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    • meditation spot

      Siena 20 hours ago

      Is there a fairly private, quiet place for a small group to have a 30 minute meditation?

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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

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    • 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.

      Cheers!
      JS

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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

      Tuscany May 25, 2015 at 6:33 PM

      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!

       

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    • 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 from Florence to Venice

      Florence Yesterday

      We will be traveling from Florence to Venice by train. We will have two large suitcases plus a couple other small ones. What is the best 'class' level on the train to be sure we will have room for our luggage?

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      A walk from Lucca

      Lucca May 27, 2015 at 2:38 PM

      I am leading a walking group based in Montecatini Terme and I need to find a walk for our free day combined with visiting Lucca. We have to take the train to Lucca. Can anyone suggest a walk that would include walking around the walls of Lucca?
      Where can I get a walking map of the area?

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      Trains in Florence

      Florence May 2, 2015 at 10:31 PM

      Hello,

      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.

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      parking montecino

      by ChristopheV Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      where can i leave my car around montecino, when i visit the town?

      3 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 11:09 AM
    • ceramics and pottery

      by offtoEurope Online Now Apr 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      We bought a beautiful set of pottery bowls in Montalcino many years ago and I'd like to buy more, but I don't know the name of the store. Can anyone recommend a reputable local pottery seller in Montalcino?

    • Are things open on Sunday

      by ltalbott Online Now Apr 29, 2011 at 2:21 AM

      Hello,

      I am traveling ot Montalcino and am wondering if the wineries and wine shops are open on Sundays. I have received mixed information but from what I have gathered in Rome and Florence, most places are closed on Sunday. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

    • Winery Tour + accommodation

      by goaliemother Online Now Apr 25, 2011 at 8:48 AM

      Will be in Montalcino -- arriving June 11th and departing June 12th.
      Would like recommendations for a winery tour please. If possible we would like to stay at hotel connected to winery.
      Any ideas, suggestions will be appreciated.

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2014 at 3:45 AM
    • hours of operation of restaurants

      by margiesme Online Now May 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM

      Are restaurants open on Sundays for breakfast/lunch/dinner?

      5 Answers May 29, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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      Getting to Sant'Antimo

      by SandiM Online Now Mar 7, 2010 at 7:54 PM

      2 females, 42 & 73 (both car-less), taking a bus from Pienza to Montalcino in hopes of visiting Sant'Antimo in the morning. Can someone suggest a way to get to the Abbey without taking a car? I know of 2 buses to the abbey, but they leave at 710am and then not until 145pm. Our bus from Pienza drops us off around 730am, so we'll miss the first bus and I'm planning to photograph the interior of the Abbey in the morning, with the light streaming in so the 145pm bus won't do. Are there taxis to hire? Or is it possible to hitch a ride? I don't think my mother can handle a walk, if it's very far or very hilly. Suggestions?

      4 Answers Mar 8, 2010 at 10:54 AM
    • 5 days near Montalcino

      by rleahbird Online Now Oct 2, 2009 at 8:42 AM

      With a short trip spanning a weekend, what do you recommend? It's next week, 10/9-14, and we'll have a car. Festivals? Wineries?

    • Weekend hours off-season

      by barefoottraveller Online Now Oct 1, 2009 at 3:23 PM

      Interested in knowing if Montalcino or surrounding area wineries or Enoteca are open on Saturdays and Sundays off-season( November )? Are sites to visit( Castello; Abbey in Anselmo ) open?

      2 Answers Oct 1, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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      Fireflies in Tuscany?

      by Callavetta Online Now Apr 29, 2009 at 11:41 AM

      Several years ago we saw fireflies in Sorrento (in June). Does anyone know if there are fireflies in Tuscany in May? We don't have them in California and they are so magical.

      6 Answers Apr 29, 2009 at 2:26 PM
    • Chiusi.......to......Montalcino

      by mcgslp Online Now Jan 23, 2009 at 6:01 AM

      Hi,
      We are taking a train from Rome Termini to Chiusi. From there we would like to go to Montalcino then possibly to Siena. If we go to Siena we would take a train directly back to Rome.
      I am having difficulty figuring out how to get from Chiusi to Montalcino by either train/bus?

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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      il Giglio and Brunello

      by wdwgal Online Now May 18, 2007 at 8:04 PM

      Has anyone ever stayed at Hotel Giglio in Montalcino?
      what is the hotel like?
      where are good places to eat nearby?
      where is a good winery to try Brunello?
      do any of the wineries give free tastings?
      where is the best place to buy Brunello?
      Thanks!
      wdwgal

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2007 at 1:47 AM
    • Buses from Rome to Montalcino??

      by tearose214 Online Now Sep 6, 2006 at 9:00 AM

      I'm trying to figure out the easiest and quickest way to get from Rome to Montalcino without a car. The train seems inconvenient since it requires switching in three different towns (Chiusi, Siena, Buonconvento). I am wondering if there is a direct bus option from Rome, how often it leaves, and how long it takes, or alternately, whether there are buses that go from the train station at Chiusi directly to Montalcino. Would appreciate your advice!

    • Restaurants in Montalcino or surrounding countryside

      by lindadook Online Now Jun 26, 2006 at 3:42 AM

      Hi, my husband a nd I are visiting Montalcino soon and would like and suggestions for informal, relaxed dining either in Montalcino itself or in the surrounding countryside. Any suggestions of vineyards to visit would be great also.

      2 Answers Jun 28, 2006 at 6:50 AM
    • LA SAGRA DEL TORDO

      by ARCHINAL Online Now Sep 4, 2005 at 6:46 PM

      MY HUSBAND AND I ARE PLANNING TO GO TO THE FESTIVAL SAGRA DEL TORDO. HE HAS A HEART CONDITION AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WALK THE DISTANCE FROM THE PARKINGPARKS UPHILL TO THE FESTIVAL. IS THERE ANY MODE OF TRANSPORTATION FROM THE PARKS I.E SHUTTLE BUSES,TAXIS ETC.WE WILL BE COMING FROM TRASIMENO. ANY BUSES OR TRAINS FROM THAT AREA? WE PREFER TO USE OUR CAR. IS IT POSSIBLE TO DRIVE TO SOME AREA WHERE TRANSPORTATION TO MONTALCINO IS AVAILABLE. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP OFFERED
      THANKS ARCHINAL

      1 Answer Oct 6, 2006 at 6:22 PM
    • Montalcino Day Trip from Florence/Siena

      by JeanSF Online Now Jul 28, 2003 at 9:20 AM

      Do you know tour companies that offer day trips into the wine region, especially Montalcino and Montepulciano from Florence? Is departing from SIena a better idea? I know we can use the SITA bus network and do it on our own, but just wondering?? Thanks for any help you can offer.

      4 Answers Jul 28, 2003 at 3:00 PM
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      Long term rental

      by john_nico Online Now Jun 15, 2003 at 10:37 PM

      My wife and I are looking to rent a modest apartment in or near Montalcino from March/April 2004 until end September 2004. How much should we expect to pay per week / month? Can anyone help with recommendations? Many thanks

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2003 at 6:11 AM