Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Preliminary planning for Croatia May or June 2017
  2. 2 Le Marche Research Help
  3. 3 Where to Eat in Barcelona
  4. 4 FCO hotel for late arrival?
  5. 5 Lisbon neighborhoods
  6. 6 Trip Report Greece in end October
  7. 7 Trip Report First - but not last - trip to Greece
  8. 8 Trip Report Sampling Some of Sicily and Bits of Italy Beyond
  9. 9 [Crete] Trapped in Skouloufia? Please help!
  10. 10 GTG Paris December 2017
  11. 11 Trip Report Laurel and Hardy in Drag Do Bangkok
  12. 12 London - Paris - Amsterdam trip planning help
  13. 13 Planning to visit Italy in first 2 weeks of Jan
  14. 14 Favorite London memories
  15. 15 10 Days in Austria
  16. 16 Help/Critique Slovenia Trip
  17. 17 Trip Report Adventureseeker returns to Italy! As glorious and detailed as before!
  18. 18 Anthropology and Archeology for the Turkey Traveler
  19. 19 Trip Report Return to Slovenia and Venice plus Trieste
  20. 20 Norte Dame light show!
  21. 21 Leaving Paris. Just a little sad.
  22. 22 Avignon
  23. 23 Looking for Good Eating in Valencia
  24. 24 8 months around Europe
  25. 25 Pubs showing NFL football in London?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Train Travel through Italy & Switzerland - Review This Itinerary?

Jump to last reply

Traveling through Rome & Switzerland for the first time in early July. Putting the final touches on our train travel, and since this will be our first time, could really use some input on our train travel through Italy & Switzerland, as there seems to be quite a few quirks with the Italian train website..

- First major train trip is from Rome to Cinque de Terre. Plan is to leave Rome Termini via La Spezia to Monterosso. When I pull it up on the Trenitalia website for our July travel dates, it only provides an IC train option - this is because the full trip isn't bookable this far in advance, correct? But I should be able to book the Rome to La Spezia on the Frecca train right now, and then just purchase the regional train from La Spezia to Monterosso when we get there?

Here are the major legs of the trip:
Italy -
Rome to La Spezia - book now
La Spezia to Monteresso - regional, buy at station
Monterosso to Milan - IC, buy 30 days out
Milan to Tirano - regional, buy at station (30 min enough time to make the change in Milan?)
Tirano to Chur - Bernina Express, book now & reserve seats

Switzerland -
Chur to Lucerne - IR, book whenever, no advantage to pre-booking
Lucerne to Basel - IR, book whenever, no advantage to pre-booking
Basel to Paris - TGV, reserve now

How does this look? Any major flaws in the itinerary or understanding of the rules / best practices on either Italian or Swiss trains?

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement