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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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      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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      Getting Into Palermo

      by lstobart Online Now Aug 4, 2016 at 2:46 PM

      My English speaking-only in-laws and my wife will be flying into Palermo and making their way to the train station to go to Cefalu. Any general tips or thoughts on getting out of the airport and catching the train? Do's & don't's etc. Thanks.

      7 Answers Aug 10, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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      50th Birthday Celebration

      by 43beckos Online Now Jun 18, 2016 at 9:21 AM

      Hi VT
      Looking for somewhere special to take my wife for dinner on her 50th Birthday which we are celebrating in Palermo. Any suggestions

      Ta

      Paul

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2016 at 12:34 PM
    • Palermo/ corleone bus schedule

      by ducote Online Now Jun 7, 2016 at 1:02 PM

      I can find times on Ast to Corleone but am unable to find return times. Can anyone give me some return times for a day trip?
      .

      3 Answers Jun 8, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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      Live Music eg Jazz & Jamming

      by GL12 Online Now Mar 21, 2016 at 8:52 AM

      Hi Folks

      I am coming to Palermo at the beginning of April. I was wondering does anyone know of any music bars for local music, Jazz, jamming or open mic etc ? Not looking for concerts just small live music venues.

      Many thanks in anticipation.

      Alec

      2 Answers Mar 24, 2016 at 1:59 AM
    • Palermo to Siracusa

      by faigele Online Now Sep 29, 2015 at 7:55 PM

      Have searched the AST website but cannot get info for bus to Siracusa, only as far as Ragusa. Can anyone tell me the best way to get from Palermo to Siracusa? This will be the last leg of our trip to Sicily. We will not have a car. Thanks much, especially to "Rosata" who has provided several answers already.

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2015 at 5:33 PM
    • day trip to Agrigento.

      by faigele Online Now Sep 29, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      What is the best way to do a day trip from Palermo to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. We will not have a car. Thanks.

      1 Answer Sep 30, 2015 at 2:25 AM
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      Theater and traffic

      by TatyanaA Online Now Aug 2, 2015 at 4:59 AM

      I'm coming for 2 weeks to Sicily and plan to spend day or 2 in Palermo. We are driving a car, but having read a lot of horror stories of traffic in Palermo, I booked 2 nights in Monreale, planning to go by bus. But... I've also got tickets to the Massimo theater and was told that taking bus at night won't be an option. So what is the easiest way to get from Monreale to Palermo and back, and if we need to go by car, where can we park to make our driving less stressful and parking safe?

       

      5 Answers Aug 2, 2015 at 3:53 PM
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      suggestion for car hire company

      by JamesM85 Online Now Jun 27, 2015 at 8:03 AM

      Hi I will be in Sicily for about a week and need a car ,am travelling alone can u suggest a decent company to use?

      4 Answers Jul 13, 2015 at 1:13 AM
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      When churches are open?

      by Oleg_D. Online Now Jun 3, 2015 at 5:50 AM

      My experience taught me that it is almost impossible to get clear working schedule of churches in Italy. Common practice shows that they can be opened between 09:00 and 12:00 hrs. Usually I try to come between these hours and sometime it works. So, my question is:
      Does anybody know when are open churches san Francesco D’Assisi, Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Church and Cloister Della Magione, Santa Trinita and other churches built before 1530?

      5 Answers Jun 15, 2015 at 12:43 AM
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      Photos in museums of Palermo

      by Oleg_D. Online Now Jun 2, 2015 at 1:18 AM

      Hi,
      According to the law adopted on June 1 2014, known as "Decreto Franceschini" because of Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceskini, visitors became allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod in all state and municipal museums of Italy.
      My questions are:
      1. Is this low is still active?
      2. Are visitors allowed to take noncommercial photos in museums of Palermo?
      3. In Cathedrals of Palermo and Monreale, in Diocesan Museum (belongs to Diocese)?

      Thank you in advance. Oleg

      7 Answers Jun 3, 2015 at 8:17 AM
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      Bus #389 from Palermo to Monreale

      by Oleg_D. Online Now May 14, 2015 at 7:26 AM

      Dear travelers and especially citizens of Palermo,

      Please, advise me, is bus #389 or 389P still transporting passengers from Piazza Indipendenza, Palermo to Cathedral at Monreale. Some people said me that this bus brings passengers only to foot of the hill but not transports to center of Monreale anymore. What is the real situation with that bus? Thank you in advance.

      Sincerely, Oleg

      3 Answers May 19, 2015 at 4:17 AM
    • question about transport Palermo - Solanto

      by goshe Online Now Apr 28, 2015 at 3:02 AM

      Hi everybody, how much costs taxi Palermo - Solanto(hotel Domina)? I'l have some days in this hotel and would like to visit Palermo. Also bus or train Palermo - Solanto? Because plan to go to spectacolo in teatro Massimo and after 9 or 10/11 pm to come back from Palermo to hotel...?
      Thanks in advanse

      10 Answers Aug 18, 2015 at 5:09 AM
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      driving from palermo to sciacca

      by dennyandconnie Online Now Apr 26, 2015 at 7:07 AM

      in late may my wife and i are driving from palermo to sciacca for a 3 day visit. it appears to be less than a 2 hour drive. we enjoy wandering as we travel. any small villages or sights to see along the way?

      thanks

      3 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 4:32 AM
    • ACCESSORIES SHOP LOCATION

      by felixackuayi Online Now Apr 11, 2015 at 3:15 AM

      Can I please have someone show me shops in PALERMO,SICILY where I can get affordable accessories or appliances &gadgets to buy. I'm attending 5 day meeting and need something to buy and carry back to my country.

