While in Italy next month, we are planning to travel via train and intend to buy first-class tickets when they're available so that we don't have to worry about having enough room for our luggage (we also plan to have only one bag apiece). It appears that there are no first-class seats on the trains from Venice to Trieste, however. I'm wondering whether we will have an issue. From what I've been able to gather, it looks like we would either have to use overhead bins or just put the luggage near us somewhere in the car.
Will the overhead bins accommodate a piece of luggage larger than what is considered stowable on a plane? Also, how likely is it that the trains from Venice to Trieste would be crowded enough that finding a spot for luggage would be difficult? Are there times of the day when they tend to get crowded?
We are traveling to Trieste on 10/5 and then planning on taking the high-speed train to Florence on 10/8. Since first-class seating is available on the Trieste-Florence route, I think we're okay there.
Any input would be helpful.