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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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      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.

    • Travelling to Cinque Terre

      by shaunak.kulkarni Online Now 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.


      3 Answers Oct 18, 2016 at 3:32 AM
    • Best Town to Stay in Cinque Terre in November?

      by Lari24 Online Now Aug 1, 2016 at 6:21 AM

      Hi, my husband and I are travelling to Cinque Terre for 2 nights in late November this year.
      We are choosing between staying in one of the Cinque Terre towns, or in La Spezia.
      We feel we would like to wake up in one of the towns and experience them fully, but we realise that November is low season and we are wondering which would be the best town to stay in so we can experience the 5 towns, but also be able to find somewhere to eat at night. Will any restaurants be open in Cinque Terre in November? Which town would be the best for both food and access to the other towns?

      2 Answers Aug 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM
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      Cinque terre

      by ger4444 Online Now Jul 29, 2016 at 4:12 PM

      I have read that cinque terre is 5 villages. What is the name of the village in the photo?

      7 Answers Jul 30, 2016 at 5:45 AM
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      Train or bus to Cinque Terre

      by ger4444 Online Now Jul 29, 2016 at 3:52 PM

      Hello, what train or bus leaves from Pisa to Cinque Terre? How many hours travelling?

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2016 at 5:52 AM
    • Question about local trains in Cinque Terre

      by philmar Online Now Jun 20, 2016 at 12:16 PM

      I'll be visiting the region in 2 months and am an avid photographer:

      I've yet to decide where to stay yet. I'll be there for 4 days. Photographic locations at dawn and dusk are my priority.

      Regardless of where I stay, I'd love to hike to an adjoining village, enjoy and photograph the sunset, eat dinner in that village and then take a single fare trip train ride back around 8 PM to my hotel in another village. This would allow me to photograph at least 4 sunsets at 4 different villages.

      Is that feasible? How often are the trains and when do they stop running in the evening?

      9 Answers Jun 21, 2016 at 11:24 PM
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      Two must do's in Cinque Terre

      by DeeCYng Online Now May 14, 2016 at 1:27 PM

      Taking my 2 sons for 2 weeks in Italy.  Spending 3 nights in Sestri Levante end of May. What 2 must do's in Cinque to make this memorable for my boys (19yrs & 23yrs)

      11 Answers May 15, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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      Where to stay??

      by letsgo247 Online Now May 7, 2016 at 7:40 AM

      We are 5 adults planning on a visit to the Cinque Terre in September, 2017. At the moment we are thinking of making our daily jump off point either Vernazza or Monterosso al Mare. Will be booking an Airbnb, VRBO, etc. Do you have an opinion of which town would be the most enjoyable to come back to every afternoon/evening.

      5 Answers May 8, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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      Trains to Cinque Terre

      by letsgo247 Online Now May 4, 2016 at 8:45 AM

      We have 5 people heading to the Cinque Terre area next year and are wondering about the use of their train system. We really would like to NOT rent a vehicle as we really will not need it at the destinations, just in-between with troublesome parking issues. I understand the convenience of the train within the 5 villages, here are my questions:

      • We would like to spend a couple days in Portofino on the way, is it possible to use the train from Genoa airport to Portofino?
      • Is it possible to use the train to get from Portofino to Monterosso al Mare?

      Thanks in advance for your help, specifics are appreciated!

      16 Answers May 6, 2016 at 1:44 AM
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      Visit to Cinque Terre in October

      by fasterdog Online Now Aug 23, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      I am hoping to visit Cinque Terre in late October this year. I have checked the climate, and it looks like the weather should be okay.

      I'm not so sure about whether the trails will all be open and I would expect that the boats to the villages will probably not be running. And the restaurants, and so on, will they be open? Any guidance on this would be much appreciated.

      5 Answers Aug 26, 2015 at 3:01 AM
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      typical plan for Cinque Terre

      by fasterdog Online Now Aug 13, 2015 at 10:33 PM

      I am hoping to go to Cinque Terre in October.

      Does anyone have any advice for the trip, things to do, things to avoid?

      Also would 2 days be sufficient (I know this depends on the person, but I mean enough time to do some of the walks and to see the 5 villages). How long do most people stay in Cinque Terre?

