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    • Barga for young children

      Barga Apr 15, 2014 at 4:07 AM

      We are staying Barga in August 2014 and have 2 gilrs aged 6 and 4. Any tips on activities for children this age would be very welcome. Any swimming pools or parks with play grounds? Also, when is the jazz festival taking place?
      Thank you.

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      bicycle rental in Arezzo

      Arezzo Apr 13, 2014 at 6:21 PM

      I'm not getting email responses from bike rental companies doing business in the Arezzo area. I'd like to make direct contact with a bike shop in Arezzo. Is anyone aware of a shop that rents bicycles in Arezzo? I want to rent bikes for a 5 day September 2014 tour ending up in Siena.

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      Renting a small sailboat for the day

      Tuscany Mar 25, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      Salve! Does anyone know where we might rent a small sailboat for a day somewhere around the Tuscan coast, ideally Arcipelago Toscano.

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      How to go there from Florence.

      Cortona Apr 13, 2014 at 12:51 AM

      Are there any direct buses from Florence to Cortona? Would it be a long journey between these two places?

    • Information

      Montevarchi Mar 26, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      What time do taxis stop working at in montevarchi?

    • I've lost a WONDERFUL Leather shop in San Gimignano!

      San Gimignano Mar 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      Can someone tell me if a shop called Lucia Pelletterie is still in operation? I bought an amazing leather handbag there and want to buy more but I can't find the store on the internet.

      Thanks for any help you can give me!

    • I've lost a WONDERFUL Leather shop in San Gimignano!

      San Gimignano Mar 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      Can someone tell me if a shop called Lucia Pelletterie is still in operation? I bought an amazing leather handbag there and want to buy more but I can't find the store on the internet.

      Thanks for any help you can give me!

    • Mass times at the Duomo?

      Siena Yesterday

      We will be there 9/28/2014.

      What time is Mass?

    • Which is the best way to travel from Florence to San Gimignano and then onto Cortona?

      Florence Apr 12, 2014 at 6:24 PM

      We would like to take a bus or train from Florence to San Gimignano and then onto Cortona. Any ideas which is the best way to travel to San Gimignano, bus or train? And can we then take a bus to Cortona from San Gimignano? Which city would your recommend we stay at a night or two, San Gimignano or Cortona? We will be traveling with our 3 children all in their 20's, in August of this year and will spend most of our time in Florence.
      Thank you for any advice here!!!

    • Size 34 ladies shoes

      Florence Apr 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM

      Hi, I am a size 34 in shoes and have a lot of trouble finding shoes to fit. Does anyone know if size 34 is standard in Florence, and if not, does anyone know if there shops that stock smaller sizes. I am looking for sandals, boots and walking shoes.

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      Cheap Car hire from genoa for 10 days?

      Tuscany Apr 2, 2014 at 5:03 AM wanting a reasonable car hire....happy to collect anywhere in genoa.....thanks. This will be for October this year.

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      Snack chip

      Lucca Mar 31, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      The last time I was in Lucca a bought a package of triangular shaped chips that tasted like licorice. They were delicious and I ate them all thru Italy. Does anyone know what they are called.

    • Parking for Il Chiostro del Carmine hotel

      Siena Mar 31, 2014 at 7:56 AM

      The parking area for Il Chiostro del Carmine hotel guests is located on Via Ettore Bastianini. Do you need a special Z.T.L. permit to enter that road?

    • Taxi tours on Elba

      Isola d' Elba 19 hours ago

      Is it possible to have a taxi tour from the port around the island?

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      Day trip to Siena and other Tuscan town(s) using Public Transport from Florence

      Tuscany Apr 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Hi friends

      I will be staying in Florence for 4 nights in the month of May. I plan to sightsee Florence on 2 days and take a day trip to Lucca and Pisa on the 3rd day. On my 4th day I wish to visit Siena and some picturesque countryside which is often associated with Tuscany. Also in the afternoon I would like to do some Wine Tasting at a decent vineyard. I have heard Chianti is the place for wine and is between Florence and Siena. However, I would need to do this using Public transport. Please let me know if this can and should be done using Public transport or should I consider spending more to rent a car with a guide or a guided tour. I do not have any knowledge of any Tuscan town which could be combined with Siena for the above, so I am open to all suggestions.

