Hello wonderful travellers,
I have a short trip of 5 days in Italy coming up in August.
Could anyone suggest any improvements to the plan below with respect to the train journeys keeping in mind that we get the maximum time for exploring these places ?
I would be travelling from Lucerne and am planning on this itinerary. Direct trains if any would be preferable. I understand that there are changeovers at Milan for the first leg of this journey and hence would like some suggestions for fast tracking the whole trip:-
1. Overnight train from Lucerne to Rome(Explore Rome for 2 days)
2. Rome to Florence(Explore Florence for a day)
3. Florence to Venice(Explore Venice for 2 days)
4. Overnight from Venice to Zurich(I have an international carrier leaving at 1 PM from Zurich).
Also I see from the forums on official sites of SBB /Trenitalia and the private operator Italotreno being the best for bookings. We want a comfortable journey with spacious slots for baggage as well a comfortable sleep during the overnight journeys(if that is the case).