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    • AREA to stay in Elba

      Isola d' Elba Apr 9, 2015 at 4:25 AM

      Travelling to Elba with my Mum and Dad at the end of May, beginning of June.

      Due to the Bus time tables from Florence, we would be on Elba for 4nights.

      Ideally like to pick 1 hotel for the 4nights, and do day trips from that base.

      Tried to research the best area to stay in Elba, with no luck. Suggestions seem to be;

      Marina di Campo/ Porto Azzuro/ Cavoli.

      Obviously I need to narrow it down to 1.
      They are both 50yrs old, we would like to see all of the 'touristy' things that Elba has to offer, and also a couple of walks, and a beach.

      So in short, best AREA to stay in Elba.

      Thanks

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    • Giuseppe Zanotti shoes

      Florence Apr 11, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      Hello, I was wondering if Giuseppe Zanotti's store at The Factory Outlet is any good and how much are the discounts usually. Is it worth going?
      Thanks!

      more
    • Bicycle rental

      Montecatini Terme Apr 5, 2015 at 10:10 AM

      Is there any possibilities to rent bicycles in this town ?
      We shall stay for one week, at the Ambrosiano Hotel., between 10 - 17 of April.
      Thanks.

      more
    • Livorno to Cinque Terre

      Livorno 22 hours ago

      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?

      more
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      Mugello Race

      Barberino di Mugello Yesterday

      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.

      Cheers!
      JS

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    • Things to do

      Florence Apr 15, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      I will be in each of these cities for 2-3 days each. What are your must see, do, or try activities in each city? Thanks for your ideas!

      more
    • Marble Shop in Carrara

      Carrara Apr 11, 2015 at 6:04 PM

      We visited a marble shop in Carrara many years ago when we were stationed in Naples, Italy (1990). The shop had a small cafe attached to it - and I remember the owners had a pet monkey that was on a leash which they chained to one of the chairs. Does anyone know what shop this is? If it still exists? Thanks.

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      Train or rental car or plane?

      Montecatini Terme Apr 26, 2015 at 2:03 PM

      I'm trying to find the quickest and cheapest way to get from Montecatini Terme, Italy to Nice France and then on to Paris.

       

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      Trains in Florence

      Florence May 2, 2015 at 10:31 PM

      Hello,

      Is it easy to get around Florence by train? By easy I mean do you have to reserve tickets or you can go to the station and buy your ticket cash? I want to be flexible.

      more
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      one day in Florence

      Florence Apr 15, 2015 at 7:40 AM

      We shall be in Florence one day in mid June ' arriving withe train/
      We need all the best tips to orgenize this visit for the best !!
      Thanks.

      more
    • Florence and Pisa

      Florence Apr 17, 2015 at 2:01 AM

      Hi all, first of all I love this site, so helpful, thank you.

      I am on a cruise ship (first time) and docking nearish to Florence & Pisa. I am not into organised timed excursions, as I like to amble around and take my time. Is there a way to visit both these places independently of the cruise ship? Bus train etc? Also any recommendations? Thank you in advance x

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      Our 2.5 Day Itinerary in Florence (First timers - Need advice!)

      Florence Apr 14, 2015 at 7:14 PM

      Greetings dear travellers! Me and the wife are going to Florence (for the first time!) this summer. With so many things to see, eat, and do, I can't help but make a detailed itinerary. We're newlyweds and kind of in a budget trip, so you might notice we're just hitting the panini stands and pasta/pizza to-go shops a lot.

      Now I need some advice from seasoned travellers and Italian enthusiasts to know if our plan is possible, especially the museum/gallery trips and walking distances. Also, if you have some "YOU MUST DEFINITELY DO/SEE THIS..." advice, that would be awesome! By the way, we will be coming in by train from Venice and we're off to Cinque Terre after.

