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    • BH2011's Profile Photo

      Getting to Naples airport

      Naples Feb 10, 2017 at 2:07 PM

      I just realized that our flight leaving Naples is at 6:45am. I've booked a hotel that's a 12 minute drive from the airport, but we won't be driving. How's the cab situation during that time of the day? We will be staying at the B&B Milionaria. Thanks!

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      Vespa rentals

      Siena Feb 4, 2017 at 6:38 AM

      We want to rent vespas while in Siena. Found a company that will bring them to our hotel. Is it best to do this with a tour, or would we be good to head out without a guide?

    • restaurant after opera?

      Naples Jan 25, 2017 at 4:21 AM

      During our visit to Napoli in the end of April, we'll see "La Traviata" at the Opera, it starts at 20:00, so won't be over until at least 23.00. Fortunately it's a Saturday.
      Who knows of a (nice) restaurant nearby that still serves food that late?

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      3 nights in Northern Italy

      Verona Jan 24, 2017 at 12:38 PM

      Hi folks....
      Im planning on staying 3 nights in the northern Italy...... Milan and Verona.... Which city do you recommend for 2 of those 3 nights??

      Thanks for your thoughts.

    • bus or train

      Sicilia 14 hours ago

      will be in Sicily end of May into first week of June, no car. best way to see Caltagirone, Enna and Segesta? staying in Palermo, Siracusa and Catania. this is the third time I am requesting this info, but nobody has replied, is Rosata no longer contributing? So sorry site is closing, last trip in '15 members were very, very helpful!

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      Vespa rental in Siena

      Italy Jan 24, 2017 at 7:41 PM

      We are headed to Siena for 3 nights and thought it would be fun to rent Vespas for a day to explore. Thoughts on this.....none of us have ever driven/ridden a Vespa. If we do this and not being part of tour, is that advisable? I think it could be a fun adventure, but are we biting off more than we can chew?

    • Reliable opening and closing times for sites in Ortygia and Siracusa

      Taormina Jan 28, 2017 at 10:57 AM

      I am trying to find reliable opening and closing times for tourist attractions nicely listed and described on this site for Ortygia and Siracusa for Easter weekend (04/14-04/18). Does any website have this info as I could not locate it anywhere?

      I am so sorry that this site will close.... I hope that the existing content will not be removed..

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      Pope audience

      Rome Feb 6, 2017 at 7:58 AM

      I got tickets for Wednesday, Pope audience but I don't know what to expect. Any advice on that experience. Also, what's a good location for hotel- walking around. Thank you.

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      How many days?

      Florence Feb 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM

      We are planning on a trip to Rome and Florence for 7 days total. I've been to Rome and think we need 4 days to get the best experience, but that leaves 3 days for Florence. Is that enough? One of us want to see Florence above all cities in Italy (not me, I want to see Rome). Thanks!

    • Rome and Venice

      Rome Feb 2, 2017 at 4:51 AM

      me and my wife planning to visit 2 days rome and 2 days venice in march, can somebody help me how to organise things so i can visit important places.
      i want to know how to travel from Campiano airport to Via Felice Grossi Gondi, 87, 00162( that's where my hotel is)
      Also in venice what's best way to go back to airport from Via Felice Grossi Gondi, 87, 00162. I mean taxi or any shuttle buses.
      how to cover venice attractions in a day, what I can see?

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      Where to stay in Venice

      Venice Feb 6, 2017 at 7:53 AM

      Any advice appreciated. Flying into Venice -where to stay for two nights ? how is transportation from there to Rome? is easy to walk around to see the city of Venice? Thank you - Thank you.

    • Flea Markets

      Venice Feb 1, 2017 at 4:22 PM

      Does anyone have a good scoop on locations of flea markets in Venice and which day they are held? Rome too!


      You can respond to also!

    • Luggage Room at the Assisi train station

      by HK_Solo Online Now Aug 11, 2016 at 3:56 AM

      Hello, I will be coming from Rome to Assisi for a one day trip. Does anyone know if there is luggage room (and what is the charge and their service hours) at the Assisi train station so that I can check my bag before boarding the bus to the city centre? Thank you.

      2 Answers Aug 14, 2016 at 7:21 PM
    • Transportation

      by Alsbina Online Now Sep 30, 2015 at 8:21 AM

      I am looking for the options/time of getting from Assisi to the Florence airport. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I prefer not to rent a vehicle so bus/train information would be ideal.
      Thank you in adnvance,

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2015 at 10:32 PM
    • transportation

      by maganda2015 Online Now Sep 14, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      Which mode of transportation is best in Assisi? How about Cascia?

      45 Answers Sep 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM
    • place for meditation

      by Beverlz Online Now Jun 1, 2015 at 6:58 AM

      Is there a fairly private, quiet place where a group could meditate for 30 minutes?

      6 Answers Jun 2, 2015 at 11:54 AM
    • Map of Bus routes in Assisi?

      by DaneH Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 7:20 AM

      I will be staying in Casa Papa Giovanni for 2 nights. Does a bus route have a stop nearby?

