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    • Which car rental agency is open Friday evening (25/9) and close to a train to Lerici?

      Tuscany 4 hours ago

      Trying to return our rental car after a long day of travelling from San Gimignano to Lucca to a quick photo op in Pisa and on to our hotel near the Cinque Terre in Lerici. We don't need the car for the rest of our journey, though we do have hotel parking in Lerici. It's almost impossible to return a car in LaSpezia on the weekend (closed Sunday, some closed Saturday or half day...), so we thought maybe in Pisa on Friday? Is there a car rental agency open on Friday early evening in Pisa? Is there a train to Lerici? How late? Is there a car rental agency close to the train station? Thanks so much in advance for any help.

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    • siena global greeter

      Siena Aug 9, 2015 at 5:50 AM

      I am hoping to book a global greeter but am having trouble filling in the form.The question regarding where I am flying in from and out from does not give me any option other than a specified city stated in the form.
      Will really appreciate if someone who has successfully booked a Siena greeter advise me as to what is the best way. of booking one.
      Grazie Tante

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    • snorkeling

      Isola d' Elba Aug 7, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      Where can I go for snorkeling and equipment rentals? Swim with sharks?
      Hows the humidity first week of Sept.? To the locals what is ur favorite restuarant?

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    • Good hotel in Siena

      Siena Aug 6, 2015 at 2:05 PM

      We are looking for recommendations for a good hotel in the center (?) of Siena for a few nights in mid-September. I have read that cars are not permitted in the center, so is one better off to stay outside the city walls, where parking will be easier? If so, how does one get into the city and back to a hotel?

      Carl

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    • Des this Itinerary look OK? Tuscany + CT

      Tuscany Aug 28, 2015 at 2:33 AM

      I'm travelling with my two kids, 19 and 21, in September and would love some feedback on the following itinerary. Trying to keep costs low. We like views, walking, biking, wine/olive oil/cheese stops, nature sites with water, beaches.
      Mon 21: late night arrival Florence
      Tues 22: florence
      Wed 23: florence
      Thur 24: EITHER bike tour around Tuscany that leaves from Florence with a company, wine tasting and some other nice activities but 80 euros each (!) OR go back to the Florence airport by bus (20 Euros each?) and rent a car for two days. First day: Siena, Montelcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and maybe others. Where to stay if we rent a car? I prefer not to drive back into Florence but want to get to Pisa + LaSpezia the next day.
      If we take the bike tour we would go back to Florence for the night.
      Fri 25: take/continue with car to Lucca (bike ride on walls), Pisa (photo op and stroll), possibly a beach stop (?) and return car in LaSpezia. Stay in area of LaSpezia, possibly Lerici or take the ferry or train to Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre in the evening.
      Sat 26: hike in Cinque Terre
      Sun 27: more Cinque Terre, maybe switch to Monterossa hotel for beach
      Mon 28: more Cinque Terre, train to Genoa early evening and sleep near airport in Genoa
      Tues 29: 8am flight home from Genoa
      Any comments would be highly appreciated!! Thanks.

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      Etruscan Cave

      Montepulciano Aug 20, 2015 at 6:11 PM

      I was in Montepulciano this summer. It happened that I went into one of many wine tasting places. And inside was an Etruscan cave. I wish I can remember the name of the wine tasting place. It was at the entrance of the main Puerta. Can anybody tell me if you know the name?
      Greatly appreciate it.
      Lidia

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    • parking near The Piazza Grande

      Arezzo Aug 16, 2015 at 10:39 AM

      We will be traveling by car. Is there parking near the Piazza Grande?

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    • Information office in Montecatini Terme/

      Montecatini Terme Aug 23, 2015 at 10:14 PM

      Where is the Information office, in Montecatini Terme and what are the hours it is open ???
      Thanks
      David

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      Pisa to Cinque Terre

      Pisa Aug 13, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      I want to travel from Pisa to Cinque Terre in October. What are the options for transport and how often do they go?

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      Wineries in Tuscany

      Tuscany Aug 20, 2015 at 7:32 AM

      Hello all :-)

      my sister is looking for wineries in Tuscany as a surprise for her hubby. Sadly I could not yet convince her to consider the wineries in Umbria or Marche, but .. one day hopefully.

      She looks for wineries which offer more wine tasting and less showing the wine making techniques. They like Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and otherwise Bardolino from Lake Garda.

      She considers staying near San Gimignano. But they love to drive, so a good winery not so close by isn't a problem.

