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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.

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

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      Treviso Dec 4, 2016 at 1:31 PM

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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.

    • transportation

      by 99tiger3 Online Now Jun 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      what is the best way to travel from santa margherita ligure to malpensa airport?

      4 Answers Jun 19, 2016 at 11:53 PM
    • Bus from viareggio to santa margherita ligure

      by RosarioM2 Online Now Oct 13, 2015 at 7:00 AM

      how do i get to santa margherita ligure by bus

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    • Contina d ampezza

      by nonnyjo12 Online Now May 28, 2015 at 11:27 AM

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      4 Answers May 28, 2015 at 8:16 PM
    • santa margherita ligure to nice

      by rangelotti Online Now Apr 24, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      Hi i would like to buy a train ticket from santa margherita to nice however Trenitalia doesnt list Santa Margherita Ligure. Does it go by another name or is there another website i could book on?

      8 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 12:41 AM
    • Recommendations for travel to Santa Margherita from Provence and more

      by BobKat_USA Online Now Mar 22, 2015 at 10:57 AM

      From 3-9 October, we will be staying a week in Vaison La Romaine, Provenece, then 9-16 October on the Italian Riviera. We currently have booked in at the Hotel Santa Margherita Palace. I have several questions:
      1. What would be the best way to get from Provence to Santa Margherita?
      2. My research indicates Santa Margherita to be well situated for day trips on the Riviera and to places like Pisa. Is this accurate?
      3. We prefer not to drive. Will we be able to get around with taxis, boats or trains easily, or do we really need to rent a car?
      4. For our flight back to the US, where is the nearest airport to Santa Margherita?
      5. Any other thoughts or recommendations?

      5 Answers Mar 23, 2015 at 1:57 AM
    • travel to riviera

      by gregkra Online Now Feb 21, 2015 at 6:01 AM

      hello, My wife and I are going to be in Santa Margherita this August, I was wondering is there a way to take a boat or a ferry to Menton or Monte Carlo. Thanks

      4 Answers Feb 21, 2015 at 6:21 AM
    • Self service Laundramat

      by tonihart1 Online Now Aug 11, 2014 at 5:20 PM

      We will be staying at the Hotel Continental and was wondering if there is someplace nearby I can do laundry or have laundry done?

      3 Answers Aug 12, 2014 at 12:48 AM
    • Train Station in Paraggi

      by Edimla Online Now May 27, 2014 at 3:30 AM

      What is the closest train station in Paraggi.

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      Are dogs allowed in Portofino Park?

      by SFrancis Online Now May 10, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      I will be travelling to Santa Margharita Ligura and would like to go hiking in Parco Portofino. I will have my dogs with me. Are they allowed in the park? Thank you!

      1 Answer May 11, 2014 at 4:28 AM
    • free walking trail maps

      by alan.steel Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      where or how can I get free walking trail maps for walks out of santa margherita ligure

      4 Answers May 7, 2014 at 6:51 PM
    • Train from Florence to Santa Margherita

      by lharmon Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 2:07 AM

      Hi, I am wanting to get a train from Florence to Santa Margherita. Is there 1 stop in Pisa and what is the fastest train? Once in Santa Margherita, what is the best/easiest way to get to hotels (centrally)? We will have children with us, so easiest & quickets is best. Also, is there good nightlife in Santa Margherita? Thank you!

      4 Answers Mar 31, 2014 at 5:57 AM

      by bibewa Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 2:31 PM


      3 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 12:42 PM
    • weekend outside carts

      by helen3366 Online Now Jun 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      what is the hair accessory that a lady demonstrated for sale in the square in Santa Margherita, she is an outside vendor?


      by friendly3330 Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      Am going to be here in October and would like to go to the Cinque Terre. Can you tell me the easiest and quickest way to get there? Do not have a car. I only will have a day available to tour these marvelous villages. I want to get to Vernazza for lunch and walk the path from Manarola to Riomaggiore besides exploring these villages. So exciting!!
      This is the 3rd trip to Italy for me and I am determined to get there this time. Thank you all for the help.

