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  1. Florence Alone

    I am a 25 year old male. I've been to Paris and New York alone and got on fine. Had an amazing time in both. I've never been to Italy before so I'm mega excited :D. I'm going to Florence in August of all times! My question is this, will I be...

    Started by Traveling_Baker, 05-30-2014 10:42 AM
    #alone, #europe, #florence, #italy
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    07-18-2014 04:55 PM Go to last post
  2. Rome trip report with pictures

    Hi My wife and I went to Rome on a 5 day visit in July 2005. This was our first visit to Rome and we had a great time there. I have posted a trip report with lots of pictures on my homepage http://gardkarlsen.com/rome_italy.htm . The trip report...

    Started by gardkarlsen, 09-07-2005 10:06 AM
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    06-28-2014 07:23 AM Go to last post
  3. Dining in Rome alone

    Hi! Thank you for accepting me as a member of this community! This coming January/February I will be traveling to Rome alone to attend some mosaic classes. I have been there before and am somewhat comfortable with the area. My concern is...

    Started by caterina, 12-20-2013 12:24 PM
    dining, for 1, rome, winter travel
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    06-24-2014 05:38 PM Go to last post
  4. Puglia Region

    Hi! I have been doing research on a trip to Italy, and my husband and I have settled on the Puglia region. We like out of the way places, and this seems to be perfect. We are also going to spend a couple of nights in Matera. After doing a bunch of...

    Started by kyrensgrammy, 04-16-2014 08:21 PM
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    04-17-2014 03:46 PM Go to last post
  5. Cash or credit card?

    We're learning that credit cards are not accepted in as many places as we've been thinking. Our son and daughter-in-law, who live in Germany, and have also been on a trip to Italy, say they had to pay with cash in most restaurants when in Italy. ...

    Started by PeggyandKurt, 06-17-2012 12:15 PM
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    02-10-2014 05:46 AM Go to last post
  6. Thumbs up Italy Comes Alive On Line (Video + Stills)

    My film "Gondola With the Wind 2" can be seen on the web if you have a high speed internet connection. The video features Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Capri, Pisa, and many other parts of north and south Italy. This is a free,...

    Started by Intrepid Berkeley Explorer, 02-04-2014 01:22 PM
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    02-04-2014 01:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Florence unusual shopping

    Hi all, my name is Filippa and I live in Switzerland. I am planning a trip to Florence in the next days: it is beautiful even in winter! I would like to go shopping there, and I am interested in unusual stuff. Someone told me about custom...

    Started by filippa, 12-27-2013 06:55 AM
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    01-09-2014 02:17 PM Go to last post
  8. Car service from Rome airport to Florence hotel?

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable, reasonably priced private car service or shuttle service from the Rome airport to Florence? Do you know how long the trip would be and the approximate cost?

    Started by johnmcq, 07-02-2013 12:57 AM
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    11-22-2013 05:09 AM Go to last post
  9. Looking for live accordion folk music in Italy

    Does anyone know of any local folk/accordion music in Italy? Perhaps a festival or small local band? I will be in Rome, Florence, Chianti and Lerici area and hoping to hear some fabulous live folk music. Thanks!

    Started by Viabohemia, 04-05-2013 03:43 AM
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    11-22-2013 04:55 AM Go to last post
  10. venice hotel recommendations

    hiya folks, planning to spend three nights in venice in early march. Any good hotels in the $100-150 range? I know host ciao likes the Hotel Ala, anyone else have fav places to stay? thanks in advance.

    Started by oldman stan, 10-11-2010 01:36 AM
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    11-03-2013 06:43 AM Go to last post
  11. In Verona,,,,,,,

    .......and that's about all I know so far. I've been awake about 24 hours now thanks to rowdy guests at the Gatwick Belmont House where I stayed to catch and early flight to Verona that WAS NOT early! I'd not checked online as the hotel's wifi was...

    Started by Host Bonjour, 05-30-2013 10:26 PM
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    07-01-2013 05:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Spending too Much in Italy--Oy Vey!


    Started by LSKahn, 05-13-2013 04:45 PM
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    05-13-2013 04:45 PM Go to last post
  13. Ever stayed in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, is the piazza too loud in June?

    Hi - I have a few lovely hotels I'm considering for my stay in Florence. One is in the heart of the piazza della Signoria. Is this too crowded/loud in June? Maybe it's not a concern, I'm not a light sleeper and it's a trade-off for great/central...

