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    • Travel to Montefalco

      Rome Oct 18, 2016 at 5:17 AM

      We will be staying in Rome for a couple of days without a car. We will then be renting a car to drive to Montefalco. Is it easier to rent and drive from Tuburtina rail station or the airport?

    • dinner party for 80

      Venice Oct 21, 2016 at 2:25 AM

      I need to arrange a dinner for 80 people during the Venice Biennale next year and would like a modern upmarket restaurant preferable with views, any suggestions?

    • Bus schedule

      Florence Oct 8, 2016 at 12:49 AM

      How late at night does bus number 17 run from the city center? I need to get from there to a hostel at midnight

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      Soccer game in the first days of November.

      Rome Oct 7, 2016 at 11:40 AM

      Interested in going to see a soccer game in Rome between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4. Doesn't have to be First Division game; we'd just like to get the flavor of the local fans.

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      Blue Grotto

      Capri Oct 2, 2016 at 12:24 PM

      Is it possible to visit Blue Grotto in January?

    • Recommendations for restaurant (evening)

      Italy Oct 22, 2016 at 1:12 PM

      I'd like to receive suggestions for an italian-style restaurant in Rome near "the Termini" for the evening of Tuesday November 1st; price range 20-25Euros per person. Thank you for your help

    • Travelling to Cinque Terre

      Riomaggiore Oct 18, 2016 at 1:29 AM

      Me and my 2 friends are travelling to Cinque Terre from 28th Oct till 31st Oct 2016. We are using Riomaggiore as our home base. Since all our bookings are done, I would like to be prepared for our stay. Do you think Cinque Terre (Restaurants, Hotels, Pubs, hiking trails etc.) will be partially closed during our stay given its an off season? also, will it rain a lot or will I face bad weather? I would really love to enjoy the sea view but I am Little worried about the weather. I understand none can predict climatic changes but your answers would really help me.


    • Florence at Christmas

      Florence Oct 15, 2016 at 8:23 AM

      We are considering a visit to Florence from December 26 to Jan 1. This wil not be our first visit, but the first time spending a full week there. Any suggestions for activities? Any special holiday events? Should the weather be good enough for touring?

    • Bus Timetable

      Siracusa Sep 26, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      Where can I get a timetable in English for buses from Catania to Siracusa and back for Sunday 9th October 2016?

    • Bride salon

      Gaeta Oct 20, 2016 at 2:24 PM

      Hello everybody!!
      Are there some bride salons in Gaeta? And where are they?

    • Night taxi milan

      Milan Oct 15, 2016 at 2:57 AM

      Staying on Corso Buenos Aires 30, i want to get to central station at 4:00 am and been advised that walking at that time is not safe. Any night taxi stands, or online taxi booking ? ( I don't have local phone, but have Wifi) . Thank you.

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      Bus to Salerno

      Positano Oct 4, 2016 at 10:23 AM

      Have booked a 9:52am train from Salerno and am staying in Positano. Should we be able to make it using the buses or would it be wiser to spend the night before in Salerno?

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      Rome to Positano

      Italy Oct 3, 2016 at 5:35 PM

      What is the best way to travel to Positano from Rome? We need to leave in the afternoon in order to see Wednesday mass. Looking at high speed train to Salerno to avoid lots of changes, but not sure how difficult it will be to finish the journey on to Positano.

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      Milan to Paris with TGV

      Milan Oct 1, 2016 at 9:55 PM

      Direct Trip from Milan to Paris with TGV in January has a nice landscape?

    • Naples Attractions

      Italy Sep 27, 2016 at 2:21 PM

      We will be in Naples for a day in early November as part of a cruise. Which sites or landmarks should we visit in priority in the center of the city (we went to Pompei and Almafitana coast in the past)? Is it worthwhile to take a sightseeing bus Hop on Hop off Tour ? Is there any concern for safety in the old town of Naples?

      Thank you for your comments.

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      East/West Coast??

      Italy Oct 23, 2016 at 5:32 AM

      Where would you suggest we could stay for a month Jan/Feb next year, in a beautiful town where we can enjoy day trips out .....and soak up the Italian culture! Must be on the coastline.....where it will be a milder winter! Kind thanks, appreciated.

    • David Tomorrow?