      8 Answers Apr 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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      Traveling with 12 year old

      by carrieb12 Online Now Nov 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM

      Hello All,
      I am so excited about our trip in June 2012. I am drawn to Santa Margherita, but I am not sure that this is the place to stay. We plan on staying in a central location for 6 nights and explore the surrounding areas. I want to be in a place that in the evenings we can explore the city by walking around a piazza, talking with locals, and eating yummy gelato. My daughter is 12 years old and I want her to remember this trip forever, so please advise if Santa Margherita is the place to be for us. Also, I am a teacher so we are on a budget!!!
      Thanks you for any help you can provide.

      6 Answers Nov 29, 2011 at 3:06 PM
    • Helenluckystar

      by helenluckystar Online Now Jun 23, 2011 at 11:04 PM

      Are there any touring caravan sites close to Santa Margherita Ligure?

      2 Answers Jun 24, 2011 at 5:11 AM
    • Self-Catering Accomodations

      by beejay421 Online Now May 19, 2011 at 9:03 PM

      My husband, two sisters and I are planning a week in Liguria and would like to stay in Santa Margherita. We are looking for a self-catering accommodation with two bedrooms but are not having any luck. Does anyone have any recommendations for us?

      2 Answers May 22, 2011 at 6:57 AM
    • Trains from Milan to Santa Margherita

      by aussieinitaly Online Now Sep 6, 2010 at 1:38 AM

      We are arriving at Malpensa Airport in Milan and need to catch a train to Santa Margherita. Should we buy train tickets online before we leave home? Does anyone have any other tips for our trip?

      3 Answers Sep 6, 2010 at 10:16 AM
    • Port Location

      by melonga Online Now Sep 18, 2009 at 10:52 PM

      I would like to find out what is the place or area where the cruise ships arrive. I might be taking a cruise next year and I would like exactly where are we going to arrive.
      thank you

      4 Answers Sep 19, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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      HELP! Trying to locate good walking maps for Santa Margherita, Portofino, etc

      by bettyo70 Online Now Sep 6, 2009 at 8:46 AM

      Hi Everyone!

      In the interest of saving time later, I had wanted to find good walking maps of Santa Margherita and Portofino BEFORE arriving in Liguria.

      People directed me to for maps, but I noticed that these maps don't mark off the major tourist sites so unfortunately, they are not detailed enough.

      Instead of having to buy a million different tourist books, does anyone happen to know if the tourist office in CAMOGLI might have good walking maps of the other towns? Or are there other sites online with better detailed maps of the towns?

      Thanks a million / Grazie mille! --Betty

      4 Answers Sep 7, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    • how long

      by julielara Online Now May 18, 2009 at 7:53 AM

      how long is the train journey fro pisa airport to sant marghurita by train

      1 Answer May 18, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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      What are your favorite hikes near Camogli/ Santa Margherita / San Fruttuoso?

      by bettyo70 Online Now May 10, 2009 at 8:54 AM

      Hi Everyone,

      So we have set our September trip to Liguria with a 6-night base in Camogli... WOO-HOO!

      One hike that we will do for sure is the Levanto-to-Monterosso hike.

      Aside from the well-known Cinque Terre hikes, what are some hikes with beautiful views NOT TO BE MISSED??

      1) I think we will skip the Santa Margherita-to-Portofino hike because it sounds a bit unpleasant and I want to AVOID SEEING HIGHWAYS whenever possible.

      2) I heard that there are great hikes above Camogli, San Fruttuoso and Santa Margherita (perhaps one of them involved SAN LORENZO... not sure if I'm confusing the name of the area).

      3) Is there a PARK in the area that is definitely worth seeing? Think I heard Portofino area had a cool park.

      4) If you mention a hike here, please also let me know if it is difficult or moderate because we'll be travelling with some non-hikers as well.

      Thank you / Grazie mille for your advice! And Happy Mother's Day to all!!!

      18 Answers May 18, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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      Is Santa Margherita a WALKABLE town?

      by bettyo70 Online Now May 9, 2009 at 6:27 PM

      Hi Everybody!

