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    • 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

      2 Answers Dec 2, 2016 at 5:11 AM
    • What to do in a day and a half and restaurant suggestions....

      Pisa Oct 28, 2016 at 4:29 AM

      Our family of four, 2 adults and 2 - 13 year olds, have just snapped up cheap tickets for a weekend in Pisa. We will be there from Dec 16-18 and technically on the ground for a half day and one full day. I see there is a free city tour, which we are big fans of doing and of course we will check out the tower. Can anyone recommend some other things to do? Is there a market area? Also looking for some good restaurant suggestions, not take away, but nice budget family friendly restaurants with some nice Italian food, which we all love. Since we have so little time on the ground we want to make the most of it. Thanks!

      6 Answers Oct 28, 2016 at 12:55 PM
    • David Tomorrow?

      Florence Oct 20, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      We only have tomorrow afternoon (Oct. 21) and night in Florence before we fly out Saturday morning. I really want to see the statue David but I hear that the lines are always long unless you're on a tour. Will I be able to get into a tour that lasts just an hour or 2 if I don't get there until noon or shortly after tomorrow? What is the best way to set something up? (We do not have a phone here....)

      We plan to stay in an Airbnb apartment in Pont Vecchio. I would really appreciate your help with this as I don't want to spend our limited time waiting in line to see the exhibit. Also, do you have any other things that are nearby that would be quick and easy to see?

      Many thanks in advance!

      5 Answers Oct 20, 2016 at 8:38 PM
    • Florence at Christmas

      Florence Oct 15, 2016 at 8:23 AM

      Hi,
      We are considering a visit to Florence from December 26 to Jan 1. This wil not be our first visit, but the first time spending a full week there. Any suggestions for activities? Any special holiday events? Should the weather be good enough for touring?
      Thanks

      3 Answers Oct 15, 2016 at 11:21 PM
    • Venice to San gim to Rome

      San Gimignano Oct 8, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      Hi, trying to figure out best way to do the rental car...should I train to Florence and rent a car there, or pick up the car in Venice and drive to s gim? Sounds like the drive isn't particularly scenic. And at the end of the week in San gim, we will be heading to Rome. I know not to drive there, so should I return the car in Florence, Siena, Orvieto, or Rome airport? We could take train from Florence, Siena or Orvieto. Thanks in advance,

      5 Answers Oct 10, 2016 at 11:13 AM
    • Bus schedule

      Florence Oct 8, 2016 at 12:49 AM

      How late at night does bus number 17 run from the city center? I need to get from there to a hostel at midnight

      2 Answers Oct 8, 2016 at 1:09 AM
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      Via Francigena San Gimignano to Siena

      Tuscany Oct 5, 2016 at 2:16 PM

      Hi

      I have 4 days in Tuscanny in mid october and I was thinking about doing part of the Via Francigena, more specifically San Gimignano to Siena, or Ponte d'arbia to San Quirico. I like to take photos so which one of these would be nicest in fall. Or any other 3 day walks recommended in fall in that area? From what I have read its quite feasible to do it alone as it is quite well marked and with signs, but I find very little information about doing it alone, mostly tours. I am planning on taking the bus to San Gimignano and starting the next morning, does that sounds ok?

      Warm regards
      Tore Skobba

      6 Answers Oct 6, 2016 at 8:13 PM
    • Galluzo, it is save to park there ?

      Florence Sep 14, 2016 at 1:20 AM

      Hallo everyone,
      I will drive to Florence with my husband in September. According to your answers for my first question I decided to park car in Galluzo. Is there free parking near the main squere?
      Can I catch the bus from the main square to Florence historical centre? I found, that the bus nr. 36 and 37.I will stay in hotel Palazzuolo,Via Palazzuolo 71, Santa Maria Novella, Firenze. Will the bus take us near there?
      Thank you in advance for your answers!

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2016 at 10:59 AM
    • where to stay in Florence

      Florence Sep 13, 2016 at 3:02 PM

      Hi we are pallning an early october trip to Florence just wondered on suggestions for accomadtion is it best to be based near the City centrec , outside , near the train station , in the past we have booked accomadtion through airbb just wondered what area would be a good place to base ourselves, happy to be overlookinga piazza , but not interested in club scenes more dining out.

