travel from rome to florence

Mar 4th, 2008, 10:54 AM
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this may be getting slightly off topic- but we too are planning on taking train from rome-florence. It will be just my husband and I - we were planning on two suitcases plus our carryons- is that too much luggage for us if we planning on using the train?

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Mar 4th, 2008, 11:12 AM
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How big are the suitcases?
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Mar 4th, 2008, 11:14 AM
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It only depends IME in how well you can port your luggage and lift it into the overhead racks

To make things easier buy a first class ticket as there will be more room for luggage, perhaps in an empty seat near yours

Trains in italy are so cheap so splurge for first class for more comfy

The 80 year old should definitely go first class IMO - others will disagree
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May 6th, 2008, 01:01 PM
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May 6th, 2008, 01:29 PM
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Other things to consider when traveling with lots of luggage...

Your airline may have charges for extra checked luggage.

Taxis charge for each piece of luggage, and tips to porters (airport, hotel, train) are usually based on the number of bags.

Whenever you're sitting or standing around somewhere (on the train, taxi stands, train ticket lines, airport check-in lines, or when one of you is in the restroom), you're going to have to keep track of all those bags and keep them safe from clever thieves.

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May 7th, 2008, 07:04 AM
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This may be counter-intuitive, but the last time we took the train from Florence to Rome we travelled 2nd class and actually had much more room for our luggage. First class is usually tourists with luggage wherein in 2nd class, there were a lot of business travelers and locals taking the train to Rome with no more than a brief case. We were the only ones in our half of the car with luggage.
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May 7th, 2008, 07:27 AM
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We took the ES train from Rome to Florence about 3 weeks ago. It was on a Sunday and not very crowded. I was actually sorry to see it pull up to the station in Florence a little more than an hour after we pulled out of Rome.
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May 7th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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I agree with BarbaraJ's experience. On some trains with very small first class sections, we've moved to 2nd class just to feel less jammed. The ticket-checker doesn't get it and always wants to explain our "error," so I say this area of the train has more room. "Questa zona del treno ha oggi piu stanza."
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