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    • 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?

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      Soccer game in the first days of November.

      Rome Oct 7, 2016 at 11:40 AM

      Interested in going to see a soccer game in Rome between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4. Doesn't have to be First Division game; we'd just like to get the flavor of the local fans.

    • Coming to stay in Padova

      Padova Sep 24, 2016 at 7:34 AM

      Hi everyone, I am new here and I am not realy familiar with the "Protocol".
      Well, I am about to come to Padova and live there, as there is a job offered to me at the University. So, not knowing anything about the city, i would like to have some information, concerning a cheap place to stay for the first days, or the areas that are ok to rent a house. And of course, how much -approximately- is the rental cost of a small house with one room!

      Thanks anybody who will answer in advance


    • 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?

    • Bus schedule

      Florence Oct 8, 2016 at 12:49 AM

      How late at night does bus number 17 run from the city center? I need to get from there to a hostel at midnight

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      Blue Grotto

      Capri Oct 2, 2016 at 12:24 PM

      Is it possible to visit Blue Grotto in January?

    • Recommendations for restaurant (evening)

      Italy Yesterday

      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

    • 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.


    • Florence at Christmas

      Florence Oct 15, 2016 at 8:23 AM

      We are considering a visit to Florence from December 26 to Jan 1. This wil not be our first visit, but the first time spending a full week there. Any suggestions for activities? Any special holiday events? Should the weather be good enough for touring?

    • Bus Timetable

      Siracusa Sep 26, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      Where can I get a timetable in English for buses from Catania to Siracusa and back for Sunday 9th October 2016?

    • Bride salon

      Gaeta Oct 20, 2016 at 2:24 PM

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

    • Night taxi milan

      Milan Oct 15, 2016 at 2:57 AM

      Staying on Corso Buenos Aires 30, i want to get to central station at 4:00 am and been advised that walking at that time is not safe. Any night taxi stands, or online taxi booking ? ( I don't have local phone, but have Wifi) . Thank you.

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      Bus to Salerno

      Positano Oct 4, 2016 at 10:23 AM

      Have booked a 9:52am train from Salerno and am staying in Positano. Should we be able to make it using the buses or would it be wiser to spend the night before in Salerno?

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      Rome to Positano

      Italy Oct 3, 2016 at 5:35 PM

      What is the best way to travel to Positano from Rome? We need to leave in the afternoon in order to see Wednesday mass. Looking at high speed train to Salerno to avoid lots of changes, but not sure how difficult it will be to finish the journey on to Positano.

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      Milan to Paris with TGV

      Milan Oct 1, 2016 at 9:55 PM

      Direct Trip from Milan to Paris with TGV in January has a nice landscape?

    • Naples Attractions

      Italy Sep 27, 2016 at 2:21 PM

      We will be in Naples for a day in early November as part of a cruise. Which sites or landmarks should we visit in priority in the center of the city (we went to Pompei and Almafitana coast in the past)? Is it worthwhile to take a sightseeing bus Hop on Hop off Tour ? Is there any concern for safety in the old town of Naples?

      Thank you for your comments.

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      East/West Coast??

      Italy Yesterday

      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.

    • 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!

    • Venice to San gim to Rome

      San Gimignano Oct 8, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      Hi, trying to figure out best way to do the rental car...should I train to Florence and rent a car there, or pick up the car in Venice and drive to s gim? Sounds like the drive isn't particularly scenic. And at the end of the week in San gim, we will be heading to Rome. I know not to drive there, so should I return the car in Florence, Siena, Orvieto, or Rome airport? We could take train from Florence, Siena or Orvieto. Thanks in advance,

    • Catania cruise port to city center

      Catania Sep 24, 2016 at 11:26 AM

      We will be in Catania in November in a cruise. Is the cruise port close to the center of Catania? Can we visit the Catania's main attractions by foot from the ship Harbour?

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      im thinking of going to Treviso

      Treviso Oct 14, 2016 at 3:49 AM

      I might go to Treviso for new year as there is a rockabilly show on. how far is venice Treviso airport from Treviso and what are the costs of hotels etc.
      thank you fellow vt'ers in advance

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      Via Francigena San Gimignano to Siena

      Tuscany Oct 5, 2016 at 2:16 PM


      I have 4 days in Tuscanny in mid october and I was thinking about doing part of the Via Francigena, more specifically San Gimignano to Siena, or Ponte d'arbia to San Quirico. I like to take photos so which one of these would be nicest in fall. Or any other 3 day walks recommended in fall in that area? From what I have read its quite feasible to do it alone as it is quite well marked and with signs, but I find very little information about doing it alone, mostly tours. I am planning on taking the bus to San Gimignano and starting the next morning, does that sounds ok?

      Warm regards
      Tore Skobba

    • Amalfi base in early April

      Sorrento Oct 18, 2016 at 4:57 PM


      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?

    • Advice on must see places of Sardinia?

      Sardegna Oct 9, 2016 at 7:42 AM

      We've booked 5 nights on the island of Sardinia and hoping to get some ideas on recommended areas to stay/visit? I feel that the island itself might be too large to choose anywhere to stay and then venture out each day. Thanks!

    • 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...


    • Food Tours

      by ndnewyork Online Now Jun 28, 2016 at 10:28 PM

      The food tours for Parma are very expensive. Does anyone know of any cheaper options? Is it easy to do some of the chees, ham, and balsamic tours self-guided?

      1 Answer Jun 29, 2016 at 9:41 AM
    • Parma to Bardi by taxi / taxi companies in Parma

      by cassieitalia Online Now Jun 30, 2015 at 2:16 PM

      We (2 people) are trying to get from Parma city centre to Bardi for a day trip by taxi - hiring a car is not an option and it seems difficult to find any taxi services. Could anybody recommend any taxi companies I could try to get quotes from? Any idea of costs?

      Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you!!

      1 Answer Jun 30, 2015 at 5:11 PM
    • Tours for cheese and ham in Parma

      by mhuhman Online Now Apr 4, 2015 at 7:02 PM

      We want to visit a cheese-making factory or dairy and a prosciutto-making business/farm. Prices for 5 hour tours are expensive--$650 for 3 of us. I have emailed a dairy that I found on VT (thanks!) but is it possible to get a 1/2 day tour for the Parma area for less than $650, for three of us?

      Many thanks.

      1 Answer Apr 7, 2015 at 12:51 AM
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      Trip from Parma to Colorno Castle in September 2014

      by carmena Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      Dear all,
      I found on net two information about visiting hours of Colorno castle, which are confusing. All that I understand is that castle is closed on Monday and visits are allowed only with guide, at certain hours (no mention about language).
      Please advise orario of the castle, if known.
      Thanks for your time, Carmen

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 8:20 AM
    • Parma Train Station and rental Car?

      by jotoscano Online Now Mar 5, 2013 at 8:09 AM

      What is the best way to get to Parma from lake Como?
      We are hoping to travel by train.
      Also, is there a rental car agencyin Parma close to the train station>

      8 Answers Mar 7, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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      Culinary Museums

      by manuna Online Now Jul 3, 2012 at 6:26 AM

      Usually while visiting new places we devote some time to the traditional culinary,its production, tasting, coocking etc. This year we will travel through Emilia-Romagna. I noticed that there are a lot of museums not far from Parma: Prosciuto di Parma,Parmigiano, Tomato and even Culinary House (Casa Artusi). Is any of them worth seeing? What I can skip? Unfortunately most of the sites are in Italian, so it's really hard to evaluate anything :(
      May be you can suggest something absolutely different in this sphere?
      Thank you in advance?

      2 Answers Jul 3, 2012 at 10:07 AM
    • how much do apts cost at Rubra Bed & Breakfast & how to contact them?

      by carriesherrill Online Now Aug 11, 2011 at 11:33 AM

      re:Rubra Bed & Breakfast in Parma. How do I contact them & what are prices?

      2 Answers Aug 11, 2011 at 1:42 PM
    • Train Station in Parma

      by Jfuhrman Online Now May 1, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      We will be traveling to Parma from Florence via train and would like to stay at Antica Corte Relais Pallavincina and explore Parma. We understand that Antica is a bit of a drive from Parma, so we are wondering if there is somewhere to store our luggage at the train station so we can explore the city. Also, if anyone has any other suggestions we would greatly appreciate it. Also, if there is another fantastic place we should consider staying we are completely open to suggestions.

      2 Answers May 3, 2011 at 5:31 AM
    • visit to Busseto

      by stignani Online Now Jan 11, 2011 at 3:56 PM

      I will be in Milan in February and would like to do a day trip by bus or train to Busseto the town of Verdi. Is this possible or is it best to stay in Parma? Many thanks.


      6 Answers Jan 22, 2011 at 7:56 AM
    • train or bus service from Parma to Milan on Sunday, June 27, 2010.

      by judeUSA Online Now May 10, 2010 at 7:39 AM

      Can anyone give me bus OR train information regarding traveling from Parma to Milan on Sunday, June 27, 2010. Thanks. Jude (

      3 Answers May 10, 2010 at 9:50 AM
    • day trips from parma

      by frances50 Online Now Mar 7, 2010 at 2:32 PM

      My husband and I are planning to stay in Italy in may and will be at Lake como for a few days and in Parma for a few days - deciding whether it is feasible to see Verona, Firenze and Venice by day trips from either location(public transport) or to stay a night in each of the three cities mentioned and still stay at Lake Como and Parma but less nights

      7 Answers Mar 8, 2010 at 1:44 PM
    • Left Luggage in Parma railway station

      by hobanny Online Now Sep 25, 2009 at 4:41 PM

      We would like to spend the afternoon wandering around Parma on our way to Milan. Is there a left luggage room (luggage storage) at the station?

      15 Answers Mar 11, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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      Parma Hotels

      by iccuf Online Now Aug 13, 2009 at 3:24 PM

      Any hotel suggestion? I'm open to nice and modern or small quaint family run inns.

      4 Answers Aug 14, 2009 at 9:01 AM
    • parma tours

      by rio123456 Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 9:49 AM

      I would like to tour both a cheese factory and a prosciutto factory in Parma. Do you have any suggestions? Also I'm looking for a restuarant called Polipo. Can't seem to find it?

      8 Answers Jun 14, 2009 at 2:03 AM
    • Parma to Rome on a budget

      by little_miss_riddle Online Now Jul 17, 2008 at 4:56 AM

      I was wondering whether anyone knew of a cost-effective way of travelling from Parma to Rome? So far I've found trains ranging from 35-52, are there buses that operated from Parma or Bologna maybe?

      Thank you in advance,


      1 Answer Jul 17, 2008 at 5:18 AM
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      parmagiano cheese making facility

      by pigott Online Now Feb 12, 2008 at 2:29 PM

      We will be in Parma in mid-March - Is there a way to book a tour of the parmagiano cheese making facility? How much does it cost? It is worth it?

      4 Answers Feb 12, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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      Anything other than food and castles?

      by sandot Online Now Aug 20, 2007 at 1:30 PM

      Hi VT! Long time since I've been here. Since we resolved the Napoli question, I once again need your wisdom!

      I'm supposed to take up a post in Parma in a couple of weeks, but am really finding it hard to get a sense of what Parma is like. I've looked it up and read lots about the food and castles, but could you'se maybe suggest some adjectives to describe it? There, easy, all I need are one word answers!

      If anyone's been recently, or lives there, could you try to describe it to me.....sorry, I know this is the kind of abstract posting you'd be tempted to ignore, but spare a moment...please

      5 Answers Aug 21, 2007 at 11:22 AM
    • Looking for a great playground

      by fintari Online Now Jun 5, 2007 at 3:31 AM

      We are staying in Parma for few days and would like to visit a great playground with my 3 year old. We are staying right downtown in a hotel.
      Any suggestions?

      1 Answer Jun 29, 2007 at 1:09 PM
    • Should I move to Bologna or Parma?

      by LiveItalia Online Now Jan 6, 2007 at 7:44 PM

      I single, 31 years old and living in London. I want to live for couple of years, maybe more, in Italy. I have chosen to move to Bologna or Parma because they are genuinely Italian, attractive, sophisticated, youthful and relatively tourist free. However, ultimately I tend to judge towns by atmosphere. I have two concerns relating to the atmosphere of Bologna and Parma respectively:

      1. I have always loved Bologna, however, on two recent trips I perceived the atmosphere of the city had changed slightly. It observed the centre as rather drugy and dirty in many quarters. I must admit my heart sank. Exciting things always happen to me in Bologna but maybe this is not the place to set-up a new life. Then again, maybe I am just being pathetic and seedy grit comes with culture, youth and vibrancy. I would really appreciate your opinions, especially if you either love it or hate it.

      2. Parma seems like a very similar town to Bologna in many ways. However, it clearly is smaller and consequently a little more parochial. Is Parma a little bit too sleepy? I really love towns to have a buzz? I know Parma also has a big University and that brings buzz to many towns. But I just can’t get an angle on how the town ticks. I would really appreciate your opinions especially, if you either love it or hate it.

      Many thanks for reading this and I look forward to your responses.

      5 Answers Jan 9, 2007 at 2:47 AM
    • Looking for an Appartment for 2 months

      by 2005dav Online Now Sep 16, 2005 at 6:05 AM

      I'm looking for an appartment in Bolzano (Bozen) for 2 months from 1 October to the end of November 2005.
      It should be liveable, conditions and prices can be descussed, Maximum I can pay per month is 200 Euro.

      1 Answer Sep 16, 2005 at 6:55 AM
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      Castles near Parma

      by Jptravels4fun Online Now Jun 2, 2005 at 11:00 AM

      I know there are a number of castles outside of Parma and in E-R region. Are they accessible by train or bus transport? Does anyone have good website for these castles.
      thank you,

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2009 at 9:55 AM
    • Anyone familiar with Parma?

      by Julia007 Online Now Apr 5, 2005 at 12:36 PM

      Where to go, shopping, bar, dancing?? what to see??


      Jules :)

      4 Answers Apr 11, 2005 at 6:01 AM
    • Anyone familiar with Parma?

      by Julia007 Online Now Apr 5, 2005 at 11:42 AM

      Where to go, shopping, bar, dancing?? what to see??


      Jules :)

    • Pubs and Football

      by hoehbi Online Now Sep 21, 2004 at 3:46 AM

      Hiya, do you know a pub showing live football on SkySports? Thanks a lot for a helpful answer :-)) Cheers Ines

    • Parmagiano-Regiano Tour?

      by dancnjols Online Now May 26, 2004 at 11:18 AM

      We will be in Parma in mid-July - Is there a way to book a tour of the parmagiano cheese making facility?

      2 Answers May 29, 2004 at 2:50 AM
    • terme - spas - near parma

      by kawh Online Now Apr 9, 2004 at 5:31 PM

      i love NATURAL HOT SPRINGS... any recommendations for a great spa location (beautiful surroundings and great water) in the area near PARMA? is monticelli a great spot or just a good spot? ? thanks- kim

      2 Answers Apr 13, 2004 at 5:32 AM
    • local cheese dealer

      by KoGGy Online Now Dec 14, 2003 at 8:00 AM

      Hi, during our holidays in Italy me and my parents loved the Italian Parmesan-cheese (not the plastic-packed one from the supermarket, but the huge pieces of a kilogram or so that they sell in small-corner-cheese-shops). Now I had the idea to import one of these pieces and give it to my parents as a christmas present. But where can I buy it without going to Italy? Does anyone know an eMail-adress of one of those small-corner-shops in Parma or somewhere else in Italy? regards KoGGy

      5 Answers Jun 12, 2006 at 1:47 PM
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      Pubs in Parma

      by maliense Online Now Nov 27, 2003 at 4:39 AM

      Which pub do you recomend me? Do you know their web pages? Are they close to the city center? -The old curiosity pub -Enoteca -Mustiff Pub -Hippopotamus -Dadaumpa -Gavanasa Thanks a lot.

      5 Answers Nov 28, 2003 at 6:48 AM
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      Restaurants in Parma

      by maliense Online Now Nov 27, 2003 at 4:38 AM

      Which restarurants of these do you recomend me? Do you know their web pages? Ares they close to the city center? Are they cheap or expensive? -Cocchi -Osteria del Gresso -I du Brase -Osteria dei correri -Trattoria Al vedel -La Barricata -Rangon -Trattoria del Tribunale Thanks a lot.

      1 Answer Nov 27, 2003 at 7:04 AM
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      Airport, restaurants and more

      by maliense Online Now Nov 5, 2003 at 5:56 AM

      Has got Parma any airport? If not, which is the nearest one? What about restaurants? And nightlife in pubs? Thanks.

      5 Answers Nov 6, 2003 at 3:27 AM