      Without further ado, here's our 2.5 day Florence itinerary:

      Florence (Day 1)

      • Arrive at train station
      • Check in at apartment
      • Lunch at Amorino Panino e Vino
      • Il Duomo di Firenze (Cupola, Campanile, Baptistery)
      • Dinner at I Due Fratellini
      • Buy wine from Enoteca Alessi
      • Lounge around Piazza della Signoria

      Florence (Day 2)

      • Galleria dell'Accademia
      • Tuscan Food Cooking Tour (starts 10am):

                - Historical food market in Florence

                - Tuscan countryside cooking lesson with chef

                  (arista, pizza, pasta, tiramisu, and gelato)

                - 4-course Tuscan lunch with Chianti wine

                - Receive a diploma, book and apron

      • Shop at Mercato San Lorenzo
      • Dinner at Sandwichic

      Florence (Day 3)

      • Galleria degli Uffizi (and its café terrace)
      • Lunch at Mangia Pizza Firenze
      • Cross the Ponte Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti

                - Galleria Palatina and Boboli Gardens

      • Walk along the river to Piazza Poggi
      • Enjoy the sunset at Piazzale Michelangiolo
      • Dinner at All'Antico Vinaio
      • Lounge around Piazza della Repubblica

      Florence (Day 4)

      • Train to Vernazza
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    • Livorno to Cinque Terre

      Livorno 22 hours ago

      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?

      2 Answers 22 hours ago
    • JessSmyth's Profile Photo

      Mugello Race

      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.

      Cheers!
      JS

      2 Answers Yesterday
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      Trains in Florence

      Florence May 2, 2015 at 10:31 PM

      Hello,

      Is it easy to get around Florence by train? By easy I mean do you have to reserve tickets or you can go to the station and buy your ticket cash? I want to be flexible.

      4 Answers Yesterday
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      Train or rental car or plane?

      Montecatini Terme Apr 26, 2015 at 2:03 PM

      I'm trying to find the quickest and cheapest way to get from Montecatini Terme, Italy to Nice France and then on to Paris.

       

      5 Answers Apr 27, 2015 at 12:33 AM
    • Florence and Pisa

      Florence Apr 17, 2015 at 2:01 AM

      Hi all, first of all I love this site, so helpful, thank you.

      I am on a cruise ship (first time) and docking nearish to Florence & Pisa. I am not into organised timed excursions, as I like to amble around and take my time. Is there a way to visit both these places independently of the cruise ship? Bus train etc? Also any recommendations? Thank you in advance x

      10 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 10:28 AM
    • Things to do

      Florence Apr 15, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      I will be in each of these cities for 2-3 days each. What are your must see, do, or try activities in each city? Thanks for your ideas!

      4 Answers Apr 24, 2015 at 6:24 PM
    • MATALON's Profile Photo

      one day in Florence

      Florence Apr 15, 2015 at 7:40 AM

      We shall be in Florence one day in mid June ' arriving withe train/
      We need all the best tips to orgenize this visit for the best !!
      Thanks.

      8 Answers Apr 16, 2015 at 2:04 AM
    • Beardedglass's Profile Photo

      Our 2.5 Day Itinerary in Florence (First timers - Need advice!)

      Florence Apr 14, 2015 at 7:14 PM

      Greetings dear travellers! Me and the wife are going to Florence (for the first time!) this summer. With so many things to see, eat, and do, I can't help but make a detailed itinerary. We're newlyweds and kind of in a budget trip, so you might notice we're just hitting the panini stands and pasta/pizza to-go shops a lot.

      Now I need some advice from seasoned travellers and Italian enthusiasts to know if our plan is possible, especially the museum/gallery trips and walking distances. Also, if you have some "YOU MUST DEFINITELY DO/SEE THIS..." advice, that would be awesome! By the way, we will be coming in by train from Venice and we're off to Cinque Terre after.

      Without further ado, here's our 2.5 day Florence itinerary:

      Florence (Day 1)

      • Arrive at train station
      • Check in at apartment
      • Lunch at Amorino Panino e Vino
      • Il Duomo di Firenze (Cupola, Campanile, Baptistery)
      • Dinner at I Due Fratellini
      • Buy wine from Enoteca Alessi
      • Lounge around Piazza della Signoria

      Florence (Day 2)

      • Galleria dell'Accademia
      • Tuscan Food Cooking Tour (starts 10am):

                - Historical food market in Florence

                - Tuscan countryside cooking lesson with chef

                  (arista, pizza, pasta, tiramisu, and gelato)

                - 4-course Tuscan lunch with Chianti wine

                - Receive a diploma, book and apron

      • Shop at Mercato San Lorenzo
      • Dinner at Sandwichic

      Florence (Day 3)

