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    • Cooking classes in Italy

      Italy Nov 26, 2016 at 5:31 PM

      We are planning a trip to Italy in early May. Can anyone recommend a one-day cooking class in Tuscany that would include shopping, cooking, eating...and, of course, wine?

    • Shopping hours

      Siracusa Nov 13, 2016 at 2:00 AM

      We will be in Siracusa next week and would like to do some clothes shopping. Can somebody please tell me what are the general opening hours for shops?

    • boats to Sorrento?

      Naples Dec 3, 2016 at 1:22 PM

      Are there any boats (public or commercial) that cover the stretch from Naples to Sorrento?

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      Using a public transport to get from Milan center to 'Museo Storico Alfa Romeo' in Arese.

      Milan Dec 3, 2016 at 10:39 AM


      On Dec. 13-15d. I'm planning to visit Milan. One of the main museums I'd like to visit is Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese region. According to's journey planner, I should take the M1 metro and then at the nearby Rho rail station, I should catch a 561 line bus and then get off at the Via Aldo Moro street, with a few hundred metres left to reach my destination.

      My question is: if I buy a 2-day ATM ticket (which cost 8.25 €), does it still mean it's valid around Arese area or is it only around Milan center (in other words: will I have to buy additional bus tickets to get there)?

      Thanks in advance


    • station facilities

      Arezzo Dec 2, 2016 at 4:32 AM

      we will catch a train to Rome at 1pm on Easter Sunday 2017

      is there a cafe and will it and other facilities be open?

      thank you

    • Colosseum Tickets/Tour

      Rome Nov 15, 2016 at 10:49 PM

      Hi All,

      I am hoping for a recommendation for a tour company to book with to take a tour of the Colosseum(inc underground and third ring)?

      It seems the recommended "official" ticket website sells tickets online which are only valid until the 31st December- we would like to book for the 9th Jan.

      Any suggestions??

      Thanks in Advance

    • Romantic restaurant in Rome

      Rome Nov 14, 2016 at 3:22 PM

      Hello everybody.
      I will travel to Rome with my family next month. It is my first time in Rome, and I would like to find a really nice restaurant, not too expensive, to celebrate my birthday. Any suggestions will be wellcome.

      Our hotel is near Teatro dellĀ“Opera.

      Thanks in advance.

    • Need help planning itinerary to ischia and another area/ country

      Ischia Porto Nov 27, 2016 at 4:20 PM

      Traveling for 7 total days- looking to make my mother in laws wish come true to travel to ischia however realize not too much to do there so will put 3 days aside for there need another destination that would be convenient and worthwhile for another 2-3 days stay. Please advise will be traveling with total of 8 adults
      thank you so much!!

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      bar opening times

      Treviso Dec 4, 2016 at 1:31 PM

      Hi vt'ers

      I am off to Treviso on the 29th December for new year and all the bars seem to say open for lunch 12 -3 then dinner 7 til late, does this mean that I will not be able to get a drink between 3 and 7 times and will the bars actually shut in the afternoon.

      cheers in advance

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      On a budget

      Italy Dec 2, 2016 at 9:03 AM

      On a budget in Venice any tips??

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      Venice to Croatia

      Venice Nov 21, 2016 at 9:41 AM

      HI VT!

      Whats the best way to get to Croatia from Venice and back.
      We only have a week in Venice, but would love to see Croatia for atleast 2 days.

      thank you!

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      spare days

      Treviso Nov 12, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      I will be in Treviso over new year and flying back on the 6th January. I have plans up to the 2nd jan then nothing planes. What is there to do ? I have a good budget and maybe could go to other city for a couple of days maybe.
      thanks in advance vt'ers

    • Sicily Adventure

      Sicilia Nov 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM

      Have today booked a holiday in Taormina to celebrate our Golden Wedding. We have been to Italy plenty of times so know the mainland reasonably well but have never been to Sicily. We are both fit and active and prefer to use public transport rather than join organised groups. During our holiday (10 days ) what is considered to be a must see/do to get the most out of our time spent in Sicily.

