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      1.Easiest way to get to Naples from Rome 2. Hotels in Island of Ischia

      Naples Jan 8, 2017 at 3:01 PM

      Dear local experts:
      I am traveling from Los Angeles CA, will land in Rome. 1. What is the quickest and easiest way to get from Rome to Naples. Please give me specific links, your personal experience, etc.
      I will stay a couple of days in Naples. I want to book a hotel on the island of Ischia and also want to spend at least one entire day in Prochida. I understand that the same ferry that runs from Naples stops on both islands - Prochida and ischia. How much is a ticket (average)?
      2. What hotel on Ischia is NICE, having a good THERMAL pool, a spa facility (sauna, jakuzzi), near beaches AND up to 150 US dollars a night? (hope it exists :-)
      Thank you all. Best,
      Gelena

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      Which town is best

      Stelvio Jan 13, 2017 at 3:44 PM

      I would like to spend some time hiking around the Stelvio National Park in summer. Which town would be the best to use as a base to access the park. I do not drive and need to be able to rely on public transport. thank you

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      Rent room/ house

      Arezzo Dec 19, 2016 at 3:49 AM

      Hello :) I am Greta - WEB/ UI lithuanian designer, having a proffesional Exchange in Arezzo, near Via Florentina for 3 months

      (january - march included). Have any one a suggestion for a house rental?The price would not be higher than 350 eur/ months.

      I have seen few agencies, platforms but they havent that great client services ( as air bnb or booking. com) there fore I need to ask directly for local people

      Thank you in advance, Hope to hear any suggestions :))

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      Planning on renting a car

      Sardegna Yesterday

      Hi there,
      We are planning on taking a ferry from mainland Italy to Olbia. From Olbia, we have to get to Palau, which is 45 minutes away.
      I was "strongly recommended" to rent a car. Does anyone know if we'd be better off renting a car in Olbia, or bringing one on the ferry from mainland Italy?
      I looked into renting a car in Olbia, and the prices were outrageous (we need one for 5 days.) Does anyone know which rental company I should look into, and how much we can expect to pay?
      Grazie!
      Kristin

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    • Summer holiday

      Italy Jan 11, 2017 at 3:13 AM

      Sorry to hear this site is shutting down.

      I had an incredible summer honeymoon in Switzerland thanks entirely to commenters on this forum. I'm really grateful.

      This question is very broad but I thought I might get lucky again!

      Hoping for a may/June family holiday this year.
      Traveling with a three year old and a one year old.
      Beach, hotel, pools, nature, good food, a little old town within walking distance.
      We really want it to be child friendly with food and drink readily available but not too big a complex.
      We'd love to visit Italy, also considering Greece and France, I'll post over there too.

      Many thanks if you have any thoughts!
      Emma

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    • NAPOLI PIAZZA GARIBALDI

      Naples Jan 3, 2017 at 4:34 PM

      How far is Napoli Centrale to Napoli Piazza Garibaldi. My train arrives at Napoli Centrale and I have to go over to Napoli Piazza Garibaldi to catch another train.

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    • Which resort to stay at Lake Garda?

      Lago di Garda Jan 5, 2017 at 1:52 AM

      Hello, what a great website. Hope someone can help with this. Me and my partner are hoping to go to Lake Garda in the summer but we are unsure as to which resort to base ourselves at. We are both 40 and although we are definitely beyond wanting a Club 18/30 type holiday we still want a nice lively resort that has a nice nightlife until fairly late at night. Last year we went to Sorrento and this was absolutely fantastic, lots of open-air restaurants, bars and even traditional music and singing in the streets at night, this was just perfect, so we wondered if any Lake Garda resort offered something similar? I was maybe thinking of Sirmione or Garda as a base as those would both be easier for us to get to, but I have no idea what the nightlife would be like. Hope someone can help? Thanks, Sarah.

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    • Good food and wine

      Venice Dec 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      Hi, we will be spending 7 days in venice, including New Years Eve. We want to make sure that we sample great food and wine during our trip, as this is our passion. It doesn't have to be high end but it does have to be high quality. We are wanting to kick back and have a (relatively) stress free and memorable time. We are staying in a centrally based apartment so are happy to cook, but would much prefer to eat out - especially in less touristy (yes, I know - Venice is a tourist destination...) areas. All tips gratefully recieved.