      Thanks in advance!!
      Ingrid

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    • availability of buses

      Lucca Aug 6, 2015 at 11:02 PM

      can you catch a bus from Florence airport to Lucca on a saturday

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    • ZTL zone and parking area.

      Pisa Aug 9, 2015 at 11:16 AM

      Hi!
      It is my first time to Europe.
      I am heading Florence next week and will hope to have a drive down to Pisa and then down to Rome.

      I tried to find the ZTL map but failed and only managed to find the ZTL at Florence.

      Can anybody give me advise which road to take and park where?

      Thanks, and appreciate any of you who can help me with =]

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    • Which car rental agency is open Friday evening (25/9) and close to a train to Lerici?

      Tuscany 4 hours ago

      Trying to return our rental car after a long day of travelling from San Gimignano to Lucca to a quick photo op in Pisa and on to our hotel near the Cinque Terre in Lerici. We don't need the car for the rest of our journey, though we do have hotel parking in Lerici. It's almost impossible to return a car in LaSpezia on the weekend (closed Sunday, some closed Saturday or half day...), so we thought maybe in Pisa on Friday? Is there a car rental agency open on Friday early evening in Pisa? Is there a train to Lerici? How late? Is there a car rental agency close to the train station? Thanks so much in advance for any help.

      1 Answer 3 hours ago
    • Des this Itinerary look OK? Tuscany + CT

      Tuscany Aug 28, 2015 at 2:33 AM

      I'm travelling with my two kids, 19 and 21, in September and would love some feedback on the following itinerary. Trying to keep costs low. We like views, walking, biking, wine/olive oil/cheese stops, nature sites with water, beaches.
      Mon 21: late night arrival Florence
      Tues 22: florence
      Wed 23: florence
      Thur 24: EITHER bike tour around Tuscany that leaves from Florence with a company, wine tasting and some other nice activities but 80 euros each (!) OR go back to the Florence airport by bus (20 Euros each?) and rent a car for two days. First day: Siena, Montelcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and maybe others. Where to stay if we rent a car? I prefer not to drive back into Florence but want to get to Pisa + LaSpezia the next day.
      If we take the bike tour we would go back to Florence for the night.
      Fri 25: take/continue with car to Lucca (bike ride on walls), Pisa (photo op and stroll), possibly a beach stop (?) and return car in LaSpezia. Stay in area of LaSpezia, possibly Lerici or take the ferry or train to Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre in the evening.
      Sat 26: hike in Cinque Terre
      Sun 27: more Cinque Terre, maybe switch to Monterossa hotel for beach
      Mon 28: more Cinque Terre, train to Genoa early evening and sleep near airport in Genoa
      Tues 29: 8am flight home from Genoa
      Any comments would be highly appreciated!! Thanks.

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2015 at 8:43 AM
    • Information office in Montecatini Terme/

      Montecatini Terme Aug 23, 2015 at 10:14 PM

      Where is the Information office, in Montecatini Terme and what are the hours it is open ???
      Thanks
      David

      3 Answers Aug 24, 2015 at 9:36 AM
    • chilena1's Profile Photo

      Etruscan Cave

      Montepulciano Aug 20, 2015 at 6:11 PM

      I was in Montepulciano this summer. It happened that I went into one of many wine tasting places. And inside was an Etruscan cave. I wish I can remember the name of the wine tasting place. It was at the entrance of the main Puerta. Can anybody tell me if you know the name?
      Greatly appreciate it.
      Lidia

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2015 at 12:14 AM
    • Trekki's Profile Photo

      Wineries in Tuscany

      Tuscany Aug 20, 2015 at 7:32 AM

      Hello all :-)

      my sister is looking for wineries in Tuscany as a surprise for her hubby. Sadly I could not yet convince her to consider the wineries in Umbria or Marche, but .. one day hopefully.

      She looks for wineries which offer more wine tasting and less showing the wine making techniques. They like Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and otherwise Bardolino from Lake Garda.

      She considers staying near San Gimignano. But they love to drive, so a good winery not so close by isn't a problem.

      Thanks in advance!!
      Ingrid

      4 Answers Aug 20, 2015 at 10:18 AM
    • parking near The Piazza Grande

      Arezzo Aug 16, 2015 at 10:39 AM

      We will be traveling by car. Is there parking near the Piazza Grande?

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 1:09 PM
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      Pisa to Cinque Terre

      Pisa Aug 13, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      I want to travel from Pisa to Cinque Terre in October. What are the options for transport and how often do they go?