      Canolbarth (Wales)

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      Airport Shuttle from Bergamo Airport

      Milan Nov 14, 2016 at 1:02 AM

      We will be arriving in to Orio al Serio Airport and would like to take the airport shuttle in to Milan. I would like to book the tickets online but the website (Orio Shuttle) is asking for a time of departure. If our flight is delayed and we miss this time slot, does anyone know if we would be allowed on a later shuttle? If we wait until we land to buy a ticket, is it too risky that we may not get a seat?

      Thanks in advance.


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      Italy - Itinerary help

      Naples Nov 9, 2016 at 5:41 AM

      I have planned a 4 day trip to Naples and around and following is high level itinerary

      Day 1: Reach Naples in night from London and stay here
      Day 2: Visit Naples and reach Sorrento in night and stay
      Day 3: Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello and return back to Sorrento for stay
      Day 4: Visit Pompei and then return to Naples to fly back

      Please let know if this looks good. Day 2 - what are the key things to visit in Naples?
      We avoid public transportation and rent car mostly for convenience and cost, but wanted to take bus and train in this case considering the narrow mountain routes and traffic issues - any suggestions?
      I will travel with my wife and 2 daughters (aged 11 and 7) during 3 week of December. Any other tips and comments also welcome!

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      may 1 and train travel to and from civitavecchia

      Rome Dec 4, 2016 at 11:28 AM

      will be in port in civitavecchia may 1. wanting to get to rome to tour on our own using the rick steves "heart of rome walk" as a guide. the best and least expensive option is for us to take the train in to rome and then use the metro and walking as a way to accomplish just a bit of sight seeing. my question: is using the train/ metro a viable option on this holiday day or should we spend way more money and use the ship's transport in to rome (which guarantees we will arrive back at the ship for departure). we will be in port for about 10 hrs and i realize it takes an hour or more to get in to the city from civitavecchia. opinions? we know most all the big tourist spots are closed this day.

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      Hotel Grand Portovenere

      by FrancineM1 Online Now Aug 7, 2016 at 9:54 AM

      I booked a reservation with this hotel back in April (they had a 3 night special pricing deal), which would have been wonderful except that I injured my leg and had to post pone my trip until this month. They did give me a voucher for the full price, but it has to be used by Nov 1st of this year, so after that special ran out I ended up only being able to afford two nights with the voucher.

      So this morning I was checking on their website for any events happening this month and low and behold I saw another 3 night special. So immediately contacted them by email and asked if I could get the special and add the extra night? I have been back and forth by email to this hotel because on their website they do not see the 3 night special offer. I have gone to the website several times this morning and I am seeing it. If they do not want to offer it to me then they should just say, not available with your reservation or something, instead they are saying it does not exist.
      So my question is for today only.... Can someone other than me see what i am seeing: If you are willing to try it for me, please go to Choose the EN for English, on the left side it will say Deals, chose Deals and the options should pop up on the right, 2 Nights, 3 Nights, etc... Please click on 3 Nights and see if there is a special that runs to Nov 1, 2016. I am sure it is not my computer glitch.... Thank you Francine

      3 Answers Aug 7, 2016 at 10:56 PM
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      Ferry Service

      by denise_SanDiego Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      Is there a listing of ferry services and timetables from Portovenere to the ports along Cinque Terre?

      8 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM
    • from Pisa to Portovenere

      by nyinitaly Online Now Feb 5, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      Can someone help me with info on what the easiest and fastest way would be to get from Pisa to Portovenere?

      1 Answer Feb 6, 2014 at 3:49 AM
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      by virtue62 Online Now Dec 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      Can you recommend a quaint place to stay here for my daughter and myself. We would probably be travelling on the ferry from La Spezia. We do not have a car. Thankyou

      2 Answers Dec 31, 2013 at 8:19 AM
    • Where is the bus station/stop located?

      by luvroma2 Online Now Oct 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM

      I am trying to find a hotel which is close to the bus top so we do not have to drag our luggage too far. We will be taking the bus from the train station in La Spezia.