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      Rome for Easter

      Rome Jan 5, 2017 at 4:46 PM

      I will be in Rome for Easter Sunday.What should I know -Im not catholic but I want to visit the Pope place
      any ideas?

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    • Civita Bagnoregio

      Italy Dec 29, 2016 at 7:25 AM

      I plan to visit Civita Bagnoregio during Easter. Can anyone please let me know whether there is any public transport to go from Orvieto to Bagnoregio?

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    • Cinque Terre

      Italy Dec 28, 2016 at 10:33 AM

      My husband and I have planned our first holiday trip in Italy for 17 days in May 2017.
      Will be staying in Milan. Cinque Terre
      Florence. Positano and Rome
      Milan 1 day
      Cinque Terre. 3 days
      Florence. 4 days
      Positano. 5 days
      Rome. 4 days
      Any suggestions what to do and see
      We enjoy doing our own tour walking strolling taking local buses train etc....restaurants but no hiking
      We dont mind taking a day tour to the country to winery in Tuscany
      Any help will be appreciated
      Nina

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    • 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.

      Thanks,
      Shaunak

      3 Answers Oct 18, 2016 at 3:32 AM
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      Help! FINALBORGO or APRICALE for Daytrip from Noli in Western Liguria?

      Finale Ligure Sep 7, 2016 at 7:22 AM

      Hi Everybody,

      We'll be based in Noli/Spotorno in late-September and were wondering... if you had to pick one area to explore as a Daytrip, would it be FINALBORGO (in Finale Ligure) or APRICALE, and why?

      Unfortunately due to limited time, we can't do both?

      Thanks / Grazie!

      10 Answers Sep 9, 2016 at 2:12 AM
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      Where are some great hikes near Noli & Western Part of Liguria (Riviera Ponente)?

      Noli Aug 30, 2016 at 7:39 AM

      Hi Everyone!

      We'll be exploring the Western side of Liguria in late-September and will be based in Noli-Spotorno. Are there any wonderful hikes not to be missed? We have 4 Nights, 5 Days, and would love to hear feedback on any of the following (if people have explored this area and nearby France):

      --hiking from Isolabona up to beautiful APRICALE;
      --exploring the beaches in VARIGOTTI;
      --daytrip to MENTON, France;
      --boat trips to islands like BERGEGGI;
      --Is SAN REMO or ALASSIO worth a visit?

      Would also love to hear about where you ate in this Region. We love hiking and boat trips, but also love Dancing and Music Events as well. Thanks / Grazie and Cheers! :)

      2 Answers Aug 31, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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      Nightlife in Genoa or San Remo in late-September (Clubbing, etc)?

      Genoa 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

      Genoa 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
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      Hotel Grand Portovenere

      Portovenere Aug 7, 2016 at 9:54 AM

      I booked a reservation with this hotel back in April (they had a 3 night special pricing deal), which would have been wonderful except that I injured my leg and had to post pone my trip until this month. They did give me a voucher for the full price, but it has to be used by Nov 1st of this year, so after that special ran out I ended up only being able to afford two nights with the voucher.

      So this morning I was checking on their website for any events happening this month and low and behold I saw another 3 night special. So immediately contacted them by email and asked if I could get the special and add the extra night? I have been back and forth by email to this hotel because on their website they do not see the 3 night special offer. I have gone to the website several times this morning and I am seeing it. If they do not want to offer it to me then they should just say, not available with your reservation or something, instead they are saying it does not exist.
      So my question is for today only.... Can someone other than me see what i am seeing: If you are willing to try it for me, please go to www.portovenerehotel.it Choose the EN for English, on the left side it will say Deals, chose Deals and the options should pop up on the right, 2 Nights, 3 Nights, etc... Please click on 3 Nights and see if there is a special that runs to Nov 1, 2016. I am sure it is not my computer glitch.... Thank you Francine

      3 Answers Aug 7, 2016 at 10:56 PM
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      Ferragosto in Portofino

      Portofino Aug 2, 2016 at 9:37 AM

      Hi all, we are planning a visit on the 15th of August and I'm wondering if shops and restaurants will be open or closed since this is a national holiday. Does anyone know if businesses will be open on the 15th of August?