      Thank you

    • transportation from florence to Sansepolcro

      Sansepolcro Apr 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

      What is the best way to get from the Florence airport to Sansepolcro

    • Train schedules

      Arezzo Apr 10, 2014 at 5:08 AM

      Hello! I am planning to travel from Rome to Arezzo at the end of June. Is there any direct train? I am looking for the train schedule but they are limited for that date (2-3). Is it just too early? Should I look again later on?

    • What to take to Tuscany for a 2 week trip on the last 2 weeks in April

      Tuscany Apr 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

      I will be traveling to visit my daughter in Tuscany the last 2 weeks in April. I will be staying with her but will be going to Cinque Terre for 2 days, Pitigliano for 2 days and some other day trips. I will be doing a lot of walking and some hiking on the trip. I may eat out in some local trattorie but probably not in any fancy ristorante I have been in Tuscany on a few other trips so I will probably not be spending much time in churches .. I like to travel light so I will only be taking a carry on and will probably do my laundry half way through the trip. Any suggestions for what clothes I should take with me?

    • Coming from Pisa Airport

      Viareggio Mar 27, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      Besides a train, does anyone know a good way to travel from Pisa Airport to Viareggio Hotel? Is a Taxi efficient? Will taxi's be available at the airport or should I pre-arrange for a car?

    • Transportation

      Cortona Mar 27, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      Is there convenient public transportation from Arezzo to Cortona on Sundays?

    • Florence to Paris with a 1 night stop over in a little village

      Florence Mar 23, 2014 at 1:40 AM

      Hi, My sister and I would like to travel from Florence to Paris on the 16 th May by train with a 1 night stop over in a little village.  It is hard to work out which train to take and where they stop. 

       Many thanks.

    • Pinger in Italy

      Siena Apr 12, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      Does anyone know for sure whether the Pinger phone/texting app is supported in Italy? We live in the US and will soon be in Italy (Rome and Siena) for three weeks. I would like to avoid international charges on my iphone. But I can't seem to find a website that tells me if Italy has Pinger. The app is free and it looks like you can call and text to the US from many countries free of charge with WiFi. But I can't find a way to know if Italy is one of those countries. Thanks for any help you can give!

    • Train Schedule Gap

      Piombino Apr 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      Why do no trains seem to leave Piambino for Pisa between 10 am and 3 pm?

    • livorno to lucca from cruise port

      Livorno Apr 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      How to get to and from lucca from livorno cruise port via, train ,taxi ,car rental

    • Montecatini to Nice

      Montecatini Terme Mar 29, 2014 at 5:51 PM

      What is the best way to go from Montecatini to Nice? We are planning to be in Montecatini for one night in May and then travel on to Nice.

    • Store name for herbs purchased last year

      by randlillian Online Now Jul 26, 2011 at 1:08 PM

      I am looking for the name of a store that sells wine and spices on a hill in Montepulciano where a vampire movie was filmed. There were some herbs that we purchased for bread dipping and would like to find a way to purchase more. Thanks!!

    • Seeking name of women's store in Montepulciano

      by lbatters Online Now Jul 3, 2010 at 11:16 AM

      Early last month, I was visiting Montepulciano, a beautiful Tuscan town. I found it full of interesting, beautiful shops, and lovely things to see. Just as I was leaving, my friend told me about a terrific women's store and I am anxious to try to find out its name. It was L shaped, my memory is that much of it was in white, it had home furnishings, but also clothing by Liviana Conti, a Milanese designer I knew nothing about, but whose clothing is terrific. I was yanked from the store before I could make a purchase, but would like to know the name of my first stop next time I visit Montepulciano. I have searched the web, but can find no listing of shops in Montepulciano. I'll be grateful for any help I can receive from my fellow tourists (or residents). Thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 4, 2010 at 7:06 AM
    • Coppersmith

      by iloveaustria Online Now Jun 2, 2010 at 3:03 PM

      I have read so much about a Coppersmith named Cesare Mazzetti who has a shop in Montepulciano. I would love to visit his shop. Is it still there? Please advise to the address, times open, tours available and etc.
      Grazie mille, Carol