      • Galleria degli Uffizi (and its café terrace)
      • Lunch at Mangia Pizza Firenze
      • Cross the Ponte Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti

                - Galleria Palatina and Boboli Gardens

      • Walk along the river to Piazza Poggi
      • Enjoy the sunset at Piazzale Michelangiolo
      • Dinner at All'Antico Vinaio
      • Lounge around Piazza della Repubblica

      Florence (Day 4)

      • Train to Vernazza

      14 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 10:43 AM
    • Marble Shop in Carrara

      Carrara Apr 11, 2015 at 6:04 PM

      We visited a marble shop in Carrara many years ago when we were stationed in Naples, Italy (1990). The shop had a small cafe attached to it - and I remember the owners had a pet monkey that was on a leash which they chained to one of the chairs. Does anyone know what shop this is? If it still exists? Thanks.

      4 Answers Apr 11, 2015 at 6:43 PM
    • Giuseppe Zanotti shoes

      Florence Apr 11, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      Hello, I was wondering if Giuseppe Zanotti's store at The Factory Outlet is any good and how much are the discounts usually. Is it worth going?
      Thanks!

      1 Answer Apr 11, 2015 at 8:53 AM
    • AREA to stay in Elba

      Isola d' Elba Apr 9, 2015 at 4:25 AM

      Travelling to Elba with my Mum and Dad at the end of May, beginning of June.

      Due to the Bus time tables from Florence, we would be on Elba for 4nights.

      Ideally like to pick 1 hotel for the 4nights, and do day trips from that base.

      Tried to research the best area to stay in Elba, with no luck. Suggestions seem to be;

      Marina di Campo/ Porto Azzuro/ Cavoli.

      Obviously I need to narrow it down to 1.
      They are both 50yrs old, we would like to see all of the 'touristy' things that Elba has to offer, and also a couple of walks, and a beach.

      So in short, best AREA to stay in Elba.

      Thanks

    • Bicycle rental

      Montecatini Terme Apr 5, 2015 at 10:10 AM

      Is there any possibilities to rent bicycles in this town ?
      We shall stay for one week, at the Ambrosiano Hotel., between 10 - 17 of April.
      Thanks.

      1 Answer Apr 5, 2015 at 10:27 AM
    • getting around siena

      Siena Apr 3, 2015 at 4:39 AM

      hello everyone
      i will be in siena in a month and a half to study in the universita per stranieri di siena and i will be staying at the anghel residence in via paolo frajese 73 it is far from the uni that is in piazza carlo rosselli? can i take a bus from the residence to the uni?it will be my first time in italy thank you

      3 Answers Apr 3, 2015 at 5:43 AM
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      Advice for San Gimignano day trip from Florence

      Florence Mar 31, 2015 at 5:53 AM

      We would like to tour a winery in the San Gimignano area and have some time to visit the city. Does anyone have advice for a bus tour or private tour from Florence? I will not rent a car and travel there.

      27 Answers Apr 24, 2015 at 6:56 PM
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      Different bus from Amerigo Vespucci (airport) to Santa Maria Novella (train station)

      Florence Mar 30, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      I understand there is a bus named Volainbus that shuttles from the airport to the Florence train station every 1/2 hour for 6 euros one way. 1st question, how long is the 10 euro round trip ticket good after you validate it? 2nd question, is there a city bus that takes the same route for less? We went to Florence by train from Rome 2 years ago, so we are not familiar with the airport.

      4 Answers Apr 24, 2015 at 6:58 PM
    • Travel from Pienza to Chiusi

      Tuscany Mar 29, 2015 at 10:44 PM

      My wife and I must travel from Pienza to Chiusi so we may catch a train to Florence and on to Venice.
      We have been unable to find any bus or timetables.
      Can anyone help here?
      Thanks......don

      5 Answers Mar 30, 2015 at 3:21 PM
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      Ferry to Sardinia

      Livorno Mar 29, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      Hello folks,
      Checking option of ferry to Sardegna and back, this week-end.
      Staying in Florence.
      Will be greatful for any personal experience and tips.
      Thanks,
      Avi

      1 Answer Mar 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM
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      Eat and Drink

      Florence Mar 22, 2015 at 5:56 AM

      Except the crowded places that we have to visit, where can spend our eat and drink time, to live like locals to Florence?
      Staying is 2 nights.
      Tanks and Grazzie !

      5 Answers Mar 23, 2015 at 2:42 AM
    • Night Life

      Florence Mar 15, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      Hi guys! Im organising a group of young Irish Art and Law students to visit Florence for a week. Does anyone know of great clubs and pubs? They're interested in meeting Italiens and other travelers. Good drink deals, music and anything else! Or if there are any evening shows or performances on that would also be superb. Also if anyone knows of cheap but delicious restaurants that would be great, thanks!

      1 Answer Mar 16, 2015 at 12:42 PM
    • Day trips from Florence

      Florence Mar 13, 2015 at 9:39 PM

      What would your recommendations be for a day trip from Florence? I had originally considered Siena. However, others have suggested Pisa/Lucca or even Cinque Terre. We will be in Italy in April, so I do not know if the weather would be a factor for Cinque Terre.

      14 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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      Siena all day, or go to Monteriggioni?

      Monteriggioni Mar 10, 2015 at 5:45 AM

      We will be in Siena one day. Should we spend the whole day there, or should we take a side trip to Monteriggioni?
      Saremo in Siena un giorno. Dovremmo trascorrere l'intera giornata , o dovremmo fare una capatina a Monteriggioni ?

      5 Answers Mar 12, 2015 at 6:02 PM
    • Hotel areas

      Florence Mar 4, 2015 at 6:55 AM

      I were advised by friends to stay away from hotels which are near to the train stations in Italy, for the reason that most of the area are mostly the glitzy part of town. It is not suitable area for family.

      Just to confirmed and to ask for other traveller's observations. Have you observed the part of neighbourhood in which the hotel is in ?

      Is Hotel Bonaficio and Hotel Donatello in the such area ?

      Thanks so much for inputs

      5 Answers Mar 23, 2015 at 10:34 PM
    • Recommended hotels please

      Florence Mar 3, 2015 at 10:01 PM

      Hi

      we're planning to visit Florence somewhere in mid Oct this year. Looking for a hotel in a safe neighbourhood, 10-15 walk to SM train station, with safe in room and safe baggage storage. We're going out of town for another 2 nights before going back to Florence.

      Grazie

      4 Answers Mar 11, 2015 at 6:32 AM
    • Best option Livorno > Olbia

      Livorno Mar 3, 2015 at 7:19 PM

      What's the best way to get from Livorno, to Olbia Sardinia?

      6 Answers Mar 15, 2015 at 4:27 PM
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      Train or bus?

      San Gimignano 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
    • Florence to Siena

      Florence Feb 21, 2015 at 5:06 PM

      Late April trip. Headed out of Florence on a Saturday around 10:30am to Siena with an overnight in Gaiole in Chianti. Planning on a couple of wineries on the way to Gaiole, and a couple on the way Sunday from Gaiole to Siena. How long should we plan for a winery tour/tasting? Are they open on Sundays? Suggestions for a decent itinerary that includes a lunch at a winery each day? Thanks!

      2 Answers Feb 22, 2015 at 7:54 AM
    • Eating in Florence

      Florence Feb 20, 2015 at 5:12 PM

      My wife and I will be in Florence for three days in April, Any recommendations for restaurants would be greatly appreciated. Especially want to try Bistecca alla Fiorentina, also other local favorites. Price range is inexpenive to moderately expensive.

      4 Answers Feb 21, 2015 at 7:51 PM
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      Apartment in Florence

      Florence Feb 12, 2015 at 9:26 AM

      Hello, we are going to Florence in September and decided to stay in the apartment for the first time. We pre-booked "Boccaccio" on Via Benedetta. If anyone stayed there we would appreciate any information. Thank you.

      5 Answers Feb 13, 2015 at 3:30 PM
    • Montecatini Terme

      Tuscany Jan 30, 2015 at 6:52 AM

      How far is it from the town to the Montecatini Palace Hotel please?

      9 Answers Feb 1, 2015 at 1:36 AM
    • La sorgente de francesca.

      Fiesole Jan 29, 2015 at 11:56 AM

      How far is fiesole from la sorgente? What type of transport is there?

      2 Answers Jan 29, 2015 at 12:12 PM