      1 Answer Aug 3, 2016 at 11:24 AM
    • Best Town to Stay in Cinque Terre in November?

      Riomaggiore Aug 1, 2016 at 6:21 AM

      Hi, my husband and I are travelling to Cinque Terre for 2 nights in late November this year.
      We are choosing between staying in one of the Cinque Terre towns, or in La Spezia.
      We feel we would like to wake up in one of the towns and experience them fully, but we realise that November is low season and we are wondering which would be the best town to stay in so we can experience the 5 towns, but also be able to find somewhere to eat at night. Will any restaurants be open in Cinque Terre in November? Which town would be the best for both food and access to the other towns?

      2 Answers Aug 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM
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      Trolley-bus Sanremo - Ventimiglia

      San Remo Jul 30, 2016 at 3:49 AM

      Hi! Is the trolley-bus line Sanremo – Ventimiglia functioning? Where does one board the trolley-bus? What is the fare and where does one buy the ticket? Where I can find the timetable? Grazie mille :)

      6 Answers Aug 2, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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      Cinque terre

      Riomaggiore Jul 29, 2016 at 4:12 PM

      I have read that cinque terre is 5 villages. What is the name of the village in the photo?

      7 Answers Jul 30, 2016 at 5:45 AM
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      Train or bus to Cinque Terre

      Riomaggiore Jul 29, 2016 at 3:52 PM

      Hello, what train or bus leaves from Pisa to Cinque Terre? How many hours travelling?

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2016 at 5:52 AM
    • Genoa small group tours

      Genoa Jul 11, 2016 at 3:48 PM

      Hi,

      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.
      Joanna

      5 Answers Aug 13, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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      La Spezia to Lucca?

      La Spezia Jun 29, 2016 at 6:49 PM

      Wondering how much a car service would cost from La Spezia to Lucca with a little site seeing on the way. It looks like an hour or so by trains... has anyone had experience with a reasonably priced car service, not sure if they charge by the hour, miles, etc... thank you Francine

      11 Answers Sep 7, 2016 at 2:31 PM
    • what can one do in sestri levante ?

      Sestri Levante Jun 27, 2016 at 2:42 AM

      comming for few days. anything to see in the town ?

      2 Answers Jun 27, 2016 at 11:02 PM
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      La Spezia - Music

      La Spezia Jun 25, 2016 at 4:07 PM

      Ciao, tutti! I'll be visiting La Spezia the end of August. Can any one recommend any bar/venue that might have (live) music in the evening? Prefer locals to tourists. Had a lovely stay last year, and looking forward to my return to your beautiful city.

      Grazie in anticipo - Brenda
      ps - Solo female traveler 50+

    • Question about local trains in Cinque Terre

      Riomaggiore Jun 20, 2016 at 12:16 PM

      I'll be visiting the region in 2 months and am an avid photographer:

      flickr.com/photos/phil_mario...

      I've yet to decide where to stay yet. I'll be there for 4 days. Photographic locations at dawn and dusk are my priority.

      Regardless of where I stay, I'd love to hike to an adjoining village, enjoy and photograph the sunset, eat dinner in that village and then take a single fare trip train ride back around 8 PM to my hotel in another village. This would allow me to photograph at least 4 sunsets at 4 different villages.

      Is that feasible? How often are the trains and when do they stop running in the evening?

      9 Answers Jun 21, 2016 at 11:24 PM
    • transportation

      Santa Margherita Ligure Jun 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      what is the best way to travel from santa margherita ligure to malpensa airport?

      4 Answers Jun 19, 2016 at 11:53 PM
    • dancing Cinque Terre

      Monterosso al Mare Jun 13, 2016 at 2:58 PM

      Where is there dancing

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2016 at 5:50 AM
    • Taxi to our hotel

      La Spezia Jun 8, 2016 at 7:26 AM

      We will be staying in Miramara hotel , La Spezia, how much is taxi from here to the train station in La Spezia?

