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    • dinner party for 80

      Venice 8 hours ago

      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?

    • 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?

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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.

    • Coming to stay in Padova

      Padova Sep 24, 2016 at 7:34 AM

      Hi everyone, I am new here and I am not realy familiar with the "Protocol".
      Well, I am about to come to Padova and live there, as there is a job offered to me at the University. So, not knowing anything about the city, i would like to have some information, concerning a cheap place to stay for the first days, or the areas that are ok to rent a house. And of course, how much -approximately- is the rental cost of a small house with one room!

      Thanks anybody who will answer in advance


    • 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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      Blue Grotto

      Capri Oct 2, 2016 at 12:24 PM

      Is it possible to visit Blue Grotto in January?

    • 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?

    • Catania or Palermo?

      Sicilia 4 hours ago

      We recently obtained well priced flights to Sicily and I also had enough points to stay at the Sheraton in Catania for free for a week in Feb. My question is, is there enough to do in and around Catania for a week in Feb, given that beaches will be out of the question? are we better off in Palermo? Accomodation around Palermo seems very reasonable too so I don't mind opting out of my points booking as it is refundable and perhaps booking a place in Palermo if there is more to do and see for our family. Thanks!

    • Bride salon

      Gaeta 20 hours ago

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

    • 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?

    • 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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      Hotels in Sardegna

      Sardegna Sep 22, 2016 at 11:10 AM

      We just bought tickets for Sardegna next wednesday, we'll rent a car and drive around the island for more than a week. I haven't reserved any hotels yet, because I don't know for sure our intinerary.

      I usually use booking com, is there good internet connection or should I start reserving from home?

    • David Tomorrow?

      Florence 19 hours ago

      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,

    • Catania cruise port to city center

      Catania Sep 24, 2016 at 11:26 AM

      We will be in Catania in November in a cruise. Is the cruise port close to the center of Catania? Can we visit the Catania's main attractions by foot from the ship Harbour?

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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

    • 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...



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    • Bus/Trains to Sorrento from Matera

      Matera Mar 14, 2016 at 7:50 AM

      Would someone help me figure out the bus schedules from Matera to the train station in Potenza or Ferrandina? And which train to take. We need to be in Sorrento before darken March 24. I've tried to navigate the schedules, but don't know Italian. Thank you for any help you can give me.

      3 Answers Mar 19, 2016 at 9:52 AM
    • train from Matera to Bari

      Matera Feb 21, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      how many route are from Matera to Bari?
      and also i want the daily routes at May 2 2016

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2016 at 11:51 AM
    • Montenero di Bisaccia

      Montenero di Bisaccia Jul 17, 2014 at 5:23 PM

      I am thinking of moving to Montenero di Bisaccia from the US with my family. Do you think it would be a good place to raise a family and are there a lot of services.

      Thank you

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM
    • Lecce to Matera for a day trip

      Matera Mar 2, 2014 at 7:41 AM

      Is it possible to take a day trip to Matera from Lecce using public transportation--either train or bus.

      4 Answers Mar 2, 2014 at 10:11 AM
    • excursions from Bari

      Matera Feb 24, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      matera or alberobello?

      2 Answers Feb 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM
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      Brindisi or Porte Cesareo?

      Basilicata Jan 27, 2014 at 5:30 AM

      Our coming holiday I would like to spend exploring "the heel" and geografically both Brindisi and Porto Cesareo suit well for short rides everyday. But my children (teenagers) are very specific about the beach. To be more specific, the sea. They like when you can snork. The water should be clear and there are should be some species to watch (no matter fish or crab), they also don't like it when it is shallow for quite a long time ( as it is along Venice Rivierra). Could you please help me with a choice?

      3 Answers Jul 16, 2015 at 11:55 PM
    • Roads from Sorrento to Matera

      Matera Nov 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      We would like to drive from Sorrento to Matera in mid April and spend 2 nights there. How are the roads driving there and in Matera?
      I am becoming somewhat anxious hearing about the driving in Italy.
      Thanks for your help.