      5 Answers Jun 2, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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      Suggestions for a day at the coast from Montepulciano

      by happydancer Online Now Aug 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

      We want to spend one day on the coast and I see that Grossetto is not to far away, but can't find anything much about it. Please suggest a nice day at the beach for us. We don't want to spend a lot of time driving so we have ruled out Cinque Terre. thanks

      1 Answer Aug 23, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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      Name of Cemeteries?

      by nataliegoestojapan Online Now Jul 30, 2008 at 3:52 AM

      Can anybody tell me the names of the cemeteries I visited in Montepulciano? The first one was at the entrance to Viale della Rimembranza and the other was on Via Emilio Giorgi (and the name included the word "South"). I can't find my map of Montepulciano, and am completely at a loss for the names.

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    • Chiesa St. Augustine

      by lozza99 Online Now Jul 24, 2008 at 9:36 AM

      Does anyone have a photo of the inside of the church of St. Augustine - across from the Pulcinella? Thanks.

    • Name of Shop

      by scf68 Online Now Dec 12, 2006 at 7:37 AM

      When we were in Montepulciano we visited a wonderful shop with wines, cheese, salami and a prepackaged Bruschetta that you could sample. The store was on the left, near the start of the main shopping street. They also had wines and salami for sale. The very back of the shop had racks of the cheeses - some looked black. I would like to be able to contact this shop to see if they ship internationally (to the U.S.A.), but we can’t find the name of the shop. Can you recognize the shop from the descriptuion and send me the name and any contact information that you might have. (I do have a picture of the back of the store which I could send, but can't attach here.)

      We had a wonderful time in Tuscany and can’t wait to get back! Thank you for your assistance.

      1 Answer Dec 12, 2006 at 8:20 AM
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      the name of the church

      by MiraDavid Online Now Sep 2, 2006 at 4:14 PM

      What is the mane of the church near Montapulciano?

      5 Answers Sep 2, 2006 at 11:45 PM
    • Long Term rentals

      by edvic Online Now Jan 13, 2006 at 9:55 PM

      We are looking for reasonable long term rentals (October through december in Montepulciano or Siena area.

      2 Answers Jan 16, 2006 at 1:57 AM
    • Wine

      by nino224 Online Now Feb 11, 2005 at 1:01 AM

      Hello! Can anyone recommend the best wineries to vist in Montalcino and Montepulciano? I already have castelo banfi on my list. Thanks!

      1 Answer Feb 14, 2005 at 6:29 AM
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      recommended Places to stay in Montepulciano, Italy?

      by daveandcheryl Online Now Feb 5, 2005 at 10:27 AM

      hello dear VT members and onlookers! We head to Umbria/Tuscany in late March 2005. We always look to the wisdom of the actual traveller for advice, and you have not let us down. Does anyone out there know of a lower-cost lodging to recommend in this town? Not necessarily a hostel, but a small apartment or room,B+B or ?? You may respond directly to our email address (encrypted @-symbol): wonderful_o (insert 'at' symbol) We promise we didn't vote for Bush! Ciao! Dave + Cheryl

    • Montepulciano or San Gimignano?

      by St.Anne Online Now Feb 3, 2005 at 11:55 AM

      OK sorry for the spelling for some of the hilltowns. Here's our plan. We're leaving Siena for Lucca by car. Along the way we thought of stopping the abovementioned towns. I'm wondering amongst the 3 which should we spend more time at? San G sounds like a tourist place which surprises me since it seemed so small and tucked away. How about the other two? they are sorta on the way as well. thanks!

    • Travel to Rome

      by Scrivener Online Now Mar 1, 2004 at 9:44 AM

      Possible train travel from Montepulciano in Tuscany to Rome. Also approximate cost for a day return.

      3 Answers Apr 26, 2004 at 10:41 AM