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Hi TT friends,
Need to get back to Rome around June 21-22 from Croatia. We're looking into ferries: either Jadrolinija running Dubrovnik - Bari or Blue Line (to save money) from Split - Ancona, both overnight trips. Would love insights if anyone's done these routes and your feedback. The price difference is quite great: For an inside 2-berth cabin with wash basin/basic amenities, it's 188 Euro for 2 of us on Jad vs. 90 Euro on Blue Line. ?? What's the inside scoop?
One big catch: Can't seem to find Ancona - Roma Termini trains on Trenitalia's website, which we've used a bunch and have booked tickets through as recently as the other day. ??? Anyone know what's going on here? I've done a Google search and found plenty of people talking about Ancona - Roma trains but honestly, only one at 6:30am comes up on Trenitalia, and it has the asterisk meaning it leaves next day, and besides... more »
We have a month here in July and have most places booked except the last few days from Alghero down to Cagliari. We want to be close to the beach. Just basic accomodation is fine, we have a rental car and thought a couple of nights before we fly out just relaxing would be great. But finding somewhere isn't easy and Sardinia seems to have less replies to questions than anywhere else we have been in the last 15 years or so.
If you have been there, loved where you stayed or know of somebody else who has been we would be delighted to hear from them. We haven't booked yet on La Maddelena? probably foolish but hope the one we want may have a cancellation before July.
So come on let us know what you loved there is it all too commercial and high end, surely not. maybe a great little restaurant in Alghero of a little pension halfway down the coast. Anyone, we would love to hear f... more »
I've not been to Italy before but want to plan a trip in the autumn time to take in the following:
1) Florence City Centre (for art galleries and the normal tourist things)
2) Bologna (for the Ducati factory tour - my bf is a motorbike fanatic)
3) Venice/Murano (I'm a glass bead maker, so the glass is an attraction!)
I need help to plan this itinerary. I have no idea if there is a logical order to do these three places in, and whether it's feasible to travel between them by train.
If we were to go by train, where would be the best place in each city to look for hotels, to minimise the difficulties of train travel, but still be relatively close to where we need to be in each city?
Also, in total, we will have about 4 or 5 days to spend on this trip - is it feasible to do say 2 days in Florence, 2 in Venice, 1 in Bologna? I know Lambourghini are also ... more »
I've been looking for info on biking the Mt. Vesuvius as a day trip, without much success. Anyone done it?
I know there is a company offering guided trips, but we'd prefer to do it without guiding. Preferably on some trail with mountain bikes, not only roads. We also need to rent bikes. Any information is very welcome!
I'm going to be in Venice between 23/5 - 29/5 and thought it might be nice to see if anyone else will be there to perhaps do some sightseeing with.
I'm planning on wondering round the city, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy food etc. but also go on day trips to Murano & maybe Lido. If anyone's around and interested in meeting up let me know.
We have long been renting cars for our Italian holidays, and every time wondered at how the speed limits seem to not really be followed by anyone.
I have, countless times, been in areas with a posted speed limit of, say, 50 kph, and I was literally the only one driving at that speed, while all other cars were overtaking us (often also honks/light-flashes/gestures). Many times, those 50kph areas were straight portions of clearly out-of-town and non-residential roads, and I would have felt it 100% safe&reasonable to accelerate to at least 70kph. However, I have already received a speeding ticket from one of those holidays, and would rather not take my chances.
I am just wondering which one of these scenarios most likely explains the fact that almost no-one else on the road has the same "fear" as me:
1) Italian drivers have speed camera detectors and thus only... more »
Hi, we are planning to visit Venice during our weeklong visit to Italy, will drive a rental car. When booking hotels for the overnight stay, I see that some would not have pariking at all. My question is - where to park the car during the visit? are there some bulk parking lots where one can leave the car for the whole two days and walk around the city or use vaporettos? So is there any way to leave the car with main luggage and forget about it for the two days of searching the Venice?
I purchased for online ticket from trenitalia.com website and selected an ECONOMY ticket from Roma termini to Napoli Centrale
But I found that my wife already bought the same route!!!
So we have 2 pairs of tickets (from Roma termini to Napoli Centale) in the same time but different seats.
Can we exchange one pair of tickets to another route ?
My boyfriend and I will be travelling to southern Italy in September for 3 weeks. We'd like to do Naples, some of the Amalfi Coast and Capri, then we'd like to go to Sicily too.
We are flying in and out of Naples, but need to know the best way to travel. Should be go from Naples to Sicily or shall we explore the Amalfi Coast first and then move down to Sicily?
Perhaps you can also tell us for the short time we are there, which are the top towns in the Amalfi coast to visit and the top towns in Sicily to visit.
We will probably not have a car, but will rely on public transport.
We would like to spend time on the beaches, explore the historical parts and also eat amazing food - perhaps visit some wine farms.
Thanks so much
Im heading to Italy in October. Does anyone know if theres any accommodation in an actual roman villa/castle? We're pretty flexible about locations but prefer the northern half of Italy
We're a family of 6 adults travelling.
the usual dilemma
we arrive at Malpenza airport Miian at 13:45 on Sept 28th and wish to commute to Verona the same day. The airport bus booking website does not respond to our request for direct bus tickets. The alternative train travel requires two journeys via Milan city. Given that Sept is just out of peak season, should we purchase and reserve train seats in advance or will we be able to buy on the day?
I have just booked flights to go to Sicily for 5 days, no where near enough time I know, but this will hopefully be the first of many visits. The plan is to arrive in Palermo mid-June and stay there for 2 days. We are then hiring a car for 2 and half days to go and explore. I wondered if anyone could give us some advice on where to go for these days. Ideally, it would be within an hour and half drive from Palermo, it would be located by a nice beach with good food and a romantic atmosphere. I also love history so if it can be within reasonable driving distance of some interesting sites, that would be an extra bonus. We would be staying Fri-Sun if this makes any difference.
I would really appreciate any advice as all of Sicily looks amazing and I am finding it so hard to narrow it down to one or two locations!
Many thanks in advance
Anybody knows if Plastic club is still running in Milano? I found contradicting info on the web.
Dear fellow travellers,
I very much value the tips I have received on the Thorn Tree in the past and hope for some useful information for our upcoming trip to Tuscany. Although not as exotic as destinations in the past I am very exited!
We are a couple on their late thirties travelling with our three year old daughter.
We leave on May 25th and will spend two weeks in a rented house between Montepulciano and Montalcino. Between San Giovanni d'Asso & Montisi to be exact.
This was a rather last minute decision so I am not as meticulously prepared as I otherwise would be.
My apologies in advance.
I would very much appreciate any advice you have to offer on the following in the region:
- wine tasting (I am finding a lot of overpriced daytrips catering to Americans - would prefer smaller, more personal but could deal with big if the surroundings are must see)
- cheese t...
I'm in Rome to study Italian for a few months, and as much as I love this city it gets a bit intense after a while, especially in the weekends. I'd like to get some tips on weekendgetaways not too far away and accessible with train or bus, I'm thinking Lazio and Umbria. Beautiful scenery, of cultural interest, great food. Been to Orvieto which was beautiful, I 'd love to see some more similar places. Also, what beaches/coastal towns are the best in this area? Went to Sperlonga (loved it) and Lido de Ostia (not going back). Any advice? Thank's in advance!
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