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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?

    • 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?

    • 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!

    • Rome and Venice

      Rome Feb 2, 2017 at 4:51 AM

      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?

    • 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.

    • 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!


      You can respond to also!

    • Varenna Self Catering

      by EmilyH17 Online Now Jul 19, 2015 at 4:32 PM

      Hello, we are visiting Varenna in 3 weeks and are staying in self-catering accommodation near to the castle. Can anybody tell me where I am able to get food/drink supplies from as we won't be eating out for all of our meals- we do have a hire car! Thanks in advance, Emily

      6 Answers Jul 21, 2015 at 12:01 AM
    • Looking for Transport from Como s Giovanni to Varenna on Sept 16, 2015 at 5 pm for 3 people.

      by Vpalokangas Online Now Jul 2, 2015 at 12:39 PM

      Can you recommend transportation from Como train station to Varenna on Wednesday, Sept 16, 2015 for 3 people? Will also need transport from Varenna to Milan airport on Sunday Sept 20, 2015 for 12:55pm departure flight. I would appreciate recommendations, cost for 3 people, travel time, and email contact info. Thank you.

      4 Answers Jul 2, 2015 at 3:59 PM
    • Should we stay in Varenna ?

      by DianaW11 Online Now Nov 5, 2014 at 11:33 PM

      Hi we are only planning to stay in Lake Como for 2 nights unfortunately we cannot stay longer. Looking coming from Milan Central station to Lake Como. Would Varenna be our best option to stay at Lake Como ??
      Thank you :)

      3 Answers Nov 9, 2014 at 6:28 AM
    • Milan Airport to Vareena

      by seafarer404 Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 3:06 PM

      Car or taxi service available from Milan airport to Varenna? Approximate cost, and contact information would be appreciated. Or would train into Milan Centrale, then north to Varenna be better. Thanks.

      6 Answers Aug 10, 2014 at 12:06 AM
    • travel to varenna

      by gumps Online Now Jun 29, 2014 at 6:03 PM

      We arrive at the s giovanni rail staion in como and are staying in varenna for four nights but unsure of travel options to get there.

      3 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 9:15 PM
    • running joging

      by Paula120 Online Now Jun 7, 2014 at 7:18 AM

      Is there any flat land to take run or jog or just all hills?

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2014 at 9:09 AM
    • Eating out

      by jazzytam Online Now May 27, 2014 at 3:45 AM

      With a family of four and a budget, what places can you recommend to eat that are good value here?

      1 Answer May 27, 2014 at 4:13 AM
    • Where to stay?

      by AnneandMissi Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 12:17 AM

      Initially looked at Como. Having second thoughts. We have 4 nights (minus jet lag only 3 days to explore.) We are considering Varenna.
      We would be catching a train from Malpensa directly to Como/Varenna after a long haul from Australia. What are the pros/cons of choosing Varenna?
      A major "thing to do is" the Berlina Express for one day.
      Advice welcomed. Any advice.


      6 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 2:51 PM
    • Volterra not Varenna

      by dargo Online Now Nov 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Sorry my earlier question was wrong !! We are travelling from Monte Carlo to Volterra (and not to Varenna).
      We would catch the train from Monte Carlo and then rent a car from a town near volterra (I understand there is no train station there).

      I must say, that I absolutely loved Varenna and we stayed in the Hotel du Lac which was in a great location and we had a room with a most maginifcent view.

      Anyway, this time we are off to Volterra !!

      thank you

      3 Answers Nov 11, 2013 at 10:22 AM
    • Travel to Varenna

      by dargo Online Now Nov 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      We will be travelling from Monte Carlo to Varenna (staying there about 10 days). Rather than renting a car in Monte Carlo and dropping it off in Milan, I thought to catch a train to a town near Varenna and then rent a car. We would plan to arrive in Varenna late in the day. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

      1 Answer Nov 10, 2013 at 11:08 PM
    • Train ticket from Italiarail problem Varenna to Milan

      by DrTerriJo Online Now Sep 15, 2013 at 12:19 AM

      I didn't receive a printed ticket in the mail that I now see I should have...since my other tickets just required using the PNR # to get the printed ticket for validation I didn't realize this one should have come in the mail before we lest the states. I have a call into Italiarail but won't reach them until after 3 Italy time and we leave Monday 7:30 train to Milan to connect to Venice I wonder if we should just buy new!