      5 Answers Nov 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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      driving to Matera

      Matera May 6, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      Is it realistic to drive from Sorrento to Matera? How long would it take to drive.? There are 3 of us so we thought it might be more economical and time efficient to drive and see the sites along the way. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Will be there end of May. Thanks

      7 Answers May 12, 2013 at 6:44 AM
    • Travel directions

      Matera May 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      What is the best method of travel from Matera Italy to Naples Italy, and what if I want to travel on a Sunday.

      3 Answers May 13, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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      Matera hotels?

      Matera Aug 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM

      Are you familiar with Matera? We may be in the city for 2 nights to do some photo-shooting, and I'd like to know what hotels you can recommend that have cave bedrooms and spectacular views of the town (I'm cheating on a couple of the photos, to shoot them from my bedroom window!). I don't mind if it's pricey, but it has to be worth the cost. I'm leaning toward the Hotel Sassi, and recent reviews of the place are favorable.

      1 Answer Aug 25, 2011 at 10:30 PM
    • How to get from Matera to Lamezia Terme Airport?

      Basilicata Jul 21, 2010 at 12:28 PM

      Are there trains or buses that will take me to Lamezia from Matera?
      I know that there is a train from Bari but getting from Bari to Lamezia Terme airport is a nightmare.

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM
    • Buses from Potenza to Matera

      Basilicata Jul 16, 2010 at 11:56 PM


      Is there anyone who knows the latest bus timetable from Salerno or Potenza to Matera?


      7 Answers Jul 17, 2010 at 3:04 AM
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      Traveling to Anzi

      Basilicata Apr 20, 2010 at 4:29 PM

      Is there any public transportation between Potenza and Anzi ? How frequent is it ? How expensive is it. Any info on the towns and area will be greatly appreciated.

      3 Answers Apr 27, 2010 at 3:17 AM
    • transport from Sorrento to Matera

      Matera Jul 31, 2008 at 4:11 AM

      I am going to Sorrento and then want to go onto Matera - are there regular buses to matera or trains to near Matera?? Most of the inforamtion is from Puglia side

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2008 at 10:16 AM
    • Going from Matera to Milan?

      Matera Aug 29, 2007 at 12:51 PM

      Does anyone know if all the trains you book for night travel automatically include sleeping quarters? Is there anyone who can give me some good advice on traveling by train. It appears there is more than one company, and prices vary.

      15 Answers Sep 14, 2007 at 8:52 PM
    • Traveling at Thanksgiving to Potenza

      Potenza Aug 13, 2007 at 9:26 AM

      We are hoping to visit our ancestral hometowns in Potenza during Thanksgiving week, Nov. 17-24. We're been to Italy many times but never to this region. Any advice for hotels, restaurants and must-see spots. Thanks for any information.

    • Maratea and santavenere hotel

      Maratea Jul 6, 2007 at 2:19 PM

      I was hoping that someone would place some info on Maratea but nothing yet. Also I looked up Hotel Santavenere and the rates that come up show1,500-$3,000 per night???Can this be true??Any help is appreciated--Thanks-Gene

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2007 at 4:35 PM
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      Getting to Calitri?

      Calitri May 13, 2007 at 3:59 PM

      Does anyone have any good advice on getting to Calitri? Either from Avellion or elsewhere? I'd like to visit the town for the day, and try to see some of Avellino that same day, if possible. Are there buses or anything local that could get me to Calitri without having a car? Thanks!

      1 Answer May 20, 2007 at 8:32 PM
    • Hotels in Old Town

      Maratea Jan 3, 2007 at 8:47 PM

      We are looking for accommodation in Maratea but with all the little communities it is difficult to get a good understanding of the area and how far apart things are. We want something atmospheric and not too expensive. The Old Town sounds like what we are after, but is it far from the beach? An apartment with two double bedrooms or a bed & breakfast would be great or a hotel (assuming not too expensive). All the websites I've found so far are for accomodation which appear to be quite some distance from the Old Town and/or requires a car. Do you have any suggestions?

