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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?

    • 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?

    • boats to Sorrento?

      Naples Dec 3, 2016 at 1:22 PM

      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 Dec 3, 2016 at 10:39 AM


      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'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


    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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 dellĀ“Opera.

      Thanks in advance.

    • 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!!

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      bar opening times

      Treviso Dec 4, 2016 at 1:31 PM

      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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      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

      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

    • 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.


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      may 1 and train travel to and from civitavecchia

      Rome Dec 4, 2016 at 11:28 AM

      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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      Nightlife in Genoa or San Remo in late-September (Clubbing, etc)?

      by bettyo70 Online Now Aug 28, 2016 at 8:19 AM

      Hi Everyone,

      We're planning a beautiful relaxing trip in late-September, but would love to have atleast one evening where we go out dancing, etc.

      Since we'll be based in Noli, some options for going out are either Genoa, Alassio or San Remo. Can anyone comment on these places for Clubbing? Any specific recommendations?

      We will have a car. Many thanks / Grazie!

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2016 at 4:53 PM
    • Best route

      by Floflegs Online Now Aug 13, 2016 at 10:07 AM

      What is the best route from the Cruise Dock to the Tourist Information Centre? How long will it take? We have a walking tour booked from the TIC.

      4 Answers Aug 13, 2016 at 11:36 AM
    • Genoa small group tours

      by joannasinbox Online Now Jul 11, 2016 at 3:48 PM


      Together with a friend, we are going to visit Genova, in August for 6 days.
      I am finding it difficult to locate good guides/ tour companies that do not just do private tours. These are OK for larger groups of friends but because there are only the two of us, they are mind-blowingly expensive. Ideally, we would hope to join others on small groups tours.
      We are interested in the following:
      1) City tours (various)
      2) Genova to Portofino etc.
      3) Genova to Cinque Terre

      Does anyone know of a reliable company that does small group tours? Bad guide is worse than no guide at all :))
      I would hugely appreciate your expertise and help.

      Many, many thanks in advance.
      Best regards.

      5 Answers Aug 13, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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      Nightlife in Genoa

      by TarekG Online Now Jul 27, 2015 at 12:48 AM


      Can i ask about the best night club in Genoa, i mean for dancing ?

      Thank you :)

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2015 at 2:09 AM
    • Bus No. and Destination!

      by Fakr Online Now Jul 24, 2015 at 12:44 AM

      Would any one please help me to understand bus no. with roads and destination of genoa city. Thnx

      2 Answers Aug 1, 2015 at 3:19 AM
    • Safe location for one night

      by SXB Online Now Apr 17, 2015 at 11:03 AM

      Hi, I have read Genoa can be dicey at night. We are staying just one night before getting train to Levanto.
      We love eating out in authentic restaurants, so, looking for safe accommodation near good (authentic/local) restaurants


      1 Answer Apr 25, 2015 at 2:25 AM
    • best area to stay

      by CoolRunnings53 Online Now Mar 12, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      What is the best area to stay in Genoa. I need to catch an 11.00 am so preferably not too far from the railway station.

      5 Answers Apr 25, 2015 at 2:25 AM
    • Apartments

      by bixley Online Now Feb 17, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      Where is a safe place for myself and my daughter to rent an apartment in genoa for a few days in May. Can anyone recommend one, preferably two bedrooms or a sofabed in living room as we prefer to sleep separately. Many thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 18, 2015 at 8:55 AM
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      Four days in Genoa in April

      by adema29 Online Now Feb 5, 2015 at 12:31 AM

      What we MUST see in Genoa and the surroundings in a four days trip, in April?
      We'll be there for first time for a short "business trip" and we have on our trip planner only the Acquario di Genova and the Cathedral and city center.
      Any reccommendation is welcome, including restaurants, museums and the shopping areas, to keep my wife happy.
      The VT page with Genoa is strangely poor :( I'll do my best to improve it, once I'll come back.

      10 Answers Feb 15, 2015 at 2:23 AM
    • Shopping near the cruise terminal

      by DavidR110 Online Now Jan 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM

      How far is it to the supermarket from the cruise terminal in Genoa?

