Ferrovie Appulo Lucane is a transport company owned by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, which manages the railway lines between Apulia and Basilicata and several bus lines in the same area. SHORT HISTORY The history of the Ferrovie Appulo Lucane began in 1915 under the identity of MCL (Società Mediterranea Calabro-Lucane). The first line opened was Bari-Matera, 76 kilometers long, inaugurated on August 9, 1915. Between 1920 and 1930, the line was extended to Miglionico and Montalbano Jonico, reaching a length of 142 kilometers. The second line inaugurated, between 1930 and 1934, was Altamura – Avigliano Lucania – Potenza, with its branch Avigliano Lucania – Avigliano City, 8 kilometers long. In 1989, the network was split in two, between Ferrovie della Calabria (FC) and the Ferrovie Appulo Lucane (FAL). ROUTES From a touristic point of view, the most important line is Bari – Altamura – Matera. Beside that, there is Altamura – Avigliano Lucania – Potenza and Avigliano Lucania – Avigliano City. The line Bari-Bitritto, 9.2 kilometers in lenght, is under construction. TIMETABLES AND FARES There are about 16 departures every day from Bari Centrale to Matera Centrale, between 5.09 am and 10.26 pm. A Read more [...]
Ferrotramviaria is a private railway company that manages a series of urban and regional railways in Apulia and Bari, gathered under the name of Ferrovie del Nord Barese. SHORT HISTORY Ferrotramviaria was founded in 1937. In 1965, the company opened the railway line Bari-Barletta, which connects major municipalities to the north of Bari: Bitonto, Terlizzi, Ruvo, Corato, Andria, Barletta and the district of Bari-Palese. After a contract signed in 2008, the company began the construction of a new line which now connects Bari to the Karol Wojtyła International Airport. The line was inaugurated on July 20, 2013. ROUTES Ferrotramviaria manages four railway lines: FR 1 Line – regional trains from Bari Centrale to Barletta Centrale, via Palese and Macchie; FR 2 Line – regional trains from Bari Centrale to Barletta Centrale, via the airport; FM 1 Line – metropolitan trains that run on the Bari-San Paolo line, between Bari Centrale and Cecilia; FM 2 Line – metropolitan trains connecting Bari Centrale with Bitonto, via the airport. TIMETABLES AND FARES A one-way ticket from Bari Centrale to the airport or vice versa costs 5€ and the trip takes about 16 minutes. From Bari Centrale, there are 27 departures Read more [...]
Karol Wojtyła International Airport is the main airport serving the Italian region of Apulia and the city of Bari, located about 10 kilometers northwest from the town center. The airport is named after Karol Wojtyła, the birth name of Pope John Paul II, and is also known as the Palese Airport, after a nearby district of the Metropolitan City of Bari. SHORT HISTORY The Bari Airport was officially founded in 1934, as a structure used for military traffic, but it was opened to civil aviation flights soon afterwards. After the Second World War, the civil traffic was reopened only in 1947. In 1951, a new structure was created, planned as a freight terminal, but which effectively became the new airport terminal. In 1962, the first stone of the new airport terminal was laid, completed three years later. At the same time, the flight infrastructures were modernized. In 1965, the construction of the new control tower began, completed the following year. HOW TO GET THERE The best way to get from the airport to Bari and vice versa is by train, with one of the trains of the private railway company Ferrotramviaria (Ferrovie del Nord Barese). A trip takes Read more [...]
Actv, acronym for Azienda del Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano, is the public transport company responsible for transportation in the Venetian Lagoon and in the province of Venice. Actv manages the transport of passengers and tourists by waterbus (vaporetto) and ferry in the lagoon and by bus and tram on the mainland. The junction point between the two transport systems is located in Piazzale Roma, at the end of the Ponte della Libertà, which connects the mainland (Mestre) to Venice. WATERBUS ROUTES The Central Lines 1, 2 and 2/ are active throughout the year and run along the Grand Canal. The Line 1 has many stops on both sides of the Grand Canal. The Line 2 is used for the connection with the Giudecca Island and for a faster trip along the Grand Canal, having fewer stops. During the summer season, the Line 2 makes the connection with the Lido Island. The shuttle Line 2/ makes a fast connection between Piazzale Roma and Rialto. The Giracittà Lines provide a transportation service around the entire perimeter of the city, reaching the most strategic points, including Piazza San Marco, Santa Lucia railway station, Piazzale Roma and the islands of Lido, Giudecca and Murano. Read more [...]
Because Venice is a city on water, City Sightseeing Venice changes the well-known red buses with red boats, perfect to let you discover the wonderful Venetian Lagoon. The Hop On Hop Off service allows you to hop on and off as many times as you want, with complete freedom of visiting the major attractions of the city, the St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs, and the beautiful islands of Lido, Murano, Torcello and Burano. With the same ticket, you will be able to use both the Line A, for Venice and Lido, and the Line B, for Murano, Torcello and Burano. TIMETABLE LINE A: October-November, from 9.20 am to 3.30 pm, with 6 departures every day. December-March, between 9.10 am and 4.05 pm, with 4 departures every day. March-April, from 9.10 am to 4.40 pm, with 7 departures every day. May-June, between 8.55 am to 5.25 pm, with 15 departures every day. July-September, from 8.55 am to 5.55 pm, with 16 departures every day. LINE B: April, from 10.26 am to 4.43 pm, with 4 departures every day. May-June, between 10.11 am to 6.11 pm, with 9 departures every day. July-September, from 10.11 am to 7.11 pm, Read more [...]
The Italian coach service operator Terravision offers connections between the Antonio Canova Airport, located near Treviso, and Venice, in partnership with the local transport company Barzi Service. ROUTE At the Treviso Airport, the Terravision bus stops outside the Terminal, in front of the Arrivals. A trip from the airport to Mestre takes about 30 minutes and a trip to Venice about 40 minutes. In Mestre, the bus stops near the Mestre railway station and, in Venice, on the Tronchetto Island. TIMETABLE Every day, Terravision has 15 departures from Treviso Airport to Venice, starting with 8.40 am. The last departure is at 8.30 pm. From Venice to Treviso Airport, there are 15 daily departures between 6.00 in the morning and 7.30 in the evening. FARES A one-way ticket from Treviso Airport to Venice and from Venice to Treviso Airport costs 11€. A roundtrip costs 20€. Young children, 0-10 years old, travel free.
Marco Polo International Airport is the main airport of Venice, located about 13 kilometers from the center of the city. The airport is named after the famous Venetian merchant and traveler Marco Polo. The airport terminal has three floors: the ground floor for Arrivals and the second floor for Departures. In 2017, the airport handled over 10 million passengers, making it the fourth busiest airport in Italy. SHORT HISTORY The foundation stone for the new airport of Venice was laid on March 29, 1958. The inauguration of the airport took place on July 31, 1961, and the airport quickly became the reference airport in the Veneto region, to the detriment of the Treviso Airport. In July 2002, a new airport terminal was built, designed to adapt the airport to the continuous increase in air traffic. HOW TO GET THERE From Venice, you can get to the Marco Polo Airport by bus, either with the ACTV Line 5, or with the ATVO Express 35. For both buses, a single ticket costs 8€ and a round trip is 15€. To get to the airport from Mestre, you can use the ACTV bus 15 or the ATVO Express 25. A single Read more [...]
Antonio Canova International Aiport, also known as the Treviso-Sant’Angelo Airport, is an airport located 3 kilometers west of Treviso and 31 kilometers north of Venice. The Treviso Airport can be considered the second airport of Venice, the first being Marco Polo International Airport. The airport has a single terminal divided into the Arrivals area, on the ground floor, and the Departures area, on the first floor, and a single runway completely redone in 2011. SHORT HISTORY Born in 1935 to meet the needs of the Aero Club of Treviso, it obtained the status of a civil airport in 1953, at the initiative of the local authorities. In May of the same year, the first international flight was inaugurated. Until the opening of the Marco Polo Airport, in 1960, the Treviso Airport was the reference airport for the nearby city of Venice. Starting with that year, it became exclusively a stopover for charter and cargo aircrafts. In 1996, the Treviso Airport entered the Venice Airport System, following the collaboration between Save, the manager of the nearby Venetian airport, and the local Aer Tre. In February 2007, the new and wider passenger terminal was inaugurated, named after the famous Treviso sculptor Read more [...]
City Sightseeing Milan offers Hop On Hop Off bus tours in Milan, on 3 Lines, allowing you complete freedom of movement and providing an audio commentary in 9 languages. With the open double-decker red buses, you’ll have the possibility of visiting comfortably all the main sites of Milan. With the Line A, you will pass by the Sforza Castle, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Piazza Cordusio, and then continue towards the Duomo, pass under the Madonnina and reach the Teatro alla Scala. The Line B runs through the new skyscrapers of the city and takes guests on the shopping streets. The Line C is aimed at sportsmen, the visitors having the chance to admire the San Siro Stadium, Casa Milan and the new CityLife space. TIMETABLE LINE A: November – March, from Monday to Friday, between 10.15 am and 5.00 pm, and in weekends between 9.55 am and 5.00 pm, with buses every 50 minutes. April – October, every day between 9.30 am and 6.00 pm, with buses every 30 minutes. LINE B: November – March, from Monday to Friday, between 9.40 am and 5.00 pm, with buses every 40 minutes, and in weekends between 9.40 am and 5.10 pm, Read more [...]
The Italian coach services operator Terravision offers connections from the Malpensa Airport to Milan, and vice versa. ROUTE At Malpensa, the Terravision bus stops outside Arrivals Exit 3, near the Terminal 1, and outside Arrivals stop 7, near the Terminal 2. A trip from Malpensa Airport to Milan takes about 50 minutes. In Milan, the bus stops in Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini, in Piazza Quattro Novembre, near the Milano Centrale train station. The departure to the airport is on the other side of the train station, in Piazza Luigi di Savoia. TIMETABLE Every day, Terravision has 40 departures from Malpensa Airport to Milan, starting with 5.05 am. The last departure is at 12.10 am. From Milan to Malpensa Airport, there are 40 daily departures between 3.50 in the morning and 9.55 in the evening. FARES A one-way ticket from Malpensa Airport to Milan and from Milan to Malpensa Airport costs 8€. A roundtrip costs 14€. For the children 5-12 years old, a single ticket costs 5€ and a round trip 10€. Young children, 0-4 years old, travel free.
Milan Malpensa International Airport is the largest airport in Lombardy, and the main airport servicing Milan. The airport, located 49 kilometres northwest of Milan, has two terminals and two runways, as well as a dedicated cargo terminal. SHORT HISTORY The first flight occurred here on May 27, 1910, when the Caproni brothers flew their flying machine. In the years that followed, the area was transformed into a more formal airfield, and the place developed into the largest aircraft production center in Italy. During the 1920s and 1930s, the airfield hosted two squadrons of the Italian Air Force. In September 1943, Malpensa airfield was taken over by Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe, when the northern Italy was invaded by Hitler. Malpensa Airport commenced commercial operations on November 21, 1948. In 1952, the Municipality of Milan took control of the airport, and decided to develop Malpensa as an international and intercontinental gateway, while the other airport of Milan, Linate, would handle the domestic flights. HOW TO GET THERE From Milan, you can reach the Malpensa Airport by coach, with one of the Terravision shuttle buses. A trip takes about 50 minutes, a one-way ticket costs 8€ and a round trip 14€. You Read more [...]
Terravision is an Italian transport services operator offering connections from the Ciampino Airport to Rome, and vice versa. ROUTE At Ciampino, the Terravision bus stop is located opposite to International Departures. A trip from Ciampino Airport to the city center of Rome takes about 40 minutes. In Rome, the bus stops in Via Marsala, near the Roma Termini train station. The departure to the airport is on the other side of the station, in Via Giovanni Giolitti. TIMETABLE Every day, Terravision has 27 departures from the Ciampino Airport to Rome, from 8.05 am to 0.05 am. From Rome to the Ciampino Airport, there are also 27 departures between 4.30 in the morning and 9.20 in the evening. FARES A ticket from Ciampino to Rome costs 5.00€ and a ticket from the city to the airport costs 5.80€. A roundtrip costs 9.00€.
