Honeymoon help

Apr 14th, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Honeymoon help

My fiancé and I are traveling to Europe for our honeymoon. We are flying into Munich and spending a couple days then going to Italy (Venice bologna Florence Rome) and I want to know the best means of transportation? I've been doing a lot of research and I think we are leaning more toward trentitalia but would love some help and suggestions! Should we pre buy tickets or wait until we get there? So confused...please help 
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Apr 14th, 2011, 04:54 PM
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Trenitalia is simply the name of the Italian RR. Coming from Munich you would have to take the German railroad (check out bahn.de for schedules and how to find bargain fares) then through Austria before getting to Italy (an trenitalia). You need to buy your tickets from the country where you start the trip - unless yo buy a rail pass. And if the travle you have listed is all you are doing I don;t know what sort of pass would make sense. (A previous poster somehow bought a ticket for Paris to Rome from Trenitalia - only to find out s/he really had a ticket from rome to Paris.)
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Apr 14th, 2011, 05:38 PM
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What qualifies as the 'best' means of getting to Venice? Cheapest or fastest?

One day of your trip would be lost on a 7-8 hour train ride from Munich to Venice. A flight Munich-Venice would take about an hour plus check-in time.

How many days do you have in all? Are you flying home from Rome?
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Apr 16th, 2011, 06:20 AM
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Taking the train from Munich to Venice is a good option. In the day, you can see the Alps. If you take the overnight train........

If you are only going to visit the larger cities of Italy, then continuing to take the train would be far more convenient. You do not want, or need a car in the large cities and train connections between them are excellent.

If you want to visit some of the smaller towns, in Tuscany and Umbria, perhaps, then it might make more sense to rent a car for the portion from Florence to Rome.
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Apr 16th, 2011, 07:54 AM
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Hi S,

Take the train.

Is there a reason for flying into Munich if most of your visit will be in Italy?

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Apr 18th, 2011, 02:46 AM
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My grandfather bought us the plane tickets as a gift and bought them into Munich. We will spend two days there and then head to Italy however we will have to return to Munich to fly home. We will be there for two weeks. I would like to go to places like Venice, Florence, Verona, and maybe even Rome if we have time? So is there a fast train from Munich to Venice? Also should I wait until we get there to but our tickets instead of purchasing them online before we go?
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Apr 18th, 2011, 10:48 AM
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With that many places on your wish list, and needing to start and end in Munich, I'd look into flying from Munich to either Venice or Rome and possibly flying back to Munich too. If you can, spend the two days in Munich at the end of the trip and plan to move on to Italy immediately at the beginning.

The fastest train Munich-Venice is 7.5 hours with one change (shortly after leaving the airport0. There is also a night train that is non-stop from the main Munich station.

The fastest train Rome-Munich is over 9.5 hours with one change, but there is an overnight train Rome-Munich with no stops that departs at 7:05 pm, arrives 6:30 am. There is also an overnight train with no stops from Venice to Munich that departs at 10:50 pm, arrives 6:30 am.

http://www.bahn.de/i/view/USA/en/index.shtml

Before you decide that night trains are the way to go, compare the cost with budget airline fares between Munich and either/both Venice and Rome and also consider the lodging money gained or lost by the different options.

When is your trip?
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Apr 18th, 2011, 11:00 AM
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Yes-I would be tempted to fly as well at least one way if where you really want to be is Italy. Air Berlin has flights from Munich to Rome for as low as 180 euros in summer and maybe even cheaper-roundtrip per person. a good source for checking the budget airlines is http://www.whichbudget.com/

MUC is the munich code BTW. The advantage especially with budget airlines is that you could book cheap one way tickets-so another idea would be to go one way to Italy and work your way back to Munich by rail stopping along the way-maybe Innsbruck for example.
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Apr 18th, 2011, 02:36 PM
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Just to clarify-I meant to say MUC is the Munich AIRPORT code.
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