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      Siena Jun 1, 2015 at 6:59 AM

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

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      Florence May 17, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      any parties in florance in that time from 14 to 18/6

    • 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.


    • 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!

    • 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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      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.

    • 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!


    • 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?

    • Train from Florence to Venice

      Florence May 31, 2015 at 11:25 AM

      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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      Train or bus?

      by montezaro Online Now Mar 3, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      What is the most appropriate way to get to San Gimignano if I start traveling from Trieste?

      2 Answers Mar 3, 2015 at 8:12 AM

      by JULIER125 Online Now Aug 17, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      Do the taxis run on a Sunday night from Poggibonsi to San Gimignano?

      7 Answers Aug 19, 2014 at 5:39 AM
    • San Gimignano Italy in November

      by jwmsjm Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      Looking at visiting SG from 18-25 November 2014. Are Christmas decorations up at this time?

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2014 at 2:42 PM
    • Possible taxi from Poggibonsi train station to San Gimignano

      by roaminglamb Online Now Jul 13, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      Does anybody have an idea how much a taxi would cost (if there's any) from Poggibonsi train station to San Gimignano? I'm asking because I have to wait 45+ minutes for the bus, so if the taxi fare is reasonable I'd rather get to SG sooner. Any advice is greatly appreciated. TIA :)

      1 Answer Jul 13, 2014 at 10:35 PM
    • Parking in San Gimignano

      by Jim2460 Online Now Jun 11, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      We are staying for seven days in San Gimignano and will have a hire car. We do not want to pay 2 euro per hour parking as this will get quiet expensive. Does any one know of a free or less expenensive parking area.

      10 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 11:12 PM
    • need to get to florence from paris by train

      by karenzastrow Online Now May 3, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      Going rom brugg Belgium to Paris..found that, now need to go from paris to Florence by train. Any suggestions

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

      by Swanbucket Online Now 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!

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2014 at 12:30 AM
    • I've lost a WONDERFUL Leather shop in San Gimignano!

      by Swanbucket Online Now 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!

      1 Answer Mar 23, 2014 at 10:29 PM
    • can I book a guided tour to florence from here

      by colinshute Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 1:55 AM

      can I book a guided tour to florence from here

      2 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 7:48 AM
    • Shops open on Sundays in August?

      by Bacigallo Online Now Feb 9, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      Are all of the shops open on Sundays in August?

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 3:38 AM

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      1 Answer Oct 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM
    • Reasonably priced and recommended hairdresser and makeup artist

      by Pamelatyrrell Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      I am planning my wedding in San gimignano in 2014 and am looking for a highly recommended hairdresser and makeup artist that is reasonably priced for my wedding day please?

      1 Answer Apr 27, 2014 at 5:14 AM
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    • Getting there

      by amcki028 Online Now Apr 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM

      I am looking at renting an apartment here for a week but am not sure what the best way for me to get here is. I will not have a car and it does not seem like the train comes through. Any recommendations?

      3 Answers Apr 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM
    • evening out

      by acj2183 Online Now Oct 11, 2011 at 7:07 AM

      Next June I will be traveling to just outside of San Gimignano for a wedding. I am looking for somewehere to have an evening out with the bride that may have some entertainment - sort of very relaxed hen.

      All we're really looking for is somewhere we can eat, drink and maybe hear some live music...are there any restaurants anyone can recomend that would fit the bill?

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2011 at 11:12 PM
    • Driving from San Gimignano to Cinque Terra

      by CRuta Online Now Jul 28, 2011 at 8:23 PM

      We will be staying in San Gimignano and would like to do a day trip to the Cinque Terra. Will trying to do a day trip give us enough time to drive there and back and still have enough time to spend seeing the area? We would like to do the hikes between the three southern villages.

      8 Answers Sep 23, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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      Sundays in San Gimignano

      by HarmoniousBotch Online Now Jul 3, 2011 at 4:34 PM

      Our tentative plan is to leave Florence in the morning, take the bus to San Gimignano, look around for a few hours, then atch another bus to Siena ( for the Palio ). Will there be any problems doing this on a Sunday? As I recall, some in some small Italian towns, almost everything except the church shuts down on Sundays.

      5 Answers Jul 4, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    • A train traveller

      by annhenderson Online Now May 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM

      I want to travel by train from Florence to San Simignano in mid July but I cannot find any trains on the Italian train website. I know there is a station in San Gimignano. Can anyone tell me how many trains a day there are from Florence to San Gimignano and how long the journey takes. Also do they go from the main Florence station or some other station. Thanks Ann

      3 Answers May 24, 2011 at 11:56 PM
    • Planning a trip in the Tuscany

      by JoyaH Online Now Mar 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM

      Planning a trip in the Tuscany area at the end of May for 7 days....any suggestions as to where to stay and which vineyards to visit. Also suggestions as to things to do would be very helpful.