Terravision is an Italian coach services operator offering connections from the Fiumicino Airport to the city center of Rome, and vice versa. ROUTE At Fiumicino, the Terravision buses stop at the BUS hub adjacent to the Terminal 3. A trip from Fiumicino Airport to Rome takes about 50 minutes. In Rome, the bus stops in Via Marsala, near the Roma Termini train station. The departure to the airport is made on the other side of the train station, in Via Giovanni Giolitti. TIMETABLE Every day, Terravision has 25 departures from the Fiumicino Airport to Rome, starting with 5.30 am. The last departure is at 10.55 pm. From Rome to the Fiumicino Airport, there are 24 departures between 4.40 in the morning and 9.50 in the evening. FARES A ticket from Fiumicino Airport to Rome costs 5.80€ and from the city to the airport costs the same. A roundtrip costs 9.00€.
G. B. Pastine International Airport, also known as the Ciampino Airport, is the second largest airport of Rome, after Fiumicino. The airport is located on the outskirts of the Eternal City, about 12 kilometers of the historical center of Rome. SHORT HISTORY The Ciampino Airport was inaugurated in 1916, as a military base for airships, and was operated exclusively by the Army until the 1930s, when it was opened to civilian traffic. During World War II, the airport was captured by Allied forces in June 1944, and it became a United States Army Air Forces military airfield. Until 1961, when the Fiumicino Airport was inaugurated, Ciampino was Rome’s principal gateway. HOW TO GET THERE From Rome, you can reach the Ciampino Airport by bus, with one of the buses run by the Terravision company, in about 40 minutes. A ticket from Rome Termini train station to Ciampino costs 5.80€, and a ticket from the airport to Rome costs 5.00€. A round trip is 9.00€.
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, known also as the Fiumicino Airport, is the most important airport of Rome, and the most transited airport in Italy, by passenger traffic. The airport is located about 35 kilometers west of Rome, in Fiumicino. The Fiumicino Airport has 3 terminals and the same number of runways, but a fourth runway should be operational by 2020. The airport serves as the main hub for Alitalia, the largest Italian airline. SHORT HISTORY The Fiumicino Airport was officially opened in 1961, with two runways, replacing the smaller Ciampino Airport, which remained in service for low-cost airlines and for domestic and charter operations. During the 1960s, Alitalia invested heavily in the new airport, building hangars and maintenance centres. A third runway was built during the same decade. HOW TO GET THERE From Rome, you can reach the Fiumicino Airport by bus, with one of the buses run by the Terravision company. A trip takes about 50 minutes, a ticket costs 5.80€ and a round trip is 9.00€. You can also get to the airport by train, with Leonardo Express, a non-stop service of Trenitalia making the connection to Rome Termini railway station, leaving every 15 minutes. Read more [...]
City Sightseeing Palermo offers Hop On Hop Off bus tours in Palermo, allowing complete freedom of movement and providing a multilingual commentary containing many anecdotes and historical references. Get on the double-deckers and discover Palermo’s top attractions, including famous monuments such as the Teatro Politeama, Teatro Massimo, Palazzo dei Normanni, Zisa, Piazza Quattro Canti, as well as the colorful Vucciria Market, some wonderful villas and the Botanical Garden. ROUTES The service is divided between the Line A, which allows you to admire the splendors of the historical center of the city, and the Line B, which shows the Liberty city area, the main villas and the Zisa Castle. Both Line A and Line B depart from Teatro Politeama, in Via Emerico Amari 142. A complete trip takes about 60 minutes with the Line A and about 50 minutes with the Line B. A further route reaches the Cathedral of Monreale, a famous Norman jewel, built by William II of Altavilla, located on the Rocca Di Monreale. The Line Palermo-Monreale has the same starting point as the other lines and a full trip takes about 2 hours. TIMETABLE LINE A: Between March 24 and November 4, the first departure Read more [...]
