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    • Cooking classes in Italy

      Italy Nov 26, 2016 at 5:31 PM

      We are planning a trip to Italy in early May. Can anyone recommend a one-day cooking class in Tuscany that would include shopping, cooking, eating...and, of course, wine?

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    • Shopping hours

      Siracusa Nov 13, 2016 at 2:00 AM

      We will be in Siracusa next week and would like to do some clothes shopping. Can somebody please tell me what are the general opening hours for shops?

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    • boats to Sorrento?

      Naples Yesterday

      Are there any boats (public or commercial) that cover the stretch from Naples to Sorrento?

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      Using a public transport to get from Milan center to 'Museo Storico Alfa Romeo' in Arese.

      Milan Yesterday

      Hello.

      On Dec. 13-15d. I'm planning to visit Milan. One of the main museums I'd like to visit is Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese region. According to giromilano.atm.it's journey planner, I should take the M1 metro and then at the nearby Rho rail station, I should catch a 561 line bus and then get off at the Via Aldo Moro street, with a few hundred metres left to reach my destination.

      My question is: if I buy a 2-day ATM ticket (which cost 8.25 €), does it still mean it's valid around Arese area or is it only around Milan center (in other words: will I have to buy additional bus tickets to get there)?

      Thanks in advance

       

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    • station facilities

      Arezzo Dec 2, 2016 at 4:32 AM

      we will catch a train to Rome at 1pm on Easter Sunday 2017

      is there a cafe and will it and other facilities be open?

      thank you

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    • Colosseum Tickets/Tour

      Rome Nov 15, 2016 at 10:49 PM

      Hi All,

      I am hoping for a recommendation for a tour company to book with to take a tour of the Colosseum(inc underground and third ring)?

      It seems the recommended "official" ticket website coopculture.it sells tickets online which are only valid until the 31st December- we would like to book for the 9th Jan.

      Any suggestions??

      Thanks in Advance

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    • Romantic restaurant in Rome

      Rome Nov 14, 2016 at 3:22 PM

      Hello everybody.
      I will travel to Rome with my family next month. It is my first time in Rome, and I would like to find a really nice restaurant, not too expensive, to celebrate my birthday. Any suggestions will be wellcome.

      Our hotel is near Teatro dell´Opera.

      Thanks in advance.

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      bar opening times

      Treviso 7 hours ago

      Hi vt'ers

      I am off to Treviso on the 29th December for new year and all the bars seem to say open for lunch 12 -3 then dinner 7 til late, does this mean that I will not be able to get a drink between 3 and 7 times and will the bars actually shut in the afternoon.

      cheers in advance

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    • Need help planning itinerary to ischia and another area/ country

      Ischia Porto Nov 27, 2016 at 4:20 PM

      Traveling for 7 total days- looking to make my mother in laws wish come true to travel to ischia however realize not too much to do there so will put 3 days aside for there need another destination that would be convenient and worthwhile for another 2-3 days stay. Please advise will be traveling with total of 8 adults
      thank you so much!!
      Dana

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      A traditional italian restaurant in the Old Town of Milan suitable for New Year's Eve Dinner for 2

      Milan Nov 6, 2016 at 8:31 AM

      Could someone possibly recommend a nice mid priced place to celebrate the last evening of 2016? We both love italian quisine, good wines and we would like to be close to the New Years celebrations. Thanks!

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      may 1 and train travel to and from civitavecchia

      Rome 9 hours ago

      will be in port in civitavecchia may 1. wanting to get to rome to tour on our own using the rick steves "heart of rome walk" as a guide. the best and least expensive option is for us to take the train in to rome and then use the metro and walking as a way to accomplish just a bit of sight seeing. my question: is using the train/ metro a viable option on this holiday day or should we spend way more money and use the ship's transport in to rome (which guarantees we will arrive back at the ship for departure). we will be in port for about 10 hrs and i realize it takes an hour or more to get in to the city from civitavecchia. opinions? we know most all the big tourist spots are closed this day.

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      On a budget

      Italy Dec 2, 2016 at 9:03 AM

      On a budget in Venice any tips??

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      Venice to Croatia

      Venice Nov 21, 2016 at 9:41 AM

      HI VT!

      Whats the best way to get to Croatia from Venice and back.
      We only have a week in Venice, but would love to see Croatia for atleast 2 days.

      thank you!

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      spare days

      Treviso Nov 12, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      Hi
      I will be in Treviso over new year and flying back on the 6th January. I have plans up to the 2nd jan then nothing planes. What is there to do ? I have a good budget and maybe could go to other city for a couple of days maybe.
      thanks in advance vt'ers

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    • Sicily Adventure

      Sicilia Nov 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM

      Have today booked a holiday in Taormina to celebrate our Golden Wedding. We have been to Italy plenty of times so know the mainland reasonably well but have never been to Sicily. We are both fit and active and prefer to use public transport rather than join organised groups. During our holiday (10 days ) what is considered to be a must see/do to get the most out of our time spent in Sicily.

      Canolbarth (Wales)

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      Airport Shuttle from Bergamo Airport

      Milan Nov 14, 2016 at 1:02 AM

      We will be arriving in to Orio al Serio Airport and would like to take the airport shuttle in to Milan. I would like to book the tickets online but the website (Orio Shuttle) is asking for a time of departure. If our flight is delayed and we miss this time slot, does anyone know if we would be allowed on a later shuttle? If we wait until we land to buy a ticket, is it too risky that we may not get a seat?

      Thanks in advance.

      Jane

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      Italy - Itinerary help

      Naples Nov 9, 2016 at 5:41 AM

      I have planned a 4 day trip to Naples and around and following is high level itinerary

      Day 1: Reach Naples in night from London and stay here
      Day 2: Visit Naples and reach Sorrento in night and stay
      Day 3: Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello and return back to Sorrento for stay
      Day 4: Visit Pompei and then return to Naples to fly back

      Please let know if this looks good. Day 2 - what are the key things to visit in Naples?
      We avoid public transportation and rent car mostly for convenience and cost, but wanted to take bus and train in this case considering the narrow mountain routes and traffic issues - any suggestions?
      I will travel with my wife and 2 daughters (aged 11 and 7) during 3 week of December. Any other tips and comments also welcome!

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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

      Hi,
      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

      Hi,

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

      Thanks,

      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
      Thanks

      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?
      Regards

      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.
      Isn´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