January 20, 2015, 12:04 PM
TRANSPORTATION DECISIONS SOLVED? mmm
Originally Posted by Lourdes
Thank you for your insider knowledge. The taxi luggage fee is useful to know here, we were challenged with that in London a few years ago. It will only take time to reach NZ.
We have been in a transportation dilemna last week to train/drive/fly my head was full of alternatives leading to confusion. The good news (I think), is that we have decided to train to Marseille, overnight and then train to La Spezia - long days but my husband wants to have the experience of the European train journeys which are recommended (mmm). Then when we leave the Cinque Terre we will pick up the rental car to journey on to Tuscany. The car will be full but the travel is not far so we can manage, flexibility outways any discomfort.
We hope to stay in the Chianti area, I want rural ish rather than a large town/city, havent started on this yet though.
The time frame here is tight but we will maybe need to prioritise what to visit?
The stay in the Cinque Terre is perhaps long but we will use this to see outside of the cinque terre ie Portovenre or ?
Anotherpossible transport alternative is to return the car to the Rome airport as we all fly out of there. I may have to get a shuttle etc to the airport as we are leaving later in the evening so giving us another nearly full day in the city.
Does this sound as if it is coming together.
January 20, 2015, 12:14 PM
Originally Posted by DonnaDenise
I agree we need to have some downtime, the cooking class sounds interesting. Even a wine tasting session would be rather enjoyable (we will have a sober driver). I mentioned to the others to shorten the CT but they are interested in travelling further afield while we are in the area. However it will be only visited by train or boat.
I think the killer of the journey will be from Nabonne to the CT, over 2 days.
I am also investigating an opportunity to have an italian dinner with a family. Evidently this is available?
Thank you very much for your suggestions.
January 21, 2015, 11:23 AM
The ducks are lining up
Well this holiday organisation is like a long journey over mountains. However we have taken on board what you have said and found a day. We will have 7 nights in Tuscany now and will fly out directly from Rome.
Car is booked from Cinque Terre. Accommodation working on. Now next will be the itinerary, what places we should see and do.
thank you for all your help.