feedback on my itinerary
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Apr 30, 2013 9:54 PM Last Post By: gawkabout
Apr 21, 2013 2:03 PM
Apr 22, 2013 1:04 AM
16There's no reason why couldn't do this by public transport. The value of a car in Italy is if you want to get out into the countryside, so if you wanted a day or two off your Florence / Siena area city visits, this might be somewhere to consider some time in the countryside. Otherwise stick to buses and trains. You might want to checkout the SENA bus from Rome to Siena every couple of hours (and pre-book a few days in advance to make sure of a seat) as there are no through trains on this link. Similarly Siena - Florence is best by bus, runs at least every hour and no need to pre-book. Levanto - Mantua will be cross country train route with 2 or 3 changes.
Apr 22, 2013 2:11 AM
Apr 22, 2013 3:23 AM
I am currently travelling round Spain after a great month in Italy. I would suggest focusing your trip in Tuscany only, the region is beautiful and has many varied regions to allow you to see as much as possible. I think hiring a car is a great idea and you will enjoy the best of the Tuscan country this way!! I really liked Cortona when I was in Tuscany in Arezzo, to add another spot for you. I see you include Rome and Venice for the Romance angle of the trip, Tuscany can much more romance without the added stress of lots of driving and check ins!!
Just a thought, also found thid blog that helped me when I was there.....
Apr 27, 2013 12:50 PM
Apr 30, 2013 4:37 PM
20Tania and I are cruising the Med from citavecchia (Rome) to Venice. Train to Florence (4 nights), train to Rome (4 nights) staying in apartments at both. I would suggest day trips by tour or hire car for the day, from my research, once you approach a city the car becomes molto costoso in time and money. When are you going?
Apr 30, 2013 9:54 PM
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