    Started by Viabohemia, 04-07-2013 02:09 PM
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    04-24-2013 07:08 PM Go to last post
  14. Sunday visit to Caserta from Naples

    I am planning to take the 8am train but want to take the bus back to Naples as the trains don't run again until 2pm. I have looked at the bus website which does not have a route map nor any timetables available. Can anyone tell me how often to...

    Started by jdechter, 04-23-2013 06:13 PM
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    04-24-2013 07:02 PM Go to last post
  15. Where in Rome

    Ciao! I'm looking on homeaway.com for apartment rentals in Rome. We'll have probably 2 or 3 nights there and plan to see the expected sites - Vatican, Colisseum, Sistine Chapel, etc. I'm not sure how close all these things are to each other. ...

    Started by PeggyandKurt, 05-20-2012 06:19 AM
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    04-14-2013 11:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Has anyone stayed in these 3 hotels in Florence? I will be arriving early June.

    OOPS - MAKE THAT 4 HOTELS I AM CONSIDERING? : La Dimora degli Angeli Residenza d'Epoca (in Piazza della Signoria) Florence Number Nine Hotel Laurus Al Duomo I am traveling solo in Florence before meeting up with family. Would appreciate...

    Started by Viabohemia, 04-03-2013 02:13 AM
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    04-05-2013 06:32 PM Go to last post
  17. Need Help with Italy Itinerary - Tuscany and Chianti areas, perhaps coast?

    Hi there - first time posting. I need help with my itinerary. I am an independent traveler, female and love to walk/explore, hike with camera. I have 6 days to fill between Florence and Rome. I will have already visited Venice and Lucca. I am...

    Started by Viabohemia, 03-28-2013 04:48 PM
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    04-04-2013 05:28 PM Go to last post
  18. Smile Arrivederci, Italia

    Yes, Arrivederci, Iitalia! and I hope a presto, till later. I have been home now almost three weeks and often when reading one of the news items, blogs, etc. I receive in emails about Italy, I think that I wish I could see that or be there. I...

    Started by Host Ciao, 02-06-2013 02:13 PM
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    03-20-2013 03:06 AM Go to last post
  19. Rome airport to cruise dock Civitavecchia

    Would like suggestions on how to get to cruise dock in Civitavecchia from Rome airport and back. Also, an idea of costs. Thanks

    Started by Pam Goode, 05-24-2006 09:13 AM
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    03-05-2013 10:23 PM Go to last post
  20. Question Italy in December

    My husband and I are taking our 2 grown daughters (20's) to Italy for 10 days in mid-Dec. We fly into Rome and out of Milan. My hubby and I have been to Italy twice, but never in winter. We would like the girls to see Rome and Florence, and...

    Started by PiSig, 08-23-2006 05:16 PM
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    03-05-2013 10:15 PM Go to last post
  21. Italian Sims card for Cell Phones

    Ciao While traveling in Italy, has anyone bought a Vodafone Italian Sims card for their cell phone? How much did you pay and where did you purchase? Is there a way to change from Italian langage to English? 2 years ago I bought a Vodafone...

    Started by giacomino, 06-18-2006 02:12 PM
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    01-10-2013 10:06 AM Go to last post
  22. Smile Back to Italy---again

    Hi, Just thought I would throw in here that I will be heading back to Italy again in November. With a good Income Tax return in hand, I decided I am too old to put off a trip I have been dreaming of. This will be my 13th or 14th trip, but I hasten...

    Started by Host Ciao, 04-30-2012 03:13 PM
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    12-29-2012 03:39 PM Go to last post
  23. Best time to visit Tuscany and Venice?

    We are planning to travel to Tuscany and Venice sometime between beginning of june and middle of august. When is the best time to go? We'd like to spend half of our time in tuscany and then drive to venice and explore the coastal area there. Any...

    Started by drpolan1, 12-15-2011 08:07 PM
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    12-22-2012 11:44 AM Go to last post
  24. Smile Italy plans continue

    Ciao, Since last I posted, I have made some definite plans for my trip this late fall. As I said before I will be flying into Milan, a city I like very much. There is much to see. I will be staying at the Hotel Grand Duca di York, where I have...

    Started by Host Ciao, 06-25-2012 08:21 PM
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    11-19-2012 06:59 AM Go to last post
  25. Beware of limited traffic areas when driving through Italy in a rented car!

    If you are planning to travel to Italy and you are coming by car, either your own or a rented car, and have booked into a hotel in the central area of an Italian old city, such as Rome or Florence or Pisa, then you'll better watch out for signs...

    Started by Marco Polo, 09-04-2012 10:43 AM
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    09-04-2012 10:43 AM Go to last post

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