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2007 at 3:15 AM
    • need info on area in general

      Maratea Jun 26, 2006 at 10:43 AM

      Is there someone who is real familiar with the Maratea area. Are there restaurants in other than hotesl and is there a piazza in town with a few shops and restaurants. If not does any one know the closest decent size city near Maratea.Also is it easier to fly into Naples or Lamezia Terme in Calabria-How about the Santavenere hotel? Anyone know anything about that--Thanks for your help-Gene

      1 Answer Jul 12, 2006 at 2:17 PM
    • Naples to Avigliano

      Basilicata Feb 11, 2006 at 12:10 PM

      Io e mio marito want to take a trip to see where our families were from and then spend some time at/near the Amalfi Coast. This will probably be our only trip to Italy in this lifetime and we only have 2 weeks. His family is near Avellino and mine is Avigliano/Potenza. Anyone know the best way for me to get from Naples to Avigliano (by way of Avellino) and about how long it will take? Is there actually much reason to stay in either town or will this most likely be drive in, look around and drive on to the next "hometown"?

      Thanks for any help!

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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      Transport from Alberobello to Matera?

      Matera May 9, 2005 at 1:46 AM

      Now I give up.
      All those different compagnies running the trains and busses give me headache.
      IsnĀ“t there one page where it is possible to find out about all traffic in Italy?

      Well, I want to find out if busline between Alberobello and Matera? What compagny run it, and how often?

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      New Year in Basilicata

      Basilicata Nov 28, 2004 at 12:11 AM

      Well-travelled as I am, I've never visited Basilicata. Shame for an Italian, so I intend to spend next NYE in there with my Finnish girlfriend. Any advice on "hidden" places to see would be dearly appreciated. I speak Italian and will be driving. A presto, grazie, The Baron

      2 Answers Nov 29, 2005 at 5:30 AM
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      Travel to and 'after' Matera

      Matera Nov 20, 2004 at 5:07 PM

      Hello, Probably I'll visit Italy (Matera and Grotole) for this year's Christmas. I'll spend there about one week. My questions are in the field 'How to reach... .': I can fly to Milan or Rome. Can you help me - where it is easier to reach Matera? Is it better by train, or, probably busses are more convenient? After that I have to leave for Grotole. How is the public transport? Do you think I'll manage knowing almost any Italian? Thanks for your help, and greetings from Bulgaria. You are welcome if you are coming here. Have a nice day, Lillyia

      2 Answers Nov 21, 2004 at 12:50 AM
    • recommendations

      Basilicata Jun 28, 2004 at 11:17 AM

      Hello all, I have 3 questions for those more knowledgeable than I am: 1) :?: why is it that most Anglo-saxons hardly ever mention Basilicata/Calabria in forums etc. and expats too,even Brits, seem to avoid these areas in relocation? 2) :?: I am planning a visit there and would like to know which communes-towns are badly impacted by depopulation & out-migration of young locals, and if you think that a westerner might be welcome (or feel comfortable) to spend a few months there 3) :?: which coastal towns in Basilicata (both sides)and which on the Ionic side of Calabria north of Crotone have the loveliest sandy beaches? or the nicest to stay in for a while?

      2 Answers Feb 23, 2005 at 7:23 AM
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      ho bisogno dell'informazione

      Basilicata Dec 20, 2002 at 5:49 AM

      sono uno studente in america e devo fare un progetto della Basilicata, ma non posso trovare l'informazione. Se vive li o se non ha mai viaggiato in Basilicata, per favore...dammi l'informazione!!!! grazie...ciao English: I am an italian student in the US and must do a project on Basilicata. If you live there or have ever been there...please...give me information. thanks. bye!

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2003 at 3:34 AM