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.
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.
Where is the Information office, in Montecatini Terme and what are the hours it is open ???
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.
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!!
We will be traveling by car. Is there parking near the Piazza Grande?
I want to travel from Pisa to Cinque Terre in October. What are the options for transport and how often do they go?
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 =]
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.
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?
can you catch a bus from Florence airport to Lucca on a saturday
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?
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
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.
Can i ask about the best night club in Florence , i mean for dancing ?
Thank you :)
Would like to have bus metro map in Florence
Are stores in Lucca open Sundays and Mondays?
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?
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....
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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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
Is there a fairly private, quiet place for a small group to have a 30 minute meditation?