      I am curious if Santa Margherita Ligure is one of those places where you can easily reach every place by walking. (It doesn't SEEM that big.)

      We're planning atleast one daytrip to Santa Margherita from Camogli.

      We were wondering if driving into SM will be a problem... Is it hard to find parking? And once we're in SM, will we want to get everywhere by foot?

      Thanks for your help!

      10 Answers May 18, 2009 at 5:59 PM
    • Walking to Santa Margharita from Positano

      by Mimi21 Online Now Sep 12, 2008 at 9:23 AM

      Our cruise ship docks in Positano. We are thinking of walking to Santa Margharita. Is the walk on the road or on the beach better. Is it approximately 5 mi, and any other advice for a day trip.

      4 Answers Sep 19, 2008 at 12:38 PM
    • Travel from Genova Airport

      by Chrissie123 Online Now Feb 9, 2008 at 9:49 AM

      Please can someone tell me if it is possible to travel by bus from the airport at Genova to Santa Margherita Ligure? Is it possible to see any bus timetables for 2008?
      Also, do you know how much a taxi from the airport would cost?
      Thank you very much.

      4 Answers Mar 27, 2008 at 8:07 AM
    • Train tickets questions

      by TravelTwee Online Now Jan 7, 2008 at 1:12 PM

      Hello everyone,

      I wanted to know if I need to buy a separate Cinque Terre day pass including the train rides from each village if I buy a roundtrip ticket from Santa Margherita to Riomaggiore and then work my way back towards Monterosso before coming back to Santa Margherita.

      So this is the route: Santa Margherita- Riomaggiore-Manarola-Corniglia-Vernanzza-Monterosso- Santa Margherita.

      Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Jan 7, 2008 at 7:41 PM
    • recommended restuarant in Santa Margherita Ligure

      by MimiPawPaw Online Now Dec 27, 2007 at 10:59 AM

      We will arrive in Santa Margherita L. on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, and would like recommendations of good, reasonably priced restuarants or bistros or cafes in the vicinity of the Duomo. We would like to walk to the restuarant and to have a place we could call "home" for the 4 days, 3 nights we are there. We enjoy very much having a familiar place to eat while we are on trips.

      We enjoy healthy dishes made with fresh vegetables and local ingredients. The simplier the better. We would like to have a selection of main courses in the 5-10 euro range, if possible.

      We really appreciate any suggestions.

      Also, we would like to locate a grocer.

      Thank you very much.

      2 Answers Dec 30, 2007 at 7:37 PM
    • Wedding in Santa Margherita Ligure

      by Simonatrimarchi Online Now Dec 13, 2007 at 10:08 PM

      I am getting married in Santa Margherita Ligure in May 2008 and being based in Australia at present makes it hard to determine where to have a reception! I have narrowed it down to "La Darsena" at Hotel Helios or "La Cambusa" a quaint restaurant off the marina.

      Does anyone have any experiences they may like to share with me about either of these places, with regards to quality of food, value for money and service. Whilst La Darsena has a lovelier outlook, experience to date with them is that they are not too accomodating and this is the last thing I want for my wedding! I am interested in somewhere on the water with a nice view and fantastic food.


      2 Answers Oct 6, 2008 at 4:22 PM
    • hotel swimming pools in Santa Margherita Ligure

      by john_walsh Online Now Jun 26, 2007 at 5:08 AM

      Will be coming to Santa Margherita shortly for a 2 week holiday. We are staying at Hotel Helios but are a little concerned that its swimming pool is a natural seawater, although we understand that there may be a new 'pool there.

      Anyway, is it possible to go to other hotels in Santa Margherita and pay to use their swimming pools and facilities?
      The Wirral, UK

      2 Answers Jun 26, 2007 at 12:47 PM
    • Swimming in Santa Margherita Ligure

      by gianduia Online Now Apr 29, 2007 at 4:54 PM

      Hello! Im thinking of visiting the Portofino peninsula in mid-to-late June, and staying in Santa Margherita Ligure. I was just wondering, is the water there clean enough to swim in? And is it warm or cold?
      Thank you in advance,

      2 Answers May 2, 2007 at 1:20 PM