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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 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.

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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

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      Ferragosto in Portofino

      by moscit Online Now Aug 2, 2016 at 9:37 AM

      Hi all, we are planning a visit on the 15th of August and I'm wondering if shops and restaurants will be open or closed since this is a national holiday. Does anyone know if businesses will be open on the 15th of August?

      1 Answer Aug 3, 2016 at 11:24 AM
    • public transportation in italy

      by lauriecrotty Online Now Jul 20, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      how can i use public transportation to tour from portofino to cinque terre to lucca?

      1 Answer Jul 20, 2015 at 9:51 AM
    • Cooking class

      by Rhonda10 Online Now May 10, 2015 at 7:03 AM

      can anyone recommend a 1/2 day cooking class in or near Portofino, Italy.

      Thanks, we will be there in early October!


    • dress code

      by valw20 Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 1:13 PM

      How do young women dress in the spring time?

      4 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 3:19 AM
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      portofino to cinque terre

      by LouiseR21 Online Now Jun 26, 2014 at 7:06 PM

      hi there , what is the best way to get to the cinque terre area from portofino at the end of July ?

      cheers, Louise

      3 Answers Jun 27, 2014 at 6:04 AM
    • diana marina to portofino by bus, train or boat

      by biggrantcorner Online Now May 25, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      Is there anybody out there who could help us. We are going to Diana Marina in August and wish to take a day trip to Portofino by public transport as we have been led to believe driving our own cars is not really an option and you won't see the best of the countryside. We are willing to travel by bus, train or boat and need to do it all in one day. Has anyone ever taken this trip or has anyone advice on the best way to do it with approximate prices.
      Thanks for your help.

      4 Answers May 29, 2014 at 3:56 AM
    • 1 or 2 nights?

      by ameira Online Now May 15, 2014 at 5:16 PM

      We have a limited amount of time to spend "on the road" in Italy. Should we spend 1 or 2 nights in Portofino? If we spend 2 nights there we would have to drive straight to Siena. If we spend 1 night we would be able to stop for a night outside Lucca.

      2 Answers May 21, 2014 at 8:45 PM
    • Snorkeling

      by lkgavin Online Now May 15, 2014 at 4:42 PM

      Can anyone tell me if there's snorkeling available around Portofino, and if so is it worth it?
      Also, can you rent snorkeling gear?

      1 Answer May 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM
    • Cafes in Portofino

      by deshie Online Now May 5, 2014 at 4:52 AM

      Is there a cafe in Portofino where I can get a coffee and a cake at a reasonable price?
      Will I have to pay to sit down and if so how much?

      3 Answers May 5, 2014 at 7:23 AM
    • driving to cinque terre

      by althead Online Now May 2, 2014 at 4:48 AM

      hi we want to do nice, monte carlo, portofino cinque terre and genoa what's the best route and how?

      4 Answers May 3, 2014 at 5:09 AM
    • Italian Riviera

      by heralds Online Now Mar 12, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      We are staying in Riomaggiore (Cinque Tere) from 9/27/14 thru 9/30/14. I understand there is ferry service between the 2 areas. Is that the best method of travel? We will NOT have a car. How do I obtain a ferry schedule and do I need tickets in advance?

      4 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 4:05 AM
    • Day in Florence.

      by Rhee620 Online Now Jan 4, 2014 at 6:45 AM

      We will be in Portofino end of April. A friend has asked us to meet him in Florence for the day if we could ..Is there a way to do this from Portofino? How long would it take to get there? How late can would we be able to return? Thanks for any feedback.

      2 Answers Jan 6, 2014 at 6:24 AM
    • Weather in Portofino

      by ceyef Online Now Nov 10, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      What's the weather like in Portofino?

      3 Answers Nov 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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      how can I go to Pf from Genua ?

      by amsor Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM

      I forgot to ask
      should I rent a car ?
      or go by public Transport ?

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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      how long should I stay ?

      by amsor Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      I shall be going to Genua in Dezember.
      Is Portofino a fulldaytrip or halfday is enough ?

      3 Answers Oct 14, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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      Day trip from Genoa to Portofino and 5 Terre in the same is posible?

      by diana_renou Online Now Aug 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      Hi everybody!! I will spend 5 days in Genoa next June 2014. I would like to visit Portofino and 5 Terre (a day trip) and my question is if it is a good idea or not .I travel by public transportation because I dont like to drive.

      Another question: If I have 5 days in Genoa it is enought time to visit Genoa and to do 2days trips (one to Portofino and 5 Terre and the other to Turin (Torino). What do you think about? It is to much to do in 5 days? Many thanks for any advice!!

      9 Answers Aug 25, 2013 at 2:03 PM
    • Daily trip from Florence to Pisa than Portofino

      by kerkilman Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      Hi, We will be there end of July at Florence with our friends and we are plannig to make daily trip to Pisa than Portofino. I would be pleased if you inform us for the easiest/common ways for this trip with the details. Becuse we could not find healthy info either Trenitalia (departure time) or somewhere (forums) else.On the otherhand If it is not possible for one day we will also able to change tour plan directly from Florence to Portofino. Waiting your kind help!Thank you in advance..

