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Travelling on a budget, need trains for Rom=>CT=>Verona=>Venice=>Bologna... help?

Travelling on a budget, need trains for Rom=>CT=>Verona=>Venice=>Bologna... help?

Old Jun 10th, 2005, 01:41 PM
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Travelling on a budget, need trains for Rom=>CT=>Verona=>Venice=>Bologna... help?

The title about says it all. My girlfriend and I will be going from Rome => Cinque Terre (Manarola) => Verona => Venice => Bologna between July 2nd and July 14th. Neither of us have ever travelled in Europe, and since trains aren't a factor in the US we're struggling to plan all of our connections. Any help or suggestions are much appreciated, but specifically:

1) Will we be better off with passes or point-to-point tickets?

1b) Should we know before we cross the pond exactly which trains we'll be on or just figure it out as we go? Should we buy tickets/passes now or later?

2) Are there any legs where certain trains are a bad idea?

3) Any legs where 1st class would definitely be worth it?

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Old Jun 10th, 2005, 01:42 PM
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And, of course, thanks for the help!
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Old Jun 10th, 2005, 02:17 PM
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Please repost your message with spaces. Because you failed to put spaces in the title of your message, the left hand side of the board requires the lateral scroll bar to read the message titles.

Thanks.
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Old Jun 11th, 2005, 05:45 AM
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Hi P,

Train schedules and prices are at www.trenitalia.com.

You can see if you should buy a selectpass (good for two people traveling together) by entering your itinerary at www.railsaver.com.

I prefer to have my train tickets in advance if I know when I will be traveling.

>Are there any legs where certain trains are a bad idea?<

I suggest ES* trains when possible. they are more likely to run on time.

>Any legs where 1st class would definitely be worth it?<

You are young enough not to require 1cl.



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Old Jun 11th, 2005, 07:31 AM
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Ira, how do you know how old they are?
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Old Jun 11th, 2005, 08:20 AM
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LOL, Susan. We call him "Ira the Omniscient" around here.
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Old Jun 11th, 2005, 08:44 AM
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Politicaux has only posted two threads on this forum. If you read the other thread, you will find out that his/her girlfriend is a 22yo female.
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Old Jun 11th, 2005, 08:55 AM
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>Ira, how do you know how old they are?<

"You know my methods, Watson, apply them".

In a previous posting, Politicaux has described his TC as a "22 year old female".

He speaks of her here as his "girlfriend".

They are travelling on a budget.

They are visiting five places in 12 days.

It is his first trip to Europe.

I, therefore, deduce that there is a very high probability that they are both under 50, which is my cutoff for suggesting 1cl train travel for rides under 4 hr.

QED



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Old Jun 11th, 2005, 09:17 PM
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Well, Ira, since my maiden name is Holmes, I certainly should have figured this out!
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Old Jun 11th, 2005, 09:49 PM
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Please let this thread sink as it continues to goof up the frames.

If the OP needs more help perhaps he will ask for it in another thread.
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