      2 Answers Jan 31, 2015 at 3:47 AM
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      Good food and a good time near the port!

      by DedovicSarah Online Now Jan 11, 2015 at 7:34 AM

      Hello everyone! I'm coming soon to Genoa and I was wondering where I can try quality Italian food, some restaurant recommendations? What about the nightlife? Is there a place where you can enjoy good reggaeton music near the port?


      1 Answer Jan 11, 2015 at 7:49 AM
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      How much and how long - a taxi from airport to Star Hotel President?

      by Paisleypaul Online Now Dec 2, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Just as above - i have found the airport website

      but cannot spot taxi information, in terms of cost or journey time. Anyone know ? Or am I just having an episode and the information is on the website ? thanks !!

      3 Answers Dec 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM
    • Villa Durazzo Pallavicini

      by Riverboy30 Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 4:36 AM

      What is the address for this attraction please?

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 4:44 AM
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      From Genoa Voltri to Genoa centre

      by Keti_Beglara Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 3:02 PM

      my friend's bus is stopping in Genoa Voltri. Are there any buses from the station to city centre? or trains connecting the station with 2 other big stations (Brignole and Principe)?

      5 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 12:18 PM
    • beeter way

      by zaza98 Online Now Apr 27, 2014 at 4:01 PM

      how is better and cheapest way going from airport genua to cruise port genua? and hom much it will cost? by bus or taxi?
      Thanks in advance

      4 Answers May 2, 2014 at 10:50 PM
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      Italian it worth it?

      by TamiN Online Now Mar 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      We are traveling from San Gimignano to the Cannes or Nice area. We are considering staying for one night some place in between. Genova is the center of that area but I don't know anything about it and it looks quite industrial...was considering avoiding it. Any opinions on a place? Or should we push through and just stay in France? We're trying to keep it to about $100 per night.

      9 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 4:24 AM
    • 4 days in genoa April 2014

      by HPtravels Online Now Mar 11, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      What would you recommend that two middle aged ladies do in Genoa over 4 days? We like walking, museums, galleries, people watching and I'd love to see some dolphins. We are on a budget but love good authentic food.
      I challenge you to sort a schedule for us! Many thanks

      7 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 3:45 AM
    • Boat from Portovenere to Genoa

      by Browner01 Online Now Aug 31, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      Can I get a boat from Portovenere to Genoa on Friday 13 September 2013

      9 Answers Sep 1, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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      Best area for a woman alone

      by diana_renou Online Now Aug 20, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      Hi, could anybody tell me which is the safest are to stay in Genoa for a 60 years old woman traveling alone? A lot of thanks for your advice!!

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM
    • cheapest transfer to holiday inn

      by marlenejoan Online Now Aug 19, 2013 at 5:15 AM

      we are taking a cruise from genoa to south africa in oct and will stay at holiday inn, genoa port. what is the best option to get from the airport to the hotel please?

      5 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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      Best beaches not far from Genoa

      by BrodskiyP Online Now Jul 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM

      Can you reccomend me the best beaches not far from Genoa and how to reach them? Thank you in advance!

      2 Answers Jul 8, 2013 at 3:10 AM
    • Florist

      by Katijana Online Now Apr 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      Where to buy flowers?

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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      Question title

      by 15301 Online Now Apr 16, 2013 at 4:02 AM

      How can I go to Savona Pier from the Airport of Genoa ?

      8 Answers May 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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      Visiting Genoa for a few hours from cruise terminal

      by pepemorris11 Online Now Apr 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM

      My husband( who has mobility problems and uses a walking stick) and I will be taking a Western Mediterrannean cruise leaving Rome and visiting Genoa, Provence (Marseilles), Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca and Valencia in Spain and back to Rome. When the ship docks, our time is limited when visiting these cities/towns.
      I am also hard-pressed for time to do my own homework what with all the packing and medical appointments for the 2 of us,hence would appreciate any suggestions as to how we could go about and see some of the sights or town.
      We don't have to do the must-see places unless it is really accessible by public transport as we are not taking the shore excursions from the ship as they are really astronomical in price and have been very disappointing.
      1) Would appreciate info on how to get to nearest public transport station be it bus/metro from cruise terminal.(even if possible whether there are free shuttles from the berth to entrance of cruise terminal as that would save us walking the distance)
      2) We don't even mind walking around town just enjoying the ambience so long as we can get reasonable and frequent public transport services back to cruise terminal.
      Would appreciate any kind of help asap as we are leaving in a ffew days' time
      Many thanks