      12 Answers Jul 17, 2013 at 3:38 PM
    • Locate pottery shop Portofino hand painted scenes

      by CPenta Online Now Jun 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      I am trying to find pottery shop that makes ceramics painted with Portofino scenes. Delfino restaurant has these as table decorations. Some are egg shaped and some are tree shaped. I was there in September of 2009. I want to buy a piece of the pottery as a remembrance of my trip.

      1 Answer Jun 11, 2013 at 1:14 PM
    • Day trip to Portofino

      by JNord Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      Can i go from Milan to Portofino and back by train in 1 day and see much of Portofino? What is the best way to get there from Milan?

      3 Answers Mar 8, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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      Cinque Terre by Train

      by cemocem Online Now Mar 13, 2012 at 5:50 AM

      I am trying to find out the train or bus schedules between Portofino and Cinque Terre villages. Is it possible to go between Portofino and Cinque Terre? Is it enough one day for them?

      9 Answers Mar 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM
    • Northern Italy first timer

      by carrie.sherrill Online Now Sep 7, 2011 at 9:51 AM

      2 65yo ladies looking for clean budget place to stay near portofino.80 per day max...any ideas. Our 1st ime in Italy!

      5 Answers Sep 9, 2011 at 1:16 AM
    • Visiting Portofino in January

      by Gilis Online Now Jan 9, 2011 at 7:21 AM


      planning to fly to Portofino by the end of January. Just wondering if although it's winter its still possible to sightseeing Specifically
      (1) are the walking trails closed;
      (2) are ferries are running;
      (3) are pubs and restaurants open

      Any information would be appreciated.



      2 Answers Nov 11, 2013 at 2:08 AM
    • Which is easier to travel to Portofino? from Milan or from Rome?

      by Oliviaever Online Now Nov 21, 2010 at 8:53 PM

      Hi! I am planning a tour to Italy. I have been to most of the tourist spots like Colosseum, Pisa etc. but want to explore the outskirts this time 'round. I found a toursite covering almost every place I want to go from Sienna, Umbria, Capri, Positano, Pompeii etc. except for Portofino. The agent said I will have to go on my own, either before tour begins or after the tour ends. The tour will start in Milan and end in Rome. Pls. advise me from where should I plan to take my own tour to Portofino...from Milan or from Rome, and are there any local tours to Portofino from Milan or Rome? Any help and reply would be appreciated. Thank you so much.

      9 Answers Nov 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM
    • travelling to portofino from genoa

      by barzeev Online Now Aug 28, 2010 at 5:02 AM

      will it be worthwhile to rent a car or use other transportation to portofino from genoa airport. we plan to be one week in portofino. how much will it cost to use the ferry? that is to get around cinque terre and the entire area?

      3 Answers Aug 28, 2010 at 2:03 PM
    • hotel around portofino

      by wendyes Online Now Jul 19, 2010 at 4:18 AM

      hey everyone

      i am curious to know where i can find a hotel to stay close to Portofino yet not have to pay a lot of money for the hotel? All i can find within portofino are quite pricy and the ones outside confuse me since i am not familiar with the surrounding, any suggestion is welcome!

      many thanks in advance

      7 Answers Jul 20, 2010 at 1:04 AM
    • Free beach in Portofino

      by Kir1304 Online Now Jun 14, 2010 at 7:14 AM


      Could you tell me is there the free beach in Portofino or somewhere near that place?
      What is the nearest free beach to Portofino Harbour?

      Thank you!

      4 Answers Jun 15, 2010 at 3:12 PM

      by CUPELLI Online Now May 12, 2010 at 3:10 PM


      2 Answers May 13, 2010 at 6:05 PM
    • artwork

      by janeylee Online Now Jan 26, 2010 at 1:56 PM

      I visited Portofino in October. There was a small gift/art shop set back from the pedestrian walkway, on the right when walking up from the harbour. The top of the walkway had bollards restricting traffic access. When I got to the shop it was closed temporarily, in the window there was a large photograph of water running over stones. I would love to know the name of the shop to enquire about the price of the artwork. I know these details are scant but I was only there briefly on a short trip. Please could anyone help?

      Jane Lee

      1 Answer Jan 26, 2010 at 3:30 PM
    • Desparately need help

      by stephenao Online Now Oct 15, 2009 at 3:44 PM

      My cruise, Celebrity just gave me a last minute notification that they decided to eliminate the port of call "Portofino" from today till the rest of year due to weather condition. My ship is supposed to arrive at Portofino on 10/26. I felt very devastated wthout visiting this place.

      1. Can anybody who are now in Portofino or just been Portofino advise me of the weather condition at Portofino?

      2. Anyone know if other crusie liners still sail to Portofino in the rest of October?

      Would greatly appreciate your prompt input.



      30 Answers Nov 12, 2013 at 3:29 PM
    • Cinque Terre by Train

      by aostephen Online Now Sep 22, 2009 at 10:12 AM

      Just came up with one quick question. If I take the train to visit the Cinque Terrre, is each train station closed to the waterfront/beach? Is the train route a scenic route?

      Would appreciate your feedback


      8 Answers Sep 23, 2009 at 2:51 PM