Italy Transportation

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Italy Transportation

  • Metro-Bus-Tram

    Rome Transportation

    Uff-da, there’s a lot to see in Rome... The best way to explore this city is on foot as you’ll run into something fascinating around just about every corner but sometimes you might want to get from point A to B without expending the shoe leather? Rome’s public transit system of buses, trams, regional trains and metro is how you do that. I’m...

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  • Vaporetto

    Venice Transportation

    The best way to move around Venice is... by foot, but distances are not so short, and when we get tired a transport becomes a blessing. Bus in Venice is vaporetto, a ship that stops in both sides of the grand canal and with carriers to the other islands. Though stopping quite often, the efficient work in docking saves time, allowing a trip...

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  • Buses

    Florence Transportation

    Most of the main sights in the city are within walking distance of each other, but you may be tired of walking or you have to go somewhere far from the city center; for instance to piazzale Michelangelo. Urban transportation in Florence is run by ATAF (Azienda Trasporti Area Fiorentina). It provides a network of bus lines that serves Florence and...

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  • Subway/Metro

    Milan Transportation

    An all day ticket valid on metro and busses costs €2.58, good value if you need to travel around. Buy them from kiosks around the city or there are some ticket machines in some stations. Or in 2013 1.5 Eur for a single trip, valid 90 mins.

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  • Train

    Verona Transportation

    To get to Verona I took the EuroCity train from Munich via Innsbruck. This is a convenient connection, several times daily, with good mountain views along the way. Second photo: The dining car is fine for having a cup of coffee and using one of the big tables to write on, but I can't honestly recommend having a meal here. Third photo: The main...

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  • The train

    Pompeii Transportation

    On the Circumvesuviana Napoli-Sorrento line it takes 30 to 40 minutes to get to Pompeii from either Naples or Sorrento. Get off at "Pompei Scavi". At the station, you can leave your bags for €1,50 (collect by 7:00PM in summer, 6:00PM October to February), or leave them for free at the ruins (pick up by 7:20PM) Train station in Pompeii is a short...

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  • Train

    Bologna Transportation

    Italian trains are safe, comfortable and efficient enough with an extensive network. Getting to or from Bologna by train is very easy. Bologna Centrale station has been fairly recently extended to cope with the super-fast Freccia trains. I caught the fast Frecciarossa from Milan Centrale, travelling at 296km/h at times and making the journey in...

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  • Train

    Pisa Transportation

    If truth to tell there is very little to see in Pisa (although I'm sure other will disagree) apart from the famous tower, together with the Cathedral and baptristry. If you want to make a 'flying visit' and are travelling by train then using the secondary station 'Santa Rossore' means you can avoid the main tower and take a five minute walk from...

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  • Trains

    Genoa Transportation

    Going to Genova by train is probably the wisest solution, even if not the cheaper one too. If you come from the North of Italy or from the Western part of the region (Savona and Imperia provinces), you will be lucky to get off at the Piazza Principe station. I am saying this because this station lies in the old downtown and is, therefore, a good...

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  • Trains

    Como Transportation

    Very easy indeed. Trains run from Milan Nord Cadorna and Milan Centrale stations. Trains from Milan Centrale arrive at Como San Giovanni (Trenitalia) station, trains from Cadorna arrive at Como Nord Lago (very near the lakeside and ferry pontoons) and Como Nord Borghi (both Trenord stations). Journey times (under an hour) and fares vary according...

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  • Train

    Palermo Transportation

    Palermo is connected by trains to all the major destinations in Sicily, such as Taormina, Catania and Siracusa. For some destinations it is necessary to change trains. From Rome there are some direct trains for Palermo via Naples. the trip lasts 11 to 13 hours. For times please consult the Trenitalia site or call the green number 89 20 21.

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  • Bycicles

    Ravenna Transportation

    Emilia-Romagna region is one of the most active ones in using bicycles! Maybe one of the main factors of bike popularity is that these cities are between Alps and Apennines on the flat land which makes moving by bike comfortable and easy. City bike culture is typical to cities like Modena, Ravenna, Ferrara, etc. A bicycle is a mean of...

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  • Buses

    Taormina Transportation

    The bus station is in the Via Pirandello. On my latest trip I didn't go further than up to Castelmola (2.80 euro return) and down to Giardini Naxos (also 2.80 return), but buses also go further afield to Messina or Catania (including the airport). The buses have blue 'Interbus' livery.

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  • Train between the Cinque Terre Villages

    Manarola Transportation

    After our brief (less then an hour) visit of the town, we headed back to the train station for the quick 3 minute train ride back to Riomaggiore. Waiting at train stations in Europe and especially in small villages like this gives you time to collect your thoughts and take a view of everything that you are surrounded by. We were there on a...

