I would love to visit Italy in April or May of 2019 but don’t know if it is feasible given our travel preferences.
We are two seniors (mid 60’s & early 70’s) who enjoy travel on our own rather than a guided tour where everything is planned. However renting a car is not an option for us so we would have to rely entirely on public transportation. From my limited research it appears Italy has a well planned, reliable train system.
So I am wondering if the Italy TA experts think we could have a good holiday relying totally on the public transportation system. We would of course join day tours where available for excursions to nearby attractions.
We would probably plan on about 10 nights so I’m thinking maybe having three base cities. We would have to fly in and out of Rome due to flying non rev standby. Any suggestions for our base cities? Is public transportation about the same in all parts of the country or better in certain areas?
Any suggestions or thoughts are most appreciated. Before I get too involved with planning I would just like an idea if this is doable for us. And I will admit I am concerned trying to find our way around with the language barrier.
Thanks all for your assistance!