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      Getting to Naples airport

      Naples Feb 10, 2017 at 2:07 PM

      I just realized that our flight leaving Naples is at 6:45am. I've booked a hotel that's a 12 minute drive from the airport, but we won't be driving. How's the cab situation during that time of the day? We will be staying at the B&B Milionaria. Thanks!

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      Vespa rentals

      Siena Feb 4, 2017 at 6:38 AM

      We want to rent vespas while in Siena. Found a company that will bring them to our hotel. Is it best to do this with a tour, or would we be good to head out without a guide?

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    • restaurant after opera?

      Naples Jan 25, 2017 at 4:21 AM

      During our visit to Napoli in the end of April, we'll see "La Traviata" at the Opera, it starts at 20:00, so won't be over until at least 23.00. Fortunately it's a Saturday.
      Who knows of a (nice) restaurant nearby that still serves food that late?

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      3 nights in Northern Italy

      Verona Jan 24, 2017 at 12:38 PM

      Hi folks....
      Im planning on staying 3 nights in the northern Italy...... Milan and Verona.... Which city do you recommend for 2 of those 3 nights??

      Thanks for your thoughts.

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      Vespa rental in Siena

      Italy Jan 24, 2017 at 7:41 PM

      We are headed to Siena for 3 nights and thought it would be fun to rent Vespas for a day to explore. Thoughts on this.....none of us have ever driven/ridden a Vespa. If we do this and not being part of tour, is that advisable? I think it could be a fun adventure, but are we biting off more than we can chew?

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    • Reliable opening and closing times for sites in Ortygia and Siracusa

      Taormina Jan 28, 2017 at 10:57 AM

      I am trying to find reliable opening and closing times for tourist attractions nicely listed and described on this site for Ortygia and Siracusa for Easter weekend (04/14-04/18). Does any website have this info as I could not locate it anywhere?

      I am so sorry that this site will close.... I hope that the existing content will not be removed..

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      Pope audience

      Rome Feb 6, 2017 at 7:58 AM

      I got tickets for Wednesday, Pope audience but I don't know what to expect. Any advice on that experience. Also, what's a good location for hotel- walking around. Thank you.

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      How many days?

      Florence Feb 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM

      We are planning on a trip to Rome and Florence for 7 days total. I've been to Rome and think we need 4 days to get the best experience, but that leaves 3 days for Florence. Is that enough? One of us want to see Florence above all cities in Italy (not me, I want to see Rome). Thanks!

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    • Rome and Venice

      Rome Feb 2, 2017 at 4:51 AM

      Hi
      me and my wife planning to visit 2 days rome and 2 days venice in march, can somebody help me how to organise things so i can visit important places.
      i want to know how to travel from Campiano airport to Via Felice Grossi Gondi, 87, 00162( that's where my hotel is)
      Also in venice what's best way to go back to airport from Via Felice Grossi Gondi, 87, 00162. I mean taxi or any shuttle buses.
      how to cover venice attractions in a day, what I can see?
      Thanks

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    • bus or train

      Sicilia Feb 19, 2017 at 10:29 AM

      will be in Sicily end of May into first week of June, no car. best way to see Caltagirone, Enna and Segesta? staying in Palermo, Siracusa and Catania. this is the third time I am requesting this info, but nobody has replied, is Rosata no longer contributing? So sorry site is closing, last trip in '15 members were very, very helpful!

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      Where to stay in Venice

      Venice Feb 6, 2017 at 7:53 AM

      Any advice appreciated. Flying into Venice -where to stay for two nights ? how is transportation from there to Rome? is easy to walk around to see the city of Venice? Thank you - Thank you.

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    • Flea Markets

      Venice Feb 1, 2017 at 4:22 PM

      Does anyone have a good scoop on locations of flea markets in Venice and which day they are held? Rome too!

      Thanks!!

      You can respond to rolflalone@yahoo.com also!

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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

      2 Answers Jan 14, 2017 at 9:35 AM
    • saturation

      Trentino-Alto Adige Oct 12, 2016 at 3:25 AM

      What's the overrunness like in the Brenta / Adamello area compared to the Tre Cime / Cortina d'Ampezzo area?
      I'd hope it to be a little bit better but it's the one area I've never been to.

      7 Answers Oct 12, 2016 at 11:04 AM
    • Gebirgswandern für Kniegschädigte??

      Trentino-Alto Adige Oct 4, 2016 at 1:05 PM

      Wir planen den nächsten Sommerurlaub im Valsugana oder Val di Cembra, hoffentlich ohne Massentourismus. Wir kennen Südtirol ganz gut und wollen die spektakulären, überlaufenen Regionen vermeiden. Im Gegensatz zu früher machen unsere Knie bei grösseren Abstiegen leider nicht mehr mit...also:
      Wo in der Nähe gibt es Seilbahnen / Sessellifte, die auch im Sommer geöffnet sind?
      Und wo gibt es schöne Talwanderungen (an Bächen entlang)?

      9 Answers Oct 6, 2016 at 12:27 PM
    • Trento in December/January

      Trento Sep 23, 2016 at 1:25 AM

      Will be in Trento for the new year. Will be there for 6 days and would like some ideas of things of places worth a visit. Will be using public transport.

      6 Answers Sep 24, 2016 at 2:02 AM
    • Assessing the AV2 trail and recomendation where to escape after the 5th day

      Dolomiti Jul 27, 2016 at 1:41 AM

      Hi,
      My partner and I are planning to arranged to do the first 5 days of Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites. We hike quite a bit but is always just for 1 or 2 days at a time. We are trying to get a better idea of the trail to make sure it is not beyond our capabilities. Our days, along the AV2, are listed below:

      Questions:
      1. Can someone comment on what kind of equipment we need and what kind of equiptment is helpful (hiking poles vs. ferratas kits)l. We want to avoid via ferratas.

      2. On day 5/6 is there a good place to finish the hike and get back into town. We want to make our way back to Milan .

      Thanks!

      Day 1 Bressanone to Rifugio Ditta di Bressanone Cicerone book difficulty rating: 2
      Day 2 to Rifugio Genova 2
      Day 3 to Rifugio Puez 2-3
      Day 4 to Rifugio Pisciadu 3
      Day 5 to Rifugio Castiglioni 3
      Day 6 to Rifugio Castiglioni 2

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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      Best town to stay for trecking in the dolimite mountains

      Dolomiti Jul 10, 2016 at 2:48 AM

      We would like to stay as close as posible to the mountains, with good transport to start of the route/ cable car.and any high routes to recommend we aim to go in September
      Thank you for your help
      Rob and Jill

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2016 at 7:05 AM
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      Giro dei Cinque Laghi (In July)

      Madonna di Campiglio Jul 5, 2016 at 2:44 PM

      I have heard about this trail route on-line, and seen some videos, however I cannot find comments regarding this. We are interested in spending a day trekking during our stay in Madonna di Campiglio and this trail route seems to be ideal with 13.6km. Do we need any particular equipment for the trail, and does it involve any climbing?   Would a guide be necessary? Or should a GPS with the trail be enough?  We will be a group of 4 friends (early 20s), most of which are active.

       

      7 Answers Jul 7, 2016 at 8:01 AM
    • hikes and via ferratas around canazei

      Canazei Jun 16, 2016 at 11:14 AM

      favorite hikes and via-ferratas of the area

    • bike riding from riva to torbole

      Riva del Garda May 18, 2016 at 7:17 AM

      can you cycle from riva to torbole

      3 Answers May 18, 2016 at 4:42 PM
    • car rental return near Trento train station

      Trento Feb 5, 2016 at 11:36 AM

      I am renting a car in Milan and would like to drop off at the Trento train station. I can't find any information on what rental return is near the train station. Is there one nearby?

      3 Answers Feb 13, 2016 at 8:48 AM
    • Hiking around Pale di San Martino

      Dolomiti Feb 2, 2016 at 11:33 AM

      Hi - We're planning a few days' hike in the Dolomites, in Pale di San Martino, and I did help planning it.... I did a lovely hike about 20 years ago - but I can't remember the details... I know at least a par of it was part of the Alte Via 2. I started with the cable car from San Martino to Rosetta hut, then walked about 3 hours to another hut, stayed the night there, and continued next day to another hut, from there came down and found my way back to San Martino... I'm almost sure the first hut was Pradidali, but I have no idea which was the second one... I would like to do something similar this year - in July - but need more info about trails and huts. Any suggestion for a trek that starts with this cable car, then has about 3-4 hours of walking to the next hut where we can spend the night, and from which we can continue to another trail of 3-4 hours to another hut - from which we can walk back to San Martino - will be very much appreciated. Another option is to stay 2 nights in the same mountain hut - and doing a day walk in between.