      Also, what are good walks to do, any details of where they start and finish?

      Finally, there is some good guidance on the site already, but anything more on accommodation would be good too.

      4 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 11:58 PM
    • Due Gemelli hotel

      by DCIdaho8 Online Now Feb 9, 2015 at 7:47 PM

      How do you get from the hotel to the start of the hiking trail?

      7 Answers Feb 10, 2015 at 5:14 AM
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      trail from Monterosso to Vernazza

      by brendazart Online Now Feb 3, 2015 at 5:06 PM

      I understand hiking the trail from Monterroso to Vernazza is the steepest and most difficult one.  Would it be silly to use a walking stick?  I get nervous when there are no guard rails either, and if the trail is slippery in May.  I want to do all of the trails, even to Corniglia.

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2015 at 6:17 PM
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      December Weather & Activity

      by Lurchizo Online Now Sep 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      Hi folks. I was in Cinque Terre in late September a few years ago and just loved it. I was fortunate that the weather was beautiful. It looks like I am going to be in Southern France over Christmas and I thought about driving over to CT for a few days, so a few questions:

      1. How long of a drive would it be from Nice?
      2. What should I expect the weather to be like in late December in your experience? Will it be warm enough to sit outside on the street with a bottle of wine after a day of hiking?
      3. Will much be open for stores, restaurants and accommodations?

      8 Answers Sep 29, 2014 at 5:25 AM
    • Train timetable for October ??

      by Midwest-Mom Online Now Sep 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      All the train timetables I can find online are valid until September 2. Does anyone have one that will be valid in October when we will be in the Cinque Terre? Or can anyone tell me how it will differ from the timetable I have found? Thanks.

      8 Answers Sep 15, 2014 at 6:41 AM
    • Train to La Spezia

      by singlemalt Online Now Aug 16, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      We are taking the train from Firenza to La Spezia on Oct.3 How far ahead can we purchase tickets for 2nd class trip? Also is it confusing to change trains en route? I see that most of them stop at Pisa.
      We will be leaving Corniglia on Oct.5 for Rome. As this is a Sun., will this present a problem with trains from Corniglia to La Spezia?

      5 Answers Aug 16, 2014 at 5:18 PM
    • best meeting place

      by gerrya Online Now Aug 7, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      My husband and I are meeting friends in Cinque Terre for the day in mid October to do some hiking. They are staying in Portofino , we are staying in Montacatini. I was thinking we would drive and park in La Spezia and take a train from there. Where would be a good place for us to meet? Should they drive or take a ferry or train from Portofino. Also we are thinking about getting a room for the night maybe Vernazza rooms? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

      7 Answers Aug 7, 2014 at 11:09 AM
    • Boat Ferry from Portofino to Cinque Terre

      by lkgavin Online Now May 15, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      Is there a ferry from Portofino to Cinque Terre? We want to travel to Monterosso, then on to Vernazza, returning to Portofino late evening. Is there a better form of transportation we should consider? We do not have a car. Thank you!

      14 Answers May 16, 2014 at 10:41 AM
    • Sunday Cinque Terre regional train times

      by NMS4u2 Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 5:50 AM

      I have found the Cinque Terre train time schedule found on and am confused about the times for (Column B) Sunday train times to La Spezia. It looks like there's only one train at 9:00am. Is that possibly true or am I reading the timetable wrong? Does the Cinque Terre regional train run out of Riomaggiore to La Spezia more frequently? I need to get to La Spezia to catch the 8:20am train out to Rome. Can anyone, does anyone have info to assist in my Sunday travel worries?

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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      Travelling from Nice to Cinque Terre

      by virtue62 Online Now Apr 11, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      Can I please have some ideas??

      9 Answers Sep 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM
    • Romantic accommodation with sea-view for under 140Eu per night? Possible?

      by toeuropewithlove Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      We're on a budget but I'm planning on proposing to my girlfriend here in CT. So far, we love Monterosso or Vernazza. I'm having a difficult time finding available accommodation for 3 nights (end of this month) for less than 140eu per night. I'd love to find a cute B&B, Vacation Rental or anything with a balcony or rooftop terrace with a sea-view.