City Sightseeing Rome offers Hop On Hop Off bus tours in Rome, allowing complete freedom of movement and providing an audio guide in 8 languages containing curiosities about the beauties encountered along the way. With the open double-decker red buses, you’ll have the possibility of visiting comfortably all the main sites of the Eternal City, from the Roman Forum to the Colosseum, Piazza del Popolo, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, Castel Sant’Angelo, Circo Massimo and many others. TIMETABLE The service operates daily, all year round. The first departure is at 9.00 am and the last departure is at 7.00 pm, between June and September, and at 5.00 pm, from October to May. The frequency of the buses is between 10 and 20 minutes. FARES You can choose among tickets valid for 1 day (23€), 24 hours (28€), 48 hours (31€) and 72 hours (35€). The 1 day ticket is considered valid from the first to the last departure of the day. If you buy the ticket online, you don’t have to print it. The ticket is 100% mobile, and it will be activated from the moment it gets scanned for the first time.
AMAT S.p.A. is the company that manages the public transport of the City of Palermo, consisting of buses and trams, and offers mobility services of car and bike sharing. ROUTES In Palermo, there are 100 bus lines in total, 90 ordinary, 3 special and 7 seasonal. The bus lines are spread throughout the city and also arrive in some neighboring municipalities. The current tram network, completed in 2015, consists of four lines: Roccella – Central Station, Borgo Nuovo – Notarbartolo Station, CEP – Notarbartolo Station and Corso Calatafimi – Notarbartolo Station. TIMETABLE The service hours for the day lines are from 5.30 am to around 11.00 pm. The night lines are N11, N12, N21 and N22, and provide transport in the city for the remaining six hours. FARES A single ticket costs 1.4€. If purchased on board, a ticket is 1.8€. The ticket has a validity of 90 minutes from the time of stamping. A book of 20 tickets costs 23.5€ and a daily ticket is 3.5€.
Falcone Borsellino Airport is an international airport located 32 kilometers west of Palermo, at Punta Raisi. The Palermo Airport is the second airport of Sicily in terms of passengers after Fontanarossa Airport in Catania. The airport is named Falcone Borsellino in memory of the two leading anti-mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who were murdered in 1992 in Palermo. SHORT HISTORY The idea of a new airport dates back to 1953, when it was decided to replace the Boccadifalco Airport, located a few kilometers west of Palermo, which at the time was no longer suited to the traffic needs. In 1956, the project of a new airport was presented to the Sicilian Region and subsequently to the Ministry of Transport. The inaugural flight was made on January 2, 1960, from Rome Ciampino Airport. A new, larger and more modern airport was designed in the 1980s, on the occasion of the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy. The work on the new terminal was started in 1987, and it was inaugurated in the summer of 1995. The new airport is located a short distance from the previous one, which was closed since 1995. HOW TO GET THERE Read more [...]
Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport is the main airport of Tuscany, located in Pisa, only a few minutes away from the city center. SHORT HISTORY The origins of the airport date back to 1911, when Ugo and Guido Antoni transformed a piece of land into a flight field, to test the aircraft built by the Antoni Aviation Company. In 1914, the infrastructure was expanded with the construction of a military school for pilots. In the 1950s, began its development with the construction of two runways and related logistics facilities to ensure the operation of the military transport aircraft Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, which was recently acquired. In the 1960s, the current civilian airport was born, named after the famous Pisan scientist Galileo Galilei. With the opening to low-cost airlines in the 1990s, the airport conquered this market segment, remaining the main airport in Tuscany, with a traffic of passengers more than twice as high as that of the Florence airport. HOW TO GET THERE The airport is located about 1.6 kilometers away from the Pisa Centrale train station and about 3.3 kilometers from the famous Piazza dei Miracoli and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The proximity to the Read more [...]
The CTT Nord (Compagnia Toscana Trasporti Nord) is a transport company founded in 2012, with offices in Pisa, Livorno and Prato, born from the aggregation of various companies engaged in local transport. Through its subsidiary, CPT (Consorzio Pisano Trasporti), the CTT Nord manages local public transport in Pisa, and extra-urban public transport in the province of Pisa. ROUTES The urban service of Pisa is based on two main bus lines: LAM Rossa (red) and LAM Verde (green), connecting the main points of the city and the external car parks, supported by other bus lines that serve the suburban districts more precisely. TIMETABLE The daily service on weekdays starts around 6.00 am in the morning and ends between 8.30 pm and 9.00 pm. After 9.00 pm, until about 12.00 am, the evening buses 21 and 22 are in service, which, by making rather circular routes, connect all the suburbs with the center. FARES A simple ticket costs 1.5€. If purchased on board, a ticket is 2.5€. A book of 10 tickets costs 14€. The ticket has a validity of 70 minutes from the time of stamping. The user can change the bus during the validity period of the Read more [...]