      Thank you.

      3 Answers Oct 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM
    • Boat from Portovenere to Geno

      by Browner01 Online Now Aug 31, 2013 at 7:50 AM

      Can I get a boat from Portovenere to Geno on Friday 13 September 2013

      1 Answer Aug 31, 2013 at 8:06 AM
    • Artist making small ceramic boats and pictures

      by loudanso Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      What is the name of the artist/shop in the back streets of portovenere where the artist makes small ceramic boats and picture on wood of ceramic sails etc

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2013 at 12:51 AM
    • portovenere and CT on November 1st

      by dellajade Online Now Jul 9, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      does it make sense to go to POrtovenere and CT on November 1st? I am having trouble finding a centralized hotel open at this time. Thank you

      6 Answers Jul 9, 2013 at 2:15 PM
    • VRBO apt rating

      by nalling Online Now Mar 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      I am wondering if any one has stayed at unit 74844 a Vacation Rental By Owner apartment? If so please indicate your level of satisfaction with the stay.
      Thank you

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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      Day trip from Zoagli.

      by Maurizioago Online Now May 19, 2012 at 4:58 AM

      Is it easy to travel between Zoagli and Portovenere by bus or by train?

      3 Answers May 19, 2012 at 6:11 AM
    • La Spenzia to Portovenere Italy

      by goingnuts Online Now Mar 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

      Please help. Does anyone know if I can take the boat from La Spenzia to Portovenere. Traveling late April 2012 on a Thursday. Will be arriving in La Spenzia via the train which arrives a 3:15pm. Can I catch a boat to Portovenere we will be staying at Hotel Bellevedere in Portovenere. Does anyone know the boat schedule? How much for a cab from train to boat?

      Thank You! Grazie!

      5 Answers Mar 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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      Leaving Portovenere at Night

      by fastoy Online Now Jun 11, 2011 at 2:17 PM

      We will be visiting Cinque Terre in the fall of 2011. We want to have dinner one evening at Locanda lorena on Palmaria off of Portovenere.

      My question is how will we return to Manarola late in the evening?

      There doesn't appear to be a train station in Portovenere. (Don't you love According to the last ferry leaves Portovenere at 5:20PM.

      1 Answer Jun 11, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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      Parking in Portovenere

      by Brontesurfer Online Now Dec 5, 2010 at 11:51 PM

      Hi, Does anyone know what parking is like in Portovenere in late May and the method of payment.

      1 Answer Dec 6, 2010 at 8:48 AM
    • timetables

      by aterziyan Online Now Apr 29, 2010 at 8:03 AM

      what time is the last bus or the boat living portovenere to la spezia
      i will be traveling end of may

      2 Answers Apr 30, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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      Bus Time from La Spezia to Portovenere

      by 55leland Online Now Apr 23, 2009 at 6:25 AM

      1. How long does the bus take to go from La Spezia to Portovenere?

      2. How often does the Bus run between Portovenere and La Spezia?

      3. When is the earliest Bus leaving from Protovenere to La Spezia?

      1 Answer Apr 23, 2009 at 6:53 AM
    • Grand Hotel

      by juliefh Online Now Oct 12, 2008 at 7:36 PM

      Does the Grand Hotel Portovenere have Triple rooms. The time I am going to
      Portovenere is March 12th - March 14th 2009.



      1 Answer Oct 12, 2008 at 7:46 PM
    • By sea from Nice to Porto Venere

      by rosieg Online Now Sep 19, 2007 at 5:52 PM

      Is there a company which will take tourists from either, Cannes, Nice, by boat or yacht to Ligurian coast of Italy such as Porto Venere?

    • Getting to Portovenere from Genoa

      by mpulis Online Now Aug 27, 2007 at 7:14 PM

      Hi Guys,

      We would like to go to Portovenere and we are staying in Genoa. From where we would be hosted, there is no distance to the station Piazza Principe.

      We are planning to go to Portovenere and also to the 5 Terre but I found absolutely no information on trains from Genoa PP to Portovenere.

      Can someone who made this tour please help us get there? We cannot rent a car coz we are under 25, and we would like the chepeast option if possible :) and also a fast one please too :o) .. I know we are asking much, but its incredible how many things u find over here ;)

      And did I understand well that the 5 Terre u can walk from one village to another? Is there a bus / train station at each of the villages please? Because if we walk from the first village to the last, we would prefer to get the train / bus back to Genoa from the last, and not walk it back again :)

      And from Portovenere to the first of the villages, Riomaggiore / Monterosso, is it very far? Is it walking distance or a bus / train is necessary?

      On the other hand, do you suggest that from Genova we go first to Riomaggiore, then we leave from Monterosso to Portovenere, then from Portovenere we go back to Genova? The problem is that according to, the nearest train station to Portovenere is La Spezia, Shall we stop there and then take a bus? If yes which company do u recommend? And if possible (and we appreciate alot), can u please link us to their website?

      And to conclude, is there any card we can buy so all this travelling on this day is included? So all we care is to take photos and enjoy the sightseeing ;~)

      Thanks alot for your help beforehand. Much much appreciated!! :)


      5 Answers Aug 29, 2007 at 8:22 AM
    • Cinque Terra without the boat

      by wildth2 Online Now Oct 3, 2006 at 5:23 PM

      Help! We will be in Portovenere for the day in November and have learned that the ferry to the Cinque Terra stops in October. I know there is a train from La Spezia. How far is that from Porto and how does one get to La Spezia from Portovenere?


      7 Answers Oct 5, 2006 at 5:42 AM
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      Question about transportaion and Festival of Madonna

      by blueshirt Online Now Aug 1, 2006 at 12:00 PM

      Looking to see the Festial of the Madonna. I read that's its on the 17th of August but in other places it says 'Wed the 17th' (in 2006 the 17th is on a Thursday) I assume that's a mistake.

      It looks like the festival goes on into the night and was wondering if there was anyway to get out of the city at night or are you kinda stuck there if you dont have a car. Thx.

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      Exploring Portovenere, Italy

      by twllady Online Now May 24, 2006 at 1:50 PM

      I am taking a starclipper cruise in july and was wondering what there is to do in Portovenere, Italy. Any suggestions.

      4 Answers May 31, 2006 at 2:27 AM
    • Wedding Details

      by marypbs Online Now May 3, 2006 at 1:41 PM

      I am looking for information on what it takes to get married in St. Pietro Church in Portovenere this fall, hopefully in September. I know my way around PV and LaSpezia, however, I have no idea of where to start for this wedding...which is for my daughter. Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance.

      Mother of the Bride

      3 Answers May 9, 2006 at 7:09 AM
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      Traveling outside Portovenere

      by TANBODFL Online Now Mar 2, 2006 at 5:38 PM

      We will be sailing into Portovenere and would like to explore the Ligerian Coast and Cinque Terre. What is the distance we would have to travel in time and miles to enjoy our time.

      Thank you Teresa

      3 Answers Mar 3, 2006 at 5:51 AM
    • Getting married in Portovenere

      by soulaffect Online Now Oct 31, 2005 at 1:06 PM

      We are planning a trip to Italy next summer and would like to get married on location at the Church of San Pietro in Portovenere. Does anybody know the steps that need to be taken in order to be able to do this. It will be a very simple ceromony. Any contacts would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2006 at 1:55 AM
    • Internet access in Portovenere

      by aljodoro Online Now Sep 11, 2004 at 8:12 AM

      Looking for a place in Portovenere to check my email. Is there an internet cafe in Portovenere? Or in the Cinque Terre area? Thanks Al

      3 Answers Sep 12, 2004 at 9:50 PM
    • portovenere

      by pete216 Online Now Jun 8, 2004 at 8:14 PM

      can u rent a boat there