      5 Answers Mar 21, 2011 at 1:21 AM
    • Taxi's outside the city walls?

      by topbird4eva Online Now Mar 20, 2011 at 8:21 AM


      Im wondering if anyone can help - myself and my boyfriend are staying just outside of San Gimignano in April at 'Casa Vacanze Le Cellole' though we will have a hire car to get around Tuscany in the day at night we will be wanting a glass of wine or two in San Gimignano - my question is how easy will it be to get a taxi once outside the walls? And can anyone recommend a firm for us to use the evening we arrive to get us into town?

      Any advise would be much appreciated. Kate xx

      2 Answers Mar 20, 2011 at 6:33 PM
    • bus timetable on Saturday

      by j515 Online Now Feb 27, 2011 at 11:32 PM

      We are planning to take a bus from Siena to San Gim. on 2 April 11(Satuday) and back to Florence on 3 April 11(Sunday)
      but we can’t found any bus from Siena to San Gim on Saturday but Florence have, it is ture? pls. advise or only is my misunderstanding? Thanks !!

    • How much time do I need?

      by Corsaro Online Now Feb 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM

      We are going to take the bus down from Florence and want to see San Gim and also Siena for the day. If we catch an early bus (8:15) from Florence to Poggibonsi and then the bus to San Gimignano, how much time is sufficient for seeing the town before busing over to Siena? I know this is a terrible question, but I'd like to eat lunch at a little restaurant I know in Siena and have the afternoon there before returning to Florence. Thanks!

      12 Answers Feb 5, 2011 at 3:44 PM
    • Day trip from San Gim to Pisa

      by LeftyinRoanoke Online Now Oct 13, 2010 at 6:53 AM

      I will be staying in a villa in San Gim and wish to make a road trip to Pisa...I will be this a full day trip; any suggestions on intermediate stops; can't miss places, etc.?

      15 Answers Oct 14, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    • Name of ceramic shop

      by patriciamartino Online Now Aug 6, 2010 at 2:14 PM

      Looking for a ceramic shop that is listed on my charge as La Terracotta. Want to order more items but can't find bill. Was there in June this year. Gorgeous shop on main street. Thank you

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2010 at 11:32 PM
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      Horse Riding Day Trip

      by nalahacjr Online Now Jun 16, 2010 at 11:15 AM

      Hello to all -

      My wife and I will be visiting the Tuscan countryside in early July. We are camping for a few nights in Barberino Val d'Elsa. She loves horses and I would like to take her on a horse riding day trip in Tuscany. We are renting a car and visiting some of the hills towns and beautiful countryside for 2 days, so I don't want an extended horse riding trek, just a a day trip. I was wondering if anyone knew of some around the Barberino Val d'Elsa area? We aren't planning on renting the car for the day we are doing the horse trip, so I would prefer something somewhat closer to the campground (maybe like a 10-15km radius), but we can take bus/train to get there, no problem. Any advice or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

      Also, for our 2 days of traveling in the car, if you have some "can't miss - must see" towns, drives, or spots I would love to hear that as well. Thank you so much!!

      - Ryan

    • Casale i due Merli in Chiusi

      by mlaskin100 Online Now Feb 25, 2010 at 9:38 AM


      I stayed in an apt in Chiusi several years ago and seem unable to find it online. Does anyone have any information about the property named Casale i due Merli. The owners name was Mazza and very charming. We'd like to rent an apartment this summer but can't locate them.

      Thank you.

      Margot Laskin

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2010 at 11:17 AM

      by ANtranig75 Online Now Feb 21, 2010 at 1:33 PM

      I purchased a baseball cap with the CHIANTICLASSICO BLACK ROOSTER LOGO on it during our one week stay in SAN GIMIGNANO. My 12 yr. old grandson fell in love with it and asked if he could wear it to school.
      He lost it!
      Can someone please give me the name of the shop in SG where I purchased it so I can buy another one (or two)? I cannot express how appreciative I would be for this information.

      Contact me @ or if in the states, 508-542-5335.
      Thank you.

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2010 at 5:00 PM
    • Getting to San Gimignano

      by lindagowdy Online Now Jan 5, 2010 at 3:56 AM

      Does anyone know if its possible to get a taxi from Pisa airport and approximate cost?

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2010 at 6:53 AM
    • Help Please!! in San Gimignano

      by strj25 Online Now Oct 16, 2009 at 11:40 AM

      Spent a lovely day in San Gimignano and can just scream that I didn't buy the parfum I smelled in a tiny shop on the right hand side as you are walking up the hill. Does anyone know the name of the shop? I've tried looking at the town web site but have come up empty. Thank you!!

      1 Answer Oct 16, 2009 at 11:55 AM
    • Transport from Pisa airport to San Gimignano

      by Bidsta Online Now Aug 12, 2009 at 11:24 AM

      I am arriving in Pisa on a late flight from Eidinburgh arriving about 9pm into Pisa, I am not too sure if its best to book a hotel at the airport to travel the next day to San Gimignano. Either way, what are my public transport options? Would appreciate some help. Many thanks

      1 Answer Aug 12, 2009 at 12:06 PM