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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,

    • Camera shop

      Milan Dec 18, 2016 at 1:51 AM

      Is there a good camera shop in milan where i can buy ND filters? I tried trony and the megastore at duomo but to no avail.

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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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      Rent room/ house

      Arezzo Dec 19, 2016 at 3:49 AM

      Hello :) I am Greta - WEB/ UI lithuanian designer, having a proffesional Exchange in Arezzo, near Via Florentina for 3 months

      (january - march included). Have any one a suggestion for a house rental?The price would not be higher than 350 eur/ months.

      I have seen few agencies, platforms but they havent that great client services ( as air bnb or booking. com) there fore I need to ask directly for local people

      Thank you in advance, Hope to hear any suggestions :))

    • 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.

    • Genova or Perugia?

      Italy Dec 18, 2016 at 2:10 AM

      Hi! I'm going to spend a month in Italy (July) and I have to choose between Genova and Perugia. I think, Perugia offers more opportunities for excursions (Roma, Firenze, Pisa) but...does it have a good social life (museums, buildings and nightlife) ? On the other hand, Genova is close only to Milan but has a lot of things to do. What do you tihnk?

      And of course...which city is more expensive?

      Thanks a lot!

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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

    • 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