      Any ideas? Would be nice to have this private and romantic area of ours for me to propose in. :-)


      17 Answers Aug 15, 2014 at 4:47 PM
    • Travel from Parma to Cinque Terre

      by Lary1047 Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 4:44 AM

      Have a question!

      Not exactly where to post this? We going to be in Parma heading to Cinque Terra latter part of May staying in Vernazza for 2 nights, unfortunately it is over the weekend (Oh well). What is the best and quickest way to get to Cinque Terre from Parma? Also with the Springs rains coming has anyone heard how the trails are especially from Monterosso to Vernazza. We would like to see all the cities if possible either by train, walking or boat. We get the info from the Park however it is in Italian, and can only understand the chart a little.

      Thanks for all the help and info.


      6 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 7:26 AM
    • open paths

      by mheidt Online Now Feb 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      Is the lovers path from Riomaggiore to Manarola open? If not, when is it scheduled to be open?
      Have the fee be reinstated for the walking paths?
      Thanks in advance for your help.

      6 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 11:29 AM
    • Paragliding

      by jennontour Online Now Feb 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM

      Can you paraglide in May? I saw a site where they say only Oct-April

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2014 at 6:11 PM
    • Cinque Terre Getaway

      by Sarahfromthemidwest Online Now Jul 8, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      Hello travelers,
      My husband and I will be in Italy in 2 weeks. We will be visiting Cinque Terre via Florence and will likely make a stop at Pisa. We'd like to spend 2-3 days in Cinque Terre and then travel on to Paris via Milan, St. Moritz, and Zurich. Could anyone provide us with the best way to make the most of our stay there and perhaps suggest where to stay and how to get around. I've been doing a bit of research and have read Riomaggiore and Manarola are good places to stay. We're welcome and open to any and all suggestions. Thanks for your help. :)


      7 Answers Jul 9, 2013 at 3:24 AM
    • how to get from Riomaggiore to la spezia early morning ?

      by rohitsud04 Online Now Jul 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      My wife and I are going to be in Riomaggiore for 2 days in November (22, 23 nov). On 24th, we want to go to Rome. We wanted to take the 8.07 train from La Spezia but theres nothing connecting Rioggiomore and La Spezia for this ? Do we need to take a cab at this early hour ? Any suggestions?

      14 Answers Jul 2, 2013 at 11:24 PM
    • Cinque terre, Italy

      by Peter676 Online Now Jun 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      Hello travelers,
      My wife and I and another couple are planning to visit the Cinque Terre in Italy,in about ten days. We are traveling by car and we would like to spend one or two days visiting the area. Can anyone hint us how to visit this area in such a short time, and perhaps suggest where to stay and how to get around? We usually prefer to stay at B&Bs when we travel Europe. But I was wondering whether we could park the car in one place and visit the Cinque Terre either by bus or boat within a day or two.
      Any suggestion are GREATLY appreciated because I wouldn't know where to start otherwise.
      Thank You for any reply. :-)

      16 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 12:17 AM
    • Travel from il borgo di campi to la spezia and via versa

      by Jrk2092 Online Now Jun 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      We will be traveling to Italy in sept and have chosen il borgo di campi. As on of our 'hotels' I've seen great reviews and bad reviews about the place and the only bad thing is getting to and from la spezia. If we were going into la spezia what would be the latest we could get a train back to riomaggiore and how late do the busses from there run to our hotel? I keep finding different answers

      5 Answers Jun 8, 2013 at 6:11 AM
    • best backpackers for a solo traveller in riomaggiore?

      by thevern2013 Online Now May 31, 2013 at 4:14 AM

      Hi, can you please advise me the best place to stay for a solo male 35yr traveller in Riomaggiore? Thanks

      4 Answers May 31, 2013 at 7:06 AM
    • Riomaggiore train station timetable

      by MJsocool Online Now May 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      Is any of you know when is the earliest train schedule from Riomaggiore? I wonder if it is possible that i can take the train at 08:07 from La Spezia

      5 Answers May 21, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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      Train from Milan

      by TooTallFinn24 Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      Checking the Italian Trenitalia site I cannot find a train, even with transfer from, Milan to Manarola in Cinque Terre or even to Levante. Must I go the other way first through La Spezia or this there a train I can take with a transfer?

       Need your help.  Thanks.
      7 Answers Feb 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM