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    • aussolo's Profile Photo

      path of the gods hike

      Agerola Dec 4, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      Hello all,

      I wanted to send a thank you note to the owners of the Kiosk of the Path of the Gods, does anyone know where to send it.

      thank you, Aussolo

    • Grossetto to Saturnia

      Saturnia Dec 23, 2014 at 6:56 AM

      Is there any direct travel between Grosseto to Saturnia? I am taking a train from Florence to Grosseto. Thanks.

    • Close to Vineyards, Beach, and open Food Market?

      Sardegna Dec 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM

      We would like to rent a house for a month or two in Sardinia next summer. I would love to walk to Beach, get to know about Sardinian Wine and buy local seasonal ingredients from Open Market and cook every day. Is it possible to find a house where I can do all of these things?

      We want 3 or 4 bedroom near a beach in a little town. We are family of 4 (2 year old and 5 year old) It would be nice to have few local stores / markets and restaurants but doesn't have to be a big town. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    • Coach Transport

      Tremezzo Dec 11, 2014 at 1:54 AM

      We are trying to book a mini bus/coach to take our guests from the hotel to a restaurant the day before our wedding. The journey is only 2.5km or 5 minutes but I just wondered if anyone has any contacts or can put us in touch with anyone that can help?

    • Opera or Opera school recitals in Rome?

      Rome Dec 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

      Last April one of the highlights of our trip to Venice et al, was an evening concert / recital at Scuolo Grande Giovanni Evangelista. It was a couple hours of "The Greatest Hits" that is, popular arias by well trained Soprano, Tenor, and Baritone artists.
      Beautiful venue and the ticket wasn't more than 30 Euro (maybe considerably less) + BTW.

      We'd like to enjoy something similar when we visit Rome in April.

      I'm not what you'd call a big Opera fan - That is, I don't think I could tolerate a complete performance of ANY of the classic but, I'd certainly enjoy another evening of highlights.


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      Renting a flat by the year

      San Vincenzo Dec 1, 2014 at 4:55 AM

      Does anyone know how one could find an apartment to rent by the year in San Vincenzo? Are there any VT members living in this area or nearby? Thank you.

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      Markets and restaurants

      Praiano Dec 7, 2014 at 6:42 AM

      I'm planning a trip for 3 couples to Italy...want to be away from the busy positano. Is Praiano a good place? Are there markets and restaurants?

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      How much and how long - a taxi from airport to Star Hotel President?

      Genoa Dec 2, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Just as above - i have found the airport website

      but cannot spot taxi information, in terms of cost or journey time. Anyone know ? Or am I just having an episode and the information is on the website ? thanks !!

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      Malpensa T2 to Duomo

      Milan Dec 23, 2014 at 9:28 AM

      Hi Everyone,
      I need to know how to get from Malpensa airport (terminal 2) to the Duomo,
      I am only in Milan for a few hours and catching a later train to Venice, I would like to visit the Duomo, but need a place to leave my bags during my visit.
      What would you recommend?

    • Christmas Day

      Rome Dec 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      Hello, we are a family of 4(2 adults and 2 teenagers), we will spend our Christmas vacation in Italy(Rome 4 days- Florence 2 days and venice 2 days). Do you have any suggestion for 24 and 25 december in Rome and around>

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      Cost of data only SIM cards

      Rome Dec 16, 2014 at 1:36 AM

      Hello again!
      This time I need help with some numbers, specifically regarding the TCO of a (preferrably) data only sim card. Last time I bought a sim card for about 30€ and it included a hefty amount of 19GB of data, IIRC. I don't need 19GB, that was a huge mistake on my part, but oh well.

      Thing is, the tariffs are confusing and they also don't tell the whole story, or rather - the price.. so when it says it costs X, it doesn't tell you that you also have to actually pay for the SIM, in addition to what the "package" costs you.

      Since the Italian websites do not offer an English version (or in fact, any other language) it's even more difficult for me to understand how much would it cost me.

      Obviously I did search Google, but many of the results are years old and may no longer be actual.

      Will a kind soul go through the carriers with me and help me figure out the TCO of the SIM cards? I'm positive it will be very useful for everyone else, too!

    • Cabs in Milan

      Milan Nov 30, 2014 at 4:40 AM

      Hello, we are student travelers who will be traveling to Milan shortly.
      We are hoping to hail a cab from Duomo to San Siro stadium, and we would like to know how much time and money would be spent on the round trip. We would be delighted to get an answer back.

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      Florence stay over New Year

      Florence 13 hours ago

      Hi, we will be travelling to Florence tomorrow, staying until 4th January. We would like to take the train on a couple of occasions to visit somewhere up to one hour away. We have been to Sienna a couple of time, we have stayed in Lucca and Pietrasanta; we didn't like Pisa! I was wondering about Bologna - worth visit? We are open to suggestions.
      Thank you

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      Transfers in Italy

      Positano Dec 23, 2014 at 7:46 AM

      Arriving in Rome. Need transfers to Positano. Not the train. Which is the most reliable shuttle service? Thank you!

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      Restaurant near via Milazzo.

      Rome Dec 23, 2014 at 6:49 AM

      Could you suggest me some budget restaurant near via Milazzo or via Marsala?


