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jennylynncarr Feb 20th, 2013 06:02 AM

Italian Travel
We are planning a trip to Northern Italy in Sept. We hope to fly into Milan & use trains & buses to get where we want to go. I'm having a hard time figuring out the transportation options, though.

We want to go the Dolomites & do some hut to hut trekking. The website for the Dolomiti Bus is only in Italian, so I can't make sense of it.

We also want to go to Matterhorn via Zermatt. It seems there is a train to take you there from Milan, but I can't seem to find literal route info.

Finally, we want to spend some time in Piedmonte, eating, drinking, and resting!

Any suggestions, tips, or any other helpful information would be much appreciated!


bilboburgler Feb 20th, 2013 06:23 AM

"The website for the Dolomiti Bus is only in Italian, so I can't make sense of it. "

Various options, assuming you have google, open up google translate, cut and paste the website and stick it in the translate box, easy peasy.
If you have other browsers you can also pick up translators such as and-ons which do something similar live on the screen, I use "Translate This!" but there are loads about all using the google engine which is becoming very good now.

Jean Feb 20th, 2013 06:59 AM

Look for several books written by Gillian Price (Cicerone Walking Guides) which are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

This website may also help:

kybourbon Feb 20th, 2013 07:30 AM

For trains in Switzerland, you need the Swiss rail site.

jgg Feb 20th, 2013 09:43 AM

We have been to both the Dolomiti and Piemonte and I have to say that having a car in both was extremely helpful, particularly Piemonte.

One of our favorite places we have ever stayed in the world is at Baur B&B in Aqui Terme in Piemonte. It is a fabulous small B&B run by an American woman and her German husband. It was fabulous!

Here are links to my blogs with lots of details on our trips to these locations, along with pictures:

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