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My sister and I are wanting to do a 1 day or 1/2 day cooking class whilst in Florence in July. Just wondering if anyone has come across or done one that is in the ball park of 50 euro? Everything I've found so far is at least 100 euro which seems excessive for a 3 hour class.
I am travelling to Italy in July 2014 and am trying to find the most cost effective way of travelling between Siena and Sorrento. So far, my information tells me that we can either catch the train from Siena to Florence or Rome and then go onwards to Naples and then catch the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento. The cost varies widely depending on which train type we choose. I have also found a bus option to Rome. Is there are bus that goes directly from Rome to Sorrento? If so, what is the approximate cost and where does it depart from? It appears on a lot of the routes that buses are almost the same cost as the trains, but a direct bus from Rome would definitely be advantageous.
Thanks in advance.
Hi: We will be traveling to Italy (Rome) next Spring and I have a question: We have never traveled internationally before...We have our passports...We will be changing planes in Frankfurt, Germany...Will we have to clear customs there and then board the flight for Rome, or will we transfer flights as one normally would, clearing customs when we arrive in Rome? I ask because of time between flights (1hr 55min)...Didn't think that would be enough time to clear customs in Germany and catch the connecting flight...Thanks for any information and advice...
Steve in Kansas
Any info about Umbria and Cinque Terre would be appreciated. Travelling in April. Thanks.
Can anyone suggest a good town to stay while touring Tuscany and Umbria in winter or would it be better to stay in several towns? If so what towns would you suggest? Thanks so much for any replies.
Hi, I've just returned from a amazing trip around Europe for 5 weeks and am desperate to go back! I am looking to return next year and I am aiming to go to Florence for the Calcio Florentino Tournament (known as Florentine Football)
Has anyone been before and got any tips? Also does anyone know where I can but tickets for this event? Thanks guys!
What is the best way to get from the Milan airport MXP to San Vigilio di Marebbe/Kronplatz using public transportation?
Having booked a surprise weekend in rome this weekend for my wife's birthday,am just hoping to get any last minute recommendations for sightseeing/restaurants/cafés/bars.
Also we are due to stay in the trastevere area of rome and will be arriving into ciampino airport,could anyone recommend the best way to get to trastevere using public transport?
Thanks in advance.
We are currently booked to stay at Albergo Bernini in Siena, but we are concerned about the parking situation there. We were told that we can park at La Fortezza which is a short walk to the hotel, but we cannot be assured of finding a FREE parking space there when we need one. Also, I believe they have a market on Wednesdays and street cleaning a couple of days a week , so we would end up having to move the car really, really early in the morning. And who knows where we could park while they market or clean.
I am looking at Hotel Porta Romana which is right outside the "gates" of Siena (and only about a 15-20 minute walk to Il Campo) and they have free parking. The reviews of this place are not nearly as good as Albergo Bernini. So we are trying to decide which way to go.
Has anyone stayed at any of these two places? Please shed some light.
I was able to secure a very cheap flight from the United States to Milan, Italy ($250 r/t believe it or not). I have 5 days...I have never been to Italy before, and am not sure if I want to spend all of my time (or any?) in Milan. Part of me thinks it may make more sense to jump on the train to Rome or maybe Venice. The other part of me is getting "citied-out" from visiting big cities all of the time and maybe would want to spend it in a smaller city or village someplace. I do not know any Italian. Anyone have suggestions? There isn't really anything specific I want to say is the main reason I'm asking...mainly am going due to the cheap fare + frequent flyer miles. I like history and nature (not skiing) - am open to anything really. And some more background - somewhat museum'ed out, but i do like looking at old structures, etc. Part of me thinks it may make sense to hop on a f... more »
Hi, guys, I'm from Brazil and I'm going to the north of italy in 14th of december. We are planning to stay a few days, so we know our trip is in a hurry (we have 10 days and I would like to know Ljubljana in Slovenia)
As far as I researched, we would like to know places like Como Lake, Trento, Bolzano and also a nice city in the Dolomites (we are thinking about San Vito di Cadore) and then Venice.
Would be something like this http://goo.gl/maps/2XHLb
We are in doubt of renting a car or going by train. The problem renting a car: more expensive and we don't have experience of driving in the snow. do you think it is a problem? the way to the dolomites is dangerous? The problem going by train is that we cannot see smalles places and of course if we want just to lunch at some place it's more difficult since lugagge is coming with us.
I'm opened for your suggestions. I arrive in... more »
4 of us were planning a 2 week trip around italy in June. Needed some inputs on what our itinerary should look like.
We plan to land in Rome and work our way up north till Milan.
tentative sched is a sfollows:
Rome (4 nights)
Naples (unsure if we should attempt this? - if yes, how many days should we spend)
Florence (3 nights) - will do road trips to pisa on one day
Venice (2 nights)
Milan (2 nights)
We are unsure about Amalfi coast, capri, sorrento, verona? (am i missing out any here) Should we work around our days to include these? Are these worth visiting? can we include any as day trips? I would like to see everything, but since we have only 2 weeks, id rather see a little less but see it properly rather than trying to squeeze in bits of everything.
One more point, since i will be flying by turkish airlines, would it make sense to skip the above mentioned... more »
Next year I´ll be going on a trip to Italy.
Main intention for the trip is Pompeii,
since my grandpa has been a huge fan of archaeology and history
this has been on his bucket list forever. Now me and me dad are taking him there!
I´ve been doing some research and need few tips to get me started.
First of all, transportation.
From Iceland I can only fly to Milano in Italy,
should I take train south from there or a car?
Or should I fly further, with stop in Milano or London...?
Time of year
We do not have any time preference, but to hot and to crowded would be nice to skip.
What would be the best time?
After research if saw:
We will not be traveling fast, that is for sure:) but can you give be tips on how much time I´ll need to cover each location so we will w... more »
I have researched a lot about this trip in terms of sight seeing and so far it seems like I can do all of the major parts of Milan in two days... I dont want to go to Rome because I feel like that is something i must Designate a whole trip to do it correctly so far I have florence, Livorno (because my friends family is from there), Pisa, Genoa (if anyone can tell me more about this port city that would be awesome) Venice and maybe a trip north to switzerland. I am looking for suggestions of cities near milan to visit... me an my friend enjoy historical sites and cities and also enjoy castles so if anyone knows of small cities around milan that are worth taking a look at or great food places we ... more »
I was wondering if anyone knew of some less touristy Italian hill towns? I know of some more popular ones, such as Orvieto, Siena, and Assisi. I'm looking for something a little more off the beaten path, and something with lots of charm. Should I sleep there, or just make day trips? I would also like a few restaurant recommendations.
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