      2 Answers Apr 25, 2015 at 10:34 PM
    • Best location for hotel

      by eiram55 Online Now Feb 5, 2015 at 4:04 PM

      I will travel from Rome to Assisi (and return) for a 2-day stay. I will go via train and have no car rental. How do I get around everywhere? I will start by trying to get a hotel close to the station. If not possible, is there bus service with frequent stops so as to arrive close to a hotel destination?

      7 Answers Feb 7, 2015 at 7:11 PM
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      Opening hours for churches

      by agathi Online Now Jan 21, 2015 at 2:12 PM

      Dear friends hallo again. Since we will be visiting Assisi as well, for a day trip, we would like to visit some of the churches. But, unfortunately, we don't have any luck at finding the exact opening hours for some of them. And when we find them at some sites they don't seem to match one info with the other. So, in short, any help upon this would be mostly appreciated. The churches are:
      1. Eremo delle Carceri
      2. Tiempo di Minerva
      3. Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
      4. New Church
      5. Oratorio dei pellegrini
      7. San Pietro
      8. Parish of Santa Maria Maggiore
      9. Church of santo Stefano
      10. Santa Maria delle Rose

      Thanks again for your precious help.

      12 Answers Feb 22, 2015 at 2:43 PM
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      Walking in Umbria

      by peekenjoo Online Now Jul 2, 2014 at 5:18 AM

      Hi all, I plan a walking trip in the region of Assisi (Perugia, Spello, Spoleto). This is the first time I want to taking a "walking" holiday… Does any one have tips for planning? Where can I find good maps for walking tours? Google maps permits me to set the itinerary using normal roads, but i was hoping to use smaller paths and trails. Any advise is welcome! Thanks!

      11 Answers Oct 1, 2014 at 5:52 AM
    • Rome, Florence and Assisi in 4 days

      by Marygrace1102 Online Now May 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM

      My husband and I will be visiting Italy the very first time this coming July 10-14 before embarkation to our cruise. We want to maximize our trip that's why we are planning to visit Florence for a day, another day in assisi, and the rest is Rome. We will appreciate any suggestions on how we could do all these. places to visit and how to travel there. Thank you.
      Mary Grace

      27 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 11:32 PM
    • luggage storage

      by tonyarohr Online Now Mar 10, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      Are there lockers or storage options at the Assisi train station or bus station for people who are visiting Assisi for the day?

      4 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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      by Yatton Online Now Nov 1, 2013 at 4:30 AM

      Hi Has anyone stayed at the Casa Papa Giovanni? Thinking of staying there next year and would like some pics and advice whether it is accessable by bus from the train station in Assisi?

      5 Answers Nov 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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      Assisi on November 1st

      by ddevronn Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 6:55 AM

      We were planning on going to Assisi from Rome on the 1st of November, then in the evening going over to Florence. However I have just noticed that November 1st is All Saints Day. Would this change anything? Will places be closed? Will there be too much of a crowd? Also is a day enough for Assisi?

      13 Answers Oct 10, 2013 at 4:18 AM
    • Bus travel from Assisi to Siena

      by cmc12 Online Now Oct 5, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      I had seen a bus from Santa Maria Degli to Siena leaving mid morning but I can no longer find it on bus schedules, Is anyone aware of direct bus travel on Fridays?

      8 Answers Oct 5, 2013 at 12:29 PM
    • Proper clothing for the season

      by bakergirl Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      Traveling to assisi the 20th of September. This question would be more for the women of the group. Undecided what to pack, short sleeves, long sleeves, sweaters, pants, dresses, coats, hot, cold, fall? I realize it is in the mountains but will be traveling also to Florence and Rome the following week. HELP!

      3 Answers Aug 25, 2013 at 4:37 AM
    • Lavendar Products from Assisi

      by jacolt Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      I recently travelled to Assisi, Italy and cannot remember the name of a shop near Santa Chiara (on the way to the church) that sold beautiful Lavendar products. I did purchase some things but would like to order more. Can you tell me the name and contact info for that shop?

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2013 at 6:20 AM
    • Roman Forum

      by qbnchick1 Online Now Jun 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      I can't seem to find what the admission price is. The closest I have found is the word "charge." Does anyone know?


      5 Answers Jun 30, 2013 at 6:20 AM
    • transport from Rome airport to Assisi

      by gladys2312003 Online Now Jun 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      what is the simple and easy way to get to Assisi from Rome airport

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2013 at 12:13 PM
    • Day trip to Assis from Termini

      by nev38 Online Now May 24, 2013 at 11:55 PM

      Hi, I will be on a 5 days visit to Rome. I wanted to make a day trip to Assisi, would like to get some information about the same. Can i go to Assisi from Termini on a train or are there daily buses plying on that route? What would be the distances? Kindly advice.

      4 Answers May 25, 2013 at 9:53 AM
    • tickets for Calendimaggio

      by zorgon808 Online Now Nov 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      We want to attend the 3 days of the Calendimaggio on May 2,3 and 4 of 2013. How can I get tickets for the 3 days in advance?