      So I need advice on -

      Option A: San Martino - cable car - Rosetta - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep uphill) to - Rifugio 1 - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep uphill) to - Rifugio 2 - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep downhill) , back to - San Martino

      Option B: San Martino - cable car - Rosetta - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep uphill) to - Rifugio 1 - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep) back to Rifugio 1 - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep downhill) , back to - San Martino Thanks a lot in advance, Ana.

    • Trekking in Pale di San Martino

      San Martino di Castrozza Feb 1, 2016 at 11:10 AM

      Hi -

      We're planning a few days' hike in the Dolomites, in Pale di San Martino, and I did help planning it....

      I did a lovely hike about 20 years ago - but I can't remember the details... I know at least a par of it was part of the Alte Via 2. I started with the cable car from San Martino to Rosetta hut, then walked about 3 hours to another hut, stayed the night there, and continued next day to another hut, from there came down and found my way back to San Martino... I'm almost sure the first hut was Pradidali, but I have no idea which was the second one... I would like to do something similar this year - in July - but need more info about trails and huts.

      Any suggestion for a trek that starts with this cable car, then has about 3-4 hours of walking to the next hut where we can spend the night, and from which we can continue to another trail of 3-4 hours to another hut - from which we can walk back to San Martino - will be very much appreciated. Another option is to stay 2 nights in the same mountain hut - and doing a day walk in between.

      So I need advice on -

      Option A: San Martino - cable car - Rosetta - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep uphill) to - Rifugio 1 - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep uphill) to - Rifugio 2 - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep downhill) , back to - San Martino

      Option B: San Martino - cable car - Rosetta - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep uphill) to - Rifugio 1 - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep)  back to  Rifugio 1 - trail for a 3-4 hours walk (preferably not too steep downhill) , back to - San Martino

      Thanks a lot in advance,

      Ana.

      3 Answers Feb 2, 2016 at 12:18 AM
    • Shopping info

      Bolzano Dec 10, 2015 at 12:33 AM

      I am planning to travel to Bolzano soon ans am wondering if thetemare any second hand clothing shops in the area.

      2 Answers Dec 10, 2015 at 4:57 AM
    • Hotel identification

      Riva del Garda Nov 16, 2015 at 5:07 AM

      Visited Riva over thirty years ago. Stayed in a beautiful hotel which used to be the summer house of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand but can't remember the name. Can anyone help, please? Thank you.

      3 Answers Nov 16, 2015 at 6:50 AM
    • sledding in the begenning of december

      Vipiteno Nov 10, 2015 at 1:16 AM

      hi
      is vipiteno a good location for sledding at the beginning of December?

      10 Answers Nov 12, 2015 at 9:49 AM
    • Name of lake?

      Trento Aug 28, 2015 at 3:43 PM

      Hi, I visited a lake near to Lake Toblino a few years ago. I can't remember the name of it but would like to go there again. There was a main road running slightly above it. A large carpark was at the side of the road; it led down to a large grassy area and on down to the lake. There were no towns around the lake. There was a small headland with a white building and an ornate, turreted building. Any thoughts,
      Thanks

      25 Answers Sep 2, 2015 at 1:33 PM
    • how come the restaurants close at noon? Aren't the italians hungry? What about tips...

      Dolomiti Aug 19, 2015 at 12:14 AM

      If this belongs in some other place, pls tell me where should I post it ...
      We are going soon to the lake are in Italy + Dolomiti. And I'm confused regarding the opening hours
      I read that restaurants close from 13-18. Is that so? Till 13 o'clock they serve breakfast and then at 18 start serving dinner? Can someone explain this ?
      And stores close from 13-16... Everywhere? In city centers?
      What times do supermarkets open?
      And regarding the tips in restaurants, I know there's a "cuperto" per each person, and "servicio" too. Is that the tip or you have to a tip too? What percentage is common in italy for tipping in restaurants????

      5 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 10:56 AM
    • Sunday shopping in Bolzano

      Bolzano Aug 7, 2015 at 12:26 PM

      Are clothes shops open in Bolzano on Sundays?

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2015 at 3:12 AM
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      equipment rental

      Madonna di Campiglio Jul 27, 2015 at 5:14 PM

      Hi,
      Can anyone recommend equipment rental for climbing in the mountains? I need harnesses and helmets.

      thanks,
      Janet

      1 Answer Jul 27, 2015 at 11:51 PM
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      bus service

      Madonna di Campiglio Jul 26, 2015 at 4:12 PM

      Hi does the bus run from madonna di campiglio to trento on Saturdays?
      thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2015 at 1:13 AM
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      Vehicle Parking at Trento, Italy Train station

      Trento May 28, 2015 at 12:17 PM

      I'm going to be doing some traveling throughout Italy and will have a rental car. I would like to also do some train traveling so I was wondering if there's (safe) vehicle parking at the Trento

      train station?