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Apr 11, 2015 at 9:21 AM
    • Salsa in Palermo

      by OzJen Online Now Aug 31, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      Hi,
      Can anyone advise if there is any Salsa dancing in Palermo. I will be there on a Sat night.
      Thanks in advance
      Jenny

      3 Answers Sep 1, 2014 at 4:54 AM
    • 5 days - what to do?

      by Helly494 Online Now Aug 22, 2014 at 4:10 AM

      Hello
      I am staying in Palermo from Sunday and wondered if anyone can suggest some tours and must sees to get the most out of my stay? Also any restaurant or bar recommendations would be appreciated.
      How easy is it to get to Etna and are there any other recommendations for areas outside of Palermo to visit?

      Finally I need to get from the airport to the Hotel Plaza Opera, any recommendations for getting to an from the airport easily?
      Thanks

      14 Answers Aug 23, 2014 at 9:57 AM
    • Noise near Piazza Marina

      by ShineyMcShine Online Now Aug 13, 2014 at 8:43 PM

      Hello, I am planning on being in Palermo in late September. I have an offer to stay in an apartment located in Palazzo Fatta in the Piazza Marina area. How noisy is this area, day or night?

      Thanks,
      Shine

      4 Answers Aug 14, 2014 at 6:44 AM
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      bus to Catania

      by aussolo Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

      I have downloaded some timetable information from SAISAUTOLINEE to get a bus from Palermo to Catania and am a little confused as to where it will arrive will it be in Catania town or does it take you to the airport. Has anyone does this trip?

      4 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM
    • Fisherman's market and Beach

      by luqa17 Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      Hi,

      We will be visiting Sicily beginning of August and we would like to visit a fisherman's village in the Palermo region; this would be followed by a nice fresh seafood meal in some nearby restaurant! Can you suggest any places?

      Also, could you suggest any nice beach which is not normally so busy(such as Cefalu')?

      Thank you for your time!
      Kenneth

      3 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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      public transportation from Palermo to Modica

      by ohaiyo Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      Hi,

      I am planning to travel from Palermo to Modica by public bus on October 5, Sunday. I have heard that the AST Bus Line goes there. Is that true? How many buses would operate on a Sunday?

      Thank you

      4 Answers Jun 11, 2014 at 5:21 AM
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      public transportation from Palermo to Selinunte

      by ohaiyo Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      Hi,

      I am wondering if there is public transportation from Palermo to Selinunte. I found a posting from 2006 that states one can take the SALEMI Bus Lines service to Castelvetrano (100 minutes) and then transfer to a local Salemi orange mini-bus (25 minutes) to the Selinunte archeological site. The posting said that I could buy the Palermo to Castelvetrano round trip bus ticket a the Salemi lines ticket office on Via Balsamo and then purchase the ticket to Selinunte directly on the local bus.

      However, this posting was in 2006 and I will be going in late September. I am wondering if the information is still current.

      Thank you

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2014 at 1:03 AM
    • any ideas about a guys night out

      by brian1990 Online Now Apr 1, 2014 at 7:21 AM

      strip clubs / casinos? Either of the two would be a fun guys night throwing a party for my friend who is getting married.

      6 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 9:19 AM
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      bus station

      by aussolo Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM

      where is the bus terminal situated in palermo

      3 Answers Mar 22, 2014 at 11:33 PM
    • Transportation from Corleone to Palermo

      by mkchurch Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      Is there transportation from Corleone to Palermo on Sunday mornings in April?

      6 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 6:54 AM
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      Sicilian local items...fragrances..cosmetics..

      by philosykos Online Now Jan 25, 2014 at 7:31 PM

      Are thee any local Sicilian fragrances to be found in Palermo?? Just something traditional..I do not mean high end fragrances..What about any local remedies at the pharmacy?I enjoy looking for items in other countries that are local and been around for ages from fragrances..foods to special creams or ointments from the pharmacy..Any tips???

      5 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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      Safety......

      by philosykos Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      Finally decided to go to Palermo for a few days in March....I have read about "bag snatchers"????? Is this a real threat??? I can deal with pick pockets but thought of bag snatchers scare me..Re assure me please ..I should not worry...Thxs!

      17 Answers Jan 19, 2014 at 5:28 PM
    • Palermo driver?

      by mjcro Online Now Nov 6, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      We would like to hire a driver to meet us at the ferry and take us to a market, Monreale and then the airport where we will pick up a rental car and head out of town. I've read not to drive in Palermo. Any recommendations for a trustworthy car and driver for a half-day of sightseeing?

      1 Answer Nov 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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      logistics on getting around Sciliy

      by ohaiyo Online Now Oct 28, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      I am planning a two week vacation in Sicily in early October next year. I am reluctant to drive in a foregin country so I am more inclined taking the train or the bus. My priliminary itinerary is Palermo, Catania, Messina, Syracuse, Monreale, Ragusa, Modica, Agrigento, and Trapani. It is probably too ambitious for only two weeks. I need to know how to get around Sicily connecting these places by either train or bus. Any suggestions are welcome.
      Thank you

      7 Answers Feb 11, 2015 at 10:56 PM
    • Honeymoon and looking for luxury in Palermo - any suggestions?

      by boltonstars45 Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      On Honeymoon and looking for luxury in Palermo, been on tripadvisor and don't like the look of many. Can someone recommend another place to use as a base to do day trips from. Also are there places that are recommended to visit from Palermo. We are there for 5 days! Thanks!

      6 Answers Oct 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM