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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,

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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?

    • 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

    • things to do for kids

      by sabbuna Online Now Jul 7, 2016 at 4:38 AM

      can kids have fun in Perugia?

      4 Answers Jul 7, 2016 at 5:46 PM
    • What to do in Perugia in mid-late January?

      by amongstthecrowd Online Now Oct 27, 2014 at 7:38 PM

      Hi everyone, I know that Perugia can get really cold and perhaps many places would be closed in the last 1/3 of the month of January, but the place seems really nice to visit. May I know what are the things I can do during this time? E.g. visit night markets or festivals?

      Thank you!

      3 Answers Oct 28, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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      traveling to Spoleto

      by peekenjoo Online Now Sep 30, 2014 at 7:01 AM

      Hi all, we will be arriving in Perugia airport (PEG) at 9 am and want to travel on to Spoleto. What do you advise? Train? If yes which station in Perugia do I use? Thanks!

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM
    • How to get there

      by KitHarv22 Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Hi, what is the best way to get to Perugia from Rome? I've tried to look and found one train at 5am! Is there another way of getting to the city?


      5 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM
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      Day trips from Perugia.

      by Maurizioago Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      Could you suggest some easy day trips by public transportation from Perugia?


      6 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 2:46 PM
    • Transport and culture

      by Julianne21 Online Now Sep 7, 2013 at 2:09 AM

      Hi Guys,
      Currently in Perugia for 3 months. Could someone tell me how to get to Naples. Is the bus option ok, and how do I go about this? (train seems a hassle with up to 4 changes).
      Would anyone know how to access a cultural/event agenda for Naples?
      Thanks xx

      5 Answers Sep 7, 2013 at 7:40 AM
    • Mini metro

      by sswilliams Online Now Apr 3, 2013 at 7:19 AM

      Where do I catch the mini metro

      1 Answer Apr 3, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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      Perugia ,

      by Papim2 Online Now Nov 3, 2012 at 5:26 AM

      When we leave Rome heading back to florence, we plan on stopping in Perugia ...any good tips and is it worth the stop....I heard a lot about out..thanks

      2 Answers Nov 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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      right time to go to Perugia ?

      by MarianneS3 Online Now Aug 18, 2012 at 11:53 PM

      i have the intention to go to Perugia this week but I wanted to know if it is the right period , as I
      know in Italia many things are closed in August . I was already a few years ago in Bologna in August and most of the shops were closed . Somebody who lives there can tell me how it is in Perugia ?
      thanks a lot !

      2 Answers Aug 19, 2012 at 6:33 AM
    • Accommodation, Transport, Things to see and do

      by Mrs5131 Online Now Apr 29, 2012 at 1:11 PM

      My wife and I will be in Perugia in mid Jan 2013. My wife has mobility issues and at times will need to be in a wheel chair. After cheap/reasonable ground floor or room with a lift that is within walking distance of train/bus station as we will be coming from either Rome or Florence. Also need information about what to see/do and wear the locals eat and shop.

      Thanks guys.

      2 Answers Apr 29, 2012 at 1:20 PM
    • Exercise and fitness in Perugia

      by AshleighIovino Online Now Jan 29, 2012 at 8:50 AM

      I will be living in Perugia for the next 5 months. Can anyone recommend an affordable gym which I could join preferably as close to the city centre as possible?

      I am also looking for a good yoga studio if anyone has any suggestions?

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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      Perugia: dining and stay

      by ElenaKKKK Online Now Jan 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM

      Hi) Me and my school friend plan to spend 5 days in Perugia 25- 29th of May on a way to Bergamo Euromeet. As a part of Euromeet we plan to visit Pallio della balestra in Gubbio on 27th, in addition- Assisi, Spello and, may be, Orvieto. So I have some questions:
      1. Could anybody recommend me nice place to dine: something with live music, informal and vivid atmosphere: we aren't interested in night life, just pleasant place to spend evening without risky adventures:-)
      2. As I've read here, on VT, that Monday is the day of "closed doors" in Italy, is it worth to visit Assisi on Monday, or some of sights will be closed and we should better go somethere else? (we won't hire a car and will travel by public transport).
      3. On the page of Perugia here there is a "Con" tip that Perugia is unsafe place with a lot of criminality. We stay a bit far from the centre: in Etruscan Chocotel, is it safe to walk at evenings (for example going to the hotel from the dinner at restaurant in old town) for 2 mid-aged ladies? Or there are special unsafe places, which aren't recommended to visit?
      Thank you in advance, regards, Elena

      7 Answers Jan 26, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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      Memory Lane Trip

      by jonathanbarker Online Now Oct 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

      Dear VT'ers, I last visited Perugia in 1980, when I visited the Massinis, I would like to return this year, as I'm staying in Florence (Firenze).

      This time I travel with a friend and I would like to show her the sights, I remember the aqueduct, St Pietro's Church, the main square, and I would like some advice about other sights to show, we like architecture, history, and a couple of hours walking tour would be a bonus.

      Can anyone suggest a good itinery, and maybe some good places to enjoy coffee, lunch.

      Grazie (many thanks)


      1 Answer Oct 28, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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      Perugia Accomodations

      by moscit Online Now Aug 2, 2011 at 12:29 PM

      Hi All,

      We (family of 3 with a 18 month old) are planing a 2 night stop in Perugia and have started looking at hotels. We are arriving by car.

      We've narrowed it down to these three, and were wondering if anyone had any feedback on any of them. Any experience or information would be appreciated.

      * Primavera Mini Hotel
      * Hotel Fortuna
      * Hotel Bonazzi


      4 Answers Aug 4, 2011 at 6:39 PM
    • calvarez

      by calvarez Online Now Mar 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM

      Is there bus transportation between Perugia and Milano? If so, where can I pick up it in Perugia), Ineed to travel June 5th, 2011

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2011 at 1:08 AM
    • Bus from Perugia to Venice

      by julieparker Online Now Oct 6, 2010 at 7:55 AM

      Is there a bus from Venice to Perugia? Train looks complicated!

      4 Answers Oct 6, 2010 at 10:26 AM
    • Sublet for short term

      by laurachiesa Online Now Jul 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM

      Hi I am looking for a cheap sublet in Perugia near the Universita' per stranieri for this month of July, 2 weeks from 18 to 31 (more or less). I am an Italian teacher 33 yrs old non-smoker, coming for a teachers course. My boyfriend may join me so the ideal would be a single room for two or a studio apartment. Anyone? We also would like to exchange our flat in Tel Aviv for the same period!


      4 Answers Jul 12, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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      Wi Fi Hot Spots

      by coconutwireless Online Now Jan 15, 2010 at 9:49 PM

      Just bought an IPod Touch and thought I might be able to use it in Italy while traveling. Anyone had experience with using Wi Fi Hot Spots (free) in Perugia?

      traveling with Aloha
      the coconut wireless

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      Trains from Rome Termini to Perugia or Assisi

      by Glen30 Online Now Sep 5, 2009 at 3:18 PM


      I have read a few articles that you need to change trains at Foligno on the way to either Assisi or Perugia. However, having checked the schedules on, it seems there are direct trains from Rome to these 2 cities without transferring. Is that true?

      For instance:

      If I were to take the train departing Rome termini at 11.57am, I don't need to transfer elsewhere?

      Can someone let me know what fare 39/AS means? I don't really understand. Is this the fare to go with if I were to buy a ticket online?


      3 Answers Sep 5, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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      Best place to buy clothes

      by ivan.chaer Online Now Jun 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM

      Hi! I'm from Brazil. Next month, I'll be arriving in Florence, from where I'll catch a train to Perugia. I'll be studying italian for a couple of months there.

      My question is which is the best place to buy clothes: Perugia, Florence, or some other neighbor place?


      3 Answers Jan 24, 2010 at 4:52 PM
    • Perugia in October or November?

      by camerabuggy1 Online Now Jul 27, 2008 at 9:27 AM

      My wife and I are planning a trip to Perugia for two weeks either in October or November. I have commitments in October that I could cancel but that would be inconvenient. But, am concerned that if I go in November it would be too cold for walking about the city comfortably and I'd miss the fall colors in the countryside. Would appreciate hearing about what the climate and atmosphere in town is like from people who've been there during October and November.


      6 Answers Jul 28, 2008 at 9:50 PM
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      I'm pleased to show students around town

      by benaddey Online Now Jun 18, 2008 at 12:32 PM

      I study (nursing) in Perugia, am half english and half italian (so speak english and italian). I grew up close to Perugia in the country near a town called Gubbio. I'm pleased to show students around town when they arrive here(for free) because I enjoy meeting new people!

      So any of you out there can write to me at and I'll introduce you to Perugia!

    • January 2008 in Perugia - Is it sleepy? Accommodation?

      by dperojev Online Now Oct 23, 2007 at 12:11 PM

      Hi All,

      I might get January 2008 off work and visit Perugia. The purpose would of course be to learn Italian language but also to have some fun.

      So, here are my questions:

      1) how is January in Perugia - is there any life? any students? anything going on or is it a bit sleepy?

      2) should i come with my car? is there a problem finding parking?

      3) how much would one month rent of a studio apartment in Perugia be?

      Thank you!!!

      2 Answers Mar 20, 2008 at 11:42 PM
    • Primavera mini hotel perugia

      by nd2ski Online Now Sep 18, 2007 at 5:57 AM

      Has anyone had experience with this hotel? Can't find info on tripadviser, which I find rather odd. Thanks, Eva

      1 Answer Sep 18, 2007 at 12:26 PM
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      Studying at the Università Per Stranieri di Perugia from Fall 2007 ?

      by BellaItalia088 Online Now Aug 19, 2007 at 5:46 PM

      Ciao a Tutti!!
      I am planning on beginning an Italian language course which will begin November 2, 2007 at the UniversitĂ  Per Stranieri di Perugia and was wondering if there was anyone out there planning on attending around the same time :-) Thanks for reading this! Hope to speak to some of you soon!!


      3 Answers Nov 11, 2007 at 3:10 PM
    • Best things to do around and in Perugia

      by loumettler Online Now Jun 3, 2007 at 7:21 PM

      Two couples traveling to Italy in July. Our first stay is in Perugia for 4 nights. We want to plan some day trips and would like to spend at least a 1/2 day at a wine vineyard tour. Also want to visit Assissi. Any recommendations? Best way to travel there?

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2010 at 12:52 AM
    • Universita` per gli stranieri

      by Arpine Online Now Apr 25, 2007 at 3:37 AM

      Hi everyone. I'm Arpi,f, 24 years old, from Armenia, going to perugia for 2 months July/Aug,. I have 2 months' borsa there, and I would like to fidn an apartmrnt in the city centre, will be glad to share with other girls who are funny helpfull and looking forward to having great time in Perugia, preferably, from italy , Spain, Portugal, Brazil

      pls write me if u have any ideas, or if already found something but need to share to reduce the price, plz feel free to write me or call me

      mail:, tell, 00 374 9 1 46 65 17

    • Perugia Apartment?

      by r0bert0 Online Now Apr 20, 2007 at 11:46 PM

      Hello all!

      I will be moving to Perugia in September/October for a period of 12-18 months, and was wondering if anyone knew of any contacts for an apartment in the city center?

      Looking for something quite nice, willing to pay a bit extra for the creature comforts.

      If anyone has any suggestions/recommendations it would be greatly appreciate!

      A presto!


      1 Answer Aug 19, 2007 at 5:33 PM
    • Supermarket open on a Saturday afternoon in Perugia??

      by diddles2000 Online Now Apr 7, 2007 at 12:17 AM

      We have rented a house in S.Enea which is about 15km from Perugia. On our way there we want to call into a supermarket and stock up on provisions for the first few days. Are supermarkets open on a Saturday afternoon? Knowing Italy and its erratic opening hours I'm worried we might get stuck without food for a couple of days!! All help appreciated. Thanks.

      6 Answers Apr 7, 2007 at 10:22 PM
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      Accommodation and Inexpensive

      by langfordj Online Now Dec 24, 2006 at 2:23 AM

      My wife and I will be staying in Perugia from May 12 and leaving May 16 for Ancona. We are looking for inexpensive accommodation for the four nights and a few inexpensive places to eat. We are retired Canadians and would appreciate any information.
      Can anyone help?

      2 Answers Dec 24, 2006 at 10:12 AM