      Thanks a lot.

       

      3 Answers Jun 4, 2015 at 11:24 AM
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      Pre-paid SIM Card

      Bolzano May 17, 2015 at 8:27 AM

      Any recommendation for an inexpensive pre-paid SIM card (talk and text) that works well in Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto? Can you recommend a place to buy one near Bolzano's town center? Thanks!

      2 Answers May 19, 2015 at 5:38 AM
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      Driving itineraries in the Bolzano region

      Bolzano Apr 23, 2015 at 8:34 AM

      Hello everybody,
      In the beginning of July we will spend two or maybe three days near Bolzano.
      Because of health problems we cannot go on hikes. We can only go in a car or make very short walking trips.
      Could someone suggest one-day itineraries that would enable us to see the most beautiful places of the region?
      Thanks in advance!

      1 Answer Apr 24, 2015 at 10:38 PM
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      Public transport from Bolzano/Bozen

      Malles Venosta Dec 29, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      Does anyone have any information on trains or buses between Bolzano and Malles? Rome2Rio claims there's a train line, but DB's timetable planner routes me via Innsbruck, Landeck/Zams and Zernez, while the Trenitalia website was (shockingly) unhelpful, indicating "No solutions are possible."

      Any insights appreciated. Thanks.

      3 Answers Dec 29, 2014 at 4:05 PM
    • Mountain biking this December

      Torbole Nov 22, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      Hi all. Does anyone know how safe it is to mountain bike in and around Lake Garda and Torbole in Dec? My son will be traveling there with the express desire to mountain bike. I worry that he won't be able to hire a guide and therefore bike alone on trails he knows nothing about in a country where he knows no one.

      He has already secured a bike but I visualize mountains covered with ice and snow and unmarked areas with huge drop offs! Yes, I am mom!

      Thanks all!!

      1 Answer Nov 23, 2014 at 12:39 AM
    • Getting to Torbole

      Torbole Nov 19, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Hi, my son will be going from Amsterdam to Torbole this Dec. How much time does it take from airport to bus to train. Here are the specifics: Amsterdam to Milan (LAN). Flight arrives at 10:30 am. Get a bus to train station. Train to Milano Centrale. Train leaves at either 11:35 or not again until 5:35pm. The bus ride is 30 min. So wondering how much time to allow for getting off plan, to bus station. And is planes are typically delayed and long waits to get to gate, et al. Sitting at the train station all day would be awful. Taking this flight because it is so much cheaper! thx!

      10 Answers Nov 23, 2014 at 4:45 AM
    • Where to go after trek in Dolomites

      Dolomiti Sep 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      I am planning a trip to Italy for September 2015 for my husband and myself. We plan to fly to Venice, spend 2 or 3 days there, then trek in the Dolomites for 7 days. After the trek we would like to go somewhere else in Italy for 3 or 4 days, but we are not sure where would be a good choice that would be relatively convenient to get to from the Dolomites. We probably will want to relax after the trek, maybe visit a museum and some ruins or historical buildings. We enjoy old European towns, good food and beautiful views. While we like the ocean, I don't think we want to go to a beach resort on this trip. I'm also inclined to save Rome for another trip, when we can devote more time to it. I think I would prefer not to rent a car, but would consider it if necessary. I welcome all suggestions--this will be our first trip to Italy. Thank you in advance for your help!

      9 Answers Dec 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM
    • Train from Munich/Milan to Bolzano

      Bolzano Sep 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      Hi All,

      I am moving to Bolzano from Oslo. I need to locate the exact route. So far the possibilities with me are either via Munich or Milan. Most probably I will be coming via Munich. Kindly explain a bit about approaching Bolzano from Munich Airport and Milano Bergamo Airport. The time it takes, ticket price and your recommendation.

      Thank you so much :)

      2 Answers Sep 4, 2014 at 10:20 PM
    • rainy day activities

      Canazei Aug 9, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      is there anything to do in canazei if the weather is bad. looks like lots of rain in the forecast.

      3 Answers Aug 10, 2014 at 1:02 PM
    • Trekking with children

      Dolomiti Aug 8, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      We plan to trek with 2 children (5.5/9 years) in the area of the Dolomiti, for 5-7 nights. Does someone have any experience with trekking with children? Can you send us links or trek instruction? Thank you, Yoel family.

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2014 at 12:27 PM