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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

    • 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

      1 Answer Oct 13, 2015 at 12:42 PM
    • Contina d ampezza

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

      Is cortina d'ampezza worth visiting. We are taking a tour in October 10th. Does not look that inviting

      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.

      5 Answers May 29, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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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

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      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