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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?

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    • Information

      Montevarchi Mar 26, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      What time do taxis stop working at in montevarchi?

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    • 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!
      Jan

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    • 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!
      Jan

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    • Mass times at the Duomo?

      Siena Apr 17, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      We will be there 9/28/2014.

      What time is Mass?

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    • 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!!!

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    • 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

      Hello....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.

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    • 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?

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    • Taxi tours on Elba

      Isola d' Elba Yesterday

      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
      Abhinav

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    • 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

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    • 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?

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    • 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?

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    • 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?

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    • Transportation

      Cortona Mar 27, 2014 at 1:26 PM

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

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    • 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.

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    • 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!

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    • 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?

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    • 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

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    • 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.

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    • Where to buy leather goods in Piensa

      by Toscanabound Online Now Sep 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      Is there a particular leather shop in Piensa that you would recommend?

      4 Answers Sep 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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      Pienza as a daytrip from Lucca.

      by Maurizioago Online Now Aug 21, 2011 at 7:01 AM

      Is it possible to travel by bus, or by train between these two places? How long would this journey be?

      6 Answers Aug 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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      Getting to Peinza by bus from Siena and from there to Arezzo

      by HenriettaStackpole Online Now Oct 8, 2010 at 7:23 AM

      I'll be traveling in November and would like to go from Siena to Pienza. Leaving Pienza, I would like to continue on to Arezzo. I will not be driving and there is no train for this route. I am having trouble understanding how the buses work in this region. Could someone please assist?

      Many thanks!

      5 Answers Oct 8, 2010 at 7:34 PM
    • Looking for a certain shop

      by Marystaff Online Now Jan 30, 2010 at 2:20 PM

      I love many of the shops in Pienza, and am trying to remember the name of one that sells decorative iron products of all sorts. It is on the main street in the pedestrian area. If anyone knows, please let me know.

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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      All About Pienza (and a little bit about Siena!)

      by SandiM Online Now Nov 14, 2009 at 10:06 PM

      Are you familiar with Pienza and its surroundings? Here's what I need to know. My mother and I have a tight schedule for Tuscany in April 2010--we have 2 nights in Siena and after that, we want to leave by bus early on a Sunday morning to head to Pienza. Is it true there is realy only 1 (fairly direct) bus service (route 112/A) from Siena to Pienza and it leaves at 10:50am? Or are there any more buses leaving earlier on that Sunday morning? Once in Pienza, we only have 1 night there. So, in the afternoon after we check-in to our hotel, we want to SOMEHOW get down to La Foce (via Monticchiello) to snap some photos of the famous twisty road with the cypress trees, then go back to Pienza. The next morning (Monday), we'll take a bus to Chiusi to train it down to Rome (this part I think I got it right, we have to go to Montepuliciano by bus first, then transfer to a bus for Chiusi). So, how far is Pienza to La Foce? Is it walkable? (probably not). Are there places to rent bikes or motorscooters or a car in Pienza? Any online links? Last note: if the bus schedules are really that hard to navigate for Sunday's/Monday's, I will consider renting a car in Siena as long as I am able to return it in Chiusi. Any suggestions for rental companies? Mille gracie!

      8 Answers Nov 16, 2009 at 7:26 PM
    • Taxi From Pienza to the Abbey of Monte Oliveto

      by RSDennis Online Now Aug 22, 2007 at 8:31 AM

      We are planning a hike and want to leave our car in Pienza and get a Taxi to our start point at the Abbey of Monte Oliveto. Does any one have a taxi Contact
      in Pienza, has anyone done this, what is the likely cost, can we park the car for a few days in Pienza??

    • Trying to find the name and contact info of an art gallery store

      by filmmakerdream Online Now Aug 7, 2007 at 5:41 AM

      I was just in Pienza a few weeks ago and I brought a breautiful painted box from a small art gallery owned by a man. This gallery was entirely filled with just this man's paintings of the Tuscany region. He gave me his card with the contact info, but I lost it. I am wondering if anybody who frequently visits Pienza or lives there can maybe help me locate this place and find the contact info. I remember that it was located next to a souvenir shop and before the large square area with a cathedral.

      1 Answer Aug 7, 2007 at 10:02 AM
    • un picolomini en el fin de sudamérica (uno picolomini in le fine della Sudamérica)

      by davidpico Online Now Apr 5, 2007 at 11:02 PM

      lingua Espanish/argentino
      Soy un Picolomini de 48 años, nacido en Argentina e hijo de Nelson Picolomini Astete nacido en Bolivia, hijo de Luiggi Picolomini.
      Solamente esos datos poseo. Deseo conocer mis orígenes, los lugares de donde son originarios, oriundos, mis antepasados. Muchas gracias, espero respuesta.
      Luis David Picolomini documento nacional argentino 12092751

      1 Answer Apr 6, 2007 at 8:56 AM