      Any help appreciated

      4 Answers Sep 17, 2016 at 6:00 AM
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      Parking on Market Wednesday

      Siena Sep 13, 2016 at 7:09 AM

      We'd like to get to the Siena Wednesday market early enough to find decent parking, preferably at the underground lot at the train station. The market opens at 7:00 AM, so is this doable or am I on a fool's errand?

      7 Answers Sep 14, 2016 at 1:22 AM
    • Accomodation near centre with free parking

      Florence Sep 13, 2016 at 2:03 AM

      Hallo,
      I´m going to stay with my husband in Florence for 3 days in the end of September and I´m looking for quite cheap hotel or apartments with parking. I read that everywhere in centre of Florence is parking for 25E/per day.
      Do anyone knows some hotel with parking?

      3 Answers Sep 13, 2016 at 2:40 PM
    • Where we can park the car for free?

      Florence Sep 13, 2016 at 1:50 AM

      Hallo, me and my husband are going to visit Florence for 3 days in September. We will go by car and we are looking for some cheaper hotel near center with parking free. Do anyone know that kind of hotel?
      It is possible to leave the car somewhere near centre for free? I red that all the park places are about 25E per day and It seems to me much.

      Thank you very much!!!

      2 Answers Sep 13, 2016 at 5:29 PM
    • Leather shopping (NOT IN MAJOR CITIES)

      Tuscany Aug 31, 2016 at 1:51 AM

      I am looking for information on where I can find genuine leather products (bags and shoes) in Tuscany. I do not want to go the shops in Florence but the smaller cities that have factory stores. I have heard that Santa Croce sull'Arno is one such area, but I cant find a lot of information on it. Can someone please help? Thank you.

      19 Answers Sep 2, 2016 at 5:36 AM
    • Getting from Siena to Pienza--on a Sunday

      Tuscany Aug 23, 2016 at 8:16 PM

      How can I get from Siena to Pienza on a Sunday afternoon using public transportation?

      1 Answer Aug 23, 2016 at 11:25 PM
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      AccoMMODATION:

      Arezzo Aug 23, 2016 at 11:08 AM

      We are attending a wedding at Arrezzo, Italy. Can anyone please help us find a clean, moderate price accommodation. For two people .
      Thank you!!!

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2016 at 10:43 PM
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      2 star hotel

      Arezzo Aug 16, 2016 at 5:45 AM

      We are attending a wedding i Arezzo. Can anyone suggest an accommodation nearest Church of St. Francis in Lucignano?

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2016 at 11:10 AM
    • 5 days in Tuscany

      Tuscany Jul 30, 2016 at 1:40 PM

      Hi all

      My girlfriend and I will be visiting Tuscany tomorrow and the next 5 days.

      We are based in Radda in Chianti.

      Any good travel tips/places to go or see within the area? (50-100 km)

      We plan to go to Pisa to see the Tower on our drive into Tuscany. We have a car with us.

      We like cozy, small old cities, Nice restaurants, Nature and scenic views. We are NOT so much into museums etc.

      5 Answers Jul 31, 2016 at 11:13 PM
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      Wineries near Siena

      Siena Jul 29, 2016 at 6:21 PM

      We will be staying near Siena and would like any suggestions you could offer for wineries that we could visit. We will have a car so we're not interested in a bus tour, just some nearby places that offer tours of their wineries and vineyards. Has anyone been to one of these places that you could recommend?

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2016 at 12:56 AM
    • informations about Florence

      Florence Jul 28, 2016 at 3:27 AM

      Hello, I will arrive soon in Florence and I would like to know:
      1. which are advices concerning safety in touristic areas, except scammers, thieves, are there terrorist alerts?
      2. could someone to recommend me some travel agencies for a one day trip to Sienna or Pisa?
      3. Are there local free guided tours?
      Thank you!