    • Amalfi Coast Tours - Suggestions

      Positano Dec 9, 2014 at 7:52 AM

      Me and my wife are planning a trip to Positano and we would like to take few tours around the area and I was wondering if any one can help me out by giving some info in regards taking tours on the Amalfi Coast. Any info will be appreciated.


    • Venice and day trips

      Venice Dec 2, 2014 at 3:30 AM

      I'm going to Venice for my birthday in february (2 days after the carnival ends). This is going to be my second time in Venice. I booked the same hotel there.

      As I love the city, this time I want to explore also more of the Veneto places. I have only 3.5 days. I'm not that into museums or churches, I like to explore beautiful cities with nice views and good atmosphere. Where do you recommend me to go?

      I thought for the first day to take a train to Verona. The second day train to Cittadella, Vicenza and Bassano del grappa (is it doable all 3 in the same day??) the third day to Padova and more of venice and the forth day again Venice. Is that a good plan? Should I go to other places instead? I wish I could go to the dolmitie mountains or lake garda but it's too far and not the season (not into doing ski) so maybe next time...

      Also, in Venice I really liked the 3 islands, especially burano so I'll go there again, but I've never been to Lido. Should I go just to see it or not because it's off the season?? do you have any other suggestions for places to go for someone who was in Venice? I did the Doge's palace tour, I went into the tower to see the view and the basilica, even a bit at the local island (Juduca I think is the name?)

      Thanks for any help! :)

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      Printing of theatre tickets

      Rome Dec 9, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      My dear friends I am back with questions about Rome. Actually we have booked online tickets for the teatro dell' opera and I have chosen to print at home the tickets. I would mostly appreciate if someone who speaks italian could tell me if the following info they sent me with the confirmation e-mail asks for sth. more than to do a simple printing of the pdf form of the tickets. Thank you very much.
      Verifica nella tua area riservata del sito lo stato degli acquisti
      La scelta della modalita` d`acquisto attraverso la funzione "Stampa a casa" (stampa del biglietto a cura dell`acquirente, direttamente da casa) comporta l`accettazione da parte dell`acquirente delle seguenti regole:

      - Il titolo d`accesso, inviato sotto forma di file PDF, allegato alla presente email, deve essere stampato a cura dell`acquirente;
      - E` fatto obbligo all`acquirente di assicurarsi che la stampa prodotta sia di buona qualita`;
      - E` possibile salvare il/i file e procedere successivamente alla stampa;
      - La stampa prodotta rappresentera` l`unico titolo valido d`accesso per lo spettacolo e pertanto dovra` essere necessariamente presentato integro al controllo accessi dell`impianto.Sino al giorno dell`evento i titoli di accesso saranno disponibili per il download e la stampa nella tua area riservata del sito.

      Ti ringraziamo per averci scelto e arrivederci per un nuovo acquisto.

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      Best transport from Marco Polo Airport?

      Italy Dec 4, 2014 at 12:56 AM

      My wife and I will be flying into Marco Polo Airport but staying in a small apartment near the Frari Church. Looks like we could make that trip either by road (taxi or bus?) or water taxi. Any suggestions regarding best option? Thank you.

    • How about traveling to Venice for the Carnival 2015 with two kids (2 & 4)

      Venice Dec 1, 2014 at 7:18 AM

      Hello there!

      I'm wondering if it is wise to visit Venice during the next Carnival for 2015 with two little kids (ages 2 & 4).
      I'm looking apartments with Airbnb. Is out there a better solution? I imagine hotels are very expensive in those days.

      Do you have a good web to learn everything important related to the Carnival in Venice?

      Thanks a lot!


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      Palatine for disabled.

      Rome Dec 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      My mother has some mobility problems. Do you think it would be easy to go up the Palatinus for her. I have never been there, but I wish to do that.

      Another question about that place. How long should I spend there for a proper visit?


    • Orvieto - Arrival strategy?

      Milan 14 hours ago

      We plan to arrive for a two night stay in Orvieto (by train) on Sunday afternoon. While we haven't selected our hotel as yet (it will be within the walled city - suggestions welcomed), I'm a little confused at to how to get from the station to "mid-town". I understand there is a funicular (sp?) but can't tell how far it might be from the station and whether a cab to "mid-town" might be more practical. We'll each be dragging 1-and 1/2 "carry on" bags.
      In an obliquely related matter: We planned to pick-up our rental car from Hertz on Monday - Will we be able to drive and park within the town?

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      Florence hotel

      Florence Dec 3, 2014 at 7:29 AM

      My husband and I will be in Florence, Italy for three nights, including New Year Eve. What hotel would you recommend where we can walk to most things and enjoy the festivities? Thank you!


    • electric wheelchair

      Rome Dec 12, 2014 at 5:26 AM

      my wife use standard electric wheelchair we like to travel in rome for 5 night take train from rome to florence
      ttay in florence 4 night and take train from florence to rome airport my Q is is it ok to move in electric wheelchair
      in rome and forence is tere are trains from florence to rome airport?thanks

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      Winter carnival

      Venice Dec 17, 2014 at 9:21 PM

      Please guide me all about the carnival. We are a young couple visiting venice specially to be a part of the carnival. Which will be a good place to stay? Where to rent the costumes and the balls to attend. We are on a budget, but yet would like to participate in all.

    • 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