      3 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 5:46 AM
    • ZTL zone and parking area.

      Pisa Aug 9, 2015 at 11:16 AM

      Hi!
      It is my first time to Europe.
      I am heading Florence next week and will hope to have a drive down to Pisa and then down to Rome.

      I tried to find the ZTL map but failed and only managed to find the ZTL at Florence.

      Can anybody give me advise which road to take and park where?

      Thanks, and appreciate any of you who can help me with =]

      9 Answers Aug 15, 2015 at 2:33 AM
    • siena global greeter

      Siena Aug 9, 2015 at 5:50 AM

      I am hoping to book a global greeter but am having trouble filling in the form.The question regarding where I am flying in from and out from does not give me any option other than a specified city stated in the form.
      Will really appreciate if someone who has successfully booked a Siena greeter advise me as to what is the best way. of booking one.
      Grazie Tante

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    • snorkeling

      Isola d' Elba Aug 7, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      Where can I go for snorkeling and equipment rentals? Swim with sharks?
      Hows the humidity first week of Sept.? To the locals what is ur favorite restuarant?

    • availability of buses

      Lucca Aug 6, 2015 at 11:02 PM

      can you catch a bus from Florence airport to Lucca on a saturday

      6 Answers Aug 17, 2015 at 4:12 AM
    • Good hotel in Siena

      Siena Aug 6, 2015 at 2:05 PM

      We are looking for recommendations for a good hotel in the center (?) of Siena for a few nights in mid-September. I have read that cars are not permitted in the center, so is one better off to stay outside the city walls, where parking will be easier? If so, how does one get into the city and back to a hotel?

      Carl

    • from Poggibonsi to Firenca

      Poggibonsi Jul 31, 2015 at 9:22 AM

      Dear,

      can you tell me best way to visit Florence and Siena from Poggibonsi.
      1. is there trains station or bus station wich goes to florence/siena
      2. is better to travel with train or bus
      3. how often are bus/train departures
      4. how much is cost of ticket ?

      thank you for your time

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 9:48 AM
    • Car Parking

      Montecatini Terme Jul 29, 2015 at 8:47 AM

      We are staying in Montecatini Terme and are planning to hire a car to visit Florence, Pisa and other areas of Tuscany. Unfortunately our hotel does not have a car park. Will we be able to park easily for our week stay or will it be very expensive and annoying to have to pay meters all day and night? Thank you in advance for your advices. Alan.

      2 Answers Aug 1, 2015 at 3:26 AM
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      Nightlife in Florence

      Florence Jul 27, 2015 at 12:47 AM

      Hello,

      Can i ask about the best night club in Florence , i mean for dancing ?

      Thank you :)

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2015 at 12:16 PM
    • Any bus metro map in Florence?

      Florence Jul 21, 2015 at 6:28 AM

      Would like to have bus metro map in Florence

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2015 at 6:36 AM
    • shopping hours in lucca

      Lucca Jul 18, 2015 at 3:48 PM

      Are stores in Lucca open Sundays and Mondays?

      2 Answers Jul 18, 2015 at 6:53 PM
    • Concerts on top floor of Orsanmichele

      Florence Jul 18, 2015 at 11:19 AM

      In 2013 I enjoyed a performance of a duet on the upper floor of the Orsanmichele Museum. Very intimate, maybe 75 seats. I purchased my ticket at the stand at the corner of the church. Returning September 5-11, 2015 and would love to experience something similar. It was a highlight of my last trip. Any suggestions?

      3 Answers Jul 18, 2015 at 11:58 AM
    • Agriturismo Accomodation for a LARGE group in Tuscany for 28th June 2016

      Tuscany Jul 17, 2015 at 4:51 AM

      Hi, I'm glad i came across this website and forum.

      I'm Maltese with most of my friends scattered in different places around the world. We are planning to come together next Summer in a beautiful Agriturism in Tuscany, preferably in an area not more than an Hour far from Pisa where we ll all be landing.In total we are 21 adults and 14 kids and 1 baby. I know it is a big number but it would be wonderful to come together on this trip.We re looking for comfortable, well equipped apartments with nice grounds around were the kids can run and play, a pool area, maybe animals on the farm, and other activities, tastings and courses are more than welcome! The majority are staying for a whole week, from the 28th June till the 5th July 2016.
      (2 couples with total 4 kids are staying from 28th june till 2nd july. And one couple is coming for the weekend from Friday 1st till Monday 4th July.)

