National Park . We have the leaflet showing half a dozen or so routes but not sufficient details of the exact start point etc. Does anyone know where we can source details of ascent routes up Vesuvius? ( We know that most folk are happy to walk form the road end but we want more than 30 minutes exercise!)

    • First visit to Milan: recommend a neighbourhood to stay?

      Milan Feb 25, 2015 at 4:06 PM

      Greetings all,
      For a week-long, first-time visit to Milan, in which areas should I look to for accommodation? Would somewhere near the duomo make sense? I do like to be close to main attractions. Any recommended neighbourhoods / streets close to attractions, etc? Hotel suggestions?

      Molto grazie!

    • travel to riviera

      Santa Margherita Ligure Feb 21, 2015 at 6:01 AM

      hello, My wife and I are going to be in Santa Margherita this August, I was wondering is there a way to take a boat or a ferry to Menton or Monte Carlo. Thanks

    • Messina shopping

      by Missyiris03 Online Now Sep 1, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      Our cruise arrives on a Sunday? will the shops and restaurants be closed?

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM
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      Messina's Bus Station

      by FunLovinTourist Online Now Jul 12, 2014 at 3:13 AM

      I will be on a cruise in early September that stops in Messina, and I'm going to spend the first half of the day in Taormina and the second half of the day in Messina. It appears that the bus is a little easier and cheaper than the train for getting to Taormina, because the bus goes all the way up to Taormina (Via Pirandello, to be specific), as opposed to the train station (Taormina-Giardini) from where I'd have to pick up another bus or a taxi.

      I understand that the Messina bus terminal is located on Piazza Della Repubblica. From what I can tell, that's a big square, so can anyone please tell me in what part of that square I should wait for the bus to arrive? Is there a sign? Do many buses leave at the same time? Is it going to be difficult to figure out which bus goes to Taormina? I used Street View on Google Maps but i didn't see an obvious bus stop.
      The other question is, where do I buy tickets for the bus? Is there a kiosk somewhere, or do I just buy tickets on the bus?

      Many thanks in advance. I look forward to exploring this area of Sicily very much!

      3 Answers Jul 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM
    • Transportation from cruise ships in Messina

      by jhd9023 Online Now Jul 10, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      Are tours of messina available from a cruise ship docked in Messina?

      What is the best way to get from the ship to the center of town?

      J Dormon

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2014 at 2:41 PM
    • Taormina trip

      by Taiwanie Online Now Sep 24, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      Hi, I will be in Messina on 16th Oct. . The cruise ship will be arrived at 08:00 and I would like to see if anyone on this forum will be traveling alone or you need one more person to make up the numbers that you need for a tour trip to Taormina. But I do need to get back at four o'clock though.

      3 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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      Taxi in Messina, Sicily, Italy

      by LigiaG Online Now Sep 22, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      Hi! We will be in Messina on next Oct 1st and wonder how much will cost a taxi for a 3 hour excursion, with 4 people, to Taormina. Do you know a taxi drive phone?

      7 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM
    • rental car messina

      by jgo1958 Online Now Aug 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM


      3 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 4:59 AM
    • travel

      by loveRMlove Online Now May 27, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      When is the best time to get Married in Messina ,
      Best Weather and not a lot of people ?

      3 Answers May 28, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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      Circumetnea Train”

      by dcinnv35 Online Now May 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Does anyone have a schedule for this train? We are stopping here for a day on a cruise and would love to take this on Sept 15?

      4 Answers May 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM
    • Scooter hire in Messina

      by palin2013 Online Now May 5, 2013 at 7:07 AM

      Is it possible to hire a scooter or moped for the day in or near the cruise terminal?

      Thanks in advance

      5 Answers May 6, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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      In the area around Messina

      by babettu Online Now Aug 27, 2012 at 4:05 AM

      Can anyone help me find some information about any interesting places to visit in the vicinity of Messina.

      I will be arriving by ferry at Pozzallo early morning, I will be staying for 4 full day's there. My 1st stop will be in Sovaca.

      I have already been to Messina and Taormina, so I wish to visit other places which are in that area. By the way I'll be travelling with my own car.

      Do you have any suggestions how I would plan my itinerary and any b&b where I can stay over night.

      Thanks in advance


      8 Answers Oct 28, 2012 at 3:38 AM
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      privat guide in Messina

      by AlleyB Online Now Aug 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      My wife and I will be arriving in Messina by cruise ship in a couple of weeks. I have a little difficulty walking but with the use of a hiking stick I get around. Because I walk at a slower pace than most, large tours are not a real option for us. Can anyone recommend a private guide/driver to take us to Taormina and the nearby areas? Are there any other options that seem worthwhile? Thanks.


      1 Answer Aug 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    • Help needed Messina to VSG

      by Nancynero Online Now Jul 12, 2012 at 7:36 AM

      Our cruise ship is docking at Messina, we're will will be leaving the ship to meet family in Villa San Giovanni. Can anyone tell us the best way to get there considering we will have our luggage.

    • Adventure in/or around Messina?

      by summerboatgirl Online Now May 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM

      Hi all,

      We will be in Messina for about 5 hours and was wondering if there are any high adventure activities offered there? Rock climbing, repelling, canyoning, ect?

      If not, any great ideas on how to create a memorable big birthday in this port??


    • SUNDAY DRIVER ! needed. seriously, short hop/outside the box

      by potomacruiser Online Now May 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM

      I'd like to take my family out to Tindari. And I understand it's not far. But I don't know the best way to contact/contract with a taxi driver who only wants a half day fare (and feels like working on Sunday). A late lunch in a village on the way back, maybe.

      This is MY anti-crowd, anti-Taormina notion -- we will be exhaustively covering Pompeii just days before.

