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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 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

      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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    • 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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      bar opening times

      Treviso Yesterday

      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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      may 1 and train travel to and from civitavecchia

      Rome Yesterday

      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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      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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    • meeson's Profile Photo

      bar opening times

      Treviso Yesterday

      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

      4 Answers 17 hours ago
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      may 1 and train travel to and from civitavecchia

      Rome Yesterday

      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.

      6 Answers 15 hours ago
    • 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?

      2 Answers Yesterday
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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

      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

       

      2 Answers Dec 3, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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      On a budget

      Italy Dec 2, 2016 at 9:03 AM

      On a budget in Venice any tips??

      5 Answers Dec 3, 2016 at 2:47 PM
    • 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

      2 Answers Dec 2, 2016 at 5:11 AM
    • 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

      3 Answers Nov 29, 2016 at 11:20 PM
    • 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)

      7 Answers Nov 28, 2016 at 8:57 AM
    • 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?

      1 Answer Nov 28, 2016 at 6:58 AM
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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!

      4 Answers Nov 21, 2016 at 3:17 PM
    • 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

      2 Answers Nov 16, 2016 at 11:14 AM
    • 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.

      2 Answers Nov 14, 2016 at 7:21 PM
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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

      5 Answers Nov 14, 2016 at 4:33 AM
    • 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?

      1 Answer Nov 14, 2016 at 12:17 AM
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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

      6 Answers Nov 13, 2016 at 4:20 AM
    • csuresh's Profile Photo

      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!

      6 Answers Nov 10, 2016 at 9:29 AM
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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!

      3 Answers Nov 7, 2016 at 3:52 AM
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      Can anyone name the church?

      Rome Nov 3, 2016 at 5:03 AM

      Hello friends.

      I know this may be inappropriate, or better posted in miscellaneous, but I take a chance and try here.

      Anyone up for a challenge? I visited Rome some weeks ago, and going through the photos, there is one I/we cannot identify. It’s the interior of a church. The photo was taken during a walk from Piazza Navona, via Mausoleo di Agosto ending in Piazza del Popolo. Can anyone name the church?

      I’ve uploaded the photo in my Italy Travel page.

      Grazie mille!

      members.virtualtourist.com/p...

      3 Answers Nov 3, 2016 at 12:32 PM
    • What Naples neighbouring towns to visit in winter?

      Naples Nov 1, 2016 at 3:34 AM

      Hi,

      Me and my boyfriend are planning an 11 day New Year trip within central Italy. We are going to spend 4-5 days in Naples and its surrounding areas. We take into account that this is gonna be off season and we are wondering what neighbouring towns are worth visiting in winter? We have Pompei, Sorento, Amalfi Coast, Salerno on our preliminary list but we are not sure if this choice is the best. Do you know any other towns worth visiting or in which of these from the list there is not so much to see in winter?

      And one more thing - would you recommend to stay in Naples and then have one-day trips to these towns and to keep returning to Naples to spend the night or we would rather travel to each town and stay overnight there?

      Thank you so much for the answers!

      3 Answers Nov 1, 2016 at 1:13 PM
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      WEDDING Ceremony VENUES

      Treviso Oct 31, 2016 at 10:37 AM

      Hi VT'ers!
      Im travelling to Treviso to shoot a wedding, but im just helping out my bride to see what other venues are in the city.
      Any reccomendations?
      Thank you!

      1 Answer Nov 4, 2016 at 2:09 AM
    • What to do in a day and a half and restaurant suggestions....

      Pisa Oct 28, 2016 at 4:29 AM

      Our family of four, 2 adults and 2 - 13 year olds, have just snapped up cheap tickets for a weekend in Pisa. We will be there from Dec 16-18 and technically on the ground for a half day and one full day. I see there is a free city tour, which we are big fans of doing and of course we will check out the tower. Can anyone recommend some other things to do? Is there a market area? Also looking for some good restaurant suggestions, not take away, but nice budget family friendly restaurants with some nice Italian food, which we all love. Since we have so little time on the ground we want to make the most of it. Thanks!

      6 Answers Oct 28, 2016 at 12:55 PM
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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.

      5 Answers Oct 24, 2016 at 4:55 AM
    • 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

      3 Answers Oct 23, 2016 at 12:49 AM
    • Catania or Palermo?

      Sicilia Oct 21, 2016 at 7:05 AM

      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!

      12 Answers Oct 22, 2016 at 11:57 AM
    • 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?

      2 Answers Oct 21, 2016 at 10:53 AM
    • 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!

      5 Answers Oct 20, 2016 at 8:38 PM
    • Bride salon

      Gaeta Oct 20, 2016 at 2:24 PM

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

      4 Answers Oct 20, 2016 at 11:10 PM
    • 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...

      Thanks

      8 Answers Oct 21, 2016 at 1:36 AM
    • Amalfi base in early April

      Sorrento Oct 18, 2016 at 4:57 PM

      Hi,

      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?

      7 Answers Oct 22, 2016 at 12:19 AM
    • 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?

      1 Answer Oct 18, 2016 at 7:16 AM