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  • walking

    Vernazza Transportation

    The area of Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre is relatively small and yet, one day trip isn't enough even to get an idea about it, especially if your agent has "run and gun" idea of visiting the park. The walking trail in between Riomaggiore and Monterosso al Mare is 9km long and it takes about 5 hours. The longest single distance is 4km and it's...

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  • train

    Liguria Transportation

    Train is best and easiest way to get to Cingue terre towns and to easy navigate from one to another town. The are two train travel spot: La Spezia on southeast of the Cinque Terre and from Levante on north. On train station in La Spezia (or Levante) you could buy The Cingue Terre Card. I follow the previous CT ticket tips and over the years their...

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  • Airports from & to Rome

    Rome Transportation

    Rome Airport Transportation and tours is a great company to use for transfers in Rome and beyond. I arrange tours to Italy and I have arranged multiple transfers and private driver/guides for my clients with Rome airport transportation.. Julia responds quickly to emails and has always been very helpful with special requests. They are there when...

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  • By plane (and then into Venice)

    Venice Transportation

    The airport of Venice is located in Tessera; not far from Mestre. It is only 13 km far from the center of Venice. The arrivals area is situated on the ground floor. On the first floor there are the departures area and the tickets booths. The check in area is on the third floor. It is not a large airport, but it has several shops, cafes and some...

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  • Trains

    Florence Transportation

    The journey from Pisa to Florence by train is very short and quite comfortable.Trenitalia is a dependable service and the chair cars are very comfortable.You may book your tickets right before your journey at the railway station because there are several trains each day and you can select an hour convenient to you.

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  • Airports

    Milan Transportation

    American Airlines is my airline of choice and wherever I travel to I will always choice AA to get me there. I flew American Airlines from JFK airport to MXP airport on a direct flight. They currently have one daily direct flight around 6 pm, which is a disadvantage to most flyers, but it works for me. I have status on American Airlines and I like...

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  • Buses

    Verona Transportation

    The Ryanair site lists only one bus a day, but has two flights a day. I'm pretty sure that they run a bus to meet each incoming and outgoing planet, but you might want to double-check. I had no problems with the service at all, and it will always wait for you if the plane is late. The only confusion I had is that someone gave me a free ticket, and...

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  • The car

    Bologna Transportation

    I never travel by public transportation, instead I am traveling by car. To get to Bologna there are tree possible road directions: - A4 plus A13 from direction of Trieste - A1 from direction of Milano - A22 from direction of Brennero. As in most of Italian cities, parking in the central part of the town is a huge problem. There are too many cars...

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  • Busses

    Pisa Transportation

    ...the bus can get you here/there in a little over an hour (depending on traffic) and for a reasonable price. These two services (see web link below) operate between the Pisa airport and Santa Maria Novella train station in Firenze, and tickets may easily be purchased at either station. Prices do seem to fluctuate at bit depending on season but...

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  • Genova by Funiculars

    Genoa Transportation

    Genoa Public Transport There are several funiculars (and lifts) in Genoa. The only one I have used is the one from Largo Zecca ( near Via Garibaldi with all the beautiful villas) up to Righi. It takes about 20 minutes, is a thrill in itself, and up top there is a fabulous view, at least one cafe, and a castle that is apparently worth the ten...

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  • Ferry

    Como Transportation

    Headed to Como from one of the picturesque lake-side villages? There are a couple of options, including train from a few, bus, or a speedy ferry. We chose the slow way - the "slow boat to Como," we called it. It takes several hours and stops at a number of villages to take on or drop off passengers. If you're not on a demanding, tight schedule,...

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  • Ship/Boat

    Palermo Transportation

    It is a convenient way to get to Palermo and bring your car along. There are two companies offering the connection services: Grandi Navi Veloci offers three connections: .From Genoa, daily, duration: 20 h. From Livorno (Leghorn) three times a week; duration: 19 h. From Rome Civitavecchia, daily; duration: 12 h. Tirrenia connects Palermo and...

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  • Cable Car

    Taormina Transportation

    The cable car (funivia) links Taormina (Via Pirandello) with the beach area at Mazzaro (main car park area). You can of course walk down or up, but on a hot day, it's good to have an alternative option. Tickets cost 3 Euro one way.

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  • Ferry

    Manarola Transportation

    From approximately the beginning of April to the end of October, ferries are an alternate way of reaching most of the Cinque Terre villages and others along the Ligurian coast - including Portofino, Levanto and La Spezia. They’re not as fast or as inexpensive as the local train but are a nice way to get a different perspective of the cliffs,...

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  • Taxis

    Rome Transportation

    The one I have used for business coming and going is Pronto Taxi http://www.6645.it/ProntoTaxiCms/showVoceMenu.2puntOT?id=5 The webpage is in Italian, then the taxi man can speak some English. Hope it helps others

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  • Gondola

    Venice Transportation

    The so-called romantic gondola ride away is the most expensive transportation that exist at all. The average cost of a fare, which should last 30 minutes, costs approximately 100 euros. In practice, this ride never lasts a full time and the price varies, although it should be fixed and the same for all gondolieri. Actually, fixed price of 100 euros...

