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    • tesoro77's Profile Photo

      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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      Planning on renting a car

      Sardegna Jan 17, 2017 at 11:19 AM

      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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      Agriturismo near Montalcino

      by cmcard2 Online Now Dec 10, 2015 at 5:39 AM

      Is there one that anyone has stayed at and would recommend for good price, cleanliness, character, and friendliness?

      1 Answer Dec 10, 2015 at 9:36 AM
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      parking montecino

      by ChristopheV Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      where can i leave my car around montecino, when i visit the town?

      3 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 11:09 AM
    • ceramics and pottery

      by offtoEurope Online Now Apr 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      We bought a beautiful set of pottery bowls in Montalcino many years ago and I'd like to buy more, but I don't know the name of the store. Can anyone recommend a reputable local pottery seller in Montalcino?

    • Are things open on Sunday

      by ltalbott Online Now Apr 29, 2011 at 2:21 AM

      Hello,

      I am traveling ot Montalcino and am wondering if the wineries and wine shops are open on Sundays. I have received mixed information but from what I have gathered in Rome and Florence, most places are closed on Sunday. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

    • Winery Tour + accommodation

      by goaliemother Online Now Apr 25, 2011 at 8:48 AM

      Will be in Montalcino -- arriving June 11th and departing June 12th.
      Would like recommendations for a winery tour please. If possible we would like to stay at hotel connected to winery.
      Any ideas, suggestions will be appreciated.

      1 Answer Apr 28, 2011 at 9:05 AM
    • hours of operation of restaurants

      by margiesme Online Now May 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM

      Are restaurants open on Sundays for breakfast/lunch/dinner?

      5 Answers May 29, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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      Getting to Sant'Antimo

      by SandiM Online Now Mar 7, 2010 at 7:54 PM

      2 females, 42 & 73 (both car-less), taking a bus from Pienza to Montalcino in hopes of visiting Sant'Antimo in the morning. Can someone suggest a way to get to the Abbey without taking a car? I know of 2 buses to the abbey, but they leave at 710am and then not until 145pm. Our bus from Pienza drops us off around 730am, so we'll miss the first bus and I'm planning to photograph the interior of the Abbey in the morning, with the light streaming in so the 145pm bus won't do. Are there taxis to hire? Or is it possible to hitch a ride? I don't think my mother can handle a walk, if it's very far or very hilly. Suggestions?

      4 Answers Mar 8, 2010 at 10:54 AM
    • 5 days near Montalcino

      by rleahbird Online Now Oct 2, 2009 at 8:42 AM

      With a short trip spanning a weekend, what do you recommend? It's next week, 10/9-14, and we'll have a car. Festivals? Wineries?

    • Weekend hours off-season

      by barefoottraveller Online Now Oct 1, 2009 at 3:23 PM

      Interested in knowing if Montalcino or surrounding area wineries or Enoteca are open on Saturdays and Sundays off-season( November )? Are sites to visit( Castello; Abbey in Anselmo ) open?

      2 Answers Oct 1, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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      Fireflies in Tuscany?

      by Callavetta Online Now Apr 29, 2009 at 11:41 AM

      Several years ago we saw fireflies in Sorrento (in June). Does anyone know if there are fireflies in Tuscany in May? We don't have them in California and they are so magical.

      6 Answers Apr 29, 2009 at 2:26 PM
    • Chiusi.......to......Montalcino

      by mcgslp Online Now Jan 23, 2009 at 6:01 AM

      Hi,
      We are taking a train from Rome Termini to Chiusi. From there we would like to go to Montalcino then possibly to Siena. If we go to Siena we would take a train directly back to Rome.
      I am having difficulty figuring out how to get from Chiusi to Montalcino by either train/bus?

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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      il Giglio and Brunello

      by wdwgal Online Now May 18, 2007 at 8:04 PM

      Has anyone ever stayed at Hotel Giglio in Montalcino?
      what is the hotel like?
      where are good places to eat nearby?
      where is a good winery to try Brunello?
      do any of the wineries give free tastings?
      where is the best place to buy Brunello?
      Thanks!
      wdwgal

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2007 at 1:47 AM
    • Buses from Rome to Montalcino??

      by tearose214 Online Now Sep 6, 2006 at 9:00 AM

      I'm trying to figure out the easiest and quickest way to get from Rome to Montalcino without a car. The train seems inconvenient since it requires switching in three different towns (Chiusi, Siena, Buonconvento). I am wondering if there is a direct bus option from Rome, how often it leaves, and how long it takes, or alternately, whether there are buses that go from the train station at Chiusi directly to Montalcino. Would appreciate your advice!

    • Restaurants in Montalcino or surrounding countryside

      by lindadook Online Now Jun 26, 2006 at 3:42 AM

      Hi, my husband a nd I are visiting Montalcino soon and would like and suggestions for informal, relaxed dining either in Montalcino itself or in the surrounding countryside. Any suggestions of vineyards to visit would be great also.

      2 Answers Jun 28, 2006 at 6:50 AM
    • LA SAGRA DEL TORDO

      by ARCHINAL Online Now Sep 4, 2005 at 6:46 PM

      MY HUSBAND AND I ARE PLANNING TO GO TO THE FESTIVAL SAGRA DEL TORDO. HE HAS A HEART CONDITION AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WALK THE DISTANCE FROM THE PARKINGPARKS UPHILL TO THE FESTIVAL. IS THERE ANY MODE OF TRANSPORTATION FROM THE PARKS I.E SHUTTLE BUSES,TAXIS ETC.WE WILL BE COMING FROM TRASIMENO. ANY BUSES OR TRAINS FROM THAT AREA? WE PREFER TO USE OUR CAR. IS IT POSSIBLE TO DRIVE TO SOME AREA WHERE TRANSPORTATION TO MONTALCINO IS AVAILABLE. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP OFFERED
      THANKS ARCHINAL

      1 Answer Oct 6, 2006 at 6:22 PM
    • Montalcino Day Trip from Florence/Siena

      by JeanSF Online Now Jul 28, 2003 at 9:20 AM

      Do you know tour companies that offer day trips into the wine region, especially Montalcino and Montepulciano from Florence? Is departing from SIena a better idea? I know we can use the SITA bus network and do it on our own, but just wondering?? Thanks for any help you can offer.

      4 Answers Jul 28, 2003 at 3:00 PM
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      Long term rental

      by john_nico Online Now Jun 15, 2003 at 10:37 PM

      My wife and I are looking to rent a modest apartment in or near Montalcino from March/April 2004 until end September 2004. How much should we expect to pay per week / month? Can anyone help with recommendations? Many thanks

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2003 at 6:11 AM