      12 Answers Sep 16, 2013 at 4:20 AM
    • how far is hotel olidevo from ravenna rail station

      by ChristineStewart Online Now May 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      how far is hotel olivedo from ravenna rail station?

      5 Answers May 3, 2013 at 9:31 AM
    • side trip to St. Moritz

      by iloveaustria Online Now May 25, 2010 at 4:01 PM

      How much does this trip cost?

    • All Day Ferry Pass

      by iloveaustria Online Now May 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM

      I will be spending 3 nights in Varenna in late September. I will have one free day to see the different villages. Has anyone taken a private boat day tour or is it just as good to get the all day ferry pass and do it on your own?
      Grazie mille,

    • Accomodations in Varenna

      by iloveaustria Online Now Sep 25, 2009 at 11:43 AM

      I am looking for a place for 3 couples to stay for 3 nights, Sept 26 - 28, 2010. Most hotels that I have already contacted are already booked.
      Grazie, Carol

      9 Answers Sep 25, 2009 at 1:29 PM
    • Milan-Varenna transportation

      by Erika77 Online Now Sep 1, 2009 at 8:29 AM

      Hello and help, prego!

      My husband and I will be arriving in Milan Thursday evening, planning to spend a long weekend in Varenna. Our flight will arrive in Milan well before the last bus leaves and a few minutes before the last train departs for Varenna.

      We've got a B&B already booked for the night at Lake Como and really don't want to have to spend the night in Milan.

      How much would a taxi cost to take us to Menaggio? Are there any other ways we might be able to get there?

      Thank you very much for your time and response.


      3 Answers Sep 1, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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      train to Varenna from Milan

      by keakalina Online Now Jul 23, 2008 at 2:46 PM

      We are traveling in June 2009. We will come from Paris to Milan and train on to Varenna. Could someone give an approximate lenght of time form Milan to Varenna? Hours or say 45 minutes ? Is there a guide to research re bed and breakfast in Varenna or apartment?? We hope to make our reservations in the very near future.

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2008 at 5:29 AM
    • recommended restuarant in Varenna

      by MimiPawPaw Online Now Dec 27, 2007 at 11:01 AM

      We will arrive in Varenna on Saturday, March 22, 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.

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      weather in Varenna

      by aca_krmpot Online Now Jul 12, 2006 at 4:59 AM

      Does anybody know some details about weather in Varenna. I should stay there for 10 days from 18-28 July 2006. I couldn't find at any site probably because Varenna is too small place. The closest place I found weather details for is Como. Is it OK? Does it matches weather in Varenna?

      1 Answer Jul 12, 2006 at 2:37 PM
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      Arriving soon

      by Intrepidone Online Now May 10, 2006 at 8:07 AM

      Hello all, Arriving 20/5 and departing 24/5. Anyone interested in a get together? Thanks

    • Looking for apartment in Varenna

      by marinoca Online Now Apr 22, 2006 at 3:11 AM

      I am looking for an apartment...walkingf distance to town and ferry for July any suggestions??....Thanks

      5 Answers Apr 28, 2009 at 6:59 PM
    • Weather

      by JulieBS Online Now Mar 9, 2006 at 8:59 AM

      Can anyone tell me the best time of year to visit Varenna (i.e. weather, crowds, etc.)

      1 Answer Oct 6, 2006 at 10:21 AM
    • Varenna's Ferry travel

      by jimm2 Online Now Sep 23, 2004 at 4:54 PM

      Does the ferry from Varenna to Menaggio carry autos? We are planning a day trip from Lierna to Lugano and would like to go thru Varenna, ferry to Menaggio, drive to Lugano, spend the day and return at early evening. I see the rate schedule and time schedule but can not tell if there is a rate per car? per person plus the car? Can you help. We arrive early October. Thank you. Jim Moreau

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2004 at 8:51 AM
    • Train station to ferry stop

      by avidtraveller Online Now Jul 27, 2004 at 7:23 PM

      We will be getting off the train in Varenna and going to the ferry stop to take ferry to Bellagio. How far is the train station from the ferry - we do not wish to walk - is there a bus or a taxi - we will be arriving on a Sunday.

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2004 at 11:04 AM