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  • Driving

    Florence Transportation

    Driving into and parking in Florence is very difficult at best and comes with the risk of a heavy fine. The roads around the city center are a restricted driving area (ZTL) and, if entered without a special permit, you will be fined. There are parking areas around Florence outside the ZTL, but they are expensive the closer to the city. The ones...

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  • Trains

    Milan Transportation

    Taking the train to and from Malpensa airport rather than the bus makes sense to me, even though train costs a couple of euro more. Trains are more comfortable, have ample space for luggage and, most importantly, they cannot get stuck in traffic congestion. Two separate companies used to run trains from Malpensa airport: Lenord, with trains to...

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  • car/motorhome

    Verona Transportation

    I was really surprised by the rather small amount of trafic for a saturday afternoon. The different streets , leading to the centre of Verona are a bit confusing sometimes, BUT once that you are there, you will easily find a parking-spot rather close to the piazza Bra and Arena di Verona. Follow the signs for ARENA !! Smaller cars like the Smart...

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  • Airplane

    Bologna Transportation

    I have flown in and out of Bologna since 2008, many times. Once I also picked up friends (Sarah and Chris) here who came to celebrate my half century birthday a couple of years ago. So yes, I know Bologna’s airport quite well for someone who does not (yet) live in Italy. And it is my second favourite airport in Italy (my favourite is the one in...

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  • Airplane

    Pisa Transportation

    Pisa is a favoured airport of several budget airlines, including Ryanair. The airport is unusual in that it is situated so close to the city itself. The 'red line' LAM bus delivers you to town in about 5 minutes, you could even walk it ! There is also a train station that connects to the main Pisa Station. As far as I could work out it only...

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  • airport

    Genoa Transportation

    the Piazza Principi Station is only 8km far from the airport. here is the info about the bus service. and here the pdf bilingual printable foldout by taxi you can ask the flat fare at Radio Taxi

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  • Bus/Auto/Taxi

    Como Transportation

    Because of conference arrangements, a mini-van had taken us up to Bellagio. To experience a different form of travel, on our return we took the bus down along the lake to Como. Besides the bus being a very inexpensive and good way to travel, the road from Bellagio afforded you great views of small towns hugging the lake and a chance to save some...

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  • Car/Motor Home

    Palermo Transportation

    The big plus by traveling with car is having the opportunity to stop anywhere on the road, see different places while traveling, thake as many fotos as possible. So if you come from Taormina zone - takethe A18 highway up to Catania and continue on A19 Palermo-Catania up to destination (260 Km). From Agrigento: take Statale 189 which travels...

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  • Driving

    Taormina Transportation

    Taormina ’s narrow streets can really drive an inexperienced driver crazy. Not because they are difficult to pass, but because many of them look like dead end. The driver assumes there is no way to go further and turns around or turns too early. Actually, Taormina , being built on three different levels of the ground, has rather complicated plan of...

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  • Train

    Rome Transportation

    Rome's Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino (FCO) Airport is located about 35 km away from the city center. Of course, there are plenty of ground transportation options available, including several bus lines and taxis. But for me, the most simple way to travel from and to the airport, especially since our hotel was located near the Termini train station...

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  • By water taxi (& private boats)

    Venice Transportation

    When you buy a ticket for a water bus never buy a 1 way ticket it costs 7€. What I choose is a 2 day ticket, there is no limit of how much you can ride. And the ticket is only for 30€! But that ticket only lasts for 2 days. The are more better ones like 3 days but if you are here for a week, I recommend you the 7 day one!

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  • Maps

    Florence Transportation

    One thing I have always liked about paper transport maps is that [depending on the scale] you usually get to see the entire area covered. However, one trend I have noticed with online mapping tools, they often show only one grid of the map at a time, To me, this is not very helpful, Therefore, I have created a simple HTML file that loads the...

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  • Trams and Busses

    Milan Transportation

    Here at the Central Station we can see a very old and a very new tram (aka streetcar) standing side by side on adjacent tracks. Milan has an extensive tram and bus system as well as three underground railway lines (aka subways), so there is actually no need for most of the automobiles that continue to befoul the city. Second photo: In Milan the...

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  • airplane

    Verona Transportation

    There are numerous airports flying to the region near Verona: Verona Airport - The most convenient and from when I was there last the flight options have greatly improved. From the airport there is a bus every 30 minutes which will take you to the train station in verona for about 5€. Taxis can be 20-30 euros so it depends how many of you are...

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  • The car

    Pisa Transportation

    The official map of the ZTLs (zone di traffico limitato, or restricted traffic zones) in Pisa can be found at https://secure.comune.pisa.it/tzi/info.jsp . In case you feel the map is useless, please note that you can click on each zone and get a blow-up that shows the actual streets...still it helps to be familiar with Pisa to figure them...

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