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Travelling Venice To Rome best way
I’m doing a around the world trip and this league is not on my round the world trip so i have to travel from venice to rome.
i was looking at alitalia but it seems they have economy only. Keen to either do business class. I’m also happy to pay extra for baggage but seems crazy expensive for an extra baggage 60 EUR
Or the other option is to take train but im worried about theft in italy.
What are your thoughts?
I have been to Italy and someone once broke into my car.
Train, for sure. That way you can go from city center to city center, as opposed to the airports which are significantly outside the respective cities, and it only takes ~3.5 hours.
You can also stop in Florence for the day if you’re taking the train. There is luggage storage at the train station there.
Just keep an eye on your things — obvious tourists are easy targets anywhere in the world, and Italy has an abundance of tourists not paying attention.
I have lived in Italy for eight years previously, I have traveled there at least four times a year on business for the past twenty years, transit the Venice, Milan and Rome airports each visit as well as all major train stations, always alone and have never been a target of theft. That said, I’m not drinking and bar hopping at all hours of the night tempting fate and marking myself as a huge target.
If you take reasonable precautions, I.e., keep your valuables hidden (wallet NOT in your back pocket) and no bling displays you will have no problems.
Take the train, Eurostar, Business Class, about 3.5 hours, €60 on a three month advance purchase
We took the train through Italy last summer and had no problems. It was very convenient and the luggage compartments (even for our family of 5) easily accommodated all belongings within our line of sight. We “splurged” (it was really affordable, especially compared to US train ticket prices) on first class between Florence and Rome, and were very comfortable (large seats, complimentary wine, wifi)
Echoing the other comments… take the train! Fast, convenient, not expensive and comfortable. And in case you’re in a hurry, I totally agree with [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] . Stop in Florence for a few hours and walk around for a bit.
I took the “Italo” train from private operator NTV from Venice to Florence, stayed in Florence a few days, then took the official Trenitalia from Florence to Rome. I liked the Italo train a bit more.
Seat 61 is a great website showing a wealth of information (maybe too much) on international train travel. Italy page is here: [URL]http://www.seat61.com/Italy-trains.htm[/URL]