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    • Best romantic country area in Tuscany?

      Tuscany Jul 14, 2016 at 2:32 AM


      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!

    • 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.

    • Swimming Pools

      Montecatini Terme Jul 16, 2016 at 2:02 PM

      Are there any swimming pools in Montecatini?

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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?

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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??

    • 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!

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      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.

    • Transportation to/from Volterra and Vicenza

      by catherfr Online Now May 16, 2016 at 3:21 PM

      Is there a parking lot in or near Volterra to leave a car for five nights, one that is convenient to catching a bus to Siena? And, is it possible to catch a train from Volterra to Vicenza Italy?

      2 Answers May 16, 2016 at 5:17 PM
    • Gems and special places

      by Italyforhoneymoon Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Does anyone know of beautiful places located in and around borgo alle vigne area other than the popular places already know (pisa, florence, san gimignana, siena etc). Looking for something extremely romantic for my new husband to be on our honeymoon. We will have a rental car. big thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 4:41 AM
    • Milan to Voltera

      by Pepperdogsmom Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Is it reasonable to travel from Milan to Volterra by train and bus in early September?

      2 Answers Jun 7, 2014 at 11:14 PM
    • What is open on sundays?

      by lozzmaggi Online Now Nov 2, 2013 at 8:05 PM

      I have a free day in my organised tour that I was hoping to spend in Volterra, however that day is a sunday. I was wondering if anything would be open on a sunday that would be worth an hour or so on public transport or 1/2 an hour taxi ride to see or do? Alabaster shops? Etruscan museum? Restaurants?

      Thank you for your answers.

      9 Answers Nov 5, 2013 at 12:59 PM
    • Parking

      by doctorfloyd Online Now Aug 17, 2012 at 8:54 AM

      Hi everybody! A simple question:
      Is there a free parking in Viale Vittorio Veneto.
      I know where I can park in Volterra but I need to know if is posible to park in Viale Vittorio Veneto without fee.
      Thank you

      5 Answers Aug 29, 2012 at 8:18 AM
    • Hire a driver

      by cfreericks Online Now Jul 20, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      Are there drivers for hire in Volterra? My husband and I have a car, but wanted to hire a driver on day for the Chianti Festival.

      2 Answers Jul 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM
    • backpacktrip to Volterra

      by Charlotte&TheGuys Online Now Apr 3, 2011 at 6:47 AM

      Hi everyone,

      we're 5 youngsters between 18 and 20 years old and we're planning to do a roadtrip across Italy in August. Some of us have a driverlicense but not long enough to rent a car, so we're moving by foot, train, busses,... We were planning to take the bus from Firenze to Volterra, stay there for one night and go to Lucca the next day by bus. Many sites about busses are in Italian, which is a language none of us speaks.. we managed to figure out how to go by bus from Firenze to Volterra, but we're still searching for a way to go from Volterra to Lucca. Can anyone help us with that?
      We were also wondering what the best hostel/hotel/camping(we have tents) would be for the 5 of us, we're all students, we can live without luxury and we look for the cheapest way to stay a night at Volterra.

      thanks for trying to help us

      3 Answers Apr 3, 2011 at 9:31 AM
    • how to get to Volterra from Pisa Airport

      by donnam16551 Online Now Jun 22, 2009 at 3:53 AM

      A friend and I will be arriving in Pisa in October and plan to spend 2 nights in Volterra. Neither is brave to drive in Italy so we are looking for public transportation. Any advice and estimates of cost? Grazie mille!

      Donna Maloney

      2 Answers Jun 22, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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      Getting to Volterra from Florence

      by kathymof Online Now May 22, 2007 at 10:59 AM

      I am traveling to Florence in June and want to visit Volterra and San Gimignano. It seems that it is not that easy to get to Volterra by public transportation and that it takes a long time. The bus site is in Italian and I am having trouble with it. I don't want to sit on the bus all day with just a little time in Volterra.

      Would I be better of renting a car for a day and seeing both Volterra and San Gimignano that day? I would want to spend as much time as possible in each place, but especially in Volterra.


      9 Answers May 24, 2009 at 5:52 AM
    • Volterra Transportation

      by kherta Online Now Sep 3, 2006 at 3:20 PM

      Is there any transportation out of Volterra to Sienna on Sundays?

      1 Answer Sep 3, 2006 at 4:04 PM
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      Vespa Rental

      by megsmel Online Now Aug 23, 2005 at 11:08 AM

      Has anyone rented a Vespa in Volterra? We're staying at villa in between Volterra and San Gimignano for a week and would like to have some cheap transportation between the 2 towns. Any ideas on cost or where to rent? Do the dirt roads permit scooters? Thanks!

      4 Answers Aug 29, 2012 at 8:54 AM