      I'm eagar to hear all opinions. thanks.

      1 Answer May 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM
    • Messina

      by johcam Online Now Apr 29, 2012 at 1:46 AM


      We are going to Messina on a cruise ship in October. Please can anyone help us what to see in Messina and how far are they from the cruise terminal.


      5 Answers Sep 9, 2012 at 6:47 AM
    • Organ recitals and classical music

      by Margitaina Online Now Aug 24, 2011 at 2:16 AM

      I plan a day trip to Messina medio October. Where do I find information on organ recitals in the Cathedral and classical music events in the city?

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM
    • Mount Etna-anxious to see it

      by MarilynDoucette Online Now Jul 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM

      We are planning a cruise to Italy in Sept.-we wanted to fly to Palermo first-how far would this be from Mount Etma? Would there be a better place to go to see it? What other tourist attractions are there? Looking forward to hearing from you.

      4 Answers Jul 22, 2011 at 2:00 AM
    • Messina

      by Tana85 Online Now Jun 14, 2011 at 5:53 AM

      Is Messina a good base if wanting to travel to Aeolian Islands and Taormina??

      what does Messina have to offer? things to do?

      what is the fastest wat to travel to get Messina or Aeolians Islands for Napoli.

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM
    • accomodation

      by joeyjojo321 Online Now Jun 12, 2011 at 5:50 AM

      can anyone suggest a good hotel and location to stay in messina. Decent, not too overpriced approx 100euro a night for 2 people??

      1 Answer Jun 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    • High altitude Etna tour from Messina. Who offers this?

      by gospelle Online Now May 14, 2011 at 12:39 AM

      The ship tours and almost all the Etna day tours I can find from Messina seem to go to the Silvestri spent craters and that's it. I want to go up higher and see more cool volcano stuff! There are bus tours from the North and at Sapienza in the South there are cable cars and other bus tours. These are the types of things I want to do.

      Does anyone know if such a tour is possible from Messina on about about a 7 hour max time frame? can start a tour around 10:300-11:00am and must be back by 6:00pm.

      1 Answer May 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM
    • Bus service

      by nagyboo Online Now Apr 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM

      We are staying at the Villa Morgana hotel in Ganzirri in May. We are comming from Taormina by bus. I understand bus number 79 and 81 go to Ganzirri from Messina. My question is whether one of the theese busses stop at or near this hotel or is there a main bus station in ganzirri? Thank for any help.

      2 Answers Mar 1, 2013 at 9:50 AM
    • How to do I get from Messina to Reggio calabria

      by versage Online Now Jan 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM

      I will be arriving in messina on a cruise ship and was wondering how to get to Reggio calabria...

      3 Answers Jan 26, 2011 at 1:17 PM
    • Main interesting sites at Messina

      by frankfar Online Now Jan 12, 2011 at 4:43 AM

      Hi to everyone!
      We'll be coming to Messina for a day with a Criuse Liner, i would like to visit Messina by walk from the harbour. Any help to show interesting sites in the vicinities where to spend the day. Don't mind to walk certain distances bu there's a limit mates!! Thanks in Advance!!

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM
    • Beaches in Messina

      by dconnors Online Now Jan 9, 2011 at 5:59 PM

      We will be in Messina for one day off cruise ship....what beaches close by are recommended, is there a fee?

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2013 at 9:50 AM
    • taxi from Messina, Italy to Taormina

      by teacher29 Online Now Sep 19, 2010 at 8:15 AM

      Do we need to make arrangements in advance? How can we find an english speaking driver? What will it cost each way? Can we design our own itinerary to Taormina?

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2010 at 2:33 PM
    • taxi from port to taormino

      by bhoffman483 Online Now Jul 30, 2010 at 9:18 AM

      Please forward any info on a car iwth driver to take 4 adults from Messina Port at 8am and drive us to Taormino. We need to be back to the ship by 12pm.
      Thank you

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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      Which train station?

      by hawkhead Online Now Mar 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM

      I see from the Trenitalia site that there are four stations in Messina. What is the difference between Messina Centrale and Messina Main Station?

      3 Answers Mar 22, 2010 at 12:59 AM
    • Messina taxi to Taormina

      by travelbuglady Online Now Nov 2, 2009 at 11:58 AM

      Does anyone know where by the cruise docks to get a taxi to Taormina and how much they charge. Also, can you easiliy get a taxi driver to agree to be at Taormina at a certain time to get you back to the cruise ship? If not, are there plenty of taxis in Taormina? Thanks. We will be traveling over Thanksgiving this year.

      5 Answers Nov 20, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    • train travel from lamezia to messina

      by lauprenidrag Online Now Oct 27, 2009 at 7:20 AM

      My family and I would like to travel by train from Lamezia Terme Centrale rail station DIRECTLY to Catania Airport Sicily (or nearest rail station).Can anyone tell me if this is possible and if so where can I find info for timetables and booking?. We will be travelling April 2010.
      I would really appreciate any info you might have.
      Many thanks, Paul.

      2 Answers Oct 27, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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      Recommendation of day tour companies for cruiseship traveler

      by FreeCloud Online Now Jul 17, 2009 at 7:28 AM

      In September, my friends are planning to take a Holland American line with following excursions. It seems the cruiseline arranged tours are filled, can anyone recommend good/reliable day tour (that could take you from the dock, tour and back to dock?) at Messina, Sicily?

      Is there any good day tour company picking them up from the cruise ship, have a tour of around etc then take them back to the cruise ship? How much would this cost?

      If you have any day tour company recommendation for places below also, it would be very helpful:
      - Athens (from dock Pireas)
      - Corfu
      - Katakolon

      - Ephesus, Turkey
      - Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thanks in advance for any help!

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2009 at 11:37 PM