      5 Answers Sep 1, 2016 at 11:55 PM
    • Swimming Pools

      Montecatini Terme Jul 16, 2016 at 2:02 PM

      Are there any swimming pools in Montecatini?

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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      GETTING AROUND

      San Gimignano Jul 16, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      Hi, we will be visiting Italy in October and not being seasoned travelers I would like to find out whether there are taxi/cabs operating around San Gimignano. We are staying about 3 kilometers out of the center in a self catering apartment. We are taking the train from Rome to Florence, then bus to San Gimignano on the 4 October. Our idea is to do a guided bus tour to Pisa on one day from San Gimignano and therefore do not want to hire a car in Florence to leave it standing. All advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

      14 Answers Jul 19, 2016 at 7:59 PM
    • Best romantic country area in Tuscany?

      Tuscany Jul 14, 2016 at 2:32 AM

      Dears,

      I am planning to visit Tuscany for 2 days this September with my partner. I am wondering about the best place preferably a countryside overlooking the sea where we can have rent a small villa for a quite and private time while still being able to get to the town center, enjoy good food, and mingle with the locals.
      Thank you!

      1 Answer Aug 12, 2016 at 8:08 AM
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      Where to stay in Tuscany

      Tuscany Jul 10, 2016 at 1:07 PM

      In 2017, 5 of us will be staying in Cinque Terre for 5-7 nights and then want to move on to the Tuscany area. We will have a car, if needed, and would like to be assessable to Florence, Pisa and the small town/rural experiences of the area. We expect to rent a 3BR apartment/villa. A coastal town is fine but I fear that we'll wish we had stayed somewhere inland. Any suggestions and THANKS??

      8 Answers Jul 12, 2016 at 7:54 PM
    • Booking for beach necessary?

      Castiglioncello Jul 2, 2016 at 1:39 PM

      I'm going to Castiglioncello tomorrow for the day and was wondering if I will be able to use the beaches as I am not staying at a hotel or have made any bookings.

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2016 at 12:35 AM
    • A day in Florence - what to see or do to have best experience

      Florence Jul 1, 2016 at 5:39 AM

      Hi, I will be staying in Rome with my hubby for 4 nights in last week of july & have already booked train tickets to visit Florence in a day (early morning till late evening).

      As this is our first time to Italy, please advise what should we see or do or try? Both of us are good with walking. Food, shopping and history are our interests.

      Thank you for your help!

      11 Answers Jul 2, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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      Best place for traditional food and wine

      Tuscany Jun 29, 2016 at 11:04 AM

      I am hoping to visit Tuscany in October and I am looking for a traditional town or village where I can relax and try some traditional food and wine. I don't plan to drive so I will rely on trains and buses. I have heard that Greve and Montefioralle are excellent places for food and especially wine, and they get good reports in this forum. They seem to be beside each other, only about 1km apart. Greve seems to be a good choice to stay in, as it has a bus to Florence and has a reasonable selection of accommodation.

      Is Greve/Montefioralle the best choice for a traditional day or two in Tuscany? Or are there any better options?

      4 Answers Jun 30, 2016 at 10:28 AM
    • Choir Music Festival

      Tuscany Jun 22, 2016 at 1:27 PM

      Is the International Choir Festival advertised as scheduled each June in Monetcatini a legitimate event? Or just something developed by tour companies to encourage travel to Tuscany?

      1 Answer Jun 22, 2016 at 2:22 PM
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      Parking at Poggibonsi Train Station

      Poggibonsi Jun 10, 2016 at 7:08 PM

      Is there parking at Poggibonsi's train station? Is it safe and how much does it cost?

      3 Answers Jun 10, 2016 at 10:35 PM
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      Parking at Certaldo train station

      Certaldo Jun 10, 2016 at 7:05 PM

      Is there parking at Certaldo's train station? Is it safe and how much does it cost?

      3 Answers Jun 10, 2016 at 10:11 PM
    • Firenze card

      Florence Jun 5, 2016 at 2:54 AM

      Can you skip lines at Uffizi and Accademia with Firenze card on 1st Sundays when museums are free?

      2 Answers Jun 5, 2016 at 5:15 AM