      I'm finding it hard to find the ideal place, would it be possible to receive a few tips and assistance in my search? THANK YOU....

      8 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 9:44 PM
    • Left luggage at Pisa Centrale Train Station

      Pisa Jul 16, 2015 at 6:52 PM

      I know that luggage can be left during certain hours as stated on their website but does anyone know if it can actually be left overnight? I am traveling to Cinque Terre for two nights and would like to travel light.

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2015 at 12:57 AM
    • Only 2-3 hours in Florence with Family

      Florence Jul 3, 2015 at 12:42 AM

      Hello All, Virtual Tourist has helped me a lot in the past with my trip to France and Switzerland. Here I am seeking out suggestions once again. God-willing I'm going to go to Arezzo for personal work next week and I intend to travel to Florence for half-a-day. Excluding the travel time I would spend just 2-3 hours in Florence with my wife and my one (1) year old infant. Please advise me the 1 or 2 best places to check out in Florence in this short amount of time. I know this duration is enough just to have a bite of any place. Please note that I am going to carry a stroller along with me for the infant. I want to avoid extremely crowded areas and unsafe areas. All suggestions are welcome

      9 Answers Jul 3, 2015 at 1:31 PM
    • AJ leather in florence

      Florence Jul 1, 2015 at 4:49 AM

      Has anyone shopped here? I was there is week and paid 450 Euro for a Bag. I was his Galileo bag. You can only get it there. Didn't really bargain with them because the store was so nice. Did I pay too much. I was going to buy a coat he offered to ship it for 850Euro. Should I bargain for this?

      1 Answer Jul 1, 2015 at 5:42 AM
    • transportation from Rome to Pisa

      Pisa Jul 1, 2015 at 12:07 AM

      Can somebody help me?
      We would like to go Pisa for one day.
      We will stay for few days in Rome.
      What are the different kinds of transportation from Rome to Pisa?
      And if possible the price and how to book it?
      Thanks so much for your help.

      5 Answers Jul 1, 2015 at 1:34 PM
    • location of bus stop Nr. 128

      Certaldo Jun 28, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      Hi, could someone help me? I would like to know where is the bus stop Nr. 128 exactly?
      We intend to travel to San Gimignano with this bus.
      I saw its bus timetable that the bus stop is at V.Mazzini but next to it there is a train icon.
      So I don't know if we should search for its bus stop next to the train station (as we walk through it) or 2 streets away from train station (at V.Mazzini).
      Thank you for the answer.

      7 Answers Jun 28, 2015 at 10:57 PM
    • Day trips from Siena with kids

      Tuscany Jun 21, 2015 at 7:05 AM

      We will be staying just outside of Siena for one week the first of Sept with our 10, 9 & 3 year olds. We will be coming from four fairly busy touring days in Rome and headed on to Venice afterwards. We want to make this week as relaxing as possible but still see & experience Tuscany. Husband & I love Lucca so I know it is on the agenda for one day but this is our first time to take the children. Any suggestions are most welcome.

      5 Answers Jun 21, 2015 at 3:28 PM
    • Travel from Piombino to Siena

      Piombino Jun 13, 2015 at 11:55 AM

      I want to travel from Piombino to Elena on 17th September this year. Can anyone help and tell me how I can do this by bus or train. Thank you

      3 Answers Jun 14, 2015 at 12:25 AM
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      2 nights 1 full day

      Florence Jun 10, 2015 at 1:52 AM

      we are going to Florence for 2 nights in July . Please advise the best places to visit .. How we get the passes or ticket without a long Q. From were we can buy the tickets or passes?? Is it really hot summer by end of July?

      5 Answers Jun 10, 2015 at 11:06 PM
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      clothes and ideas

      Montecatini Terme Jun 9, 2015 at 4:08 PM

      I will visiting Montecatini Terme with my daughter's high school orchestra June 28-July9. Can you give us some ideas of the appropriate attire for your area. We also have some free time so some ideas for shopping, eaating and places not to miss would also be appreciated. Thank you so much!!

      7 Answers Jun 11, 2015 at 1:35 PM
    • Studying in Siena University

      Siena Jun 5, 2015 at 10:28 AM

      Hello. I want to study in Siena University. Is it good place to live ? i mean safe. and what is the attitude of locals to foreigners especially to moslem? thank you

      16 Answers Jun 8, 2015 at 6:49 AM
    • meditation spot

      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?

      1 Answer Jun 1, 2015 at 8:27 AM