      1 Answer Jun 8, 2016 at 7:45 AM
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      Two must do's in Cinque Terre

      Riomaggiore May 14, 2016 at 1:27 PM

      Taking my 2 sons for 2 weeks in Italy.  Spending 3 nights in Sestri Levante end of May. What 2 must do's in Cinque to make this memorable for my boys (19yrs & 23yrs)

      11 Answers May 15, 2016 at 9:21 PM
    • how far from nice

      San Remo May 13, 2016 at 1:21 AM

      hi I am in nice how much time needed to reach sanrimo bu bus or train
      thank you

      7 Answers May 13, 2016 at 11:49 AM
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      Where to stay??

      Riomaggiore May 7, 2016 at 7:40 AM

      We are 5 adults planning on a visit to the Cinque Terre in September, 2017. At the moment we are thinking of making our daily jump off point either Vernazza or Monterosso al Mare. Will be booking an Airbnb, VRBO, etc. Do you have an opinion of which town would be the most enjoyable to come back to every afternoon/evening.

      5 Answers May 8, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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      Trains to Cinque Terre

      Riomaggiore May 4, 2016 at 8:45 AM

      We have 5 people heading to the Cinque Terre area next year and are wondering about the use of their train system. We really would like to NOT rent a vehicle as we really will not need it at the destinations, just in-between with troublesome parking issues. I understand the convenience of the train within the 5 villages, here are my questions:

      • We would like to spend a couple days in Portofino on the way, is it possible to use the train from Genoa airport to Portofino?
      • Is it possible to use the train to get from Portofino to Monterosso al Mare?

      Thanks in advance for your help, specifics are appreciated!

      16 Answers May 6, 2016 at 1:44 AM
    • Travel between La Spezia and Pisa.

      La Spezia Apr 16, 2016 at 6:33 AM

      We are wanting to travel from La Spezia to Pisa on Sunday, 26th June. The only train available seems to be at 05.44 which is a bit early.
      Are there any later trains or buses that operate between these two places?

      Thank you,

      Roy C

      2 Answers Apr 16, 2016 at 4:17 PM
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      From Milan to Cinque Terre

      Liguria Mar 29, 2016 at 7:44 PM

      Hi VTers,

      We are deciding on a two / three nights stay to explore Cinque Terre and seeking advice or tips which will help us with our decision.

      We arrive to Milan and plan to stay for two nights before exploring. We are not hikers but would like to see and explore Cinque Terre.

      Where should we base ourselves, in one of the villages ? or in Levanto / La Spezia ?

      Accommodation suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

      3 Answers Mar 30, 2016 at 2:22 AM
    • luggage storage

      Levanto Mar 5, 2016 at 6:09 PM

      is there luggage storage at the train station?

      3 Answers Jan 5, 2017 at 11:26 AM
    • Train ticket

      La Spezia Feb 23, 2016 at 9:32 AM

      We will be stopping in La Spezia and want to go to CT. So exactly what ticket do we need for all day? And do we need a card?

      15 Answers Feb 24, 2016 at 12:35 PM
    • dropping rental car before heading to Manarola from Castellina

      Manarola Feb 11, 2016 at 7:29 AM

      We will need to drop a rental car which will be on a Sunday. We will be leaving Castellina and heading to Manarola. Trying to decide where to drop the car before heading to Manarola. Looking to know if we should drive most of the way or train the entire way. There are 4 of us traveling and each have 1 large piece of luggage. I've considered dropping car in Siena and getting the train with multi stops to Manarola, but i"m not sure is this is the best option. Please advise.
      Thank you

      10 Answers Feb 14, 2016 at 7:05 AM
    • Easter 2016

      Monterosso al Mare Feb 10, 2016 at 3:24 PM

      hi we will be visiting over Easter weekend and are wondering if there is any special celebration and time and places of a church we could attend on Sunday?
      Thanks

      6 Answers Feb 14, 2016 at 6:29 AM
    • Does the Vernazza train station have lockers to store some luggage?

      Vernazza Feb 6, 2016 at 9:25 AM

      Does the Vernazza train station have lockers to store some luggage?

      16 Answers Feb 8, 2016 at 1:28 AM