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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,

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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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      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?

    • 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!


      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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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

    • Getting to Mt Etna from the cruise port

      by laursen3 Online Now Apr 4, 2016 at 7:25 PM

      Arriving in Messina Sunday October 16th 2016.
      Will I be able to find a taxi/tour to take me to Mt Etna and Taormina outside the cruise terminal?

      2 Answers Apr 5, 2016 at 2:36 AM
    • Messina to Taormina by train

      by jetlmat Online Now Feb 25, 2016 at 6:27 AM

      How do i get from messina to taormina by train and how much does a return ticket cost?

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2016 at 9:48 AM
    • Messina shopping

      by Missyiris03 Online Now Sep 1, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      Our cruise arrives on a Sunday? will the shops and restaurants be closed?

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM
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      Messina's Bus Station

      by FunLovinTourist Online Now Jul 12, 2014 at 3:13 AM

      I will be on a cruise in early September that stops in Messina, and I'm going to spend the first half of the day in Taormina and the second half of the day in Messina. It appears that the bus is a little easier and cheaper than the train for getting to Taormina, because the bus goes all the way up to Taormina (Via Pirandello, to be specific), as opposed to the train station (Taormina-Giardini) from where I'd have to pick up another bus or a taxi.

      I understand that the Messina bus terminal is located on Piazza Della Repubblica. From what I can tell, that's a big square, so can anyone please tell me in what part of that square I should wait for the bus to arrive? Is there a sign? Do many buses leave at the same time? Is it going to be difficult to figure out which bus goes to Taormina? I used Street View on Google Maps but i didn't see an obvious bus stop.
      The other question is, where do I buy tickets for the bus? Is there a kiosk somewhere, or do I just buy tickets on the bus?

      Many thanks in advance. I look forward to exploring this area of Sicily very much!

      3 Answers Jul 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM
    • Transportation from cruise ships in Messina

      by jhd9023 Online Now Jul 10, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      Are tours of messina available from a cruise ship docked in Messina?

      What is the best way to get from the ship to the center of town?

      J Dormon

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2014 at 2:41 PM
    • Taormina trip

      by Taiwanie Online Now Sep 24, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      Hi, I will be in Messina on 16th Oct. . The cruise ship will be arrived at 08:00 and I would like to see if anyone on this forum will be traveling alone or you need one more person to make up the numbers that you need for a tour trip to Taormina. But I do need to get back at four o'clock though.

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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      Taxi in Messina, Sicily, Italy

      by LigiaG Online Now Sep 22, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      Hi! We will be in Messina on next Oct 1st and wonder how much will cost a taxi for a 3 hour excursion, with 4 people, to Taormina. Do you know a taxi drive phone?

      7 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM
    • rental car messina

      by jgo1958 Online Now Aug 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM


      3 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 4:59 AM
    • travel

      by loveRMlove Online Now May 27, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      When is the best time to get Married in Messina ,
      Best Weather and not a lot of people ?

      3 Answers May 28, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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      Circumetnea Train”

      by dcinnv35 Online Now May 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Does anyone have a schedule for this train? We are stopping here for a day on a cruise and would love to take this on Sept 15?

      4 Answers May 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM
    • Scooter hire in Messina

      by palin2013 Online Now May 5, 2013 at 7:07 AM

      Is it possible to hire a scooter or moped for the day in or near the cruise terminal?

      Thanks in advance

      5 Answers May 6, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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      In the area around Messina

      by babettu Online Now Aug 27, 2012 at 4:05 AM

      Can anyone help me find some information about any interesting places to visit in the vicinity of Messina.

      I will be arriving by ferry at Pozzallo early morning, I will be staying for 4 full day's there. My 1st stop will be in Sovaca.

      I have already been to Messina and Taormina, so I wish to visit other places which are in that area. By the way I'll be travelling with my own car.

      Do you have any suggestions how I would plan my itinerary and any b&b where I can stay over night.

      Thanks in advance


      8 Answers Oct 28, 2012 at 3:38 AM
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      privat guide in Messina

      by AlleyB Online Now Aug 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      My wife and I will be arriving in Messina by cruise ship in a couple of weeks. I have a little difficulty walking but with the use of a hiking stick I get around. Because I walk at a slower pace than most, large tours are not a real option for us. Can anyone recommend a private guide/driver to take us to Taormina and the nearby areas? Are there any other options that seem worthwhile? Thanks.


      1 Answer Aug 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    • Help needed Messina to VSG

      by Nancynero Online Now Jul 12, 2012 at 7:36 AM

      Our cruise ship is docking at Messina, we're will will be leaving the ship to meet family in Villa San Giovanni. Can anyone tell us the best way to get there considering we will have our luggage.

    • Adventure in/or around Messina?

      by summerboatgirl Online Now May 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM

      Hi all,

      We will be in Messina for about 5 hours and was wondering if there are any high adventure activities offered there? Rock climbing, repelling, canyoning, ect?

      If not, any great ideas on how to create a memorable big birthday in this port??


