Talk:Accommodation/Varenna and Perledo

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Transport to and from Varenna and Perledo

These two other villages sound similar to the outlying accommodation in Haifa - ie they are a coach journey away. How many times will the bus run to and from those villages and when will be the last bus? WereSpielChequers (talk) 07:01, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

I would like to know this as well - @Yiyi:, maybe you can say something about that? I suppose there will be further information? Gestumblindi (talk) 21:09, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi Gestumblindi and WereSpielChequers. Sorry but I didn't see your question.
Well, as you can see in Journey/Train#Details, there are busses from the station of Varenna-Esino to Esino Lario (the bus waits for the train; trains arrive every hour). During Wikimania transport system will be increased. From Varenna to Esino Lario the travel time is about 40 minutes. But unfortunately I don't know when will be the last bus. But I can inform me on this. --Yiyi 21:22, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
@Yiyi: Thank you, especially the "last bus" information will be of interest to many people :-) - I suppose it would be a good thing if there were at least some really late (night) buses, so people can stay, debate and socialize in Esino Lario in the evening and don't have to say "oh, my last bus to Perledo leaves at 21:00, I have to go"... Gestumblindi (talk) 21:35, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
@Gestumblindi: normally, the last bus is in the late afternoon, but now our team is working on an agreement with the local public transport company to increase the service, for Wikimania participants and also because we have some volunteers who are students from Lecco (wich is 40 km from Esino). More details will be available shortly (the agreement also depend on number of wikimaniacs will stay in Varenna and Perledo). --Yiyi 08:39, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
@Yiyi: Any updates on this? Gestumblindi (talk) 21:15, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
@Gestumblindi: We are still working at the details of the transport between Varenna and Esino. There will certainly be late buses for people who want to stay in Esino after dinner for the evening program or for discussion. As soon as we know how many people are staying in nearby towns and need transport we will fix the timetable. --Yiyi 21:40, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
@Yiyi: Thank you! I will stay in Varenna, so this is important information for me. How will you ascertain the number of people staying in towns such as Varenna and Perledo? Probably you can assume that most of those who booked for the full conference but didn't include accommodation in Esino in their booking will have self-organized their accommodation in one of those towns? Gestumblindi (talk) 22:52, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
@Yiyi: Is there now more information available regarding the shuttle buses, especially late buses? Gestumblindi (talk) 20:27, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
Hi Gestumblindi. Yes, the last bus from Esino to Varenna will depart at about 11.00 pm. In the morning, when you take the ticket for the bus from Varenna train station to Esino Lario, a volunteer will ask you which bus you want to take for the return, so as to ensure a bus for the return for participants who do not stay in Esino. --Yiyi 21:33, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
@Yiyi: Thanks, that's very helpful information! Maybe you could add it to this page, so that people not visiting the discussion page get the information as well? Gestumblindi (talk) 21:36, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Dinner in Varenna and Perledo

Is the plan for everyone to stay for dinner in Esino Lario and then go to Varenna and Perledo, or are there restaurants in those villages? If the plan is for some people to have dinner in Varenna and Perledo then it would help to know how many wikimanians are likely to be in those villages. WereSpielChequers (talk) 07:01, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi WereSpielChequers. As you can see in registration, different tickets are available. All tickets (for people who will stay in Esino Lario and for people who will stay in Varenna) include dinner. But you are free to have dinner in Varenna :-)
To know how many wikimanians are likely to be in those villages, we can create a page where people can indicate where they will stay. We can put a link to this page in Attendees. Perhaps you want to create this page? --Yiyi 21:32, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Camping

Is it possible/allowed to camp near Esino Lario? I see the accommodation ticket is no longer available and wonder if I could just bring a tent...

Hi, there is a camping space in Ortanella ( 10 min by car from Esino town center), however it is equipped only with running water. There maybe another possibility of camping but it needs to be verified. We have a "waiting list" for people who still want to register with accommodation in Esino, please send an e-mail to wikimania-registration@wikimedia.org -- Tremej
Hi Abbe98, if you want to register with accommodation please write to wikimania-registration@wikimedia.org. A few people have cancelled and there are some tickets available. -- Tremej
Any news on this? — Fnielsen (talk) 13:29, 21 June 2016 (UTC)