      3 Answers Apr 15, 2013 at 2:27 AM
    • Coach travel

      by Delores49 Online Now Mar 27, 2013 at 4:24 AM

      We (3 adults) will be in Genoa for 3 days in November 2013. My husband would like to see the leaning tower of Pisa and I would like to see Milan. What means of transport do you suggest.
      Delores (

      8 Answers Mar 29, 2013 at 2:17 AM
    • HELP!!! Visit Genoa or Cinque Terre?

      by andie009 Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 5:11 AM

      My boyfriend and I will be traveling North-West from Florence and only have time to visit either Cinque Terre or Genoa, before making our way up to Milan. Any suggestions as to what has more to offer? attractions, sight-seeing, food, wine?

      4 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 8:15 AM
    • One day in Genoa- first time tourist

      by mustasa Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      Hi! we are a family of 4(couple plus 2 kids 8&12yo), coming in for a day (more like 8-10 hrs) from a cruise stop. This is our first time in Genoa. We dont want to take the day tour, and do touring on our own. Have a few questions?
      1. Are there enough memorable attractions to visit in Genoa? if yes, may I know what those are?
      2. Or are we better off to go to Portofino? if yes, may I know the best things to do there?
      Thank you and looking forward to your responses...

      6 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 5:15 AM
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      Shop in Genoa that sell minatures with moving parts

      by bhrousemd Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      On my first trip to beautiful Genova over New Years 2011, while getting lost in the caruggi on the way to lunch at Taggiou, I came across a little shop that had (made) minatures. In the window were scenes of baker, butcher, farrier, etc - every craft/occupation you can think of - and they all had moving parts. I was in total awe of it and have tried to find it on my last two trips (Feb 2012 and Nov. 2012). If any one knows the shop name and/or loaction, I would appreciate it. Grazie!

    • port of genoa to hotel Grande savona

      by hypoflo Online Now Feb 12, 2013 at 3:53 AM

      Will be travelling with 2 suitcases. What is the least expensive way to get to the hotel from the cruise terminal?

      1 Answer Feb 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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      Various questions about Genoa

      by Archway Online Now Jan 6, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a few questions about being in Genoa for an extended period.

      1) I am looking for supermarkets in Genoa. I know there are several small supermarkets all over town, but I'm looking for bigger supermarkets. I have been to the Coop near Piazza de Ferrari, and while I found it handy, I'm looking for a supermarket, or supermarkets that are a bit bigger and carry a bigger variety of goods.

      2) I'm looking for department stores in Genoa. Can anyone give me the names and addresses of any department stores?

      3) I need to make international calls from Italy to various countries. I've bought an international phonecard, but was wondering if anyone knew of a service like PlanetTalk (UK based) that offers easy and cheaper calls from Italy. With PlanetTalk you get a number online which you dial, followed by your contact number. You don't have to register, or pre-pay. It is just straightforward. Is there such a service in Italy?

      4) I would like to visit old medieval villages (inland or coastal), or any other pretty villages, but I can only do so by public transport (buses and/or trains). Can anyone recommend any villages or beautiful places in the region to visit?

      I will try and visit the following places by public transport if possible:
      - Manarola
      - Monterosso
      - Portofino
      - Riomaggiore
      - Vernazza

      I am also interested in villages that are off the beaten track, or overlooked by tourists.

      5) What is the best / easiest way to get to the above villages? I know trains run to La Spezia and from there you can get trains, but it seems very seasonal (spring and summer). I will be traveling from Genoa, so need information from Genoa to these and other villages.

      6) Are there any walks along a promenade in Genoa? I'm not talking about the walk along the harbour area, but rather, a walk along a promenade or path along the sea? If not, what are the nearest places where I could go to walk along the sea and/or promenade?

      7) Are there any vegetarian restaurants in Genoa? Also, can anyone recommend a good, but not too expensive Indian restaurant in Genoa? I've been to Shapla and enjoyed it, but would like to try another Indian restaurant.

      Many thanks.

      22 Answers Jan 31, 2013 at 4:43 PM