    • SUNDAY DRIVER ! needed. seriously, short hop/outside the box

      by potomacruiser Online Now May 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM

      I'd like to take my family out to Tindari. And I understand it's not far. But I don't know the best way to contact/contract with a taxi driver who only wants a half day fare (and feels like working on Sunday). A late lunch in a village on the way back, maybe.

      This is MY anti-crowd, anti-Taormina notion -- we will be exhaustively covering Pompeii just days before.

      I'm eagar to hear all opinions. thanks.

      1 Answer May 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM
    • Messina

      by johcam Online Now Apr 29, 2012 at 1:46 AM


      We are going to Messina on a cruise ship in October. Please can anyone help us what to see in Messina and how far are they from the cruise terminal.


      5 Answers Sep 9, 2012 at 6:47 AM
    • Organ recitals and classical music

      by Margitaina Online Now Aug 24, 2011 at 2:16 AM

      I plan a day trip to Messina medio October. Where do I find information on organ recitals in the Cathedral and classical music events in the city?

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM
    • Mount Etna-anxious to see it

      by MarilynDoucette Online Now Jul 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM

      We are planning a cruise to Italy in Sept.-we wanted to fly to Palermo first-how far would this be from Mount Etma? Would there be a better place to go to see it? What other tourist attractions are there? Looking forward to hearing from you.

      4 Answers Jul 22, 2011 at 2:00 AM
    • Messina

      by Tana85 Online Now Jun 14, 2011 at 5:53 AM

      Is Messina a good base if wanting to travel to Aeolian Islands and Taormina??

      what does Messina have to offer? things to do?

      what is the fastest wat to travel to get Messina or Aeolians Islands for Napoli.

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM
    • accomodation

      by joeyjojo321 Online Now Jun 12, 2011 at 5:50 AM

      can anyone suggest a good hotel and location to stay in messina. Decent, not too overpriced approx 100euro a night for 2 people??

      1 Answer Jun 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    • High altitude Etna tour from Messina. Who offers this?

      by gospelle Online Now May 14, 2011 at 12:39 AM

      The ship tours and almost all the Etna day tours I can find from Messina seem to go to the Silvestri spent craters and that's it. I want to go up higher and see more cool volcano stuff! There are bus tours from the North and at Sapienza in the South there are cable cars and other bus tours. These are the types of things I want to do.

      Does anyone know if such a tour is possible from Messina on about about a 7 hour max time frame? can start a tour around 10:300-11:00am and must be back by 6:00pm.

      1 Answer May 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM
    • Bus service

      by nagyboo Online Now Apr 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM

      We are staying at the Villa Morgana hotel in Ganzirri in May. We are comming from Taormina by bus. I understand bus number 79 and 81 go to Ganzirri from Messina. My question is whether one of the theese busses stop at or near this hotel or is there a main bus station in ganzirri? Thank for any help.

      2 Answers Apr 7, 2011 at 6:44 AM
    • How to do I get from Messina to Reggio calabria

      by versage Online Now Jan 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM

      I will be arriving in messina on a cruise ship and was wondering how to get to Reggio calabria...

      3 Answers Jan 26, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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      Main interesting sites at Messina

      by frankfar Online Now Jan 12, 2011 at 4:43 AM

      Hi to everyone!
      We'll be coming to Messina for a day with a Criuse Liner, i would like to visit Messina by walk from the harbour. Any help to show interesting sites in the vicinities where to spend the day. Don't mind to walk certain distances bu there's a limit mates!! Thanks in Advance!!

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM
    • Beaches in Messina

      by dconnors Online Now Jan 9, 2011 at 5:59 PM

      We will be in Messina for one day off cruise ship....what beaches close by are recommended, is there a fee?

      1 Answer Jan 10, 2011 at 6:36 AM
    • taxi from Messina, Italy to Taormina

      by teacher29 Online Now Sep 19, 2010 at 8:15 AM

      Do we need to make arrangements in advance? How can we find an english speaking driver? What will it cost each way? Can we design our own itinerary to Taormina?

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2010 at 2:33 PM
    • taxi from port to taormino

      by bhoffman483 Online Now Jul 30, 2010 at 9:18 AM

      Please forward any info on a car iwth driver to take 4 adults from Messina Port at 8am and drive us to Taormino. We need to be back to the ship by 12pm.
      Thank you

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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      Which train station?

      by hawkhead Online Now Mar 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM

      I see from the Trenitalia site that there are four stations in Messina. What is the difference between Messina Centrale and Messina Main Station?

      3 Answers Mar 22, 2010 at 12:59 AM
    • Messina taxi to Taormina

      by travelbuglady Online Now Nov 2, 2009 at 11:58 AM

      Does anyone know where by the cruise docks to get a taxi to Taormina and how much they charge. Also, can you easiliy get a taxi driver to agree to be at Taormina at a certain time to get you back to the cruise ship? If not, are there plenty of taxis in Taormina? Thanks. We will be traveling over Thanksgiving this year.

      5 Answers Nov 20, 2009 at 12:10 PM