      3 Answers Nov 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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      Train pass from Assisi to Rome?

      by jmsgirl Online Now May 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM


      My family is looking to move to Italy for a year or so so my husband can study at a university in Rome. We really want to live in Assisi and are considering our options. We know that there is a monthly train pass that covers 65kms around Rome for 63E, but is there a monthly train pass that would include the commute from Assisi to Rome?

      Thank you for your time!

      1 Answer May 3, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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      Any bus from assisi to l'aquila

      by scottysgirl2 Online Now Aug 4, 2011 at 4:43 AM

      Hello, I will be staying in assisi for two nights, mid october this year, I will head down to l'aquila from there. Anyone know if there is a bus from assisi to l'aquila?
      Thank you, Scottysgirl2

      4 Answers Aug 11, 2011 at 9:23 AM
    • Horseback Riding?

      by justjess Online Now Feb 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM

      I'm traveling alone to Assisi for three days at the beginning of April and one thing I heard mentioned that sounded wonderful was horseback riding up through the umbrian hills, perhaps to one of the old monestaries or just to see some great views. I've tried to look for places that offer horseback riding but am having a hard time. I've seen a couple that are kind of far outside of assisi (a 20-30 minute drive) and offer trips to their guests, but i'm staying in the heart of assisi and was hoping to find a tour / ride that leaves from the city proper or just outside. any ideas??

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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      Request info regarding this statue / sculpture

      by basstbn Online Now Feb 6, 2011 at 1:37 PM

      I recently posted a photo to my flickr photo stream of the very striking, modern-looking statue on the lawn in front of the upper level of the Basilica di San Francesco. It appears to be a knight (Crusader?) on horse back and can be seen at:

      I've been searching the net for further information regarding this work. Can any of my VT friends help me out? Grazie

      5 Answers Feb 6, 2011 at 2:52 PM
    • Celebration of Pardon

      by msiabackpacker Online Now Jul 8, 2010 at 6:38 PM

      I will be in Assisi on the 2nd of August.
      I have been reading online that the Celebration of Pardon is held in the Basilica Santa Maria Degli Angeli on that day. Is it a big celebration that will draw huge crowds?


      3 Answers Jul 9, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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      Any Cheese tours or Cheese tasting shops in Assisi area?

      by jmsgirl Online Now May 25, 2010 at 9:43 AM

      My fiance LOVES CHEESE!!! We are going to Assisi for part of our honeymoon and I would really like to surprise him by taking him on a cheese tasting tour or to a restaurant/store that allows cheese tasting.

      Do you have any ideas?

      Thank you!!

      1 Answer May 25, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    • Train schedule to Assisi

      by Olde_Gaffer Online Now May 24, 2010 at 6:47 PM

      We plan to go to Assisi from Ancona but the Trenitalia online schedule only shows two trains from Foligno/day - 1 at 15:15 at 1 at 21:54. I don't want to spend hours waiting in Foligno for a 10 minute ride to Assisi. Should I plan to catch a taxi or is the schedule inaccurate?

      2 Answers May 24, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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      Firenze - Assissi ... or Firenze - Perugia

      by nomad7890 Online Now May 21, 2010 at 2:21 PM

      What is the best way to pre-purchase a ticket from Firenze to Assisi before leaving the US?

      I have a few days after Euromeet and I will be coming back to the US from Munich. I thought I could run down and stay a few days in Firenze (Florence), and take a side trip to Assisi, which appears to be around three hours away.

      I tried test purchasing a ticket from Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato, and got back 'solution not purchaseable'.

      It looks like I can book Munich to Firenze using the Die Bahn site. I want to keep to rail in case the volcano acts up.

      What is the best way to buy the ticket from Firenze to Assisi?

      I know this next question depends on my taste - but would you do Firenze - Assisi, or Firenze - Perugia?

      8 Answers May 22, 2010 at 1:04 AM
    • Rome airport (FCO) to Assisi

      by bkd13 Online Now May 6, 2010 at 8:12 AM

      I've read some differing opinions on the best way to get from Rome to Assisi. One suggestion was to NOT take the train into Rome and then out from there, instead going straight out on the train to Orte. Having never been to Italy at all, I have no idea but I'm looking for the simplest way.
      All advice is appreciated.

      2 Answers May 6, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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      Assisi to Go or Not to Go

      by coconutwireless Online Now Jan 31, 2010 at 9:47 PM

      We have only two days (three nights) in Perugia and I would like some reasons why one of those days should be spent on the train to travel to Assisi.
      I am not religious and I have see some fabulous cathedrals etc. in the past.

      traveling with Aloha
      the coconut wireless

      11 Answers Jan 25, 2012 at 5:42 PM
    • Need complete telephone number for the Grand Hotel Assisi

      by drronh Online Now Jan 28, 2010 at 7:03 AM

      I will be traveling to Assisi in May, and need to make a reservation at the Grand Hotel Assisi. Their on-line booking is not working, and I cannot get a reply to any email. The telephone number is 39 075 8150, but I think there are missing digits, as my phone call from the US is not going through.

      Can anyone help me find the complete phone number to call the hotel?

      20 Answers Feb 5, 2010 at 1:38 PM