Pisa Mover is a people mover-type system inaugurated on March 18, 2017, in Pisa, which connects the Pisa Centrale train station to the Galileo Galilei Airport, with an intermediate stop at San Giusto/Aurelia, where two large parking lots are located. The track is 1.78 kilometers long, has 3 stops and follows the route of the previous Pisa Centrale-Pisa Airport railway, dismantled in 2013. TIMETABLE With 2 shuttles in operation and 107 seats per shuttle, the service operates every day from 4.30 am to 1.30 am. In the busiest time slots, an average frequency of about 7 minutes is guaranteed, while in the morning, before 8.00 am, and in the evening, after 9.00 pm, the waiting times are between 12 and 15 minutes. The average travel time between the airport and the train station, including the intermediate stop, is approximately 5 minutes. FARES A ticket from the Pisa Centrale train station to the Pisa International Airport, or vice versa, costs 2.7€. A round trip costs 5.4€. The fares are valid also for passengers who get the shuttle from the intermediate station.
Medmar is a private ferry company founded over fifty years ago in Naples, specialized in the transport of passengers and vehicles in the Gulf of Naples, connecting the islands of Ischia and Procida to the mainland (Naples and Pozzuoli). Today, Medmar represents one of the main maritime carriers in the Gulf of Naples, thanks to 1,800,000 passengers and about 450,000 vehicles transported each year. With over 9,000 connections made each year by its ships, Medmar provides the backbone of transport and logistics of one of the most important touristic area of Campania and the whole Southern Italy. Medmar currently operates nine modern ferries, including huge cruise liners named Giulia, Maria Buono, Rosa D’Abundo, Benito Buono and Quirino, with a capacity of over six hundred passengers each, and smaller ferry boats built for the inter-island connections. The Medmar ferries depart from Naples (Calata Porta di Massa), Pozzuoli (located about 23 kilometers west of Naples), Ischia (two ports – Port of Ischia and Casamicciola Terme) and Procida. For up-to-date timetables and fares, and also for online booking, check the company’s website.
Caremar (Campania Regionale Marittima) is a ferry operator founded in 1975 in Naples, that transports people, goods and vehicles between the mainland (Naples, Pozzuoli and Sorrento) and the stunning islands of the Gulf of Naples (Capri, Ischia and Procida). Caremar fleet consists of 4 motorboats (Adeona, Driade, Fauno and Naiade), 2 fast ferries (one on the route to Capri, and the other on the route to Procida), 1 hydrofoil (Aldebaran), 1 catamaran (Achernar) and 1 fast drive hydrofoil (Isola di San Pietro), for a total capacity of about 10,900 tons, over 4,800 passengers and about 300 vehicles each day, on the routes between the 7 ports of the Gulf of Naples. Managed by an experienced crew, every ship offers air-conditioning as well as cafeterias and snack bars. The larger ferries, named Adeona, Driade, Fauno and Naiade, also provide on-board entertainment and large seating areas for your comfort. In terms of the fleet’s speed and efficiency, the catamaran Achernar reaches an impressive 30 knots, as does the hydrofoil Aldebaran, and the fast drive Isola di San Pietro. Regarding the routes, from Naples, you can get to Capri, Ischia and Procida. The ferries depart from Calata Porta di Massa and the hydrofoils Read more [...]
Di Sarno Car Service is a leading car hire company in Naples, providing transfers and private tours not only in Campania, but also across the whole country. Their fleet is able to satisfy all the needs of both private users, who desire maximum comfort and professionalism, and tour operators, who need quality transport services. If you would like to explore the area around Naples and the beautiful Amalfi Coast, depending on the size of the group you are part of, you can choose between cars with up to 3 available seats, minivans with up to 8 seats or minibuses with up to 18 seats. You can also use the company’s services for transfers from airports, railway stations or seaports to your destination in Italy.