      Florence Oct 20, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      We only have tomorrow afternoon (Oct. 21) and night in Florence before we fly out Saturday morning. I really want to see the statue David but I hear that the lines are always long unless you're on a tour. Will I be able to get into a tour that lasts just an hour or 2 if I don't get there until noon or shortly after tomorrow? What is the best way to set something up? (We do not have a phone here....)

      We plan to stay in an Airbnb apartment in Pont Vecchio. I would really appreciate your help with this as I don't want to spend our limited time waiting in line to see the exhibit. Also, do you have any other things that are nearby that would be quick and easy to see?

      Many thanks in advance!

    • Venice to San gim to Rome

      San Gimignano Oct 8, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      Hi, trying to figure out best way to do the rental car...should I train to Florence and rent a car there, or pick up the car in Venice and drive to s gim? Sounds like the drive isn't particularly scenic. And at the end of the week in San gim, we will be heading to Rome. I know not to drive there, so should I return the car in Florence, Siena, Orvieto, or Rome airport? We could take train from Florence, Siena or Orvieto. Thanks in advance,

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      im thinking of going to Treviso

      Treviso Oct 14, 2016 at 3:49 AM

      I might go to Treviso for new year as there is a rockabilly show on. how far is venice Treviso airport from Treviso and what are the costs of hotels etc.
      thank you fellow vt'ers in advance

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      Via Francigena San Gimignano to Siena

      Tuscany Oct 5, 2016 at 2:16 PM


      I have 4 days in Tuscanny in mid october and I was thinking about doing part of the Via Francigena, more specifically San Gimignano to Siena, or Ponte d'arbia to San Quirico. I like to take photos so which one of these would be nicest in fall. Or any other 3 day walks recommended in fall in that area? From what I have read its quite feasible to do it alone as it is quite well marked and with signs, but I find very little information about doing it alone, mostly tours. I am planning on taking the bus to San Gimignano and starting the next morning, does that sounds ok?

      Warm regards
      Tore Skobba

    • Amalfi base in early April

      Sorrento Oct 18, 2016 at 4:57 PM


      My fiance and I are planning out the details of our honeymoon, and will have 4 nights (2 full days, 2 partial days) to spend in the Amalfi region in the beginning of April. We will head there from Rome, and need to go back to Rome at the end of our last day for our flight home.

      I've done a lot of research and I can't decide on the best city in the region to base ourselves; I'd appreciate some help in making that decisions. I am aware that it is low season and some hotels will be closed and the buses/ferries will be more limited.

      Things that we want to do/see (hopefully with fairly easy transport from our base) -
      - Pompeii
      - coastal views, hiking, +/- horseback riding if we can find somewhere reasonably priced and the weather cooperates
      - possibly Paestum (both ruins and mozzarella) - if we have time, not super high on the priority list
      - not sure about Capri, leaning against it

      Things we are less interested in -
      - shopping, souvenir shops
      - beach time (not the time of a year, not a priority)
      - high-end tourism/restaurants/bars
      - Naples

      Any pointers on where we should use as a homebase and how to spend our days with these things in mind? Sorrento is what I've heard is the easiest base, but I've also been reading about some of the smaller towns being potential options (Vietri Sul Mare near Salerno, others) - what is the best choice given time of year and ease of transport?

    • Advice on must see places of Sardinia?

      Sardegna Oct 9, 2016 at 7:42 AM

      We've booked 5 nights on the island of Sardinia and hoping to get some ideas on recommended areas to stay/visit? I feel that the island itself might be too large to choose anywhere to stay and then venture out each day. Thanks!

    • Trenitalia Question

      Italy Oct 19, 2016 at 4:33 AM

      Hi All,

      I am trying to book a trip from Venice to Malpansa Airport on 13th January but cant seem to book on the Trenitalia website.. The furthest in advance I can get tickets for this trip is early December. Does anyone know why this is or when tickets might be released for my date?

      I have been able to book other train trips through Italy in January just not this one...


    • saturation

      Trentino-Alto Adige Oct 12, 2016 at 3:25 AM

      What's the overrunness like in the Brenta / Adamello area compared to the Tre Cime / Cortina d'Ampezzo area?
      I'd hope it to be a little bit better but it's the one area I've never been to.

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      Park & Ride Naples?

      Naples Sep 29, 2016 at 11:10 AM

      We are planning to stay outside of Naples, and then drive part way in when we need to. Is there a good place to park where we can then easily catch a bus or metro further into the centre?

    • 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?

      21 Answers Feb 5, 2010 at 1:38 PM